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2013 Honda Vehicles Honored with Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards"Honda vehicles are engineered to provide a fun-to-drive experience as well as overall value for the money," said Michael Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations at American Honda. "With a continued focus on quality, fuel-efficiency and premium content, we have always believed that a Honda provides every buyer with added value, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts by valuation leader Kelley Blue Book."
2013 Honda Accord – Best Resale Value: Mid-Size Car
2013 Honda Civic – Best Resale Value: Compact Car
2013 Honda CR-V – Best Resale Value: Top 10
2013 Honda Civic – Best Resale Value: Top 10
2013 Honda Civic Si – Best Resale Value: Sporty Compact Car
2013 Honda Fit – Best Resale Value: Subcompact Car
2013 Porsche - Best Performance Luxury Brand
BMW wrested this trophy from Porsche a couple times, but this is essentially Stuttgart’s award.
2013 Mercedes-Benz - Most Refined Luxury Brand
KBB.com visitors who identify themselves as luxury-car shoppers -- the group who determined all our Luxury Brand awards -- have voted Mercedes-Benz as this year’s Most Refined Luxury Brand.
2013 Porsche - Best Car Styling Luxury Brand
This is a fitting award for the maker of arguably the most iconic and enduring car design of all time, the 911.
2013 Buick - Best Value Luxury Brand
With a brand and lineup that transcend mainstream without reaching all the way into the traditional luxury stratosphere, Buick is a nice way to step up in comfort and refinement while remaining mindful of the family budget.
2013 Lexus - Most Trusted Luxury Brand
With the most proven and celebrated record of dependability and reliability in the entire industry, it would only be a surprise if Lexus didn’t win the award for Most Trusted Luxury Brand.
2013 BMW – Best Overall Luxury Brand
BMW didn’t win any of the individual Luxury Brand awards, but it takes home the title of Best Overall Luxury Brand on the strength of a well-rounded image that appeals to young and old, sporty and showy alike.
2013 Toyota - Best Overall Truck Brand
KBB.com visitors who identify themselves as truck shoppers have named Toyota this year’s Best Overall Truck Brand.
2013 MINI - Best Performance Brand
When every car you make can be described as small and sporty, you have the inside track to our Best Performance Brand award.
2013 Chrysler - Most Refined Brand
The traditional luxury brand of non-luxury brands, Chrysler combines an air of confidence with a sense of flair.
2013 Ford - Best Car Styling Brand
Ford’s new design language seems to work on every new vehicle that gets the treatment, and if anyone wants to call the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Escape the best-looking vehicles in their respective categories, we wouldn’t argue. The gorgeous new Fusion, in fact, is our Best Redesigned Vehicle of 2013.
2013 Honda - Best Value Brand
Affordability, reliability and good resale value are key facets of new-car value, and Honda scores at or near the top in all 3, earning from KBB.com visitors another Best Value Brand award.
2013 Honda - Most Trusted Brand
This is the 2nd year we’ve asked visitors to name their Most Trusted Brand, and it’s the 2nd year in a row they’ve named Honda.
2013 Honda – Brand Image Awards: Best Overall Brand
We saved the biggest award for last, but after its wins in the Best Value Brand and Most Trusted Brand categories, Honda’s win as Best Overall Brand among non-luxury shoppers hardly comes as a surprise.
2014 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARD: BRAND MAZDA(2014 model-year vehicle's projected ownership costs are based on the average Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own data for the initial five-year ownership period).
2014 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARD: LUXURY BRAND LEXUS
2014 5-YEAR COST TO OWN AWARDS: BY VEHICLE CATEGORY
SUBCOMPACT CAR: Chevrolet Spark
COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER: Jeep Patriot
COMPACT CAR: Toyota Corolla
MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Mitsubishi Outlander
SPORTY COMPACT CAR: Hyundai Veloster Turbo
FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Ford Explorer
MID-SIZE CAR: Honda Accord
LUXURY COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER: Buick Encore
FULL-SIZE CAR: Chevrolet Impala
LUXURY MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Lincoln MKX
ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CAR: Buick Verano
LUXURY FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER: Buick Enclave
LUXURY CAR: Audi A5
MID-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK: Toyota Tacoma Regular Cab
HIGH-END LUXURY CAR: Lexus LS
FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK: GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab
SPORTS CAR: Ford Mustang
MINIVAN/VAN: Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CAR: Chevrolet Camaro SS/ZL1
HYBRID SUV/CROSSOVER: Lexus RX
HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAR: Toyota Prius c
PLUG-IN VEHICLE: Chevrolet Spark EV
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