2013 Honda Accord, Civic, Fit and CR-V Receive 'Best Resale Value' Honors from
Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
received six Best Resale Value Awards from trusted vehicle valuation source
Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com.The all-new 2013 Honda Accord, the restyled 2013
Honda Civic and Civic Si, as well as the 2013 Honda Fit each earned awards in
their respective segments for projected resale value after five years of
ownership. Additionally, the 2013 Honda Civic and 2013 Honda CR-V were both
honored as two of the overall Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles in America
2013 Honda Vehicles Honored with Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards
o2013 Honda Accord – Best Resale Value: Mid-Size Car
o2013 Honda Civic – Best Resale Value: Compact Car
o2013 Honda CR-V – Best Resale Value: Top 10
o2013 Honda Civic – Best Resale Value: Top 10
o2013 Honda Civic Si – Best Resale Value: Sporty Compact Car
o2013 Honda Fit – Best Resale Value: Subcompact Car
"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."
Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the
Kelley Blue Book^® Official Residual Value Guide, determined by a skilled
staff of automotive analysts. These prestigious awards honor vehicles expected
to maintain the greatest proportion of their original Manufacturer's Suggested
Retail Price (MSRP) after five years of ownership. Since depreciation (or loss
of value) is typically a car buyer's primary expense during ownership, these
awards are designed to help consumers make more informed car-buying decisions.
"Honda's dominance in multiple car segments is evidenced by its class-leading
wins in four segments," said Eric Ibara, director of residual consulting,
Kelley Blue Book. "Based on our projections, no other car in the mid-size car
segment can beat the 2013 Accord when it comes to resale value. 2013 Honda
vehicles also took top honors in several very hotly contested segments, and
they're not flukes. With many repeat winners and perennial favorites, the
Honda brand continues to produce quality vehicles that return value to their
owners, both during the ownership period and upon resale."
Kelley Blue Book established its annual Best Resale Value Awards in 2003. The
company reports projections based on current vehicle data, relevant auction
transactions, sales data, market conditions for each vehicle, competition
within vehicle segments, expectations of the future economy and the combined
experience of Kelley Blue Book's residual analysts. Residual values reflect
projected future auction values for vehicles in average condition with 75,000
miles at the end of a five-year lease or ownership period.
For more information about Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Awards, please
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SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
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