Honda Accord Named in Car and Driver 10Best Award

January 4th, 2017 by

Honda Accord Named in Car and Driver 10Best Award

Honda Accord Named in Car and Driver 10Best Award! The 2017 Honda Accord recently won for an unprecedented thirty first time in the Car and Driver 10Best Award, winning more times than any other car in the 35-year history of the award. According to Car and Driver, “10Best involves more than drawing up lists of our sub-$80,000 favorites. Every year we enter our weeklong evalu­ation looking for new and improved combinations of virtues: value and engagement, performance and poise, sights and sounds, soul and character. The cars that earn this award do more than merely succeed on one or two criteria; they come to us fully formed, polished, complete.”

So what made the 2017 Honda Accord a repeat winner? Eddie Alterman of Car and Driver shares why the 2017 Honda Accord outperforms the Mercedes-Benz E-class, “The Accord is a kitchen appliance, engineered to offer an ambitiously broad set of buyers a car that makes them feel smart and secure. It is quiet and roomy, safe and efficient, inexpensive yet well equipped. It is a rational choice in a sea of rational choices. What sets it apart, as we’ve noted in 30 past 10Bests, is the way it drives. This is the front-wheel-drive sports sedan that nobody seems able to consistently recreate, a car that flows from corner to corner with predictability and gratification, its engine loaded for exit, its preferred manual transmission slid tightly into gear. There is a controllability and a precision to the Accord that unburden its driver from thinking too hard about going fast. Or from really worrying about much of anything. But despite its nine-speed gearbox shuffling for aces, the engine cannot match the lunging spirit of the Honda’s naturally aspirated four, regardless of the latter’s 50-plus-horsepower deficit. And the Accord’s V-6 positively shames the Benz and will until such time as the AMG E43 and E63 versions arrive.”

“IT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE ACCORD’S TUNING THAT, WITH A SINGLE DRIVE MODE, IT CAN BE BOTH A WELL-MANNERED, QUIET, ROOMY CAR AND A QUICK-WITTED, FUN SPORTING MACHINE.” —ALEX STOKLOSA, ONLINE EDITOR

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