Honda's commitment to customer satisfaction has paid off big time in the annual Best Bet ratings by The Car Book 2013, an honor roll of the vehicles that provide a winning combination of nine key factors:
Performance in crash testing
Preventative maintenance repair costs
Many Honda products excelled in the analysis. According to the experts at The Car Book, one of the nation's oldest continuously published vehicle-buying resources, the automaker had three Best Bet prize-winners, all right in the heart of the marketplace: 2013 Honda Accord: Honda's all-new midsize sedan was a Best Bet in the "intermediate" category, an achievement rivals like the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion can't match. The Accord was rated particularly highly for fuel efficiency, a reflection of how well its real-world numbers match its EPA line.
2013 Honda Odyssey: The only minivan to be named a Best Bet was the Odyssey, which was singled out for its low insurance and repair costs by The Car Book team. And remember, earlier this year, the Odyssey also showed off its long-term value proposition by winning a Residual Value award from ALG. 2013 Honda CR-V: After finishing the 2012 selling season as the No. 1 crossover in America, the CR-V is off to another fast start this year. Not only did it earn a Best Bet award, but it also was named a Best Value by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine and a Best Resale Value recognition from Kelley Blue Book.