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Honda Best SUV Brand According to U.S. News & World Report

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2016 Honda Pilot Elite

The 2016 Honda Pilot Elite

The 2016 Honda HR-V, CR-V, and Pilot all earned high marks in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Cars Rankings, leading the publication to name Honda the “2016 Best SUV Brand.”

“Honda wins the Best SUV Brand award on the strength of its entire SUV lineup,” said Jamie Page Deaton, Managing Editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “The HR-V, CR-V and Pilot are all consistently ranked at the top of their respective classes, as automotive journalists are impressed with the utility, comfort and family-friendly features that all three offer. No matter what class SUV shoppers are searching in, Honda has a model worth considering.”

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The award is a nice validation for the Japanese automaker, which has been redesigning and expanding its SUV lineup for the past year, beginning with the launch of the refreshed 2015 CR-V in the fall of 2014. The all-new HR-V crossover and redesigned third-gen Pilot followed in the spring and summer, respectively. The trio of vehicles have led Honda’s light truck sales to a record 550,210 units through October, good for a 13.6% increase over 2014’s results.

Additionally, the Honda CR-V is set to wrap up its fourth consecutive year as America’s best-selling SUV.

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“This recognition of Honda as the Best SUV Brand validates our effort to produce world-class SUVs to meet the needs and desires of families of any size,” said Honda executive Jeff Conrad. “Honda is committed to providing fuel efficient, safe and fun products with the quality and reliability to meet the needs of our discerning customers.”

The U.S. News Best Vehicle Brands are based on the combined overall scores from the U.S. News Best Cars rankings across all models. To see the full results of the Best Cars Rankings, click here.

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    Mary Crothers is the Internet Specialist at Basney Honda. She is a mother of 2 children with 4 grandkids. She also loves to travel and dance. She goes camping with her family in their RV along with her Golden Retriever puppy.