Car and Driver Names the 2016 Honda Accord One of 10 Best Cars

May 12th, 2016 by

2016 Honda Accord Coupe in red

2016 10Best CarsThe venerable consumer guide to vehicles Car and Driver has announced its new list of the 10Best Cars in America*, and for the 30th time in the list’s 32 year history, the 2016 Honda Accord makes an appearance. Not only is this a tremendous honor for Honda, but it also makes the already well-respected Accord the list’s single most recognized vehicle ever. We at Richards Honda welcome this exciting news and invite drivers from Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, and all over Louisiana to visit our dealership and discover what makes the Accord so special.

A History of Success

The Honda Accord was first released to consumers in the United States in 1976—the nation’s bicentennial—and immediately carved out a space for itself at the top of the market and the forefront of the automobile industry. Recognizing the Accord’s popularity with American consumers, Honda, a Japanese company, shifted production in 1982 to Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio, where the American Accords have been proudly built ever since. Now entering its ninth generation, the Honda Accord is still refusing to rest on its laurels: the 2016 Accord is one of the most exciting new sedans to enter the automotive landscape, as Car and Driver’s ranking attests to.

Present Popularity

In many ways, Car and Driver’s ranking comes as no surprise, because the Accord was the single most popular car in America in 2013, 2014, and 2015, according to IHS Automotive vehicle registration data. But this won’t stop Honda from celebrating. Jeff Conrad, the company’s senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co, Inc, was thrilled to hear of the honor bestowed by Car and Driver, remarking “[d]o something special once, you might be called lucky. Do something special twice, you start to build some credibility. Do something special 30 times, like the 10Best Honda Accord, and you’ve accomplished something truly extraordinary.

Test Drive One of the 10Best Cars Today

We at Richards Honda urge you to contact us online or visit our dealership today at 7791 Florida, Blvd in Baton Rouge to discover why the 2016 Honda Accord is one of the 10Best Cars in America. Take the Accord for a test drive, or just chat with our representatives, but don’t miss the opportunity to experience the most widely recognized car in Car and Driver’s history!

*Car and Driver, November 2015