Award Winning Honda Cars, Trucks, & SUVs of 2018

Award Winning Honda Cars, Trucks, & SUVs of 2018 | 2018 Car & Driver Editor's Choice Awards

In the 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards from Car & Driver Magazine, a total of eight Honda vehicles received awards in their respective segments. Out of the roughly 450 models of vehicle available on the market today, the editors at Car & Driver Magazine have selected models they would wholeheartedly recommend to buyers shopping in each category.


Several factors are involved in selecting vehicles for the Editors’ Choice Awards[1]. First, winners of the Car & Driver 10Best Cars[1] and 10Best Trucks and SUVs for 2018[1] automatically earned their way onto the list. Other vehicles are evaluated based on their performance on the test track, results from the Car & Driver Buyer’s Guide[1] in-depth testing, and general subjective desirability.

With the exceptional quality, reliability, style, technology, and safety found on every Honda vehicle, it comes as no surprise that eight Honda vehicles were named as top choices in their individual segments. Let’s take a look at the winners named to the 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards from Car & Driver Magazine[1].

2018 Car & Driver Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards

2018 Honda Accord

Mid-Size Sedans: 2018 Honda Accord

Starting at $24,460 MSRP*

30 City/38 Highway MPG**

The 2018 Honda Accord received its Editors’ Choice award automatically as a result of its 21st consecutive appearance on Car & Driver’s 10Best Cars[1] list. It was also named as America’s Best Sedan for 2018 by Car & Driver[1]. A perennial favorite for over 2 decades, the Accord continues to excel with your choice of a 192-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder with CVT transmission or a responsive 252-horsepower turbocharged inline-four paired with a 10-speed automatic. Standard driver-assistive technologies found on the Accord include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and lane-keeping assist.

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Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic Sedan

Starting at $19,730 MSRP*

28 City/40 Highway MPG**

Named a Car & Driver 10Best winner for 2018[1], the Honda Civic sedan has automatically been selected as a Car & Driver Editors’ Choice award winner for 2018[1]. The Civic sedan comes with your choice of a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or a 174-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder paired with a six-speed manual or a CVT. Eye-catching style, outstanding versatility, and connected tech features have made the Civic a hit with buyers.

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2018 Honda Civic Sedan

2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Starting at $24,990 MSRP*

28 City/38 Highway MPG**

The 2018 Honda Civic Si sedan was automatically awarded with an Editors’ Choice selection following its appearance on the Car & Driver 2018 10Best list[1]. Delivering 205 turbocharged horsepower and paired with a responsive six-speed manual transmission, the Civic Si provides thrilling performance to match its striking athletic appearance. Standard heated sport seats, power sunroof, and a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration help you take on your next adventure with the Honda Civic Si sedan.

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Compact Coupes and Convertibles: 2018 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Starting at $24,990 MSRP*

28 City/38 Highway MPG**

Just like its sedan sibling, the 2018 Honda Civic Si coupe received an automatic selection for its Editors’ Choice award following its 10Best award from Car & Driver[1]. Nimble handling, 205 turbocharged horsepower, and a striking design help prove that the Civic Si coupe is a force to be reckoned with. Adaptive dampers, sportier steering, and enlarged brakes combine to provide an invigorating driving experience.

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2018 Honda Civic Si Coupe

2018 Honda Civic Type R

Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Type R

Starting at $32,290 MSRP*

22 City/28 Highway MPG**

Earning a spot on the 2018 Car & Driver 10Best Cars list[1], the Honda Civic Type R received an automatic selection for the Editors’ Choice award[1]. The Type R comes standard with a 306-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine for blistering performance. A specially-tuned Center-Exit Triple Exhaust system provides a throaty growl for the perfect soundtrack as you rocket down the straightaway. Thrilling driving dynamics, responsive handling, and aggressive looks help make the Civic Type R a favorite among driving enthusiasts.

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Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

Starting at $20,940 MSRP*

29 City/38 Highway MPG**

Blending the sleek styling of the Civic sedan and coupe with the versatility of a hatchback, the Civic hatchback has plenty to offer. Available interior amenities include leather-trimmed appointments, Dual-Zone Climate Control, and smartphone integration. With up to 180-horsepower from its turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, you’ll be able to experience responsive power combined with exceptional efficiency.

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2018 Honda Civic Hatchback

2018 Honda CR-V

Compact Crossovers/SUVs: 2018 Honda CR-V

Starting at $25,125 MSRP*

26 City/32 Highway MPG**

As the compact crossover/SUV segment continues to explode in popularity, the 2018 Honda CR-V stands above the competition. The editors at Car & Driver named the CR-V and Editors’ Choice[1] for its outstanding reliability, innovative versatility, and available all-wheel drive capability. CR-V drivers will have their choice of a 184-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or a 190-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder paired with a CVT.

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Subcompact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Fit

Starting at $17,080 MSRP*

29 City/36 Highway MPG**

Chosen for its value, efficient powertrain, and amazingly flexible interior — the 2018 Honda Fit has been named an Editors’ Choice by Car & Driver[1]. The standard 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder allows Fit drivers to enjoy up to 36 MPG highway fuel economy**. The 2nd-row Magic Seat ® helps you configure your Fit four different ways to fit all your gear on your next weekend getaway.

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2018 Honda Fit

2018 Honda Odyssey

Minivans/Vans: 2018 Honda Odyssey

Starting at $30,965 MSRP*

19 City/28 Highway MPG**

The 2018 Honda Odyssey has firmly established itself as a family-favorite thanks to refined ride quality, easily-configurable interior, and cutting-edge technology. You’ll have plenty of power thanks to a standard 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 paired with an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission. Standard automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist provide added peace of mind and confidence behind the wheel.

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Mid-Size Pickup Trucks: 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Starting at $30,705 MSRP*

19 City/26 Highway MPG**

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline has the honor of being the only vehicle of any brand chosen in the mid-size pickup truck category in the 2018 Car & Driver Editors’ Choice Awards[1]. Designed to simplify both work and play, smart innovations found on the Ridgeline include a Dual-Action Tailgate, In-Bed Trunk, Truck-Bed Audio System, and Extra-Versatile Seating. The available Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4TM) AWD system and standard 280-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 engine lets you tackle even the roughest terrain.

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2018 Honda Ridgeline

*MSRP includes $890.00 or $975.00 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

[1]Car & Driver Magazine – January 2018. More information about the Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” awards and the winning Honda vehicles can be found at: http://caranddriver.com/2018editorschoice