The Consumer Reports has released its top picks for the 2013 Top Picks out of the 280 models they recently tested and after a no show at the last year picks, this year the Honda gets three of its models out of 10 winners.
The Consumer Reports tests are rigorous which includes road test where the models need to rank at or near the top of its category in overall score, reliability score which involves problems collected by consumer reports as well as from its annual survey and last but not least, safety tests which performed by the government or insurance industry.
For the Midsize Sedan class, the redesigned 2013 Honda Accord gets the pick. This model is considered to be roomy, nice to drive, well equipped, and very fuel efficient. With its four-cylinder engine, the Honda Accord manages to get 12.7 km/ liter combine driving and a fantastic 17 km/liter for highway driving. This kind of fuel consumption is excellent for car it size considering similar fuel consumption achieved by the much smaller Honda Jazz. Another strong point is the safety feature available as an option on the more expensive version of the 2013 Honda Accord
The Honda CRV gets the top picks for the Small SUV class. The 185-hp four-cylinder engine and five-speed automatic car provides the best value for money as well as outstanding reliability. Other improvements that made the Honda CRV as the top picks are smooth, responsive powertrain, good fuel economy, a compliant ride, excellent braking and a roomy rear seat.
The last Honda car in the top picks is the Honda Odyssey for the Minivan Class. The car equipped with the V6 engine has a comfortable ride and a roomy, quiet, and versatile cabin. The rear seat is also generous and easy to access.
In the Indonesian market, the Honda has been selling well. The 2012 number which stands at 69,320 units sold showed an increase of a whooping 125 % compare to the previous year. The drivers of the numbers are mostly Honda Jazz at 45% of the market share and Honda CRV at 30% of its market share.