Honda recently announced that three of its vehicles have made Consumer Reports' annual Top Picks list, as the automaker didn't have one vehicle on last year's list.
The Consumer Reports' 2013 Top Picks list now features the Honda Accord, CR-V and Odyssey. The Accord was featured as the top midsize sedan, the CR-V won the small SUV category and the Odyssey was No. 1 in mini vans.
Rik Paul, Consumer Reports' automotive editor said that this year's list was completely overhauled with Honda's return, as seven winners in its 10 categories are new to the list. Paul added that Honda was led by the Accord's redesign and well rounded performance, and reliability from the CR-V and Odyssey.
Accord won the Midsize Sedan Showdown
At the end of 2012 Experts from Cars.com, USA Today and MotorWeek tested six midsize sedans, all under $26,000, to see which was the best in fuel efficiency, practicality, driving ability, comfort and features.
According to the results, Cars.com said the 2013 Honda Accord was the winner of the Midsize Sedan Showdown.
"Nearly one in six new cars sold today is a midsize family sedan," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com's editor-in-chief. "Midsize sedans are some of the most popular cars you'll see on the road. We test many different types of cars, but the midsize Showdown is one of the most important ones we do, because it provides practical shopping advice and expert insight for those looking to buy."
The Accord wont the showdown over the 2013 Ford Fusion, 2013 Hyundai Sonata, 2013 Kia Optima, 2013 Nissan Altima and the 2012 Toyota Camry.
Olsen said the Accord's great value, high-end standard features and great driving characteristics were what set it apart from the rest of the competition.