Honda's midsize sedan was named North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, ahead of the Camry and surprise second-place Kia Stinger.
The Volvo XC60 also won Utility of the Year, and the Lincoln Navigator won Truck of the Year in a year when most pickup trucks did not see major changes, CNN Money reported. The Detroit Auto Show got rolling on January 14, with global trade and tax cuts dominating the conversation, even as carmakers raced to meet Americans' seemingly insatiable appetite for trucks and SUVs.
The Honda Ridgeline truck won truck of the year in 2017, and the Civic won auto of the year in 2016, CNN Money reported.
"Honda seems to have executed some sort of magic trick", Chris Paukert, a juror from CNET, said.
The Lincoln Navigator is shown in a promotional image. The Accord won out thanks to sleek new styling and a roomy, well-appointed interior. Finalists were the Ford Expedition and the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. "The ride is exemplary, and when smartly equipped, it is a fine value". "Even in low-end trims, it drives well and offers a strong amount of standard equipment". It will go on sale early this year, Honda News reported.