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Gateway to the Brand – 2020 Acura ILX Arrives in Dealerships

  • ILX is retail #1 and fastest-growing model in the premium compact sedan segment1
  • ILX captures the most first-time, millennial and multicultural buyers in Acura lineup2
  • ILX combines sporty styling with array of high-tech and premium features, including available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration and standard AcuraWatch™  

Arriving today in Acura showrooms, the 2020 ILX looks to continue its success as the retail best-selling model in segment. ILX is a critical gateway to the Acura brand, capturing the most first-time, millennial and multicultural buyers of any model in the Acura lineup. Receiving major upgrades for the 2019 model year, ILX became the fastest growing model in its segment and earned its best sales month in more than three years this August. The 2020 Acura ILX will be offered at a starting price3 of $25,900 (excluding $995 destination and handling), unchanged from the previous model year.

Just a year ago, Acura completed a design transformation of its lineup – introducing a significantly updated ILX with sportier styling, standard AcuraWatch™ technology as well as updated cabin tech, including available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.In the first eight months of 2019, ILX has picked up more than nine points of retail segment share1 and captures the largest percentage of sales from under-35 buyers of any model in the premium compact sedan segment.

Additionally, for the past two years, ILX has earned the top spot in Kelly Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own rankings among entry-luxury cars, indicative of the Acura brand’s strong reputation for high quality and strong value retention.

2020 ILX
The 2020 Acura ILX is available with three distinct packages: Premium, Technology and the popular A-Spec sport appearance package – each powered by a 201-horsepower (SAE net), 2.4-liter, DOHC i-VTEC™ engine and quick-shifting 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Every 2020 ILX receives an EPA fuel economy rating of 24/34/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)4.

Additionally, all 2020 ILX models come equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

2020 ILX Key Features Include:

  • 2.4-liter direct-injected 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ engine
  • 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Available On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with 7-inch lower touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Driver 2-way power lumbar control
  • Front and rear sport seats (with available high-contrast piping and stitching)
  • Silver-finished dash trim with chrome insert
  • Machine-finished ignition button
  • Premium interior including available Milano leather-wrapped steering wheel with Euro-style stitching and Milano leather seats with high-contrast piping and stitching
  • Acura 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED taillights
  • 17-inch split 5-spoke alloy wheels with trim-specific finishes
  • 7 exterior color options: Premium colors include: Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl. Additional exterior colors include: Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. 
  • Interior color options: Espresso, along with Graystone and Ebony. Exclusive A-Spec interior colors include Ebony and Red, both with black Ultrasuede™ inserts

2020 ILX A-Spec Features:

  • A-Spec exclusive 18-inch wheel with aggressive design and Shark Grey finish
  • Front grille and lower fascia with dark chrome trim
  • LED fog lights
  • Dark treatment headlights and taillights
  • Gloss-black decklid spoiler
  • Graphite-silver dash accent with chrome insert
  • A-Spec badged steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminum sport pedals
  • Sport seats finished in A-Spec exclusive Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede® center panels and high-contrast stitching
  • Exclusive A-Spec exterior color: Apex Blue Pearl; Interior colors include Ebony and Red, both with black Ultrasuede™ insert

Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim

MSRP1

MSRP
Including $995 Destination Charge

EPA MPG Rating
(city/highway/ combined)2

ILX

$25,900

$26,995

24/34/28

ILX with Premium Package

$27,750

$28,745

24/34/28

ILX with Technology Package

$29,650

$30,645

24/34/28

ILX A-Spec with Premium Package

$29,750

$30,745

24/34/28

ILX A-Spec with Technology Package

$31,650

$32,645

24/34/28

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Honda’s Rebelle Rally Teams Navigate 2019 Honda Passport and 2018 Ridgeline Across Nevada and California Desert

  • Honda engineers ready for adventure of a lifetime in all-women 2019 Rebelle Rally off-road navigation event
  • Honda Passport and Ridgeline showcase off-road capabilities of Honda light trucks across 1,600 miles of challenging terrain

A group of Honda engineers will pursue their outdoor passions and take the company’s product development efforts to the next level as they tackle the 2019 Rebelle Rally, an all-women off-road navigation event in the United States. Starting October 10, two driver/navigator teams of engineers from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) in California and Ohio will compete in the Rebelle Rally, the second straight year Honda has participated.

Kicking off on October 10 at Lake Tahoe, the Rebelle Rally covers eight days of competition that traverses the western portion of Nevada, crossing into Southern California to finish at the Imperial Sand Dunes. It’s not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event where the teams strategically navigate from checkpoint to checkpoint – within set windows of time – using only maps, compasses, and a roadbook.

Team Challenging Spirit (#203) to Drive the 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Team Challenging Spirit #203 features Sharon Moore, HRA senior engineering technician based in Torrance, California, and Michelle Klein, HRA crash safety test engineer based in Raymond, Ohio, who will return for her second Rebelle Rally to navigate the 2018 Ridgeline. Moore’s role at HRA is to create full-scale models of future Honda and Acura vehicles, helping designers and engineers realize their ideas in three dimensions. Past projects have included the first-generation Honda Ridgeline, first-generation Honda Element, and the Acura CLX concept car (1995), as well as contributing to the Honda GRX (2006) and Acura Bike Tour Trike (Velomobile) concepts.

Klein is the only returning Rebelle Rally competitor from 2018, and has been a mentor for her teammates. As part of the safety engineering team at Honda R&D Americas, she conducts whiplash testing to study and improve the safety of Honda and Acura products. Klein has worked on safety testing for many vehicles, including the 2016 Honda Pilot, 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Honda Odyssey, 2016 Honda Ridgeline, and the 2019 Acura RDX.

“I want every woman to experience this type of life-changing event of facing their own inner fears of failure with bravery, endurance and determination,” said Klein. “Last year’s Rebelle Rally was a transformational experience for me and I am grateful for the opportunity to mentor and help new drivers cross the finish line.”

Team Sand Mode (#208) to Navigate the 2019 Honda Passport

Team Sand Mode #208 features Liz Casteel, HRA chassis reliability test engineer based in Raymond, Ohio, and Tasha Krug, HRA engine systems and drivability test engineer – also based in Raymond, Ohio – who will compete in the 2019 Passport. Casteel helps guarantee the reliability of Honda and Acura vehicles through subframe and suspension testing, which includes in-lab and on-car strength, durability, and marketability analyses. She has been a member of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Acura RDX development teams.

“I am excited for the Rebelle Rally and look forward to facing the challenges that it will throw at us,” said Casteel. “It is a unique event that will bring our Honda team even closer through the adversities we will overcome.”

In her role at Honda R&D Americas, Krug calibrates engines and automatic idle-stop systems, which can enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions in city driving. She has tested on-board diagnostics failsafe systems and was on the 2019 Acura RDX development team.

Design Inspiration for Honda Vehicle Wraps

The Rebelle Rally wrap for the 2018 Ridgeline was designed by Honda exterior designer Lili Melikian and celebrates Honda’s performance development heritage. The Ridgeline’s wrap is a simple expression of performance and dynamic motion, with the intent to make it look sporty, energetic, and eye-catching. The side of the Ridgeline features a “Triangulation” pattern, which was inspired by the navigation method drivers use to pinpoint their location in the wild. This involves mapping three nearby landmarks to determine where you are. Honda Rebelle Rally team members and supporters in Ohio and California also are represented in the wrap design.

The Rebelle Rally wrap for the 2019 Passport pays homage to Honda’s off-road heritage and offering accessibility to off-road adventures – much like the Rebelle Rally – by featuring an illustration of Honda’s iconic Mini Trail 70 on the 50th anniversary of its introduction.

Proving Ground for 2019 Honda Passport and 2018 Ridgeline

The Rebelle Rally provides a unique opportunity for Honda engineers to test the 2019 Passport and 2018 Ridgeline in the type of environments they’re designed to be driven in. Both vehicles are only lightly modified from stock. These modifications are mainly custom front and rear skid plates, more all-terrain off-road tires, auxiliary lights, roof rails, and an in-cabin tire rack.

The 2019 Passport is the newest addition to Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup and delivers a unique combination of on-road driving refinement and off-road capability along with best-in-class interior space. The 2018 Ridgeline pickup truck won North American Truck of the Year for this generation’s first year in 2017, and is the only unibody midsize pickup available in the U.S. Both vehicles feature Honda’s highly advanced Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that includes Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) modes of Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand that allows the driver to select the best all-wheel drive parameters for the environment.

To follow Honda’s teams during the Rebelle Rally, visit https://www.rebellerally.com. Additional photos and video are available to media upon request.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Honda’s Rebelle Rally Teams Navigate 2019 Honda Passport and 2018 Ridgeline Across Nevada and California Desert

  • Honda engineers ready for adventure of a lifetime in all-women 2019 Rebelle Rally off-road navigation event
  • Honda Passport and Ridgeline showcase off-road capabilities of Honda light trucks across 1,600 miles of challenging terrain

A group of Honda engineers will pursue their outdoor passions and take the company’s product development efforts to the next level as they tackle the 2019 Rebelle Rally, an all-women off-road navigation event in the United States. Starting October 10, two driver/navigator teams of engineers from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) in California and Ohio will compete in the Rebelle Rally, the second straight year Honda has participated.

Kicking off on October 10 at Lake Tahoe, the Rebelle Rally covers eight days of competition that traverses the western portion of Nevada, crossing into Southern California to finish at the Imperial Sand Dunes. It’s not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event where the teams strategically navigate from checkpoint to checkpoint – within set windows of time – using only maps, compasses, and a roadbook.

Team Challenging Spirit (#203) to Drive the 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Team Challenging Spirit #203 features Sharon Moore, HRA senior engineering technician based in Torrance, California, and Michelle Klein, HRA crash safety test engineer based in Raymond, Ohio, who will return for her second Rebelle Rally to navigate the 2018 Ridgeline. Moore’s role at HRA is to create full-scale models of future Honda and Acura vehicles, helping designers and engineers realize their ideas in three dimensions. Past projects have included the first-generation Honda Ridgeline, first-generation Honda Element, and the Acura CLX concept car (1995), as well as contributing to the Honda GRX (2006) and Acura Bike Tour Trike (Velomobile) concepts.

Klein is the only returning Rebelle Rally competitor from 2018, and has been a mentor for her teammates. As part of the safety engineering team at Honda R&D Americas, she conducts whiplash testing to study and improve the safety of Honda and Acura products. Klein has worked on safety testing for many vehicles, including the 2016 Honda Pilot, 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Honda Odyssey, 2016 Honda Ridgeline, and the 2019 Acura RDX.

“I want every woman to experience this type of life-changing event of facing their own inner fears of failure with bravery, endurance and determination,” said Klein. “Last year’s Rebelle Rally was a transformational experience for me and I am grateful for the opportunity to mentor and help new drivers cross the finish line.”

Team Sand Mode (#208) to Navigate the 2019 Honda Passport

Team Sand Mode #208 features Liz Casteel, HRA chassis reliability test engineer based in Raymond, Ohio, and Tasha Krug, HRA engine systems and drivability test engineer – also based in Raymond, Ohio – who will compete in the 2019 Passport. Casteel helps guarantee the reliability of Honda and Acura vehicles through subframe and suspension testing, which includes in-lab and on-car strength, durability, and marketability analyses. She has been a member of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Acura RDX development teams.

“I am excited for the Rebelle Rally and look forward to facing the challenges that it will throw at us,” said Casteel. “It is a unique event that will bring our Honda team even closer through the adversities we will overcome.”

In her role at Honda R&D Americas, Krug calibrates engines and automatic idle-stop systems, which can enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions in city driving. She has tested on-board diagnostics failsafe systems and was on the 2019 Acura RDX development team.

Design Inspiration for Honda Vehicle Wraps

The Rebelle Rally wrap for the 2018 Ridgeline was designed by Honda exterior designer Lili Melikian and celebrates Honda’s performance development heritage. The Ridgeline’s wrap is a simple expression of performance and dynamic motion, with the intent to make it look sporty, energetic, and eye-catching. The side of the Ridgeline features a “Triangulation” pattern, which was inspired by the navigation method drivers use to pinpoint their location in the wild. This involves mapping three nearby landmarks to determine where you are. Honda Rebelle Rally team members and supporters in Ohio and California also are represented in the wrap design.

The Rebelle Rally wrap for the 2019 Passport pays homage to Honda’s off-road heritage and offering accessibility to off-road adventures – much like the Rebelle Rally – by featuring an illustration of Honda’s iconic Mini Trail 70 on the 50th anniversary of its introduction.

Proving Ground for 2019 Honda Passport and 2018 Ridgeline

The Rebelle Rally provides a unique opportunity for Honda engineers to test the 2019 Passport and 2018 Ridgeline in the type of environments they’re designed to be driven in. Both vehicles are only lightly modified from stock. These modifications are mainly custom front and rear skid plates, more all-terrain off-road tires, auxiliary lights, roof rails, and an in-cabin tire rack.

The 2019 Passport is the newest addition to Honda’s award-winning SUV lineup and delivers a unique combination of on-road driving refinement and off-road capability along with best-in-class interior space. The 2018 Ridgeline pickup truck won North American Truck of the Year for this generation’s first year in 2017, and is the only unibody midsize pickup available in the U.S. Both vehicles feature Honda’s highly advanced Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that includes Intelligent Traction Management (ITM) modes of Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand that allows the driver to select the best all-wheel drive parameters for the environment.

To follow Honda’s teams during the Rebelle Rally, visit https://www.rebellerally.com. Additional photos and video are available to media upon request.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Acura RLX and MDX Named Among ‘25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019’ by U.S. News & World Report

Acura’s range-topping luxury performance sedan, the  RLX, and America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV1, the MDX, have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019.”

For inclusion of this year’s list of “25 Safest Luxury Cars,” the criteria U.S. News & World Report used included the safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), each vehicle’s standard and optional safety features, and the vehicle’s overall U.S. News Score.

Both the 2019 RLX and MDX received 5-star Overall Vehicle Scores in the NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and were awarded TOP SAFETY PICK ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Among numerous standard active and passive safety features, both the Acura RLX and MDX feature Acura’s Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure; Advanced Front Airbags (SRS); Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; and the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Article Quotes (U.S. News & World Report: “25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019”)

  • “…the [RLX] sedan has a great safety score of 9.9 out of 10. Beyond safety [scores], the RLX has a spacious cabin, refined powertrains, and loads of safety features.”
  • “With the MDX, you’re getting a long list of tech features, good fuel economy [ratings], and confident handling. Safety [performance] is also something that the MDX excels at, as the SUV has a U.S. News score of 9.8 out of 10 in this category.”

Article Link
https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/safest-luxury-cars

Acura Commitment to Safety
Acura is advancing safety through innovations in vehicle technology and design, including its AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now standard equipment on every new Acura sedan and SUV. AcuraWatch™ technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

About Acura
Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features and specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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Acura RLX and MDX Named Among ‘25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019’ by U.S. News & World Report

Acura’s range-topping luxury performance sedan, the  RLX, and America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV1, the MDX, have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of “25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019.”

For inclusion of this year’s list of “25 Safest Luxury Cars,” the criteria U.S. News & World Report used included the safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), each vehicle’s standard and optional safety features, and the vehicle’s overall U.S. News Score.

Both the 2019 RLX and MDX received 5-star Overall Vehicle Scores in the NHTSA New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and were awarded TOP SAFETY PICK ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Among numerous standard active and passive safety features, both the Acura RLX and MDX feature Acura’s Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure; Advanced Front Airbags (SRS); Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; and the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Article Quotes (U.S. News & World Report: “25 Safest Luxury Cars of 2019”)

  • “…the [RLX] sedan has a great safety score of 9.9 out of 10. Beyond safety [scores], the RLX has a spacious cabin, refined powertrains, and loads of safety features.”
  • “With the MDX, you’re getting a long list of tech features, good fuel economy [ratings], and confident handling. Safety [performance] is also something that the MDX excels at, as the SUV has a U.S. News score of 9.8 out of 10 in this category.”

Article Link
https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/safest-luxury-cars

Acura Commitment to Safety
Acura is advancing safety through innovations in vehicle technology and design, including its AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now standard equipment on every new Acura sedan and SUV. AcuraWatch™ technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

About Acura
Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features and specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe Arriving at Dealers as America’s Most Popular Passenger Car

  • Civic Sport trim offers energetic style, performance and value
  • Honda Sensing® and automatic high beams standard across lineup
  • 10th-generation Civic is the retail best-selling passenger car in America

Thoroughly refreshed last year, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe begin arriving at dealerships tomorrow with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $19,7501 (excluding $930 destination and handling). The refreshed styling from last year and numerous interior upgrades carry over to the 2020 model as Civic continues its run as the retail best-selling car in America three years running1.

New last year for Coupe and Sedan, the Civic Sport quickly became the second most popular trim in the Civic lineup. Unique styling within the Civic lineup includes a black-painted rear spoiler, black grille, fog lights with gloss black trim and a center-mounted chrome exhaust finisher styled after Civic Si. Sport interiors feature red gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, paddle shifters on CVT-equipped models, textured aluminum sport pedals and Sport-specific seat materials with a combination of synthetic leather and cloth. Powering Sport trims is a responsive 2.0-liter engine and available 6-speed manual transmission. Handling is improved with trim-exclusive shock absorbers and rear lower control arms, and a stiffer front stabilizer bar. In addition, all Sport trims have 18-inch wheels wrapped in the same all-season performance tires as Civic Si.

Power for the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe LX and Sport trims comes from a 2.0-liter 4-cyliner engine producing 158 horsepower (SAE net) and 138 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) connected to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT), with paddle shifters on Sport trims. Civic EX, EX-L and Touring trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with peak output of 174 horsepower (SAE net) and 167 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) with a 6-speed manual, or 162 lb.-ft. (SAE net) with the CVT.

TRIM (Transmission)

MSRP2

MSRP
including $930
Destination Charge

EPA
Fuel Economy Ratings

(city/highway/combined)3

Civic Coupe LX (CVT)

$20,950

$21,880

30 / 38 / 33

Civic Coupe Sport (6MT)

$21,750

$22,680

25 / 35 / 29

Civic Coupe Sport (CVT)

$22,550

$23,480

29 / 36 / 32

Civic Coupe EX (CVT)

$23,500

$24,430

31 / 40 / 35

Civic Coupe Touring (CVT)

$27,150

$28,080

30 / 37 / 33

Civic Sedan LX (6MT)

$19,750

$20,680

25 / 36 / 29

Civic Sedan LX (CVT)

$20,550

$21,480

30 / 38 / 33

Civic Sedan Sport (6MT)

$21,450

$22,380

25 / 36 / 29

Civic Sedan Sport (CVT)

$22,250

$23,180

29 / 37 / 32

Civic Sedan EX (CVT)

$23,700

$24,630

32 / 42 / 36

Civic Sedan EX-L (CVT)

$24,900

$25,830

32 / 42 / 36

Civic Sedan Touring (CVT)

$27,600

$28,530

30 / 38 / 33

Features and Technology

Inside, Civic Sedan and Coupe models benefit from a number of features providing a more refined driving and ownership experience. The Display Audio system, standard on Sport and above trims, features an ergonomic interface that includes a volume knob and physical buttons for core functions, in addition to easy Bluetooth® device pairing, while the driver’s digital gauge cluster and intuitive steering wheel controls add to the Civic’s class-above interior feel.
Standard equipment on Civic Sedan and Coupe models includes the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist. Additional standard features on all trims include upscale items such as automatic high beams, automatic climate control, an electronic parking brake and a 7-inch digital TFT instrument cluster. Civic Sport and higher grades add a 7-inch Display Audio system that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. EX trims add dual-zone climate control, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat (Sedan only) a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch™ side-view camera, hands-free entry with push button start, an upgraded audio system with 8 speakers (450 watts and 10 speakers in Civic Coupe), heated front seats and exterior mirrors, and remote engine start. The EX-L trim, exclusive to Civic Sedan, adds leather seats, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and Homelink®.

At the top of the Civic Sedan and Coupe lineup, the Touring trim adds a Honda satellite-linked navigation system, 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers (standard in EX coupe), 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters with the CVT transmission, and aluminum sport pedals. Also included on Civic Touring are LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and side-mirror turn signals. Touring Sedans also get a 4-way power passenger seat and heated rear seats.

Safety Performance and Driver Assistive Features

Standard on all Civic Sedan and Coupe trims is the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Additionally, all Honda Civic models receive automatic high beams as standard equipment.

The 2020 Honda Civic also features a long list of standard active and passive safety features, including Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The 2020 Civic  achieves a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and targets top crash test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All models feature a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while EX and higher trims have Honda LaneWatch™ as standard equipment.

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe Arriving at Dealers as America’s Most Popular Passenger Car

  • Civic Sport trim offers energetic style, performance and value
  • Honda Sensing® and automatic high beams standard across lineup
  • 10th-generation Civic is the retail best-selling passenger car in America

Thoroughly refreshed last year, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe begin arriving at dealerships tomorrow with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $19,7501 (excluding $930 destination and handling). The refreshed styling from last year and numerous interior upgrades carry over to the 2020 model as Civic continues its run as the retail best-selling car in America three years running1.

New last year for Coupe and Sedan, the Civic Sport quickly became the second most popular trim in the Civic lineup. Unique styling within the Civic lineup includes a black-painted rear spoiler, black grille, fog lights with gloss black trim and a center-mounted chrome exhaust finisher styled after Civic Si. Sport interiors feature red gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, paddle shifters on CVT-equipped models, textured aluminum sport pedals and Sport-specific seat materials with a combination of synthetic leather and cloth. Powering Sport trims is a responsive 2.0-liter engine and available 6-speed manual transmission. Handling is improved with trim-exclusive shock absorbers and rear lower control arms, and a stiffer front stabilizer bar. In addition, all Sport trims have 18-inch wheels wrapped in the same all-season performance tires as Civic Si.

Power for the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe LX and Sport trims comes from a 2.0-liter 4-cyliner engine producing 158 horsepower (SAE net) and 138 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) connected to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission (CVT), with paddle shifters on Sport trims. Civic EX, EX-L and Touring trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with peak output of 174 horsepower (SAE net) and 167 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) with a 6-speed manual, or 162 lb.-ft. (SAE net) with the CVT.

TRIM (Transmission)

MSRP2

MSRP
including $930
Destination Charge

EPA
Fuel Economy Ratings

(city/highway/combined)3

Civic Coupe LX (CVT)

$20,950

$21,880

30 / 38 / 33

Civic Coupe Sport (6MT)

$21,750

$22,680

25 / 35 / 29

Civic Coupe Sport (CVT)

$22,550

$23,480

29 / 36 / 32

Civic Coupe EX (CVT)

$23,500

$24,430

31 / 40 / 35

Civic Coupe Touring (CVT)

$27,150

$28,080

30 / 37 / 33

Civic Sedan LX (6MT)

$19,750

$20,680

25 / 36 / 29

Civic Sedan LX (CVT)

$20,550

$21,480

30 / 38 / 33

Civic Sedan Sport (6MT)

$21,450

$22,380

25 / 36 / 29

Civic Sedan Sport (CVT)

$22,250

$23,180

29 / 37 / 32

Civic Sedan EX (CVT)

$23,700

$24,630

32 / 42 / 36

Civic Sedan EX-L (CVT)

$24,900

$25,830

32 / 42 / 36

Civic Sedan Touring (CVT)

$27,600

$28,530

30 / 38 / 33

Features and Technology

Inside, Civic Sedan and Coupe models benefit from a number of features providing a more refined driving and ownership experience. The Display Audio system, standard on Sport and above trims, features an ergonomic interface that includes a volume knob and physical buttons for core functions, in addition to easy Bluetooth® device pairing, while the driver’s digital gauge cluster and intuitive steering wheel controls add to the Civic’s class-above interior feel.
Standard equipment on Civic Sedan and Coupe models includes the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist. Additional standard features on all trims include upscale items such as automatic high beams, automatic climate control, an electronic parking brake and a 7-inch digital TFT instrument cluster. Civic Sport and higher grades add a 7-inch Display Audio system that includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. EX trims add dual-zone climate control, an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat (Sedan only) a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, Honda’s exclusive LaneWatch™ side-view camera, hands-free entry with push button start, an upgraded audio system with 8 speakers (450 watts and 10 speakers in Civic Coupe), heated front seats and exterior mirrors, and remote engine start. The EX-L trim, exclusive to Civic Sedan, adds leather seats, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and Homelink®.

At the top of the Civic Sedan and Coupe lineup, the Touring trim adds a Honda satellite-linked navigation system, 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers (standard in EX coupe), 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters with the CVT transmission, and aluminum sport pedals. Also included on Civic Touring are LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers and side-mirror turn signals. Touring Sedans also get a 4-way power passenger seat and heated rear seats.

Safety Performance and Driver Assistive Features

Standard on all Civic Sedan and Coupe trims is the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Honda Sensing® includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Additionally, all Honda Civic models receive automatic high beams as standard equipment.

The 2020 Honda Civic also features a long list of standard active and passive safety features, including Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The 2020 Civic  achieves a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and targets top crash test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All models feature a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while EX and higher trims have Honda LaneWatch™ as standard equipment.

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Honda Production Facilities Host 2,000 Students For National Manufacturing Day

In a year marked by the 40th anniversary of Honda production in America, Honda manufacturing associates throughout the U.S. took time to host students, teachers and community leaders as part of the 9th annual National Manufacturing Day.

More than 2,000 students attended events throughout the week at Honda facilities in Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina and Alabama, which annually produce more than 3 million engines and 1.24 million cars and trucks, learning more about the many career paths available in the manufacturing field.

This included students from high schools, STEM academies, technical centers and two- and four-year colleges interacting with plant leaders and production associates during events designed to showcase the variety of options available to those considering a career in the field.

Activities included using interactive training tools such as virtual welders and painters, as well as opportunities for students to try their hand with impact wrenches, circuit boards and robotics applications.

Promoted annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Manufacturing Day was developed to positively change the perception of today’s manufacturing careers.

“At Honda, we have found that when young people have a chance to experience modern manufacturing for themselves, they have a better understanding of the benefits of a career in the field,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, Inc. “We remain fully committed to providing opportunities for the next generation of industry professionals and Manufacturing Day is an important opportunity to begin that process.”

Honda plants taking part in Manufacturing Day activities include: Honda of America Mfg. (Anna Engine Plant, East Liberty Auto Plant, Marysville Auto Plant), Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana and Honda of South Carolina Mfg.

Honda Manufacturing in North America

Honda marks its 40th anniversary of manufacturing products in America in Sept. 2019. Honda was the first Japanese automaker to produce products in America, beginning with motorcycles in 1979, followed by the start of automobile production in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1982.

Over the course of four decades, Honda has steadily grown its manufacturing capabilities in the region. Honda now employs more than 25,000 associates at 12 plants in America with the capacity to produce more than one million automobiles, three million engines, 400,000 power equipment products and 330,000 powersports products each year, using domestic and globally sourced parts. In 2018, nearly two-thirds of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America.

Honda also manufactures the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines in America. Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $20.2 billion in its American manufacturing capabilities, including more than $5.9 billion over the past five years. The company also works with more than 600 original equipment suppliers in America with cumulative parts purchases of nearly $400 billion over 35 years.

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Honda Production Facilities Host 2,000 Students For National Manufacturing Day

In a year marked by the 40th anniversary of Honda production in America, Honda manufacturing associates throughout the U.S. took time to host students, teachers and community leaders as part of the 9th annual National Manufacturing Day.

More than 2,000 students attended events throughout the week at Honda facilities in Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina and Alabama, which annually produce more than 3 million engines and 1.24 million cars and trucks, learning more about the many career paths available in the manufacturing field.

This included students from high schools, STEM academies, technical centers and two- and four-year colleges interacting with plant leaders and production associates during events designed to showcase the variety of options available to those considering a career in the field.

Activities included using interactive training tools such as virtual welders and painters, as well as opportunities for students to try their hand with impact wrenches, circuit boards and robotics applications.

Promoted annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Manufacturing Day was developed to positively change the perception of today’s manufacturing careers.

“At Honda, we have found that when young people have a chance to experience modern manufacturing for themselves, they have a better understanding of the benefits of a career in the field,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, Inc. “We remain fully committed to providing opportunities for the next generation of industry professionals and Manufacturing Day is an important opportunity to begin that process.”

Honda plants taking part in Manufacturing Day activities include: Honda of America Mfg. (Anna Engine Plant, East Liberty Auto Plant, Marysville Auto Plant), Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana and Honda of South Carolina Mfg.

Honda Manufacturing in North America

Honda marks its 40th anniversary of manufacturing products in America in Sept. 2019. Honda was the first Japanese automaker to produce products in America, beginning with motorcycles in 1979, followed by the start of automobile production in Marysville, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1982.

Over the course of four decades, Honda has steadily grown its manufacturing capabilities in the region. Honda now employs more than 25,000 associates at 12 plants in America with the capacity to produce more than one million automobiles, three million engines, 400,000 power equipment products and 330,000 powersports products each year, using domestic and globally sourced parts. In 2018, nearly two-thirds of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America.

Honda also manufactures the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines in America. Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $20.2 billion in its American manufacturing capabilities, including more than $5.9 billion over the past five years. The company also works with more than 600 original equipment suppliers in America with cumulative parts purchases of nearly $400 billion over 35 years.

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Honda Battle of the Bands Announces Atlanta Homecoming

Voting Now Open for Fans to Choose Which HBCU Marching Bands Will Perform at Invitational Showcase

Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will return to Atlanta on Saturday, January 25, 2020 for dynamic performances by the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) marching bands and dance teams. Voting is now open for the public to choose their favorite marching bands to perform at the highly-anticipated return of the premier marching band event for HBCUs.

From now until midnight EDT on Saturday, October 12, fans can cast their votes daily to help determine which eight HBCU marching bands will wow the crowd with their musical arrangements, choreography and formations. To vote, visit HondaBattleoftheBands.com.

“HBOB was created to support the unique academic experience at HBCUs and honor the excellence of their marching bands. The program continues to help bring more visibility to these important academic institutions,” said Steve Morikawa, vice president of Corporate Relations and Social Responsibility for American Honda. “We can’t wait to get back to Atlanta to see what these bands have in store for the fans.”

The 2020 Honda Battle of the Bands will be the 17th invitational showcase. This year’s theme, Live the Dream, aims to inspire HBCU student musicians to create the life they envision for themselves. For many, this dream centers on music. Honda sees HBOB as a platform to help these students live their dreams.

Tickets for the HBOB invitational showcase will be available for purchase on October 5 at HondaBattleoftheBands.com.

To join the social media conversation, use #HBOB and visit the following social media handles for official updates:

About Honda and the HBCU Community
Honda is committed to supporting HBCUs by investing in their music education and academic programming while also providing platforms to showcase their exceptional students. Through Honda Battle of the Bands and the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, Honda has provided over $13 million in grants to HBCUs and touched the lives of more than 200,000 students over the past three decades.

About Honda Corporate Social Responsibility
Honda also is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/.

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