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Kelley Blue Book recently announced their Best Buy Award victors, and the 2017 Honda Civic sat atop the heap as the Overall Winner. Having earned the same prize in 2016, this marks the second-straight championship—an unprecedented feat, mind you—for the Civic. But we’re not surprised with KBB’s selection, as the Civic is an ideal mix of affordability, ingenuity, and efficiency. Plus, it’s incredibly fun to drive.

Why the Civic is the Overall Best Buy of the Year

KBB doesn’t pick its winners out of a hat. All candidates go through thorough testing to prove they’re worthy of the title. With the Civic, its “unsurpassed all-around value” was the deciding factor. According to the Kelley Blue Book staff and experts, the 2017 Civic turned in “very high marks in objective measures like resale value and cost to own.” This exceptional cost of ownership made choosing the Civic an easy decision.

But overall value isn’t the only reason why the Civic is a two-time champ. As both the Overall and Small Car winner, Honda’s compact car is also a blast to drive. With either the 1.5-liter turbo or standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder (along with the critically praised Honda CVT), the Civic accelerates well without burning through fuel. Handling is superb, as well, which is thanks to the car’s enhanced suspension and lightweight ACE frame. Plus, the cabin is designed with the modern driver (and passengers) in mind; seat comfort is maybe the best in its class, the touchscreen is responsive, and interior volume is more than enough to make the Civic a road-trip vehicle.

Did we also mention that the ’17 Civic is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick?

If the 2018 Civic carries the same genes as this year’s model, it’s bound to become a three-time winner of the coveted KBB Best Buy Award. Time will tell, but we’re hopeful that the next Civic will place it in the “legendary” category.

Grab a Great Deal on the New Honda Civic in Jacksonville

The 2017 Civic is one of the most affordable small cars on the market, but our Honda dealers won’t let it rest on its value-oriented laurels. With our current Honda specials and deals, you can now purchase or lease this magnificent for less than ever before. Find and contact your nearest First Coast Honda Dealers location today, and schedule a time to test drive this world-class sedan. We have Honda dealerships in the areas of Jacksonville, Lake City, and St. Augustine, FL, as well as Brunswick and Waycross, GA.

 

Sources & Photos:

http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-sedan

http://mediaroom.kbb.com/kelley-blue-book-announces-winners-2017-best-buy-awards

https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/best-buy-awards-overall/2000011410/

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/honda/civic-4-door-sedan/2