Honda Civic is America’s Best-Selling Retail Passenger Car for 6th Straight Year
FEBRUARY 8, 2022
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2022 – Driven by the popularity of the all-new 11th-generation Civic, recently named the 2022 North American Car of the Year, the Honda Civic is the best-selling retail passenger car in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row[I]. Civic has dominated the compact car segment for 12 consecutive years and in 2021, captured one in four retail sales in the category[ii].
A major gateway to the Honda brand, Civic continues to lead the industry with key customer groups:
- Since 2011[iii], Civic is the No. 1 vehicle among Millennial buyers.
- It also has captured the most Gen Z buyers, first-time buyers, and multicultural buyers in the industry for the past six years[iv].
Honda has sold nearly 2 million Civics in the U.S. since 2016 and Civic is the No. 1 selling certified pre-owned car in America in each of the past three years[v]. And now the all-new 2022 Civic leads its competitive segment in residual value[vi], according to J.D. Power.
-generation Civic is the benchmark for the compact car class and a runaway success with young, first time and multicultural buyers.” said Mike Kistemaker, assistant vice president, Honda national sales. "Coupled with the HR-V and our CPO program, Honda has a strong three pillar approach to capturing young and first-time buyers into the future."th"Our all-new 11
The 2022 Civic Sedan, sporty Civic Hatchback, and performance Civic Si Sedan deliver fun-to-drive dynamics, stylish design, an award-winning interior, excellent fuel efficiency, and cutting-edge standard technology. An all-new, high-performance Civic Type R will join the lineup this year. Learn more about the Honda Civic lineup here.
Introduced in 1973, Civic is the longest-running automotive nameplate in Honda history and is one of the top three best-selling cars in America over the past five decades with more than 12 million units sold[vii].
- Civic continues its reign as retail No. 1 passenger car in America fueled by the popularity of all-new 2022 models
- straight year, capturing 25% of buyers in 2021thCivic dominates compact segment for a 12
- Civic is a key gateway to the Honda brand, leading the industry with key groups including Millennial, Gen Z, first-time and multicultural buyers
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[i] Source: Urban Science DataHub, retail sales data among all passenger cars 2016-2021CY
[ii] Source: Urban Science DataHub, retail sales data in Compact Car segment 2010-2021CY
[iii] Source: Strategic Vision New Vehicle Experience Study, 2011-2021
[iv] Source: Strategic Vision New Vehicle Experience Study, 2016-2021
[v] Source: MotorIntelligence certified pre-owned retail sales 2019-2021CY
[vi] Source: J.D. Power 2022 U.S. ALG Residual Value Awards
[vii] Source: Wards Intelligence cumulative U.S. light vehicle sales among passenger cars, 1972-2021CY
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2021 Honda Accord Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating
DECEMBER 15, 2020
- Seven Honda models now rated TSP or better, with three rated TSP+
- Accord and all other fully tested Honda vehicles also earn top U.S. government crash-test ratings
The refreshed 2021 Honda Accord has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating. Further, Accord’s standard front crash prevention system earned “SUPERIOR” ratings from IIHS in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian avoidance tests. A combined seven Honda models have earned 2020 TSP ratings or better, with Accord, Insight and Odyssey achieving the pinnacle TSP+ rating.
Based on Honda’s “Safety for Everyone” approach, all Accord models provide the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment on all trim levels, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Pedestrian Detection; Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Honda Sensing® is now standard or available on all new Honda models, equipped on nearly 4 million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today.
All Honda vehicles also benefit from Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to help protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems.
To qualify for a 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn “GOOD” ratings in six crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also needs “ADVANCED” or “SUPERIOR” ratings for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention, as well as “ACCEPTABLE” or “GOOD” headlight ratings across all trim levels.
Separately, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA’s 2021 model year NCAP testing, including Accord, has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score.