CrossTour, Odyssey, Ridgeline Help Strategic Vision Redefine Quality

Relying on a unique methodology to both quantify and qualify owner-reported vehicle quality, Strategic Vision recently presented 2012 Total Quality Awards to three different Honda vehicles, while also reporting the company is “as strong as ever.”Leading the way for the brand was the Honda Ridgeline, which claimed its fifth consecutive title in the Standard Pickup class. Certainly helping matters were the Ridgeline’s unique package of features and capabilities, including a lockable in-bed “trunk,” a comfortable and car-like interior, variable torque-managing all-wheel drive, and the ability to haul up to 5,000 lbs.
The Honda Odyssey followed up the Ridgeline’s performance with its own Total Quality Award in the Minivan category. Also the segment leader for fuel-efficiency, the Odyssey can achieve EPA grades of up to 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway/22 mpg combined.
Finally, the innovative Honda Crosstour was rewarded with the Total Quality prize in the Mid-Size Multi-Function segment. The CrossTour provides owners with a radically fresh solution to their family- and cargo-hauling needs, combining the space and versatility of a traditional crossover with the kind of superior ride and handling most often found in mid-size sedans like the Honda Accord. And note, too, that the Crosstour will get a significant makeover for the 2013 model year, introducing a freshened appearance and, in the V6-powered models, a new six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 models of all three Honda Total Quality Award winners are on sale now, with the refreshed 2013 Crosstour due this fall.

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