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Auto123.com Names Honda Accord and Odyssey Best in Class for 2013

MARKHAM, ON (November 14, 2012) – The Honda Accord and Odyssey were named Auto123.com’s  “2013 Midsized Car of the Year” and “2013 Van of the Year” respectively, today in recognition of their quality and value.

“We couldn’t be happier to receive these accolades from Auto123.com,” said Dave Jamieson, assistant vice president, Honda Canada. “The Accord and Odyssey are important vehicles for Honda and fill important roles in our customers’ lives.”

Now in its fourth year, the Auto123.com Awards are given annually by a judging panel of 10 voting journalists. Scores are cumulated in 20 categories, ranging from Compact Car of the Year to Green Vehicle of the Year.

About the Honda Accord
The 2013 Honda Accord features a host of new and improved content to make this the most fuel efficient, most spacious, and most fun-to-drive Accord ever built. Featuring the all-new Earth Dreams™ powertrain technology, this Accord includes the first North American application of Honda’s next-generation, 2.4-litre, direct-injected 4-cylinder engine pushing a shorter, sportier, yet more spacious and comfortable vehicle. For more information and photos, please visit HondaNews.ca.

About the Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is unsurpassed for safety with an extensive list of safety equipment including the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure - a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions - as well as comprehensive cabin airbags and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. Combining that with a 248 horsepower, i-VTEC® V-6 engine and the highest estimated highway fuel economy in its class, the Odyssey balances power, fuel efficiency, safety and fun. For more information and photos, please visit HondaNews.ca.

About Auto123.com
www.Auto123.com is a division of Xprima.com Corporation. This bilingual web portal offers a myriad of information on new and used vehicles. It also welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors per month.

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than 5.8 million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario, where the Honda Civic and CR-V, Acura MDX and ZDX models are manufactured.  Honda Canada has invested more than $2.6 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $1.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than 3.6 million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.