The 2017 Honda Civic was awarded the 2017 Kelley Blue Book Best Auto Tech Award by the expert team of editors and evaluators at KBB.com. The Civic's available touchscreen Display Audio interface, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive technologies were prominent in helping the model win the award that honors the vehicle with the most advanced infotainment, convenience and active safety features at a great value to car buyers.
"Our perennial Best Buy winner also happens to be a technological powerhouse. Wrapped in a value-intensive, fun-to-drive package is a compact car laden with cutting-edge features once reserved for vehicles costing three times as much. Aside from more conventional equipment like a moonroof, automatic transmission, capless fuel filler and automatic climate control – all for just under $23,000 including destination fees – the Honda Civic EX fitted with Honda Sensing includes intelligent gadgetry like passive entry with push-button start, automatic headlight control, an electronic parking brake with an auto hold feature that holds the brakes for you at stoplights, a fully digital driver information display, a multi-angle backup camera, and an 8-speaker audio system tied to a quick-witted 7-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment center with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.
Active safety comes in the form of Honda’s exclusive Lane Watch system, which employs a small camera mounted in the passenger-side mirror to display a view down the right side of the vehicle onto the infotainment screen, as well as full-range adaptive cruise control that maintains a user-defined distance behind the vehicle ahead, automatic pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist, which gently and seamlessly nudges you back to the center of the lane if the car begins to drift.
It’s hard to imagine that one of the most recommendable cars in the industry also happens to offer the latest infotainment, convenience and safety technology at a remarkably affordable price. But Honda made it so with the 2017 Civic, thus earning it a Best Auto Tech award in the area of value."
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