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Honda vs. Ford: Which Brand is Right for You?

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Honda and Ford are two leading manufacturers in the auto industry with popular models in every segment. But how do you decide between the two? With the information below, you’ll gain a better understanding of how these two brands compare when it comes to important aspects such as safety, technology, reliability, and warranties. Continue reading to learn more, and contact the product specialists at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO by calling (866) 205-1181 if you have any questions.

Honda vs. Ford: Reliability

According to Consumer Reports’ 2016 Annual Car Reliability Survey, Honda ranked amongst the top 10 car brands least likely to need serious repairs, while Ford barely ranked amongst the top 20. The J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study revealed similar results as Honda, once again, ranked amongst the top 10 manufacturers, leaving Ford in the dust. Taking both studies into account, Honda models are longer lasting and require fewer repairs than Ford models, allowing you to enjoy driving more while saving even more money.  

Honda vs. Ford: Safety

Looking at the numbers, the IIHS has awarded more Honda models, seven to be exact, with Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards than Ford vehicles. There’s no wondering why when you consider the fact that Honda safety systems are more comprehensive and advanced than Ford safety features. See for yourself by visiting our Honda safety vs. Ford safety page. Here are all the 2017 Honda models that receive IIHS awards:

Top Safety Pick
  • 2017 Honda Civic Coupe with Collision Mitigation Braking
  • 2017 Honda Civic Sedan with Collision Mitigation Braking
  • 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback with Collision Mitigation Braking
  • 2017 Honda Accord Coupe with Collision Mitigation Braking

Top Safety Pick+
  • 2017 Honda Accord Sedan with Collision Mitigation Braking and High-Beam Assist
  • 2017 Honda CR-V with Collision Mitigation Braking and High-Beam Assist
  • 2017 Honda Pilot with Collision Mitigation Braking and High-Beam Assist
  • 2017 Honda Ridgeline with Collision Mitigation Braking and High-Beam Assist

Honda vs. Ford: Technology & Interior

If you want to remain comfortable for hours at a time, a Honda car, SUV or minivan has the tech features you really need. Ford has a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, but Honda’s 12-way power adjustable seat is better, especially with its power adjustable lumbar support.
Not only does Honda one-up Ford in regards to comfort, but when it comes to technology as well. Although both manufacturers provide responsive infotainment systems with 8-in. touchscreens, Honda’s system is more intuitive. Its interface is easier to navigate thanks to big buttons and well laid out menus. If you still need convincing, check out the additional available technology features below:
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation™ System w/3D imaging, lane guidance, and live search
  • Audio display infotainment system compatible with Pandora, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto, and Bluetooth® technology
  • Wireless charging mat
  • Dual- or tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless ignition
  • Blu-Ray™ player
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Honda vs. Ford: Warranties

While Ford and Honda offer similar terms for their warranties, Honda offers roadside assistance for three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Ford’s roadside assistance program will help you in similar situations that are covered by Honda, but Honda offers additional assistance too. Check out the list below:
  • Secure a rental vehicle or taxi service for you
  • Trip interruption reimbursement if vehicle is disabled 100 miles or more away
  • Find information for the nearest lodging and soonest flights
  • Contact people for you such as the office or a spouse
Honda warranties are transferable and cover the parts and labor for certain repairs and parts as long as you keep the vehicle on its maintenance schedule. New Honda warranties include:
  • 3-year/36,000-mile Limited Warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 1-year Honda Replacement Parts Limited Warranty
  • 5-year/unlimited-miles Corrosion Limited Warranty

Why Choose Honda

Honda is one of the best manufacturers in the auto industry, hands down. Beating the competition across the board, your driving experience will reach new heights in a Honda car, minivan, or SUV. You’ll also enjoy the savings you’ll gain from our finance and lease specials. Make sure you check them out once you pick your favorite model from our inventory to take for a test drive. If you have questions, feel free to contact the team at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO by calling (866) 205-1181.
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