- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Blue Book picks Civic best redesign for ‘06

Kelley Blue Book editors have named the Honda Civic “Best Redesigned Vehicle of 2006.”

The automotive information resource (www.kbb.com) says the latest Civic has made significant strides in exterior design, interior accommodations and mechanical excellence. The Blue Book has been naming a best redesigned vehicle since 2003. This year, the editors added the consumer’s voice to the selection process.

Kelley Blue Book chose 10 semifinalists before asking consumers to pick the “best redesigned” 2006 model when compared with the maker’s previous model. The poll results were:

• 20 percent for Honda Civic

• 18 percent for Lexus GS 300

• 13 percent for BMW 3 Series

• 11 percent for Mitsubishi Eclipse

• 9 percent for Hyundai Sonata

• 7 percent for Volkswagen Passat

• 7 percent for Infiniti M45

• 7 percent for Mazda MX-5 Miata

• 5 percent for Mercedes ML-Class

• 2 percent for Kia Rio

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