Honda Civic and Ridgeline Rank Highest in Segment for Total Quality in Strategic Vision Customer Survey

TORRANCE, Calif. June 05, 2007

The Honda Civic and the Honda Ridgeline rate as top vehicles in their segments according to the 2007 Strategic Vision Total Quality Index™ (TQI), a measure of new vehicle owner satisfaction.

The TQI survey asks buyers to rate all aspects of the ownership experience, from buying and owning to driving. The Honda Civic scores highest in the small car segment, with a TQI rating of 882 (segment average 847). The Honda Ridgeline scores highest in the standard pickup segment with a TQI rating of 879 (segment average 841).

The 2007 Honda Civic lineup features a well-equipped and technologically-advanced Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, an ultra-efficient Civic Hybrid, a dedicated natural-gas powered Civic GX and an ultra-sporty Civic Si Coupe and Sedan. The Ridgeline pickup has introduced a number of innovative and exclusive new features to the half-ton truck segment including an In-Bed Trunk™ and a fully independent four-wheel suspension.

To calculate TQI, Strategic Vision analyzes responses from more than 27,000 buyers who purchased 2007 model year vehicles in September, October and November of 2006. The San Diego-based research firm's 2007 results are based on the ratings of new vehicle owners in 19 product segments.

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