The XM satellite radios are available as an option on most of Honda's top-selling vehicles, and the feature comes as standard equipment on Acuras, Honda's premium brand.
The increasing popularity of Honda and
cars with U.S. auto buyers has helped offset the declining sales of XM's other big auto partner
Meanwhile, pay-radio rival
has had greater success in the retail market, which has helped counter the weaker performance from automakers including
XM shares rose 19 cents to $14.26, and Sirius was up 2 cents to $4.17 in pre-market trading Thursday.