Honda

Honda Motor Company aka Honda is a Japanese multinational conglomerate that focuses mainly on manufacturing cars, motorcycles, and power equipment. Since 1959, Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, as well as the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines by volume (14 million such units per year). Honda was also the first Japanese carmaker that came up with a luxury brand - that would be Acura, coined in 1986.

Honda was founded by Soichiro Honda, who started out as a mechanic, tuned cars and raced them during various events. The 1949 D-Type was the first motorcycle made by Honda from a frame and engine developed by the company. Honda’s first-ever automobile was, however, the T360 mini pickup truck, which made is market debut back in 1963. Today, Honda’s presence is sturdily felt in Europe but also in the U.S.

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The Next-Gen Honda Civic Type R Ends An Era That Barely Started

The Next-Gen Honda Civic Type R Ends An Era That Barely Started

The Civic Type R Just Arrived And It Will Depart Just As Quickly - at least as we know it, anyway

The current Honda Civic Type R, despite its track-focused and aggressive nature, made on hell of a daily driver. And, it was the first Type R from Honda or Acura that landed on U.S. roads since the Acura Integra Type R won over the hearts of ricers and tuners from coast to coast back in the 90s. Even cars like the NSX-R, for example, were left among the forbidden fruit that is the Japanese Domestic Market. Now, with the release of the 2022 Honda Civic sedan, we know that the next Civic Type-R is around the corner and it is, sadly, the last of a dying breed.

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This LS-Swapped and Turbocharged Honda S2000 Is the King of Tuner Vehicles

This LS-Swapped and Turbocharged Honda S2000 Is the King of Tuner Vehicles

From spunky to spitfire, this tuned Honda S2000 is proof why everyone loves the Japanese roadster

The Honda S2000 is one of the most desirable Japanese sports cars of its era. From its attractive looks to its peppy 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine that produced as much as 247 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque, the S22000 was as desirable as any sports roadster that hit the scene at the turn of the millennium. To this day, interest in the S2000 remains strong, in large part due to the seemingly limitless tuning possibilities it provides. Take this particular S2000, for example. It belongs to Mason Whitlow, an employee of tuning shop Holley, who bought his S2000 in standard form, only to have it upgraded into a complete monster on four wheels. It’s still a Honda S2000 in form, but everything else is entirely different. We’re not talking about a spunky 248-horsepower sports roadster anymore. This S2000 is now a 707-horsepower beast of epic proportions. At the very least, this build is a rolling advertisement, not only of Holley but, more importantly, of the many ways people have grown to love the Honda S2000.

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Things Get Real When A Honda Civic Type R Races An Old Honda NSX

Things Get Real When A Honda Civic Type R Races An Old Honda NSX

Will the old beat the new or will the modern technology prevail?

Ask around and people will tell you that the current Honda Civic Type R is the best hot hatch out there, ticking almost every box there is. That’s why this video does a little apples-versus-oranges comparison in trying to see whether the Type R can face the first-generation Honda NSX.

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Here's Your First Look At The 11th Generation Honda Civic Sedan

Here’s Your First Look At The 11th Generation Honda Civic Sedan

More info to follow towards the end of the month

We finally get to see what the new 2022 Honda Civic sedan will look like as Honda was kind enough to publish a picture of the road-going model, an evolution of the Civic Prototype unveiled in November 2020.

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This 900HP AWD Honda Is Just Insane

This 900HP AWD Honda Is Just Insane

Yet another piece of proof that an old Honda Civic is a great platform to build upon

About three years ago, the most heavily-modified Honda Civics in the US gathered on a runway and had a drag race. Two of the cars pushed well-over 1,000 horsepower, but the winner was a relatively stock-looking EG hatchback, with 900 horsepower and all-wheel-drive conversion. Needless to say, the car proved a point – power is nothing without control. Fast-forward three years and AWD high-horsepower Civic builds are starting to become more mainstream. The YouTube channel “That Racing Channel” (TRC) stumbled upon one of them.

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The Honda CRX Was Pretty Cool, But It's Not $70,000 Cool

The Honda CRX Was Pretty Cool, But It’s Not $70,000 Cool

We can’t imagine anyone paying this much for a CRX

There has been a lot of debate regarding the CRX name in the past. Some suggested it came from “Civic Racing Experiment” while others slammed the table saying it must come from “Civic Renaissance Model X.” Apart from the mysterious nomenclature, the CRX was a blast to drive because Honda designed it as a lightweight hatchback that wasn’t aiming for top speed or acceleration records. Still, is it worth $70,000 today, even for a pristine model?

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This Honda HR-X Delsol Is the Apocalytic Honda Sports Coupe You Didn't Know You Wanted

This Honda HR-X Delsol Is the Apocalytic Honda Sports Coupe You Didn’t Know You Wanted

We feel that Cyberpunk started a trend in the car industry

As soon as the world caught glimpse of the first Cyberpunk screenshots and the cars included in the bug-plagued game, the internet’s pixel manipulators saw they creativity kick in. The result was a long list of eye-candy design studies that tried to forecast what sort of cars we will be driving 20, 30 years from now. Enter the HR-X Delsol.

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A $140K Honda Civic? Yeah - It Does Exist

A $140K Honda Civic? Yeah - It Does Exist

Surprisingly, this is not some fancy one-off and not even a race-ready Civic

Would you pay $140,000 for an old Honda Civic? Not really, right? So, let us ask the question differently. Would you tweak and tune your Civic to such extremes that all the mods cost $140,000? This guy did just that.

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This AWD, 650HP Honda Civic Is Downright Insane

This AWD, 650HP Honda Civic Is Downright Insane

This Honda is a testimony to the Civic’s insane tuning potential

When most people think of the Honda Civic, they think of the 1990s riced-out econoboxes with fart cans and big wings that serve no function other than to look ridiculous. Not all Civics are the same, however, as those who know what they have and know how to get the most out of them turn them into extraordinary machines, capable of easily embarrassing an exotic car with a six-figure sticker price.

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You Can Now Cram The Honda Civic Type R's 306HP Engine In Just About Anything

You Can Now Cram The Honda Civic Type R’s 306HP Engine In Just About Anything

Honda’s turbo-four crate engine is finally available with ECU and wiring harness

When it comes to small-displacement crate engines available for immediate purchase, nothing beats Honda’s K20C1 unit. That’s the mighty 2.0-liter turbo-four from the Civic Type R, which has been available as a crate engine since 2017. Not exactly news, yes, but Honda is now offering an HPD Controls Package with it to make the process of getting it into your car much easier. It is now a complete package so you don’t have to deal with things like ECU and engine wiring harness. It’s a drop-in replacement so you might as well start working on that car project you’ve been dreaming about.

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GM Poised To Build Honda Electric Crossovers, But Will They Have That "Honda Reliability?"

GM Poised To Build Honda Electric Crossovers, But Will They Have That "Honda Reliability?"

It’s too early to tell, but all signs point to the affirmative

The Honda-General Motors marriage will reportedly give birth to a pair of battery-powered SUVs for Honda and Acura. The partnership, which was announced by the two automakers in April 2020, will revolve around the General’s proprietary Ultium batteries.

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Honda Previews Insanely Cool E Drag Racer and N-One Hill Climber for Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda Previews Insanely Cool E Drag Racer and N-One Hill Climber for Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda goes drag racing with the tiny and cute E

The 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon, the year’s first major car event, is just around the corner and Honda just previewed a couple of really cool concept cars for the show. But they’re not what you’d usually expect from the Japanese carmaker. Instead of beefed-up Civics and funky kei cars, Honda created a couple of race cars based on the tiny E and N-One. To make things that much more ridiculous, the Honda E in question is a drag racer.

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Honda Will Electrify Its Entire Euro Lineup in 2022 - Here's What That Means For The Civic Type R

Honda Will Electrify Its Entire Euro Lineup in 2022 - Here’s What That Means For The Civic Type R

The Mk11 Civic-based Type R will be the last one to rely on fossil fuel alone

That car the industry is slowly but steadily shifting to electrified powertrains is not a novel trend anymore. Almost every echelon, from the budget-friendly sub-compact to the alien-looking supercar is getting either a hybrid or an out-and-out EV these days.

Honda, for example, wants to field a fully electrified lineup - made of hybrids and EVs - by 2022 in Europe, as emissions standards are becoming more and more strict. This, however, won’t affect the incoming Civic Type R, which is good. For now. At the same time, the new Type R might become the last Honda to feature a pure-gasoline powertrain.

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Does The Toyota Yaris GR Even Stand A Chance Against The Honda Civic Type R On The Strip?

Does The Toyota Yaris GR Even Stand A Chance Against The Honda Civic Type R On The Strip?

It’s not about what sort of power you put down, but how you put it

2020 had plenty of reasons for us to get excited and the Yaris GR is definitely one of them. Just when we thought there’s no more wiggle room in the hot hatch segment, Toyota pulls the rally-inspired Yaris GR out of the hat to every car reviewer’s delight.

The Yaris GR has been getting stellar reviews and pretty much every blogger, vlogger, and car journo is raving about Gazoo Racing’s pocket rocket. But can it face the current king of hot hatches and come out on top?

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Rumor Has It That the Honda S2000 Is Coming Back

Rumor Has It That the Honda S2000 Is Coming Back

Honda is reviving the S2000 to go against the Mazda Miata

Introduced in 1999 as a lightweight roadster, the Honda S2000 quickly made a name for itself as a solid competitor for the iconic Mazda MX-5 Miata. But while its Japanese rival remained in production until today, the S2000 was discontinued in 2009 due to slow sales, and plans for a successor were scrapped due to the financial crisis. Rumors of a second-generation model have been flying around since 2015, and now it seems that Honda is moving closer to building a successor a re-enter the market against the Mazda Miata.

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2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

A new Civic is coming. And it looks awesome!

The Honda Civic has a long history of being one of the most sold compact cars in the world. Now, there is a new one on the way. The car has already been unofficially previewed through a number of leaked patent images and a number of renderings based on them.

The next-generation Honda Civic has been spotted wearing camouflage while being tested on public roads in its sedan version. Moreover, we now know how the prototype looks. Here’s what we can expect from the next-generation Honda Civic.

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1995 Pininfarina Argento Vivo

1995 Pininfarina Argento Vivo

Shedding light on one of the most obscure cars ever conceived

The automotive world is one of enormous diversity. Quite often designers are given the green light to unleash their imagination giving us some truly amazing stuff. That said, the modern-day regulations has been cracking down harder and harder on the automotive design language, and many amazing concepts remained one-offs. Those with deep enough pockets, however, have a bit more luck than the average person. The Argento Vivo is one of those extremely rare cases where a concept car has been granted production status. Here are nine interesting facts about the unique roadster.

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Honda Had a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve When Designing The 2022 Honda Civic

Honda Had a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve When Designing The 2022 Honda Civic

The interior and powertrain are still covered in mystery, but the exterior has a nice story

Last week was a big one for Honda and its followers alike. There’s always great buzz whenever a new generation Civic is announced and Honda’s unveiling of the 2022 Civic prototype made no exception.

Now, we’ve already learned what we had to learn from the Japanese carmaker’s PR talk, but it’s time to delve deep into the 2022 Honda Civic topic with a little help from Gary Robinson, Head of Product Planning at American Honda.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Has Arrived, And It Doesn't Overcompensate

The 2022 Honda Civic Has Arrived, And It Doesn’t Overcompensate

This prototype gives us a glimpse of the production version that’s slated to arrive in the first half of 2021

After a five-year run with the 10th generation model, Honda has unveiled the prototype of the 11th generation Civic on Twitch. The car looks smart with a fresh face and derriere, and comes with better technology and safety features. This new design will be seen on the sedan, hatch, the Si, and Type-R models. Honda said the 2022 Civic will arrive something in late spring of 2021, which means we could see the actual production models in a few months from now.

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Japan's Honda Odyssey Comes With Two Cool Features That You Can't Have In The U.S.

Japan’s Honda Odyssey Comes With Two Cool Features That You Can’t Have In The U.S.

Life with a minivan is much easier if you move to Japan

Honda just redesigned the Odyssey minivan in Japan and it comes with two cool and useful features that we wish we would get in the United States. The JDM-spec van is now available with gesture control power sliding door and reservation lock, two systems that make operating the van while having your hands full of groceries much easier.

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2021 Honda Civic Sedan

2021 Honda Civic Sedan

A bold move from Honda

Honda is known for many things. Having great racing history, making engines for land, sea, and air, as well as their reliable, economical, and cleverly-designed vehicles, like the Civic. One thing they are not associated with is sedans.

Even though they have given us fun sporty sedans, as well as comfortable luxury sedans, they don’t seem to be a part of their definitive portfolio. The new Civic is offered in both hatchback and sedan forms, and hatchbacks are generally known to be more practical, although that’s only partially true. This begs the question, does the Civic sedan have what it takes to survive the hatchback and crossover fever?

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This Is Probably The Cleanest Acura NSX Type R That You've Ever Seen

This Is Probably The Cleanest Acura NSX Type R That You’ve Ever Seen

It’s amazing how far artful restoration can take a car that’s almost 30 years old

The Honda NSX Type R was all about shedding weight. It came to serve those customers that wanted even more from the beautifully-balanced NSX with better track performance and the lack of your regular creature comforts.

Honda built just 483 units of the NSX Type R and they were all offered on the Japanese market, hence the right-hand-drive layout. The example you’re about to admire went through a restoration that not only does it a lot of justice, but also makes us forget its age.

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What is the Cheapest Honda?

The cheapest Honda is the Fit. In the U.S., the Honda Fit starts at $16,190. If we are to also consider the Old Continent here, then the cheapest Honda is the Jazz, which is nothing else than the Fit’s twin aimed at the European market. In Germany, the Honda Jazz starts at €17,290.

What is the Sportiest Honda?

The sportiest Honda is the NSX, also known as the Acura NSX.Honda’s range spearhead uses three electric motors and an ICE (internal combustion engine) to crank out 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque. Besides the spiced up powertrain, the NSX has large front and rear stabilizer bars and a performance-oriented chassis that’s benefited from Honda’s racing know-how. The internal combustion engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 mounted behind the seats. If we are to ignore the NSX, then the sportiest Honda is the Civic Type R.

What is the Most Popular Honda?

The most popular Honda is the CR-V, if we are to look at sales figures. The SUV reached 379,013 customers in 2018, after in 2017 Honda pushed no less than 377,895 CR-V units. The only two models that shyly come closer to that performance are the Civic (325,760 units sold in 2018 and 377,286 units sold in 2017) and the Accord (291,071 units sold in 2018 and 322,655 units sold in 2017).

What is the Most Expensive Honda?

The most expensive Honda in the US of A is the Civic Type R. It starts at $36,300 and relies on a four-cylinder engine displacing 2 liters and pushing 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm, with a redline positioned at 7,000 rpm. The Civic Type R is also the most expensive Honda available in Europe. In Germany, for example, the Type R starts at €37,590 and is followed closely by the €32,790 CR-V Hybrid.

What is the Fastest Honda?

The fastest Honda, if we are to ignore the NSX and the brand’s motorcycles, is the Civic Type R. The souped-up hot hatch can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 169 mph. It can also clear the quarter mile in 13.5 seconds at 108 mph. Now, for the sake of the argument, the Honda NSX dispatches the 0-60 mph interval in three seconds and can reach a top speed of 191 mph.

Are Honda Cars Reliable?

Honda cars are very reliable. Most of that is due to the excellent quality control the carmaker employs, but they’re designed with reliability in mind in the first place. In 2013, Honda was ranked first for engine reliability by WarrantyDirect - with a failure rate of just 1 in 344. That’s around 0.29 percent. In 2015, Honda made it to the top of overall reliability lists compiled by WarrantyDirect and What Car? thanks to an index of 41. Moreover, ReliabilityIndex places Honda in second place (after Daihatsu) with an index of 42.