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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Honda's First Electric SUV Won't Really Be A Honda At all

Honda’s First Electric SUV Won’t Really Be A Honda At all

Honda is Partnering with GM For Its First Mass-Produced EV

With the advent of electrification, many carmakers have switched their focus to mass-producing EVs. If you follow what has been happening in recent times, you’d know that Honda isn’t exactly at the forefront of electrification. In order to catch up, the Japanese brand enters into a partnership with General Motors, in order to create their first mass-produced BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle). In 2024, Honda will unveil the Prologue – a new fully electric SUV, and here’s what we know so far.

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New Details About the Civic Si Paint An Interesting Picture, And The Type R Is Still A Mystery

New Details About the Civic Si Paint An Interesting Picture, And The Type R Is Still A Mystery

It’s not just the Civic coupe that didn’t make the cut for 2022

Honda just revealed all the dirty details about both the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback and the Civic Sedan, and, on top of this, we’ve learned a little bit about the Civic Si and Civic Type R. Honda didn’t go all out and spoil the party of anxiety leading up to the launch of these two gems, but we did learn a couple of things about them, including a very strange twist that nobody saw coming.

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2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

The 2022 Civic hatchback debuts with two engine options and a manual gearbox amongst other interior and exterior enhancements

Honda launched the 11th gen Civic sedan not too long ago. Now, the automaker has unveiled the hatchback version of it as well. Honda revealed the 2022 Civic Hatchback at the Civic Tour “Remix” virtual concert. The hatch shares most of its traits characteristics with the sedan, but comes with a tinge of sportiness in terms of looks as well as drivability.

The 2022 Civic Hatchback is fairly loaded in terms of creature comforts and comes with the same engine options as the sedan – a 2.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbo option. To make the deal sweeter, both the mills will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox. Also, the 2022 Civic hatchback will be manufactured in the U.S. for the first time ever.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Is Now On Sale At Dealers Everywhere

The 2022 Honda Civic Is Now On Sale At Dealers Everywhere

The 2022 Civic Is Now On Sale, With Prices Very Similar To The 2021 Model Year, But With A Lot More To Offer

2022 Honda Civic prices Trim Engine MSRP1 MSRP Plus $995 Destination Charge2 EPA Mileage Rating3 City/Hwy/Combined LX 2.0L $21,700 $22,695 31 / 40 / 35 Sport 2.0L $23,100 $24,095 30 / 37 / 33 EX 1.5 Turbo $24,700 $25,695 33 / 42 / 36 Touring 1.5 Turbo $28,300 $29,295 31 / 38 / 34

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Civic SI and Type R: Honda Knows What Enthusiasts Want, Industry Trends Notwithstanding

Civic SI and Type R: Honda Knows What Enthusiasts Want, Industry Trends Notwithstanding

Finding a new Porsche or Aston Martin with a manual transmission will be hard, but Honda has your back

In a world where high-performance brands like Porsche and Aston Martin are slowly leaving the manual transmission in the dust, here comes Honda with a pledge to keep our blood boiling as we row our own. Of course, you won’t be able to get a manual transmission in all Hondas – those days are long and gone – but you’ll be able to have six gears and three pedals in the models that matter the most.

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2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition - Driven

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition - Driven

Honda’s best Civic yet is an absolute blast to drive.

The Honda Civic Type R is a very special vehicle. Many will belittle it because it is front wheel drive. Others will say that it is stupid to pay that much money for a fixed up Civic. People that say things like that are inexperienced drivers who have no idea how much fun a proper front wheel drive car can be. And if they need a badge from a high end European car to define a sports car, then they have an ego problem and they do not know anything about cars. Honda’s rich racing history is one of the most successful in recent times and products such as the Type R are a result of what their engineers learn from racing. We spent a few days with the Civic Type R and it is one of the most fun sports cars at any price. That sums it up. If you want more details, keep reading.

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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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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.