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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What to Expect from the 2023 Honda Civic Type R

What to Expect from the 2023 Honda Civic Type R

Here’s everything you need to know about the hot car before it debuts in June this year

With the introduction of the 11th-gen Civic family not too long ago, hot hatch fans are eagerly waiting to witness the all-powerful and more advanced Type R model which Honda teased back in October 2021. The new-gen Civic looks subtle, and the Type R, is not going to be an exception. But, there are some confirmed specs about the upcoming model that might be the last fully gas-powered Type R. Here’s all you need to know about it before its official debut in the coming months.

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Honda Civic Type R Vs Hyundai Elantra N Is The Front-Wheel-Drive Drag Race You Don't Want To Miss

Honda Civic Type R Vs Hyundai Elantra N Is The Front-Wheel-Drive Drag Race You Don’t Want To Miss

Hyundai Elantra N tests its mettle against the Honda Civic Type R, on the drag strip; someone gets walked

The Honda Civic Type R and Hyundai Elantra N are two of the hottest, front-wheel-drive performance cars, currently on sale. While they are both capable, it’s interesting to see how they stack up against one another, in a drag race. Sam Carlegion has arranged for the two performance vehicles to line up on the drag strip, for a series of runs. Here’s what happened.

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15 Iconic Performance Cars, The 2022 Toyota GR Corolla Would Have No Trouble Keeping Up With

15 Iconic Performance Cars, The 2022 Toyota GR Corolla Would Have No Trouble Keeping Up With

These 15 cars are legendary and the 2022 GR Corolla can give each of them a run for their money

The 2022 Toyota GR Corolla is the latest and most anticipated hot hatchback to come out. We know it has a 300-horsepower version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three from the GR Yaris and shares the same GR-Four all-wheel-drive system. While we don’t have official performance figures, we know that the smaller, less powerful GR Yaris can reach from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in as little as 4.6 seconds. This means that Toyota’s new hot-hatch will be able to keep up with the following iconic performance cars, we enthusiasts lust after.

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Watch A Honda Civic Si Take On An Eerily-Similar Spec'd Hyundai Elantra N-Line

Watch A Honda Civic Si Take On An Eerily-Similar Spec’d Hyundai Elantra N-Line

The Civic Si and the Elantra N-Line have similar power outputs and curb weight, but there is one key difference…

When it comes to drag race preferences, there are two trains of thought. Some of us like seeing supercars go for the kill on the drag strip, and some of us prefer mass-market cars to go up against each other. The latter seems more realistic because most of us can actually relate to it. Sam from Sam CarLegion has conducted many drag races that include the ‘regular’ cars like the Ford Mustang, the Volkswagen Jetta, the Honda Accord, the Ford Fusion, etc. This time he brought a Honda Civic Si and a Hyundai Elantra N-Line to the fore for another exciting race. Which of these do you think will win?

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Honda Just Vowed to Replace the NSX With Something Even Better

Honda Just Vowed to Replace the NSX With Something Even Better

Honda will go all-in on electrification, including the launch of two all-electric sports car flagships

Honda has finally spilled the beans and laid out its electrification plans for the rest of this decade. Its plans are quite robust and even a little bold, with the goal of producing two million EVs annually on a global scale by 2023, introducing new solid-state battery technology, and – believe it or not – launching not one but two all-electric sports car flagships, one of which will be a successor to the NSX.

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2022 Honda Civic Si

2022 Honda Civic Si

The sweet spot between performance and daily driving characteristics, for just $27,300

When the 11th-generation Civic arrived with refreshed looks and features, the return of the Civic Si was inevitable. So, here it is - the new 2022 Honda Civic Si, which is mechanically the same Civic Si from the year 2020, with some minor differences. The beating heart remains the same 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four from yesteryear, but now produces five horsepower less. The torque remains the same at 192 pound-feet, and so do the front-wheel-drive system, and the six-speed manual transmission. The exterior and interior, both, got a revamp with more modern touches. We know, a lot of you guys did not like the exterior styling of the new-generation Civic, but the Si, with its 18-inch matte black wheels and bigger brakes, makes the overall look a lot sportier than it really is. As a performance-oriented compact sedan, it comes with a limited-slip differential, a rev-matching system, sports suspension, bucket seats with additional bolstering, and optional summer tires. It also benefits from all the advanced driver aids available across the whole Civic range, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, and blindspot monitoring. While it is not the best in class, is it better than the last generation? We are here to find it out for you, even compare it with the likes of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and the Hyundai Elantra N-Line.

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The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Sets New FWD Lap Record At Suzuka Circuit

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Sets New FWD Lap Record At Suzuka Circuit

And, mind you, the car is not even official yet!

The new Honda Civic Type R is set to be unveiled later in 2022. In the past few months, Honda engineers were very busy testing the next Type R mostly around the famous Suzuka Circuit. But, it seems that the next Type R did a little bit more than just testing and developing. Months before being officially launched on the market, it broke a new record!

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2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Honda CR-V

Want a reliable family SUV? The CR-V might be the one you are looking for

Being Honda’s bestseller in the compact SUV segment, the CR-V is an impressive option despite being five years old now. While the contenders are now more powerful, smarter, better-looking, and up engaging to drive, the CR-V does all of it with an old vibe to it. It still gets a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-pot, which has the power to push you through traffic. It has a nice and spacious cabin which your family will enjoy while cruising for hours on the highway. Not only that, but it is quite frugal too, especially with the hybrid variants. When the competition has the Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson, the CR-V seems to be the least flashy SUV. But newer tech and features such as the advanced driver assistance features, up-to-date interior features, all are present to catch up well with the contenders. But is it enough? Should you consider buying one for yourself? This is a TopSpeed full review of the 2022 Honda CR-V, and we will get to everything you need to know about this compact SUV.

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2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

If cheap and efficient drives are what you care for, then the Accord Hybrid might just sweep you off your feet

Practical mid-size sedans are pretty popular in the country, and the Accord has been here for generations, retaining what a good all-rounder sedan can do better than an average compact crossover. Now that its latest iteration stands four years from its introduction, Honda is trying to improve its budget sedan by offering a bit more each year so that you won’t complain about its aging design. The Accord Hybrid is an impressive car in its segment, and it goes up against the likes of the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Let us remind you that neither of the two competitors of the Accord Hybrid are weak. But, more on that later. The Accord Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter engine which is mated to dual self-charging electric motors, and when combined, the power output is 212 horsepower. It is a powerful alternative, of course, but it is efficient too. So, you might be thinking the Accord Hybrid is done for the day, right? Absolutely not. It offers great ride quality, has loads of driver assistance features by default, a spacious cabin, and a lot more, for the asking price of $27,320. So, should you buy the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid? It is a yes from us, but read the review for a more vivid picture of this attractive budget hybrid sedan.

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Watch A Tuned Civic Grow A Pair And Take On Its Cousin, The Acura TLX Type S, In A Drag Race

Watch A Tuned Civic Grow A Pair And Take On Its Cousin, The Acura TLX Type S, In A Drag Race

Despite the tune-up, the Civic doesn’t make as much power as the TLX, but it is much lighter

The Acura TLX is an underrated sedan that excels in almost all departments, especially the driving dynamics. Add the Type S masala to it and you have yourself a sporty sedan that offers a decent luxury cred as well. Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ brought an Acura TLX Type S to the drag strip to take on a Honda Civic Touring. It doesn’t seem too fair, does it? But, this isn’t a stock Civic. It’s been tuned to put out 120 horses more than what it comes with. It’s still a lot less than what the TLX churns out, but the Civic is over 1,000 pounds lighter, too. The Civic enters this race as an underdog, but do you think it can trump its more powerful cousin?

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These Are The Cars With Most Horsepower Per Dollar in 2022

These Are The Cars With Most Horsepower Per Dollar in 2022

’Donut Media’ does a deep dive to reveal the cars that offer the most horsepower for your dollars

Despite the ongoing chip crisis, there are some fantastic choices of new cars (if you can get your hands on one, that is) out there, and James from Donut Media gives us a run down the rides that offer the most ‘HRSPRS’ i.e horsepower for your dollar.

His end goal? To find out which new car offers the most value, when it comes to the number of ponies on tap.

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Why Is Honda Closing Its Main Production Plant In Japan?

Why Is Honda Closing Its Main Production Plant In Japan?

Honda may be sacrificing its identity in pursuit of a more sustainable future

Manufacturers are undergoing major restructuring in order for an efficient transition to electrification. Regardless of the trends, brand identity is important and Honda’s latest move may have a negative impact on that, as the Japanese carmaker has taken first steps towards closing down one of its major factories, in Japan, located in the Saitama prefecture.

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Unibody Trucks - the Ultimate Guide

Unibody Trucks - the Ultimate Guide

Unibody trucks aren’t very popular, but they do offer some benefits over their traditional body-on-frame counterparts

Pickup trucks have been the best sellers in the U.S. for a very long time. In fact, in 2021, the top-three selling vehicles were the Ford F-Series, the Ram pickup, and the Chevy Silverado. This should give you an idea as to how popular pickup trucks are Stateside. While these utility vehicles are getting better in terms of looks, features, and overall premium vibes, they still don’t offer the best ride quality or good fuel economy. But, there is a solution for this – unibody trucks.

Unibody trucks aren’t considered real trucks by a lot of people, mainly because they can’t be taken on any path and can’t tow as much as a traditional body-on-frame truck. However, unibody pickups offer crossover-like handling, ride quality, and fuel efficiency, thus giving you a sweet mix of both worlds. There aren’t a lot of unibody trucks on sale today, but we’ve listed them out here. Before we start with it, let’s get to some basic questions and answers about unibody trucks and designs.

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Watch A FWD Honda Civic With A CVT Turn The Tables On An All-Wheel-Drive BMW 330i

Watch A FWD Honda Civic With A CVT Turn The Tables On An All-Wheel-Drive BMW 330i

There’s a catch, though – the Civic is the Hulk and not Bruce Banner

Sam uploaded another fun drag race video on his YouTube channel, Sam CarLegion, this time involving a BMW 330i and a tuned Honda Civic. Well, even the 330i is slightly tuned, but not as much as the Civic. The two cars have quite a lot of differences. The Civic is mated to a CVT that powers the front wheels, whereas the BMW features an eight-cog automatic with an all-wheel-drive system. The BMW is almost 500 heavier as well. While the Civic makes 25 more horses than the Bimmer, the latter makes 60 pound-feet of torque more. But, in the end, none of it mattered because a budget family sedan on steroids beats a marque German car! How about that!

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Watch The Ford Fusion Sport Drag The Honda Accord Down In Hellfire

Watch The Ford Fusion Sport Drag The Honda Accord Down In Hellfire

The Honda Accord couldn’t do much other than stare at the Fusion’s taillight every single time

Remember how the Ford Fusion Sport obliterated the Mustang on the drag strip? Well, it is now back to Sam CarLegion’s channel for a drag race against a Honda Accord. The Accord, in every sense, is an underdog heading into the race. But, unlike some heroes that emerge from the bottom, the Accord couldn’t do much here other than kneeling down in front of the Fusion. Too dramatic, eh?

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This 800-Mile Honda S2000 Is Being Sold For $150,000

This 800-Mile Honda S2000 Is Being Sold For $150,000

Another day, another ridiculously expensive used car

Used car prices have certainly been crazy as of the moment. At a time when a used, factory-supercharged Toyota FJ Cruiser is selling for $80,000 and a modded, used Nissan GT-R is listed for more than $120,000, this low-mileage, $150,000 Honda S2000 suddenly starts to seem normal.

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2022 Honda HR-V

2022 Honda HR-V

Honda’s subcompact crossover domination is nearing the end of its life cycle before undergoing a comprehensive revamp.

The HR-V serves as the most compact and affordable crossover from Honda that is both fuel-efficient and comfortable, but it is quite old and is in desperate need of a thorough update. Although the 2022 model year remains highly unchanged, should you get one?

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Next-Generation Honda Civic Type R Could Come With An Automatic

Next-Generation Honda Civic Type R Could Come With An Automatic

Will the Civic Type R be more appealing as a result?

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R will most likely be revealed sometime this year. Throughout history, the Civic Type R always came with a manual transmission, but a report from Japan suggests that the upcoming hot hatch could be launched with an automatic transmission.

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2022 Honda Accord

2022 Honda Accord

The Accord is Honda’s answer to the Camry in ways that might make you consider it, plus it is well equipped for $26,120.

After the heavy set of upgrades that came with the 2021 model year, the 2022 Accord remains just as exciting as it was. Being a paradigm of the mid-size sedan market, Honda has been reliable and faithful to its consumers and the 10th-generation Accord proves it, but even with a facelift in 2021, the Accord is now four years old, so is it worth buying today or should you hold out for the 11th-gen model?

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Honda Teases Us with the New Civic Type R Once Again

Honda Teases Us with the New Civic Type R Once Again

Watch the fastest hot hatch demolish the Suzuka Circuit

Even with COVID-19 and the digital world looking to wipe live, brick-and-mortar auto shows from existence, Japan is giving these ancient relics at least one last shot. The Tokyo Auto Salon has produced several interesting cars in 2022, although most will never see the light of day ever again. Honda, however, showed off the new Civic Type R in the flesh, albeit covered in camouflage. The Japanese marque also released a new teaser video to get even more hype for the hottest of hatchbacks.

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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.