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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These Cars Made It To This Year's Wards 10 Best Interiors

These Cars Made It To This Year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors

This year’s list includes vehicles ranging from a high-end Bentley Bentayga Speed to a more affordable Honda Civic

Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car’s exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.

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A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack

Sam Carlegion was thrilled to take on a tuned Civic Type R in a special edition Challenger. The performance numbers suggest that these two are very close

A highly tuned Civic Type R takes on the mighty Challenger Scat Pack in a couple of ¼ mile drag races. Sam, who is based in Toronto, is especially excited for the Challenger because its owner drove up all the way from Florida. The Challenger Scat Pack went up against an equally interesting Civic Type R that is anything but stock. Let’s have a look at the performance numbers, shall we?

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The 2022 Honda Civic Si Is Refinement At Its Best

The 2022 Honda Civic Si Is Refinement At Its Best

The new Honda Civic Si comes with quite a few changes that make it a lot sportier than before

Unlike the Honda Civic Type-R which has been leaked many times and we have some details already, the automaker managed to stay tight-lipped about the new Civic Si. But, the eleventh-gen Si is here now and it comes with quite a few changes. On paper, it makes less power, but the car is said to be improved in a whole lot of other aspects. It now features the Type-R’s rev-matching, peak torque at lower rpm, and even better exhaust flow. How about that!

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Mid-Size Pickup Truck Drag Race: Honda Ridgeline Vs Hyundai Santa Cruz

Mid-Size Pickup Truck Drag Race: Honda Ridgeline Vs Hyundai Santa Cruz

Will the newcomer Hyundai Santa Cruz prove a match for the proven Honda Ridgeline? Sam CarLegion gives us the answer

There’s something to be said about a drag race between pickup trucks. Straight-line performance is not really the main selling point of these types of vehicles, but it still gives you an idea of how good the powertrains are at propelling them. Last time, Sam CarLegion had a RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford F150 ROUSH drag race, instore. This time, it’s the Honda Ridgeline vs the Hyundai Santa Cruz, and here’s what happened.

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

UPDATED: 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.

Update 10-18-2021: Honda has released a final teaser of the new Honda Civic Si along with the promise that it will be revealed on October 19, 2021. Check out the new image and what we know about it below.

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The 2023 Honda Civic Type R's Nurburgring Ambitions Exposed

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R’s Nurburgring Ambitions Exposed

It seems to be the same prototype which Honda teased, but it can be seen in action this time

Honda gave us a glimpse of the upcoming Civic Type-R a few days back. The company released two images of the hot hatch that were wrapped in camouflage, but gave us a fairly good idea about its styling cues. But, to us enthusiasts, two images aren’t enough. So, here are some more shots of the Civic Type-R taken by our photographers. The only fly in the ointment is that this car has got red skin as well. Nevertheless, we get to see it in action this time and with fewer clothes than the first time it was spied.

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Honda launches all-electric EV Sub-brand - e:N

Honda launches all-electric EV Sub-brand - e:N

The Japanese automaker showed off two production spec models for China, along with three futuristic concept cars

Honda held a virtual event online to showcase their EV strategy for the Chinese market, via their new EV sub-brand e:N. The Japanese brand unveiled two production-ready electric vehicles: the e:NS1 and the e:NP1. Apart from these two EV’s we also got to see three electric concept cars. The e:N SUV Concept, e:N GT Concept, and e:N Coupe Concept.

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Drag Race: 850 Hp Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak vs 600 Hp Honda Civic Type R

Drag Race: 850 Hp Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak vs 600 Hp Honda Civic Type R

The Hoonmigan Crew pits a highly modified Honda Civic Type R vs a Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak race Car. The Results are shocking!

The Hoonigan crew is very good at justifying seemingly pointless drag races, between two very different machines. We are very glad they do since today we have another epic stand-off between two high-horsepower machines in the “This vs That” series. “This” is a Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak and “That” is a stock-looking, but highly modified Honda Civic Type R.

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This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities

This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities

The 2022 Honda Civic Si comes this October and sends a strong Message by going racing

When we talk about performance versions of the Honda Civic, we usually mean the Type-R. With that being said, Honda recently teased us with some videos of the current, eleventh generation of the Civic. The eleventh-generation Civic debuted in April, and now we are looking at the Civic Si, which will follow soon. The car was spotted testing around the Thunderhill Raceway, in California, where it would compete in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

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2023 Honda Civic Type R Spied Again, And The Interior Is Phenomenal

2023 Honda Civic Type R Spied Again, And The Interior Is Phenomenal

The Civic Type R has one of the nicest interiors we’ve seen this year!

Honda surprised us by teasing the 2023 Civic Type R earlier this month. It was wrapped in red skin that covered most of the intricate styling cues, but there was enough for us to decipher most of the design elements. It was spotted a couple of days after the tease and we got to see it better from all the angles, unlike Honda’s teasers which comprised of just two images.

Now, our spy photographers spotted the car yet again – in the same camouflage – but got some shots on the interior as well. This is the first time we got a glimpse of the cabin and it certainly looks different from the standard Civic.

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The latest Honda Civic takes on the Hyundai Elantra at the drag strip. The results might surprise you

The latest Honda Civic takes on the Hyundai Elantra at the drag strip. The results might surprise you

Its Turbo power in the new Civic vs a naturally aspirated engine in the Elantra. Which one will dominate? Let’s find out

The all-new Honda Civic takes on one of its top rivals in the compact sedan class, the Hyundai Elantra in a couple of ¼ mile drag races.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Type R Is Leaner and Meaner Than Ever

The 2022 Honda Civic Type R Is Leaner and Meaner Than Ever

Honda gave us a glimpse of the new Honda Civic Type-R prototype wrapped in a funky camo and announced it will arrive in 2022

Honda has teased the new Civic Type-R in a couple of camouflaged photos and announced that the hot hatch is coming in 2022. Nothing else was revealed, but the images seem to give us a good idea of what the new Civic Type-R would look like.

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Can A Sensible Swedish Station Wagon Take On The Honda Civic Type R?

Can A Sensible Swedish Station Wagon Take On The Honda Civic Type R?

The Volvo V60 T6 is a modern-day Sleeper, but can it take on one of the best hot hatchbacks on sale today?

We all know that drag races between stock cars are not as exciting as a full-on drag battle between highly modified cars. That said, it’s interesting to see how two very different vehicles stack up against one another. The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Honda Civic Type R and Volvo V60 T6 to meet at the drag strip. Can the sensible Swedish wagon win against one of the best hot hatchbacks currently on sale?

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2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project

2022 Honda Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project

The new Rugged Roads Project takes the TrailSport’s off-road capability to an all-new level

Honda unveiled the new, 2022 Pasport TrailSport, and now a new project vehicle was announced. It is called Passport TrailSport Rugged Roads Project, and, as you probably guessed, it is based on the TrailSport.

It was designed by Jon Tuico - you probably know him if you follow YouTube channel JonDZ Adventuring - and will be firstly presented at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona from Sept. 24-26, 2021.

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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.