Honda Motor Company is a Japanese car manufacturer founded in 1946. As one part of Japan’s Big Three automakers, Honda started as a motorcycle engine maker and has grown to be one of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. 

With its Acura line, which was first released in 1986, Honda was the first Japanese manufacturer to make its own luxury offshoot brand. 

The following Honda models are available in the US:

Sedans: 

  • Civic
  • Insight
  • Accord
  • Civic SI Sedan
  • Accord Hybrid
  • Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
  • Clarity Electric
  • Clarity Fuel Cell

Coupes: 

  • Civic Coupe
  • Civic SI Coupe

Hatchbacks: 

  • Fit
  • Civic Hatchback
  • Civic Type R

Crossover & SUVs: 

  • HR-V
  • CR-V
  • Pilot

Minivans

  • Odyssey

Trucks

  • Ridgeline

You can shop Honda’s lineup at 1,050 dealerships nationwide.

The Good

  • Dependability
  • Satisfaction
  • Efficiency
  • Safety

Dependability

Honda ranked above average on the latest JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study at #12 out of 31. Additionally, Polk Data found that 75 percent of Honda vehicles sold between 1988 and 2012 were still on the road in 2013, more than any other brand. 

Satisfaction

In the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index rankings, Honda placed very well; only four companies scored ahead of it: Volvo, Porsche, Lexus, and Subaru. This is great, especially considering that most of the these are luxury brands, not mainstream. 

Efficiency

Honda has one of the most fuel-efficient lineups when it comes to average mpg and has several sustainable vehicle options: 

  • Insight
  • Accord Hybrid
  • Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
  • Clarity Electric
  • Clarity Fuel Cell

The Insight was even named the 2019 Green Car of the Year. 

Safety

HondaSensing is the company’s safety tech line and it includes: 

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

The Bad

  • Takata Recall

Takata Recall

Many Honda models from 2001 to 2015 model years were included in the Takata airbag recall. However, Honda is not the only company involved in this industry-record recall. If you drive a Honda made during this time period, check your VIN with the company’s recall database to be sure you are safe.

The Bottom Line

Honda makes affordable, dependable cars, SUVs, and pickups. Its lineup has been given a bevy of awards for safety, the lowest 5-year cost to own, and best resale value. When you buy a Honda, you can expect that it will be with you for quite some time.

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Have driven a couple of Hondas and have been very impressed. Mechanically as sound as you can get. Engines are dependable and bullet proof. Comfortable and enjoyable to drive. Would definitely recommend a Honda to any of my friends.

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I've had my Honda Pilot for 7 years now and with 175K miles strong it is still running great. I love the size and how all 6 of us can go on a road trip and still have plenty of legroom. I love the seat warmers and the drop-down tv screen that we can put movies on for the kids on a long road trip

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i’ve had my honda pilot car for years and have loved it! i have had very few problems with it! costumer service is super easy to work with and they are always so kind

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March 20th, 2020 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I love my Honda Pilot. I've owned various models through the years and have enjoyed every single one. Honda's are high quality, yet affordable...inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to maintain. Once you own a Honda, you'll be a customer for life.

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Hallie Anderson

March 18th, 2020 Logan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We have a 2008 Honda Pilot and absolutely love it. It might not be the newest car, but it sure does the job. It’s been very reliable and hasn’t had too many problems in the past. I’ve had a Honda CRV as well, and it worked exceptionally well for many years.

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I drive a Honda Pilot and it has been my most reliable car to date. It also handles extremely well on snow covered roads. And is the perfect size to run errands around town.

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Amalia AMLU5848

March 16th, 2020 Arvada, CO

My family has driven Hondas for many years and they are reliable and safe. A great first car for teenagers and a long-lasting, worthwhile investment for any family.

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Rathan Kumar

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Honda vehicles are my favorite. Recently have bought a honda accord that has been very reliable and efficient.

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2018 honda accord is a good car. When I got this car the employees were nice and the prices were amazing.

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I purchased a Honda Accord in 2012 and I loved it. It was a great car and got great gas mileage. I was able to give the car to my son who still drives it today and it remains in great shape. I would recommend this car because I never had any issues with it. The only thing I had to do was regular maintenance on it. It has over 200,000 miles and it is still going strong. It is a mid size car which is great for travel or commuting to and from work. It also has a large trunk and room in the back seat.

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March 10th, 2020 Mount Olive, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My family owns a 2012 CRV and it’s still very reliable. Plenty of space for all the family and still runs like new.

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Kasey Canteli

March 10th, 2020 Crawfordville, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Their service is quick and they did a thorough job when looking at my car when I needed my wheels rotated. This car also withstood itself through a car crash I was in.

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Janan Grange

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We currently own two Honda Accord's at our home. We have one that is quite a bit older for our teenager and it has given us no problems and still runs great and the other one is still running great too. The older one has 150,000 miles on it and we haven't really had to take it in the shop for maintenance. We chose Honda's because they known to be reliable.

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My Honda Pilot has been the most reliable and solid car we’ve owned as of yet! We trust Honda as a company. I recently got notified of an airbag recall and was able to call and get an appointment for free repair in a timely manner. Service has always been quick and responsive.

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Keron Grey

March 10th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL

Our car has never had problems, is a breeze to drive, and its runs good without blowing my gas, I’m very satisfied.

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Honda is a very trustworthy and cost worthy car. I have had my car for the past 2 years and have rarely had problems. If I do have problems I take my car to local Honda dealer and they help me in the best conditions and right away!

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Jaida Williams

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My first car was a Honda. My family all owns vehicles from this company. I never had any issues. Costumer service workers are generous and willing to work with you.

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Our Honda accord has been a beast. Only minnor issues that were recalled but Honda really took care of us.

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I drove a Honda for a while, and I found that the car preformed okay for a while but started to die very quickly. What disappointed me the most was the terrible service department when going to fix my car. They were sow and it seemed like more was broken after than fixed

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Alyssa Hansel

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Honda is a super great car! I used to drive a Honda Accord, it was so spacious and had a smooth drive! I would definitely recommend it to car buyers!

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March 6th, 2020 Logan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My very first car was a Honda CRV. I used it up to 240,000 miles and it still got me from point A to point B. Seriously one of the most reliable cars and long lasting cars I have ever had. I highly recommend Honda's to others.

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I used to own a Honda Civic and I never had any problems with it. Very affordable and very durable! Gas mileage is very nice and I only ever spend about $25 at the most to fill up my tank.

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Ashphile Baptiste

March 5th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Honda is a very trust worthy vehicle company no matter which car you choose. We always feel safe in a Honda and I love it!

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My first car was a Honda. I was very happy with the car and have stuck with Honda when buying the Acura MDX. They are great cars and I have been amazed with how long they last.

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Angie Seare

March 5th, 2020 Sandy, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I’ve had multiple Hondas and they have all been dependable cars. I love the convient middle row of our van, can be 2 or 3 seats.

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I’ve owned two Honda’s and all my parents have owned we’re Honda’s, the cars work great and last a long time. They are also within a reasonable price range with wonderful service at the dealerships.

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I have a Honda Accord and I wouldn't wish for another car. Great gas mileage and amazing customer service. They're very quick to alert you of any recalls with your vehicle so you can be as safe as possible on the road.

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Annie Chow

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Super reliable, long lasting, and great quality for the price you pay. Definitely a great car for anybody from beginner drivers to experienced ones. A great investment.

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March 2nd, 2020 Phoenix, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I have owned a Honda for 4 years now and have had no issues with it at all! Very reliable and great for a starter car.

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I have had two Honda Accords. They run pretty good and long that are comfy and their systems work for the most part. I would work on using stonger material for impact.

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I love my Honda. Honda cars run so long! I do have to go get things fixed a lot, but that’s reasonable considering how old my car is.

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Tyler Salvesen

March 2nd, 2020 Logan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I drive a Honda Accord and I love it. I bought it used, and it’s defiantly had a few issues the two years I have owned it but nothing serious. The dealership has always been great, and I completely trust my Honda to get me to places reliably and safely.

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Kate Wilkins

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Honda has always been the brand of car our family buys. So reliable. Lasts for an extremely long time all while still running well.

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I have been driving a 2008 Honda Accord for 4 years now. It’s lasted a long time just have some reoccurring issue with the battery and engine rating too much oil.

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March 2nd, 2020 Phoenix, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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The Honda Accord was one of my favorite cars of all times! Nice smooth ride! Good Company!

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We drive a 2019 Honda Pilot. Never had any problems and my wife loves the 3rd row seating for car pooling my kids and their friends around. Will be a Pilot owner for life!!!

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Nicole Jones

February 28th, 2020 Sandy, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I've owned a Civic, Crosstour, CRV, Pilot and now an Odyssey. Can you tell I love Honda? Seriously though, when you have young kids, you need to have a vehicle that's not only safe, but reliable. And the best thing about Honda is you get all the bells and whistles at a reasonable price!

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Kimi Bayles

February 28th, 2020 West Valley City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My Honda Pilot is the best car I’ve ever owned! Spacious, comfortable, dependable and great looking!

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February 27th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I really enjoyed driving my Honda Accord. Good power, great handles, and it always was reliable for us.

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Married my husband because he drove a Honda. Not really, but it was impressive to me that he drove such a sensible car. Survived Illinois ice storms that froze the doors shut, Utah heat that made the make and model decals melt off, and crazy Wisconsin salted winter roads. It wasn’t pretty, but the car kept running and never had a huge expense to repair it to get it back to running properly. Rarely needed repairs.

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We have owned both Accords and Civics and found them to be quite reliable with occasional repairs, but overall they have run well - and for a long time. Great value.

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February 26th, 2020 Sandy, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I bought my Honda Accord brand new and had it for 15 years. It was the best car and I loved it!

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Probably one of the beat cars I have ever owned. My Honda Accord compares to no other. I feel safe every time I drive it and the mileage is amazing.

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Hondas are nice and reliable and the cars are made with great quality. Hondas are a great car on the market, and dependable for family riding.

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Mariana Linares

February 25th, 2020 , NC

We used to have a Honda Pilot as our family car, and while the car generally worked well, I will say that the price did not match the amenities. The car worked great; however, it was a high price for what we paid for. The interior was not as nice as other similarly priced vehicles, and we did face some problems with the internal leather bubbling up and the steering wheel which would always steer to the right naturally.

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I bought my first car from a Honda dealership and I felt like they gave me a good deal and worked with me. I didn’t feel any pressure and they were very professional. I loved the car I bought from them.

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We have had three or four Hondas and we really like them very dependable cute doesn’t have too many issues with upkeep

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My Honda Civic is one of my favorite cars I have owned! I got a pretty good deal and it has lasted a long time.

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I have been driving a Honda Civic for 8 years and it runs as if it was brand new. They car has been super reliable and smooth to ride.

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I have had a number of Hondas over the years and will always have one. I enjoy that the vehicles are reliable and good on gas.