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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I love my Honda. I purchased a Honda Civic 2018 and it drives so smooth and looks so cute.

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I have a Civic and an Odyssey. Both have been reliable and good values. The only real complaint I have is the seats. I wish the people who designed the seats had some idea as to what the human spine is supposed to be shaped like and that they would design the seat backs accordingly. As it is, they seem to be designed for cave-men that are hunched over all the time.

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We have always owned at least one Honda vehicle. We have had a Civic, Accord and currently drive an Odyssey. I will likely never drive anything else. The ride is smooth and the cars are very reliable.

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Honda is the best! Had several makes and models. Always satisfied, reliable is the key!

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We own 2 small cars. They are built to last. We never had any problems with the car except our own misuse. Gas was cost effective. It was always easy to service and do repairs. We used them to travel to nearby states as well and passed on to young family members in college.

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Honda customer service is awesome. They follow up each week until you find a car you want. Even if you don't purchase from them they are interested in helping you find what you’re looking for.

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Emiliano Galeano

February 13th, 2020 Elkridge, MD

My wife owns a Honda HRV it’s the best suv she has ever own , and the Vehicle service center takes care of most possible problems before they happen

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We are the proud owners of a Honda Pilot Touring and have absolutely loved the quality of our car. There is so much space (8 seats), which is important for our large family of tall people. The car drives so smoothly and feels like a luxury car.

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I’ve owned 3 Honda vehicles and they are the most reliable and safe car around. I love the safety features they include in the Honda Odyssey and feel safe driving my family around.

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One of the most reliable brands that last clear into the high mileage! Have loved every one we've owned.

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We have had two Honda’s we treated the mini can like crap. We live in the country and drive it off road everyday. It has over 250,000 miles and has never needed a repair over a few hundred dollars. These cars are amazing.

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I have had older Hondas and newer models and they always prove to be great cars. Easy to repair and always reliable!

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We have had our Odyssey for years now and it still runs like a champ! We watched from another company because we knew this would be more reliable.

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We own a 2001 Honda Accord and 2013 Honda Odyssey. Because of the excellent track record and supreme dependability of these vehicles, I will be a Honda owner the rest of my life.

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I had a 2004 CRV for 12 years. I bought it new and it was great. In 12 years I only had to fix the air conditioner. Comfortable, safe and very stable, excellent purchase.

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My wife loves her CRV. All the safety features are amazing and have already help to prevent An accident

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I have owned a couple different Hondas in my day. I've had an Accord, Civic SI and a Passport and have loved each of them. Very reliable cars that never gave me any issues other than the normal everyday were and tear.

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My first car was a Honda. They are good cars and will last of you take care of them!

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Had my Civic since 2005. It had 255,000 miles on it and had never had a major issue. Can’t beat the reliability.

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Very reliable and long lasting. We have had 2 so far and I would purchase them again in the future!

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My wife has had nearly every model of Honda. They have all been incredibly user friendly, reliable and inexpensive to own. She will not buy any other brand of vehicle because of this. When we trade them in we get much more than we expected each time. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed using all of our Honda's over the years. 00' Civic to '12 Pilot and many in-between.

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Morgan Glaze

February 6th, 2020 Herndon, VA

I use my boyfriends Honda to drive myself and our daughter to daycare and work everyday. Honda makes reliable and safe cars.

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Great vehicles!! Love my civic, it’s reliable, looks great and fun to drive. Couldn’t be happier

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Used to have a Honda Odyssey and it was by far one of the best vans I have owned. They are excellent quality and such a great deal for your money.

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February 5th, 2020 Magna, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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First car I purchased was a Honda Civic, Never had a single day of trouble with it.

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Love the 99 Honda civic easy to work on and parts are cheap but very reliable though.

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Makayla Manus

February 4th, 2020 Gulfport, MS

Honda's are very trustworthy vehicles. They run well especially for long trips and are great on gas.

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The Honda Hass to be one of the most reliable cars great mileage and great price for the car the newer models also look really sporty and nice ! my mother and my aunt love this car

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Love this company! We Judy got a new 2020 and love it! Customer service is amazing as well!!

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New look Civic is awesome. Good amount of features to choose from. Black on black looks sleek.

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I have had my Honda Pilot for over 12 years and it still runs in great condition. It is such a versatile car and each time I have taken it into the dealership, I have received great customer service and the time needed to repair has always been relatively short. I would highly recommend buying a Honda.

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I love my Honda! It’s my favorite brand of car. It runs so well and I don’t have any problems.

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I loved my Honda and it functioned greatly and it was really comfortable. Great car.

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My own Honda Elentra has been so great and I love it. This brand of cars has lasted a lot longer than other brands that I have used

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Always been reliable. There is simply no one who eats their reliability. I love Honda.

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I owned a Honda for several years and never had a single problem. The car ran very well. These cars maintain their value pretty well, so I was able to easily able to sell the car when I was ready for an upgrade.

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Honda cars never die. Honda's from the 1990's are still on the road today and going strong. Always a solid option to buy a car.

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Bryndie

January 30th, 2020 Managua, MN

Pretty reliable in my experience. Luckily it’s easy to find parts if you need repairs and it’s fairly affordable.

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January 30th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Great car Co cars last for ever. I have a car that has 235k miles and still is running well.

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I was gifted a CRX SI as a wedding gift and it was my wife's and my daughters first car. Wonderful times in my read little four cylinder stick shift rocket. Thanks Honda.

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January 30th, 2020 Baltimore, MD DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Best car I've ever driven. Excellent on gas, looks sleek and hi-tech, runs well. Only issue is with bluetooth, it freezes up sometimes. I will always be loyal to Honda!

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terryjamison

January 29th, 2020 Madison, MS

I have bought Honda’s. For 20 years now. Love the cars !! But the warranty could be more promising. Still love the product

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We have owned a Honda before and it was great. No problems and very reliable. I also appreciated the gas mileage. Hey

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I have had many Honda’s over the years. There cars last longer than any other cars that I have owned. Love the Honda Accord EX model.

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Endia

January 28th, 2020 Gulfport, MS

Car are affordable. Good for first time drivers and last a very long time. Cars are good also good on gas mileage.

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Have owned a few Honda’s and they are great cars that have very few problems. Would recommend a Honda to anyone!

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Honda builds great cars that are reliable and get good gas mileage. I suggested my mom buy one when she was looking for a new car and it has not disappointed.

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We love our van. It makes us happy and it fits our family. I also Love all the bells and whistles.

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A true drive until it drives brand. My last Honda had 199500 miles on it with very few issues. Only traded it in because I had a raise and wanted to treat myself

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I think Honda sells amazing, affordable, and valuable cars. Customer service is always a plus as they try to give you the best outcomes for your bucks. Never go wrong with grabbing a nice Honda.