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This Japanese Automaker puts a focus on longevity and satisfaction

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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Lori
May 17th, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS
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We have had 4 or 5 different brands of cars and Honda is my favorite. It just feels like it drives much smoother than others and the gas mileage is really good. We haven't had to make any major repairs. I will buy another Honda when the time comes.

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May 16th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Our family has driven a Honda for generations and like the reliability and comfort of the vehicles that they make. They get good gas mileage and they last forever.

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May 16th, 2019 Mesa, AZ DETAILS
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I have owned 2 Honda civics, 1 Honda Odyssey, and 1 Honda accord. They are all great cars, reliable and dependable. Great trade in value. Customer service is usually good at our local dealership. I would recommend any new car buyer to look at Honda.

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Reese
May 15th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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I have had a Honda Civic in the Past and I loved it. It gave me great gas mileage and ran like a champ always. It had enough room for a 6'10" man like me and I also like the other brands, especially the Pilot. I have driven one a few times and it is the perfect size for a family like mine.

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Jeremy
May 14th, 2019 Mesa, AZ DETAILS
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A solid brand that always brings durability and reliability to the table, very trustable.

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L. Fowler
May 14th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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When it comes to cars, this is the one that we constantly go to when looking for a new car. Honda's vehicles are built to last and are we made. Our Odyssey drives like a dream and has plenty of room for our large family.

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Dean
May 14th, 2019 Ogden, UT DETAILS
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I have owned 3 Hondas and have always really liked them. They are reliable, comfortable, affordable and comfortable. I know that I will buy another one down the road because of the wonderful experiences I have had in the past. Gas mileage is a huge bonus!

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Ashley
May 14th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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We have a Honda Civic that we bought mostly for running around town and long trips. The gas mileage is incredible and it has been a steady running car for us. The customer service is always friendly and helpful.

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Allison Driggs
April 17th, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS
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I bought a Honda for my son. It is the best car ever. I always choose Toyota and Honda. Honda’s are reliable and amazing cars!

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Katelyn Connell
April 15th, 2019 Provo, UT

My family will always pick Hondas because of their reliability. They run better and longer than other cars that we have driven.

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Eliza Anne Jones
April 1st, 2019 Provo, UT

We absolutely love our Honda. It is sleek, it has great milage, and it is very smooth on the roads.

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Abby Driggs
March 29th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS
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Love our Honda Civic. Hardly ever have to take it into the shop. Good gas mileage. Love the way the seats feel and how easy it is to manage the controls up front.

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February 14th, 2019 Ninety Six, SC DETAILS
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Car purchase of Honda Accord Hybrid. Responsive customer service and service support during scheduled maintenance.

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Myah Smith
February 12th, 2019 American Fork, UT DETAILS
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I have had a Honda Odyssey for years and absolutely love it. Gas miles are great! It is so easy to drive and has great space as well.

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February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Very prompt and courteous. Explain things thoroughly.

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Prashant
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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I like the reliability of my Honda- honda CRV. Its a sturdy vehicle with great reliability. I have gotten serivce at Honda dealership. The serive there is great.

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Tom McLennan
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Have owned 5 Hondas. Reliable, economical, good mileage and good service.

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Hung
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Very reliable and practical design, simple, easy to operate

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Jennifer Harris
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Very reliable car...so good, in fact, have not needed a tune-up. Very easy to get pay off amount and expeditious mailing of title

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Vincent J. Rizzo
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Great cars. Owned several CRV, accords and Civics. Very reliable and their service is excellent.

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Byron Caldwell
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Hands down, the best car manufacturer in my book. From quality to customer service, they nail it. And, the resale value of their product just drives my point.

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Jean Gelbaugh
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Excellent , courteous, professional prompt service. Please bring back flatow for the CR-V

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Annabella Lastowski
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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This is my third Honda. Great car, great mileage and great dealership service.

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Rick Oberhofer
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Stylish, incredibly reliable, great technology, and low cost of ownership

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Christopher M DiAntonio
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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excellent customer service and service department will return for future oil changes

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Anne St. James
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I own a Honda Fit and have found it to be the absolute best car I have ever owned. It is a dream to drive, with the footing of a Billy Goat in the snow and ice and holds my very large Greyhound and a lot of other stuff at the same time. Good cars, good company.

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LLOYD ROSE
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Bought two Honda CRVs over a period of time. This company is top notch the way they handle clients. They are up front with their dealing.

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Joi J
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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John Eagle Honda. It was time to buy a new car. I liked the ease of transaction and the interest rate.

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George Hassemer
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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I have called corporate about battery charge. During the warmer months I was getting 56-62 miles per charge. Now it is 34-37. It has been 2 weeks since I called with no response from corporate.

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Ernesto Lozano
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Only very positive things to say about this company. Not only do they sale GREAT cars but there customer service is superb.

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Alpine Automotive
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Great driving and lots of features for comfort and safety

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B.L.
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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the company selling Honda service dept is the grand canyon of the pitts

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Mary Rigert
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Acura service is awesome! All reps are knowledgeable and the loaner car helps a bunch!

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Clifford Mercado
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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VERY MUCH SATISFIED WITH THEIR SERVICE AND CUSTOMER HANDLING.

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James OKeefe
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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I am REALLY happy I bought a used 2014 Honda Accord EX. I never imagined the Accord V6 has so much power and the car is very comfortable.

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E. Castillo
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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They're not too expensive. These cars, especially the well taken care of, last a very long time. Keeping them updated is the best they can do to keep improving them. Honda is very good about the maintenance and quick too.

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Hector R. Perez-Gilbe
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Great product and customer service. I've had Honda Accord for the last 15 years, car is excellent and never had problems with customer service when I take it for maintenance.

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Patricia Scott
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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Very good car. Runs well. Low maintenance. Good gas mileage. No improvement needed.

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debbie
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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The cars are dependable and have great safety ratings

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John Williams
February 6th, 2019 DETAILS
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I have a Honda Pilot--great car! But Honda has a problem with their white and light gray color vehicles with the paint peeling off after a few years. They are aware of the problem but still have not been able to fix it.

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Nathan P.
February 6th, 2019 Minneapolis, MN DETAILS
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Vehicle is reliable, comfortable, and plenty of trunk storage space. However it was a little difficult getting a carseat installed

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Jill M.
February 6th, 2019 Bentleyville, PA DETAILS
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It is valuable that they offer free inspections and oil changes. They, however, don't reach out to their established customers after 6 months.

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Anonymous
January 30th, 2019 DETAILS
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They make a dependable vehicle. There are some small tweaks in design, but not much.

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Don Chambers
January 30th, 2019 DETAILS
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The CR-V is a good car, well built with good road clearance; needs better gas mileage

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Stuart Schnitzer
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I had a 2014 Odyssey and I have a 2016 Accord and a 2018 Odyssey. The 2014 had an interior deffect that Honda claimed was caused by blunt force to the panel. I found out recently that they are aware the defect was caused by natural oils in the drivers body due to defective materials, but Honda would not own up to it. The new technology, especially the collision avoidance system can actually cause an accident. Going around a steep left curve on a highway, if vehicles are heading toward you the system thinks you are headed for a collision and brakes. I a car pulls lanes and you do the same to avoid a collision the vehicle tries to pull you back into the lane causing a possible collision.

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Colette a Laegeler
January 30th, 2019 DETAILS
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It's been over 12 years but no matter what part of the Us I lived in their customer service is on point.

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John M Stanley
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Since 2007, we have purchased/driven 3 Honda Odyssey's, 1 CR-V and 1 Honda Accord (6 cyl) and so far, they have been the best vehicles we've had the pleasure to own and drive. One problem with our first '07 Odyssey, the white paint chipped all the time - that has been the only problem in 12 years. The CR-V, EX-L was a 2012 model, very light car, not enough horsepower, but when you get 33 mpg in town, who cares? The accord is my personal car - lots of horses under the hood, leather seats, "zooming car"! And on the highway, I get about 30 mpg - pretty sweet! The only vehicle I think that really needs improvement is the CR-V; yes, I realize it now comes with a turbo 4 - wow, 190 HP, give me a break; should be around 235-255 HP, then that would be a SUV that would be competitive!

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Jonathan
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Very good experience with Honda. Even their dealerships go above and beyond. I like their legendary durability, quality, and reliability. They are also very well styled for the most part and have a very nice looking logo. They need to continue making sporty cars as well as make a 2 door coupe Accord since the new 4 door Accord has questionable styling.

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Sheryl Wilson
January 30th, 2019 DETAILS
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They have a reliable car with a great warranty. The dealership offers free oil changes to teachers. I take advantage of this service. When I take my car in to be serviced the techs are honest and professional.

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Good. Very costly if not under warranty. Car does not require much attention, it is reliable.