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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We love our Honda there are very comfortable and reliable. They hold up very well.

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I own a Honda CRX and it has been running force over 2 decades. Highly dependable

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I currently own a 2015 Honda Civic and have never had a major issue. I appreciate the quality of your products and plan on continuing having Honda products in the future.

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Honda is such a reliable car. I drove a Honda for five years and it was amazing. I got into a wreck in it, and it kept me very safe

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Personally, I own a 2017 Honda Civic; it’s one of the best cars ever created. The 38 mpg gas economy is amazing.

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February 22nd, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Honda mini van owner right here. Love it! Great vehicle for families. We love the service at the dealership and know they will take care of us.

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February 21st, 2020 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My husband and I have owned a Honda Accord since we were married. Our first Accord was a 2001 V6. It has 280,000 miles on it and is still going. When it was time for a new car, over and over we have chosen Accord. Our most recent will be passed down to our kids when they are old enough to drive.

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My 1998 Honda crv has lasted me a good bit. Glad that I have it, still runs food and plus it has a picnic table!

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We Owned a Honda Accord for 10 years and sold it for a lot of cash with a lot of miles on it. It drove so well and smooth and had a lot of go at acceleration.

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Love me a Honda. Best cars out there. Go by you one, it’s worth the money. You’ll be spending it well.

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I currently own a 2019 Honda CRV. Never had problems with the car but I just had it for a few months and bought it brand new. I do like the car but I think their multimedia could have some improvements on the navigating menus as they do not seem intuitive.. besides that, the rest is great

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I’m disappointed in their Honda Pilots body style 2019, and pricing of minivans. Over priced company but great cars.

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If I can’t buy a Toyota, I will buy a Honda. They have good quality vehicles, and I can count on them.

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We love our oddessy but we've had multiple things go wrong with it. We're currently in Utah and they don't have a shuttle service to bring us home while they work on our vehicle.

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My first car was a Honda, I loved it so much that my next three cars were Honda's. They know how to make a very reliable vehicle for a reasonable price that get's amazing gas mileage.

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I used to have a 2005 Honda Accord. It was my first car and still runs to this day. It just made it over the 260,000 mile mark!

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Great company! I have had my civic many years and many miles and have not had an issue. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned.

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Most Reliable car in the world. This car will last generations if you need it to.

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We love love love our Honda CRV. We bought it used and really didn’t know much about the car until after we bought it. We really lucked out. Our mechanic likes it much better than the former car which was much more difficult to get parts for.

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Honda is THEE best! Great quality, and is easier to maintain than most others. They last forever too. I have loved every Honda I’ve owned.

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I love my 2015 pilot. We also had an Odyssey for many years. We have experienced so few mechanical issues with both of them. They are solidly built, well designed and very long lasting.

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I always keep coming back to honda every time I purchase a new car. Reliable! Long lasting!

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I drove a 2006 Honda Oddessy for 9 years and loved it for most of the time we had it. We did have to replace the transmission two years ago (2018) and were told that many of the 06 and 07 oddessy's had transmission problems.

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Braylyn Linford

February 19th, 2020 Bountiful, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Our odyssey is great! Minivan life is amazing with kids, or just to look super cool. Would like to see them supercharge a van though.

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February 19th, 2020 West Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Lifetime user of Honda vehicles and they are wonderful. Extremely reliable, very comfortable and high quality interiors, and such smooth operation. I will always own a Honda.

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Honda could be called Old Faithful as far as I'm concerned. I've driven two Hondas - a Pilot and an Odyssey - and they have both been my longest owned and most reliable cars. I also enjoy driving them. I feel like they drive very smooth and just great quality. I am sure we are not done with Hondas. We will buy more in years to come. I would highly recommend them - especially the mini van for busy, large families.

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Our family has had many Hondas. It such a well built machine. Not to mention fun to drive as well.

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We have had 2 Honda cars. Both Civics. We have not had any problems with them. Both of our cars have over 80,000 miles and have been worry free.

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The quality of the car is good, but the maintenance service is horrible. Besides that the prices of repair in the dealer are super expensive. No more Honda car for me.

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Kiayana Clunis

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I love driving Honda! Their customer service is always top notch. Cars are very reliable, love them!

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We have had a couple hondas and they are great cars. They are built to run without issues.

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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.