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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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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February 5th, 2020 Kissimmee, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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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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Michelle Schow

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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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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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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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January 28th, 2020 Long Beach, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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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.

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Danii W.

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RELIABLE. This is my first car and I have not been disappointed in its affordability. I’m able to drive to college and back to my hometown seamlessly.

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I love Honda vehicles. They are safe, reliable, and great on gas. The newer accords have a sleek and luxurious appearance. These are great vehicles.

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I owned my 2005 Honda for 13 years and had excellent service and the Pilot performed perfectly. I bought a 2017 Pilot a couple of years ago.

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Mikayla Ralston

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We have a 2015 Honda Civic. It's been a terrific car. No mechanical issues of any kind. We also got it for a great price.

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Honda’s are forever they say! I just purchased an older version and it runs smooth!

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Jimmy Hall

January 20th, 2020 Houma, LA

Honda is an okay car brand but sometimes the cars can break down but the workers say they fixed it but they don't.

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My family has the Honda Odyssey and we bring it to all of our road trips! It makes everyone feel comfortable and safe! We love and trust the Honda company

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I have been driving Pilot for 8 years. It is very spacious and comfortable with my 3 children.

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Inexpensive but reliable. I love me honda element. 12 years old but never gave me any problems.

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SkylarPickens

January 17th, 2020 Gulfport, MS

Honda’s are amazing! Such great cars that have AMAZING mileage. Worth EVERY single penny

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have owned several of the years and currently own a 12 CRV. Great cars and great value.

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Madelyn Bayhi

January 17th, 2020 Long Beach, MS

I own a Honda and they are the best car we’ve had like ever!😂 I like the speed mileage!

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Makes very good vehicles that are dependable and never lets you down always runs great no matter what the weather may be like very good car company

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I own a Honda Accord and every time I need it fixed I go to them and they are just very nice people

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We own a Honda Odyssey and it is such a reliable car! We've had it for almost 15 years now and it still works like brand new! Honda really values its customers by providing top of the line customer service to match its wonderfully designed cars. They're affordable and a trustworthy brand!

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Luna

January 15th, 2020 Potomac, MD

I like their vans, they can fit a lot of people. The seats are very comfortable!

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My 2015 Honda Civic still runs without any issues, and moreover it is still sleek and stylish. I recommend Honda to anyone who is no longer satisfied with American motor cars.

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jeremy pierce

January 14th, 2020 Norcross, GA

The pilot is my family’s go to when we have a family trip and we also have an older one to learn to drive in highly recommended for a family vehicle.

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Very nice cars, good mileage. Good for a family, & personal use. Very useful for exstensive trips aswell.

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kaylee

January 14th, 2020 Ashburn, VA

Honda is an alright car service, so they can do better in the future. The salespeople lacked persuasion, and there was one that barely knew his manners towards my family. But overall, the vehicles there are quite good.

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I drove a 2003 Honda Civic from 2007-2013. I loved that car and miss it. It got me through great and bad times of my life. It also had the best gas mileage of any vehicle I have ever owned!