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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Mickey Mangum

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We owned a Honda Pilot and never had any issues with it. It was roomy and got very good gas mileage. I would own a Honda vehicle again no doubt.

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I absolutely loved my Honda Civic, it’s a great car. Great on gas and wonderful to drive.

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Carter Hudson

January 14th, 2020 Norcross, GA

I have ridden in and driven many of their vehicles. They are always very efficient and make long rides very enjoyable.

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I have a Honda and I wouldn’t want any other vehicle. Their style and reliability is always top notch.

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Parts are cheap to fix on the cars, and the vehicles usually have good gas millage. I will say they do seem to have a fair share of car parts needing to be replaced often, but overall we will still drive Honda in our house.

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I love my Honda CR-V. It is perfect for our growing family. Honda makes reliable vehicles that fit any and all preferences.

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My Honda Civic is the best car that I own so far. It drive really smooth on the road.

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Honda's are the perfect cars. It is reliable at all times if kept in good conditions. Interior and exterior are really nice. Love it.

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I bought my first car from Honda, a Civic specifically and I absolutely love it! It's great on gas, very high tech, and spacious. The service was wonderful and made the process simple and smooth.

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Excellent cars with very minimal maintenance. My Civic still runs like a newer car and it's over 6 years old. I'm a Honda believer.

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destiny wright

January 6th, 2020 Jacksonville, FL

Honda is a reliable brand. Had my Honda for about 20 years and it was in pretty good condition just got rid of it recently

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All of the vehicles I've ever had has always been Honda! Their vehicles are always reliable and each honda vehicle lasts for over 15 years! They ride so smoothly and the I love the warranty they give thier customers! I will buy my children hinda vehicles just because I know for a fact they will something reliable and something that will last them as long as they need.

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Hondas are good cars to have because they offer you a quality product for a lesser price. They offer good speakers and lasting vehicles but also do not have expensive parts.

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We own a Honda crv. Love it! Gets good gas mileage. Very durable and reliable. Pleasing to the eye!

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I love my Honda Civic! Being my first car, it was in the best condition and ran for years until I was forced to get another car. I could always get it repaired and it was reliable.

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Highly recommend this company for families. They provide cars that are reliable and at a reasonable price. I always feel safe in my car, and i have no worries finding parts for repairs if needed.

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Amanda

December 23rd, 2019 Montebello, CA

I have driven a newer model of a Honda and enjoyed having a camera that shows cars in your bind spot when changing lanes.

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I absolutely love my Honda Pilot. It's a 94 and runs great. My favorite car hands down

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We own a Pilot and a brand new Civic. We've done regular maintenance on our Pilot and never had a single problem with it. I love that it can tow small loads and has room for our growing family. We decided to stick with the Honda brand when my previous commuter car went out. I've only had my Civic a few months, but am extremely happy with the purchase.

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We owned an Accord for several years and loved the reliability - we never had any major problems. Enjoyed the upgrades like leather seats, moon roof, etc.

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We have been driving our Honda Civic for over 12 years, and it still runs well! I have had to have it serviced a few times, and although I hate having to get things fixed, the customer service and the quality of the repairs have been great.

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I drove and 2001 Honda Pilot for over five years. It was quite a reliable car however the transmission needed replacing at around 200,000 miles. The design of the early 2000 Honda Pilot model is far superior than the current design. It was able to navigate somewhat difficult roads, while the newer models are way more utilitarian.

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I love my Honda Pilot! It is my second Honda Pilot I've owned. It is spacey inside and seems to be built well, as the only expenses I've had to put in are maintenance ones. It has seating for 8 people, 5 adults and 3 kids. It makes a great family vehicle.

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Juan Lopez

December 4th, 2019 Beaver, PA

IF you are looking for a good cheap reliable car, this is it. MY girlfriend has had hondas all her life and she is right they are good cars. Very easy to work on and get great mileage.

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Trent Frazer

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Our new Honda Odyssey has been a great decision in my mind. Plenty of room, feels safe, practical and comfortable, super easy to drive. Love the backup camera and the DVD player for the kids when we go on long trips. We should have gotten one of these long ago.

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December 2nd, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My Honda Civics I have had never had any issues other than normal maintenance. They also got super high gas mileage which was great for saving some money in our pockets.

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We have a Honda motorcycle it has been great for our kids. Very reliable and held its value.

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Honda has a great line of cars that are reliable and extremely smooth to drive. Their interface is user-friendly and the reselling price is very high.

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My father has a Honda Pilot and it has seemed to be very durable. It seems to get solid gas mileage and has been a great car for our family for about the last 10 years. I would highly recommend this car to other families with multiple kids or ones that like long trips.

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My family had a Honda and it has been a very reliable car. Everything works properly and the mileage is fantastic! I would totally recommend getting a Honda!

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Luke Blake

November 26th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT

Honda is one of the most reliable car company's out there. They last forever and are great cars.

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I have a 2002 Honda Civic and it has been a great car. It hasn't had too many problems and has made it 200000 miles without breaking down.

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We had a Honda van but it was always falling apart so it's a okay choice but I would recommend something else.

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I loved my civic. No engine problems with 75k miles on it. I was rear needed by a truck though and it’s not that safe....customer service is fine.

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Daphne Brown

November 25th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I love my Honda and you can tell they take the time to build them right. I pay a little more but it is a great value. They are great cars but I usually look elsewhere for a rough and rugged truck.

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Jeremy Brown

November 21st, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Love the quality and the good resale value when I am looking Hondas. I don't love their lineup of models but always have a good car to buy. They last and run so well.

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Kathryn

November 20th, 2019 American Fork, UT

Our Honda’s have always lasted indefinitely! My parents prefer Honda’s because of their smooth driving, durability, gas mileage and longevity.

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When I owned Honda vehicles I found them to be reliable and found their quality to be very good. I never had to spend excessive amounts on maintenance and their customer service people were always friendly. One bonus was the variety and quality of the special "treats" the service department offered while I waited for the car to be serviced!

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We just sold a new Honda as we were not happy with the car. The seats were not comfortable. I was pressured the day that I bought it and was always unhappy with my purchase.

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November 19th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I grew up with Honda's and now my siblings and I still buy them. They have been so reliable for all our family needs, large and small. We have several pictures with all our Honda vehicles lined up at campsites or driveways.

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We love Hondas! So far we've had our Accord since 2002 and it's still going strong. We also had a Pilot which we totaled but we it was a great car. Love the quality and value that comes with Hondas!

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Kaydence Bonino

November 15th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We have owned a few honda vehicles. The quality of the car is excellent. They also hold their resale value. Great car for the money!

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I used to sell used cars when I was in college. I always loved selling Hondas because I new I was sending someone down the road with a great car that was going to serve them well. Great resale as well.

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Honda cars have been in my family for years. It is a reliable and economic car. A real bang for the buck.

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Nicholas Atkison

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I love Honda’s cars! They are well worth the price and do not lose much value.!!

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Genevieve Murdoch

November 15th, 2019 Tallahassee, FL

Honda is a great dealership that sell high quality cars and also has great customer service. Never a bad experience

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I drove a Honda Civic for years and loved the reliability of the car. I never had a maintenance problem and really felt like the car could drive for years.

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Honda is our brand of choice because these cars last forever. The first car I bought was a Honda Accord (and it's still running 20 years later, very few problems) and because I loved my Accord so much, when I needed a family car, I bought a Honda Pilot. I'd buy a Honda every time because the cars never give me problems, they last a long time, good on gas, and they've never let me down.

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Always been impressed with Honda! We've had multiple cars and have always been so impressed with their ability to keep going and going...we've had our Odyssey for 12 years and it is still awesome. Great cars! Great value.

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My Honda Civic has been one of my favorite and most reliable cars. Personally, I like the smaller frame, easier for me to drive and get into parking spots. For the most park, I've just had routine maintenance to do. I had an issue with the electric window, but outside of that, nothing major.