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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Sara S

November 8th, 2019 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My family had a Honda Odyssey van and after 120 thousand miles, the transmission gave up. I love Honda but only if they fixed their transmission problem in their cars. It is very similar to Toyota so either one you choose will not be a bad choice.

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On our second Honda Pilot and I'm just a fan of the company. Both cars have been ultra reliable and good values for the money.

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I never thought I would say this but I love my new Honda minivan. The convenience is unbeatable, the tech in the car is amazing, and it is kinda fun to drive.

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Our Honda Civic never gave us any problems and we got around forty miles per gallon

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My family owns many Honda cars. We own a honda pilot and honda accord, an all around great car and very reliable.

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Honda is very dependable and affordable! I highly recommend .

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I love Honda because it's very nice looking and very comfortable. Honda is the perfect size for me and my family. It's everything that I ever wanted in a car.

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Honda is a high quality auto maker that combines technology and comfort to provide superior vehicles.

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Purchased a certified 2018 Honda Accord recently at Howdy Honda in Austin, TX. They were responsive to my questions and explained each step along the way.

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October 15th, 2019 Logan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My first car was a Honda and I loved that thing so much. I drove it until it had over 250,000 miles. It was such a reliable car despite how old it was.

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My wife and I bought a 2005 Honda CR-V and it has been incredible. It still runs like it’s brand new!

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I have a Honda NC700x motorcycle and I love it! It has been very reliable for me. I always know that I can count on Honda.

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sydney clark

October 10th, 2019 Gilbert, AZ

We have only had bad experiences with Honda. Our cars have not lasted long, they break down all the time.

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Most people have great luck with Honda but the two Honda’s I owned were lemons. One needed the transmission replaced several times the other had an issue with the front steering rack months after purchase.

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was my second and best car - only got rid of it because was stolen and returned damaged. anytime i get to drive one of my siblings' it is still a great feeling

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Dependability is the best word to describe a Honda. We have tried other brands but we came back to Honda. We have a Civic and an Accord from 2007 with over 100k miles and they are still going strong and look great. Our 2007 Civic has been passed down to our son and we replaced it with a new Civic. this past year. We are Honda fans for life.

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One of the best vehicle brands out there. Their cars run forever and there is very little upkeep with them if you take care of the car by changing the oil often and rotating the tires.

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I have had overall good experiences with Honda. My family growing up had a honda and while it was mainly reliable, there were very frustrating moments at the dealership trying to get it fixed. Overall good auto though!

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Our kids drive a Honda. It is a great car and works great for the beating that I know the kids give it. Not many problems and will last a long time!

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Adam Moesel

October 9th, 2019 Provo, UT

My family has always used Honda due to its reliability and longevity. The parts last and the car looks good!

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I love my Honda Fit! I know its reliable and the gas mileage is amazing. Not only that, but it's the cutest car and has the best features, like being able to fold down my back seats. I would definitely​ recommend this car to others.

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Due to a change in career, my commute distance increased. I bought a Honda Civic natural gas car. The combination of a clean burning engine with the quality of Honda products has made it so that this car has well over 200K miles and still looks and drives like a newer car!

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I drive a Honda Civic and love it! My Civic is very reliable and almost never needs to be fixed. It has great turning ability and great gas mileage.

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Mostly reliable but had some issues. Each car that I had lasted for a while but had its share of repairs.

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Love our new odyssey! It’s so comfortable and we really feel very safe with all the safe fixtures!

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Hailee

October 3rd, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT

I loved my Honda Civic. It lasted a really long time and I made lots of good memories in it! It needed a lot of repairs though.

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October 3rd, 2019 Brighton, CO DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We have purchased two used Honda Civics and have purchased a Honda CRV and Honda Pilot new from a local Honda dealer. All of our Honda vehicles have offered tremendous reliability and we look forward to purchasing more Honda vehicles in the future.

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I currently drive a Honda Odyssey, and it is my favorite minivan I've owned. It is comfortable and drives really well. I love the rear entertainment system for long road trips! I would definitely buy another Honda.

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Joy Hill

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We've had a civic for over 10 years and its been so dependable. It gets great mileage and still looks great too.

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October 1st, 2019 Brighton, CO DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We own 3 Hondas (Pilot and 2 civics) and we find Hondas reliable. I highly recommend owning a Honda.

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Amy Decker

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We owned a Honda Odyssey, and were very pleased with performance and impressed with the various features.

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Ted Johnson

September 30th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My daughter owns a Hond Civic and it has been a great car. It gets good gas mileage and it drives well. It looks good and also has a lot of room inside. It has been the perfect car.

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Miles Strother

September 30th, 2019 American Fork, UT

In 2007, my family decided to buy two Honda cars, one Civic coup and one Accord sedan. Both have needed minimal work done on them, and still run to this year. Only last year did my parents upgrade to a new Accord. The Civic has made numerous trips to Utah, California, Arkansas, and all around. Very reliable, and probably the best value you can find.

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We have Hondas for 20 years. They are reliable and always get us in when we need a service. We will continue to support Honda.

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I enjoyed my little Honda Accord. It was a good car and lasted and long time.

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My initial experience was not a good one. The sales rep was pushy. My husband had a a very positive experience when we gave it another try. Both of the sales reps worked together and the resulting experience was much more positive. We love our Honda!

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Garrett Mingus

September 30th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I've had great experiences driving Hondas over the years. They have all held up really well for a long time. Overall very reliable.

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Allyssa

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I recently purchased a 2019 Honda Civic hatchback and I love it! My husband has had a Honda for long time and they are easy to replace parts and very reliable!

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Aliza Henline

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I will love Honda forever. I'm so grateful for everlasting cars that are easy to fix and easy to love!

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We bought our Honda crv and it has some issues because of the previous owner, after a couple easy fixes, I never worry about our car. It runs wonderfully and Honda is always so on top of helping us. We love how it runs and love the space we have on the inside. our Honda is gonna last forever! also love the color we have. its a dark charcoal gray- absolutely perfect!

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September 16th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Every car we own has and always will be a Honda. Each driving member of my family has some Honda brand car. We trust Honda and we always will!

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We love our Honda Accord. Great gas mileage, and very dependable. We've had ours for almost 10 years and it's still running great. Only minor repairs from the wear and tear on it. Would definitely buy another one.

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As far as the brand Honda, I am very pleased. I bought a Honda Civic natural gas car, and the car is old but has never had any problems. I really believe Honda vehicles are high quality and they don't cut corners. However, every Honda dealership I've dealt with really struggles with customer service. But, their vehicles are top notch!

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We love our Honda CR-V and the dealer's excellent service during and after purchase. Honda is always reliable.

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I love my Honda Civic, it is a very reliable car, easy to maintain. I love the gas mileage that I get, and how smoothly it drives. I feel like overall Honda vehicles will last a long time (given that it is properly maintained), my mother has had the same Honda Pilot for 14 years, and had no intentions of selling it anytime soon. I've had pleasant experiences whenever I've had to go into the Honda dealership, and I'm happy with their customer service.

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All of the Honda's I have ever owned or driven in have had great space in the back and are all great cars!

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I love my Honda Fit so much! I have had my car for over a year and I haven't had any problems with it. I'm so impressed with my car and I'm very happy that I purchased it!

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My Honda Fit was one of the best cars I have ever owned. When I bought it the staff was really nice as well.

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I have always loved Honda because their cars get great gas mileage and have everything I look for in a good car. My Honda’s in the past have had lots of space and have lasted me years

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I love Honda and have bought Honda cars for the past 30 years. My first car was a Honda Civic and it always made me feel safe and it was a very reliable vehicle. My parents had a Honda, my sister had a Honda, my sister-in-law had a Honda and now my son has a Honda. Love Honda cars.