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2013 Honda Civic Video Road Test
2013 Honda Civic Video Road Test

The Honda Civic was new for 2012, but it took a mulligan. The interior wasn't up to par, and neither was handling. This year there's been a quick turnaround on some big fixes--and we think they put the Civic back at the top of its game, as we show you in this video road test. When the Civic was new...Read More»

2013 Honda Fit
Honda Fit Recall Affects Stability Control

Honda is recalling certain 2012 and 2013 Fit Sport small cars to fix a software glitch in the electronic stability control (ESC) system. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website indicates that the affected vehicles were built from May 23, 2011 through March 22...Read More»

2013 Honda CR-V
Honda Recalls 204,000 SUVs, Minivans In U.S. For Shift Interlock Problem

Honda is recalling certain 2012 and 2013 CR-V SUVs and Odyssey minivans as well as certain 2013 Acura RDX crossovers to fix an automatic shift problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected in the U.S. at...Read More»

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2014 Honda Odyssey Video Preview

The 2014 Honda Odyssey isn't glamorous, but once you've seen how family-friendly it can be, it's hard to not see it as functionally good-looking--and having an edge on crossovers in many ways. This year, with the new 2014 model shown at New York, the automaker improves the Odyssey in a number of...Read More»

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Analysts Say More Cars Sold In March Than Any Month Since August 2007

Official stats on March auto sales won't be available until next week, but analysts are already predicting a bang-up month. In fact, the folks at Kelly Blue Book think March could be the best month for new car sales since before the Great Recession. In all, KBB expects to see 1,450,000 vehicle...Read More»

Honda's app-based congestion minimization technology
Honda's New Smartphone App Could Ease Your Commute

Commuters: Honda feels your pain. Even better: Honda hopes to alleviate that pain with new software designed to reduce traffic congestion. What's interesting about this project is that Honda hasn't simply riffed on existing traffic management programs like those we've seen from Inrix and TomTom...Read More»

2005 Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot, Acura MDX Recall Deals With Brake Problem

A new recall of certain 2005 Honda Pilot SUVs, 2005 and 2006 Acura MDX luxury SUVs, and 2005 Acura RL sedans is expected to isolate a problem that may cause the brakes to trigger without warning. A notice on the Honda website details the approximate recall population of 182,600 vehicles as follows...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic EX-L
2013 Honda Civic: First Compact To Earn 'Top Safety Pick+'

If you're shopping for a small, economical car and care about safety, we have a new winner: the 2013 Honda Civic. The 2013 Honda Civic (both in Coupe and Sedan form) has become the first compact car to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+)...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012
Poll: Toyota Recovers U.S. Reputation, As Chrysler And GM Lag

Toyota hasn't just bounced back, with one of the strongest reputations among automakers in the U.S. It is the most highly regarded auto-sector company in the U.S. So says one of the preeminent measures of company reputation, the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ), from Harris Interactive...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic EX-L
2013 Honda Civic EX: Driven

The Honda Civic was extensively refreshed for 2012, yet amongst most of us who keep tabs on new cars and how they drive, it was met with a collective “meh.” There wasn't anything overtly wrong or half-baked with the new and seemingly stark and more conservative Civic; it just didn't...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains

Plenty of surveys measure attitudes toward the auto industry. Some determine how much motorists like their vehicles, some focus on the dealership experience, and others zero in on areas like auto insurance. Marketing firm YouGov measures something a little more elusive: buzz. Every weekday, YouGov...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
Honda Recalls 748,000 Pilot SUVs, Odyssey Minivans For Airbag Defect

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 748,000 Pilot SUVs and Odyssey minivans in the U.S. for a potential airbag defect. The Japanese automaker issued a statement last week announcing its plans to recall certain 2009 through 2013 Honda Pilot and 2011 through 2013 Honda Odyssey vehicles...Read More»

Honda 'Grrr' ad for the i-CTDi diesel engine
Top 10 Auto Ads Of The Past 25 Years

The auto industry spends billions of dollars each year on TV ads, but few are worth remembering. In fact, there are many we'd rather forget. Thankfully, at least one organization is keeping tabs on all those commercials, and during this week's Detroit Auto Show, it revealed its list of the ten best...Read More»

Honda's Urban SUV Concept
Honda Urban SUV Concept: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

A new subcompact Honda crossover due in 2014 will take its cues from the Urban SUV Concept, shown for the first time at the 2013 Detroit auto show. The concept SUV is just 169.3 inches long, making it nine inches shorter than the compact Honda CR-V crossover. It's styled without any overt SUV...Read More»

2013 Honda Accords on the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio, where they've been built for 30 years
Honda Accord Hybrid, Nissan Murano To Be Built In U.S.

Years after some analysts proclaimed that U.S. manufacturing was dead as a doornail, we're seeing new life in the sector. Not only are tech companies like Apple doing more of their making here at home, but automakers are making the shift, too -- especially those from Japan. Yesterday, our...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord EX-L
New Frontal Crash Tests: Honda Accord Aces, Toyota Camry Flubs

While you may concede that money can't buy you love, it might seem hard to believe that extra money spent on a luxury vehicle wouldn't be money well spent on keeping your loved ones safe and sound. As some of the latest crash-tests suggest, you might be just as well, or better off, with a...Read More»

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