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Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains
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»

2003 Honda Odyssey
Honda Recalls 807,000 Minivans, SUVs In U.S. For Rollaway Problem

Honda is certain recalling 2003 and 2004 model year Odyssey minivans and Pilot SUVs and Acura MDX SUVs from the 2003 through 2006 model years for an ignition interlock issue that may lead to a vehicle rollaway when the keys are removed. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

Honda's Urban SUV Concept teaser - image: Honda
Honda Teases 'Urban SUV' Concept Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show

Billing it as “a global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional interior,” Honda has teased a new, compact “Urban SUV Concept” that it will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013. Though Honda failed to release any details...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed an easier road to recovery than others. Reporting on the strong state of the U.S. auto market, Detroit News mentions that...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
2013 Honda Civic Video Preview

After only one year on the market the Honda Civic has been significantly redesigned. Will the changes for the 2013 model year be enough to satisfy car writers--when car buyers already seemed to be pleased well enough? We'll see. For now, Honda has completely redesigned the front structure of the...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic EX-L sedan
2012 Honda Civic Recalled For Steering Column Flaw

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2012 model-year Civic compact cars to fix a problem with the steering column. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of Civics potentially affected at just 157. Affected...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
2013 Honda Civic Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda has revealed the refreshed 2013 Civic at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it has definitely delivered on the promised upgrades. While this is a mild refresh, the 2012 Civic does feature new sheet metal on sedan models, including revised front and rear fascias. The actual crash structure in...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Honda Civic, Karma Production, Mazda6 Diesel: Today's Car News

Honda is releasing a heavily-revised version of its best-selling Civic compact, in response to criticism of its 2012 update. The new Civic models feature more content, revised styling (on sedan versions) and a cabin that is both quieter and more refined than that of the current version. Fisker has...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
2013 Honda Civic: More Value, Less Noise, And Much More Appeal

Earlier this month we gave you a first glimpse of a significantly refreshed 2013 Honda Civic. Now at the Los Angeles Auto Show Honda has pulled the wraps entirely off the new Civic just as it begins reaching dealerships—this week—and there are some surprises that, from first glance...Read More»

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota, Honda Retain Value Longer Say Analysts At KBB, ALG

Some car buyers get so wrapped up in the excitement of purchasing a new car that they forget one important thing: their car is an investment that will someday pay dividends. According to two new studies, Toyota and Honda vehicles pay off better than their competitors by retaining more of their...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta
Ford’s Frugal EcoBoost Fiesta, Rental Car Shortages, 2015 Mustang Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we bring you news of a frugal new three-cylinder, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine option for the 2014 Ford Fiesta, warn you about a potential Thanksgiving rental car shortage caused by Hurricane Sandy and bring you spy shots of the eagerly-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang caught in...Read More»

Honda Fit engineering mule  -  previewing future 1.5 DI engine and CVT  -  Tochigi, Japan,  11/2012
2015 Honda Fit: Powertrain Preview Drive

Over the next several years—and spearheaded by the 2013 Honda Accord that’s already at dealerships—Honda plans to introduce an entire lineup of new fuel-saving Earth Dreams engines and transmissions in its cars. That includes a range of next-generation direct-injection engines...Read More»

2013 Honda Crosstour
2013 Honda Crosstour Preview

Honda previewed updates to the Crosstour Crossover back at the 2012 New York Auto Show in April, and now the updates have become official. With better fuel efficiency, more power, and tweaked styling Honda is hoping to nab a larger piece of the crossover market. Up front Honda has tweaked the...Read More»

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