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Honda Ridgeline: The Car Connection's Best Pickup to Buy 2017
Honda Ridgeline: The Car Connection's Best Pickup to Buy 2017

Pickup trucks are largely defined nowadays to what's possible rather than what's likely. The arms race for superlatives has overcome domestics to the point of near-absurdity—maxing out capacities on many of the big boys nearly requires a commercial drivers license and a parking space the size...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
Honda Civic Coupe: The Car Connection's Best Coupe to Buy 2017

Marketing speak tries to tell us that everything from a four-door SUV to a hardtop convertible now can be called a coupe. We're not swayed by those arguments. We know a coupe when we see one, and the 2017 Honda Civic Coupe certainly ticks the right boxes. Short, fixed roof? Check. Two doors? Check...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord
Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Sedan to Buy 2017

Reports on the death of the sedan have been exaggerated. We struggle to find a classification of cars that present more value than the current crop of mid-size sedans. In most cases, for less than the cost of an average new car, any mid-size sedan will come with a touchscreen, phone connectivity...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
Honda Civic: The Car Connection's Best Economy Vehicle to Buy 2017

Trucks may get all the glory, but economy cars do just as much work. Day in, day out, these famously unfussy machines shuttle tens of millions of us to work, school, stores, chores, parties, and home again with our stampeding dirty shoes and sweaty mutts. Just toss that wrapper in the back seat...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: is the safety tech worth it?

It was 10 months ago that we took delivery of our long-term pearl white 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD. In that time we've covered nearly 12,000 miles. You might say we're getting to know it rather intimately. We've performed weekend errands to Home Depot, cross-country road trips, family trips up...Read More»

2017 Honda Pilot
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2017 Honda Pilot

Last year's Best Car to Buy (according to us) has received a noteworthy update for 2017: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard on most Honda Pilot trim levels. This technology allows a driver to use certain smartphone functions through the vehicle's infotainment screen—text...Read More»

2016 Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V vs. Hyundai Tucson: Compare Cars

Compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson are essentially the new family wagons for many households—and in turn, we've seen almost every automaker step up its game, with progressively better packaging, versatility, and features aimed at the way that these models are truly used...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
2016 Honda Civic recalled to fix parking brake: 350,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The beloved Honda Civic received a snazzy redesign for the 2016 model year. Unfortunately, it also received some dodgy software that could disable the parking brake. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the faulty code is found in a component supplied by Continental...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
Value-packed 2017 Honda CR-V unveiled

Promising as big a leap forward as the last Civic redesign was over its predecessor, the 2017 Honda CR-V that goes on sale soon appears to be a vast upgrade over its rather dowdy—but hugely popular—predecessor. Honda calls its new CR-V bolder, but its profile isn't a big change from...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata in crisis: another likely airbag death, a criminal probe, and bankruptcy in the works?

The past several years have been terrible for Takata. The company's deeply flawed airbags have been linked to more than a dozen deaths and over 100 injuries worldwide. Most of those incidents have occurred in the U.S. Last week, the company's woes worsened as we learned of yet another fatality that...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: from car seats to diaper bags, hauling the family

We're now entering the second half of the year with our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and the odometer keeps on racking up the miles. After just cresting 11,000 miles, it's time to take a look at this vehicle's main mission: hauling the family. For the last 4,000 miles, our Pilot has been...Read More»

American Customer Satisfaction Index (August 2016)
Lincoln, Honda, Toyota, BMW are tops in customer satisfaction (Acura, VW not so much)

Over the past few years, car owners have become increasingly dissatisfied with their vehicles. But a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index suggests that for most automakers, consumer sentiment has made a turn for the better. ACSI's 2016 Automobile Report polled 3,776 auto...Read More»

2017 Honda Fit
Honda sees 'fit' to leave things alone with 2017 Fit

Sometimes no news is news indeed—that's the case with the 2017 Honda Fit. After some speculation that the Japanese automaker might juggle a few things around with its smallest car, which will have a new internal rival when the Civic Hatchback hits dealers, Honda is apparently content leaving...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
Honda goes practical, upscale with new Civic Hatchback

Honda hasn't sold a hatchback version of its Civic compact car range in the United States in more than a decade, but that's all set to change this fall when a decidedly more upmarket Civic Hatchback arrives in dealers as a 2017 model. This latest Civic hatch isn't a dowdy 3-door like its...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Coupe
2016 Honda Civic recalled to fix lighting flaw

Honda is recalling the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe to repair a potential lighting problem. The recall affects nearly 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. The recall stems from an issue with the rear side marker lights. According to Honda, some of the circuit boards that control those LED lights may...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test, first service stop
2016 Honda Pilot long-term road test: the first service stop

It's been six months since we took delivery of our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD, and we have been packing on the miles as quickly as one can. After just over 8,000 miles, our Pilot's trip computer informed us it was time for its first service stop. How did we get to over 8,000 miles in...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Audit: Takata hid info about failed airbags

Takata's no-good, very bad month year decade has taken another sharp turn south: an audit has revealed that the supplier altered test results to make its airbag inflators seem safer than they actually were. As if that news weren't cruel enough, the audit was commissioned by Takata's former #1...Read More»

2003 Honda Pilot EX
NHTSA to 300,000 Honda, Acura owners: Don't drive cars until airbags are replaced (breaking)

If you own any of the following list of cars, the NHTSA has an urgent message for you. DO NOT drive them until you get the airbag replaced. CHECK OUT: Honda Accord's turns 40, somehow still looks better than the rest of us These cars have an extremely high risk of their airbags exploding, the...Read More»

2016 Honda Pilot Touring long-term road test
2016 Honda Pilot: Our long-term fuel economy so far

Summer is finally here, and naturally that means it's time for some road trips. Our long-term 2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD that joined the TCC test fleet earlier this year finished up its duty in the mid-Atlantic states and has migrated north to the Midwest to report for family duty. Family cars...Read More»

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