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2014 Honda Odyssey Ads Feature Neil Patrick Harris & Rainn Wilson
2014 Honda Odyssey Ads Feature Neil Patrick Harris & Rainn Wilson

Just three days after we wrote about the importance of taglines in advertising, Honda has announced a new tagline of its own: "Start Something Special". And naturally, the automaker has a series of commercials to help launch the phrase. According to Honda's Mike Accavitti, "The new Honda tagline is...Read More»

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2014 Honda Odyssey Earns First Minivan IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Good news for family car buyers who need a little more space to transport people and gear: the 2014 Honda Odyssey just earned the Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To earn the top award, the Odyssey scored good performance in all five IIHS crash...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Sport sedan
2013 Honda Accord Recalled For Fuel Tank Defect

Honda says it will recall some 2013 Honda Accord sedans in the U.S. to fix a potentially defective fuel tank. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 1,659. Affected vehicles were built from...Read More»

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2014 Honda Odyssey Gets An Official Pricetag

The 2014 Honda Odyssey arrives in dealer showrooms just in time to serve as shuttle duty for your upcoming fourth of July party. Set to hit the lots on July 2nd, the updated Odyssey will wear a starting pricetag of $28,825. This represents a $150 jump over the outgoing model. Not too shabby for a...Read More»

2007 Honda S2000
2006 Acura RSX, 2006-2007 Honda S2000 Recalled For Brake Defect

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2006 model year Acura RSX cars and 2006 and 2007 Honda S2000 sports cars to fix a potential brake defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the...Read More»

2004 Honda Odyssey EX
Honda Odyssey Airbags Investigated For Unexpected Deployment

The federal government has opened an investigation into front airbags that are unexpectedly deploying, in 2003 and 2004 Honda Odyssey minivans. The issue could affect about 320,000 Odyssey vans in all, and it could lead to a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring  -  Driven
Honda Accord Or Nissan Altima: Which One Does V-6 Better?

A decade ago, both the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima were offered in base four-cylinder versions. But with the V-6s of that time offering a big leap in performance and smoothness, with fuel economy only slightly lower for the V-6 (yes, gas prices were lower then), the question then was: Why not...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring  -  Driven
2013 Honda Accord V6 Touring: Driven

The Honda Accord is now in its ninth generation, and as we reported in our First Drive of the 2013 Honda Accord last year, the 2013 Accord makes some noticeable leaps forward—and for the most part, it's a better all-purpose sedan than ever, and a return to form in some respects the driver...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Best Used Minivan 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Minivans are the family haulers of this generation. Invented in the 1980s and marketed first by Chrysler, they replaced traditional station wagons--at least, until sport-utility vehicles came along and spoiled all the fun. Over the years since the first 1984 Chrysler minivans, newcomers like the...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
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»

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