Honda

Honda was founded in 1948 by Soichiro Honda and continues to be the second largest manufacturer in Japan. The company has developed a reputation for innovation and sporty, high-revving engines over the decades, though in recent years has been more focused on 'green' technologies than sports cars. Honda currently sells more than 10 models in Australia, including both a hatchback and sedan wearing the famous Civic nameplate.
AWD Honda CR-V acts like a FWD car during low grip test

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AWD Honda CR-V acts like a FWD car during low grip test

The all-wheel drive version of the Honda CR-V performs much like a front-wheel drive car when the front wheels have little or no grip. Using rollers to simulate a low grip situation, Teknikens Varld tested the latest pre-facelift version of the all-wheel drive CR-V...

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Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians
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Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians

The next-generation Honda Legend will introduce a number of new advanced driver-assist safety features, including one claimed world first, when it goes on sale in Japan later this year. Dubbed ‘Honda Sensing’, the system consists of two different types of sensors: a millimetre-wave radar located inside the front grille, and a monocular camera mounted on the upper inside section of the windscreen...


Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls
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Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

The president of Honda Motor Co. and 12 other top executives will take unprecedented pay cuts after the company announced the fifth recall for its new Jazz Hybrid in just 12 months. Reuters reports the latest recall affects 425,000 Honda Jazz Hybrids (badged Fit Hybrid in other markets) and other models in Japan, and relates to two noise-related defects...


Honda Accord Euro to be axed in 2015
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Honda Accord Euro to be axed in 2015

The Honda Accord Euro will be axed from the car maker’s line-up next year and will not be replaced. Honda Australia director Stephen Collins told CarAdvice today that he was made aware of the Japanese manufacturer’s decision to discontinue the once-popular mid-sized Accord Euro overnight following a notice from head office...


2015 Honda Civic Type R : Engineers still "100 per cent confident" of breaking 'Ring record
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2015 Honda Civic Type R : Engineers still "100 per cent confident" of breaking 'Ring record

Honda remains confident the new Civic Type R can still become the fastest front-wheel-drive production car around the Nurburgring despite the bar being raised twice since the car maker’s CEO originally set the ambitious target. Takanobu Ito made the bold claim when confirming the return of the Honda Civic Type R in 2012...


Euro Honda CR-V facelift brings new 110kW 1.6-litre diesel, nine-speed auto
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Euro Honda CR-V facelift brings new 110kW 1.6-litre diesel, nine-speed auto

Honda's European arm has unveiled its take on the facelifted fourth-generation Honda CR-V, which, aside from updated looks, sports a new 1.6-litre turbo-diesel motor. For Europe, the revised CR-V will feature a new high power version of the 1.6-litre turbo-diesel motor from the Earth Dreams series...


2014 Honda CR-V Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Honda CR-V Review

The Honda CR-V is easily one of the most practical mid-size models on the market - find out why.

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$32,790

2015 Honda CR-V facelift revealed in full in the US
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2015 Honda CR-V facelift revealed in full in the US

Honda North America has revealed in full the look of the facelifted fourth-generation Honda CR-V SUV. Visually, the biggest changes are up front where the updated CR-V features a two-layer grille with U-shaped chrome bars at the top and bottom. This is flanked by a new set of headlights with built-in LED daytime driving lights...


Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch
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Honda Civic Type R : Updated concept previews 2015 hot-hatch

Sketches of a new Honda Civic Type R concept have been released, previewing the highly anticipated hot-hatch that’s confirmed to launch in 2015. To be unveiled at this week’s Paris motor show, the blue Civic Type R concept is a mildly updated version of the red concept that debuted at the Geneva motor show in March...


Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review
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Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo : Comparison review

Not so long ago, buying a little car meant making big compromises. While some contenders had their strong suits, none could claim the all-round ability of those in the next class up despite costing just a few thousand dollars less. But before you head out and buy a Corolla, know this: the city car class of 2014 is growing up fast...


Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo comparison review
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Honda Jazz v Volkswagen Polo comparison review

Tegan and Tim put the new Honda Jazz and the updated Volkswagen Polo head to head in a battle of two of our favourite city cars.


2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range
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2015 Honda Civic: New Sport model to boost facelifted hatch range

The first images and details of a new 'sportier' Honda Civic hatch have been revealed ahead of the facelifted small car's Paris motor show debut. Due to be unveiled in both hatch and touring wagon guises, the refreshed European-spec Honda Civic range – spied testing back in June – will be joined by a new five-door Sport variant with stylistic links to the upcoming Civic Type R...


Honda Odyssey Review: LT3
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review: LT3

I can't help it. This crazy car puts a smile on my dial. For those that reach that stage in life - when the need a for a seven-seat people mover can no longer be ignored - your options are limited and it can seem like a death sentence. Luckily it doesn't have to be that way. There are options that are quirky, interesting, stylish and comfortable...

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$47,620

Honda Odyssey: Up Close and Personal
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Honda Odyssey: Up Close and Personal

The Honda Odyssey has been disappearing from the CarAdvice Garage. Trent tracks down the culprit, Tegan, to find out why. The pair take a closer look at its features and discuss what they like and don't like.


2015 Honda CR-V facelift unveiled
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2015 Honda CR-V facelift unveiled

The facelifted 2015 Honda CR-V has been revealed in a single image posted online. The new-look Honda SUV has been spied previously by CarAdvice's photographers, but the above image - posted by US site Motor Trend - gives plenty away regarding the updated model's styling...


Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia
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Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia

The future of Honda Australia’s hybrid range appears to be in doubt, and its hero performance-focused hybrid model – the Honda CR-Z – could be on the chopping block. The CR-Z was dropped in Europe and the UK earlier this year, but the company stated it would continue building the CR-Z despite it sharing platform components and hybrid bits with the defunct Insight...


Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report two

Tim loads up the Odyssey for a road trip to Byron Bay.

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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


2015 Honda CR-V facelift spied
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2015 Honda CR-V facelift spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured a prototype of the updated Honda CR-V testing in Southern Europe. The Japanese brand’s facelifted SUV is seen here testing alongside the current CR-V, making it easy to spot the updates on the partially camouflaged new model. The three-slat front grille of the current model makes way for a new two-slat fixture with a larger honeycomb mesh panel at its base...


2015 Honda Jazz Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Honda Jazz Review

Does the new Honda Jazz have what it takes to reclaim its glory?

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$14,990 to $22,490

2015 Honda Jazz launches from $14,990
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2015 Honda Jazz launches from $14,990

The third-generation Honda Jazz launches in Australia with a starting price of $14,990 for the base model manual. The new city car is expected to charge Honda’s resurgences in Australia, despite a horror first half of 2014, with the brand’s sales down by 34 percent. The 2015 Honda Jazz is powered by a 1...


Honda City v Mitsubishi Mirage sedan : Comparison review
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Honda City v Mitsubishi Mirage sedan : Comparison review

Australia’s largely unloved baby sedan segment has just had some life injected into it with the release of the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan and second-generation Honda City. Slow sales have meant light sedan rivals have come and gone – Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda 2 and the recently axed Nissan Almera – and those that remain are outsold many times over by their five-door siblings, including the Holden Barina, Hyundai Accent and (previous-generation) Toyota Yaris...


Honda NSX spied at Nurburgring
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Honda NSX spied at Nurburgring

Our spy photographers have snapped the new Honda NSX undergoing evaluation at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Despite the car's black-and-white camouflage, we can clearly see the shape of the new Honda NSX, as well as much of its detailing. It's clear that the production version of the NSX won't be too different from the concept models that have been gracing the motor show circuit over the past few years...


Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490
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Honda Civic sedan price cut to $18,490

The Honda Civic sedan line-up has a sharp new entry price point of $18,490, following an announcement from the brand that it has updated the range with a budget-friendly base model. Honda's new pricing strategy sees the Civic sedan undercut the list price of key rivals such as the Holden Cruze ($19,490), Kia Cerato ($19,990), Nissan Pulsar ($19,990), Ford Focus ($20,290), Mitsubishi Lancer ($20,390), Mazda 3 ($20,490) Toyota Corolla ($20,740) and Hyundai Elantra ($20,990)...


Honda CR-V Plus+ Edition brings sharper value to SUV staple
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Honda CR-V Plus+ Edition brings sharper value to SUV staple

Honda has improved the value equation of its entry-level CR-V VTi two- and four-wheel-drive range with the addition of a value-packed Plus+ special edition.  The Honda CR-V VTi Plus gets extra features over the regular VTi such as 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, metallic paint (flat paint is not available) and special badges in return for a $1000 price hike...


Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report one
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report one

CarAdvice has taken delivery of a new long-term loan car - the top-spec Honda Odyssey VTi-L. Trent Nikolic gets into people-moving mode.

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Honda Odyssey VTi-L : Long-termer review
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Honda Odyssey VTi-L : Long-termer review

Trent Nikolic introduces us to the new member of the CarAdvice long term garage - the Honda Odyssey.


Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can co-exist on the one entertainment system, according to Audi, Honda, Volvo
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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto can co-exist on the one entertainment system, according to Audi, Honda, Volvo

Audi, Honda and Volvo have confirmed that their future in-car entertainment systems will be supported by both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In a statement released overnight confirming ongoing development work to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the brand's MMI entertainment and nav systems, Audi said that "customers will be able to choose at any time which of these platforms they wish to use in their cars"...


Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families
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Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families

Australians buy many more SUV models than wagons - but are they the smartest option? We put the popular Honda CR-V to the load-lugging test against the Skoda Octavia wagon.


2014 Honda Jazz pricing revealed
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2014 Honda Jazz pricing revealed

The third-generation Honda Jazz will retain its predecessor’s sub-$15,000 starting price when it arrives in Australia in July, but will be more expensive at the other end of the range. The new entry-level Honda Jazz VTi manual is priced identically to the outgoing GLi base model at $14,990, while the new Jazz VTi-L CVT flagship costs from $22,490, up $1500 on the current range topper...