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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.

Honda Reviews

2018 Honda Jazz VTi review

The base $15,990 drive-away Honda Jazz VTi variant is the version that makes the most sense. If you want reliable, roomy and unpretentious motoring that will cost you next to nothing, then this is your next car.

2018 Honda CR-V VTi-S review

The 2018 Honda CR-V VTi-S is an excellent offering, but it's disappointingly short on active safety technology.

2018 Honda Civic Type R review: road test

We loved the bewinged, turbocharged Civic Type R at the track, but is this hot Honda easier to live with than its predecessor?

2018 Honda Jazz review: VTi-L

We love the Honda Jazz for the unbelievable practicality that it brings to the segment, but at this price point, it doesn't make a lot of sense.

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Honda Videos

Comparison: 2018 Honda CR-V v Hyundai Tucson

At this end of the SUV spectrum, it's all about sharp pricing and value for money. Everybody wants to get into an SUV, but which one should you go for? It can be pretty confusing. Here, Paul tests two top competitors in the medium SUV segment.

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

Honda Magic Seats and the HR-V: How capacious can you go?

We've long heaped praise on Honda for its 'Magic Seats' design, conceived to make the company's passenger cars as practical as possible. Almost as practical as a small commercial van, in fact. To properly test the case, we set ourselves the challenge of flipping the rear seats of the little HR-V and packing it to the roof...

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Honda Comparisons

2018 Honda CR-V VTi-S v Hyundai Tucson Active X comparison

SUV sales are going nuts in Australia. Everybody wants to get into an SUV, but which one should you go for? It can be pretty confusing. If you don't have stacks of money to spend, but equally you don't want to be stuck with a base model, we've lined up two cars you should consider if you're after a mid-sized SUV...

2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L comparison

The all-new Honda CR-V and significantly updated Nissan X-Trail – two big nameplates in one hugely popular mid-sized SUV segment – arrived in the second half of 2017. And in November, we kicked off comparing these two revised protagonists’ ranges by pitching petrol-powered, all-wheel-driven, five-seater flagships in the form of Honda’s VTi-LX and Nissan’s TI versions against one another...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

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Honda News

Honda Civic Type R topples front-drive Spa record

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has claimed another lap record as part of its 'Type R Challenge 2018', setting a new standard for front-wheel drive vehicles around Spa Francorchamps. Having last month toppled the front-drive record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit, Honda inserted Bertrand Baguette – ex-LMP2 and current NSX GT driver – into the Type R for a tilt at Spa...

2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August

Honda Australia has released preliminary information for the updated 2018 HR-V range, headlined by the standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), along with a new sport-themed RS trim grade. Previously reserved for higher-grade models, all versions of the MY18 HR-V get city-speed AEB as standard – operating at speeds of less than 30km/h using a windscreen-mounted laser radar...

GM and Honda pair up on next-gen batteries

General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop advanced battery components, in an attempt to speed up the rollout of electric cars that are attractive to consumers. The agreement will see the two companies collaborate on development of GM's next-generation battery systems, with Honda to source its battery modules from the American giant...

ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...

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Honda Owner Reviews

2006 Honda Stream 2.0 RSZ review

I am living in NZ, where the Honda Stream is a relatively common sight. This is only because NZ imports a large number of second-hand Jap imports. NZ is ‘blessed’ with plenty of Japanese cars that are not normally seen outside of the local market. The mark-two Honda Stream is one of those. Outside of Japan, the Stream was also sold in Malaysia and Singapore I think...

2015 Honda HR-V VTi-S review

A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. This is the first car we have bought in years, having company cars most of my life. The criteria for this newly retired person was ease of entry/exit, sitting a little higher for better vision, flexible carrying space, economy, reliability, and look good in the driveway...

2018 Honda Civic Type R review

To many, the new Type R is obnoxiously styled and too over the top, but is that really a bad thing? I thought about it before I put down the deposit for hours on end, batting my own mind wondering if I was making the right decision. Is it too over the top? Honestly, yes it probably is, but is it a negative? Hell no! Ninety-nine per cent of consumer vehicles these days are going for a more conservative look appealing to a much older audience...

2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid review

My father purchased the Accord Hybrid after seven years of driving an ’04 Accord V6 Luxury, which certainly made an impression. However, after a minor accident that saw a not inconsiderable repair bill, September 2017 saw us waving farewell to the 2004 Accord V6 Luxury that our family had owned since 2010...

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Honda Civic Type R topples front-drive Spa record
2018 Honda Jazz VTi review

2018 Honda Jazz VTi review

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