If you're looking for practicality but don't want a crossover, fear not because the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback has arrived. The second body style in the Civic lineup offers additional practicality and is one of the ways you can get a six-speed manual transmission. For the first time, the Civic hatchback will be built in the U.S. at Honda's Greensburg, Indiana facility. Since … [Read more...] about 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback First Look: Now With a Manual!
Make no mistake that the 2021 Honda Civic Type R remains the king of hot hatches. No other entry in this segment possesses the same level of balance, engagement, practicality, and power. When it first arrived in the U.S. for the 2017 model year, the hottest Civic immediately became an enthusiast’s sweetheart. It was one of the most well-rounded cars under $40,000, making it an … [Read more...] about 2021 Honda Civic Type R: Still the Hot Hatch to Beat
The refreshed 2021 Honda Ridgeline may just the perfect truck for the pragmatic consumer. Instead of focusing on bragging rights, Honda emphasized usability thanks to the myriad of storage spaces, the in-bed trunk, and an audio system integrated into the bed. Unlike rivals from General Motors, Toyota, and Ford, the Ridgeline is a unibody pickup truck. It's a close relative to … [Read more...] about 2021 Honda Ridgeline: The Pragmatic Truck?
This week was filled with lots of exciting news from Korea, Japan, and Germany. The biggest news of the week is the 11th generation 2022 Honda Civic sedan, which gets a more restrained mini Accord look and a host of new tech features including a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Available in four trims, the … [Read more...] about Week in Review: April 26 to May 2
Honda has finally shown off the 2022 Civic sedan in all its glory and boy does it look like a miniature version of the Accord. That’s not a bad thing because the Accord is a handsome sedan in its own right. As for the 2022 Honda Civic, the new look adds more restraint yet keeps the car attractive with nice proportions and a low-slung roofline just like its predecessor. This … [Read more...] about 2022 Honda Civic First Look
Lately I have had a number of emails asking about Consumer Report's review on the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. In their latest review Consumer Reports and the Wall Street Journal complained that the engine starts and stops randomly and revs without regard to accelerator pedal position or speed. What gives? The answer, and in my mind the key to living with the Accord Hybrid, is in … [Read more...] about How the Accord Hybrid system works