Honda News

  • 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

    Honda announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that it will loan almost $14 million to hydrogen station provider First Element Fuels to help it build an additional 12 fueling stations in California for upcoming hydrogen fuel-cell cars. The $13.8 million loan will be combined with grants from the state of California to fund the new stations. DON'T MISS: First Element Expects To Make Money Selling Hydrogen Fuel In 5 Years California intends to build 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2020. First Element received a similar loan of $7.3 million from Toyota earlier this year, part of the funding...

  • Honda FCV Concept
    Honda FCV Concept Debuts: Design Evolution For 2016 Fuel-Cell Car

    A revised version of Honda's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle debuted in Japan today. The Honda FCV Concept offers more hints as to what the five-passenger mid-size sedan will look like when it appears on Japanese roads in early 2016, powered only by hydrogen. DON'T MISS: Honda FCEV Concept Previews...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The second of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Honda Fit, the well-regarded subcompact five-door hatchback. It's the third generation of the car sold in North America, and it's got a new powertrain, dubbed with Honda's EarthDreams label, that...

  • 2015 Honda CR-Z
    2015 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Two-Seat Coupe: Unchanged For New Model Year

    The 2015 Honda CR-Z enters the new model year unchanged.

  • 2015 Honda Fit EX-L Navi, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2014
    2015 Honda Fit Gas Mileage: True 40-MPG Subcompact, Or Not?

    The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact is an entirely new model, and for North America, it's built in a new plant in Mexico. That means that its launch was necessarily slow and cautious--in fact, it was delayed two months--and then a bumper upgrade to reinforce crash-safety welds hardly sped up the...

  • 2015 Honda CR-V
    2015 Honda CR-V: New Engine, CVT For Higher Gas Mileage, New Features, Mild Restyle

    The 2015 CR-V boasts improved gas mileage thanks to a new CVT.

  • 2015 Honda CR-V

    The 2015 Honda CR-V will feature updated styling and other changes.

  • 2015 Honda Fit  -  First Drive
    2015 Honda Fit: Early Models To Get Better Bumpers For Crash Safety Boost

    Early-production 2015 Honda Fit hatchbacks will be retrofitted with stronger bumper-beam welds.

  • 2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged
    2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets Factory-Approved Supercharger Kit

    Ask Honda fans what's wrong with the CR-Z hybrid coupe, and they'll give you one of two answers. Those who seek economy will tell you it's not frugal enough. Those after performance will tell you it isn't fast enough. Fixing the former probably requires a little too much work for most, but thanks...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid  -  First Drive, December 2014
    2014 Acura RLX Hybrid: 3 Motors, AWD--Most Sophisticated Hybrid Yet?

    Several manufacturers now offer gas-saving hybrid versions of their vehicles but it's surprisingly rare to find two companies who have gone about it in the same way. The early pioneers, Toyota and Honda, fielded completely different systems at launch--and well over a decade down the line Honda has...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Still In Very Short Supply: Why?

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid received very positive reviews when it was launched almost a year ago. Its EPA fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg combined approaches that of the 50-mpg Toyota Prius, but the Accord is a more conventional looking mid-size sedan--a plus for many buyers. Yet sales have been...

  • Honda Brio minicar
    Could Honda's Future 1.0-Liter Be World's Most Efficient Engine?

    The last time Honda made a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, it broke new records for fuel efficiency. Found under the hood of the original Insight hybrid, it still has the highest gas mileage of any EPA-rated non-plugin. It also took International Engine of the Year in 2000, and won that competition's...

  • 2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan

    The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014 car's gas mileage of 45 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway), itself an improvement on the 2013 model's 44 mpg all-round. Now that the Honda Insight is waving goodbye, the Civic Hybrid remains one of just two Hondas using the old 'Integrated Motor Assist' hybrid setup. The other is the sporty Honda CR-Z coupe, which features a similar 1.5-liter gasoline engine to the Civic Hybrid but lags behind on combined economy...

  • 2001 Honda Insight
    5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

    61 mpg. That's the figure everyone will want to know, so that's the one I'm starting with. 61 mpg is what I've managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

    Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the Toyota Prius. Used-car listing aggregator iSeeCars analyzed more than 20 million used-car listings posted during April and...

  • 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas
    Californians: Buy Honda Civic Natural Gas, Get $1,000 Off--But, Hurry

    Do you live in California? Have you been mulling over the purchase of a natural-gas vehicle? If so, Honda wants you to know that its 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas model is eligible for an immediate $1,000 purchase credit--but you'll need to act swiftly. DON'T MISS: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas...

  • Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

    One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In Japan, the four major electric-car makers have now joined together to form a new company whose goal is to build a single...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

    Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S. by a few months, but it hasn't done nearly as well with its hybrids as Toyota has done with its Prius. Its first two-seat Insight wasn't close enough to the mainstream--and the first Honda Accord Hybrid in 2004 didn't post gas-mileage...

  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, April 2013

    Honda has long had the reputation of offering fuel-efficient, relatively green vehicles--but this year, it has lost the "Greenest Automaker" laurels that it's held since 1998 to an upstart: Hyundai-Kia. The latest award, detailed in a report that's now been issued six times by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), rates the environmental performance of 2013 model-year vehicles from the eight largest carmakers selling in the U.S. (meaning Tesla Motors wasn't included). DON'T MISS: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Gas Mileage Test Drive And the news is remarkably good: For the first time since...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: First Deliveries Delayed From April To June

    It's not a good week for getting your hands on innovative Japanese cars. Following the news that Mitsubishi has delayed its plug-in Outlander yet further, Honda Fit customers will now have to wait until June to get their cars--following an original April 14 release date. There's no solid reason...

  • 2014 Honda Civic
    Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

    The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is...

  • Honda Fit used in ZipCar's ONE>WAY car-sharing service
    Drive A Honda Fit With ZipCar's New One>Way Car Sharing Service

    Want to drive the new 2015 Honda Fit subcompact without the high-pressure environment of a dealership test drive? You could do worse than to sign up for ZipCar's new ONE>WAY car-sharing service, which will use the new Fit exclusively when the model makes its debut. ONE>WAY could be the most...

  • Honda Concept B hybrid hatchback (Photo: Indian Autos Blog)
    Honda Previews Hybrid 'Concept B' Hatch At Beijing Auto Show

    It's a sign of how important the Chinese car market is becoming, that major automakers seem to show as many new concept vehicles in Beijing as they do at more traditional auto show venues. The latest to emerge from the Chinese show's halls is Honda's Concept B, previewing a hatchback due on the...

  • 2016 Honda HR-V
    2015 Honda HR-V: First Details On New Compact Crossover

    Honda has announced the first official details of its new HR-V small crossover--previously known as the Vezel in overseas markets. Based on the latest generation Honda Fit, the HR-V is set to rival cars like Nissan's Juke and MINI's Countryman in the compact crossover market. Arriving this winter...

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