As if winning Vincentric’s 5th Annual Best Value in Canada Awards for the Fit subcompact hatchback, CR-V compact SUV, and Odyssey minivan wasn’t enough last year, or for that matter the Odyssey and…

Honda Canada receives five retained value awards

As if winning Vincentric's 5th Annual Best Value in Canada Awards for the Fit subcompact hatchback, CR-V compact SUV, and Odyssey minivan wasn't enough last year, or for that matter the Odyssey and new HR-V subcompact SUV also winning their categories in Vincentric's Lowest Cost to Own in Canada awards, ALG recently recognized the Fit, CR-V, Odyssey and Accord at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto for its 2017 Best Residual Value awards program. Winners of ALG Canadian Residual Value Awards are chosen after the third-party analytical firm studies the competition within each vehicle segment, as well as historical vehicle performance and industry trends. Additionally, vehicle quality, production numbers relative to demand, pricing, and marketing strategies are factored in. Retained value is important because the actual price you pay for a vehicle is the difference between the cost at the point of purchase and what you receive back for it when it's traded in or sold later. With Read Full Story
Honda completely redesigned its innovative unibody pickup truck for the 2017 model year, and as a reward for a job well done is being named 2017 North American Truck of the Year. The Ridgeline has long…

Honda Ridgeline wins Truck of the Year

Honda completely redesigned its innovative unibody pickup truck for the 2017 model year, and as a reward for a job well done is being named 2017 North American Truck of the Year. The Ridgeline has long been lauded for providing crossover SUV-like handling, ride comfort, and fuel economy in a versatile pickup truck package, but the mid-size model goes much further to win over would-be buyers than that. Like its predecessor, which came on the scene in 2005, Honda has taken a very different tack with this mid-size entry. The new second-generation Ridgeline also features a crossover-SUV-like unibody design albeit with a closed-boxed frame integrated within, combining much of the towing and hauling strength of a rugged frame with the taut structure of a monocoque body shell. What's more, its industry-exclusive Dual Action Tailgate both lowers in the usual fashion and swings sideways so it doesn't need to be detached when clamping on ramps designed to work with ATVs, motorcycles, ride-on mowers, Read Full Story
After more than a decade with the 1st-gen Ridgeline, Honda delivers a totally new Pilot-based version for 2017. Today on we go in-depth critiquing its styling and potential sales while lauding its innovation.…

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Road Test Review

When you think of Honda, do trucks immediately come to mind? Such might have been the case back in 1963 when founder Soichiro Honda expanded beyond motorcycles to build the company's first-ever four-wheeled vehicle, a tiny mini-truck dubbed T360, but most don't conjure up images of pickup trucks or anything similar when they hear the brand's household name now.

In most markets throughout the world Honda is predominately recognized for its bestselling Civic compact car, ultra-popular CR-V compact SUV, Accord mid-size sedan, and more recently its bestselling (in Canada and the U.S.) HR-V subcompact SUV (congrats to Honda on this latest feat). Here in North America we typically opt for large trucks from the big three U.S. brands when it comes time to haul, with only a relative handful of buyers choosing an imported full-size pickup. This pattern changes in the mid-size (previously compact) truck market, however, a segment the imports introduced way back in the '60s and still dominate. Read Full Story
Honda’s automobile division is almost young enough to fall into gen-X, but despite its relative youth the innovative Japanese company has managed to build 100 million vehicles globally since it began…

Honda achieves 100-million global automobile production milestone

Considering that many of today's largest automakers are more than a century old, it's amazing to contemplate everything Honda has achieved within the car industry in just 53 years. In fact, on December 22, 2016, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it had surpassed the 100-million automobile production milestone.

"Thanks to the support from our customers around the world," said Takahiro Hachigo, President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. "Honda was able to deliver 100 million automobiles. The passion of our company founder who wanted to help people in their daily lives and pursue the joy of driving has been inherited by Honda associates as the original starting point of Honda automobile manufacturing. Striving to meet the next 100 million customers, Honda will continue delivering increasingly attractive products."

Honda first began assembling automobiles at its Saitama Factory in 1963, its initial mass-produced model being Read Full Story
Want a Civic but need more functionality? Honda’s been listening and the reborn Civic Hatchback is here, complete with five doors and more eye-catching style than anything else in its class. Available…

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Road Test Review

Take a look at the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback, and if you're old enough, you might fondly flashback to the 1970s, when the Civic CVCC first debuted in North America. It was a tiny affair -- dependable transportation for four normal sized adults, and chock full of the latest fuel saving technology that saw the Civic earn 48 mpg on the highway (yes Canada used miles per gallon back then, albeit with smaller imperial gallons).

Given the fact that pre-gasoline crisis of the 1973, gasoline was the equivalent of about 12 cents per litre. Yes, 12 cents. Due to the 1973 oil crisis, consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles was high, and leaded fuel was being phased out due to environmental and public health concerns. During this transition, the Civic had a trump card over other vehicles like Ford's Pinto and Chevrolet's Vega. The super efficient "stratified charge" CVCC engine debuted in 1975 and did not require a catalytic converter or unleaded fuel to meet Environmental Protection Read Full Story