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The 2016 HRV is Here!

Here are some early media reviews about the HR-V:
First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V
It's quick, it's nimble, and it's surprisingly comfortable, with a thoughtful interior package. The HR-V is the next star in Honda's lineup.
- First Drive: 2016 Honda HR-V | Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015 | | Scott Burgess
2016 Honda HR-V: Honda Joins the Rapidly-Expanding Small SUV Segment Yet Honda knows a thing or three about selling small SUV’s. The company’s CR-V has been tearing up sales charts for over a decade, and the new HR-V uses much of the same philosophy in a smaller, more affordable package.
- 2016 Honda HR-V: Honda Joins the Rapidly-Expanding Small SUV Segment | Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015 | | Karl Brauer
2016 Honda HR-V Road Test
An all-new model in the subcompact crossover segment, the 2016 Honda HR-V combines a small footprint, high driving position and a surprisingly spacious cargo area in an easy-to-drive package. Solid mileage, available all-wheel drive and plenty of standard and optional features make it one of the top vehicles in the category.
- 2016 Honda HR-V Road Test | Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015 | | Ed Hellwig
2016 Honda HR-V is bigger on the inside
Honda's new HR-V crossover SUV slots in comfortably between the Fit and CR-V, and will fit neatly into the lives of many.
- 2016 Honda HR-V is bigger on the inside | Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015 |

2016 Honda Civic Concept

The all-new Civic Concept is ready for its close-up, and debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show on April 1. As the basis for the entire line of 2016 Civics, the Civic Concept boasts a variety of sporty, aggressive features that will redefine the compact market. This fall, the Sedan—later followed by a Coupe, an Si, a 5-door model, and a new Civic Type-R—will celebrate our take on an advanced, sport-inspired design. Featuring a new turbo-charged engine, the Civic Concept embodies the spirited, game-changing future of the 10th-generation Civic.          

2016 Honda Pilot

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot made its North American debut on February 12 at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

Launching this summer, the all-new 2016 Pilot sets a new standard for premium family SUVs with a new powertrain and advanced technology in a sleek, muscular package. Increased cargo capacity and interior room are complemented by deluxe touches like a premium interior and LED projector headlights. The 2016 Honda Pilot features an available new Earth Dreams Technology™ 3.5-liter, direct-injection i-VTEC® V-6 engine that is both powerful and efficient. The Pilot also boasts our most comprehensive set of advanced safety features ever including the available Honda Sensing™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.

The 2016 Pilot will join the CR-V—the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year®—and the dynamic new HR-V Crossover to redefine the SUV market in North America.        

2015 Honda Fit

The New 2015 Fit Has Arrived!!
Test Drive One Today at Martin Honda!

130-hp, 1.5-liter, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder Engine with Earth Dreams technology
The Fit may be a small car, but it’s a mighty one. The 130-hp engine @ 6600 rpm (SAE net) gives the Fit plenty of zip, and the DOHC i-VTEC® system with direct-injection leads to better combustion and a more efficient use of your gas money[1].
[1] 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for CVT model without paddle shifters. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for CVT models with paddle shifters. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

6-speed manual transmission

We've added a sixth gear to the Fit. It not only helps out your fuel economy[1], but having an extra gear to kick your Fit into makes driving that much more fun. (LX and EX)
[1] 29 city/ 37 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

The Fit’s engine has more horsepower than ever and the continuously variable transmission (CVT) helps you use it best. The CVT allows the engine to always operate at the most efficient rpm level, helping to maximize efficiency whatever the driving conditions[1].
[1] 33 city/41 highway/36 combined mpg rating for CVT model without paddle shifters. 32 city/38 highway/35 combined mpg rating for CVT models with paddle shifters. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

G-Shift design
G-Shift works with the Fit’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and delivers power to your Fit’s wheels more efficiently than ever. This means less energy spent revving and more spent accelerating.

Next-Generation ACE™ body structure
The next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is a Honda exclusive design that utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This helps reduce the force transferred to the cabin and evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles involved.

Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Fit's anti-lock braking system (ABS) uses a special modulator to pulse the brakes to help prevent wheel lockup. This helps the driver retain steering control during hard braking. The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system balances the braking forces at each wheel according to how the car is dynamically loaded.

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
These airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes.

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
The side curtain airbag module is positioned along the side of the headliner. In the event of a sufficient side impact, this system will activate to help provide protection for both the front and outboard rear occupants on the side of impact.

SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent® side airbag is designed to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize potential protection for properly seated occupants, helping to protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body from injury, or vent before fully inflating if an occupant is in the side airbag deployment path, thereby decreasing the likelihood for an airbag-related injury.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)[1] is standard on every Fit. During an understeer or oversteer condition, VSA brake individual wheels and/or reduce engine power to help restore your intended course.
[1] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
Moving in reverse is a lot less stressful with a multi-angle rearview camera, and this über-useful feature comes standard on every Fit. The multi-angle rearview camera shows much of what’s behind you from three different angles, and it is a NHTSA recommended crash avoidance safety technology[1].
[1] Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle. The FIT is equipped with a rearview video system recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Information about crash avoidance technologies as part of the Government 5-Star Safety Ratings program can be found at

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Drivers sometimes unintentionally drive with underinflated tires, and that impairs tire responsiveness and reduces fuel economy. This system monitors the pressure in all four tires, and alerts the driver when the air pressure in any tire becomes significantly low[1].
[1] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Daytime Running Lights help make your Fit more visible to other drivers on the road, so it’s easier for them to see you coming.

Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Front 3-point seat belts ride across the lap and chest to help restrain occupants during sudden stops or impact.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
The outboard rear seats feature the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) mounting system for use with compatible child seats.

Honda Accord Number 1 of the 10 Best New Sedans Under $25,000 Named by KBB

IRVINE, CA – Shoppers in the market for an affordable new sedan can see which models the experts recommend most in the list of 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 for 2013 from Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new and used car information.

While the marketplace of new sedans in the sub-$25,000 price point has never been stronger, that also leaves car shoppers with more questions about which model really is right for them. In this new list on, editors provide their insights and rank what they think are this year’s 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000, ultimately naming the completely redesigned 2013 Honda Accord No. 1.

“While other mid-size cars have threatened its dominance, now we can definitively say that the Accord is back on top, with the completely overhauled 2013 model hitting No. 1 on our list of the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book’s “The latest Honda Accord is as refined as any previous edition, but with a newfound sense of sporty style and cool new technologies that are as user-friendly as the car itself.”

2013 Honda Civic Sedan Leads All Small Cars in Safety Ratings with Top NHTSA and IIHS Crash Scores

Honda brand leads 2013 safety ratings; every Honda model tested for 2013 rated as IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+

05/09/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.

The new 2013 Honda Civic Sedan, the most popular small car among individual buyers, has received the highest possible overall safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2013 Civic Sedan recently received the top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), and the highest possible rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS, including a top score of GOOD in the new small overlap frontal collision test.

Honda leads all automakers with every one of its tested model year 2013 vehicles earning a TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS.

The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe are the first and only small cars to earn the IIHS' highest safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for the Civic Sedan further separates Civic from the competition in safety ratings performance. The 2013 Accord also earned these high safety ratings in the midsize segment.

"Car shoppers cannot find a small car with higher overall safety ratings than the 2013 Honda Civic," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. "Safety ratings leadership across product lines is a fundamental part of not only our strategic business plan, but also our philosophy as a company."

The Civic Sedan, significantly reengineered for 2013, is equipped with Honda's next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which plays a critical role in making Civic the first small car to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ crash safety rating, and the first to earn the highest rating of GOOD in the IIHS' new small overlap frontal crash test (sometimes called a 'narrow offset' test). This aggressive test is designed to simulate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole at high speed. The reinforced ACE™ body structure found on the 2013 Civic further enhances frontal crash energy through a wider range of these offset and oblique collision scenarios.

Additional standard safety equipment on all Civic models include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side curtain airbags; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and driver and front passenger side airbags.

Honda Safety Leadership
Under the banner of "Safety for Everyone," Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies and designs to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. This commitment to safety is rooted in Honda's goal to be a company that society wants to exist, and it complements the company's leadership in reducing vehicle emissions, improving fuel efficiency and advancing alternatives to gasoline.

Honda Vehicle Ratings by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2013 Honda TOP SAFETY PICK+:

Honda Accord Coupe
Honda Accord Sedan
Honda Civic Coupe
Honda Civic Sedan


Honda Fit
Honda Crosstour
Honda Civic Sedan
Honda CR-Z
Honda CR-V
Honda Insight

Honda Pilot
Honda Odyssey
Honda Ridgeline

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord

Both the Camry and Accord offer a comparable package—and they're about the same size, overall—but the Accord emerges as the winner. The rather flat, unsupportive front seats that are included in most of the Camry models are inferior to the front seats in the new 2013 Accord, as they have improved back support and better bolstering. We think most shoppers will also prefer the trim and materials in mainstream Accord EX models to that in the comparable Camry LE, as it's more upscale in look and feel. In back, both of these models have rooflines that don't tuck dramatically downward, like some models in this class, so they're among the better choices for carrying adults in the back seat. With its rather low beltline and a little more side glass, the Accord offers a better view outward for those in back.

Toyota and Honda have paid more attention to refinement this time around and added extra noise insulation, but thanks to standard Active Noise Control and Active Sound Control on the Honda Accord—which especially help cancel out road noise—the Accord is the clear winner here, too.

Up until late last year, both of these models were considered to be near equals for safety, as they both have Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS and a five-star overall score from the federal government. But in a group of sedans tested by the IIHS in its new small-overlap frontal test, the Accord was one of a small group to achieve a 'good' rating, while the Camry achieved one of the lowest 'poor' ratings in the group. Both models offer some sophisticated advanced safety technology, including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as a cool new LaneWatch system that shows you an expanded view from the in-dash display when you click the turn signal lever. Unlike Toyota, Honda offers a rearview camera system even in the base model LX.

The market has evolved to expect connectivity features even in lower-priced vehicles, and both of these models cater to that expectation, with standard Bluetooth hands-free calling, Bluetooth audio streaming, and a USV port. But Honda has gone well beyond that, also including SMS text capability, Pandora audio streaming, dual-zone climate control, and an eight-inch i-MID display. Honda is the winner here, too
The Accord wins for fuel economy and has an excellent 27/36 mpg with its new direct-injection four-cylinder and continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), while the four-cylinder Camry gets 25/35 at best. V-6 Accords are especially smart and efficient, with ratings of 21/34, while Camry V-6 models stand at 21/30.

The Accord does look more exciting and better proportioned on the outside, with more of a premium look inside.

As far as performance goes, these are two of the only remaining mid-size models to offer an available V-6, and in both cases it's a smooth, refined, and very strong option. In the Accord especially it gives this Honda more of an Acura feel. Both models are also very smooth with their base four-cylinder engines, and the new CVT in the Honda doesn't succumb to the undesirable drone and rubber-band feel that CVTs so often do. The Camry is downright dull to drive. the Accord wins again because of its well-tuned steering and crisp, light driving feel.

Honda has produced a more compelling design and driving experience that still hits all the marks for practicality, comfort, and features.

2013 Honda Accord Wins Today/"MotorWeek" Midsize Sedan Shootout

2013 Accord applauded for its optimal balance of performance, comfort and standard feature content

TORRANCE, Calif. December 27, 2012

The 2013 Honda Accord has won the top spot in the USA TODAY/"MotorWeek" Midsize Sedan Showdown, a competition among six popular midsize sedans that retail for under $26,000 and achieve 28 mpg or better combined EPA-rated fuel economy. A real-world family and experts from, USA TODAY and "MotorWeek" recognized the Accord for its athletic and dynamic handling, comfortable driving experience and ample standard feature content. This is the fifth win for Honda in a USA TODAY/"MotorWeek" shootout with the current models of the Honda Odyssey, Pilot, CR-V and Fit also winning their respective shootouts.

"We're pleased that the real-world customers have determined that Accord excels in all areas, which makes the USA TODAY/"MotorWeek" showdown victory for the 2013 Accord all the more meaningful," said Michael Accavitti, vice president of marketing operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The consistent strength of Honda products in these shootouts supports our strong position with in-market consumers."

"Accord is one of the oldest and most trusted midsize sedans on the market," said Patrick Olsen, Editor-in-Chief of "With each redesign, the Accord continues to get better and better. The 2013 won our showdown because of its high-end standard features, value for money and great driving ability."

Beyond this latest USA TODAY/"MotorWeek" shootout win, the 2013 Honda Accord is among the first vehicles awarded the TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and was named to Car and Driver Magazine's '10Best Cars' list for a record 27th time. Additionally, the Accord was announced as a finalist for the 2013 North American Car of the Year.

The USA TODAY/"MotorWeek" competition measures all the needs of the average car-buyer including fuel efficiency, practicality, driving ability, comfort and features.

About Honda
Honda offers a complete lineup of Honda cars, trucks and service through a network of 1,037 Honda dealerships within the United States. In 2012, Honda will mark 30 years of producing automobiles in the U.S.1, which began with the Accord in Marysville, Ohio in November 1982. Having produced over 23 million vehicles in North America, Honda currently operates 7 major automobile manufacturing facilities in the region.

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2013 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe among NEW TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award.

To reward 2013 models with superior crash protection, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is awarding the new Top Safety Pick+ accolade to 13 cars. All earn good or acceptable ratings in the new IIHS small overlap test as well as top marks in other IIHS evaluations.

The small overlap test replicates what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. In the test, 25 percent of a car's front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph. A Hybrid III dummy representing a 50th percentile male is belted in the driver seat.

Honda engineered both versions of the Accord to do well in the test

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