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To celebrate the anniversary of Soichiro Honda’s birth this Tuesday, we’ve put together a list of our favourite Honda cars available to purchase in 2015.
Honda is currently the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and the 8th largest car manufacturer. Soichiro Honda began his life as a mechanic at the Art Shokai garage where he tuned cars anda entered them into races.
Check out some of his most successful Honda cars to date below.
The Honda Civic has been around for some time and is a good family hatchback car which offers plenty of equipment as standard. Built in the 1970s to rival popular cars such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, the Honda Civic is now in its 9th generation and is still going strong! It has a hard-to-beat reputation for reliability and the latest 2014 model has been facelifted to bring it in line with popular modern day rivals such as the Peugeot 308 and SEAT Leon. Despite not being as exciting to drive as some rivals, the Civic benefits from a host of equipment and three frugal engines.
One of the most popular crossovers currently on the road, the Honda CR-V appeals to a wide range of families and professionals thanks to its edgy design, high levels of comfort and its hatchback driving style, making it as easy to drive as any smaller family car. Furthermore, there’s plenty of interior space for passengers, it sports a favoured high seating position and the boot is huge. You’ll pay more to own one than some rivals, but it’s worth it for the drive which is relaxed and fun.
The Honda Jazz is a little gem in Honda’s impressive line-up. The city car that has it all, the Jazz offers masses of space for a small compact car and its resale values remain strong, so you’ll cash in when it comes to selling the car on. Furthermore, the Jazz benefits from Honda’s excellent reputation for producing reliable cars. Thanks to its size, the Jazz will be cheap to buy, cheap to run and cheap to insure, although the hybrid version doesn’t fall under the free road tax 100g/km barrier.
Honda Accord (Priced from £8,000 used)
The Honda Accord is a fairly decent saloon car, but in comparison to newer family car rivals such as the Ford Mondeo or the BMW 3-Series, it is lacking in some key areas. The Accord comes with a range of four powerful engines which are all smooth and strong, but we’d recommend the 2.2-litre diesel for the best balance between power and fuel economy. Like all Honda cars, the Accord has a high reliability record and safety kit is good too. The cabin is less classy and practical than some rivals and you’ll pay more to buy and run one.
Built to rival the popular Toyota Prius hybrid, in 1999 the Honda Insight was one of the first hybrid cars to go on sale in the UK. Made popular by its quirky looks and incredible fuel efficiency, the Insight has continued to satisfy popular demand despite rising competition in the market for hybrid cars. The latest model is far more practical than its predecessor and now comes in a five-door hatchback to rival the Toyota Prius. The key selling point of the Insight remains its efficiency, and Honda claims its 1.3-litre petrol/electric engine will return a high 67mpg with CO2 emissions just below the 100g/km mark at 97g/km meaning buyers will be exempt from road tax.
The Honda CR-Z has never been the most popular car from the Honda range, but the new revised version brought out in 2013 demonstrates much improvement on the old model. Its sportier looking and the 1.5-litre petrol engine has increased its performance by 7bhp to 119bhp, and even in the Sport version the CR-Z demonstrates good fuel economy averaging 56.5mpg with 110g/km CO2 emissions. In addition, the CR-Z is one of the safest superminis around, making it appealing car to drivers with small families.