2017 Honda HR-V: Does Hybrid Matter?

In the subcompact crossover segment, there aren’t any models with hybrid variants. The two best-selling nameplates, Subaru Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade, are surely not going to offer that option anytime soon, and neither is the Mazda CX-3. Could that be the reason why Honda has held back on hybridization for the HR-V, despite calls from Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V: Does Hybrid Matter?[…]

2018 Honda CR-V: Unsettled By Subaru Threat

The most important nameplate for Honda in the coming years would most probably be the fifth-gen Honda CR-V, because it holds the key to tap into the overflowing growth and potential of the SUV market. It’s redesign is going to be an interesting one. With the Honda HR-V filling the gap for small crossovers, there’s Read more about 2018 Honda CR-V: Unsettled By Subaru Threat[…]

2018 Honda CR-V: Bigger Hit Than Civic

Let’s face it, the current Honda CR-V is as bland as any suburban vehicle could get, and yet it remains the sales-leading SUV in the US. For August, the Honda marque model was the third top-selling nameplate stateside, behind only the Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge Ram full-size pickups. As a matter of fact, the fourth, Read more about 2018 Honda CR-V: Bigger Hit Than Civic[…]

2017 Jeep Cherokee: Less Secure Than Rivals

There are two areas in which Jeep doesn’t really excel – reliability and safety. The automaker’s best-selling model, the Jeep Cherokee, has once again been given a four-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The compact off-roader earned the same rating for its 2016 model. But it’s not alone as all Read more about 2017 Jeep Cherokee: Less Secure Than Rivals[…]

2017 Honda HR-V Shares Major Honda CR-V Flaw

Much like the Honda CR-V, the subcompact Honda HR-V that’s built on the Honda Fit platform focuses on utility rather than performance. The crossover has often been criticized for being underpowered, while simultaneously praised for its spaciousness. That’s not the main weakness of the HR-V, as evidenced by how the CR-V has struggled against the Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V Shares Major Honda CR-V Flaw[…]

2018 Honda Civic: Expect No More Than Hybrid

Seeing that the next-gen Honda CR-V may potentially adopt a plug-in hybrid variant, on top of the return of the Honda Accord Hybrid, it makes sense that their platform mate Honda Civic (next-gen Accord moving to Civic platform) would be slated for hybridization as well. But only to a certain extent, because other forms of Read more about 2018 Honda Civic: Expect No More Than Hybrid[…]

2017 Honda HR-V Disappoints From The Start

The Honda HR-V is definitely more refreshing than the CR-V which has gotten a bit stale for consumers who are starting to demand for more excitement from Honda. It isn’t too sporty or aggressive, but definitely isn’t a boring suburban ‘mom SUV’. Despite its merits, those keen on the subcompact crossover have been pretty disappointed Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V Disappoints From The Start[…]

2017 Honda CR-V: Even HR-V Loses Out!

For most of 2016, the Honda CR-V had been on the losing end against the Toyota RAV4 because the latter offers a hybrid variant, while the top-selling SUV of 2015 doesn’t. Honda would be remiss to withhold hybridization for the CR-V, because even the Nissan Rogue has gotten in on the action. This doesn’t only Read more about 2017 Honda CR-V: Even HR-V Loses Out![…]

2018 Honda CR-V: Far Ahead Of Accord

Both the Honda CR-V and Accord are undergoing significant next-gen redesigns for 2018, but it’s already evident at this point that the compact SUV is going to come out on top in terms of popularity with consumers. Why? Because it’s an SUV. The newly redesigned Honda Civic is being used as the basis of their Read more about 2018 Honda CR-V: Far Ahead Of Accord[…]

2017 Honda HR-V: Limited Much Like Honda CR-V

If there is something that Honda needs to do with the subcompact HR-V crossover, it’s to take a cue from Toyota and Nissan. The automaker needs to introduce a hybrid version of the mini crossover lest it allows the Toyota C-HR to gain the upper hand. Whereas the HR-V offers only a single 1.8L four-cylinder Read more about 2017 Honda HR-V: Limited Much Like Honda CR-V[…]

2016 Honda CR-V Finally Overtakes Accord, RAV4

Last year, the Honda CR-V was the second top-selling vehicle for Honda, just behind the Honda Accord mid-size sedan. It was the SUV sales leader in the US though. For the first seven months of this year, it lost its number one position to the Toyota RAV4 and fell further behind the Accord. But August Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V Finally Overtakes Accord, RAV4[…]

2018 Honda Accord: Much Harder Time Than CR-V

At the rate passenger cars are going in the automotive market – currently at an 8.4 percent decline – the Honda CR-V would surely overtake the Honda Accord as the sales leader in Honda’s lineup when the next-gen model arrives for 2018. The next-gen Accord would be arriving at about the same time, but in Read more about 2018 Honda Accord: Much Harder Time Than CR-V[…]

2018 Honda CR-V Could Hint At New Civic Hybrid

There is a good chance that, if the next-gen Honda CR-V includes for the first time a plug-in hybrid option, the Honda Civic would soon follow suit and bring back the Civic Hybrid that was killed off last year, following the path of the recently revived Honda Accord Hybrid. Although Honda is saying no to Read more about 2018 Honda CR-V Could Hint At New Civic Hybrid[…]

2018 Honda CR-V: More Appeal Than Civic, Accord

No matter how attractive certain sedans could be, consumers’ love for utility vehicles at the moment and in coming years would ensure that crossovers and SUVs would certainly stay ahead. The fate of gas prices would surely play a part in the ongoing appeal of the blossoming segment as well. With that in mind, it Read more about 2018 Honda CR-V: More Appeal Than Civic, Accord[…]

2016 Honda CR-V Seizes Crown From RAV4 – Moves Past Accord

The 2016 Honda CR-V started the year in a bad state. From being the top-selling SUV in the US, it quickly fell behind the Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 in sales within the compact crossover segment as well as behind the Honda Civic within the Honda lineup. But eight months into 2016 and the CR-V Read more about 2016 Honda CR-V Seizes Crown From RAV4 – Moves Past Accord[…]

2018 Honda Odyssey: Is Hybrid Worth It?

For 2018, Honda is planning to release a dedicated plug-in hybrid and continue to boost electrification for its lineup, which would include an improved Honda Accord Hybrid as well as an all-new plug-in hybrid version of the next-gen Honda CR-V. The question is – would the same be done for the next-gen Honda Odyssey as Read more about 2018 Honda Odyssey: Is Hybrid Worth It?[…]

2018 Honda Civic: Hybrid Does Matter – Look At CR-V

Besides stressing on its objective to revamp the way it approaches vehicle development, Honda has also stressed on its commitment for electrification in the future. This is evident in its move to bring back the Honda Accord Hybrid, when others are killing off their own hybrid sedan variants. And if the Honda CR-V is another Read more about 2018 Honda Civic: Hybrid Does Matter – Look At CR-V[…]

2018 Acura RDX: Premium CR-V Could Get Civic Si Turbo

Honda is in the midst of a transformation that so far looks fruitful. It has redeemed the Honda Civic after a terrible ninth-gen showing with the compact sedan, and it has brought the Ridgeline pickup back to life with plenty of success as well. The automaker is also preparing big changes for the next-gen CR-V Read more about 2018 Acura RDX: Premium CR-V Could Get Civic Si Turbo[…]

2017 Honda Ridgeline: Much Like Honda Civic!

There are two highlights for Honda in the US this year – the redesigned Civic sedan and revived Ridgeline pickup. Although mechanically both vehicles couldn’t be more different, the Ridgeline is enjoying the same sort of instant success as the Civic. Many massively successful vehicles take time to win over buyers, but not these two. Read more about 2017 Honda Ridgeline: Much Like Honda Civic![…]

2018 Honda Civic For Hybrid – Look At CR-V, Accord

There are plenty of changes happening within Honda, from a shift in product design and development process to readjusting production to maximize unused capacity to focusing on getting a proper start on vehicle electrification. So far, most of Honda’s efforts in alternative fuel powertrains have been rather sporadic, with one or two hybrids or plug-in Read more about 2018 Honda Civic For Hybrid – Look At CR-V, Accord[…]