Honda is one of the most powerful automotive and vehicle manufacturers on the planet. From motorcycles to lawn mowers, if it can use an engine and wheels, Honda probably makes one.
The Honda product lineup continues to move and evolve with the times and 2019 is no exception.
Honda vehicles are known for their extreme reliability and build quality. Finding a lemon of a Honda is very difficult. Many of the 2019 Honda products have won continuous awards. The Civic and Accord seem to have no room left in the trophy case. It may be time for them to build another one. All statistics are for the 2019 model year, unless not available, in which case 2018 was used.
Specifications: $24,465+ - 22-32 mpg - 252 hp
Review: The Accord continues to be one of the best vehicles in the world and essentially a perfect sedan. Unlike other family sedans, the Accord features some fairly sporty tuning and handling. It’s both fun to drive and very practical as well.
Specifications: $19,835+ - 32-42 mpg - 174 hp
Review: The Civic has been one of the most popular vehicles in America for decades now. The value provided in this small car has been out of this world. The 2019 offering is no different. The new Civic features styling that is a bit more experimental than past versions. The Civic fits everyone's needs with sedan, coupe or hatch options. The base Civic has enough power, but the special editions take it up a notch. The Si has a 205 horsepower turbo engine, but still manages a beefy 38 mpg highway! For true excitement, the Civic Type-R has a 306 horsepower engine that produces a 0-60mph time of under 5 seconds. While a bit pricier starting at $36,000, the Type R is still an incredible value for a brilliant vehicle.
Specifications: $34,295+ - 40-44 mpg - 212 hp
Review: The Clarity is the technological showcase for Honda. The clarity works to show off the versatility of future Honda drivetrains. It’s available in gasoline, plug in hybrid, pure EV, and hydrogen! The plug-in hybrid even boasts an impressive 47 mile pure electric range, so the trips around town will be gasoline free.
Specifications: $25,245+ - 28-34 mpg - 190 hp
Review: The Honda CR-V continues to be the benchmark that all other small crossovers are compared against. The CR-V combines the legendary Honda reliability with some nice features. A large interior cabin provides comfort and the Touring version gets great safety features like emergency braking.
Specifications: $17,085+ - 33-40 mpg - 130 hp
Review: The Fit is one of the roomiest sub-compacts available today. Considering the low price, it’s well equipped and has a pretty good variable automatic transmission as an option. The power may not seem like a lot, but it’s more than enough for a car this small.
Specifications: $20,665+ - 28-34 mpg - 141 hp
Review: One of the few misses in the 2019 Honda lineup could be said to be the HR-V. It’s not that it’s a bad vehicle, but it has a lot to live up to. The engine is very weak and the suspension and handling are mushy and unresponsive. It does have some versatility and can store a lot of baggage. If speed and handling are unimportant, the HR-V can be a solid vehicle.
Specifications: $23,725+ - 51-45 mpg - 151 hp
Review: The insight is one of the best hybrids available on the market. The electric and gas engine work together to promote excellent fuel economy. The insight also has good looks on the outside, while providing plenty of room on the inside. For those looking for tech, a nice touchscreen infotainment system is available.
Specifications: $30,985+ - 19-28 mpg - 280 hp
Review: There’s much to be said for the Honda Odyssey and it does a good job of competing with the Chrysler Pacifica at the very top of the minivan market. The Odyssey is filled with technology including a 10 speed transmission and Wi-Fi hotspot ability. Safety is provided by emergency braking and lane assist. Touring versions of the Odyssey even have an onboard vacuum to clean up those family spills or dog hair.
Specifications: $31,895+ - 20-27 mpg - 280 hp
Review: The Pilot is a sport utility vehicle which manages to be solid in every aspect, but not spectacular in any of them. The Pilot does have a solid 280 horsepower and all wheel drive. The system is intelligent and does a good job in bad weather like mud or snowy conditions. The Pilot does have room for 7 people, but the third row may be a touch tight.
Specifications: $30,725+ - 19-26 mpg - 280 hp
The Ridgeline is certainly a different kind of pickup truck. It has the look and profile of a standard pickup truck, but is instead a unibody design. It does manage to have some clever little things like a waterproof trunk that’s hidden under the bed of the truck. It’s probably not the perfect truck for heavy duty loads, but it’s a good reliable offering.
New vs Used
Honda reliability is legendary. Purchasing a used Honda is typically a great way to ensure you’re getting a good vehicle. However, this can sometimes be a double edged sword. Everyone knows how reliable a used Honda is, and therefore the prices for them can be high. Dealerships and private sales all believe their Honda is perfect and often won’t negotiate as much.