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Honda Road Tests

The 2003 Honda Accord has come to the end of its 5 year model cycle and been replaced by by a new Honda Accord for 2008. And it marks the beginning of the end for inefficient old 'slushbox' automatics..
Sat, 19 Apr 2008
The Honda Accord for 2003 represents the creation of a new market niche.
Thu, 10 Apr 2003
This test is a stand alone for a very important reason. The new Honda Accord CTDI is Honda’s first home grown diesel. Ever. And it’s up against some very serious competition.
Mon, 06 Oct 2003
Honda's well built new Brio could compete in the UK against the Citroen C1, Hyundai i10, Kia Picanto, Nissan Pixo, Nissan Micra, Peugeot 107, Suzuki Alto and Toyota Aygo if only Honda would allow it.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011
The Thai market Honda City is a model unfamiliar to British drivers. Neither Honda nor Toyota expected the Thais to buy a small hatchback. The market in Thailand for this size of car was saloons.
Sun, 28 Dec 2008
The new larger Honda Civic loses its clever Magic Seats but gains new turbocharged petrol engines.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017
In planning the 2001 Civic, Honda realised that sales of mini-MPVs in the UK proved that a significant number of buyers want more versatility than an ordinary car provides.
Tue, 07 Nov 2000
Following our test of the 2017 Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC Turbo, HJ checks out the 4 cylinder 1.5 180PS VTEC Turbo with both manual and CVT automatic transmissions.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017
Honda's new 120PS/300Nm torque 1.6 diesel comes in at a class leading 94g/km, but how does it drive?
Tue, 11 Dec 2012
The Honda Civic gets a mid-life facelift along with a new Sport trim that gives it some extra visual appeal.
Fri, 15 May 2015
Just like there'll always be an England, there'll always be a niche for super economical diesel cars. So Honda has fitted its 120PS 1.6iDTEC, as used in the HR-V, to its latest 2018 Civic.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018
In restyling its family hatchback, Honda has put brains before beauty, but is the 2012 Civic actually a better car?
Thu, 20 Sep 2012
Brave new Honda Civic for 2006 breaks the mould of what a family car should be or should look like.
Sun, 04 Dec 2005
It may have only been on sale for a year but Honda has already moved to make changes to the Civic following negative feedback from customers and the media.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013
As far as the Swindon-built three and five door Civics are concerned, it’s been there, done that, got the T-shirt. You’ll find tests of them all elsewhere on this website: 1.4 and 1.6 five-doors; 1.4, 1.6 and rip snorting 2.0 Type R three-doors are all covered.
Fri, 14 Jun 2002
New Honda Civic hybrid adopts the body from the Asian Honda Civic saloon and a CVT transmission instead of a manual 5-speed.
Sun, 25 Jun 2006
Unlike the Prius II, the Honda Civic IMA doesn’t look or feel like a car of the future. Even though it has the flat floorpan body of a current Civic, it’s styled like the previous generation Civic saloon.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003
The Honda Civic saloon sounds like the kind of weird car you might find yourself landed with on holiday, but apparently there is a market for it in the UK...
Mon, 17 Sep 2018
Honda Civic Type-R for 2007 takes original engine and instals is in current space age body. But does it work?
Tue, 30 Jan 2007
After years of teaser images, concepts and prototypes, the new Honda Civic Type has finally arrived. Has it been worth the wait?
Wed, 03 Jun 2015
The 2002 Honda Civic Type R is a completely different car from the Civic 5-door.
Fri, 06 Sep 2002
The 2018 Honda CR-V has been on the roads in China, Thailand and the USA since April 2018 at least. It comes as a 2WD manual, a 4WD manual or a 4WD CVT-7, all with Honda’s turbocharged 1.5iVTEC motor putting out up to 193PS and 243Nm torque and we will see a hybrid version next year. We’ll also see a 7 seater.
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
The CR-V is updated for 2015 and while it may look similar there are changes under the skin including a new nine-speed automatic.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015
Honda's new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine makes its way into the CR-V giving lower running costs thanks to claimed economy of more than 60mpg.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013
2.2i CTDI diesel engine from the Accord makes the Honda CR-V a more economical proposition.
Sun, 30 Jan 2005
When is a 4x4 not a 4x4? Honda would like you to believe when it's the new CR-V. And it puts up a very convincing argument.
Wed, 01 Nov 2006
My Honda CR-V 2.2iCTDI is my comfort zone. Now that the punishment for exceeding the 70mph speed limit is sequestration of all your worldly assets, I’ve found a car I’m happy in at 70.
Mon, 12 Nov 2007
The British public took to the original Honda CRV like they did to curry and chips. When it arrived, in June 1997, it was four-speed automatic only. But it was ahead of the Freelander, and you could have one NOW rather than wait for it.
Fri, 07 Feb 2003
Latest Honda CR-V is the softest riding, must luxurious, stress-free SUV under £30,000.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012
The 2019 Honda CR-V hybrid is expected to take around 50% of all Honda CR-V sales in 2019 and at a price or just £800 more than equivalent CR-V 1.5 VTEC turbo petrol models that might be an underestimate. It uses Honda’s 145HP 1,993cc iVTEC petrol engine running Atkinson cycle, combined with a 184PS electric motor in a system called “Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD).
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Full test of the hybrid Honda CR-Z sport coupe, including a distance run Surrey to Northumberland and back to gain a fair impression of its real world economy.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010
Man may not be able to walk on water. But he can now drive on it. The fuel cell of the Honda FCX Clarity harnesses a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, and H2O. 
Thu, 15 Oct 2009
How does the new Honda FR-V fit in? Not too long ago, a ‘family car’ was a straightforward saloon, hatchback or estate seating two in the front and three in the back.
Thu, 21 Oct 2004
It's been a long wait, but what does Honda's new HR-V have to offer that other small SUVs don't?
Tue, 07 Jul 2015
A single word describes the new Honda HR-V Sport: Fun. 182Hp (same as a Fiesta ST), 240Nm torque, quick variable ratio steering, dual action dampers on the wheels and horizontal performance dampers between them transform a worthy small SUV with a uniquely practical interior into one that in manual form at least can be a bit of a hooligan.
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Ford has its Focus ECOnetic. VW has its Golf Bluemotion. But instead of developing ever ‘cleaner’ diesels, with its new Insight model Honda has gone down the hybrid highway. Why?
Tue, 20 Jan 2009
The Jazz always had a brilliantly versatile interior, but was disappointing to drive and ride in. HJ finds out if the new Jazz 1.5iVTEC fixes what was wrong.
Fri, 26 Jan 2018
First, the original road test, from January 2002. Then an update about the new CVT-7 automatic. So if you’ve read the road test before, skip straight to CVT-7.
Thu, 05 Sep 2002
The Honda Jazz is Japanese Car of the Year. It is the best-selling car in Japan, finding 20,000 new owners every month and 36,000 more on the waiting list. Its interior puts it ahead of the entire crop of new small cars.
Wed, 23 Jan 2002
Since its launch now nearly 3 years ago the Honda Jazz has been almost universally rated as the best car in its class.
Sun, 26 Dec 2004
I don’t have to argue people into buying a 2009 Honda Jazz. They love it anyway, for all of the sensible reasons I’d have used in my sales pitch.
Tue, 02 Sep 2008
The new Honda Jazz goes on sale in the UK in October 2008. It’s slightly bigger, much prettier, and different from new Jazz sold in Japan since last October and in Thailand since March.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008
Hybrid version of Jazz offers improved performance and 60mpg economy with no sacrifice in magic seat versatility.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010
The new Jazz is better than ever. A big, user-friendly boot and Honda's famous magic seats make it the most practical small car on sale.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
HJ hires a Honda Jazz 1.5 5-speed auto in Thailand and likes it so much be buys one.
Sat, 13 Jun 2015
The Honda NSX is back and faster than ever thanks to a new V6 hybrid system.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016
Our first bike test is of HJ's wife's brand new Honda Zoomer X 110cc, on sale in Thailand since February 2013 but only just being launched to the rest of the World at the November 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013

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