What is the Honda City?

Honda City

The Honda City is a subcompact sedan that was first revealed by Honda in 1981. The car was meant for Japan and other select markets like Australia and Europe, which is why it was initially produced as a hatchback. At that time, hatchbacks were popular in Europe, and Honda was … Read more

By the Numbers: 2020 Honda Accord

The 2020 Honda Accord is a roomy, midsize sedan and one of the best-selling models in its segment. This front-wheel-drive model is joined by the Fit (subcompact) and Accord (compact) cars. You’ll also find a range of Clarity electrified models, which are roughly the same size as the Accord. For … Read more

History of the Honda Civic

1979 Honda Civic

A casual look at the automotive landscape over the past half-century and you will see how the Japanese automakers have penetrated the US market to become the automotive powerhouses that they are known as today. From humble beginnings in the late 1950s to its market strength today, companies such as … Read more

America’s Top 10 Selling Vehicles in 2017

New vehicle sales dip slightly in 2017. US passenger vehicle sales fell by 1.8 percent in 2017, the first year-over-year loss in seven years. However, the drop was modest and certainly wasn’t a surprise. In 2017, 17,230,436 new sales were recorded, down from a record 17,550,394 in 2016. Light trucks, … Read more

First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Behind the wheel of Hyundai’s updated Sonata midsize sedan. Updated Jan. 11, 2018, to reflect latest crash testing score. Demand for cars may be shrinking, but some of the remaining players are staying in the game, even ratcheting up their offerings in an effort to slice out a larger portion … Read more

All-Wheel Drive Edge: 2017 Subaru Legacy

New Sport trim adds pop to the Legacy line. Subaru can no longer be considered a niche car manufacturer. Fresh off its eighth consecutive year of record growth, this burgeoning Japanese brand continues to attract a wider base of American car shoppers, thanks in large part to its SUV-skewed lineup. … Read more

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Makes 48 MPG

Among midsize sedans, the Accord Hybrid is the most efficient of all models. The Honda Accord Hybrid is back and is more efficient than ever. The 2017 Accord Hybrid is EPA-rated at 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway for a combined 48 mpg. That’s 1 … Read more

Benchmark This: 2016 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Accord

The Civic and Accord are among the best-known model names in the entire auto industry. The Honda Accord was introduced in 1976, three years after the Honda Civic went on sale in the United States. Initially a compact car, the Accord has grown through the years and is now categorized … Read more

Hot Wheels: Is Your Car More Likely to be Stolen?

Car theft is on the decline, due to better security, including GPS tracking systems. For owners of older vehicles, those models remain targets, largely for the value of those separate parts. Car thieves continue to do their work despite a significant increase in security systems and GPS technologies that can … Read more

Driven: 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Behind the wheel of Nissan’s best seller. The Nissan Altima is as American as any sedan gets. Built in Canton, Mississippi, this five-passenger, front-wheel drive midsize sedan features a chrome-wrapped grille, long overhangs and generous room inside. But it is built by a Japanese manufacturer, Nissan, a company that has … Read more

Where Was My Car Manufactured?

From time to time I am asked about the manufacturing status of a particular make/model. No, not whether the vehicle is still being made rather where it is being assembled. Some people make a big stink about where a car is built, then quickly realize that a model from a … Read more

The Five Top Selling Midsize Sedans of 2013

2013 Midsize Sedans The Toyota Camry was threatened, but it did not lose its place as the top selling car in America in 2013. That threat came largely from other midsize models as its competitors launched new or updated vehicles in a bid to siphon sales from the Camry. Alas, … Read more

On the Road With the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Imagine the frustration at GM when the feedback trickling in for the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was lukewarm at best. Six years after releasing a stunningly improved and widely acclaimed midsize sedan, the next generation model was faulted by some critics for its exterior styling, its uninspiring dashboard layout and … Read more

About the 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai refreshes its popular midsize Sonata sedan. Without a doubt, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata shook up the midsize segment, forcing its competitors to sit up and take notice. That vehicle introduced a new “fluidic sculpture” design language to the Korean make’s line, what has been replicated elsewhere from the tiny … Read more

Is the Nissan Altima the Best in its Class?

The Nissan Altima is all-new for 2013, the fifth generation of this popular midsize sedan. A coupe is also available, but it is based on the fourth generation Altima and will no longer be offered after 2013. A week spent with the Nissan Altima SL has convinced this writer that … Read more

About the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid is back and this time it comes in both plug-in and standard hybrid configurations. The standard hybrid will be produced in the United States and go on sale this fall, while the PHEV hybrid is already available, a 2014 model that went on sale at select … Read more

List of Best Midsize Sedans for 2012

Auto trends has reviewed 2012 sales data and surprising absolutely no one, the Toyota Camry remains the best-selling midsize sedan in America. It is also the best selling passenger car trailing only the Ford F-Series as the top selling model for 2012. Midsize Sedans Vehicles in this segment typically are … Read more

Honda Introduces 4 Cylinder Engine to Crosstour

Five passenger hatchback gets fuel efficient engine. TORRANCE, Calif. Honda announced on Wednesday that it is making available a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for two-wheel-drive versions of its Crosstour crossover. This 16-valve engine will be paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission and is expected to help the 2012 Honda Crosstour achieve … Read more