10 Best Honda Cars, Trucks and SUVs According to TrueCar
It’s been nearly 60 years since Honda produced its first car – the T360 mini-van – and during that time the brand has expanded its range to offer 10 models in the sedan, SUV, minivan and truck segments. Here’s how TrueCar ranked the 10 best Honda models you can buy in 2022:
10. Honda HR-V 2022
TrueCar calls the Honda HR-V a versatile and affordable compact crossover. By a slim margin, it’s also the least expensive Honda model on this list.
The 2022 Honda HR-V sees no changes from the 2021 model year. You get a 1.8-liter inline-4 engine with 141 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is optional for some trim levels, and you’ll get over 30 mpg on the highway.
That powertrain is the main issue reviewers find with the HR-V. The lack of power makes it difficult to upgrade quickly, and competitors like the Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek give you more power, but at a higher cost. Overall, the HR-V is affordable, efficient, and offers plenty of cargo space and standard safety features.
9. 2022 Honda Ridgeline
The Honda Ridgeline is the brand’s only entry into the truck market. The 2022 model has been retired a year since its last redesign introduced new features and a more rugged exterior.
Although it’s smaller than popular pickups like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, the Ridgeline delivers a lot. Its unibody platform makes the 17-foot truck feel like a car when you’re behind the wheel. The quiet ride and excellent fuel economy add to that feeling.
Reviewers agree that other trucks can give you better towing and off-road capabilities. However, the Honda Ridgeline is an excellent daily driver. Its 3.5-liter V6 engine gives you 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The new pickup also has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. For added convenience, the Ridgeline comes with a lockable in-bed trunk and a two-way tailgate.
If you’re looking for a new all-around truck with comfortable seats, good storage, and solid technology, the Honda Ridgeline is a good option. Without speaking about, TrueCar ranked it fifth on its list of best mid-size trucks.
8. Honda Clarity 2021
The Honda Clarity is in its first generation and is the company’s race for alternative fuel vehicles. It is available in plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell options – although the hydrogen fuel cell Clarity models are discontinued.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine developing 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque with up to 47 miles of electric-only range. It sips gas with an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 42 mpg. Meanwhile, the hydrogen fuel cell electric motor gives you a range of 360 miles with 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.
TrueCar calls the Clarity surprisingly practical with unprecedented versatility. The ride is comfortable and quiet, and the standard safety tech Honda is known for comes standard. The rear seats don’t offer much legroom for tall adults, but are still comfortable. In its list of the best plug-in hybrid cars on the market, TrueCar ranked the new Honda Clarity sixth overall and fourth for sedans.
7. 2022 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V is the brand’s best-selling vehicle and one of the most popular SUVs on the market. The 2022 model gives you five comfortable seats, plenty of cargo space and Honda’s long list of safety features.
The 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine gives you 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque behind your right foot at over 30 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive is optional for all five trim levels, and there is also a hybrid option.
Reviewers note one downside is the infotainment system, calling it dated and clunky. Although reviewers say competitors like the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester can give you more fuel economy and off-road capability, respectively, the CR-V packs it all in with the best.
6. 2022 Honda Driver
The Pilot is Honda’s largest production SUV and offers three rows of seating. The 2022 Honda Pilot may be overdue for a redesign, but it still has a lot to offer drivers.
The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque across all five trim levels. All-wheel drive is available in all three versions, and the eight seats don’t feel cramped in the cabin, although the back row might be small for taller adults.
One of the only downsides is the same as the CR-V: reviewers call the infotainment system clunky. However, with comfort, practicality and a solid V6 under the hood, it’s no surprise that over 100,000 Pilot units were sold last year, per GoodCarBadCar The data.
5. Honda Passport 2022
The five-seat Honda Passport sits in Honda’s lineup between the CR-V and the Pilot. The 2022 model shares a redesigned front and rear bumper, similar to the Ridgeline. It gets the same power from a 3.5-liter V6 engine as the Pilot. All-wheel drive is standard on two versions (Trailsport and Elite). That makes it one of the quickest midsize crossovers, but it means slightly less fuel economy (19 mpg city, 24 mpg highway) than some competitors.
Like the Honda Pilot, reviewers note the ample cargo space and spacious cabin, making the Honda Passport a solid choice as a daily family hauler and vacation adventurer. And as in other Honda models, you’ll benefit from the automaker’s full suite of safety features.
4. Honda Odyssey 2022
The 2022 Honda Odyssey is in its second model year since the fifth generation of the minivan got a facelift. This facelift brought improved styling, more safety technology and new headlights.
Facing stiff competition from the Toyota Sienna, Chrysler Pacifica and all-new Kia Carnival, TrueCar reviewers say the Odyssey retains its core credentials. That includes seating for eight (except on the base trim), plenty of cargo space, and a smooth 3.5-liter V6 engine that gives you 282 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
However, the Odyssey is not among the best minivan models. There’s no all-wheel-drive option, and fuel economy (19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway) can’t match some of the hybrid powertrains in other models. It also can’t keep up with the technology and luxury of the Pacifica or Carnival.
3.Honda Insight 2022
The Honda Insight hit the US market in 1999 and was one of the most fuel efficient cars you could buy. It’s changed in appearance over the years – including two- and four-door hatchback versions – but retains the same basic idea: a small car with great fuel efficiency.
TrueCar acknowledges that the 2022 model is essentially a hybrid Honda Civic. It’s more fun to drive than its competitors and offers enough space inside for five passengers. The 1.5-liter hybrid engine delivers 151 horsepower and 197 lb-ft of torque at an incredible 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. TrueCar also ranked the Honda Insight fifth on its list of best hybrid sedans.
2. Honda Accord 2022
The flagship of the Honda catalog, the Honda Accord, is currently in its 10th generation, which made its debut in 2018. It is available with three powertrains: a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (delivering 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque), a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (252 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque for Sport and Grand Touring versions) and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder hybrid system (giving you 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque).
TrueCar says the new Honda Accord sedan appeals to a variety of drivers. It’s a comfortable, stylish and fun-to-drive family hauler. In a class with rivals like the Toyota Camry and Mazda6, critics say the Accord remains the benchmark. TrueCar also ranked it second to the Hyundai Sonata in its list of best mid-size sedans on the market.
1.Honda Civic 2022
The Honda Civic hit the market in the early 1970s and has since sold over 18 million units worldwide. The 2022 model year sees a redesign of the sedan icon with new styling and improved technology.
There are three powertrain options for the Civic, all of which are 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. The base version of the LX and Sport versions offers 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque; the one upgraded for the EX/EX-L and Touring/Sport Touring versions develops 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque; the Si version’s engine pushes those numbers to 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. These powertrains all give you combined fuel economy figures of around 30 mpg.
TrueCar reviewers say it checks all the boxes you’d want in a compact car. It excels in terms of economy, reliability, comfort and safety while being a fun sedan to drive. Of all sedans – regardless of size – TrueCar ranked, the Civic is third best.
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