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What Honda Has In Store For 2012

Compared to previous years, all was quiet on the Honda front in 2011. Updates were largely subtle and there wasn't a lot of newness. We aren't pointing any fingers, just stating the facts, which were largely the effect of Honda having to overcome not only a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but also record flooding in Thailand. All in all, it was an extremely trying year. As we move into the New…

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Honda Updates the Civic NG for 2012

The streets of Okemos, Michigan may get a Honda Civic CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicle by next year - along with many other destinations.

Capital Honda may be one of many dealers you can check out this natural gas powered ride. Honda is the only major auto maker offering this kind of car, and they plan on bringing more to the world.

So, what's new on 2012's Civic CNG / NG ? Bluetooth is standard, and…

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More Stylized Civic To Hit The Streets in 2013

For several decades now, the Honda Civic has been a forerunner in the compact car segment thanks to dependability and solid performance. In fact, according to AutoGuide, Honda sells more Civics per year in the U.S. then Volkswagen, Chrysler or Mazda sells in total. There are, however, those who see "dependable" as "boring." In response to this view, rumors are milling around in all the right circles, and word on the street is the…

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New Honda EV Concept Makes Its Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

If you're looking for an eco-friendly ride that will be as easy on your wallet as it is on the environment, Honda would be proud to be your automaker of choice. Already, the Japanese automaker offers five hybrid- and alternative-fuel-powered cars, including the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid, Honda Insight Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan, Honda Natural Gas-Powered Civic and FCX Clarity. And, judging by their showing at Frankfurt it looks like they might just…

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Ultra Low Emissions Natural Gas Civic Gets Special Treatment

California is making access to the HOV designated areas of their state highway system a little more exclusive. Yellow-sticker partial-hybrid vehicles carrying only a single passenger will no longer be allowed access. Super-ultralow-emission vehicles with white stickers, such as the natural-gas-powered Honda Civic, however, will still be welcome - regardless of passenger numbers.

The admittance of the Honda Civic NGV, and other white-sticker cars, however, is not forever. Drivers of such cars will enjoy the convenience…

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Honda Civic Celebrates Turning 39!

It's hard to believe the Honda Civic originally debuted 39 years ago. It seems like just yesterday. To celebrate, the Japanese automaker is offering a total of seven different 2012 Honda Civics. And, Capital Honda can proudly say there is something for everyone.

The 2012 Honda Civic Sedan, for example, is fitted with a refined 140-horsepower (hp), 1.8-liter, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC engine and mated to either a five-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission…

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Honda's "Coolness" Made Official

Honda understands that just because a consumer is on a budget, doesn't mean they want or deserve a dowdy car. Embodying this conviction are the 2011 Honda Fit and 2012 Honda Civic, which have just placed fourth and sixth respectively on Kelley Blue Book's (KKB's) "Top 10 Cool Cars Under $18,000" list.

The goal of KKB's annual list, as the name suggests, is to provide consumers insight into the industry…

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Honda Fit & Honda Civic Inventories Remain Stable in US After Japan Quake

As you're likely aware, the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan has left The Big Three standing in a lurch. There is, however, good news on the Honda front. While all Japanese automakers are still assessing the impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami on specific vehicle lines, Honda has reported that inventories for both the Honda Fit and Honda Civic are "good", and that no shortages of the Honda Civic are expected…

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3 New Hondas Chosen By as Favorite Efficient Cars

If you own a car, you can feel rising gas prices quickly emptying any spare change you've had in your pockets. And if we're to trust some projections, fuel costs could climb as high as $5.00/gallon by this summer. Yes, that qualifies for a resounding, UGH!

The good news for current prospective car buyers is that Honda has three cars on the market that reduce visits paid to the pump. They…

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2011 Honda Civic Named Top Safety Pick

Cars awarded the designation of TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) wear a badge of honor 2011 Honda Civic four-door models (excluding the SI) now wear that badge within the small car category. 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is renowned within the car industry as being sticklers for safety. Last year, they upped the criteria for TOP SAFETY PICKs by adding a roof-strength evaluation to test the protection…
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