Price Range (MSRP): $15,650 (Fit) to $29,870 (Pilot)
Honda’s lineup undergoes an overhaul in 2015, with the redesigned Fit making its return after a hiatus and a few other models biting the dust.
The Fit is back with brand-new exterior styling, a more powerful Earth Dreams engine, and great cargo capacity for a small car. The second row features “Magic Seat” capability, with the ability to fold flat forward to open up a larger rear cargo area or the seat cushions can fold up opening up a space to store taller items. Fuel economy figures are also impressive at an estimated 38 mpg on the highway.
The Civic and Civic Hybrid stand pat for 2015. The Civic remains one of the bestselling compact cars in America thanks to great value, reliability, and good fuel economy.
A Top Safety Pick+ award winner, the Accord midsize sedan/coupe is also offered as the Accord Hybrid for added efficiency. The Accord Hybrid has been rated at 50 mpg in the city, which puts it among the most fuel efficient cars in any segment.
The hatchback Crosstour is based on the Accord but adds extra cargo room and offers plenty of standard features including Bluetooth connectivity and a backup camera.
The CR-Z looks to prove that a hybrid can offer an engaging drive in addition to great fuel economy and the sport coupe is still the only hybrid on the market to offer a six-speed manual transmission.
Back after a mid-cycle refresh last year that enhanced its safety credentials and standard features is the Odyssey minivan. Available as an option is the HondaVAC, the first ever in-vehicle vacuum system. It is stored in a small compartment in the trunk area, and has enough hose to reach every part of the interior.
The CR-V compact crossover SUV gets what Honda technically calls a refresh, but feels more like a redesign. A new engine and CVT enhance fuel efficiency, while added standard features give it more value. It also debuts several new safety technologies for Honda, including a lane keeping assist system that will autonomously steer the car in short stints on the freeway.
Rounding out the crossovers is the midsize Pilot. It features seating for eight and a V-6 that offers ample power to go with cylinder deactivation technology which improves fuel economy.