Best Honda Cars in History

August 9th, 2018 by

Honda Crosstour

To follow the history of the Honda logo is also to follow the history of Honda cars, and it’s a rich one. For decades, drivers in Seattle and beyond have turned to Honda vehicles for their dependability and style. But what are history’s best Honda cars? Learn more at Honda of Kirkland. Here, we’ll focus only on Honda cars that are no longer manufactured.

1973 Honda Civic

For the 1973 model year, Honda revolutionized the American market in the form of the Honda Civic. At a time when affordability seemed synonymous with boring, the 1973 Honda Civic came onto the scene with long-term dependability, fun-to-drive performance, and a strong fuel economy.

1983 Honda Prelude

The second generation of the Honda Prelude offered retractable headlamps, sleek design, and punch 4-cylinder engine. The 1983 Honda Prelude played an integral part of Honda history, as it showed that the automaker could produce a seriously fun-to-drive sports coupe.

1990 Honda NSX

The 1990 Honda NSX made its appearance at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989. Intended to rival luxury exotic cars at a fraction of the cost, the 1990 Honda NSX sat low to the ground and featured front and rear double wishbone suspension – further showcasing Honda’s engineering skills. Later versions of the NSX are sold as the Acura NSX in the United States and Hong Kong.

1997 Honda CR-V

It may not have been the most romantic vehicle on the market when it hit in the 1997 model year, but the Honda CR-V revolutionized the family car segment for folks throughout the U.S. and beyond. Quickly becoming one of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market, the CR-V was proof that drivers could get space, utility, all-wheel drive, and fuel economy in a single, affordable package.

2013 Honda Crosstour

The 2013 Honda Crosstour was a midsize crossover SUV that could accommodate small families or couples. The 2013 edition of the Crosstour featured a cheaper starting price than previous editions, along with a more powerful and fuel efficient J35Y V6 engine. In addition, the 2013 Honda Crosstour came equipped with active safety features; interestingly, Seattle drivers can find these active safety features on current Honda models.

Learn More About Honda History at Honda of Kirkland

Interested in finding out more about the history of the famous Japanese automark? Then make your way from Redmond to chat with the team at Honda of Kirkland, where our knowledgeable staff is happy to share more about the Honda brand, including where our vehicles are made. While you’re here, make sure to check out our new Honda lineup, and don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions you might have!

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