Honda has a reputation when it comes to building well-crafted and engineered automobiles, and it's evident with its success throughout its entire line-up. Hondas are fuel-efficient, spacious, with solid reliability and enjoyable to drive. The Honda Accord and Civic have won the hearts of Americans and are considered some of the most popular vehicles on U.S streets. They are so popular it would be shocking if they fail to scoop an award each year.
Hondas know how to have fun, and if they were a person, they would be Sean William Scott. They are fun to be around, bullies, fearless, and all-round trouble makers. In case you are wondering, here are ten best Honda models of the decade.
10 Honda Element
The Boxy Honda Element has been around for quite some time, and most of its appeal comes from the fact that it holds generous cargo space. The Honda Element is not a refined vehicle, you’ll experience wind noise in the cabin, and its engine doesn’t do enough to move its boxy features fast on the highway either.
In simple terms, the Element is a quirky car for quirky buyers. It has a simple marketing strategy and will appeal to buyers who reason with, “I’d look cool in that thing” or owners looking to get from point A to B without stirring the crowds or wasting gallons of fuel.
9 2020 Honda Ridgeline
At a time when SUVs and Crossovers are getting maximum attention from vehicle buyers, Honda combined two genres of vehicles to come up with the successful 2020 Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is quite adaptable and will tow as much as any mid-size rival with an appearance that looks like a minivan with a bolt-on rear end.
It has quite an impressive cabin that's roomier than most of its closest competitors. It will handle traditional chores while still offering unconventional features thanks to its in-bed trunk and audio features. The 2020 Ridgeline comes with a 3.5L V6 paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, making 280hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
8 2019 Honda Passport
In case you are looking for a big two-row crossover SUV with good drive quality and a Honda badge, then the Honda Passport makes an excellent choice. Its an antithesis of a stylish interior or exterior, and its piled with a ton of driver-assist features such as adaptive cruise control as well as automated emergency braking.
The 2018 Passport is exceptionally comfortable with a commodious interior and plenty of space for cargo at the back. It comes with a 3.5L V6 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, making 280hp.
7 2020 Honda Odyssey
The 2020 Honda Odyssey isn’t the coolest car you can get from Honda; it also makes the perfect ferry tool for a family. It comes with a cavernous and comfortable cabin with a capability to accommodate up to eight individuals. The Odyssey has a ton of features, including a rear-seat video monitor for kids with an in-cabin PA system.
Despite its boring design, the 2020 Odyssey is quite enjoyable behind the wheels. It offers an incredible fuel economy with desirable infotainment content and features. The Odyssey comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission for the mid-level EX-L trim model.
6 2018 Honda Insight
The Honda Insight is taking a different route with its Hybrid variant. Instead of focusing on building on its green credibility, the insight is rather a conventional sedan similar to the civic but with an amazing mpg rating. This comes as a bonus since the Honda Civic is one of the most popular compacts cars in the U.S.
The Insight, just like the Civic benefits from the same amazing handling and comfortable ride experience. It comes with a quiet and unobstructed drivetrain and looks more upscale and mature than the civic. Its setup offers 151hp and can do zero to 60 in 7.7 seconds.
5 2020 Honda Fit
The Honda Fit comes off as a clown car, more so due to its capability to fit more than its tiny structure suggests. However, the 2020 Honda Fit makes the perfect City car. It’s a subcompact hatchback with the capability to fit more people than you would think. It offers a smooth ride quality and is quite fuel economy compared to its closest rivals.
It’s a versatile, practical car with a buzzy engine that’s ideal for urban traffic. Prospective buyers can choose between a manual and automatic CVT transmission, although the power drops to 128hp with the CVT. It also features a dynamically exceptional suspension system that is precise compared to previous versions.
4 2019 Honda CR-V
The 2019 Honda CR-V is considered a triple threat, its fuel economy comes with a host of high-tech features and has great room for cargo. That’s not all; the CR-V is quite stylish with admirable road manners. 2019 CR-V no doubt ticks all the boxes when it comes to getting an excellent crossover SUV.
The CR-V comes with two fuel-efficient powertrains, which include a responsive turbocharged engine with very minimal faults. Its top-level touring model is perhaps the most ideal and features heated front seats, a 7-inch infotainment system with access to Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
3 2019 Honda Civic Type-R
The Honda Civic Type-R is an iconic punchy hatchback. On the internet, it gets a lot of hate since some people feel it has a hideous design while its fans feel it’s an amazing production. However, it’s extremely difficult to argue with the latter sentiments since the Honda Civic Type-R is, in fact, among the ten best vehicles in the US.
The Civic Type-R makes minced meat of the Ford Focus RS on a head to head comparison. Under the hood, it packs as 4-cylinder turbocharged engine mated with a shot-throw six-speed manual transmission making 306hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
2 2019 Honda Civic Si
The Honda Civic SI is an acclaimed best performance vehicle in the U.S. The Honda Civic SI is available in either a sedan or coupe format. They come with practical interiors and offer competitive cargo space. While the SI’s attractiveness is arguable, it still entices owners with an ethereal chassis and manual only transmission model.
Its acceleration isn’t as pleasant as its handing or ride quality; however, the bang for your back is almost unbeatable. The SI runs on a 4-cylinder turbo-charged matted to a six-speed manual transmission, making 205hp.
1 2019 Honda Accord
We all love the Honda Accord, and partly due to its reputation for being one of America's most popular and best-rated family cars. It has continually evolved into the most bought unit in the country. Part of its charm is its driver-friendly ability and upscale accouterments. It offers a fun-to-drive nature with an array of powertrains with a variable performance that trend towards being aggressive on the highway.
However, the Accord will go down in history as gracefully handling as well as a spacious and roomy interior. The Accord comes with a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder making 192hp; there’s also a 2L turbocharged engine making 252hp offered in either six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic.