Honda makes cars to a very high engineering standard, ensuring good build quality and great engines. Its UK factory builds Honda Civic and Honda Jazz models, while its popular hybrid engined cars are very competitively priced, as well as cheap to run.

  • Honda Jazz

    The Honda Jazz is a reliable and practical supermini that bridges the gap between conventional superminis like the Ford Fiesta and VW Polo and larger mini-MPVs such as the Citroen C3 Picasso and Kia Venga. It has plenty of passenger space, while the boot is tall and deep. One highlight that puts the Jazz a step ahead of its rivals is its rear seats. Not only do they fold flat, the bases also flip up like a cinema seat to create a second large load area. Power comes from a range of small petrol engines, and there's also petrol-electric hybrid model.

    Honda Jazz hatchback

    5 Doors
    £13,495 - £17,705
    3.9 / 5
  • Honda Civic

    The Honda Civic is well built and practical, and was credited with revolutionising the Japanese firm's image here in the UK – helping it to reach a younger, more image-conscious audience. This futuristically styled family hatchback has cleverly placed rear door handles ‘hidden’ in the window frames. Interior and boot space is amongst the best in class, while there's a new Civic Type R model if you want something sportier.

    Honda Civic hatchback

    5 Doors
    £18,360 - £24,560
    4 / 5
  • Honda Civic Tourer estate

    5 Doors
    £18,585 - £25,195
    4 / 5
  • Honda Civic Type R hatchback

    5 Doors
    £30,000 - £32,300
    4.2 / 5
  • Honda HR-V

    Honda has revived the HR-V name after the old model went out of production in the mid-2000s. The new car offers the kind of space you'll find in a Nissan Qashqai with plenty of legroom and an even larger boot, but all in the footprint of the smaller Nissan Juke. It's a stylish compact crossover, and there's a choice of 1.5 petrol and efficient 1.6 diesel engines for buyers to choose from.

    Honda HR-V SUV

    5 Doors
    £18,495 - £26,055
    3.9 / 5
  • Honda CR-V

    The Honda CR-V is a small 4x4 aimed at the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The Honda can’t match the Land Rover off road, but its performance on tarmac is impressive, as the CR-V has a strong range of engines, good handing and a decent ride. The Honda CR-V is also very practical, with a spacious interior that's also very well built. Prices are reasonable, and the Honda CR-V does come with plenty of standard equipment.

    Honda CR-V SUV

    5 Doors
    £22,775 - £36,210
    3.2 / 5
  • Honda Accord

    The Honda Accord is available as a saloon or Tourer estate. Honda's latest update has positioned the car as a rival to the Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, rather than the Ford Mondeo. That means the Honda Accord is very well built, should be reliable and has lots of standard equipment. It also has the option of Honda's very good 2.2-litre diesel engine. The Accord's interior isn’t the best designed however, and the exterior looks bland, especially next to a BMW or Audi. The Honda Tourer estate is practical, but rivals have bigger boots.

    Honda Accord saloon

    4 Doors
    3 / 5
  • Honda CR-Z

    The Honda CR-Z is Honda's first sporty hybrid. The three-door coupe looks much more attractive than the Honda Insight on which it's based, and proves that going green need not compromise style. A 1.5-litre petrol engine, boosted by Honda's IMA hybrid electric motor, powers the Honda CR-Z on both the Sport and GT models. That takes total power to 122bhp, which gives the car a top speed of 124mph. The Honda CR-Z is fun to drive, and allows you to run a sports car with a clear conscience.

    Honda CR-Z coupe

    3 Doors
    2.5 / 5
  • Honda Insight

    The Honda Insight is a petrol-electric hybrid which is a direct rival for the Toyota Prius. Compared to the Prius, the Insight has a smaller battery pack and electric motor, so it can’t quite match its performance or economy, but the Insight is cheaper to buy and is still highly economical to run. Since going on sale the Insight has also proved to be extremely reliable.

    Honda Insight hatchback

    5 Doors
    1.5 / 5
  • Honda NSX

    Honda NSX coupe

    2 Doors