Who are Honda?
Honda’s first car was a sporty soft top called the S500, exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1962. Back then, the Japanese company was already a well-known motorbike manufacturer, but cars were new territory for the firm. It began to build factories nationwide and by 1966 had sales offices around the world.
Nowadays Honda is known for its success in Formula 1 racing, rallying and motocross, but the company continues to make popular bikes and cars for the domestic market.
In the UK, the cheapest model is the Honda Jazz, but our research shows the Civic to be by far the most popular Honda car.
Of course, you don’t have to buy new. There’s no shortage of second-hand models on the market, and Honda has an unrivalled reputation for making dependable cars. What Car? named it the most reliable used-car manufacturer for nine years running. And in a 2017 survey, the Honda Jazz came out top, with owners giving it an unheard-of 100% rating.
Frequently asked questions
How much does a Honda cost to insure?
The good news is that Honda's are relatively cheap to insure – they have a low failure rate and, when things do go wrong, they’re usually simple to fix.
Insurance groups are graded 1-50 – the lower the group number, the lower your premium tends to be. To give you an idea, the Honda Civic Hatchback starts in group 8, the Jazz in group 13, and the CR-V in group 24.
Our figures show that the average quotes our customers were offered are**:
- Honda Civic: average premium £786.68 per year
- Honda Jazz: average premium £477.68 per year
- Honda CR-V: average premium £454.09 per year
**Average price amount based on the top five quotes from Compare the Market data from 1 December 2019 to 1 March 2020. The average is based on all variations of the vehicle model and uses risk data from people with different age ranges, addresses and driving histories. You may find a cheaper or more expensive quote based on your circumstances.
Can I cut the cost of my Honda insurance?
Where can I find Honda insurance?
If you’re ready and raring to go with your new Honda, compare Honda car insurance with us.
We’ll ask you a few questions, then give you a list of insurance providers offering great prices, so that you can pick the right cover for you. Or want to learn more about what to expect from car insurance premiums for another make of car? Check out our manufacturers hub for more information.