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.
But exactly how much you’ll pay for your Honda insurance depends on a lot of factors, such as where you live and how old you are. It also depends what insurance group the car falls into.
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.
Can I cut the cost of my Honda insurance?
There are a few ways to cut the cost of your Honda insurance. Don’t forget to make the most of your no claims discount. It’s also worth considering where you park your car overnight.
And if you’re a young driver, think about getting a telematics policy.
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.
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