Five Hondas You Will Want to Check Out

October 14th, 2022 by

An orange 2022 Honda Civic Si is shown from the rear at an angle in an urban area.

Despite the efforts of many automakers, it is impossible to be all things to all people. No matter how hard they try, automakers find they just can’t design a vehicle that serves all drivers equally. The reality is that we all have different needs, and the folks at Honda realize this. Some people want a sporty vehicle that can zip in and out of traffic. Others prefer a stately sedan with solid performance and a luxurious interior. Then there are drivers who like larger vehicles, such as SUVs and minivans. These are great for families, with plenty of room for all the kids and their friends in a safe vehicle.

The one thing all these drivers desire is a vehicle that is safe, dependable, and fuel-efficient. These are three things that you know will be the case when you drive a Honda. If you stop by Gwinnett Place Honda, our team of salespeople will show you all the different options you have when you decide to look for a Honda. We are your Atlanta car dealership, with a vast inventory of new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Honda cars, trucks, and SUVs. We will help you find a model that will work with what you want while still providing you with what you need.

#1. The Honda Civic

This is the model that really started it for Honda in America, making its debut in the early ’70s. The Honda Civic has always been a safe, economical, compact car with exceptional performance for a vehicle with a relatively small engine. The original Honda Civic took the United States by storm, giving drivers incredible fuel efficiency and dependability at a time when most cars on the road were gas-guzzling dinosaurs that spent about as much time in the shop as they did on the road.

The 2022 Civic continues this tradition and more. These cars are just as dependable and fuel-efficient as their predecessors and now offer drivers a choice of four different models. The Civic Sedan is a four-door model with space for up to five passengers and a choice of two different four-cylinder engines, a 2.0-liter I-4 with an EPA-estimated 35 MPG combined and a turbocharged 1.5-liter I-4 that boosts this to an EPA-estimated 36 MPG combined.[a]

There is also a Civic Hatchback that is great for busy college students who can use the 25.4 cubic feet of space in the trunk for their school work, computers, and even artwork portfolios. Meanwhile, for those with a need for speed, Honda offers the Civic Si. The Civic Si is a sedan with a powerful 1.5-liter Turbo I-4 that can give you 200 horsepower. This model features a six-speed manual transmission, a rarity in 2022, giving you the full racing experience, even if you are just using your Civic for your daily commute on I-85.

A grey 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid is shown from the front at an angle after leaving an Atlanta car dealership.

#2. The Honda Accord

If you want a conventional car that’s bigger than a Civic, giving you more passenger space, then a 2022 Honda Accord is the car for you. This midsize sedan was the second Honda hit here in America, providing drivers with luxury and comfort at a surprisingly affordable price. The front-wheel drive Accord has plenty of room for up to five passengers, as well as a surprisingly deep 16.7 cubic foot trunk that will come in handy on road trips.

Honda offers the 2022 Accord with three different powertrain options. The base model features a 1.5-liter Turbo I-4 engine like on the Civic but with a very efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT), making this engine capable of 192 horsepower while giving you a solid EPA-estimated fuel economy of 33 MPG combined.[b] There is also a more powerful 2.0-liter Turbo I-4 engine with a ten-speed automatic transmission to give you greater control and 252 horsepower for speed and acceleration. Finally, the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid gives incredible fuel economy by pairing a 2.0-liter I-4 Hybrid engine with an electric motor and a CVT transmission, giving you an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 47 MPG.[b] This is the one to get if you want to save some money on your daily commute or when you are driving the kids to school.

#3. The Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V practically invented the compact SUV vehicle category, and just like the 2022 Honda Accord, it is available with a hybrid powertrain. The CR-V is a perfect combination of styling, space, safety, and performance. Just like the other models, Honda has equipped the CR-V with a suite of Honda Sensing safety features. In addition, the CR-V has plenty of space, up to 75.8 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded down. This gives you the versatility you are looking for in a crossover, allowing you to carry up to five passengers comfortably or plenty of cargo easily.

The front-wheel drive 2022 Honda CR-V features a standard 1.5-liter Turbo I-4 gas engine that will give you an impressive EPA-estimated 30 MPG combined.[c] If you opt for the available all-wheel drive on your CR-V, you will still get an EPA-estimated 29 MPG combined.[c] Furthermore, Honda offers a CR-V Hybrid that offers the same powertrain combination as the Accord Hybrid. This will give you an EPA-estimated 38 MPG combined with standard all-wheel drive, so you will have great traction in your 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid no matter the road and weather conditions.[c]

#4. The Honda Pilot

Sometimes you just need more space. This is why the engineers of Honda came out with the Pilot, a three-row midsize SUV that can seat up to eight passengers depending on the trim level you choose. The 2022 Pilot features a choice of front-wheel and all-wheel drive and a powerful 3.6-liter V6 gas engine that will give you an impressive 280 horsepower. The Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, and if you need more room to move things, then the Pilot will give you up to 109.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front row of seats.

For those drivers who love off-roading, you will be happy to know that Honda has come out with a new model of the 2022 Pilot, the TrailSport. This model features a higher ground clearance than the standard Pilot, as well as a more rugged exterior appearance. This gives Pilot drivers the option of choosing a trim that is ready to hit the trail while still having the passenger comfort features and roominess that make the Pilot such a great choice for a three-row midsize SUV.

A blue 2022 Honda Pilot is shown parked in front of a garage.

#5. The Honda Odyssey

Sometimes, going places with your kids can be quite an adventure. From choruses of “are we there yet?” to cramped spaces leading to sibling squabbles, most parents know that traveling with kids in a less-than-optimal vehicle can cause a great deal of difficulties. Honda had this in mind when it introduced the Odyssey at the height of the minivan mania of the mid-’90s. The Honda Odyssey turned out to be so much more than the run-of-the-mill minivans cluttering up mall parking lots and suburban subdivisions, which is why it is still being built and sold today by Honda, long after other minivans from other automakers have gone away.

The 2022 Honda Odyssey uses the same powerful 3.5-liter V6 gas engine as the Pilot, giving you power and performance unheard of in a minivan. This may look like a minivan and have the space you expect with this type of vehicle, but it drives more like a high-performance sedan. This is due to the 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque of that V6 engine. As a result, the Odyssey can even tow up to 3,500 pounds, making it great for pulling campers and boats for fun-filled family vacations.

With seating for up to eight passengers, the Honda Odyssey can carry everyone comfortably. This Honda also holds 38.6 cubic feet of your belongings behind the third row, so it is ideal for families that want to travel with the kids and even some of their friends while having room for luggage and even some souvenirs. The Odyssey is also versatile, able to convert to a cargo van by easily folding down the rear two rows of seats, freeing up to 158 cubic feet of cargo space.

Five Hondas to Help You With All of Your Driving Needs

The folks at Honda understand that each individual driver has their own special wants and needs. As a result, they offer versatile vehicles like the Civic, Accord, Pilot, CR-V, and Odyssey. Within each of these vehicle offerings are multiple trim levels and even choices of engines. This allows drivers to find a Honda that will honor them with exceptional quality, dependability, safety, and service. If you are ready to test drive a few Hondas to find the one that will work for you, we invite you to come visit Gwinnett Place Honda today.

[a]31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport. 33 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX. 31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
[b]30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T and Special Edition. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport 2.0T and Touring 2.0T. 48 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid and Hybrid EX-L. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for Hybrid Sport and Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.
[c]28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.