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 |  Nov 30 2013, 10:01 AM

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Honda will once again compete in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) next season with the Civic, only this time the version of the car being used will be a wagon.

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 1:00 PM

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Short of a UFC title fight,  you would be hard pressed to find a harder-fought match than the compact car segment and Honda just swung another fist by announcing a series of upgrades to the Civic. 

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 |  Nov 19 2013, 5:43 AM

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Honda has taken its 2015 Civic Type-R to its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan prior to showing the new hot hatch off at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:05 AM

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Amid all the tuner cars and aftermarket products, Honda took the wraps off the 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 1:14 PM

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While SEMA isn’t exactly known as the place to unveil new vehicle models, Honda did exactly that this morning in Las Vegas, debuting its 2014 Honda Civic Coupe.

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 8:25 PM

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Boasting at least 280 horsepower from a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R wants the claim of being the fastest front-wheel drive car at the Nurburgring.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 4:32 PM

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its list of the top stolen vehicles in 2012, with the Honda Accord and Civic taking first and second, respectively.

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 |  Aug 10 2013, 8:05 PM

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Honda has unveiled its 2014 Civic Tourer, ahead of its 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show debut.

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 |  Jul 28 2013, 12:01 PM

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Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel so why should this week be any different? Once again this week, fans are loving AutoGuide‘s video of the Honda Civic Si vs. the Acura Integra Type-R.

Find out what happened between the two front-wheel drive coupes and check out the other two most-watched videos below.

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 11:02 AM

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The Honda Civic Tourer, which is set to be launched in Europe early 2014, will feature a world-first rear Adaptive Damper System, the Japanese automaker has announced.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 10:47 AM

The New Face of Zoom-Zoom


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Zoom-Zoom, it’s what sets Mazda apart from other car companies. The small Japanese manufacturer focuses on driving dynamics far more than other mass-market automakers. The result of that relentless toil is a lineup of cars and crossovers that are more entertaining than their competition. Paraphrasing one of the company’s TV commercials, if it’s not worth driving it’s not worth building.

One of Mazda’s most important products is the compact Mazda3. Available as either a hatchback or sedan it’s the cornerstone of the brand’s global sales. It’s never an easy task updating a successful product; drastic changes can attract new buyers but they also risk alienating existing customers. Fortunately for everyone the company has made common-sense updates to the 2014 model that should actually please everyone. Here are 10 things you absolutely must know about the new Mazda3.

 |  Jul 19 2013, 1:50 PM

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Another week, another opportunity to assist a struggling motorist; that’s what Ask AutoGuide is all about. Just like populist presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan we’re here for the people. Specifically, folks like Zach, who e-mailed us asking for help picking out a compact car.

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 |  Jul 09 2013, 8:32 AM

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Two of America’s best-selling cars could be at risk of reduced production as inventories for the Toyota Camry and the Honda Civic are on the rise.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 10:56 AM

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Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 3:02 PM

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A North Caolina-based group is trying to prove that lead-carbon batteries are viable for hybrid vehicles.

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 |  May 11 2013, 9:01 AM

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The 2013 Honda Civic sedan has been awarded a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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 |  May 10 2013, 1:31 PM

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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are ready to spread their expertise like frosting on a sheet cake; just scoop it out of the tub and smear it all around.

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 |  May 02 2013, 8:31 AM

10. Hyundai Elantra - 24,445 Units


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The sales numbers are in for April 2013, and we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best-selling cars for last month.

Kicking off the list is the Hyundai Elantra with a starting MSRP of $16,965. The compact model from the Korean automaker saw 45.2 percent more sales this year than last in the month of April, and has sold 78,991 units so far this year. It’s worth noting that 25 percent of Elantra sales come from the Coupe and Elantra GT hatchback models, which weren’t available last year.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Review

 |  Apr 25 2013, 3:01 PM

Junk in the Trunk


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Compact cars are affordable, they’re usually a lot of fun to drive and can deliver impressive fuel economy numbers. As government regulators push for ever-greater efficiency, small sedans and hatchbacks are becoming increasingly important.

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 |  Apr 21 2013, 5:02 PM

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Each week, we’ll recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out. This week, two stylish compact crossovers received the most attention, as AutoGuide compares the Mazda CX-5 to the Toyota RAV4.

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 |  Mar 08 2013, 2:36 PM

Hybrid vehicles are considered a risky long-term purchase by some, with unknown reliability of hybrid batteries and worries of possible replacement costs. While those fears may be exaggerated, Consumer Reports has found some damning evidence on one particular model: the Honda Civic Hybrid.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 11:15 AM

Back Seat Space


A couple weeks ago our Top 10 target was the large-sedan segment. We looked at a diverse lineup of full-figured four doors, comparing them based on their theoretical maximum range. We multiplied the number of gallons in their respective fuel tanks by each of their highway economy ratings.

SEE ALSO: Top 10 Large Sedans With the Longest Range

Against all expectations the Volkswagen Passat TDI drove away with top honors, and it did so by a wide margin. It wasn’t just the comparison’s valedictorian; it skipped two grades took all AP classes and still wound up with a GPA of 4.2. This diesel-powered “People’s Car” can devour nearly 800 miles on a single tank!

On the other hand, today’s big idea is small. We’re examining cars at the opposite end of the spectrum, specifically C-Segment sedans. We’re comparing a crowd of popular compacts based on, wait for it… rear-seat legroom! Which popularly priced car offers the most-spacious back bench? Which one will give an agoraphobic night terrors? Click ahead for all the details you can stomach.

 |  Feb 08 2013, 8:31 AM

Honda is putting the spotlight on innovation, launching a #HondaInnovator social media campaign by putting the spotlight on six different innovators throughout the month.

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 |  Feb 06 2013, 8:39 AM

Honda will show off a new Civic Wagon Concept at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, along with a diesel-powered CR-V and an updated NSX concept. 

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