What’s New for 2021: Honda

The biggest changes for 2021 Honda models are as much about what’s being removed as what’s being added. The family haulers get upgraded with a refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan and special editions of the 2021 Honda Pilot three-row SUV, but the Honda Fit and Civic Coupe join other small cars in the discontinued car graveyard.

Several models come with more safety features, and transmission options get streamlined. The manual transmission is no longer offered in the Honda Accord, and a refreshed 2021 Accord prepares to launch later this year along with an updated 2021 Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck. 


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Honda recalls 608,000 newer Odyssey, Pilot, Passport crossovers and minivans for multiple issues

Honda announced Tuesday it would recall three of its more popular models for four issues. 

Honda is recalling the 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey minivan, 2019-2020 Honda Passport mid-size crossover SUV, 2019-2021 Honda Pilot three-row crossover SUV. The four recalls encompass 608,000 vehicles, but since the Odyssey needs multiple repairs, Honda estimates there will be 1.6 million recall repairs.


2020 Honda Pilot

Two of the four issues will be resolved with a software update, all issues will be conducted by dealers for free, and Honda says no crashes, injuries or fatalities have been reported because of the issues. 

Gauge control recall:

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2020 Honda Ridgeline pickup is stuck in the middle

Pickup trucks should be an extremely rational purchase. Like, garbage bag- and skim milk-type rational. But the most rational pickup of them all doesn’t get a second thought. Why?

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is our highest rated mid-size pickup—by a large margin, actually. That’s in part due to Honda’s good sense to include active safety features on all trim levels of its truck, but also because the Ridgeline largely skips fleet-focused, stripped-out trucks that are useful for work, but penalized on our ratings scale. 

Looking for logic in all the right places, I spent a week with the Honda Ridgeline

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2021 Honda Odyssey minivan starts at $32,910, Touring trim drops $2,560 from 2020 version

The refreshed 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan comes with more standard safety equipment and a $1,000 increase over the 2020 base model to start at $32,910, including $1,120 destination, the automaker announced Wednesday.

Like last year, the 2021 Odyssey comes in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims. The base LX represents the most significant price increase, while the Touring trim drops $2,560 to $43,620 for 2021.

The fresh look on the best-selling minivan features a wider, lower grille with more vertical fog lights and a chrome band that moves from the center of the blacked-out grille to the top. A

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