Off-roading a soft-roading Honda Passport

When Honda launched the new Passport it boldly claimed that they are going after the Jeep Grand Cherokee* and the Toyota 4Runner* market. That’s a very brave statement, as this two-row, midsize CUV has a transversely mounted engine in its unibody, primarily powering the front wheels. It is heavily based on the Honda Pilot, with […]

Quick Spin: The Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle (ROAV) concept

Honda created some buzz at the 2018 SEMA show. The automaker pulled the wraps back on a unique side-by-side concept. It was one part Ridgeline, one part Pioneer 1000. But it was all parts intriguing and bad ass. Called the Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept, the Honda ROAV piqued our interests and we wanted to […]

Quick Spin: 2019 Honda Passport

For automakers, SUVs are now their livelihoods. For many of them, their SUV offerings go way beyond just small, medium, and large. There are now tiny versions, sporty versions, “coupe” versions, and super large versions. There seems to be an endless fight to the bottom to find yet another niche in this crowded market for […]

First Drive: Honda Talon 1000R and 1000X

honda talon 1000x in Utah

The UTV world is blowing up. Multi-purpose units are sales kings, but the sports segment is rapidly becoming more crowded. Honda has waded into the fray with its new Honda Talon two-passenger sport SxS. There are two options here; the 1000R and the 1000X. Both are powered by the same 999-cc inline-twin, which makes 104 […]

Passport To Moab: First Drive 2019 Honda Passport

2019 Honda Passport Moab

I love the Mountain West portion of the United States. It is hardcoded into my brain from a trip I took with my father and stepmother in the summer before I turned seven. We did Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Pikes Peak over a two week period. While sunshine, warm weather, […]

Review: 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring

Could an enthusiast enjoy a Honda Accord? After all, it is the antithesis of everything that most enthusiasts want – a front-wheel-drive mid-size sedan. And now, the all-new 2018 model is further neutered because the V6 engine was dropped, leaving it with a choice of two four-cylinder engines. Yawn, snore, wake me up when the […]

2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T 6MT – The Civil Type R?

In the new Accord Sport, Honda has crafted a winning combination of family sedan and sporty-ish driving experience. If you’re the kind of person who purchased a Civic Si in 2000 to have a reliably raucous rev-happy fun car for the street, you’ve likely grown up a bit in the ensuing 17 years and need […]

Death Valley Torture Test: Three New Pickups, Shocking Failures

Dan Edmunds, who coincidentally works at but has no other relation to the company that happens to have the same name, to me one is of most interesting automotive experts in the industry. His approach to discussing how things, especially suspension things, work is much more detail orientated than anyone else.  Some years ago […]

First Drive: 2017 Honda Civic Si

A new Honda Civic means we have a new Honda Civic Si. This is the all-new 2017 Honda Civic Si, and it’s a relatively affordable performer available in both coupe and sedan body styles. Honda invited us out to its recently renovated proving grounds in the Mojave desert to see how the latest Si stacks […]

Review: 2017 Honda CR-V Touring AWD

This is the all-new fifth generation 2017 Honda CR-V. Yes, it is all-new, as per Honda, but you wouldn’t necessarily know this by looking at it. In my eyes it simply looks too similar to the 2016 model to be called all-new, but it is. One would know that this is an all-new vehicle by simply driving it. […]