Features

Progress report: we compare Honda models old and new

We look at how Honda’s cars have evolved by comparing six of its class leaders at launch with their modern equivalents

Time doesn’t stand still in the car market, and innovation can soon be made to look out of date. But is this really the case with the most pioneering models in Honda’s history? 

We’ve picked out six cars that set new standards at launch – for their performance, tech, practicality or just for creating a new niche – and compared them to the modern-day equivalent in the range.

We look at Honda's greatest tech innovations

In some cases, there are decades between the cars in our head-to-heads, and in many ways it shows. But it must be refreshing to the people behind some of these classic models that much of the technology still stands up to scrutiny today.

There's everything from the iconic Honda NSX from the nineties, to the practical Jazz hatchback and eco Insight.

Click through the links on the left to learn more about the key models, and on the gallery below for more pictures. 

Fast Hondas Special

Most Popular

The end of 70mph motorways? Study shows huge reduction in pollution at 50mph
Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1
News

The end of 70mph motorways? Study shows huge reduction in pollution at 50mph

Trial on Welsh roads shows 47 per cent drop in pollution when 50mph limits were introduced; Highways England already has plans to reduce limits to tac…
10 Oct 2020
New Range Rover Evoque PHEV 2020 review
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

New Range Rover Evoque PHEV 2020 review

Brand-new 1.5-litre three-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine makes its debut in the new Range Rover Evoque plug-in hybrid
20 Oct 2020
Renault could cut UK models in no deal Brexit profit drive
News

Renault could cut UK models in no deal Brexit profit drive

Renault’s new CEO says the firm is examining the possibility of reducing the range of models it offers to UK buyers as it aims to boost profitability
20 Oct 2020