ACCORD: Significantly refreshed in 2016, this year Honda intenders receive a Sport Special Edition, along with the return of the Accord Hybrid. The new hybrid introduces a two-motor hybrid powertrain and a 48 mpg (combined) EPA estimate.
CIVIC: The Civic returns to its roots with the US introduction of a four-door hatchback. All five available trim levels of the hatch will be powered by Honda's 1.5 liter turbocharged four, connected to either a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission.
CLARITY: Honda's second generation fuel cell vehicle, now referred to as simply the Clarity, went on sale in California this past December. Available for a 36-month lease at $369/month, customer candidates need to reside or work within reasonable proximity of Honda's fuel cell installations. There is no information as to when (or if...) the Clarity might reach showrooms outside of California.
CR-V: Honda's best-selling compact SUV enjoys an all-new redesign for 2017, with enhancements to chassis, drivetrain, interior and tech. A longer wheelbase supplies more interior room, new rear seats provide more interior flexibility and storage, and improvements to both drivetrains and aerodynamics provide better economy. On the top-selling EX trim and higher, a 1.5-liter turbocharged four is standard. For those opting for all-wheel drive, Honda's Real Time system has been recalibrated to send more torque to the rear wheels when necessary.
CR-Z: Despite a refresh in 2016, Honda's niche-oriented two seat hybrid has been discontinued.
FIT: Beyond a new color – Lunar Silver replaces Alabaster Silver – there are no changes to Honda's popular subcompact.
HR-V: Like its Fit stablemate, the HR-V crossover continues into 2017 with no changes beyond a new color; Lunar Silver replaces Alabaster Silver.
PILOT: EX and higher trims receive Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with a new fingerprint-resistant touchscreen and an expanded menu of interior colors. The Pilot continues to offer a six-speed automatic on entry-level LX trims, and a nine-speed on higher trim levels.
ODYSSEY: Honda will debut an all-new 2018 Odyssey on showrooms this spring; the 2017 model is essentially a carryover, with little changed beyond wider availability of an acoustic windshield on select trims. The 2018 Odyssey, which debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016, enjoys an all-new redesign, with enhancements to both versatility and technology.
RIDGELINE: Honda's unconventional Ridgeline pickup - pictured above - is all-new for 2017. While retaining a unibody (no separate chassis on which a body is mounted) platform, the design will impress pickup prospects as more conventional. The Ridgeline's 3.5-liter V6 drivetrain remains, as does its in-bed trunk, dual action tailgate and 5,000-pound towing capability. Of note: a 5,000 pound tow rating won't impress pickup prospects.