Did you know Honda’s CEOs have almost always been engineers? Did you know that the first mass-produced Honda was the 1964 S600, which only made 57 horsepower? Did you know that the 1983 Prelude set the bar for FWD sport coupes like the Civic Coupe? How about when your mind was blown at the first sight of an original Honda Insight back at the beginning of the 21st century? It’s no surprise that Honda automotive has been industry-renowned for its innovative ideas and, of course, amazing vehicles.
What we’re getting at is that Honda is always revolutionizing the auto industry. And while the current Honda lineup is a perfect specimen, there’s always room for improvement. So, what’s coming out of the Honda-produced pipeline in 2021, 2022 and beyond? Let’s explore what Honda’s bringing to US auto shoppers in the coming years.
2022 Honda Civic – This is huge!
The Honda Civic is one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States, and we can expect the full redesign for the 2022 model year to help retain its sacred place in the American car buyer’s heart.
This 11th generation Civic will continue the “thin and light” body design of past generations, while increasing visibility thanks to the expansion of the passenger greenhouse. The stance of the 2022 Civic is low and wide, with a sophisticated look and strong horizontal elements to provide a feeling of motion even when it’s parked in your driveway. (In other words, it’s sure to be otherworldly fancy.)
The interior will, of course, maintain Honda’s clean and uncluttered lines while adding some Civic-first technologies. The lack of visual clutter and cut lines on the dashboard will give 2022 Civic owners a clear view of the road. You’ll also see an all-digital meter cluster as well as a 9” full-HD Display Audio touchscreen.
Safety will be guaranteed in the 2022 Civic with an upgraded Honda Sensing suite and newly designed airbags. There’s been an upgrade to the Civic’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body, which will improve collision protection and help further refine the Civic’s driving dynamics.
The all-new 2022 Civic was revealed on Twitch to the great joy of esports fans all over the planet. Honda customers should expect to see the 2022 Civic begin arriving at Honda dealerships in late Spring of 2021. Call your South Florida Honda Dealers today to learn more.
2021 Ridgeline Receives Rugged Refresh
The most obvious update to the 2021 Ridgeline is the major exterior redesign and we’re sure you’ll agree its appearance now reflects its rugged and versatile truck capabilities. This year brings all new sheet metal from the roof pillars forward – there’s a new hood, fenders that emphasize the squared off nose, and available LED headlights. Honda also added a tough look to the front bumper, a quite visible skid plate, and twin exhaust finishers. You’ll also see redesigned 18” wheels on every 2021 Ridgeline that give the truck a wider and more-planted stance as well as all-season tires with an aggressive sidewall design.
You will want to consider the new Honda Performance Development (HDP) package for the 2021 Ridgeline. Your Honda truck will include a unique grille, black fender flares, wild bronze-color wheels, and unique HPD graphics.
The interior of the Ridgeline is already spacious and comfortable, but 2021 Ridgeline owners will experience an updated Display Audio system with a physical volume knob in addition to changes to the cloth seats in the Sport trim and new dashboard accents on other trim levels. The flat floor in the rear, along with the 60/40 split rear seat, continue to make the back of the Ridgeline adaptable to your lifestyle.
The capability of the Ridgeline carries over to the 2021 model. You’ll still get the 280 horsepower 3.5L V6 and 9-speed transmission. There’s still the i-VTM4 torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system to put down power and keep you moving forward. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure is still there to help you carry 1,580 pounds of payload and tow up to 5,000 lbs.* with an AWD Ridgeline.
A 4-foot-wide sheet good will still fit between the wheel wells in the Ridgeline’s extra-wide standard bed, and you still get the awesome innovation of the lockable In-Bed trunk, which provides another 7.3 cubic feet of secure storage space under the bed.
The 2021 Ridgeline features the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology as standard equipment and targets top-class collision safety ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS.
The Ridgeline is an amazing choice in the mid-size truck market in South Florida, and the refreshed model is set to launch in early 2021.
2021 Accord Advancements Abound
The Accord is the benchmark for midsize sedans in South Florida, as well as the rest of the United States, and Honda has upped the ante with the 2021 Accord. New Accord owners benefit from updates to the sedan’s styling, technology, drivability, and safety, and those considering the ultra-efficient Accord Hybrid receive the same. Best of all, you don’t have to wait to get into the 2021 Accord—they’re available right now at a Honda dealer near you!
The newest 2021 Accords see a range of exterior upgrades. There’s a restyled, wider grille that better integrates the radar unit for Honda Sensing systems. Sport trims and above get LED high- and low-beam headlights – the same headlight upgrades are available on the Accord Hybrid EX and above. Accords in LX, EX-L, and Touring trims receive new wheels, and the new Sonic Gray Pearl paintjob is available on the Sport, Sport Special Edition, and Touring trim levels. Everything meshes together in a perfectly sophisticated blend.
The cabin of the 2021 Accord is upgraded with an 8-inch Display Audio system that is standard on all trim levels, an addition that also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every 2021 Accord. For an added bit of convenience, Accord allows rear-seat passengers to easily charge their phones thanks to the addition of two 2.5-volt USB ports in the back.
There’s a new trim level for the Accord in 2021 – the Sport Special Edition (SE), which replaces the EX 1.5T and adds popular equipment. This trim has leather seating surfaces with heated front seats, a power passenger seat, Smart Entry, remote start, and heated exterior mirrors. You also receive the equipment from the outgoing EX 1.5T, which includes dual rear USB ports, a leather wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, and an 8-speaker audio system. The Sport SE stands apart from the Sport with a unique rear spoiler, LED fog lights, chrome exhaust finishers, a dark chrome grille, and unique 19-inch wheels.
The new Accord Hybrid sees an update to the two-motor hybrid system, which provides a more natural feel by providing more direct and immediate throttle response when accelerating. This enhancement makes it even more satisfying to push the pedal down and apply the total hybrid system output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque. Generally speaking, you’ll certainly notice that power when you put down even an ounce of heel pressure.
Exterior updates are also applied to the 2021 Accord Hybrid, with a blue “H” branding on the grille, Hybrid badges on the front fenders and trunk lid, and upscale 19-inch wheels on the Hybrid Touring trim.
Honda’s new 2021 Accords are already on the lot of your nearest Honda dealer, so arrange a product demo and test drive today.
About South Florida Honda Dealers
Interested in learning more about any of the newest Honda models, including the Civic, Ridgeline or Accord? Contact your nearest South Florida Honda Dealers for details or to book a test drive today. We serve the entire Miami-Dade area and beyond, including Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Davie, Fort Pierce, and Hollywood, FL.
*Ridgeline Maximum towing capacity for AWD trims is 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD trims is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your Honda dealer for details.