Although they both use an "H" as their company logo, Honda and Hyundai are different companies based out of different countries. Honda is based out of Japan, whereas Hyundai is based out of South Korea.
Honda was established in 1948 by motorcycle builder Soichiro Honda. Honda was already famous in the motorcycle world, and by the 1970s, he had achieved worldwide fame for the affordable and fuel-efficient cars the company produced. In the 1960s, Honda made a few small cars and sport racers, although the company did not take off until the production of the 1973 Civic, which was a hit with Americans who needed something that used less gas. In 1976, the Accord came out and was even more popular than the Civic and became the most popular car in the United States in 1989.
Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company was founded in 1947 by Chung Ju-Yung, and the company was established as Hyundai Motor Company in 1967. The company exports vehicles to 190 countries throughout the world. As of 2014, Hyundai operates a manufacturing facility off of the coast of Korea, the Namyang Technology Research Center, eight research centers throughout Korea and the Hyundai California Design Center. Hyundai's popular vehicles include the Genesis sedan and the Santa Fe SUV.Learn More
Common problems associated with the Honda Passport include transmission failure and the frame rotting completely through in the back. The most-common problems with the vehicle vary based on release year.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Honda does not have a technical support department. However, the company does have a customer service department, which can be reached at 800-999-1009. Honda also has a frequently asked questions page on its website that covers a wide variety of vehicle care and maintenance topics.Full Answer >
According to Motor Trend, the spare tire location on the Honda Odyssey depends on the model year. The tires are located in different places for first generation, pre-2005 and post-2005 models. Typically, the first generation's spare tires are on the passenger side. Pre-2005 models have spare tires under the floor, and post-2005 models have spare tires on the left side of the cargo space.Full Answer >
According to the specifications page on Honda, the Honda CRV has a towing capacity of 1500 pounds. For a fuel-efficient SUV, the towing capacity of the CRV is in range with its competitors.Full Answer >