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The 2013 Honda Crosstour marks the manufacturer's entry (Credit: Honda)

The 2013 Honda Crosstour marks the manufacturer's entry into the full-size crossover SUV market.

Honda cars through the years

This Japanese car manufacturer is known for the reliability of its vehicles. From the early 1970s through the mid-1990s, Honda focused its efforts almost exclusively on its Accord and Civic brands, churning out safe, fuel-efficient vehicles year after year. As a result, those two brands stand among the top 10 best-selling cars ever. With the introduction of larger minivans and SUVs in the late 1990s, Honda has begun to expand its repertoire.

The 2013 Honda Crosstour marks the manufacturer's entry
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The 2013 Honda Crosstour marks the manufacturer's entry into the full-size crossover SUV market.

The Honda Accord has remained popular through its
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The Honda Accord has remained popular through its 2013 model year. In 2012 Honda sold 302,444 Accords in the United States through November.

2012 Honda Fit
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2012 Honda Fit

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The 2008 Honda Ridgeline was the third model
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The 2008 Honda Ridgeline was the third model year of Honda's foray into the pickup truck market.

The 2004 Honda Element saw the Model X
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The 2004 Honda Element saw the Model X concept come to fruition.

The 2001 Honda Insight was the carmaker's first
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The 2001 Honda Insight was the carmaker's first hybrid electric vehicle and, before the release of the 2013 Chevy Volt, held the record for the most fuel efficient car ever rated by the Environmental Protection Agency, with a highway rating of 61 miles to the gallon.

In 2001, Honda unveiled the Model X concept
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In 2001, Honda unveiled the Model X concept car, which would eventually inspire its Element brand.

This special edition 2002 Honda Civic XR took
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This special edition 2002 Honda Civic XR took the sportier look of the seventh-generation Civic to another level.

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Honda entered the SUV market with the release
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Honda entered the SUV market with the release of the 1995 Passport, which was a version of the Isuzu Rodeo that Honda sold through a partnership.

The 1995 Odyssey was Honda's first minivan.
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The 1995 Odyssey was Honda's first minivan.

In 1993, Honda added the Del Sol line
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In 1993, Honda added the Del Sol line to its Civc brand. It endured through the end of the decade.

The 1988 Honda Accord LX was part of
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The 1988 Honda Accord LX was part of the third generation of the model that was sold during the late 1980s.

The 1985 Honda Civic CRX was typical of
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The 1985 Honda Civic CRX was typical of the sleek look of the mid-1980s.

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The 1979 Honda Prelude was the inaugural edition
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The 1979 Honda Prelude was the inaugural edition of the sports coupe that Honda produced through 2001.

The 1976 Honda Accord was the first model
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The 1976 Honda Accord was the first model year of the car manufacturer's other best-known model. Pictured is the hatchback version of the car.

The 1973 Honda Civic 1500 was the first
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The 1973 Honda Civic 1500 was the first iteration of Honda's best-selling model of all time.

The 1971 Honda AZ600 was the first model
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The 1971 Honda AZ600 was the first model year of a short-run of "city cars" Honda sold in the United States before introducing the Civic.

The 1967 Honda N600 was a precursor to
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The 1967 Honda N600 was a precursor to Honda's Civic models.

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The 1965 Honda S600 was the first car
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The 1965 Honda S600 was the first car Honda marketed in the United States.

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