Honda Motor Company was co-founded in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, in the late 1940s as a motorcycle manufacturing company. When Honda grew and expanded to the United States in the 1950s, they began to create and make cars.
The Honda Accord is one of the all-time best selling passenger vehicles, and it was created and manufactured in Japan. However, the United States now produces the majority of Honda Accords. Is that the same trend with other models?
Honda now has distribution plants across the globe in the United Kingdom, China, Mexico, and many other countries. How many of their vehicles are made in the USA? Our verdict is below.
Verdict: Where are Hondas Made?
Many of Honda’s larger model vehicles are manufactured in the United States, along with their luxury Acura brand vehicles. Smaller cars, like the Fit, and newer vehicles like the HR-V, are made overseas.
Here’s a breakdown of all their manufacturing plants, domestic and abroad.
Honda Manufacturing Plants in the USA
|Facility Name||Location||Annual Production Capacity||Primary Models||Number of Jobs|
|Marysville Auto Plant||Marysville, OH||440,000||Accord Hybrid, Accord Sedan, Acura ILX, Acura TLX, CR-V||4,700|
|East Liberty Auto Plant||East Liberty, OH||240,000||CR-V, Acura MDX, Acura RDX||2,800|
|Performance Manufacturing Center||Marysville, OH||2,920-3,650||Acura NSX||100|
|Honda Manufacturing of Alabama||Lincoln, AL||340,000 vehicles, 340,000 engines||Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Passport, V-6 engines||4,500|
|Honda Manufacturing of Indiana||Greensburg, IN||250,000||Civic Coupe, CR-V, Insight||2,500|
As you can see, some of Honda’s biggest facilities by total production capacity are in the United States, which is great to see. Okay, let’s dive into their international plants.
International Honda Manufacturing Plants
|Facility Name||Location||Annual Production Capacity||Primary Models|
|Saitama Factory Sayama Automobile Plant||Sayama-shi, Saitama, Japan||250,000||Odyssey, Stepwgn, Freed, Accord, Acura RLX/Legend, Clarity PHEV, Jade|
|Saitama Factory Yorii Automobile Plant||Yorii-machi, Osato-gun, Saitama, Japan||250,000||Fit, Vezel, Grace, CR-V, Civic Sedan|
|Honda Auto Body Co., Ltd.||Yokkaichi-shi, Mie, Japan||36,000||ACTY Truck, S660|
|Honda Canada Inc. (2 plants)||Ontario, Canada||390,000||Civic, CR-V, engines|
|Honda De Mexico, S.A. De C.V.||El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico||63,000||Fit, HRV|
|Honda Automoveis Do Brasil Ltda. (2 plants)||Sao Paulo, Brazil||240,000||Civic, Fit, City, HR-V, WR-V, Jazz|
|Honda Motor De Argentina S.A.||Buenos Aires, Argentina||30,000||HR-V|
|Honda of The U.K. Manufacturing Ltd.||Swindon, Wiltshire, U.K.||250,000||Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R|
|Honda Automobile Western Africa Ltd.||Nigeria||1,000||Accord|
|Honda Turkiye A. S.||Kocaeli, Turkey||50,000||Civic Sedan|
|Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (3 plants)||Wuhan, Hubei, China||600,000||CR-V, Inspire, Elysion, UR-V, XR-V, Civic, Jade, Greiz, Envix, Gienia|
|GAC Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.||Guangzhou, Guangdong||600,000||City, Crider, Vezel, Breeze, Accord, Odyssey, Avancier, Acura CDX, Acura TLX, Fit, Everus VE-1, Shirui|
|Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (2 plants)||Purachinburi, Thailand||270,000||Brio, Brio Amaze, City, Mobilio, BR-V, CR-V, Accord, HR-V, Civic, Jazz|
|Honda Cars India Ltd. (2 plants)||1. Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh |
2. Tapukara, Rajasthan
|240,000||City, Brio, CR-V, Amaze, Jazz, BR-V, WR-V|
|P.T. Honda Prospect Motor (2 plants)||Jakarta, Indonesia||200,000||CR-V, HR-V, Mobilio, Jazz, Brio RS, Brio Satya, BR-V|
|Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2 plants)||Pegoh, Malacca, Malaysia||100,000||Civic, Accord, CR-V, City, Jazz, HR-V, BR-V|
|Honda Atlas Cars (Pakistan) Limited||Lahore, Pakistan||50,000||Civic, City, BR-V|
|Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.||Laguna, Philippines||30,000||City|
|Honda Taiwan Motor Co., Ltd.||Pingdong, Chinese Taipei||30,000||CR-V, City, Fit, HR-V|
|Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. (3 plants)||Vin Phuk, Vietnam||10,000||City|
How to Tell Where Your Honda is Made
Fortunately, the United States manufacturers many of the Hondas driven today. The vehicle identification number (VIN) will confirm where your Honda was made. You can typically find your VIN under your hood or on your driver’s side door. A VIN beginning with the number one was made in the United States while a VIN starting with the letter “J” was manufactured in Japan. For more information about your VIN, use a free lookup service like faxvin.com.