The Japanese giant posted increases of $100 to $200 on its volume-leading Accord coupes and sedans and only $50 to $100 on its runner-up Civic line. The Accord and the Civic account for 73 percent of Honda's U.S. sales.
Elsewhere in pricing, Nissan placed stickers on its all-new Altima. The car is bigger; the prices are higher.
American Honda Motor Co. said the Accord and Civic are up an average of 0.6 percent. That's $100 for the Accord and half that much for the Civic.
Also priced last week were the Odyssey minivan, up $350, or 1.4 percent, and the Passport sport-utility, up $300, or 1.2 percent. Those lines bring Honda 14 percent of its U.S. sales.
The Altima is Nissan's most important 2002 vehicle. It's bigger than its predecessor and offers a new 2.5-liter, 175-hp V-6 engine. Prices range from $16,889 for the 2.5 four-door to $23,689 for the3.5 SE V-6 four-door with automatic transmission.
The price range for the 2001 Altima was $15,680 to $20,930. All prices in this story include the destination charge.