Honda CR-V Earns Superior Rating

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Honda CR-V Earns Superior Rating

The Honda CR-V for the 2018 and 2019 model years has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest pedestrian detection and crash prevention rating of “Superior” based on new testing of CR-V’s available Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist technologies, which includes the award-winning Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). In previous tests by the IIHS, the CR-V’s CMBS was also rated “Superior” for Crash Avoidance and Mitigation.

“IIHS’ pedestrian crash avoidance tests can be unnerving to watch, since they are set up to look like an impending collision with a pedestrian. The tests highlight the need to consider the safety of all road users when designing advanced safety systems like those included in Honda Sensing,” said Jay Joseph, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We have sold nearly 1.8 million Honda vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing in the United States, underscoring our leadership and commitment to the widespread application of these important technologies.”

Beyond crash avoidance, the 2019 CR-V was engineered for top collision safety ratings, earning a “TOP SAFETY PICK” rating from the IIHS, when equipped with LED headlights and Honda Sensing, and is expected to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)(1).

The Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist technologies is standard equipment on EX and above trims of CR-V, accounting for 81% of U.S. CR-V sales in 2018. Honda Sensing helps provide the driver with greater awareness of conditions around the vehicle, and in some cases can help drivers maintain lane position and, under certain conditions, is capable of slowing or even stopping the vehicle if a potential frontal collision has been detected. Comprising the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive technologies in the 2019 CR-V are Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning; Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

The CR-V has been America’s best-selling crossover over the course of two decades, since its launch in 1997, with cumulative sales of 4.7 million units. The CR-V was the very first Honda model to feature Honda Sensing technology, in 2014. Since then, Honda Sensing has been expanded to all U.S. Honda models. For model year 2019, more than 80 percent of Honda vehicles purchased in America are equipped with Honda Sensing technology.

For more information on the award-winning CR-V or to schedule a test drive, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314. To view our online inventory of new Hondas, pleaseĀ click here.

(1) Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov)

Why You Should Never Leave Your Garage Without Duct Tape in Your Car

Why You Should Never Leave Your Garage Without Duct Tape in Your Car

Astronauts won’t leave earth without duct tape (it saved three astronauts aboard Apollo 13). And here’s why you shouldn’t leave your garage without it.

1. Emergency Fix
Remember “Houston, we’ve had a problem”? You probably won’t need to make an emergency CO2 scrubber in space, but duct tape is great for automotive emergencies. Is your side mirror dangling after going through the car wash? Duct tape it back in place. Did you get rear-ended, and your bumper is dragging? Duct tape is a great “holder-upper.” Smashed taillight? Duct tape can keep the pieces together.

2. Lint Brush
Have you ever been about to get out of your car and then noticed you had pet hair all over your black pants? Duct tape substitutes nicely for a lint roller.

3. First Aid
Duct tape can be used to make bandages, slings, and splints that will suffice until you can get proper medical care. If you use it as a bandage, you might cover the wound first with a piece of a paper towel or tissue and then apply the duct tape.

4. Radiator Hose Repair
A hole in your radiator hose will result in coolant gushing from the cooling system, which will cause the engine to quickly overheat. Once the system has completely cooled off, duct tape can be a perfect temporary patch so that you aren’t stranded on the side of the road.

5. MacGyver Options
You can use duct tape to cover a blister, waterproof shoes, identify your luggage, or to make a cup, a cup holder, or even a stretcher!

Some people claim that if you can’t fix the problem with duct tape, you’re just not using enough. Bottom line: don’t leave home without duct tape in your vehicle.

Walkaround of the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Walkaround of the 2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Curious about what a plug-in hybrid is? Or even, how it works? We make it easy to understand. See how the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid combines an electric motor with a gas engine to help you get where you’re going, in style.

What Is a Plug-In Hybrid?
An advanced hybrid that lets you drive on electric power alone, or tap into the gas engine for longer drives.

What Are the Advantages?
Save money charging at home, spend less time at the gas station and enjoy the reassurance of a long-lasting, high-voltage battery.

Honda Oakland has many choices currently in stock. For details, please visit:
https://www.hondaoakland.com/new-inventory/index.htm?model=Clarity%20Plug-In%20Hybrid