2018 Accord and Odyssey Named the Best

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2018 Accord and Odyssey Named the Best

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord and Odyssey have been recognized on the list of “10 Best Family Cars 2018” from Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. The winners will appear in this month’s issue of Parents magazine.

To determine winners of its Best Family Cars awards, Parents magazine and Edmunds chose the winners from among 300 vehicles by considering safety ratings, car seat installation and other family-friendly features, as well as overall vehicle attributes such as driving dynamics, comfort, price and fuel efficiency. More information about the “10 Best Family Car” awards can be found at Parents.com/BestCars.

The 5th-generation Odyssey was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year raising the bar for performance, cabin quietness, family-friendly interior space, comfort and connectivity to even better meet the needs of changing American families, such as CabinWatch, the industry’s first in-vehicle rear-seat camera, and the available Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver assist systems.

The reimagined 2018 Accord is the 10th-generation of Honda’s iconic midsized sedan, boasting premium styling focusing on an aggressive stance and proportion, a spacious interior, torque-laden turbo engines in both 1.5- and 2.0-liter capacities, agile driving dynamics and rich feature content that includes standard Honda Sensing on all models.

For more information on the award-winning Accord or Odyssey, please give us call at (866) 822-9314.

How to Operate a Manual Transmission

How to Operate a Manual Transmission

Honda offers manual transmissions across an array of models and trims, which is why we produced a video to not only help you learn how to drive a manual-equipped vehicle, but also explain why you’re doing it.

Not only do cars with manual transmissions costs less, but they are great vehicles for a teen drivers – if you need to use your right hand for shifting it’s hard to be talking on your phone. 🙂

For more information on Hondas available with manual transmissions, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

Accord, Civic and CR-V Earn Best Retained Value Awards

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Accord, Civic and CR-V Earn Best Retained Value Awards

Honda’s three top-selling models have received 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards. The 2018 Accord, Civic and CR-V topped their respective product categories in projected residual value after five years of ownership. A higher residual value can reduce the long-term cost of ownership and put money back in your pocket when it comes time to sell or trade-in a vehicle.

“Buying a new car is a huge financial decision, and our 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards are designed to help shoppers discover the brands and vehicles that can help them get the most out of their investment,” said Avi Steinlauf, Edmunds’ CEO. “This year’s winners underscore a commitment to quality and reliability, and are good bets to hold their value over the course of ownership.”

The 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards are designed to highlight overall ownership value to shoppers, beyond just the initial purchase price, by indicating the highest projected residual value after five years.

For more information on these award winning vehicles, or to schedule a test drive, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

2019 FIT is Putting the Fun in Functional

2019 Fit Is Putting The Fun In Functional

The 2019 Fit continues to boast unparalleled versatility, premium feature content and a playful, city-friendly demeanor – particularly with its standard 6-speed manual gearbox.

The 2019 Fit lineup includes the affordable-yet well-equipped Fit LX, aggressively styled Fit Sport, the upgraded Fit EX, and leather-lined Fit EX-L. With available Honda Sensing, the 2019 Fit provides one of the most robust suites of advanced driver-assistive and safety technology packages in the subcompact car segment.

Combined to either a slick-shifting 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT), Fit’s 1.5-liter direct-injected 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine produces a peak output of up to 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque.

Standard features on all Fit models include rearview camera, liftgate spoiler, auto on-off headlights, LED taillights, Bluetooth, and a multi-function center console.

Fit’s vibrant palette of exterior color consists of eight choices: Helios Yellow Pearl, Orange Fury, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Milano Red, Aegean Blue Metallic, and new Platinum White Pearl.

The Honda Fit continues to blend fun-to-drive performance with outstanding fuel efficiency, comfort, and safety in a high-quality, affordable package. Clever packaging, such as the fuel tank mounted underneath the front-row seats, gives the 2019 Fit unequaled cargo capacity, boasting a class-leading 52.7 cubic-feet of space with the rear seats folded down.

For the latest in-vehicle connectivity experience, Sport models and up include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration through a high-resolution, 7-inch touchscreen. The available Honda Sensing suite of technologies includes Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning and pedestrian detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning and new Auto High-Beams.

What’s New for 2019?

Auto High-Beams added to Honda Sensing-equipped models

New Platinum Pearl White exterior color replaces White Orchid Pear

For more more information on the 2019 Fit or outstanding opportunities on our remaining 2018 models, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

This adorable Honda Small RS Concept is a tiny Type R

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Looks like the playful spirit of the Civic Type R has been contagious at Honda, with the automaker revealing a new, Small RS Concept hot hatch that packs pint-sized performance. Making its debut at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2018 today, the new concept car was designed by the automaker’s Asia Pacific R&D team, bringing some of the well-esteemed Civic Type R’s features down to a smaller platform. “Honda Small RS Concept is the implementation of our endless innovation, emphasizing Honda sporty spirit, especially in small car line ups,” Takehiro Watanabe, president director of Honda Prospect Motor, said of the vehicle. “As a concept car, this is our vision of what a small sporty car should be.”

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The unusual upright trapezoid tailpipes at the back are a pleasing diversion from what you’ll find at the back of most performance hatchbacks, though the wheels look similar to designs we’ve seen on the automaker’s other models. Plenty of RS badging round things out, for a car that manages to look both aggressively punchy and cute at the same time.

While you might question why Honda needs a car like this, there are some good reasons. The Civic Si and Civic Type R are great, but they’ve also been getting progressively larger over the years – just like most other cars, as automakers react to consumer demands for increased space and more aggressive safety requirements. As a result, today’s hot-hatches are significantly larger than their predecessors, even if the nameplate is the same.

Unfortunately there’s no word on whether Honda will actually produce a car quite like the Small RS Concept. The overall design is a preview of the upcoming Honda Brio, one of the company’s city cars sold in markets like India, Thailand, and South Africa. Sadly that currently offers at most 99 horsepower.

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2018 Accord and Odyssey Named Best New Cars

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2018 Accord and Odyssey Named Best New Cars

The all-new 2018 Honda Accord 1.5T and Odyssey have won Good Housekeeping’s 2018 “Best New Car Awards,” topping the sedan and minivan categories, respectively. The winners will appear in the February issue of Good Housekeeping.

To determine winners of its Best New Car Awards, Good Housekeeping Institute works in partnership with experts at Car & Driver magazine to assess hundreds of new vehicles focusing on the things drivers care about most, including value, safety performance, reliability, NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), handling, interior design, comfort and technology.

The 5th-generation Odyssey was completely redesigned for the 2018 model year to even better meet the needs of changing American families by raising the bar for performance, cabin quietness, family-friendly interior space, comfort and connectivity. The reimagined 2018 Accord is the 10th-generation of Honda’s iconic midsized sedan that boasts more aggressive and premium styling with increased focus on stance and proportion, a spacious interior, torque-laden turbo engines in both 1.5- and 2.0-liter capacities, agile drive dynamics and rich feature content.

For more in formation on the reimagined 2018 Accord or the completely redesigned 2018 Odyssey, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

*Honda Wins Four 2018 Best Cars for the Money

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* Honda Wins Four 2018 Best Cars for the Money

Honda won four U.S. News & World Report 2018 “Best Cars for the Money” Awards, the most of any automaker, including a fourth consecutive award for the Honda Fit and a third straight year for the Honda HR-V.

Honda vehicles took home top honors in the following categories:

Best Subcompact Car for the Money: 2018 Honda Fit

Best Subcompact SUV for the Money: 2018 Honda HR-V

Best Compact SUV for the Money: 2018 Honda CR-V

Best Minivan for the Money: 2018 Honda Odyssey

For the awards, which are a measure of the best combination of quality and value, U.S. News & World Report uses data from their own vehicle rankings plus other credible sources to assess quality plus pricing information.

For more information on any of our award winners or to schedule a personal driving experience, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

 *https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/best-cars-for-the-money

 

Honda Oakland Wins Enviromental Award

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Honda of Oakland Earns Honda Environmental Leadership Award for Reducing Its Environmental Impact 

10% reduction in energy use, conservation of water, and recycling
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Oakland, CA March 2018 – Honda of Oakland has earned the Honda Environmental Leadership Award and has been recognized by American Honda Motor Co. Inc., as a leader in the company’s effort to reduce the environmental impact of Honda dealerships in communities around the nation.

Honda of Oakland earned the award for achieving specific environmental targets based on a rigorous points system that includes reducing total energy use at the dealership by at least 10 percent.

“We’re extremely proud to be part of Honda’s global effort to help preserve and protect the environment,” said Todd King, General Manager. “Our customers already benefit from owning a fuel-efficient Honda vehicle, but now they have the extra piece of mind, knowing that they’re doing business with a local Honda dealer that is committed to reducing its environmental impact in the community.”

Honda Oakland has taken numerous steps to reduce its environmental impact and to earn the Honda Environmental Leadership Award.

Honda introduced its new voluntary “green dealer” program to its U.S. dealers in the fall of 2011. The company uses a third party evaluator to conduct environmental audits of participating dealers and recommend strategies for reducing their energy use.

Over the past three decades, Honda has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its products, manufacturing and logistics operations, and facilities in North America. These initiatives are reported annually in the company’s North American Environmental Report.  Expanding its environmental initiatives to its dealer body is the logical next step in the company’s effort to reduce waste, energy use and CO2 emissions across the full spectrum of its operations and throughout the lifecycle of Honda products, including at the point of sale.

 

About Honda of Oakland

Honda of Oakland is a full service Honda dealership, providing its customers in the San Francisco Bay Area with high-quality sales and service support since 1985. Honda of Oakland was also recently awarded President’s Award from American Honda Motors

 

Honda Environmental Leadership

Based on its vision of “Blue Skies for our Children,” Honda is working to advance technologies that address society’s environmental and energy concerns. Honda is targeting a 50 percent reduction in its total company CO2 emissions on a global basis by 2050, compared to 2000 levels.  The company also is striving to realize significant growth in sales of electrified vehicle which includes the introduction of the Honda Clarity series of vehicles, beginning with the hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle, launched in late 2016, followed by a new Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in 2017.

 

Honda also is endeavoring to reduce the environmental impact of its products throughout their life cycles, including the reduction of energy use and emissions from our production, distribution and sales. This includes the Environmental Leadership Award “green dealer” program, through which more than 100 U.S. Honda and Acura dealers have reduced annual CO2 emissions by more than 12,500 metric tons.

 

Media Contact Information:

Cole Weeks hco@pscauto.com

Marcos Frommer (American Honda Motor Co., Inc.): 310-781-4223

2018 Accord Named North American Car of the Year.

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2018 Accord Named North American Car of the Year

The all-new 2018 Accord, the 10th generation of America’s most popular car, has earned the prestigious 2018 North American Car of the Year award. Accord’s win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline winning the car and truck awards in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

“Honda took a clean-sheet approach to reinventing America’s most popular car, and we couldn’t be prouder to receive this honor for Accord as the North American Car of the Year,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division and general manager of Honda Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re especially proud of the production associates in Ohio where Accord has been built to the highest quality standards for over 35 years.”

The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction, and value. Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites.

Completely redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Accord features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include two all-new, high-torque VTEC Turbo engines, the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology. The Accord also includes a host of new safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies.

For more information on the all-new 2018 Accord or to schedule a personal driving experience, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

2018 CR-V Honored by Motor Trend

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2018 CR-V Honored By Motor Trend

Motor Trend has named the ever-popular Honda CR-V as its 2018 SUV of the Year. The 2018 CR-V, which is the second model year of the completely reimagined fifth-generation of Honda’s compact SUV, beat out 25 contenders in an exhaustive evaluation by 11 of Motor Trend’s top editors, writers, and testers. The refreshed fourth-generation Honda CR-V previously took home Motor Trend 2015 SUV of the Year honors.

“The Honda CR-V has earned its place as America’s most popular SUV over the past two decades by providing customers with a just-the-right balance of features, capabilities, fun-to-drive performance and outstanding quality.” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of Automobile Sales & general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., “We are incredibly honored to earn this recognition from the experts at Motor Trend in a very competitive and crowded field.”

Calling it “the swankiest interior ever seen on the CR-V”, Motor Trend chose the CR-V because Honda paid attention to a wide range of details including advancement in design, safety performance features, engineering excellence, efficiency, and value. To be eligible for the Motor Trend SUV of the Year award, a vehicle must be “all-new” or “substantially upgraded” and have been on sale within twelve months from the previous November.

The 2018 Honda CR-V is manufactured at three Honda plants in North America, in East Liberty, Ohio; Greensburg, Indiana; and Alliston, Ontario. Its 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and automatic transmission are manufactured by Honda in Anna, Ohio and Russells Point, Ohio, respectively1. Honda has sold more than 4.2 million CR-Vs in America since its U.S. introduction in 1997, making it the top-selling SUV in America over the course of 20 years. The new CR-V has collected numerous other accolades including a Kelly Blue Book “Best Overall Buy” in the Small SUV/Crossover category, U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best New Car for Teens” and Autotrader’s “Must Test Drive” Award, as well as a top-in-segment score in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 U.S. APEAL Study.

For more information on the 2018 CR-V or to schedule a personal driving experience, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.