2019 Honda HR-V Gets Lots of New Stuff

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2019 Honda HR-V Gets Lots of New Stuff

The 2019 Honda HR-V begins arriving today. The 2019 Honda HR-V gets a new look, new trims, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and available Honda Sensing.

For 2019, HR-V expands its appeal with the addition of new Sport and Touring trims, refreshed styling, new technology, and a more refined driving experience, adding to an already established reputation as a versatile and sporty 5-door subcompact SUV.

For the first time, HR-V now features the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies-including but not limited to Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist,-standard on EX and above trims, making Honda Sensing available on every model Honda sells.

All 2019 HR-V models feature new styling, with revised bumpers, headlights, grille, and taillights, while the new HR-V Sport and Touring trims get a unique look all their own. Blackout trim and 18-inch wheels visually distinguish HR-V Sport trims, while the all-wheel-drive-only Touring trim gets multi-element LED headlights, dark chrome trim, and LED fog lights.

Inside, HR-V benefits from a new Display Audio system featuring a simplified interface that includes a volume knob and the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The navigation system, available exclusively in Touring trims, has also been improved with sharper graphics and 3D landmarks. All models feature a redesigned driver’s meter with a large analog speedometer and digital tachometer. EX models and above receive a 4.2-inch Thin-Film Transistor Driver Information Interface color display offering additional selectable information including available turn-by-turn directions.

For more information on the new HR-V, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314, or to shop online, click here.

How to Use Remote Engine Start on the Accord

How to Use Remote Engine Start on the Accord

Imagine being able to start your Honda Accord well before you get in, so the climate control system can make it exceedingly comfortable inside ahead of your arrival. That’s the idea of remote engine start system. This informative video will explain the process for starting and extending the engine run time, how the climate control system and seat heaters are designed to interact with remote start, and what you need to do to get in and drive.

To schedule a test drive of one of our new Hondas, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

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All-New 2019 Insight Brings Style, Sophistication and 55 mpg

The 2019 Honda Insight offers class-leading power and passenger space, universally appealing styling, and received a 55 mpg(2) city from the EPA (LX/EX), while simultaneously bringing a new level of driving sophistication and style to the compact hybrid market. Boasting a high level of standard premium features, Insight’s Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price(1) starts at $22,830 (excluding $895 destination and handling).

Insight’s body, chassis and powertrain combination provide a surprisingly satisfying driving experience. Total system output of 151-horsepower provides brisk acceleration compared to other hybrids, yet it also received a 55 mpg city rating (LX/EX), putting it among the best hybrids on the market. Furthermore, with its comparatively low starting price, Insight makes it easier than ever to save at the pump while looking good doing it.

Insight comes in three different trim levels: LX, EX, and Touring. All Insights come standard with multi-element LED headlights, push-button start, and the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. Among other features, Insight EX adds an 8-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, while Insight Touring adds leather seating surfaces, an 8-way power driver’s seat, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

The 2019 Insight is powered by the third generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid drivetrain. A 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine with 40.5-percent thermal efficiency is paired to an electric propulsion motor that produces 197 lb.-ft. of torque for a class-leading total system output of 151 horsepower. Thanks to its clever two-motor design, Insight operates without the need for a conventional automatic transmission.

Insight helps drivers maximize energy regeneration through the use of steering wheel-mounted Deceleration Selectors. Working similar to transmission paddle shifters, Insight’s Deceleration Selectors let the driver toggle between three different levels of regenerative braking performance. Tap the left selector to increase regenerative braking, and the right to reduce it. This system not only increases battery charging via regeneration, it also helps reduce stress on the brakes, and lets drivers tailor their regenerative braking level for different driving conditions.

Insight’s hybrid powertrain uses power from the gasoline engine and electric motors to accommodate the current driving conditions, seamlessly shifting through three distinct drive operations. In EV Drive, Insight is powered solely by its electric drive motor, drawing power from the battery. In Hybrid Drive the gasoline engine drives a generator motor to supply electrical power to the drive motor. In certain circumstances, Engine Drive operation connects the gasoline engine directly to the drive wheels.

The 2019 Insight’s battery is housed in a compact intelligent power unit (IPU) mounted under the rear seats, allowing Insight to offer an uncompromised 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space (LX/EX) that rivals many midsize sedans, and a folding rear seatback for long loads (60/40 split in EX and Touring trims). With up to 97.6 cubic feet of interior space and class-leading rear legroom, Insight’s interior packaging also offers the best passenger space in its class.

The 2019 Insight joins an expanding lineup of electrified Honda vehicles that includes the Clarity series – Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – and the recently introduced Accord Hybrid. These models represent the next generation of Honda vehicles as the company advances toward its global initiative to grow electrified vehicle sales to two-thirds by 2030.

The 2019 Honda Insight for the North American market is manufactured, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, exclusively at Honda’s Greensburg, Indiana auto plant alongside Civic and CR-V. Its hybrid powertrain, including the 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle, two-motor system and intelligent power unit (IPU) containing the hybrid battery pack, is produced in Ohio.

For more information on the all-new 2019 Honda Insight or to schedule a personal driving experience, please give us a call at (866) 822-9314.

(1) MSRP plus $895 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may
vary.
(2) Based on 2019 model-year EPA ratings for LX/EX models. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG
will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery
pack age/condition and other factors.

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