Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Honda: Making America's Most Popular Vehicles

It’s not enough for Honda to make reliable vehicles that last year after year. They also design quality vehicles that America wants. Name brands that you know and trust, the designers and engineers behind Honda are working to put you behind the wheel of a vehicle that speaks to your ingenuity, eye for detail, and lifestyle.

Repeating their success from 2013, four models topped the best-selling lists, making them the most popular vehicles on the road. You’ve probably seen them. The Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey were the top choices of car buyers across America in 2014.

  • The Accord breezed past its competition, earning its place in 2014 as the most popular car in America for the second year in a row.
  • In the SUV category, the CR-V was the outright winner of 2014 and past decade.
  • Retail registrations for the Civic were listed at 317,025, leading the compact car division and besting its nearest competitor by nearly 45,000.
  • The Odyssey continues to be the top choice for minivans – 32% of families decide to go with this smart move.
Read more at Capital Honda

Monday, February 23, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot: For the Family

The 2016 Honda Pilot caught the eye of several automotive reviewers at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show including noted reviewers at Giving it a thorough inspection, they noted that it could be the ultimate family vehicle, checking it over for the necessities including safety features, space, how child safety seats fit, storage space, and meeting the needs of parents and kids.

“The redesigned Pilot has easy-to-reach cupholders nearly everywhere you look, with double cupholders in the rear doors and next to the third row’s outboard seats,” said Jennifer Newman, assistant managing editor and mother of two. “In the Pilot with the optional captain’s chairs, there’s also another set of cupholders in the low center covered with a nonslip material perfect for corralling toys and books."

With a bench seat, the Pilot will be able to accommodate three car seats across the second row, making it perfect for larger families. And as they grow and grow up, the third row offers plenty of legroom and head room...

Read more at Capital Honda: 2016 Honda Pilot: Family First

Friday, February 13, 2015

A look back at the Honda Civic

It was 1973. Honda had set out to make the best little car that could. Sporting the tagline "It'll get you where you're going," a love affair was started. 40 years later, it's still going strong.

With its quirky styling, transversely mounted engine, front-wheel drive, and fully independent suspension, the original Civic made an impression and turned heads. It was everything that its American counterparts were not. It stood apart. And it was fun to drive.

Honda engineers continued to tinker with the Civic's engine, teasing out more performance, bumping up the cc's to a total of 1,237 and horsepower to 52.

But what established the Civic as a credible threat was the introduction of the CVCC engine in 1974. As federal mandates continued to demand more from engines, requiring tighter emissions standards, the majority of automakers begrudgingly reluctantly fitted exhaust catalysts. However, Honda saw a better way and quietly went to work. And the CVCC (Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion) engine was born. Featuring a head and fuel-delivery design, it provided cleaner and more complete combustion, meeting the new standards. All without the need for a catalytic converter. And still ran on standard leaded gasoline...

Continue reading at Capital Honda: History of the Honda Civic

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2015 Honda Fit and CR-V awarded Best Resale Value

Two Honda models have been awarded "Best Resale Value" by Kelley Blue Book, the trusted vehicle valuation resource.

The 2015 Fit earned the top award in its class for overall projected resale value after five years of ownership. Additionally, the 2015 CR-V was recognized in the Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles in America:

David Hendley, assistant vice president of sales at America Honda Motor Company, Inc., was impressed and proud of the Fit’s achievement. “The Fit is a premium small car with a healthy appetite for passengers and cargo, representing tremendous value well beyond its exterior footprint,” he said. “It’s great to see the all-new Fit, our brand’s entry model, join the much honored CR-V among’s Best Resale Value Award winners this year.”

Kelly Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book® Official Residual Value Guide. These prestigious awards honor vehicles expected to maintain the greatest proportion of their original Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after five years of ownership. Since depreciation (or loss of value) is typically a car buyer's primary expense during ownership, these awards are designed to help consumers make more informed car-buying decisions.

Read more at Capital Honda

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2015 Honda Fit Earns 5 Stars From NHTSA

The Honda Fit was awarded five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which makes it the only subcompact to achieve top marks in government tests. Not too shabby for the little car that could.

News outlets and national media magazines have sat up and taken notice of the Fit and the high marks it earned in front and side crash tests and rollover tests, five and four stars respectively. Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure contributed to the Fit’s strong performance in these tests. What this means is the crash energy is redirected more evenly throughout the car.

READ MORE: Capital Honda: 2015 Honda Fit Earns Top Safety Award