Thursday, March 12, 2015

Have you seen America's most popular minivan, the Honda Odyssey?

Looking for a vehicle with innovative features, lots of practical space, smart safety features and can fit the whole crew? Then you should add the Honda Odyssey to your shopping list.

Named “Best Buy of the Year” by Kelley Blue Book’s, the Honda Odyssey has earned numerous awards and accolades from U.S. News, Autobytel, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And more. No wonder it’s America’s Most Popular Minivan.

The Odyssey presents solutions to life’s many challenges. Versatility is what you will find with the spacious interior. And seating options. This is what we all need. More options. Not less.

The second row has added flexibility with a seating position called “wide mode” in which the outboard seats can slide 1.5 inches to each side. How’s that for extra wiggle room? The multi-function second row seat (on the EX and above) seat back folds down to reveal three beverage holders and a tray for small items, another must for those longer road trips. And the center seat contains the LATCH anchor system mounts for a child seat. It slides forward 5.5 inches, allowing the child to be closer to the adults and providing better accessibility.

The third row-van seating creates a number of combinations of cargo storage solutions utilizing its one-motion Magic Seat®. Simple to operate, the strap operates the seat storage with just a tug. And the seat literally stows itself. The storage well behind the third-row is yet another spot to store cargo.

Plus the walk-in feature gives you easier movement throughout the cabin.

There’s more to the Odyssey than just where to sit. There are the features. The 2016 makes sure life is kept convenient, easier. From HondaLink which keeps music, media and information in one easy to access place on the easy to read info screen to the ultrawide 16.2 Honda DVD Rear Entertainment system, there is something for everyone. Even the Cool Box (EX-L and above) that keeps your drinks and snacks chilled for the drive...

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The 2015 Honda Civic: Renewing a Classic

The Honda Civic first went on sale over 40 years ago, making it one of the best known cars on the road. The latest iteration of the Civic received several updates over the past few years keeping it in tune with the market.

The Civic was remodeled in 2013. The interior was refreshed, additional features were introduced including noise insulation, and the suspension was retuned for comfort. In 2015, the Civic remains nearly unchanged after updates to the top-trim infotainment system last year.

The exterior of the current Civic sports some handsome designer touches. Up front, several styling features mimic the Accord’s face: the black honeycomb mesh grille, new “open-mouth” lower bumper, integrated fog lamps on high-line models and new clear lens cornering lamps. A chrome finishing bar in back and rear bumper design dresses up the clean lines of the Civic.

Inside, the two level-instrument panel was left and the finishes and surfaces were refreshed. A soft-touch vinyl was added to provide comfort where hands and elbows make frequent contact. Front seats are roomy. However, rear seat passengers might find space a little tight according to reviewers.

Refinement carries over to driving and riding experience. A higher-strength steel and stiffer side pillars provide a smoother ride while thicker glass for both the windshield and front side windows and added soundproofing provide reduced road noise...

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Monday, March 2, 2015

8 Cool Things You're Going to Love About the 2016 Honda Pilot

It’s been generating a lot of buzz. The redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot made its grand debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and turned a lot of heads. And with good reason. Sure, it has sleeker styling and a revised powertrain for better fuel economy and power. But there are some nice family-friendly extras that have been worked into the details, making this midsize SUV standout against the crowd and gives it even more practicality and versatility than before.

Reversible cargo floor
Yes, there is a significantly larger cargo area behind the third row seats. But the nifty part is the reversible cargo floor. Carpet on one side; a more durable, rubberized surface on the other. With one easy flip, you have your choice of an easier to clean surface when there is need to transport dirty gear. Or a day at the beach. Underneath the storage area, the floor is also trimmed with the same rubberized plastic surface.

Active safety features
The 2016 Pilot was fitted with a suite of Honda Sensing active safety technologies including blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a rear-cross traffic alert. Expect these features to be available as an option package on the higher-trim versions of the 2016 Honda Pilot.

Engine start/stop
A newly available engine start-stop system will be available for the first time as Honda is targeting best-in-class fuel economy for the 2016 Pilot and its new 3.5-liter V6 engine. This system will be offered in versions of the Pilot that are equipped with 9-speed automatic transmissions.

Panoramic sunroof
Passengers in the rear can get some extra sun thanks to the Pilot’s optional sunroof that stretches over the second-row seats. While the glass-panel is fixed, it does have a movable shade and there is a traditional sliding sunroof over the front seats...

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