Thursday, July 30, 2015

5 Reasons to buy the 2015 Honda Odyssey

5 Reasons to buy the 2015 Honda Odyssey
   At Smart Honda, we’re proud to offer the 2015 Honda Odyssey to not only our Okemos customers, but surrounding area drivers as well. If you’re looking to buy a minivan, then look no further than the new 2015 Honda Odyssey. This comfortable minivan has a lot more to offer than one might think. Here are the top 5 reasons you should buy a 2015 Honda Odyssey:

 1. Superior Safety
   The 2015 Honda Odyssey is among the safest vehicles on the road. In 2014 the Honda Odyssey was the first minivan to earn the Institute’s top safety designation for good performance in all five IIHS crash evaluations. The Honda Odyssey has all the safety-features bells and whistles you could need. Standard on all models is a rearview camera system, an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), a Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control system, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), brake assist and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

2. HondaVac

   Messy kids? Shedding Dog? While only available on the Touring Elite model, the HondaVac is a built-in vacuum cleaner that is stored in the back of the minivan. The hose is long enough to reach the front of the car allowing you to easily clean up those every day spills from snacking in the car. The HondaVac includes two attachments to make cleaning up even easier. We think it’s definitely worth the upgrade just for this nifty tool.

3. Nimble Handling and Performance

   With a car-like foundation and better handling, the 2015 Honda Odyssey has the performance and power that is not typically found in a  minivan. All models come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission which gives it confident acceleration and passing, and enough power to head up mountain roads fully loaded.

4. Spacious Interior

   With seating for up to 8 passengers, there’s tons of space for everyone in the 2015 Honda Odyssey. The second row can be used as three seats that can be adjusted to each side to allow for easy movement through the cabin. If you’re not looking to carry a lot of people, but need space for cargo, then the Odyssey has you covered. The second-row seats can be removed completely and the third-row seats can be magically tucked into the rear cargo area.

5. HondaLink Infotainment Suite
   Drivers don’t have to worry about upgrading to a nicer model if they want a good entertainment package. Want Bluetooth and Pandora Compatibility? These features come standard on all models and on the EX models and higher HondaLink with an audio touch-screen comes standard too.

Drivers in Okemos, MI and surrounding areas can stop by Capital Honda to see why we think the 2015 Honda Odyssey is one of the best minivans and cars on the market. Visit us for a test-drive and to speak with one of our Honda Certified Product Specialists about the 2015 Honda Odyssey.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Car Brand Awards

   The Kelley Blue Book is most well known for its informative and data-driven information pertaining to vehicular values, but the firm does a lot more than that. Case in point: Each year, the KBB gathers data supplied by its online shoppers to present the Brand Image Awards, given to companies which go above and beyond in terms of public perception.

   This isn’t just a quick poll or online survey based on how someone feels at that moment. These awards are given based on extensive research gathered throughout the year. The key research vehicle for the Brand Image Awards, Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch study, is an online study that taps into more than 12,000 in-market new-vehicle shoppers annually who do their research at

This year Honda made the list twice, winning the Best Overall Brand and Most Trusted Brand.

   KBB’s new car buyers also found Honda to be the Most Trusted Brand, the survey determined for the third year in a row. “The brand is known for building reliable, efficient, safe cars that offer a lot of value when new, and hold that value as used models,” KBB explained. Further, Honda doesn’t have any major recall controversies surrounding it like Toyota or General Motors do at the moment, either.

   This year marks the second consecutive year that Honda has sat in the Best Overall Brand throne. “Considering Honda has also won the award for Most Trusted Brand among non-luxury shoppers three years in a row, this win isn’t a huge surprise,” said. Hondas are well known for doing many things well — they are efficient vehicles that offer refinement, comfort, reliability, and build quality.
   Shop for your next Honda here or visit our showroom located at 2651 Jolly Rd. Okemos, MI. 48864 where you can speak with one of our Honda Certified Product Specialists.