Monday, December 26, 2016

All New 2017 Honda CR-V

With its fifth generation, Honda has once again redesigned their iconic and award winning CR-V. Not just a one hit wonder, the CR-V, has stayed at the top since its inception 20 years ago. Selling four million units during that time, with the brand new 2017 CR-V, Honda plans to stay at the top and continue to outsell the completion.

                The new 2017 CR-V is once again built on the same platform as the Civic, and is once again slightly bigger than its predecessor, with a longer wheelbase, overall length, width and height. The CR-V has a fresh and updated look, previous options are now standard fare. Gone are the steel rims of the base models in favor of 17 and 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels, and now rear spoilers and LED daytime running lights are standard.

                The interior is very similar to the previous generation in terms of layout, but the level of detail and quality has been much improved. In the Touring version, the seats are upholstered in that gorgeous leather that makes you feel like you’re driving in a luxury class SUV. Faux-wood accents mix eloquently with chromed plastic and brushed satin finishes. The cargo space is now 2 cubic feet larger, up to a total 39 cubic feet. And when you fold the rear seat down the 2017 CR-V has an astonishing 76 cubic feet of cargo room.  The cargo area also has an adjustable load floor that can be adjusted to provide a flat floor and storage beneath.
                In the cockpit area, the center console boasts a larger storage space and redesigned cup holders. The infotainment system reintroduces of a rotary volume knob in place of the awkward touch volume adjustment from the previous model. Interior noise levels are also lowered with the new model, as only 69 decibels were measured at 70-mph.

The most dramatic departure from the CR-V’s hit-making formula can be found under the hood. A turbocharged 1.5-liter engine comes as standard issue in EX, EX-L, and Touring trims. Similar to the turbo 1.5-liter found in the current Civic, the CR-V’s has a slightly lower compression ratio and higher boost pressure to generate 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. At full throttle, the CR-V hit 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and erased the quarter-mile in 16 seconds flat, clearing the traps at 89 mph. When it comes to efficiency, though, the CR-V shames all compact-SUV comers. EPA-rated at 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg* on the highway, the AWD CR-V tops its peers by margins not usually seen within highly competitive segments.

The 2017 Honda CR-V will be available just in time for Christmas this year, and is a perfect gift for yourself or your better half. Check out our inventory to pick yours out today and contact us now to plan to take yours home!

*According to, 2017 AWD model, 1.5 L 4 cylinder engine automatic transmission

Monday, November 14, 2016

Civic is bringing the Hatch, back!

For decades, the Honda Civic has been one of the most popular compact cars on the road. With its Honda reliability, reasonable pricing and sporty style, the Civic has dominated the market. And now the Civic is at it again, already released are the 2017 Civic sedan and coupes, and now we’re getting the hatchback.

For the first time in over a decade, Honda will offer the Civic in a hatchback since the seventh-generation model. Honda plans to use the Civic hatchback as the base for their upcoming Civic Type R and the Civic Si, the two performance Civics that are due to come out in the up in the future. In the past the hatchback was the dominant body style for smaller cars, because small trunks were impractical. But as SUVs and crossovers became more popular, consumers went that route for having cargo space in their vehicle. But by popular demand, Honda is bringing the hatch back.

The Civic Hatchback will be available in LX, EX, EX-L, Sport and Sport Touring models and will all have the same turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 engine. The LX, EX and EX-L models will deliver 174 hp with 162 lb-ft torque and 180 hp and 162 lb-ft torque for the Sport and Sport Touring models. Honda gives you choice of a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission, and getting an anticipated EPA-rated fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway*. The new Civic hatchback has a staggering 122 cubic feet of room for cargo and passengers, up 13 cubic feet from the 2016 sedan.

The New 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is here now with the Civic Type R and the Civic Si Coming in late 2017. Until then check out our inventory of Civics and contact us now to schedule your test drive!

* According to

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Honda Pilot adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

                One of the biggest selling features these days in a new automobile is the ability to pair your smartphone to your car, whether for music, navigation or hands free text and calling.  And now the 2017 Honda Pilot is answering that demand plus other great features.

                The 2017 Honda Pilot will pack both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto inside the Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system. Allowing your smartphone to pair with your car and allow hands free usage. The Pilot will still come in its same 5 trim levels, the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. Packing the same whopping 280-horsepower V6 and coupled with either six or nine speed automatic transmission, depending on trim level.  Buyers will have to spend a bit more for the new 2017 Pilot, $200- $300 depending on the trim level that they choose

                The new smartphone mirroring feature on the Pilot comes standard on all models except for the base LX model, but that is only because the LX has a smaller 5.0–inch touchscreen versus the other models having an 8.0-inch touchscreen on the dash board. Another cool feature on the new Pilots is the touchscreens have a different coating on them to minimize fingerprint smudges. High powered USB ports make it quick and easy to charge your devices. One of the most requested things about the new Pilot by owners is the combination of the White Diamond Pearl exterior matched with black interior on all trim levels, previously beige was the only interior available with the White Diamond Pearl Exterior. Different packages are available for upgrades on most models, some packages that come standard on the Elite and Touring models. Packages like the Honda Sensing package, rear-seat entertainment system and built in navigation.

                The new Pilot hit dealership lots on November 7th. Check out our Inventory to see them and contact us today to schedule your test drive and take yours home now!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Honda if you Dream it you can Do it!!

Honda has reunited with stop-motion artist Pes for an ad that kicks off a big new campaign for its 2017 Ridgeline pickup. A TV ad debuting Friday during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games uses stop-motion filming in an attempt to portray the versatility and utility of the truck, which hit the market in late June.

The ad shows six Honda Ridgeline trucks hauling materials to construct what appear to be five distinct construction projects, including a playground, a garden and a motorcycle racing track. But as the camera pans out, the scenes come together to spell out "Honda" as a voiceover declares, "If you can dream it, you can do it."

Pes, whose full name is Adam Pesapane, last worked with Honda for a spot called "Paper" that debuted in September and weaved together roughly 3,000 hand-drawn illustrations using stop-motion filming that took viewers through a paper-flipping, historical journey of Honda products. The new Honda spot is called "The Power of Ridgeline." The creative agency on the spot is RPA and the production company is Reset, with Mr. Pesapane serving as the director.
“We really wanted something that stood apart from traditional truck advertising that you see on television because it's Honda and we like to do things a little bit differently, we decided to take this turn and show all the different things that you can do with a Ridgeline -- not just the typical throwing lumber in the back and then going off to a construction site."
-Susie Rossick, assistant VP-marketing at American Honda Motor Co.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Honda’s rebirth of the NSX is here!

Honda’s all-new NSX supercar could give rise to even more potent versions, if the man behind the NSX’s development has his way. Faster and more stylish versions of the Honda NSX will be launched over the coming years. In an interview with the UK’s Auto Express, NSX project boss Ted Klaus said the NSX should continue to evolve, and that hotter variants could be on the cards for the future.

“I think everyone who loves cars wants to see a version that we say is ‘pure red’, The NSX has always been silver first, moving towards red later. Someone asked me, ‘when will you be satisfied?’ Probably never. What you do today, you can improve on tomorrow.”
-Ted Klaus

The original Honda NSX went on sale in 1990, with an R version joining the range in 1992. The NSX-R was specially modified for improved on-track performance, featuring stiffer suspension and a lighter body. The stereo and air-conditioning were removed, while new forged alloy wheels and a titanium gearlever helped drive down the car’s overall weight.

While we can only speculate on the new car’s power, price and performance, the Type R is likely to be at least a couple of years away. The starting price for the NSX should be around $130,000.

Despite the growth of new NSX variants, Honda is keen to restrict demand and it’s unlikely to rise much above its current capacity of eight cars a day. However, the technology will drive development advances for Honda’s more mainstream models. It’s clear Klaus and his team of engineers has high aspirations for the new NSX. It’s said to have the lowest centre of gravity in its class, designed to make it more agile and fun to drive. We asked which cars Klaus considered to be ‘in the NSX’s class’ – and he immediately listed the Ferrari 458, Audi R8 V10 and Porsche 911 Turbo as rivals.

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