Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 Honda Civic Coupe Named Among Most Affordable "Cool" Cars

Honda vehicles have a reputation as being sturdy, reliable, long-lasting cars, which has helped them to become one of the most successful auto brands in the history of the industry. However, “sturdy, reliable and long-lasting” aren’t often synonymous with “cool,” so some people get the mistaken idea Honda vehicles aren’t trendy enough to compete with other brands whose modus operandi centers solely around the cool factor of their automobiles.

The inclusion of the 2014 Honda Civic Coupe on Kelley Blue Book’s list of “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” proves that these aren’t just beige boredom-mobiles intended only for people over the age of sixty. Quite the contrary; with recent redesigns in a lot of Honda models and a tremendous influx of cutting-edge technologies, these automobiles are cooler than they’ve ever been, and the new Civic Coupe really helps to bang that point home.

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Honda Community Partner

Friday, August 15, 2014

2015 Honda Odyssey Specifications and Features

ENGINEERING LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
Engine Type V6 V6 V6 V6
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 3471 3471 3471 3471
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 248 @ 5700 248 @ 5700 248 @ 5700 248 @ 5700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net) 250 @ 4800 250 @ 4800 250 @ 4800 250 @ 4800
Redline (rpm) 6300 6300 6300 6300
Bore and Stroke (mm) 89 x 93 89 x 93 89 x 93 89 x 93
Compression Ratio   10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1
Valve Train 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®)
Active Control Engine Mount System (ACM)
Active Noise Cancellation™ (ANC)
CARB Emissions Rating1  ULEV-2  ULEV-2  ULEV-2  ULEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups2

TRANSMISSION LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.359, 2nd: 2.095, 3rd: 1.485, 4th: 1.065, 5th: 0.754 6th: 0.556, Reverse: 2.269, Final Drive: 4.25

Unit-Body Construction
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm., front)  25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4
Variable Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Steering Ratio 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb  (ft) 36.7 36.7 36.7 36.7
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in) 12.6 / 13.1 12.6 / 13.1 12.6 / 13.1 12.6 / 13.1
Wheels   17" w/Full Covers 17" Alloy 17" Alloy 18" Alloy  
All-Season Tires 235 / 65 R17 103T  235 / 65 R17 103T  235 / 65 R17 103T  235 / 60 R18 102T
Compact Spare Tire T135 / 80 D17 103M T135 / 80 D17 103M T135 / 80 D17 103M T135 / 80 D17 103M

Wheelbase (in)  118.1 118.1 118.1 118.1
Length (in) 202.9 202.9 202.9 202.9
Height (in) 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.4
Width (in) 79.2 79.2 79.2 79.2
Track (in) front / rear 68.1 / 68.2 68.1 / 68.2 68.1 / 68.2 68.1 / 68.2
Curb Weight (lbs)  4396 4470 4526 (EX-L)
4548 (EX-L w/RES)
4540 (EX-L w/Navi)
4581 (Touring)
4613 (Touring Elite)
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear) 57 / 43 57 / 43 56 / 44 (EX-L)
56 / 44 (EX-L w/RES)
55 / 45 (EX-L w/Navi)
56 / 44 (Touring)
55 / 45 (Touring Elite)
Towing Capacity (lbs) 3500 3500 3500 3500

INTERIOR MEASUREMENTS   LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
Headroom (in, front/middle/rear) 39.7 / 39.5 / 38.0 39.7 / 39.5 / 38.0 38.3 / 39.4 / 38.0 38.3 / 39.4 / 38.0
Headroom Wide-Mode (in, front/middle/rear) 39.7 / 38.8 / 38.0 39.7 / 38.8 / 38.0 38.3 / 38.8 / 38.0 38.3 / 38.8 / 38.0
Legroom (in, front/middle/rear) 40.9 / 40.9 / 42.4 40.9 / 40.9 / 42.4 40.9 / 40.9 / 42.4 40.9 / 40.9 / 42.4
Shoulder Room (in, front/middle/rear) 64.4 / 63.5 / 60.9 64.4 / 63.5 / 60.9 64.4 / 63.5 / 60.9 64.4 / 63.5 / 60.9
Hiproom (in, front/middle/rear) 58.2 / 66.1 / 48.4 58.2 / 66.1 / 48.4 58.2 / 66.1 / 48.4 58.2 / 66.1 / 48.4
Cargo Volume (cu ft, behind 3rd-row) 38.4 38.4 38.4 38.4
Cargo Volume (cu ft, behind 2nd-row) 93.1 93.1 93.1 93.1
Cargo Volume (cu ft, behind 1st-row) 148.5 148.5 148.5 148.5
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 172.6 172.6 170.1 170.1
Seating Capacity 7 8 8 8

EPA MILEAGE RATINGS4/FUEL LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
6-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined) 19 / 28 / 22 19 / 28 / 22 19 / 28 / 22 19 / 28 / 22
Fuel (gal) 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded

ACTIVE SAFETY LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)5    
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)6    
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control7
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)8
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

PASSIVE SAFETY LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) 
SmartVent™ Front Side Airbags 
Three-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH):
Lower Anchors (2nd-row All, 3rd-row outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-row all, 3rd-row all)
Driver's and Front Passenger's Seat-Belt Reminder

EXTERIOR FEATURES LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature    
Power Sliding Doors  
Power Tailgate    
Fog Lights      
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Remote Entry System Programmable with Smart Entry Programmable with Smart Entry Programmable with Smart Entry
Security System  
One-Touch Turn Indicators
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors with Expanded View Driver's Mirror Black Heated Heated Heated with Integrated Turn Indicators
Memory-Linked Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down      
Heat-Rejecting Glass
Rear Privacy Glass
Acoustic Windshield      
Rear Roofline Spoiler with Integrated Brake Light
Wiper-Linked Headlights  
Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off with Auto-On/Off with Auto-On/Off with Auto-On/Off (Touring)
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights with Auto-On/Off       Touring Elite
Taillights with Integrated LED Light Bars
Body-Colored Parking Sensors (front/rear)      
Tailgate Garnish Chrome Chrome Chrome Reflective

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
Air Conditioning (Manual, Front and Rear)      
Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration  
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition9, FM Traffic and Interface Dial      Available10
i-MID with 8-Inch High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
Rearview Camera with Guidelines without Navigation  
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines     with Navigation
Honda DVD Rear Entertainment System with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Screen     Available10 Touring
Honda DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with HDMI® Technology11  and High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Screen       Touring Elite
Honda LaneWatch™12   Touring
Blind Spot Information System (BSI)13       Touring Elite
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®14
SMS Text Message Function15
Push Button Start  
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's and Front Passenger's Window 
Programmable Power Door and Tailgate Locks
Cruise Control
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise/Audio/Phone/i-MID Cruise/Audio/Phone/i-MID Cruise/Audio/Phone/i-MID/ Navi (available) Cruise/Audio/Phone/MID/           i-MID/Navi
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel     
Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter
HomeLink® Remote System16  
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror     
Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder  
Sunglasses Holder      
Map Lights (all rows)
Front Center Floor Tray with Beverage Holders      
Removable Front Center Console with Storage and Flip-up Trash-Bag Ring  
Center Stack Utility Tray  without RES
Center Stack Lower Storage Bin with Cool Box with Cool Box
Front Bag Hook
Lockable Glove Compartment
Ambient Console Lighting 
Ambient Footwell Lighting      
Beverage Holders (all rows)
12-Volt Power Outlets (front row & cargo area)
115-Volt Power Outlet (3rd-row)     with RES
Seatback Pockets (front row) Passenger-Side
Seatback Pockets (2nd-row)  
Chrome Door Handles
Coin Holder
Passenger-Assist Grips (front and 2nd-row)
Garment Hooks (2nd and 3rd row, 4 total)
Integrated Sunshades    2nd-Row 2nd-Row 2nd and 3rd-Rows
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Front Door Courtesy Lights
Rear Window Defroster
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
Floor Mats Front- and 2nd-Row All Rows All Rows All Rows
Cargo Area Light
Rear Storage Well
Cargo Area Bag Hooks (4 total)
HondaVAC™       Touring Elite

SEATING LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
Driver's Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment       
Driver's Seat with 10-Way Power Adjustment, Including Power Lumbar Support   with Two-Position Memory
Front Passenger's Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
Wide-Mode Adjustable 2nd-Row Seats with Armrests and Walk-in Feature
Multi-Function 2nd-Row Center Seat  
One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat® with Folding Center Armrest
Adjustable Seat-Belt Anchors (front- and 2nd-row)
Leather-Trimmed Seats (front and outboard 2nd-row)    
Heated Front Seats    
Head Restraints at all Seating Positions

AUDIO LX  EX  EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
240-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers, Including Subwoofer  
270-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers, Including Subwoofer   without Navigation  
246-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers, Including Subwoofer     with Navigation Touring
650-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers, Including Subwoofer and 5.1 Surround Sound Theater Mode       Touring Elite
HD Radio™17

  Touring Elite
HondaLink™ featuring Aha™18 Compatibility  
Audio Touch-Screen  
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) including 16-GB Audio Memory19     with Navigation
Pandora®20 Compatibility
XM® Radio21    
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
USB Audio Interface22
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
MP3/Windows Media®23 Audio (WMA) Playback Capability
Radio Data System (RDS)
Integrated Glass Antenna

Average Fuel Economy Indicator
Average Speed Indicator      
Customizable Feature Settings
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Elapsed Time Indicator      
Engine Oil-Life Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator  
Instant Fuel Economy Indicator
Miles-to-Empty Indicator

INSTRUMENTATION  LX EX EX-L Touring / Touring Elite
12-Volt Battery-Charging System Indicator
ABS Indicator
Airbag System Indicator
Blind Spot Information System Indicator       Touring Elite
Brake System Indicator
Coolant Temperature Indicator
Cruise Control Indicators
Door- and Tailgate-Open Indicator
DRL Indicator
Fog Lights Indicator      
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Indicator    
Fuel Economy Indicator
Fuel Level Indicator
Headlights-On Indicator
High-Beam Indicator
Immobilizer System Indicator
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Indicator    
Low-Brake Fluid Indicator    
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Low-Tire Pressure Indicator
Maintenance Minder™ Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
Parking Brake Indicator
Parking Sensor Indicator      
Passenger-Side Airbag-Off Indicator
Power Sliding Doors Indicator  
Power Tailgate Indicator    
Seat-Belt Reminder Indicator
Shift Lever Position Indicator
Smart Entry System Indicator  
Starter System Indicator
System Message Indicator      
TPMS System Indicator
Turn Signal/Hazard Indicators
VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators
[1]  ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
[2]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[3]  Requires surge-type or electric trailer brakes and available Honda accessory towing package and hitch ball. Premium unleaded fuel recommended when towing. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[4]  Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
[5] FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
[6] LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
[7]  VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
[8]  For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[9]  The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX-L models and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (FM Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[10]  The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ and DVD Rear Entertainment System are only available separately on EX-L models.
[11]  A separate source device is required to use split-screen function. HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC, in the United States and other countries.
[12]  Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes. 
[13]  The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed. 
[14]  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
[15]  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth®. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely.
[16]  HomeLink and the HomeLink house are registered trademarks of Johnson Controls®.
[17]  HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
[18]  Compatible smartphone required.  All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature.  Vehicle does not provide any feeds.  Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked.  Aha is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply. 
[19]  Audio memory is a component of navigation system's hard disk drive (HDD).
[20]  Pandora, the Pandora logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Used with permission. Compatible with select smartphones. See: Not all devices compatible with USB connection. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
[21]  SiriusXM services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2013 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
[22]  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[23]  Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Honda Models Given Edmunds' Highest Accolade

Honda is no stranger to accolades, as a quick perusal of the automaker’s “awards and recognition” page will prove, but while sometimes those awards are for one specific model or one general feature, we here at Pacific Honda particularly enjoy the accolades that just praise a model for being top-to-bottom wonderful. Sometimes, like in the case of the Edmunds Top Rated Car Awards, we get to bask in the glow of several Honda vehicles being honored in such a way.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Honda CR-V Among Most Likely To Hit 200K Miles

There are basically two types of car buyers that Honda dealers see on a day-to-day basis: the ones that want a new car every couple of years, and the ones that want to pay theirs off quickly and then ride it into the ground. For that latter group, it’s important to invest in a vehicle with a reputation for lasting as long as possible.

Friday, August 8, 2014

American Honda Reports July 2014 Sales

  • Honda Accord posts best July sales in five years
  • Honda CR-V mints all-time July record
  • Acura MDX posts best July sales in four years, setting a new monthly record
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported July 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 135,908 units. The Honda division posted sales of 123,428 units in July while Acura sold 12,480 units in the same period. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 875,344 units.
In a month of bests, Accord, the brand's top-selling model, finished its best July in five years, CR-V posted its best July sales ever and the all-new Fit had its best month of the year so far.
  • Accord had its seventh straight month above 30,000 sales with 35,073 July sales, up 11.3 percent.
  • CR-V, the nation's best-selling utility vehicle through June, broke a July record for the second consecutive year, bringing its year-to-date sales to 183,214, up 5.9 percent.
  • With dealer supplies continuing to build, the all-new 2015 Fit posted its strongest monthly sales so far this year with 5,115 units, up 1.3 percent vs. July 2013 and up 38.3 percent over June 2014 sales.
"The CR-V continues to cement its place as America's favorite and best-selling SUV with yet another record month of sales," said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. "Combined with Accord, which is on its way to become the most popular car in the U.S. for a second straight year, Honda once again has the vehicles of choice in two of the biggest market classes."
Overall Acura sales reflect a virtual sell out of prior TL and TSX models as the company prepared for launch of the 2015 TLX line of luxury performance sedans, which is now underway nationwide. MDX, America's all-time best-selling 3-row luxury SUV, was the brand's best-selling model, besting a year-old July record.
  • All-new 2015 TLX is arriving at dealers now.
  • MDX July sales rose 13.2 percent on sales of 6,283 units, setting a new July record and combined with RDX, set a new July record for light trucks.
"Our July sales were definitely impacted by a lack of sedan availability as we sold out of TSX and TL," said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. "We're confident that the all-new TLX luxury performance sedan, arriving at dealers now, will quickly remedy the situation and drive Acura sales growth through the second half of the year."
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Source: Honda Media Newsroom