Sunday, February 7, 2016
Nothing makes the heart of an auto dealership swell with pride like a glowing review from a respected publication like the New York Daily News, which is why we were so glad to see their Jim Travers recently write a review for the 2016 Honda Accord Touring model lauding it for balancing practicality as a family vehicle with the speed, power and agility of a sports sedan. While any Accord model could make consumers plenty happy, this particular trim, currently sitting atop the Accord lineup, is arguably the most desirable iteration of one of our best-selling automobiles. In other words, it’s every bit as good as Travers claims.
Friday, January 22, 2016
With gas prices dropping so precipitously over the course of the last several months, consumer focus on automakers developing green technology has waned a bit, but that doesn’t mean efficient powertrains are any less important now than they were before prices dropped. Green tech is important first and foremost because Mother Nature deserves to be treated like the queen she is, and efficient models like the 2016 Honda HR-V currently are doing a lot to make that happen.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
We’ve been saying it for months, but it continues to look like 2016 will be The Year of the Civic for just about every Honda dealership across the country, and why shouldn’t it be considering all the praise it’s continued to garner following its debut last year? Already the accolades for this most recent version of the best-selling automobile in the history of Honda are pouring in, and the 2016 North American Car of the Year award is just the most recent on that list.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
It used to be that if an automaker wanted to advertise a new or redesigned model like the 2016 Honda Civic to the masses, they would have to plan a widespread television campaign that reached all those millions of people sitting down in front of the tube at night to take in their usual array of shows, but times have changed considerably for automakers. Fewer and fewer people actually have standard cable subscriptions and those that do tend to fast forward through the commercials on DVR.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fans of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck know that the model took a year of production off so that engineers could put together a stunning new next-generation version of the vehicle, which means after seeing no new Ridgeline models during the 2015 model year, Honda is ready to debut the redesigned 2016 Honda Ridgeline at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit later this month.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
For those that weren’t aware, there are two main safety-centric organizations that perform crash tests on all automotive models in a given year: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While both are rather stringent in the tests that they perform, they have the same basic modus operandi in helping consumers choose automobiles that are going to protect them in the event of an unforeseen accident.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
This won’t come as a huge surprise to those that have been Honda owners for some time, but Honda models continue to be among the safest automobiles in the industry, as proven once again by safety tests performed over the course of the last few months by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
These tests, which look at all the most common ways that a vehicle can be involved in an accident, look at how advanced safety features and designated crumple zones work when a vehicle is pushed to its limits. Since Honda is known for working in cutting-edge safety tech and performing extremely well on these tests, it’s no shock to see that four 2016 model year Honda vehicles already have been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, while a fifth has been named a Top Safety Pick.