2015 Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

2015 Honda CR-V

It is no question that Honda has a legacy of producing high quality vehicles that are also extremely innovative. The brand has won multiple loyalty and value awards, and rightfully so. With the new and revamped 2015 Honda CR-V only just hitting the market at the beginning of this month, Honda is adding yet another trophy to its case: 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.

What ultimately swayed the decision of the judges at Motor Trend? A large part of it had to do with the abundance of new features being offered in the 2015 CR-V.

“The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements,” said Motor Trend  editor-in-chief Ed Loh. “Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 Honda CR-V does virtually everything well.”

New features available in the 2015 Honda CR-V include a new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology™ i-VTEC® mated to a new CVT, which results in an 11% boost in torque and estimated fuel economy improvements of 3 combined mpg.

Other standard features include a center console armrest, sliding sunvisors, and rear console ventilation ducts. All of this in addition to improvements to the chassis, braking, and overall exterior aesthetic.

With a reputation of safety and value, how could you not get on board and own a new Honda? Get your hands on the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year now at Avery Green Honda!

Honda’s F1 Return Could be Explosive

Those familiar with the sport will tell you that to call Honda’s return to Formula 1 “exciting” would be a major understatement. The automaker has a rich heritage as an engine supplier and is famous for that incredible run in 1988, when it powered McLaren to 15 wins out of 16 races and an equal amount of pole positions. In fact, it would have been 16 wins had Ayrton Senna not collided with a lapped car.

After that explosive year, Honda-powered McLaren cars continued to dominate, winning three additional back-to-back constructors’ and drivers’ championships, until Honda withdrew from the sport in 1993.

Next year, Honda will be back, and once again partnered with McLaren. The new engine formula is particularly well-suited for a manufacturer like Honda, who is already very familiar with V6 engines and hybrid systems. We all hope to see something exceptional from Honda’s F1 return next year here at Avery Greene Honda! Get a taste of what’s to come in the video below.

Honda Connect: The Best Infotainment Money Can Buy

Infotainment systems have very much become part of the vehicle market landscape.  When considering the purchase of a new car, buyers are giving increased consideration to the kind of system featured in that car. Those buyers in the market for the new 2015 Honda Civic, Civic Tourer, and CRV will not be disappointed!

Honda calls its new system Honda Connect. It’s based in Android and the operating system for Connect is Google OS.  Honda has developed specific apps to use with the car and these can be easily downloaded into the system, including a Garmin GPS app. Any Android app can also be downloaded.

Functions include your standard fare, like CD player, FM radio and Bluetooth. The Connect also includes Mirrorlink, which helps your Smartphone connect up to your infotainment system.

Buyers should really dig the Connect’s customizable nature. Multiple options are offered for your home screen layout. Also, install a photo-editing app and you can use any photo you want as wallpaper.  Maybe a portrait of you leaning against your new Civic?

Visit Avery Green Honda today to pick up your next Honda!

New Year to Remember: Honda Presents Find Questlove’s Fit Sweepstakes

Find Questlove's Fit Sweepstakes

You Could Celebrate New Year’s in NYC!

If you’re like us here at Avery Greene Honda, watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s is on your bucket list. And, we mean standing in line for hours to catch a glimpse of the ball dropping live and in person; the TV doesn’t count. Thanks to Honda, you could be checking that item off your list in style with the Find Questlove’s Fit Sweepstakes.

It’s easy to enter: simply head to Honda’s website. You can choose one of three game boards, or all three, where you’ll find musician Questlove’s 2015 Honda Fit, turntables, and drum set. With each item found, you can submit an entry for a chance to win the trip to NYC.

Each entrant can submit up to nine entries, one for each item found on the three game boards, through Nov. 15. Don’t forget to check out the official rules.

The winner and one guest will be notified around Nov. 21 that they’ll be ringing in the New Year with a Honda VIP experience. It promises to be a trip for the books.

The Trusted Minivan Is the Perfect Vehicle for Families

It has been the stereotypical “soccer mom’s” mode of transportation and endured long family vacations, but regardless of who owns it or what it’s used for, everyone knows it as the beloved minivan. With school back in session, the van has made a solid reappearance in the auto industry too—probably because it’s the perfect vehicle for families.

perfect vehicle for families

2014 Honda Odyssey

The Street quotes Brandy Schaffels from AskPatty.com, who says, “The minivan has had lasting appeal because of its practical functionality.” It is no question that vans are the most efficient way to transport groups of people and luggage. The competing SUVs lack the low entry for ease of access for the smaller family members. The flat floors also aid in easy passenger loading, along with sliding doors that are large enough to allow nearly anything to be stored in the back. There is no denying that the minivan stands up to the test of time and is nearly essential for every family.

If you’re interested in one, the base price for a Honda Odyssey starts at $28,975 and gets a wonderful 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Join the minivan hype and get your own today from Avery Green Honda!

2015 Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan Pricing Announced

pricing announced

2015 Honda Civic – Available Now at Avery Greene Honda!

Today is the day, ladies and gentlemen! The 2015 Honda Civic has officially hit the market, which means you’ll be able to try it out for yourself at Avery Greene Honda in the very near future.

If you were on the fence about getting a 2014 Civic Coupe or Civic Sedan will be happy to know that all of the new and exciting features from that model year carry over for 2015. One of America’s favorite cars gets even better with an upgrade exterior for the Coupe, new wheel designs, a new CVT, and standard features such as rearview camera and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.

New for 2015 is a Special Edition sedan, which slots in between the LX and EX and adds $1,100 worth of upgrades over the base model for an additional cost of $700.

Prices and fuel economy for the 2015 Honda Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan are as follows:

TRIM MSRP Fuel Economy
Civic Coupe LX 5MT $18,290 28/36/31
Civic Coupe LX CVT $19,090 30/39/33
Civic Coupe EX 5MT $20,390 28/36/31
Civic Coupe EX CVT $21,190 29/38/33
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT $22,640 29/38/33
Civic Coupe EX-L Navi CVT $24,140 29/38/33
Civic Sedan LX 5MT $18,490 28/36/31
Civic Sedan LX CVT $19,290 30/39/33
Civic Sedan SE CVT $19,990 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX CVT $21,190 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT $22,840 30/39/33
Civic Sedan EX-L Navi CVT $24,340 30/39/33
Civic Sedan HF CVT $20,040 31/41/35

 

Stop in to schedule your test drive at the wheel of the 2015 Civic Coupe or Sedan. If you’re looking for something a bit different, try our stock of 2015 Pilot, 2015 Accord, 2015 Odyssey, or 2015 Fit.

Honda Automated Driving Tech on Display at ITS World Congress

The Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress is the best place to show off the latest and greatest new technologies for vehicles. At this year’s congress in Detroit, Honda’s automated driving technologies took center stage.

These technologies include automated freeway merging, exiting, and lane changing. Honda demonstrated these abilities on the Detroit freeways and showed off its unique vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) “virtual tow” program to help drivers in distress.

“The creation and deployment of advanced, intelligent transportation systems represent the new frontier in the effort to one day eliminate traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities,” said Frank Paluch, president of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in a statement. “We will demonstrate our vision for realizing Honda’s dream of a collision-free society by showcasing our continued technological innovations in active safety, connected and automated vehicle technology.”

Honda’s “virtual tow” feature is an industry first. It works through V2V communication. A distressed driver can send a signal to other cars to let them know he or she needs assistance. Then, a responding vehicle can pull in front of the distressed car, virtually connect to the car, and “tow” it to safety. The following car would receive its driving cues from the lead vehicle.

What an amazing technology! Imagine how helpful this technology would be if someone had a sudden medical condition that made them lose control of their vehicle, a heart attack, for example. This feature would not only potentially save their life, but could also prevent an accident.

What future Honda technology are you most excited about?

Tire Care Tips to Prepare Your Car for Fall

For many people, it is hard to believe that the only thing between your car and the rode is a little bit of plastic filled with air. While there are many important parts to your car, one of the most important is your tires. These plastic donuts allow you to not only have a smooth ride, but also can increase or decrease your fuel efficiency with ease. Because of the importance of your tires, it’s also important to take care of them. As the weather begins to cool off this fall, make sure you follow these tire care tips to ensure your car will be in prime condition!

Keep an eye on your tire pressure. As the temperature decreases, so can you tire

Tire Tips

Keep your tires in top shape with these care tips!

pressure, which can affect your driving in multiple ways. Not only does tire pressure increase your chances of a blow out, but it also decreases your fuel economy significantly. Your steering is also affected by low tire pressure, which causes your car to drift one way or the other, making handling difficult. To ensure your safety and a great driving experience, be sure to check your tire pressure on the same day each month—we promise, you won’t regret it.

Don’t forget to listen to Honest Abe. According to the history books, Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a liar, which is a good thing because he sure knows how to measure tire tread. One of the most important ways to take care of our tires is to check tire tread. All you need to do is take a penny, insert it into the tread with Abe’s head upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, then you need new tires. If your head mostly disappears, you’re in the clear. Who knew a penny—or Abraham Lincoln, for that matter—could be so helpful even now?

Rotate, rotate, rotate! Tire rotation is the top way to ensure your tires have the equal opportunity to wear down. Rotate them every 5,000 to 7,00 miles to maximize the life of your tire—you might even want to do it every time you get your oil changed. It’s an easy way to remember!

Choose the right tires for you. Each car has a recommended tire that is recommended by the manufacturer. Make sure you choose a tire that the company suggests, as it probably works the best with your car. Also, take the climate in which you live into consideration. If you’re driving through snow every winter, purchasing snow tires might be a good idea, whereas they are not a necessity when you live in Southern California.

These tire care tips are sure to keep your tires in top condition. If you have any questions regarding tire maintenance, bring your car in to Avery Greene Honda today for assistance!

Honda Accord and CR-V Are America’s Most Popular Car and SUV

As kids, we’re taught to do the right thing, even if it isn’t popular. Occasionally, however, the right thing and the popular thing are one and the same. Such is the case for the Honda Accord and CRV, which are America’s most popular mid-size car and SUV, respectively, for the first half of 2014.

2014 Honda Accord

The Accord is America’s most popular car for the first half of 2014!

According to data supplied by IHS Automotive, the retail sales of both the Honda Accord and CR-V have surpassed segment competitors’ sales during the first half of 2014.

If this trend continues, the Accord is on its way to once again be the best-selling mid-size car on the retail market, and the CR-V will continue its decade-long streak as America’s best-selling SUV.

“More individual customers put a new Honda Accord in their driveway in the first

Honda CR-V SUV

The Honda CR-V has been the best-selling SUV in America for a decade.

half of this year than any other new car in America, and SUV buyers continue to choose CR-V more than any other SUV in America,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior VP and general manager. “While competitors rely on deep-discounts and sales to corporate and rental fleets, Honda continues to achieve steady and sustainable growth based on the quality and value of our products in the hands of individual customers.”

The Honda Civic and Odyssey also led their segments in most retail sales from January to June of 2014.

When it comes down to it, Honda vehicles have repeatedly earned the title as “Most Popular in America” because they continue to prove themselves to be the right car for so many customers. Are you ready to make the right choice? Stop by Avery Greene Honda today to check out our selection of Accords and CR-Vs.

The Best Back-to-School Hondas

When headed back to school, whether you are a new high school driver or a college student, you need a car that is affordable, student-friendly, and at least a little bit cool. MSN Autos has compiled a list of the “Top 15 Back-to-School Cars for 2014” and three Hondas made the list.

Here are the best back-to-school Hondas.

  • Honda Fit. The Honda Fit is a great car with a versatile interior. Its multiple
    2015 Honda Fit

    The 2015 Honda Fit is a great back-to-school car!

    seat configurations and hatchback design will allow students to haul practically anything and will provide plenty of space for moving in and out of the dorm. It also offers great fuel efficiency and an affordable staring price of only $16,315.

  • Honda Civic. Perhaps the most common car found in any student parking lot is the Honda Civic. Its practical, reliable, affordable design has made it a mainstay for students across the country. And, with multiple body styles and trim levels, there is a Civic for every personality.
  • Honda CR-V. For students attending school in snowier areas, a Honda CR-V may come in handy with its available all-wheel drive. It also offers up to 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space and is easy to drive.

Which back-to-school Honda will you choose? Stop by Avery Greene Honda today to find your perfect match.