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2019 Honda Passport Receives Autotrader Best New Car for 2019 Award

Autotrader Best New Car for 2019 | Vallejo, CA

The 2019 Honda Passport is the newest addition to the Honda SUV lineup, and it’s starting to make a name for itself. This midsize SUV was recently named an Autotrader Best New Car for 2019, one of only 12 new vehicles to earn this recognition.*

 

“The Passport is one of the few SUVs where the ‘sport’ and ‘utility’ totally and tangibly make sense in the same vehicle,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “We like the Passport because of its rugged look and just the way it comes off like a younger, feistier version of the Honda Pilot.”

 

Autotrader’s editorial experts decided on the Passport as one of the winners by a unanimous vote. To be considered for this award, the vehicle much be a current or next model-year vehicle and available for purchase at the time of the awards announcement.

 

The Passport was recognized for its on-road driving refinement and off-road capabilities. It boasts an ample amount of interior space, making it a solid option for a wide range of consumers.

 

The 2019 Honda Passport was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas. It is manufactured in the brand’s Lincoln, Alabama, assembly plant, along with the Ridgeline, three-row Pilot, and Odyssey minivan. To see the award-winning Passport in action, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Autotrader, April 2019. See Autotrader.com for more information.

2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Recognizes Honda

2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards | Vallejo, CA

Kelley Blue Book is known as a go-to website for those looking to do some research before purchasing new and used vehicles. Recently, this website released the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards — of which Honda won three recognitions.

For the fifth year in a row, Honda was chosen as America’s “Best Value Brand.”* Kelley Blue Book mentioned that it awarded Honda its Best Overall Brand award for the 2019 Brand Image Awards due to the brand’s high quality across its broad product lineup. Honda was also recognized for its commitment to offering a range of vehicles for both first-time buyers and loyal customers, which some brands don’t do.

Honda also received two other recognitions from these Kelley Blue Book awards. With the “Best Value Brand” accolade, Kelley Blue Book recognized the amenities available in the four Honda models — the Civic, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot. It also noted that Honda had eight vehicles in its 15 top-ranking vehicles in the refinement category, leading to it earning the “Most Refined Brand” award.

These awards from Kelley Blue Book look to recognizes automotive brands that succeed in fostering and retaining specific brand attributes that customers look for when considering a new-car purchase. For more hands-on experience with your vehicle of choice, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

*2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. 

2019 Honda Ridgeline Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

2019 Honda Ridgeline IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck that manages to stand out from its segment, especially when it comes to safety. This truck was recently named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick when it is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights, making it the only pickup truck to earn this rating from the IIHS.*

 

Along with this safety rating, the Ridgeline also earned the top “Superior” rating from the IIHS for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System™. This system applies the brakes when a potential collision is detected on the road ahead and is part of the larger Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies.

 

The Honda Sensing® package comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition Models. It includes features like Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

 

The Ridgeline is the seventh Honda model to be recognized by the IIHS. Along with this pickup truck, the 2019 Accord, CR-V, HR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey all received the IIHS Top Safety Pick title. The Insight was awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ title. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also given all 2019 Honda models that have been tested so far, including the Ridgeline, its top five-star overall vehicle score.

 

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Ridgeline at Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Award applies to RTL-E and Black Edition trims. As of 3/21/2019.

Honda Pastport April Fool’s Day Joke Brings Back ’90s Nostalgia

Honda Pastport April Fool’s Day

 

On the first of every April, people across the country get up to some major hijinks, thanks to April Fool’s Day. This year, Honda was no exception. The Japanese carmaker got into the April Fool’s Day spirit this year by posting about the brand-new Pastport trim for the 2019 Passport — an entirely fictitious model, but one that we really, really wish were true.

 

The fictional Pastport trim is a ’90s-inspired version of the Passport, which features a throwback interior that highlights popular ’90s features, including automatic windows, a cassette player, and plush micro-fiber seats. It even has a mount for your beeper!

 

“From TV reboots to fashion, the ’90s are making a huge comeback, and we saw an opportunity at Honda for consumers who want uniqueness and simplicity, so we decided to reach back and bring the Pastport to market this spring,” said Zack Tanner, historical innovations manager for Honda. “We think the new Pastport is all that and a bag of chips.”

 

While this nostalgic trim level isn’t actually available, you can come in to Avery Greene Honda to check out the actual Passport. This ruggedly handsome SUV is the newest addition to Honda’s SUV lineup. It comes with an available all-wheel-drive system, standard safety technologies, ample power, and an abundance of interior space to make it a solid choice in its segment.

New Honda Passport Ad Campaign Appeals to Adventure Seekers

2019 Honda PassportHonda is looking to attract an entirely new buyer — those that love to go on outdoor adventures. The 2019 Honda Passport is the brand’s newest addition to its SUV lineup, and it’s a solid option for those looking for something on the rugged side. That’s why the Honda Passport ad campaign looks to emphasize its sporty and rugged styling — along with its off-road capabilities.

 

“Our new ‘Your Passport to Adventure’ marketing campaign perfectly captures the kind of adventurous lifestyle the new 2019 Honda Passport was designed to help our customers fulfill,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President of Honda Auto Marketing at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

 

The “Your Passport to Adventure” ad campaign highlights the Passport as a good option for outdoor exploration. It is going to be both a television and print campaign, expanding to social channels in the spring. The advertisements themselves will highlight four environments for Passport adventures — the desert, mountains, the coast, and the forest.

 

It will even have location-specific headlines to convince city dwellers to get out of the city and head out into nature. For instance, a billboard in Manhattan reads “Cross bridges beyond Brooklyn.” The campaign will also utilize adventure social media influencers to document their own experiences with the Passport.

 

To experience the 2019 Honda Passport and open yourself up to adventure, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

Honda CR-V IIHS Safety Ratings Reach “Superior” Level

2019 Honda CR-VThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) works to ensure all vehicles out on the road are tested for their safety, awarding those that succeed at their crash tests. For the 2018 and 2019, the CR-V has managed to receive the IIHS’ highest rating of “Superior” on its pedestrian detection and crash prevention tests.

 

“The tests highlight the need to consider the safety of all road users when designing advanced safety systems like those included in Honda Sensing®,” said Jay Joseph, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We have sold nearly 1.8 million Honda vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing in the United States, underscoring our leadership and commitment to the widespread application of these important technologies.”

 

Along with these top-notch crash avoidance ratings, the Honda CR-V IIHS safety ratings also earned the vehicle a “Top Safety Pick” rating from the IIHS when equipped with LED headlights and Honda Sensing®.

 

Currently, the Honda Sensing® technologies come standard on the EX trim level and above. These trims account for 81 percent of American CR-V sales in 2018, which highlights the appeal of driver-assistance technologies. It includes tech like a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

 

If you want to experience the stylish, smart, and safe Honda CR-V for yourself, stop into Avery Greene Honda and we’ll fix you up with a test drive.

Honda Wins Most Awards in 2019 Edmunds Editors’ Choice Awards

Honda AwardsThe 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda CR-V have both been recognized in the first-ever 2019 Edmunds Editors’ Choice Awards. These two vehicles were named the Best Sedan and Best SUV respectively, helping Honda become the winningest brand for these new awards.

According to Alistair Weaver, Edmunds editor-in-chief, the Accord was awarded because it “personifies the term ‘best in class’ and hits all the right marks — not just for a midsize sedan. Spacious, easy-to-drive, tech-savvy, and surprisingly upscale compared to its rivals, the Accord gives you a whole lot of car for your money and is our favorite sedan of the year.”

The Honda CR-V was honored with the Best SUV award because it is “practical, yet punchy; compact, but spacious, the CR-V is simply the most well-rounded and thoughtfully designed SUV on the road today.”

The winners of the Edmunds Editors’ Choice Awards were chosen from hundreds of eligible vehicles. Each editor reviewed each vehicle based on 30 criteria across five categories — performance, comfort, interior, utility, and technology.

Both the Accord and the CR-V have helped the Honda brand become the top retail-selling passenger car in 2018.* The Accord combines style, fuel efficiency, and peppy performance to suit those looking for an everyday driver, while the CR-V appeals to families with its interior space and technologies.

To test-drive the 2019 Honda Accord and Honda CR-V, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

*Based on 2018 retail sales data from Urban Science.

Honda Clarity Honored in 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

2019 Honda ClarityAs consumers become more eco-conscious, the number of green car choices throughout the automotive industry has expanded. Honda in particular has put a focus on offering more eco-friendly options, and it has paid off in the form of the 2019 Honda Clarity lineup earning the title of Best Eco-Friendly vehicle in the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

To earn a MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award, the magazine evaluated each eligible vehicle from a buyer’s perspective. It looked at each vehicle’s value and reliability, while also considering current trends and innovations. The Clarity received its recognition as the Best Eco-Friendly option for its style and Civic-based interior and performance. It was also commended for the amount of choice it provides consumer.

Honda’s Clarity lineup offers a plug-in hybrid, battery-powered fully electric, and fuel cell models. The Clarity Electric model offers a range of 89 miles on a single charge. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid model has an EPA-estimated MPGe rating of 110 combined.** You will also find an EPA-estimated range of 366 miles on the Clarity Fuel Cell matters.

With these options, it’s likely you will find an eco-friendly vehicle that will suit your needs. As the editors at MotorWeek say, “No matter how far you’re willing to push the eco envelope, Honda provides Clarity.”

If you’re looking for some clarity of your own, stop into Avery Greene Honda and experience the new Honda Clarity.

*89-mile combined driving range rating. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

**110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2019 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

***Based on 2018 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.

Honda Civic Named Top Overall Ethnic Vehicle

2018 Honda CivicHonda was recognized in January at the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and IHS Markit Diversity Volume Leadership Awards, winning Top Overall Ethnic Vehicle for the Honda Civic. The DVL Awards, which were handed out on the eve of the Detroit Auto Show, recognize brands and vehicles that reach out and appeal to a broader customer base.

The Honda Civic was America’s best-selling car at retail in 2018 and for the past three years, and its status as the Top Overall Ethnic Vehicle represents its appeal to Americans of all walks. Using market data from IHS Markit analyzing more than 13 million new vehicle registrations between October 2017 and September 2018, the Civic was found to be the overall industry leader in terms of new vehicle registrations among ethnic customers.

Not only was the Honda Civic the Top Overall Ethnic Vehicle, but it was cited as the volume leader among Hispanic American consumers as well as the ethnic volume leather for the Western region of the United States. Additionally, the Honda Pilot earned the award for volume growth leader amongst Asian Pacific Islanders, and the Honda Grom won Top Ethnic Sport Bike.

“Honda is incredibly honored to accept these awards,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., Senior Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda. “Civic winning the top overall award speaks to the continued importance of passenger cars in the marketplace and especially with the powerful and growing multicultural customer segment.”

Stop into Avery Greene Honda to check out the 2019 Honda lineup. There’s a Honda for everyone.

Honda Ridgeline Named to 2019 10Best Trucks and SUVs List

2019 Honda RidgelineFor the third year in a row, the Honda Ridgeline has earned a spot on Car and Driver magazine’s coveted 10Best Trucks and SUVs list.* The 2019 10Best Trucks and SUVs list includes the Ridgeline as C&D’s choice for Best Mid-Size Pickup Truck, a title that it has maintained since 2017.

Chief among the praise from Car and Driver for the Ridgeline is the uniqueness of features it offers, including its Lockable In-Bed Trunk®, dual-action tailgate, the textured composite polymer that makes up its resistant bedliner, and the truck-bed audio system offered with the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition. It also earned points for its style, spaciousness, and performance capabilities.

“The Ridgeline’s outside-the-mainstream design imbues it with real versatility, and make it something more than merely a shrunken version of a full-size pickup,” writes Car and Driver. “Furthermore, it boasts a roomy and comfortable cabin, and its superior ride and handling are befitting a sedan. The Honda also boasts excellent fuel economy and robust acceleration.”

In addition, the Ridgeline boasts plenty of capabilities with max towing of up to 5,000 pounds.** As Car and Driver so succinctly puts it, “The Honda Ridgeline proves that different can be better.” Find out how much better different truly can be with a test drive at Avery Greene Honda.

*Car and Drive, January 2019

**5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD trims; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD trims. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

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