Green Honda Civic Models Add Diversity and Efficiency to Lineup

The Honda Civic, all on its own, is a reliable and affordable sedan. However, thanks to new green Honda Civic models like the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas, it’s now even more than that—it’s a sedan that brings incredible efficiency and value to the equation. Whether you’re interested in hybrid technology or want to test out the CNG as a renewable resource, the Civic is the way to go.

Green Honda Civic models

Honda Civic CNG

It’s not like the Civic is only special because of that powertrain technology, though. All these 2015 Civics also come with features like Display Audio with a 7 inch touchscreen, leather seats, and safety tech like LaneWatch and a standard rearview camera. They both, of course, post excellent fuel efficiency numbers and will be highly in demand when they hit the market.

The Civic Hybrid actually recently did hit the market on November 5, and the Civic Natural Gas is right on its heels on November 19. So come see us at Avery Greene Honda to learn more about all the Honda Civic models available today.  

The “Futuristic and Unique” Ride of the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda has a long history of creating some of the most reliable and durable cars on the road.  The automaker is also known the world over for building vehicles with superior fuel efficiency. But we can’t forget that when it comes to hybrid technology and implementation, Honda is simply cutting-edge. Torque News took a 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid for a spin and found that it was “futuristic and unique.” Here’s why…

  • The brakes on the Accord Hybrid are electric mechanical regenerating disks.
  • Below highway speeds, the Accord is the only hybrid that keeps the gasoline engine disengaged from the drive wheels.
  • The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid offers 47 mpg combined.
  • The base trim Accord Hybrid comes with backup camera, voice command, and right lane watch in addition to an awesome 8-speaker sound system.
  • The Accord Hybrid is equipped with Honda’s 2.0-liter EarthDreams hybrid engine, which uses “10% less fuel than competition’s comparably sized engine.”

Torque News claims that “the ride comfort, handling and interior noise level is superior to any other car in Honda’s lineup.” When the tester was asked what he would change about the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid, he said, “Nothing, really!”

Visit Avery Green Honda today for more information on the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid!

Honda Legend Debuts SENSING Technology in Japan Launch

Honda takes driver-assistive services to the next level with Honda SENSING technology. The suite of safety technologies is so spectacular that it requires all capital letters!

Honda SENSING will initially debut in Japan as the all-new Legend hits the market, but the automaker plans to expand its availability to additional models and countries in the future.

The technology improves on Honda’s suite of driver-assistive technologies by using a new windshield-mounted monocular camera and millimeter-wave radar located within the front grille. The camera is able to detect objects up to 60 meters away, while the radar can catch the position and speed of objects in front of the vehicle.

The Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System is a newly-offered technology made possible by the improvement of these sensors.

The SENSING system also includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Traffic Sign Recognition, False Start Prevention Function, and Lead Car Departure Notification System.

Contact us at Avery Greene Honda for more information on Honda’s comprehensive safety features after the Honda Legend debuts SENSING technology. Of course, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for news of when to expect the SENSING system stateside.

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?