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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.

Two Honda Models Recognized in AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards

Honda in Vallejo, CANot only did the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda CR-V come away with the overall titles of Best Car of the Year and Best Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively, in the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards, but Honda won a total of seven awards, trumping all other brands.

The winners of the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards were based on the number of submitted vehicle price quote requests from more than 120 million consumers in a 12-month period.

Honda models were honored in the following award categories:

  • Best Car of the Year — 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Utility Vehicle of the Year — 2019 Honda CR-V
  • Best Compact Vehicle of the Year — 2019 Honda Civic
  • Best Hatchback of the Year — 2019 Honda Fit
  • Best Sedan of the Year — 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Van of the Year — 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Small SUV of the Year — 2019 Honda CR-V

This range of awards showcases Honda’s diverse portfolio, from its lowest cost of entry — the subcompact Fit — to its family-friendly Odyssey minivan. It also highlights the brand’s range of best-selling models, including the Civic, which finished out 2018 as the No. 1 compact car for the ninth year in a row and the third year as the best retail-selling car in the United States.

To see Honda’s lineup up close and in person, stop into Avery Greene Honda for a test drive.

2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Earns Spot on Wards 10 Best Engines List

2019 Honda Accord Hybrid in Vallejo, CA

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The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid earned a spot on the 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines list, with WardsAuto praising the two-motor hybrid powertrain for its efficiency and its responsiveness.

This award-winning hybrid engine is the third generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain. It uses a 2.0-liter DOHC iVTEC® Atkinson-cycle inline-four engine alongside an electric propulsion motor to offer a total system output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

Even with its output, the Accord Hybrid still manages to offer an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway.*

Along with its power, the Accord’s hybrid powertrain was also applauded for its affordability and quiet power delivery.

“The operation is all very seamless, nimble, quiet, amazingly responsive, and affordable — making believers out of even our staunchest hybrid skeptics,” said David E. Zoia in WardsAuto’s write up on this winner.

The 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid currently has a starting MSRP of $25,320.** It comes with a standard Honda Sensing® safety technology package, an Eco Assist™ system, and dual-zone automatic climate control, among other features.

To test-drive the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid, call or email Avery Greene Honda and we’ll put you behind the wheel.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

** MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

The Best Christmas Lights in Vallejo to Check Out in Your Honda

Holiday LightsWhile Vallejo may not turn into the sort of white winter wonderland you hear about in holiday songs, that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to put our abundant Christmas spirit on display for all to see. Vallejo is one of the best places in California for cruising around and checking out holiday decorations. Load your family, friends, or just yourself into your trusty Honda vehicle and check out these spectacular Christmas lights in Vallejo:

The Christmas House

The name says it all. This one-of-a-kind holiday home down on Old Glen Cove Road is a must-see. Every year is something new, so even if you’ve witnessed Bob’s Christmas House before, be sure to pay it another visit this season! Sometimes, a “special someone” is even there. (Hint: He wears a big red suit and an unforgettable laugh.)

Old Glen Cove Road

“The Christmas House” is not the only yuletide attraction to make spirits bright on Old Glen Cove Road. Up and down this historic street, you’ll find awe-inspiring and imaginative Christmas décor — some of the very best Christmas lights in Vallejo! Park your Honda at the end of the street then take a stroll; it will make for the perfect family holiday activity or an ideal Christmas date-night.

From our family at Avery Greene Honda to yours: Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Easy Christmas Cookies to Bring to That Party This Year

Christmas CookiesDeciding what to bring to that special holiday party — whether it’s your work Christmas bonanza or a little get-together at your in-laws’ — can be a challenge. You want to impress the other guests with your creative and scrumptious dish, but do you really want to put in all that effort? The staff at Avery Greene Honda has the solution: this quick list of tasty, easy-to-bake Christmas cookies.

Chocolate Peppermint Crackle Cookies

These are perfectly holiday-theme, and they both look and taste way more complex than they actually are to make. The only extra step you need to consider is chilling the dough overnight; other than that, these cookies will be done in 15 minutes flat!

Snow Flurries

All you need to make these adorable and delicious cookies is sugar cookie dough, a star-shaped cookie cutter, and your favorite berry jam. Bake the sugar cookies in star shapes and, when they’re done and cooled, put a dollop of berry jam on top of half the batch. Then, place another cookie on top, with the points of the top star in between the points of the bottom. They become the perfect little snowflakes!

Buckeyes

Whether these are a candy or a cookie is still up for debate, but what can’t be denied is that these peanut-butter-and-chocolate treats are absolutely addictive. Just whip some store-bought peanut butter together with powdered sugar, melted butter, and a dash of vanilla, then freeze. While it’s freezing, melt some chocolate chips in a pot on the oven. Roll the peanut butter into balls, dip them into the melted chocolate with a toothpick, and you have yourself a buckeye!

From our family at Avery Greene Honda to you and yours: Have a most Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays.

How to Transport Thanksgiving Dishes

ThanksgivingIf you’ve been asked to bring green bean casserole or cherry pie to a holiday dinner in the past, you probably already know that it’s a little tricky to transport Thanksgiving dishes in one piece. Follow these tips to keep your food intact during the car ride to dinner.

Buy Travel Dishes

If you plan to transport food with some frequency, you may just want to bypass the hacks and go straight for the travel dishes. There are plenty of travel dishes available with secure lids, and even sets that include insulated travel bags.

Pack with Towels

If you don’t have an insulated bag, packing a warm dish with towels can help keep warmth in too. Cover your dish tightly with plastic wrap and foil and make a little nest with the towels. This can be done inside of a cardboard box for extra security.

Place Items on Floor

Buckling in the gravy might sound like a good idea, but the slant and the cushion of car seats do not offer stability. Place dishes on the floor behind the seats or in the trunk instead. Use a grippy shelf liner beneath the dish to help prevent it from sliding around on the drive.

From your friends at Avery Greene Honda, here’s wishing you a happy, healthy, and filling Thanksgiving.

Fuel Efficiency Tips

Fuel EfficiencyIt’s no secret that Honda vehicles are some of the most efficient options out there. But even if you have a car that sips that gas, you might be able to increase the fuel efficiency even more with these fuel efficiency tips.

Keep it Light

The more a vehicle weighs, the more gas it must use to push itself forward. Thus, if you’re carrying heavy cargo in the trunk or your car or pulling an empty trailer with your SUV you’re using more gas than you need to.

Brake Sparingly

The more you brake and accelerate, the more gas your car uses. Learn how to come to gradual stops and get in the habit of accelerating slowly to make the most out of each tank of gas.

Inflate the Tires

If you’re driving on under-inflated tires, then you’re not getting the maximum fuel efficiency. Keep your vehicle’s tires inflated to the recommended PSI for the best efficiency and traction.

Service Regularly

Having regular service done to your Honda, like getting oil changes and replacing air filters, is one sure way to be certain your car is delivering its best fuel economy.

Don’t Idle

If your car will be running for longer than 30-60 seconds in an idle, turn it off. You’ll use up less gas restarting than you would leaving it on.

If you could use a more fuel-efficient vehicle, today’s lineup of Honda vehicles — available at Avery Greene Honda — are among the most efficient you’ll find.

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