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.

2015 Honda Odyssey Comes with HondaVAC and More Upgrades

The 2015 Honda Odyssey is now on sale at Avery Greene Honda with a starting MSRP of $28,975!

In 2013 and for the first five months of 2014, the Odyssey was the top-selling minivan in the country, based on new-vehicle registration data from HIS Automotive.

2015 Honda Odyssey

The 2015 Honda Odyssey is available right now at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA!

For the new model year, it comes with powertrain, styling, interior, feature, and safety equipment upgrades, including the critically-acclaimed in-vehicle HondaVAC vacuum cleaner previously featured on the Odyssey Touring Elite.

Under the hood, the 3.5-liter V6 engine uses i-VTEC and Variable Cylinder Management technology to help maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

The 2015 Odyssey has also received the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ award, thanks to its next-generation ACE body structure, extensive use of high-strength steel, and advanced driver-assist technologies like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. Last year, it was the only minivan to have earned the award.

Get all of the details at Avery Greene Honda! The 2015 Odyssey is available now, along with other great 2015 cars like the Fit hatchback and Pilot SUV! Stop by today – our friendly staff will be clad to help you find the car you’re looking for!

Honda Vehicles Included in IIHS’ Best Used Cars for Teens List

Safety has always been a priority for Honda cars and it shows, even in the brand’s used cars. Several model years of Honda pre-owned vehicles were named as part of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s first-ever list of the best used cars for teens, showcasing just how serious the Japanese carmaker is when it comes to safety.

“Enhancing the safety of our customers and the quality of our products is a top priority for Honda,” said Art. St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “Our long-term commitment to enhancing safety and durability makes Honda an ideal choice when shopping for safe, reliable transportation, new or pre-owned, for all drivers including teens.”

2013 Honda Accord

A used Honda Accord is among the best used cars for teens!

Honda vehicles named in the category of used cars for teens under $20,000 included the 2012-2014 Honda Accord Sedan, 2013-2014 Accord Coupe, 2012-2014 CR-V, 2007-2014 Element, and 2011-2014 Odyssey. The brand also had some vehicles in the category of good choices for teen drivers under $10,000, such as the 2006-2014 Honda Pilot and 2005-2010 Odyssey.

To see what certified pre-owned vehicles Avery Greene Honda has to offer you, come in to our dealership today and give our vehicles a test drive.

Honda Uni-Cub Makes Walking Obsolete

Honda has long been working on robotic balancing devices, think ASIMO, the walking Honda robot. Now, Honda has transferred some of that technology into a personal mobility device called the Honda Uni-Cub.

The Uni-Cub works along the same lines as a Segway, but instead of standing on a large device, you sit on it, like a stool. To control the movements, you simply lean in the direction you want to move and it responds accordingly.

We could see a device like this being great for workers who spend large parts of their days walking through large warehouses, or those with physical handicaps. A device like this could cut down on time spent walking letting them get more work done. And, it leaves your hands free, so you can check notes or make a phone call while you ride.

Check out this video to get an idea of how it works.

What do you think about the Uni-Cub? Will it be a useful device or something that will just make some people lazier?

Visit Avery Greene Honda today to learn about new Honda developments, both inside and outside the automobile industry! We offer a great selection of new and used cars for Vallejo-area buyers!

Honda Begins Production of All-New 2015 Acura TLX in Ohio

Honda may be a Japanese automaker, but with the start of production of the all-new 2015 Acura TLX at Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio, over 90% of the Acura lineup sold in America is actually also built right here in the United States. The 2015 Acura TLX, Acura’s all-new luxury sedan, brings all kinds of style, convenience, and technology to the luxury market, and we know that American luxury car customers can’t wait to get behind the wheel.

Acura TLX

Honda has started production of the 2015 Acura TLX in Marysville, OH.

“The start of mass production of the TLX marks a new era for our Acura sedan lineup,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. “The TLX is built in a world-class facility with a world class workforce and we can’t wait to get this thrilling sedan into the hands of our customers in just a few short weeks.”

The new TLX comes with two separate but equally awesome engines, both with direct injection technology—a 2.4L four-cylinder with 206 horsepower and the bigger 3.5L V6 with 290 horsepower. If you’re looking for an awesome new luxury sedan, come see us here at Avery Greene Honda to check out our lineup—and check back on our blog for updates early and often.

Honda Performance Development Works with University Engineer Programs

Honda Performance Development (HPD) is partnering with university Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) programs to offer students the unique opportunity to join the Honda Racing Line.

Through this partnership, students have access to HPD racing products, original equipment replacement parts, and the expertise of professional technicians.

“We are delighted to be offering memberships in the Honda Racing Line to universities involved with collegiate-level SAE programs,” said Jeff Barrow, Manager of Commercial Motorsports for HPD.

“Both HPD and our parent company, American Honda, have long been associated with the SAE and the organization’s student competitions. Many current HPD associates participated in Formula SAE and similar programs during their university years,” he added. “Now these programs will have access to our performance product lines as well as our talented technical support.”

We at Avery Greene Honda get excited about opportunities like these for today’s younger generations. We expect these students will play a large part in transforming the auto industry for the better over the next several years.

For more information about joining the Honda Racing Line, university SAE administrators can call 661.702.7845.

You can also learn more about Honda’s current developments in ALL areas of the auto industry by stopping by Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA! We offer a great inventory of new Honda cars with impressive cutting-edge safety and comfort features!

The 2014 American-Made Index Includes 3 Honda Vehicles

Every year, Cars.com releases the American-Made Index, which rates “vehicles built and bought in the U.S” on factors that “include the percentage of parts considered domestic under federal regulations, whether the car is assembled in the U.S., and U.S. sales.” Under these rules, obviously, it’s not just the Detroit Big 3 that’s eligible to be named one of the best American-made cars. In fact—Honda happens to boast three vehicles on the 2014 American-Made Index, a ten-car list.

2014 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey was named one of the most American-made cars by Cars.com!

The Honda Odyssey, which is built in Lincoln, Alabama, comes in at number three on the list, while the Honda Ridgeline and Crosstour slide in at numbers 8 and 9, respectively. The Ridgeline is also built in Lincoln, but the Crosstour is assembled up in East Liberty, Ohio. Honda’s strong presence in North American manufacturing has helped North American sales as well—Honda sold a total of 129,023 Honda and Acura vehicles in June 2014 alone.

So, when you’re brimming with patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, remember that just because Honda’s headquarters aren’t in the States doesn’t mean it’s an un-American brand. In fact, if we dare to say it, we think you just might find that Honda is even more American than those other brands that pretend to bleed red, white, and blue.

Come see us at Avery Greene Honda to buy a truly American-made vehicle today!

Honda Sole Automaker to Receive Highway Safety Hero Award

Honda has been named a “Highway Safety Hero” by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety—the only company to receive the honor in 2014.

The automaker’s application of safety and driver assistive technologies as standard equipment has helped Honda’s commitment to improving safety for all road users stand out in the U.S. automotive industry.

Honda Rearview Camera

Over 94% of US Honda vehicles sold in 2013 had rearview cameras, making the OEM a Highway Safety Hero.

For example, more than 94% of Honda and Acura models sold in the U.S. in 2013 were equipped with standard rearview cameras, a feat no other automaker has been able to match then or even in 2014. By the 2015 model year, all Honda-made models will be standard with rearview cameras.

Other driver assistive technologies now featured as standard equipment in most Hondas include Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, which helps reduce accidents by preventing them from ever happening. Honda now also offers an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and LaneWatch display to help improve driver visibility.

Learn all the perks of buying a Highway Safety Hero car at Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA! We provide a great selection of new Honda cars with great safety technologies!

New Car Profile: 2015 Honda Fit

The redesigned 2015 Honda Fit is available now for purchase or test drive from Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA!

The efficient and compact Fit hatchback gets a full redesign for the 2015 model year, complete with a better fuel economy, a more spacious interior and great new technologies like Eco Assist, Honda LaneWatch and more! Available in 3 trim levels, as well as a super-efficient Honda Fit EV model, the 2015 Fit is sure to please any drivers looking for a smaller vehicle. And with an MSRP starting at $15,525, the new Fit is a bargain for any driver!

2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit is available now in Vallejo, CA!

For a full list of specs, trim-level options and safety features for the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, head over to Honda’s official website.

Avery Greene Honda is proud to offer new car buyers in Vallejo and surrounding California areas with an extensive inventory of new Honda cars, which includes the new 2015 Fit hatchback! You can visit our brand new state-of-the-art Honda facility to view our new cars, plus our great selection of used cars and our expert Service Department. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with all your vehicle needs!

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Avery Greene Honda Grand Re-Opening Event Recap

Avery Greene Honda held its Grand Re-Opening Event last week for our brand new state-of-the-art Honda facility, and the results were fantastic!

The event, which took place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 5th at our Vallejo, California dealership, featured tons of fun for all that attended! Highlights included drinks, live music, raffles and giveaways, all in celebration of the all-new Avery Greene Honda!

Avery Greene Honda Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Avery Greene Honda!

Grand Re-Opening Event

Owner Avery Greene speaks to event guests.

The Grand Re-Opening Event kicked off with an Opening Ceremony complete with a speech from our owner, Avery Greene, which was followed by the official ribbon cutting for our new sales and service facility. Customers, local public figures and more were in attendance, and enjoyed much interaction and fun in our new comfortable facility! Many thanks to all who attended!

Now it’s your turn: visit the NEW Avery Greene Honda today in Vallejo, California to interact with our friendly staff. We offer a great selection of new Honda cars, including the Civic, Accord and Fit, plus a wide inventory of used cars in many makes and models. Avery Greene Honda wants to sell you your next car – view our testimonials from our happy customers to learn why you should purchase from us!

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