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New Honda Ridgeline Named Truck of the Year

 

The Honda Ridgeline has long served as the mid-size truck of choice for drivers, but when fierce competition returned to the market, many wondered if the Ridgeline would continue to be able to hold its own. The latest model proved its metal by nabbing the top Truck of the Year award at this year’s North America International Auto Show in Detroit. When all was said and done, the new Honda Ridgeline blew away the competition.

 

The 2017 HNew Honda Ridgelineonda Ridgeline proved it was no pushover at one of the nation’s largest auto shows; competition from full-size options like the Nissan Titan to performance-driven trucks like the Ford Super Duty show just how exceptional the mid-size Ridgeline is.

Competition

At the end of the day, the Ridgeline stole the show with 364 points compared to the Ford Super Duty’s 193 and Titan’s 72. Not to mention, the Ridgeline also landed on CarandDriver.com’s 10 Best Trucks list.

Features

The new Honda Ridgeline brings plenty of exclusive and industry-first features, like a Truck Bed Audio System. The mid-size pickup also earns an exceptional EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway and starts at just under $30,000.

 

We here at Avery Greene Honda are proud to have to the new Ridgeline on our lot and ready to roll!

Honda Stays On As Official Vehicle of the NHL In 2017

Honda The Official Vehicle Of The NHL |Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, Honda will serve as the title sponsor of the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This sponsorship will be part of Honda’s continued role as the Official Vehicle of the NHL.

At the end of the All-Star Game, Honda will award the MVP with an all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline. In addition, at the game, Honda will display a custom-wrapped Ridgeline with the All-Star Game logo. Honda will also sponsor the 2017 NHL All-Star Skills Competition on January 28th. This event has the best hockey players in the League face off in a series of on-ice skill contests. In the Honda NHL Breakaway Challenge, fans will get to choose the winner.

“The 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend marks Honda’s third straight year as title sponsor and demonstrates their commitment to hockey fans – both in Southern California and across North America,” said Brian Jennings, NHL Executive Vice President, and Chief Branding Officer. “Honda shares our goal to make each All-Star Weekend more entertaining than the last, and are amazing partners in the continued growth and success of the NHL.”

With Honda’s continuing NHL sponsorship, it will be celebrating nearly a decade of support for one of North America’s favorite sports.

Will you be heading to Los Angeles for the NHL All-Star Game next month? Why not stop by Avery Greene Honda on your way and drive away with your dream car in the process!

Explained: What Torque Means and How it Compares to Horsepower

auto gearWhen you are looking at the specifications of a vehicle, you are bound to see many numbers and figures, some of which you might not understand. One technical detail that tends to confuse tons of drivers is torque.

If a vehicle produces 300 lb-ft of torque, what exactly does that mean? And how is it different than horsepower?

The term torque describes your car’s ability to accelerate, in layman’s terms. If a vehicle has higher torque, it can accelerate quickly. For example, if a car accelerates from zero to 60 mph in four seconds, it has better torque than a vehicle that requires six seconds to perform the same task.

And while torque is related to horsepower, they are not the same thing. In fact, horsepower is determined by combining a vehicle’s torque with its engine abilities. So really, horsepower is just one, simple number that is easier to swallow than the finer details, creating an easy way to communicate how powerful a car is.

If you are still confused or would like to know more about what torque means in detail, feel free to contact us or visit Avery Greene Honda, where we want you to understand exactly how your car works.

Upgrades to the 2017 Honda Accord Announced!

For 40 years, the Honda Accord has not only been an impressive member of the Honda vehicle lineup, but an impressive addition to the automotive world in general. To celebrate the Accord’s success, Honda is making several additions of its own to its signature sedan. By equipping the 2017 Honda Accord with the latest vehicle features and technologies, Honda has assured that the Accord will continue to be the best sedan in the industry.

As far as specific upgrades to the 2017 Honda Accord, the exterior of the signature sedan has been designed to not only match the style of the Honda lineup, but also to look stunning while doing so. However, if you think that the 2017 Honda Accord looks lovely on the outside, wait until you get a peek at what’s inside!

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

10-way adjustable seats featured inside the 2017 Accord guarantee drivers the ultimate level of comfort. Things get even more comfortable with the available leather trim for the Accord.

Finally, the Honda Accord has been outfitted with the latest in vehicle technology, including a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and the Honda LaneWatch technology.

Celebrate one of the longest-lasting and most reliable vehicles in the automotive world by purchasing a 2017 Honda Accord of your very own, here at Avery Greene Honda!

2016 Honda Accord Arrives in Australia

The 2016 Honda Accord is a top competitor among the midsize sedan segment—and for good reason. Boasting the interior of a luxury car, there aren’t many competitors that can compare. The latest Accord arrived in Australia not long ago with new equipment, styling, and pricing.

Boasting a chromed-out front end, the 2016 Honda Accord keeps up with the latest Honda Civic’s appearance with ease. Riding on a new wheel design, a little goes a long way in this popular car.

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Accord

In terms of equipment, Honda added the LaneWatch Camera system to the base Accord. That safety technology displays what the driver might not be able to see on the touchscreen. The higher trims come equipped with the Honda Sensing safety suite which includes road departure mitigation and a lane keep assist system, among others.

The Accord VTi comes fully loaded for a little over $23,700 in United States currency. In Australian currency, that same model will run drivers $32,990. The top-end model, the 2016 Honda Accord V6L, costs nearly $37,800 in United States dollars while the same model breaks $52,500 in Australian dollars.

We here at Avery Greene Honda are glad to see more regions getting behind the wheel of the latest Honda Accord!

Honda’s Clarity Line to Expand

Honda FCEV Concept

Honda FCEV Concept

Honda introduced the Clarity FCV fuel-cell vehicle at the 2016 New York Auto Show and now the automaker is ready to expand. The Japanese manufacturer plans to add three new models to the Clarity line over the next three years. A midsize car, the Honda Clarity is designed to compete with the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle.

The first of the three models added to the Honda Clarity’s line is the Clarity FCV fuel-cell vehicle itself. That model is already on sale in Japan and will initially be available in California later this year.

Following that, Honda also plans to add a Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In in 2017 and 2018 respectively. All three models will ride on the same platform and offer seating for up to five passengers.

The Clarity FCV has been undergoing testing for a few years with 40 units leased to customers in California. Honda expects the driving range to reach upwards of 300 miles. Meanwhile, the Clarity Plug-In will be able to hit 40 miles on a single charge.

“The Clarity series will occupy a unique position in the market, providing customers with a well-equipped, premium, midsize vehicle with a range of ultra-low-carbon powertrain options to suit their lifestyle needs,” said John Mendel, Honda of America Executive Vice President.

The addition of more fuel efficient models is part of Honda’s goal for two-thirds of the vehicles it sells to be eco-friendly.

We at Avery Green Honda can’t wait to see the newly expanded Honda Clarity line.

Honda Releases New HT3 Civic Driving Shoes

2016 Honda CivicThe Honda Civic is a popular, reliable, and iconic car, though not one that most people would commonly associate with the term “sporty.” That’s what Honda is hoping to change by introducing fashionable new Civic driving shoes. According to the brand, the shoes were the brainchild of online publication Thrillist, who approached both Honda and fashion retailer JacksThreads.com in order to make it happen.

Thrillist is a repeat partner with the brand, having collaborated with Honda in the past for various branded content projects. The partnership arose out of the two brands brainstorming on how better to connect with their buyer bases. When Honda questioned personal preferences of Civic drivers, one common thread appeared: many of them had an interest in fashion and style, according to Honda’s manager of media strategy Phil Hruska.

JackThreads sneaker designer Michael Vincent worked together with Civic exterior designer Jarad Hall in order to capture the overall feel of the car while designing the shoes, named the HT3s. The name ‘HT3’ reportedly refers to the three core design cues that went into designing the Civic: high-touch, high-tension, and high-tech.

The shoes, which feature a sleek design with a folding cover that hides the laces, went on sale March 29th, making their debut in Los Angeles. On the JacksThreads site, the HT3 Civic driving shoes retail for $100 and the product description highlights the shoes’ connection to the sedan, complete with a link to a Honda-sponsored backstory regarding the creation of the HT3s.

Next-Generation Honda Amaze Expected By End of 2018

HondaWord on the street says that we’re in for a next-generation Honda Amaze, and it may be on its way by 2018. The compact sedan is a big hit in its market in India. Rumors regarding a new generation come on the heels of the Indian government tightening restrictions on vehicle safety, with officials at Honda going into the preparations for the new Amaze with a focus on safety in order to comply with the upcoming restrictions.

The new Amaze will reportedly undergo a number of cosmetic changes in addition to the installation of cutting-edge safety technology. These changes include an updated, entirely redesigned exterior with a more modern and stylish appearance, plus an interior made from improved materials offering more space, a new dual-themed dashboard, and automatic climate control.

The safety restrictions themselves are very heavily geared toward protecting the driver and passengers in the event of a collision, particularly a frontal collision. Honda leaped at the opportunity, announcing that all vehicles in its lineup will have standard dual front airbags starting April 2017. Additionally, all vehicles in its lineup sold in India run on the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, which maintains rigidity and structural integrity during a crash.

The next-generation Honda Amaze will be engineering and constructed in Japan, at Honda’s Greater Noida and Tapukara plants. Production is slated to begin June 2018, with vehicle launch likely happening sometime that year. While the Amaze likely won’t be coming to US shores, the innovation of new safety technology and platforms in order to keep up with tightening government restrictions bodes well for Honda’s global market, as its worldwide lineup eventually adopts the newest tech.

New Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD Powertrain Gives Two Motors to Hybrids

Honda recently announced yet another game-changing technology upgrade: adding a two-motor hybrid system–being called the Sport Hybrid i-MMD powertrain–to its larger vehicles, starting with the Odyssey minivan found on Japanese market

This will not only increase the power of the already large vehicles, but also the two-motor hybrid system will seriously improve vehicles’ fuel economy, which is typically a weak point for large models on the automotive market.

The brilliant engineers at Honda were able to make the two-motor hybrid system work for the Odyssey by cutting down on the size and weight of some of the heftier components, such as the battery.

It’s unclear when the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD powertrain will find its way into American vehicles, but it’s safe to assume that it’s on its way, particularly for Honda minivans and other vehicles similar in size.

In the meantime, visit us at Avery Greene Honda any time to check out what we currently have available!

Honda Odyssey

Current Honda Odyssey

2016 Hondas Named to IIHS Top Safety Pick+ List

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

Early this month, the 2016 Honda Civic joined three of its fellow models on the 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ list. The new Accord Sedan and Coupe, the CR-V, and the Pilot were also named to this list. The Top Safety Pick+ rating is given to vehicles that earn an “Advanced” or “Superior” score on their front crash test.

The Civic Sedan, also deemed the 2016 North American Car of the Year, offers a wide range of safety features in addition to receiving excellent crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Civic includes the Honda Sensing technology suite, which raises the bar for the compact car class. This suite includes driver assist technologies like a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and several others.

Civic Sedans also come with Stability Assist with Traction Control, a rearview camera, and its Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, which gives it unbeatable strength in crash situations. No wonder the Civic is considered one of the safest cars on the road!

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