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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!

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Current Honda Odyssey

Honda Civic Wins Overall KBB Best Buy Award

The all-new Honda Civic recently received top honors from Kelley Blue Book (KBB). The KBB Best Buy Awards are given to vehicles that exceed in performance, efficiency, styling, technology, affordability, and more. It’s no wonder the Civic took home the gold.

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

According to Honda, the 2016 Civic topped the Overall Winner category; however, there were also some winners in other categories. The Civic also won the Small Car category, the CR-V won the Small SUV category, the Pilot took the Mid-Size award, and the Odyssey dominated the Minivan category.

Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, stated, “This prestigious award from KBB.com helps current and future buyers with their purchase decisions and further solidifies the notion that for customers who purchase a Honda, be it a car or a light truck, they are making an ‘overall’ smart choice.”

The KBB Best Buy Award was specifically given to the new Civic because it is a market-leader in every segment. It is new and updated, with a fresh exterior and interior, the best in safety, tons of features, and fantastic performance. What’s not to like about the new Civic?

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Honda CR-V and Odyssey Stand Out Among the 2015 Best Cars for Families

2015 Honda Odyssey

2015 Honda Odyssey

The Honda CR-V and Honda Odyssey have been named among the 2015 Best Cars for Families by US News & World Report.

This is the fifth year in a row the Odyssey has been selected as the Best Minivan for Families, while the CR-V—which has just been significantly refreshed—bodes well for families interested in a compact SUV.

The two models offer a long list of standard and optional family-friendly features, including Earth Dreams Technology, Honda Sensing, and—our personal favorite at Avery Greene Honda—the highly-acclaimed “HondaVAC” in-vehicle vacuum cleaner in the Odyssey Touring Elite.

At the heart of both vehicles, however, is just plain old automotive excellence, regardless of their own unique features. A smooth and efficient powertrain, enhanced safety equipment, and ride quality place the Odyssey and CR-V at the top of the list for any family seeking new transportation.

“Recognition from the Best Cars for Families awards for our top-selling CR-V and Odyssey demonstrates that the Honda brand values align with the needs of family buyers in terms of performance, fuel efficiency and safety performance,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager.

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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.

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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!

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Honda Odyssey Named Best Minivan for Families by U.S News & World Report

The 2014 Honda Odyssey broke new ground when it hit the market in late 2013 and became the first automobile to offer an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, making it a hit with parents of particularly messy children. Now, U.S. News & World Report is reaffirming the Odyssey’s family utility once more by naming it their “Best Minivan for Families” for a fourth consecutive year. The 2014 Odyssey, which topped U.S. News & World Report’s minivan rankings for 2014 as well, receives plaudits once more for the talents it has fine-tuned over the years: handling, safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency.

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The 2014 Honda Odyssey was named the Best Minivan for Families this year.

“The Odyssey was designed to excel in one of the harshest environments on earth, daily family use,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations for American Honda, in a press release. “Being named ‘Best Minivan for Families,’ four years in a row speaks volumes about the Odyssey’s singular commitment to be the ultimate family vehicle.”

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for Families are determined based upon reviews, safety and reliability ratings, family-oriented features, and passenger/cargo utility.

Provided that the Odyssey is the only minivan to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ distinction, as well as the recipient of an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, its safety is impeccable. Given the Odyssey’s status as the best selling minivan in America, its popularity is unquestioned.

These factors make the 2014 Odyssey’s place n U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for Families list something of a lock. The addition of the groundbreaking HondaVAC system? Well, that’s just icing on the cake. Want to see what makes the Odyssey perfect for family needs? Come check one out today at Avery Greene Honda!

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Honda’s Reputation for Safety Continues with the 2014 Honda Odyssey

For years, the Honda Odyssey has proven to be a minivan capable of safely caring for the needs of your family. This year is no different. The 2014 Honda Odyssey continues its 14-year membership in the NHTSA’s 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score club.

2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan is a top safety-rated vehicle!

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, the Honda Odyssey passed testing with flying colors due to three-row side curtain airbags, forward collision warning, Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM body structure, and a host of additional safety technologies.

The Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It is the fifth Honda to earn both distinctions.

We at Avery Greene Honda couldn’t put it better than Honda’s Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics: “For customers looking to buy a minivan that achieves the highest-available safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS, the Odyssey is the one and only choice.”

Be sure to head over to our website to view our great inventory of safe new 2014 Honda cars like the brand new Odyssey!

HondaVAC Sweeps Away the Competition for the 2014 Odyssey

It’s one of those ideas that’s so brilliant and obvious that you are dumbfounded it’s taken someone this long to think of it—a built-in vacuum cleaner for a minivan. But Honda—thanks to inspiration from an engineer’s daughter—has finally done it: the HondaVAC comes standard on the Touring Elite model of the 2014 Honda Odyssey, and as Honda’s extensive marketing campaign is proving, they’re quite proud of it.

“Nobody else has a vacuum,” gloated Tom Peyton, Honda’s associate vice president of advertising. “Finding a point of differentiation [for minivans] can be tough, so shame on us if we don’t run with it.”

And run with it, they have. Honda has released several new commercials, using celebrity voice talents to tout the new vacuum. One commercial even features Neil Patrick Harris and Rainn Wilson, and Honda has hinted that more commercials are on their way.

Honda has also been aggressively hyping up the vacuum on Twitter: the automaker has been tweeting smack talk messages to other companies and products about how the HondaVAC will “wipe the floor” with them, if you will. This article compiles most of Honda’s Twitter trash talk.

Overall, it’s a funny, effective marketing scheme that—dare we say it—actually gives the minivan, or at least the 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite, some major cool points. Come by Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo and drive the Odyssey for yourself today!

New Car Profile: 2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan is now available for purchase and reservation from Avery Greene Honda!

Designed specifically with families in mind, the 2014 Odyssey offers the latest in comfort, convenience and safety features. The most exciting feature for the already popular minivan is the addition of the HondaVAC, the world’s first in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, for all Odyssey Touring Elite models. The HondaVAC, which was designed with help from Shop-Vac, fits nicely in a secluded compartment in the back of the vehicle and is designed to clean crumbs, spills and other messes from virtually every corner of the minivan.

The Honda Odyssey receives several exterior upgrades for 2014, including a reshaped hood, LED tail lamps and a new grille. The Odyssey has also been structurally upgraded this year to help improve safety on the road. The minivan’s top features, impressive storage space and affordable price make it one of the best-valued family vehicles of the 2014 vehicle year.

For more information on the 2014 Honda Odyssey, including a full list of specs and features, visit Honda online.

Avery Greene Honda is excited to announce the release of the 2014 Honda Odyssey! For more information on the new minivan, along with other brand new Honda vehicles in the Vallejo, CA area, be sure to visit our dealership online. You can also check us out on Google+ for more Honda news and dealership information!

2014 Honda Odyssey Coming Soon!

The 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan is set to make its nationwide debut in early July! Avery Greene Honda looks forward to the release of the vehicle in Vallejo, CA!

The Odyssey, for years one of the most popular minivans in North America, gets several significant upgrades for the 2014 model year. Most notable is the addition of the HondaVAC in-car vacuum cleaner, included on all Odyssey Touring Elite trims. All Odyssey models also come with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink connectivity this year, and safety features like LaneWatch, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning are now available for the 2014 Odyssey. The design and engine for the minivan received upgrades this year as well, resulting in better fuel economy and a sharper look.

For a full list of spec s and features available for the 2014 Honda Odyssey, visit Honda online.

Avery Greene Honda looks forward to the official release of the 2014 Honda Odyssey, as well as the rest of the 2014 line of Honda cars! For more information on currently available new Honda cars, including the 2013 Honda Civic and Accord, visit Avery Greene Honda online. We also offer a great selection of used vehicles in various makes and models. Be sure to follow our dealership on Twitter for more information and Honda news and updates!

Happy Honda Days sales event going on through January 2

The Happy Honda Days sales event is still going on at our dealership! Now through January 2, financing and lease deals are available all over our lot!

Right now, 0.9% APR financing for up to 60 months is available on the Honda Accord and the Civic Coupe. These are two of America’s bestselling vehicles, and you can finance with a great low interest rate now! 0.9% financing is also available on the rugged Honda Ridgeline, the super-practical Odyssey, both models of the sporty Civic Si, and the versatile Crosstour. These interest rates allow you to make payments without adding tons of interest to your overall automobile cost.

Leasing options are also available, at low per-month prices and a small amount due at signing. You can “sign and drive” on a 2012 Crosstour, with no money due at signing! Special lease offers are available on the Accord, Civic sedan, Civic hybrid, CR-V, Odyssey, and Pilot.

Whether you want to buy or lease a new vehicle, you have plenty of options at Avery Greene Honda!

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