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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.

The Best Honda Models for Graduates Trying to Save Money

graduateWhether you’re a recent graduate of high school looking to save money as you head to campus, or a recent graduate of college looking to save money as you pay back student loans, we know how difficult it can be to afford a vehicle that’s perfect for you.

We recommend getting one of these Honda models for graduates that offer different benefits depending on what type of driver you are.

2016 Honda Fit

This tech-savvy, little car is perfect for young drivers who want to spend less money on gasoline and put more effort into helping the environment. Plus, its contemporary style is sure to please.

2016 Honda CR-V

On the other hand, this compact SUV is perfect for young drivers in areas that need more off-roading capabilities, the ability to cruise over snow, or tons of cargo space for their gear.

To learn more about either of these vehicles or the Honda graduate program, contact us or visit us anytime at Avery Greene Honda.

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.

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

Truths and Myths About Car Color

2016 Honda HR-V

Red 2016 Honda HR-V

Everyone’s heard the “fact” that red cars get pulled over more than different colored cars, but is it actually true? And what other myths about car color are there? There are actually quite a few urban legends on the subject, most of which are false.

First of all, no, red cars aren’t pulled over more often. According to Snopes, this myth might have sprung from a few different ideas, the most prominent that red cars are more eye-catching. Red cars have also been said to create an illusion of going faster than they really are. However, statistics show that red cars aren’t pulled over any more often than other cars.

Red cars also aren’t more expensive to insure, another popular myth. This has roots in the previous myth about red cars being ticketed more often. It also comes from the idea that red cars are associated with sports cars and thus are more likely to go dangerously fast. But, car insurance companies don’t actually take this into account.

Finally, the one true fact is that car color can affect resale value. Crazy colors get less money and are harder to resell than neutral colors like black, grey, and white.

Honda Self-Driving Cars Approved for On-the-Road Testing

factoryAdd Honda to the list of nearly a dozen automobile manufacturers who have been approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles for testing autonomous vehicles on the road. Other companies on the list include Nissan, Volkswagen, and Tesla; until recently no one had been aware of the testing of Honda self-driving cars.

The company has apparently kept this secret well. After unveiling a prototypical Acura RLX concept last year with the sensors and computing power required of an autonomous vehicle, Honda has not said another word about its foray into the self-driving car segment. However, it reportedly has been testing these vehicles at a Honda testing facility in Concord, California, just north of San Francisco.

Just this year, the famous Google car logged 1.8 million miles, and the NHTSA and IIAS announced they were open to the possibility of requiring automatic braking systems in new cars in the future. Those benchmarks, in addition to the sheer amount of manufacturers testing electric autonomous cars, show that this may be where the future of the auto industry lies. Honda self-driving cars could be an excellent investment in coming years for the company.

Get a Good Look: The 2016 Honda Civic Reveal

2015 Honda Civic Sedan

Current Honda Civic Sedan Available at Avery Greene Honda

The new 2016 Honda Civic design has officially been revealed thanks to CivicX.com and its ability to dig up patent drawings from Honda. The drawings reveal what both the coupe and sedan style Civics will look like…and we’re excited!

The Civic Coupe concept that originally debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year gave us some insight as to what the new production model would look like. Now, according to the drawings, the new Civic will keep some of the elements from the New York concept, which definitely makes us happy! In addition, it will feature more angular headlamps and front fascia, but the tail lamps will not be much different.

If you’re interested in breaking down all of the differences concerning the 2016 Honda Civic reveal, check out the side-by-side of the patent drawings and the concept that debuted in New York.

In any case, we’re excited for the 2016 Civic to arrive here at Avery Greene Honda and we hope you are too!

Honda's 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

Honda’s 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup Promises Bold Entries

Honda's 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon LineupHonda has officially announced its impressive lineup for the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, an annual auto show, which will take place this year from January 9th through 11th. However, secretive as always, a few vehicles are still being kept under wraps.

Of the announced, the vehicle that easily stands out the most is the “Cyber Concept N-Box Slash Code: 89” a highly customized model of the recently released N-Box Slash supercompact. With this boxy vehicle, Japanese customizers pay a cheeky tribute to American car culture.

At the show, Honda will also feature “a Vezel (HR-V in North America and Europe) designed by Japanese fashion company ‘Samantha Thavasa’, Mugen versions of the Legend, Grace and Fit RS, racecars and a number of motorcycles,” according to CarScoops.

We at Avery Greene Honda can’t wait to see all of Honda’s 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup, only wishing that we could be there in person. What about you? Lets know your thoughts in the comments.

Green Honda Civic models

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.  

pricing announced

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.

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