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Month: March 2015

2015 Honda Odyssey

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.

spring cleaning

Spring Car Care Tips You Don’t Want to Skip

spring cleaningSpring is in the air, and with warmer temperatures comes an important reminder to make sure your car is up-to-date on all its maintenance. Ensure your car is ready to help you leave behind the long winter months with evening drives, weekend road trips, and sunny daily commutes.

Here is our spring car care checklist:

Get caught up on regular maintenance. Give us a call at Avery Greene Honda and we’ll make sure you’re all caught up on oil changes, filter replacements, and more.

Flush the radiator. Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual to correctly flush and refill the cooling system before the hot summer months set in.

Check the belts. Inspect the condition and tightness of belts. Cracks and obvious wear can be a sign of trouble to come.

Check the battery. Now is a good time to check the life of your battery, and make sure it’s holding a charge so that you don’t find yourself stuck with a car that won’t start.

Check the tires. Here in California, we’re doing the rain dance. Make sure you’re prepared just in case that call is answered with tires that provide optimal traction. Make sure they aren’t over-worn, over- or under-inflated, or misaligned.

Check the wiper blades. Consistent, direct sunlight can cause major damage to the rubber that clears water from your windshield. If you find that yours are warped or cracked, or just don’t clear the windshield like they should, replace them.

Wash and wax. If you’ve spent the winter months ignoring your car, now is the time to clean it out, wash it out, and shine it up.

Check the air conditioning. Have a trusted dealership or mechanic shop check your A/C for any issues before the sweltering summer months hit.

Print this handy infographic from The News Wheel and use it as a reminder and “to-do” list.

Honda Civic Type R’s Nurburgring Lap Time Trounces Old Record

In stunning fashion, the Honda Civic Type R officially clobbered its past Nurburgring lap time and crushed stereotypes about a front-wheel drive in the process. The upcoming 2015 Civic Type R posted a lap time of 7:50.63, beating the previous front-wheel drive record of 7:54.36.

Honda released the video of the Civic Type R’s lap time and it will surprise you as much as it did anyone else. The turbocharged Type R generates 306 horsepower and has a top speed of nearly 170 mph; it’s outfitted with a three-pedal manual gearbox.

The Honda Civic Type R’s Nurburgring lap time is only 10 seconds off of the pace of the Porsche Cayman GT4 and 30 seconds off of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

Although the Honda Civic Type R is only bound for Europe we at Avery Greene Honda still love it just as much! If you want to see the full video of the Civic Type R’s Nurburgring lap time check out the video below.

Honda Takes Title of Bestselling Automaker in California

2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord

Time to downshift, Toyota Prius. After taking bestseller in California for the past three years, the hybrid has been pushed out. In 2014, the Honda Accord has taken the title of bestselling automaker in California. It was a close race and came down to the wire, with the Accord selling 71,578 units to the Prius’ 71,210 units. That’s not all. The Prius also faced fierce competition in another Honda model: the Civic.

Both the Accord and Prius come in four models. The Accord sells in coupe and sedan body styles with an additional hybrid model and plug-in hybrid version. The latter two sell in low volumes. The Prius consists of the Liftback, C subcompact, V wagon, and plug-in hybrid. With an aging design and an increasing number of hybrids and electric cars, it was only a matter of time.

Prius sales increased by only 2%. The Accord, however, rode the recovery wave and jumped 17.3% compared to 2013. Now that the Honda Accord has ousted the Prius for bestseller in California, what model will be next to overtake the Prius? The 13-time bestselling car in America, the Toyota Camry? The longtime favorite nameplate, the Toyota Corolla? We at Avery Greene Honda can’t wait to see these two Japanese automakers duke it out over California.

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