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2017 Honda Pilot

There are few modern SUVs that can match the family offerings of the 2017 Honda Pilot. The popular model brings a spacious interior, comfort features, and high-end technology. At the end of the day, there are few SUVs better suited for families than the 2017 Pilot.

Comfort

The 2017 Honda Pilot is essentially 2017 Honda Pilot - Avery Greene Hondadesigned to be a home-away-from-home SUV. The latest model features three-row seating for up to eight passengers and still has room to spare. There’s up to 109 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third rows are folded down. Available leather-trimmed seating lines all three rows while Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control makes every ride a pleasant one.

Safety

The Honda Sensing safety suite ensures maximum protection anytime you take to the road. The package includes active safety features like a Road Departure Mitigation System1, Adaptive Cruise Control2, and the Lane Keeping Assist System3 which will give you peace of mind.

Technology

2017 Honda Pilot - Interior - Avery Greene HondaYou don’t have to unplug to take a ride in the 2017 Honda Pilot. The latest model feature up to five USB ports, two auxiliary jacks, three 12-volt outlets, an HDMI port, and a 115-volt outlet. Its crowing features are its innovative infotainment system as well as an available Rear Entertainment System that boasts DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ compatibility.

There’s a lot to love about the 2017 Honda Pilot. Visit us here at Avery Greene Honda to take the whole family for a test drive!

1RDM only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

2Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function; driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

3LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

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.

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!

Honda Sweeps Up Eight 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Ratings

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot – An IIHS Top Safety Pick+

It’s an important time of year for the auto industry. Now’s the time when the big-talkers are separated from the big-doers, the haves from the have-nots: it’s safety award season. And, Honda’s just cleaned up big-time.

Honda took home a whopping eight IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ratings for its Honda and Acura models, pushing them to the forefront of the industry.

Every year, the IIHS (or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) rates all vehicles in terms of their overall safety and reliability. The two coveted titles, the IIHS Top Safety Pick and the IIHS Top Safety Pick+, indicate to consumers that a vehicle is top-notch in terms of crashworthiness and security. To earn a Top Safety Pick rating, a vehicle must be named “Good” or better in all five crashworthiness categories, and for that amazing little plus-sign (meaning they’ve gone above and beyond the IIHS’s strict safety standards), a vehicle must also score an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in front crash prevention.

The eight winning Honda models are the Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe; the Honda CR-V; the Honda Pilot; the Acura ILX and RLX sedans; and the Acura MDX and RDX SUVS.

Holiday Traveling: Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Happy ThanksgivingThe worst part of the holiday season is that everything happens in the colder months, when the roads are slick and traveling is much worse than any other time of year. Follow these Thanksgiving driving tips to make your holiday travels as safe as possible.

First, prepare your car for a breakdown. Cold weather is hard on cars, and if you experience issues and are stuck on the side of the road for a while, you’ll want warm clothes and supplies. Bring a first aid kit, extra blankets, snacks, water, and either a car charger for your phone or a spare prepaid phone to make emergency calls with.

If you aren’t familiar with the route, use a GPS or your phone to navigate so you don’t get lost. GPS is much more reliable than writing down directions, especially if you miss an exit and need to find your way back to the right freeway.

If you end up driving through bad weather and visibility is too poor, pull over! If the roads are bad, give yourself plenty of room to stop, more than usual, and drive slowly. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Two Types of Sunscreen and How They Work

beachWe all know it’s important to wear sunscreen, protecting our delicate skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays–in turn, protecting us from painful burns, early aging, and even skin cancer.

However, few know the actual differences between the two types of sunscreen: physical and chemical. One of these types might be far more efficient for you depending on your lifestyle, so it’s important to know the difference.

In general, physical sunscreens protect your skin by either blocking or completely deflecting the sun’s rays. This type of sunscreen is effective the moment you apply it, and stays effective until removed from your skin via sweating, swimming, or washing it off.

On the other hand, chemical sunscreens absorb the sun’s rays. These sunscreens become effective about 20 minutes after they are applied, and stop working after a certain amount of time and must be re-applied for functionality.

With either type of sunscreen–even physical–it’s important to re-apply the product every two hours or so, just to be safe. You’ll be glad you did!

This Year, Remember These Beach Safety Tips For Fun in the Sun

beachHeading to the beach this summer? There’s nothing more relaxing than the warm sun, cool breeze, and the rhythmic sound of the waves.

However, beaches do come with some inherent dangers, so it’s important to keep these beach safety tips in mind:

  • Always follow local beach rules, obey any posted signs, and listen to all lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone, and make sure that someone you know always has their eye on you.
  • Drink lots of fresh, clean water (not saltwater!) to stay hydrated, and be sure to frequently lather yourself with sunscreen.
  • Don’t leave your belongings unattended on a public beach where they could be moved or stolen.
  • Never, ever leave children unattended on the beach, especially in the water.
  • Take swimming lessons, not only ensuring your ability to swim but also so you may help others in danger.

Do you have any other ideas? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Three 2015 Honda Vehicles named Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

Each year, Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com join forces to create the definitive Best Family Cars list. This year, once again, Honda has a strong presence on that list with three different 2015 Honda vehicles earning the distinction. The Honda Accord, CR-V, and Fit all made the top ten list of Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine.

2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord

All three of these vehicles also earned a top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and are all equipped with a standard rearview camera. Those safety features combined with Honda’s overall excellent design, reliable reputation, and technological innovations made these vehicles easy choices for the Best Family Car list. The awards also show the diversity of the Honda lineup—with a subcompact car, sedan, and SUV all making the list.

The Accord earned a place on the list for the third straight year, while the Honda Fit and CR-V were honored as a best budget car and a best crossover for families, respectively. All three vehicles come with tons of great features, many of them all new for the 2015 model year, so come see Avery Greene Honda to learn more about the lineup . With EarthDreams engine technology, elegant design, and fun and convenience for all, the Honda lineup is quite simply the best in the world.

2015 Honda Fit

NHTSA Announces Honda Fit’s Five-Star Safety Rating

2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit Available at Avery Greene Honda

While compact cars tend to offer high fuel economy ratings and terrific performance, many consumers are hesitant when it comes to safety in these small cars—unless they purchase the 2015 Honda Fit. The spacious subcompact hatchback was recently awarded a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), following up the vehicle’s previous Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. With these top-notch safety scores, the Fit has proven that a small vehicle can still offer big safety.

“The Fit shows that owning a smaller car doesn’t mean you need to skimp on space, comfort or crashworthiness,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motors. “Honda’s commitment to the safety of your customers and other road users is second to none, and the Fit demonstrates this commitment in a powerful way.”

For many consumers, the Honda Fit already offers the best of both worlds with its superior passenger and cargo space, combined with innovative technologies. These technologies produce the Honda Fit’s five-star safety rating, with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure that improves frontal crash energy management.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2015 Honda Fit, make sure you stop into the Avery Green Honda showroom and give the Fit a test drive.

Top Safety Pick+ Honda CR-V

Top Safety Pick+ Honda CR-V Wins Designation from IIHS

Top Safety Pick+ Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has confirmed the new Honda CR-V is a 2015 Top Safety Pick+, the highest honor a vehicle can strive for in terms of safety.

Becoming a Top Safety Pick+ is no easy feat for any vehicle. The Honda CR-V had to score the highest possible rating of “good” in four of the IIHS’s crashworthiness evaluations—moderate front, side, roof, and head restraint—as well as a “good” or “acceptable” rating in the recently-added, rigorous small overlap front crash test.

It also needed to achieve a superior or advanced rating for frontal crash prevention, which it earned thanks to the new Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistive technologies. With helpful features like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Keeping Assist System, drivers behind the wheel of a Honda CR-V are not only safer but even less likely to crash in the first place!

Improve your safety on the road by visiting Avery Greene Honda and obtaining a Top Safety Pick+ Honda CR-V.

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