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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.

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!

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

The All-New Honda Fit Remains a Winner for 2015 Model Year

2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit Available at Avery Greene Honda

Honda has introduced the third generation of the popular Fit model to the world, and it remains the best, most fun subcompact on the road today. In fact, the brand has done nothing less than completely improve the all-new Honda Fit, making it even sportier and driver-friendly for the 2015 model year. The car is so all-around excellent, in fact, that it recently landed a spot on the 10 Best Family Cars for 2015 list from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com.

The Honda Fit has always reminded us of either a raindrop or a bullet. Whichever image you prefer, though, one thing remains the same: the Fit is a zippy and efficient little missile that will get you where you want to go, especially in busy urban settings. The new third-generation Fit comes with more standard features such as automatic headlights, Bluetooth capability, LED taillights, and a six-speed manual transmission. It also comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that jets out 130 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.

The Fit comes in no less than five trim configurations, so come see us at Avery Greene Honda to learn more about each of those trim levels and their options. We can tell you in advanced that the baseline LX trim gets the best gas mileage, especially when equipped with the CVT transmission. With tons of exterior and interior options—including vibrant color schemes and aesthetic accessories—and Honda’s special “Magic Seat,” this small car is big on both fun and performance.

The Honda S660 Size Is Scaled Down but the Fun Factor Is Dialed Up

Good things come in small packages, which is the idea behind the newly-unveiled Honda S660 roadster. The styling of this diminutive two-seater carries forward the legacy of the Honda S2000 nose with an aggressive roadster back end and the low, wide stance gives way to the removable top and sculpted deck lid. The sporty look belies the mid-engine minicar’s lightweight construction and crisp handling.

The S660 mini-car receives its name from its tiny 660cc engine producing 63 horses. Although that sounds like very little power, the engine size is proportional to the actual Honda S660 size, which is only 134-inches in length. Honda dialed up the fun with all-wheel disc brakes and by giving the body a lightweight aluminum-and-steel body and frame. This provides the S660 with more rigidity than the Honda S2000, while shedding hundreds of pounds off the car to emphasize its engine’s power.

The little sportster is only sold in Japan, and a US version has not yet been announced. Be sure to stay informed on all things Honda—big and little—with Avery Greene Honda.

2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

2015 Honda CR-V Named 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

2015 Honda CR-V

It is no question that Honda has a legacy of producing high quality vehicles that are also extremely innovative. The brand has won multiple loyalty and value awards, and rightfully so. With the new and revamped 2015 Honda CR-V only just hitting the market at the beginning of this month, Honda is adding yet another trophy to its case: 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.

What ultimately swayed the decision of the judges at Motor Trend? A large part of it had to do with the abundance of new features being offered in the 2015 CR-V.

“The 2015 Honda CR-V impressed our judges with its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements,” said Motor Trend  editor-in-chief Ed Loh. “Our editors were especially impressed by Honda’s responsive and efficient continuously-variable transmission and sophisticated safety systems – particularly the smart and seamlessly integrated Lane Keeping Assist system. Efficient, practical, and a joy to drive; the 2015 Honda CR-V does virtually everything well.”

New features available in the 2015 Honda CR-V include a new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology™ i-VTEC® mated to a new CVT, which results in an 11% boost in torque and estimated fuel economy improvements of 3 combined mpg.

Other standard features include a center console armrest, sliding sunvisors, and rear console ventilation ducts. All of this in addition to improvements to the chassis, braking, and overall exterior aesthetic.

With a reputation of safety and value, how could you not get on board and own a new Honda? Get your hands on the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year now at Avery Green Honda!

2015 Honda Fit

New Car Profile: 2015 Honda Fit

The redesigned 2015 Honda Fit is available now for purchase or test drive from Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, CA!

The efficient and compact Fit hatchback gets a full redesign for the 2015 model year, complete with a better fuel economy, a more spacious interior and great new technologies like Eco Assist, Honda LaneWatch and more! Available in 3 trim levels, as well as a super-efficient Honda Fit EV model, the 2015 Fit is sure to please any drivers looking for a smaller vehicle. And with an MSRP starting at $15,525, the new Fit is a bargain for any driver!

2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit is available now in Vallejo, CA!

For a full list of specs, trim-level options and safety features for the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, head over to Honda’s official website.

Avery Greene Honda is proud to offer new car buyers in Vallejo and surrounding California areas with an extensive inventory of new Honda cars, which includes the new 2015 Fit hatchback! You can visit our brand new state-of-the-art Honda facility to view our new cars, plus our great selection of used cars and our expert Service Department. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with all your vehicle needs!

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