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2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Offers Increased Range & Efficiency

2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid | Vallejo, CA

The 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is bringing efficient to the forefront of the Honda lineup. This model boasts a solid electric-only range, ample interior space, and unmatched driving refinement, allowing it to help make your daily commute better.

 

For the 2020 model year, the Clarity PHEV can drive 47 all-electric miles when fully charged, while also boasting an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 110 MPGe.* If you’re heading out on a longer drive, the efficient 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine will help this model receive a 44 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway fuel-efficiency rating from the EPA, along with a 340-mile EPA total driving range rating.*

 

With the Clarity PHEV, you can opt between three driving ranges to create a customized driving experience – Normal, Econ, and Sport. The gasoline engine and the plug-in hybrid’s two motors work together to put out a total system output of 212 horsepower.

 

Along with its efficient powertrain, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid also comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen, giving you access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Other standard features include push-button start, smart and keyless entry, heated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, and the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies.

 

Interested in the 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid? Get acquainted with its top-notch, efficient powertrain at Avery Greene Honda!

 

*Based on 2020 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual driving range and mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age condition, and other factors.

Honda Wins Overall Brand Honor in ALG Residual Value Awards

Honda Awards

When you purchase a new car, it’s likely you want a car that will retain its value over time. That’s where the ALG Residual Value Awards* come in. Every year, these awards honor those vehicles that will hold the highest percentage of their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). This year, Honda received the top spot in these awards in the Mainstream Brand category, highlighting the brand’s dedication to providing consumers with the best value possible.

“Strong residual values are the foundation of successful automotive brands,” said Eric Lyman, Chief Industry Analyst at ALG. “The residual value is important for consumers to take into consideration before making their next vehicle purchase because we know that depreciation is the single biggest cost of vehicle ownership.”

In addition to earning the title as the Best Overall Mainstream Brand, five Honda vehicles were also recognized in their respective segments. The 2020 Passport received the award in the Midsize Utility 2-Row category, while the Pilot was recognized in the Midsize Utility 3-Row category.

Along with these two models, the Accord took the top spot in the Midsize Car for the third consecutive year, while the 2020 Odyssey retained its first-place spot in the Minivan category. Finally, the Subcompact Car segment was won by the 2020 Fit for the sixth year in a row.

Interested in a vehicle that keeps a great deal of its value over time? Check out the Passport, Pilot, Accord, Odyssey and Fit at Avery Greene Honda!

*Based on ALG’s residual value forecast for the 2019 model year.

2019 Honda Passport Safety Rating Gets Top NHTSA Score

2019 Honda Passport | Vallejo, CA

The 2019 Honda Passport recently achieved the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of the New Car Assessment Program.* In earning the highest score that NHTSA offers for safety, the new Passport establishes itself as a confident, family-friendly option. What’s more, NHTSA’s recognition of the 2019 Honda Passport means that every Honda vehicle tested in the NCAP has earned the highest possible score for safety.**

 

The Honda Advanced Compatibility Engineering™, or ACE™, body structure has been significant in helping Honda vehicles earn these high safety ratings. ACE™ uses font-frame structures to absorb and deflect the energy created from a frontal collision, helping to reduce the likelihood of injury.

 

The 2019 Honda Passport safety rating was also helped by its Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies. This suite, which is standard on the Passport, helps increase the driver’s awareness of his or her surroundings with technologies like Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), a Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).

 

This technology also comes standard on the 2019 Accord, Clarity series, Insight, Pilot, and Civic.*** Over 85 percent of all new Honda vehicles sold in 2019 have had the Honda Sensing® suite. Honda has sold over 2.1 million vehicles equipped with this technology since its introduction in 2015.

 

If you’re in the market for a vehicle that is stylish, fun to drive, and safe, check out the new Passport at Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**2019 Civic Type R, Clarity series and CR-V not yet tested

***Excludes Civic Si and Type R

2019 Honda Passport Receives Autotrader Best New Car for 2019 Award

Autotrader Best New Car for 2019 | Vallejo, CA

The 2019 Honda Passport is the newest addition to the Honda SUV lineup, and it’s starting to make a name for itself. This midsize SUV was recently named an Autotrader Best New Car for 2019, one of only 12 new vehicles to earn this recognition.*

 

“The Passport is one of the few SUVs where the ‘sport’ and ‘utility’ totally and tangibly make sense in the same vehicle,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “We like the Passport because of its rugged look and just the way it comes off like a younger, feistier version of the Honda Pilot.”

 

Autotrader’s editorial experts decided on the Passport as one of the winners by a unanimous vote. To be considered for this award, the vehicle much be a current or next model-year vehicle and available for purchase at the time of the awards announcement.

 

The Passport was recognized for its on-road driving refinement and off-road capabilities. It boasts an ample amount of interior space, making it a solid option for a wide range of consumers.

 

The 2019 Honda Passport was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas. It is manufactured in the brand’s Lincoln, Alabama, assembly plant, along with the Ridgeline, three-row Pilot, and Odyssey minivan. To see the award-winning Passport in action, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Autotrader, April 2019. See Autotrader.com for more information.

2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Recognizes Honda

2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards | Vallejo, CA

Kelley Blue Book is known as a go-to website for those looking to do some research before purchasing new and used vehicles. Recently, this website released the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards — of which Honda won three recognitions.

For the fifth year in a row, Honda was chosen as America’s “Best Value Brand.”* Kelley Blue Book mentioned that it awarded Honda its Best Overall Brand award for the 2019 Brand Image Awards due to the brand’s high quality across its broad product lineup. Honda was also recognized for its commitment to offering a range of vehicles for both first-time buyers and loyal customers, which some brands don’t do.

Honda also received two other recognitions from these Kelley Blue Book awards. With the “Best Value Brand” accolade, Kelley Blue Book recognized the amenities available in the four Honda models — the Civic, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot. It also noted that Honda had eight vehicles in its 15 top-ranking vehicles in the refinement category, leading to it earning the “Most Refined Brand” award.

These awards from Kelley Blue Book look to recognizes automotive brands that succeed in fostering and retaining specific brand attributes that customers look for when considering a new-car purchase. For more hands-on experience with your vehicle of choice, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

*2019 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book Strategic Insights. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. 

2019 Honda Ridgeline Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

2019 Honda Ridgeline IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck that manages to stand out from its segment, especially when it comes to safety. This truck was recently named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick when it is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights, making it the only pickup truck to earn this rating from the IIHS.*

 

Along with this safety rating, the Ridgeline also earned the top “Superior” rating from the IIHS for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System™. This system applies the brakes when a potential collision is detected on the road ahead and is part of the larger Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies.

 

The Honda Sensing® package comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition Models. It includes features like Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

 

The Ridgeline is the seventh Honda model to be recognized by the IIHS. Along with this pickup truck, the 2019 Accord, CR-V, HR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey all received the IIHS Top Safety Pick title. The Insight was awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ title. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also given all 2019 Honda models that have been tested so far, including the Ridgeline, its top five-star overall vehicle score.

 

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Ridgeline at Avery Greene Honda.

 

*Award applies to RTL-E and Black Edition trims. As of 3/21/2019.

Honda Pastport April Fool’s Day Joke Brings Back ’90s Nostalgia

Honda Pastport April Fool’s Day

 

On the first of every April, people across the country get up to some major hijinks, thanks to April Fool’s Day. This year, Honda was no exception. The Japanese carmaker got into the April Fool’s Day spirit this year by posting about the brand-new Pastport trim for the 2019 Passport — an entirely fictitious model, but one that we really, really wish were true.

 

The fictional Pastport trim is a ’90s-inspired version of the Passport, which features a throwback interior that highlights popular ’90s features, including automatic windows, a cassette player, and plush micro-fiber seats. It even has a mount for your beeper!

 

“From TV reboots to fashion, the ’90s are making a huge comeback, and we saw an opportunity at Honda for consumers who want uniqueness and simplicity, so we decided to reach back and bring the Pastport to market this spring,” said Zack Tanner, historical innovations manager for Honda. “We think the new Pastport is all that and a bag of chips.”

 

While this nostalgic trim level isn’t actually available, you can come in to Avery Greene Honda to check out the actual Passport. This ruggedly handsome SUV is the newest addition to Honda’s SUV lineup. It comes with an available all-wheel-drive system, standard safety technologies, ample power, and an abundance of interior space to make it a solid choice in its segment.

Honda Wins Most Awards in 2019 Edmunds Editors’ Choice Awards

Honda AwardsThe 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda CR-V have both been recognized in the first-ever 2019 Edmunds Editors’ Choice Awards. These two vehicles were named the Best Sedan and Best SUV respectively, helping Honda become the winningest brand for these new awards.

According to Alistair Weaver, Edmunds editor-in-chief, the Accord was awarded because it “personifies the term ‘best in class’ and hits all the right marks — not just for a midsize sedan. Spacious, easy-to-drive, tech-savvy, and surprisingly upscale compared to its rivals, the Accord gives you a whole lot of car for your money and is our favorite sedan of the year.”

The Honda CR-V was honored with the Best SUV award because it is “practical, yet punchy; compact, but spacious, the CR-V is simply the most well-rounded and thoughtfully designed SUV on the road today.”

The winners of the Edmunds Editors’ Choice Awards were chosen from hundreds of eligible vehicles. Each editor reviewed each vehicle based on 30 criteria across five categories — performance, comfort, interior, utility, and technology.

Both the Accord and the CR-V have helped the Honda brand become the top retail-selling passenger car in 2018.* The Accord combines style, fuel efficiency, and peppy performance to suit those looking for an everyday driver, while the CR-V appeals to families with its interior space and technologies.

To test-drive the 2019 Honda Accord and Honda CR-V, stop into Avery Greene Honda.

*Based on 2018 retail sales data from Urban Science.

Honda Clarity Honored in 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

2019 Honda ClarityAs consumers become more eco-conscious, the number of green car choices throughout the automotive industry has expanded. Honda in particular has put a focus on offering more eco-friendly options, and it has paid off in the form of the 2019 Honda Clarity lineup earning the title of Best Eco-Friendly vehicle in the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards

To earn a MotorWeek Driver’s Choice Award, the magazine evaluated each eligible vehicle from a buyer’s perspective. It looked at each vehicle’s value and reliability, while also considering current trends and innovations. The Clarity received its recognition as the Best Eco-Friendly option for its style and Civic-based interior and performance. It was also commended for the amount of choice it provides consumer.

Honda’s Clarity lineup offers a plug-in hybrid, battery-powered fully electric, and fuel cell models. The Clarity Electric model offers a range of 89 miles on a single charge. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid model has an EPA-estimated MPGe rating of 110 combined.** You will also find an EPA-estimated range of 366 miles on the Clarity Fuel Cell matters.

With these options, it’s likely you will find an eco-friendly vehicle that will suit your needs. As the editors at MotorWeek say, “No matter how far you’re willing to push the eco envelope, Honda provides Clarity.”

If you’re looking for some clarity of your own, stop into Avery Greene Honda and experience the new Honda Clarity.

*89-mile combined driving range rating. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

**110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2019 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

***Based on 2018 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.

Two Honda Models Recognized in AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards

Honda in Vallejo, CANot only did the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda CR-V come away with the overall titles of Best Car of the Year and Best Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively, in the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards, but Honda won a total of seven awards, trumping all other brands.

The winners of the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards were based on the number of submitted vehicle price quote requests from more than 120 million consumers in a 12-month period.

Honda models were honored in the following award categories:

  • Best Car of the Year — 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Utility Vehicle of the Year — 2019 Honda CR-V
  • Best Compact Vehicle of the Year — 2019 Honda Civic
  • Best Hatchback of the Year — 2019 Honda Fit
  • Best Sedan of the Year — 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Van of the Year — 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Small SUV of the Year — 2019 Honda CR-V

This range of awards showcases Honda’s diverse portfolio, from its lowest cost of entry — the subcompact Fit — to its family-friendly Odyssey minivan. It also highlights the brand’s range of best-selling models, including the Civic, which finished out 2018 as the No. 1 compact car for the ninth year in a row and the third year as the best retail-selling car in the United States.

To see Honda’s lineup up close and in person, stop into Avery Greene Honda for a test drive.

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