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2022 Honda HR-V Arrives at Avery Greene Honda

2022 Honda HR-V | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Shopping for a new crossover in Vallejo, California? Check out the 2022 Honda HR-V. Honda’s smallest SUV is here at Avery Greene Honda, and we want to point out some of its highlights this year.

Although nothing has changed from the 2021 HR-V to the 2022 model year, it’s still worth checking out the latest Honda HR-V. It bears many of the qualities that drivers in the San Francisco Bay area may find useful: high fuel efficiency, easy maneuverability, and a low starting price.

With a shorter wheelbase than some sedans in the Honda lineup, the HR-V is spacious without being large and bulky. Plus, its 2nd-Row Magic Seat® system lets you configure the rear row to collapse, lift, and lay flat as needed to accommodate large cargo items.

The HR-V conserves gas by using a four-cylinder engine with a fuel-saving Eco Assist™ System and efficient continuously variable transmission. This powertrain helps the 2022 Honda HR-V go easy on the gasoline when you’re stuck in stop-and-go traffic by the bridge.

You don’t have to worry about stability on the bay area’s hilly streets, though. Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control and Hill Start Assist are standard inclusions, giving the HR-V an extra boost when the wheels start to slip. And All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System™ is a wise addition for extra stability when it’s raining.

We invite you to Avery Greene Honda, where you can take a test drive of the 2022 Honda HR-V and see if it meets your needs.

Honda Announces New Prologue EV Coming to Vallejo, CA

Honda Prologue | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

If you’ve been searching for an eco-friendly automobile that doesn’t rely on gasoline for power, you may want to look to Honda. Why? The automaker recently announced a brand-new all-electric SUV named the Honda Prologue.

The new Honda Prologue EV has a target release in the U.S. of the 2024 model year, including here in Vallejo, California. It should arrive at Avery Greene Honda in late 2023 or early 2024, so start saving up now for the down payment so you can be first in line to own one in Vallejo.

The Prologue EV is the heralds a new vision for the automaker, as the first of many new battery-powered models coming to the Honda lineup. Eventually, the company wants all of its models to be fully electric, targeting 100 percent of its sales in America to be fully electric by 2040.

The automaker’s goal of eventual carbon neutrality is commendable, given the responsibility that the automotive industry has to preserving our beautiful planet by enacting eco-conscious efforts in its products, manufacturing, and operations.

We at Avery Greene Honda are thrilled to see Honda moving in a direction that prioritizes eco-friendly, sustainable energy, and we’re excited to have new models like the Prologue EV available for you to purchase at our Vallejo Honda dealership in the coming years.

Honda Sensing® Elite Introduces Automated Driving Capabilities

Honda Sensing® Elite | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Honda is taking a step into the future with its all-new Honda Sensing® Elite system. This system, which is now available in Japan on the Honda Legend EX, is an all-new suite of driver-assist and safety technologies that offers Level 3 automated driving capability as SAE International standards define it.

What does Level 3 automated driving mean, though? This type of automation is the first level that won’t require you to constantly monitor your surroundings while on the go. This means that this technology will let you sit back and relax on commutes through Vallejo or road trips through California once it makes the leap stateside.

That doesn’t mean you get to completely ignore the driving experience, though. Level 3 automation will still require you to be prepared to intervene at any given moment, specifically when the car encounters a situation that it can’t handle alone.

In Japan, this means that the Honda Sensing® Elite system will help the Legend EX take on the road ahead autonomously. It will steer, accelerate, and brake to pass slower cars on the highway and comes with a range of features, such as Traffic Jam Pilot, which helps you take on traffic, and Emergency Stop Assist feature that will pull the car over to the curb, stop it, and turn on the hazard lights if the driver is unresponsive.

While this technology isn’t available in the U.S. just yet, it could very well arrive soon as part of a new crop of tech-savvy Honda vehicles. Until then, come into Avery Greene Honda to check out what the current Honda Sensing® suite of technologies has to offer.

New HondaLink® Driver Feedback System Helps Improve Driving Skills

HondaLink Driver Feedback | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

Honda is looking to help you become a better driver during your long commute. The carmaker recently made the HondaLink® Driver Feedback System available through the HondaLink® app on your smartphone. This system will work to help keep track of your driving habits so you can work towards becoming a better driver.

After every drive, the Driver Feedback System will provide you with a Driving Score that rates on you on a number of factors. It looks at the distance you drove, your trip’s duration, your speed, any hard braking that occurred, and any hard accelerations. If your driving score is high, it means that your driving skills are solid.

The system also provides you with a weekly score card, which averages your scores for the week. This score card also comes with specific tips towards your driving habits, making suggestions on how to improve your driving ability.

The Driver Feedback System is available on certain Honda models that are currently or were previously enrolled in the Security, Remote, or Concierge package. These models include:

  • 2018 and newer Accord Touring
  • 2018 and newer Odyssey Touring
  • 2019 and newer Insight Touring
  • 2019 and newer Passport Touring
  • 2019 and newer Pilot Touring/Elite

To discover more about the Driver Feedback System — and to discover other Honda technologies — make sure you stop into Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California.

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 Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery Offers More Convenience

Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery | Vallejo, CA

When you order something online, it can be stressful knowing that you might be at home to receive it — especially if it’s an important package. Now, if you subscribe to HondaLink® Remote Services connected-car system, you no longer have to worry about your packages.

 

That’s because Honda and Amazon have teamed up to offer owners of select Honda vehicles — who also have Amazon Prime — the chance to get their packages delivered to their vehicles.

 

“The addition of Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery to our HondaLink Remote Package of in-vehicle services comes at no additional cost to subscribers, yet another way we are creating new value for Honda customers,” said Daniel Tiet, project leader, connected business development for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “This latest addition to HondaLink provides a new service, heightening the Honda owner experience in this increasingly connected world.”

 

This new delivery feature is available at no additional cost to those Honda owners who have select trims of the following vehicles:

 

  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Honda Insight
  • Honda Passport
  • Honda Pilot
  • Honda Odyssey

 

The vehicle must have a HondaLink® Remote Package subscription and the owner must be located in one of 50 cities and surrounding areas supported by this service.

 

Then, when you order something from Amazon Prime, you simply park within a two-block radius of your selected delivery address. You will receive a four-hour delivery window and an “Arriving Now” notification from the delivery driver. At that point, the driver can scan the package and request for the vehicle to be unlocked. The driver will then place the package inside the vehicle and the vehicle will be locked again — it’s that simple.

 

Learn more about all the innovations Honda is bringing to the table the next time you visit Avery Greene Honda.

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.

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.

2016 Honda Accord Arrives in Australia

The 2016 Honda Accord is a top competitor among the midsize sedan segment—and for good reason. Boasting the interior of a luxury car, there aren’t many competitors that can compare. The latest Accord arrived in Australia not long ago with new equipment, styling, and pricing.

Boasting a chromed-out front end, the 2016 Honda Accord keeps up with the latest Honda Civic’s appearance with ease. Riding on a new wheel design, a little goes a long way in this popular car.

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Accord

In terms of equipment, Honda added the LaneWatch Camera system to the base Accord. That safety technology displays what the driver might not be able to see on the touchscreen. The higher trims come equipped with the Honda Sensing safety suite which includes road departure mitigation and a lane keep assist system, among others.

The Accord VTi comes fully loaded for a little over $23,700 in United States currency. In Australian currency, that same model will run drivers $32,990. The top-end model, the 2016 Honda Accord V6L, costs nearly $37,800 in United States dollars while the same model breaks $52,500 in Australian dollars.

We here at Avery Greene Honda are glad to see more regions getting behind the wheel of the latest Honda Accord!

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.

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