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2022 Honda Civic Sedan Arrives at Avery Greene Honda

2022 Honda Civic Sedan | Avery Greene Honda | Vallejo, CA

We at Avery Greene Honda are excited to announce that the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan has finally arrived at our dealership here in Vallejo, California. Introducing the 11th generation of the popular car, the latest Honda Civic bears an array of design and tech upgrades that could appeal to you.

The first aspect of the all-new Civic you may notice that has changed extensively this year is its exterior appearance. Sleeker and more athletic, the styling of the Civic how emphasizes its sporty spirit. Its gently tapering roofline gives the model a sports car-like appearance that’s accented by its narrowed grille and enlarged intake vent.

Beyond its appearance, the Civic delivers more of the technology you want at no extra cost. For instance, a 7-inch touch screen is now standard, as are more Honda Sensing® features. Now you can utilize driver-assistive and safety technology like the Lane Keeping Assist System even on the base LX trim.

Whether you choose the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the upgraded turbocharged motor, the Civic Sedan offers peppy responsiveness and noteworthy fuel economy for driving in Vallejo.

If you want to know more about the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and take it for a test drive in Vallejo, we invite you to contact Avery Greene Honda. We’d be happy to show you the new Civic models we currently have in our inventory.

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.

The Best Honda Models for Graduates Trying to Save Money

graduateWhether you’re a recent graduate of high school looking to save money as you head to campus, or a recent graduate of college looking to save money as you pay back student loans, we know how difficult it can be to afford a vehicle that’s perfect for you.

We recommend getting one of these Honda models for graduates that offer different benefits depending on what type of driver you are.

2016 Honda Fit

This tech-savvy, little car is perfect for young drivers who want to spend less money on gasoline and put more effort into helping the environment. Plus, its contemporary style is sure to please.

2016 Honda CR-V

On the other hand, this compact SUV is perfect for young drivers in areas that need more off-roading capabilities, the ability to cruise over snow, or tons of cargo space for their gear.

To learn more about either of these vehicles or the Honda graduate program, contact us or visit us anytime at Avery Greene Honda.

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.

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

Truths and Myths About Car Color

2016 Honda HR-V

Red 2016 Honda HR-V

Everyone’s heard the “fact” that red cars get pulled over more than different colored cars, but is it actually true? And what other myths about car color are there? There are actually quite a few urban legends on the subject, most of which are false.

First of all, no, red cars aren’t pulled over more often. According to Snopes, this myth might have sprung from a few different ideas, the most prominent that red cars are more eye-catching. Red cars have also been said to create an illusion of going faster than they really are. However, statistics show that red cars aren’t pulled over any more often than other cars.

Red cars also aren’t more expensive to insure, another popular myth. This has roots in the previous myth about red cars being ticketed more often. It also comes from the idea that red cars are associated with sports cars and thus are more likely to go dangerously fast. But, car insurance companies don’t actually take this into account.

Finally, the one true fact is that car color can affect resale value. Crazy colors get less money and are harder to resell than neutral colors like black, grey, and white.

Honda Self-Driving Cars Approved for On-the-Road Testing

factoryAdd Honda to the list of nearly a dozen automobile manufacturers who have been approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles for testing autonomous vehicles on the road. Other companies on the list include Nissan, Volkswagen, and Tesla; until recently no one had been aware of the testing of Honda self-driving cars.

The company has apparently kept this secret well. After unveiling a prototypical Acura RLX concept last year with the sensors and computing power required of an autonomous vehicle, Honda has not said another word about its foray into the self-driving car segment. However, it reportedly has been testing these vehicles at a Honda testing facility in Concord, California, just north of San Francisco.

Just this year, the famous Google car logged 1.8 million miles, and the NHTSA and IIAS announced they were open to the possibility of requiring automatic braking systems in new cars in the future. Those benchmarks, in addition to the sheer amount of manufacturers testing electric autonomous cars, show that this may be where the future of the auto industry lies. Honda self-driving cars could be an excellent investment in coming years for the company.

Get a Good Look: The 2016 Honda Civic Reveal

2015 Honda Civic Sedan

Current Honda Civic Sedan Available at Avery Greene Honda

The new 2016 Honda Civic design has officially been revealed thanks to CivicX.com and its ability to dig up patent drawings from Honda. The drawings reveal what both the coupe and sedan style Civics will look like…and we’re excited!

The Civic Coupe concept that originally debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year gave us some insight as to what the new production model would look like. Now, according to the drawings, the new Civic will keep some of the elements from the New York concept, which definitely makes us happy! In addition, it will feature more angular headlamps and front fascia, but the tail lamps will not be much different.

If you’re interested in breaking down all of the differences concerning the 2016 Honda Civic reveal, check out the side-by-side of the patent drawings and the concept that debuted in New York.

In any case, we’re excited for the 2016 Civic to arrive here at Avery Greene Honda and we hope you are too!

Honda's 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

Honda’s 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup Promises Bold Entries

Honda's 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon LineupHonda has officially announced its impressive lineup for the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, an annual auto show, which will take place this year from January 9th through 11th. However, secretive as always, a few vehicles are still being kept under wraps.

Of the announced, the vehicle that easily stands out the most is the “Cyber Concept N-Box Slash Code: 89” a highly customized model of the recently released N-Box Slash supercompact. With this boxy vehicle, Japanese customizers pay a cheeky tribute to American car culture.

At the show, Honda will also feature “a Vezel (HR-V in North America and Europe) designed by Japanese fashion company ‘Samantha Thavasa’, Mugen versions of the Legend, Grace and Fit RS, racecars and a number of motorcycles,” according to CarScoops.

We at Avery Greene Honda can’t wait to see all of Honda’s 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup, only wishing that we could be there in person. What about you? Lets know your thoughts in the comments.

Green Honda Civic models

Green Honda Civic Models Add Diversity and Efficiency to Lineup

The Honda Civic, all on its own, is a reliable and affordable sedan. However, thanks to new green Honda Civic models like the Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas, it’s now even more than that—it’s a sedan that brings incredible efficiency and value to the equation. Whether you’re interested in hybrid technology or want to test out the CNG as a renewable resource, the Civic is the way to go.

Green Honda Civic models

Honda Civic CNG

It’s not like the Civic is only special because of that powertrain technology, though. All these 2015 Civics also come with features like Display Audio with a 7 inch touchscreen, leather seats, and safety tech like LaneWatch and a standard rearview camera. They both, of course, post excellent fuel efficiency numbers and will be highly in demand when they hit the market.

The Civic Hybrid actually recently did hit the market on November 5, and the Civic Natural Gas is right on its heels on November 19. So come see us at Avery Greene Honda to learn more about all the Honda Civic models available today.  

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