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Month: March 2013

Honda Takes In-Car Technology to New Heights

If you think the in-car technology available today is advanced, just wait until you see what the future has in store.  At this year’s Nvidia GPU Technology Conference (GTC), a number of automotive groups, including Honda, displayed new and exciting driver gadgets that make today’s technology look like something from the Flintstones.

Honda’s focus during the seminars was on the development of a more advanced heads-up display system with additional features. Honda demonstrated three new technologies currently in development that are focused on improving a driver’s situational awareness, responsiveness and safety.

The first system featured was a new heads-up display system.  The system not only projects a driver’s current speed and turn-by-turn directions, but it also displays street names on the windshield of the car, improving the driver’s visibility of the projections and the road.

The second item was a nine-square grid screen near the top of the windshield.  Your car will appear as the center square, glowing green.  When a car moves into one of the eight other spots around your car, the corresponding square turns red to indicate the close proximity. This is a more advanced version of blind spot detection or cross traffic alert.

The third technology demonstrated was a projected path system.  The system examines roads ahead of the car for traffic and potential danger. When turning left, for example, if traffic were oncoming, a red path would be displayed.  This technology is more accurate than the human eye, because it can determine when the path is safest by calculating the speed and distance of the oncoming traffic.

These new technologies may sound like they came straight from a sci-fi movie or cartoon, but they could be showing up in our cars in just a few years. To find out more about current Honda safety features available for the 2013 line of cars, visit Also, keep checking in with us or stop by our dealership for the latest Honda news!

Honda to Debut 2014 Odyssey at Auto Show

Details about the 2014 Honda Odyssey, including its updated design and features, will make their debut this week at the New York International Auto Show.

The 2013 Odyssey, a minivan which has earned numerous awards for safety, family friendliness and overall value, is expected to be expanded upon in the 2014 model. The Odyssey will be updated with minor design changes and innovative new features, possibly including updates to its main entertainment console and engine.

In addition to the new Odyssey, the full line of current Honda vehicles will be on display at the New York Auto Show, including the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In, the most efficient car in the United States with up to 115 MPGe; and the 2013 Honda Fit EV, a hybrid hatchback with an estimated 82-mile driving range.

The New York International Auto Show runs from Friday, March 29th to Sunday, April 7th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. An annual event for over 100 years that hosts every make and model sold in the United States, the New York Auto show is one of the most important automotive events in the world.

Avery Greene Honda is excited to announce the debut of the 2014 Honda Odyssey, and anticipates the full line of 2014 Honda cars. At Avery Greene Honda, we carry all the new 2013 Honda models, including the Odyssey and Fit, for buyers in Vallejo, San Francisco, Fairfield and surrounding Bay Area-cities. For more information, stop by our website!

CUV vs. SUV – What’s the difference?

When searching for a new car, you may have heard the term “crossover SUV” casually used to describe vehicles of a certain kind.

But what exactly is a crossover SUV? In this blog, we will help you understand the differences between traditional SUVs and CUVs.

The SUV: The sport utility vehicle, or SUV, is a large automobile that typically combines the towing strength of a pickup truck with the passenger capacity of a van. The SUV became popular in the mid-1990s as an “off-road” vehicle and slowly gained the mainstream popularity in the early 2000s as replacements for station wagons or minivans. Today, full-size SUVs are often developed with 4WD and off-road capabilities, as well as body-on-frame designs.

SUV Pros:

  • More room than most sedans or station wagons
  • Size offers safety advantages
  • Off-road capability
  • Towing  Potential

SUV Cons:

  • Low fuel economy
  • High emissions

The CUV: Designed as a more road-based offshoot of the SUV, the crossover SUV, or CUV, gained popularity in the late 2000s. CUVs are typically smaller than the traditional SUV, combining SUV features with those of a station wagon or hatchback. The CUV is also constructed with a unibody design and rarely features the off-road capabilities of a full-size SUV. Examples of 2013 Honda CUVs include the Crosstour, CR-V and Pilot.

CUV Pros:

  • Better gas mileage
  • Lower fuel emissions
  • More space than average sedan
  • Generally safe

CUV Cons:

  • Little to no off-road capability

For more information on Honda SUV and CUVs, be sure to visit We carry a full line of new 2013 Honda vehicles, including the all-new Crosstour, Pilot and CR-V. Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on events, blogs and other great content from Avery Greene Honda!

Civic Receives Top Safety Rating

Following a series of tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe have both been selected for TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings, the highest rating possible in the study.

Industry-wide, the Civic is the only small car to earn the TOP SAFETY PICK + rating. The Civic joins the Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe in its top safety rating, while all Honda cars tested in the study received at least a TOP SAFETY PICK designation from the IIHS, demonstrating the manufacturer’s dedication to safety on the road.

The 2013 Civic comes standard with a variety of security features that led to its top rating, including the ACE II body design that allows the car to perform better in multiple crash situations. Other standard Civic safety technologies include Vehicle Stability Assist, front and side airbags and anti-lock brakes.

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, a Honda spokesperson.

For more information on IIHS ratings, visit the official IIHS website.

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