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Get Where You Need to Go with These Holiday Road Trip Travel Tips

Road Trip

Whether you’re heading over the river or through the woods to your parents’ house this year, it’s important that you stay safe on your way there. Keep these holiday road trip travel tips in mind as you head out to your holiday destination.

Plan ahead. Before you head out on the open road, make sure you map your route out in advance. Make sure you have any roadside assistance contact information in case you find yourself stranded on the side of the road, and make sure that you prepare yourself for any holiday traffic, since the holidays are a popular time of the year for road travel.

Get your car checked. You don’t want to get stranded on the side of the road with an overheated engine or other issue. Bring your car to the Avery Greene Honda service center for a routine check-up before your trip to ensure your car is in working order.

Remember common-sense rules. To keep yourself — and your family — safe throughout the trip, try to remember some important unwritten rules. Remind your children not to talk to strangers when you’re at rest stops and accompany them into the bathroom. Also, tuck any valuables away in your trunk or in a covered storage area to reduce the likelihood of a break-in.

Wherever you’re going, have a safe road trip and happy holidays!

 

2020 Honda CR-V Updates Focus on More Tech, Features

2020 Honda CR-V

The New Year is right around the corner, which means more 2020 models are popping up throughout the automotive industry, introducing new features and options to consumers — and the Honda CR-V is no exception. These are some of the 2020 Honda CR-V updates you can expect this year.

Brand-New CR-V Hybrid

For the 2020 model year, the CR-V is getting a new hybrid-electric model. There’s not a lot of information released about this fuel-efficient CR-V just yet, but we do know that it will have the brand’s two-motor hybrid system, allowing it to get better efficiency without power. More information about the CR-V Hybrid will be released closer to its release date, which is set for early in 2020.

New Features

The Touring trim will now come with a heated steering wheel and wireless smartphone charging, while the CR-V gets a more flexible cabin overall. The biggest change mechanically, though, can be seen on the LX trim level. This trim will no longer come standard with a 2.4-liter engine. Instead, it will come with a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged direct-injected four-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, while also getting better fuel-efficiency numbers.

More Color Options

You now have the option to pick the color you want, thanks to three new exterior colors: Radiant Red Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl, and Aegean Blue Pearl.

If you already loved the Honda CR-V, these updates will make you love it even more. Check out the refreshed SUV at Avery Greene Honda!

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Details Unveiled

2020 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V has made a name for itself in the American automotive industry – and it doesn’t look like this is going to change anytime soon. Honda recently announced details about the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid model, the brand’s first-ever electrified SUV to be sold by the brand in America.

This new hybrid model use Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain, pairing it with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. With this setup, the CR-V Hybrid will be able to produce a peak total system output of 212 horsepower, which is an increase from the regular CR-V’s 190 horsepower. It is also anticipated to increase its EPA-estimated city fuel-efficiency ratings by up to 50% more than the regular CR-V.

Along with this increased power, the CR-V Hybrid will also come available with all-wheel drive, which is the first-time Honda will offer this drive system with a hybrid US model. More information on the 2020 CR-V Hybrid model will be released closer to its release date in early 2020, so make sure to stay tuned to Avery Greene Honda for all the latest news.

The CR-V Hybrid will join the Accord Hybrid and Insight as the third electrified Honda manufactured in the United States. Honda plans to move towards using its advanced two-motor hybrid-electric system in all of its American models in the years ahead with the goal of having two-thirds of its global sales come from electrified vehicles by 2030.

 

2020 Honda Accord Hybrid Boasts 48 MPG & Best-in-Class Horsepower

2020 Honda Accord Hybrid

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With solid fuel-efficiency numbers, standard safety technology, and best-in-class horsepower, the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid is ready to shake up the eco-friendly sedan market.

For the 2020 model year, this hybrid sedan boasts an EPA-estimated 48 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway, making it a solid option for an everyday driver.* The Accord Hybrid also comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance technologies, which help increase your awareness of your surroundings and potentially help you avoid collisions. The technologies included in this suite include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), a Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).**

The Accord Hybrid will also come with some new features, including an updated Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS), which is used whenever the car is using electric-only power. This system alerts the driver of certain obstacles, helping them become more aware of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users.

It also comes equipped with the third-generation two-motor hybrid-electric powertrain. This powertrain works with a 2.0-liter engine that produces a total system output of 212 horsepower — a leading number in the Accord Hybrid’s class. Because of this engine’s unique two-motor system, the Accord Hybrid doesn’t need a conventional automatic transmission.

This hybrid sedan is now available at Avery Greene Honda with a starting MSRP of $25,470.**

 

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

** CMBS™ cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. 

ACC cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather, or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function. Driver remains responsible for slowing or stopping the vehicle to avoid a collision.

LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions, and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

***MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930 destination charge, and options. Dealer prices may vary.

Honda Odyssey 25th Anniversary Package Celebrates Milestone

Honda Odyssey In Vallejoa, CA

The Honda Odyssey minivan entered the automotive industry 25 years ago, which means it’s time to celebrate. Honda is doing just that with the all-new 2020 Odyssey 25th Anniversary package.

No matter the trim level you want, you can add the 25th Anniversary package. This package adds special badges, chrome accents, and available 19-inch wheels.

Along with this package, the 2020 Odyssey will offer standard with Idle Stop and a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The minivan will also come with a new exterior color called Platinum White Pearl, which is replacing White Diamond Pearl.

You can get the Odyssey in one of five trim levels – LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. This minivan comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower. The base LX trim offers standard push-button start, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, two USB ports for charging your devices, and automatic climate control.

The Odyssey also comes with available features like the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies, the built-in HondaVac vacuum, CabinWatch cabin monitor, HondaLink® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, wireless phone charger, and a hands-free power tailgate.

Over the past 25 years, the Honda Odyssey has sold over 2.7 million units in the United States. It was the first minivan to offer a built-in vacuum, third-row seats that fold into the floor, and the first in-cabin child-monitoring system.

It certainly seems like the Honda Odyssey 25th Anniversary Package comes with a lot of worthwhile features. Ask about installing the package on your Honda Odyssey at Avery Greene Honda.

 

Spunky Style, Sporty Trims: 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Updates

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback  In Vallejo, CA

The new model year is bringing about some changes for the Honda Civic Hatchback. From an updated design in and out to more athletic trim options, here are some of the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback updates you will find.

A redesigned exterior. While the Civic Hatchback hasn’t undergone a complete design overhaul, it has received some tweaks to its exterior that make it more stylish. This includes a new body-color crossbar that sits on the lower bumper and a new updated “wing” design on the Civic’s signature grille. The headlights now boast a blackout treatment, while the hatchback’s rear also has a new body-color crossbar on the lower bumper. There are even new wheel designs throughout the trim levels.

New interior trim. Depending on the trim level you choose, you will find a different type of dashboard trim. The LX and EX models will come equipped with a new painted trim design, while the EX-L and Sport Touring will offer a brushed black trim. For the Sport trim, you will notice a geometrical pattern.

Sport trim updates. Throughout both the Sport and Sport Touring trim levels, you will find new additions. For instance, the Sport trim has an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen display with eight speakers and standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. It also comes standard with a Smart Start push-button ignition and Smart Entry keyless entry. The Sport Touring trim allows you to now opt for either a CVT automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.

Discover the rest of the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback’s many features with an in-cabin tour and test drive at Avery Greene Honda.

 

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.

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition Shows Off Dark Side

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition | Vallejo, CA

You can now opt to go to the dark side with the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition. This special-edition Pilot offers the same spacious interior, sculpted body cues, and convenience features that the regular three-row SUV offers with the addition of a more aggressive style.

 

The Black Edition sits at the top of the Pilot’s trim levels, taking the Elite trim’s features and adding both exterior and interior styling enhancements. It comes with exclusive Crystal Black Pearl paint and Black Edition badges on its grille and tailgate. This edition also provides black-painted 20-inch alloy wheels, along with blackout treatments for the following:

 

  • Grille
  • Headlight trim
  • Side trim
  • Door handles
  • Window trim
  • Fog light accents

 

Inside this special-edition Pilot, you will find red accent lighting throughout, highlighting the dashboard, doors, and center console. This three-row SUV also has red accent stitching on the front and second-row seats; door panels; and steering wheel. The perforated leather seating surface on the front and second-row seats will also have a red accent.

 

Along with these specific styling cues, the Pilot will come with the full suite of Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistance technologies. The Pilot Black Edition will also come standard with all-wheel drive and will have an MSRP* of $49,620. Call, email, or visit the showroom at Avery Greene Honda to learn how and when you can get yours.

 

*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095 destination charge, and options. Dealer prices may vary.

Team Honda Week of Service Includes Nearly 600 Activities

Team Honda Week Of Service - Vallejo, CA

Picture Credit: Honda News

June 7-16 marked this year’s Team Honda Week of Service, a week when Honda employees come together to make a difference in their communities. Every year, the volunteer event is held around Honda’s Founder’s Day in North America (June 11, 1959). This year marked the 60th anniversary of Founder’s Day.

More than 25,000 volunteers with Honda corporate offices, factories, dealerships, and suppliers came together to offer their time and labor via nearly 600 service activities. These activities included pet adoption events, home repairs for people in need, food and blood drives, park and beach clean-ups, and more. Together, volunteers made an impact in 42 states, plus Mexico and Canada.

“Honda’s Week of Service continues to grow and we are grateful to our associates and to those who join us in giving back to the communities where we work and live during this special week,” remarked Jeffrey Smith, vice president, Honda North America, Inc. “Team Honda has become a powerful force for good, demonstrating that by working together we can truly build nurturing communities.”

Here are a few quick numbers from this year’s Week of Service:

Honda volunteers collectively:

  • Donated 2,210 pints of blood.
  • Collected and sorted 65 tons of food.
  • Raised $100,000 for various nonprofits.
  • Served 592,000 meals.

At Avery Greene Honda, we’re proud to represent a brand that’s so committed to doing good.

Best Water Parks In and Around Vallejo

Avery Greene Honda In Vallejo, CA

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Are you looking for a way to cool off this summer? Luckily, Vallejo is located near several fun and family-friendly water parks. Check out some of these water parks in and around Vallejo:

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord

Head to nearby Concord, just a 20-minute drive southeast, for a day of family fun at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord. This park has something for everyone, from the thrilling Break Point Plunge to the realistic Breaker Beach to the totally tubular Honolulu Halfpipe. Learn more here.

Aqua Adventure Waterpark

This park is about an hour and a half south in Fremont, depending on traffic. The wet and wild attractions include the Oasis Pool, Round About River, Lil Squirts, Bucket Bay, and Fortress of Fun. Learn more here.

Velocity Island Park

Drive an hour north to Woodland to experience Velocity Island Park. This park has everything, including a floating obstacle course, stand up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, a bar, wakeboarding, relaxation on the beach, and plenty of swimming. Learn more here.

California’s Great America

Travel south about 70 miles to Santa Clara to experience California’s Great America, a thrilling amusement park with plenty of rides, but also its own waterpark, called Boomerang Bay. Learn more here.

Staying cool is easy at a waterpark. Looking cool is easy in a new Honda from Avery Greene Honda. Call or stop into our showroom to browse our selection.

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