This Honda Civic commercial seemed appropriate as we slowly transition out of summer and into fall…and eventually winter. As we know, here in the Pacific Northwest the weather can be a bit crazy. Sunny one day and spitting snow the next.
For this reason, we thought it’d be good to share this commercial that showcases that the Honda Civic is hot weather and cold weather approved. In fact, it’s been tested in EXTREMES on both ends of the weather spectrum. Check out the commercial and a brief article about it HERE.
What do you think of the commercial?
It is true. Labor Day Weekend, the sign that summer is coming to an end, is upon us. As as sad as that is to think about, all is not lost. There is STILL time to take advantage of some very sunny deals that are part of the Honda Summer Clearance!
What kinds of deals?
- Lease a 2014 Honda Civic Sedan for $159/mo!
- Lease a 2014 Honda Accord Sedan for $189/mo!
- Lease a 2014 Honda CR-V for $209/mo!
- Lease a 2014 Honda Odyssey $269/mo!
Want something even NEWER?
- Lease a 2015 Honda Pilot for $269/mo!
- Lease a 2015 Honda Fit for $149/mo!
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealerships to check out these Summer Clearance deals and more…before summer really ends!
- Honda Civic and Accord post sales of more than 32,000 each in June for increases of 8.7 and 2.1 percent respectively
- Honda CR-V posts best-ever 6-month sales performance with a gain of 6.1 percent YTD
- Total Acura truck sales were up 6.1 percent in June
- Acura MDX claims best-ever 6-month sales performance with an increase of 68.4 percent
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported June 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 129,023 units. The Honda division posted sales of 117,817 units in June while Acura sold 11,206 units in the same period. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 739,436 units.
Honda’s core models—Accord, Civic and CR-V—continue to set the retail pace through the first half of 2014, with the Civic up 8.7 percent and Accord increasing 2.1 percent in June. However, retail consumers appeared to take a breath last month coupled with an unusually short number of selling days, the shortest June in five years.
- Bucking a recent market shift toward SUVs, Civic is up 8.7 percent in June and 5.3 percent for the first six months of 2014—its best such period in a decade
- Accord sales rise 2.1 percent in June
- CR-V, the industry’s most popular SUV, posted a year-to-date gain of 6.1 percent for its best-ever 6-month sales performance
- Despite low inventory as supply ramps up, the all-new 2015 Fit is driving new traffic at Honda dealerships
“Despite an easing of the pace in June, the larger sales trend throughout the industry remains robust,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. “Our core products remain strong and though we’re still filling its supply pipeline, the new 2015 Fit is selling very well and we expect it to add yet another strong pillar to Honda sales in the near future.”
Overall Acura sales continue to reflect the decreasing supply of TL and TSX models as the company prepares for launch of the 2015 TLX line of luxury performance sedans later this summer. With an unprecedented first half of the year, MDX and RDX continue to sell at a near record pace, pushing Acura truck sales up 6.1 percent for the month.
- Acura truck sales rise 6.1 percent in June
- MDX June sales rose 27.7 percent on sales of 4,890 units
- Posting its best-ever six-month sales performance, the Acura MDX led the division with sales of 30,644 units, an increase 68.4 percent over last year
“The MDX and RDX had a stellar first half of the year, certainly a good indicator that the Acura brand is moving in a strong direction,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “While we expected the reduced supply of sedans to impact sales this summer, the upcoming launch of the all-new 2015 TLX lineup heralds a new era for the Acura brand.”
Honda is known for building reliable, dependable, and high-value vehicles. The word fun generally isn’t one that comes to the forefront when describing Honda vehicles.
The 2014 Honda Civic Si is on a mission to change all that.
“The 2014 Honda Civic Si is just plain fun to drive,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “It’s quick, it’s nimble, and it’s the only model in it’s class available with a manual transmission. And that can mean some real fun for people who know what they’re doing. The 2014 model has more horsepower and more torque; it goes zero to 60 in just over six seconds.”
The 2014 Honda Civic Si comes in either coupe or sedan style. Like the writers of this article, we really like the sedan because it means more people (like small families) can enjoy the Civic Si, but certainly the coupe is just right for many people.
And the sedan style doesn’t sacrifice performance, at all. “Outfitted with one of the slickest shifting six-speed manuals in the business—the only transmission available on the Si—the new sedan proved a delight…”
Not only is it fun to drive, but unlike other “fun” vehicles, the 2014 Honda Civic Si get excellent gas mileage; 47 on the highway and 44 in the city. Saving money on gasoline is fun, right? In fact, the Civic Si is so fun, that the writers of the article picked it as their favorite Civic model. The bottom line for them: “While the Civic offers something for a wide range of buyers, our vote goes to the delightful Si that offers the combination of a fun-to-drive sports sedan and the practicality of a family hauler.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Apple Valley Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take the 2014 Honda Civic Si for a fun test ride!
The people at Torque.com believe that the 2015 Honda Fit will play a big roll in the Fit eventually outselling America’s sweetheart, the Honda Civic.
Apparently, the writers got some major blowback from Honda Civic fans who wouldn’t dream of the Civic falling to any vehicle, including the Honda Fit. But Torque.com has published a response HERE about why it believes the Honda Fit is the vehicle for Generation Y-ers…and we kind of agree.
Basically, they argue that the once really inexpensive, young Civic has now matured into a more expensive, bigger, family ride whereas the Honda Fit is a cool, young design specifically for this young generation.
We think it makes sense. Vehicles, even after many redesigns, eventually age or are seen as “older” person vehicles. The Honda Civic has been an American favorite for a long time…a long time. Perhaps is time for Honda to a new vehicle for young buyers that isn’t the Honda Civic.
What do you think? Will the Honda Fit become the car of choice for young Honda buyers?
When you think of the Honda Civic, you don’t necessarily think of a sportier car with great performance. The 2014 Honda Civic Si is here to change some minds, and priced at just over $25,000 it’s a “huge bargain” according to this article at USA Today.
What makes the 2014 Honda Civic Si such a great performance vehicle?
- A high level engine (“2.4-liter four-cylinder rated 205 horsepower at 7,000, 174 pounds-feet of torque at 4,400.”)
- A high level chassis
- Manual gearbox
- “Soft engagement”
- “The engine revs freely to deliver rich power, but has sufficient oomph to avoid embarrassing you in slug-along traffic. Its real-world fuel consumption under our heavy foot is modest: 20.2 mpg in the suburbs, 35.1 mpg on the highway.”
“The Honda Civic Si is just a fun car to drive,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “If you’re looking for a smaller, sportier car that will really give you some bang for your buck, you can’t pass up a test drive in the 2014 Si.”
According to USA Today, the 2014 “A joyous reminder of how good a stick-shift can be, and how satisfying a budget go-buggy can be.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership to take the 2014 Honda Civic Si for a test drive!
Like all Americans, here at Sims Honda we LOVE the Fourth of July. What’s not to love? Celebrating the United States of America, family and friends, and the kick of to summer (at least here in the Northwest since summer doesn’t really start until July).
And, now, Sims is giving vehicle shoppers another reason to celebrate: awesome deals! Here’s some of what you’ll find at Sims Honda:
- $4 per DAY ($116/mo) lease for a 2014 Honda Civic LX
- $6 per DAY ($169/mo) lease for a 2014 Honda Civic LX Coupe
- $6 per DAY ($159/mo) lease for a 2014 Honda Accord
- $5 per Day ($149/mo) lease for a 2014 Honda CR-V
See all the deals HERE.
“These are honestly some of the best vehicles Honda has ever put out,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda dealership. “The new Fit and Accord continue to get rave reviews by even the most critically critics. The CR-V is new and improved and you can never go wrong with the Civic.”
Stop by Sims Honda to take one of these cars for a test drive, find out which is the best for you and then take advantage of these sizzling deals!
…which group that is, however, is a little difficult to pinpoint based on this commercial that features wolves with glowing eyes, vampire-types, and hammer-wielding helmet-wearers.
But really, it’s not as confusing at the writer of this article makes it seem. The Honda Civic Type-R is for drivers who want to be different, for drivers who want to be iconoclasts of car world. No, you don’t have to wait of the zombie-apocolypse or be into goth stuff; you just have to want something edgier, a car that’s apart from all the others.
Sadly, the Honda Civic Type-R probably won’t be coming to the U.S. but it’s still an interesting commercial…dare we say, very European?
Check out the short commercial and the article HERE and tell us what you think. (And there is no rated R content, so you can watch it safely at work )
We all know that Honda is one of the top automotive brands in the world. A new Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, however, declared Honda “Full Line Automotive Brand of the Year.”
The writer of this article has a problem with polls, but doesn’t have any problem with Honda being the brand of the year because “the all new Honda Accord and Civic are the # 1 selling cars in their respective segment ; there’s a reason for that: Consistent quality, price, performance and both hold the highest (resale) residual value in the industry.”
Of course, you also have to include the top-selling minivan, the 2014 Honda Odyssey as a contributor to that, as well.
“Honda consistently puts out vehicles that people want to drive, that have the best resale value, and are incredibly long-lasting and dependable,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington.
The saw it the same way at Torquenews.com. “To us this is no -brainer. Looking to the streets of any-town North America, we find decades old Honda Accords and Civic coupes and sedans selling in the mid 5 figures. No other brand can touch Honda for brand loyalty, longevity and long-term resale value.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda dealership today to find out why Hondas have been and always will be some of the most popular vehicles available.
- Accord leads all passenger cars in retail new-vehicle registrations to individual car buyers for first three months of 2014
- Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey are #1 in segment in retail new-vehicle registrations
Accord is leading in the effort to repeat its 2013 performance as the most popular new car with individual American car buyers. Through the first three months of 2014, four of Honda’s five top-selling models – Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey – each led their segments in retail registrations for the first quarter of 2014, according to a Honda analysis of new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive.
These same four Honda models earned top retail registrations status for the full year in 2013, with Accord earning the title of America’s most popular car based on retail registrations, and Civic and CR-V achieving both retail and outright best-selling status in their respective segments.
“We’re thrilled to be leading the pack in the first lap around the track in 2014,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “In a business environment marked by intense competition and heavy incentives, we want to thank our Honda customers for the trust they continue to place in our products.”
Highlights for the Honda brand in the first quarter of 2014 include:
- Excluding full-size pickups, the Accord, Civic and CR-V held three of the top five slots– first, third and fourth, respectively – in registrations among individual car buyers in the first quarter of 2014.
- The Accord, with retail registrations totaling 78,355 units through March, maintained a narrow lead of less than 1,000 units over its nearest competitor. Retail registrations accounted for 98.4 percent of all Accord registrations for the period, according to Honda analysis of IHS Automotive registration data.
- Civic retail registrations of 70,677 units led all small cars, beating the closest segment competitor by more than 10,000 units.
- CR-V retail registrations rose 3.9 percent to 67,773 units compared to the first quarter last year, giving CR-V a more than 7,000-unit lead over the #2 selling vehicle in the segment.
- Odyssey retail registrations of 27,748 units made it the top choice among retail minivan customers.