This is a great article about the realities of why people really buy crossovers and how the 2014 Honda CR-V exceeds expectations when it comes what people really want from their crossover: to make life easier.
It’s true. People shopping for a crossover aren’t usually really looking for something to haul an oversized boat or looking to go romping in the seriously rugged territory.
No, what people desiring a crossover really want is space, to have seats fold with the simple tug of a lever, great gas mileage, and available all-wheel drive for when the weather gets bad.
“The standout feature in our opinion is the marvelously roomy back seat, which is easily accessed through big back doors that open nearly 90 degrees. That seat also folds with ease. Pull a fabric tether and — viola! — the cushion tumbles, the seat back folds and a flat load floor is created from tailgate to front seats. That same folding ballet can be initiated with a pair of handy pull handles in the cargo bay. Either way, it creates a generous 71 cubic feet of cargo room.”
The Honda CR-V has been the best-selling crossover in the United States for a decade because people, especially families, recognize that it does what we need. It may not be the most stylish or zippiest on the road, but when it comes of functionality and safety (arguably two of the most important things when its transporting your wee ones), the Honda CR-V can’t be beat, including the 2014 Honda CR-V
It is, in fact, “… a marvelous helpmate in simply getting through daily life.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealerships to take the 2014 Honda CR-V out for a test drive with the kids and see exactly how it can help make your daily life a bit easier.
Do you love Honda? Do you love Apple? Well, now you can combine your two loves with the 2014 Honda Civic as the first Honda to include iOS mirroring.
According to this article, “This iOS mirroring feature will link your car to your iOS handset closer than ever before. Customers who purchase a 2014 Civic will be able to control their iPhone or iPad using a multitouch display built into the car’s dash.”
“This is just another example of how Honda is incorporating technology that people use every day,” said Keith Hofkamp of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington.
A recent blog here on BlogHonda.com also noted that the 2014 Honda Civic would be the first Honda to offer HD Radio, real-time traffic news, and more.
“The 2014 Honda Civic, arriving here in just a couple weeks will be one of the biggest things to hit the market next year,” Hofkamp said. “People are going to love it.”
Mark your calendars and be sure to stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda dealership to find out how the 2014 Honda Civic can meet your technological needs in a vehicle.
In this thoughtful and insightful article on Torquenews.com, the author details why exactly the Honda Accord and Civic have continued (and builds upon) its domination of the U.S. market even though those segments of the market have gotten increasingly competitive.
The details of the articles are informative, but here are the highlights:
- Technology that makes it easy for drivers to communicate and an easy-to-use interface
- Eco-friendly vehicles
- Hondas are just as American as vehicles coming out of Detroit
- Vehicles that are highly tunable and customizable, making them statements of personal style
- Brand loyalty “bred and enforced by consistent product quality, dealership service, and affordable long term ownership.”
“Today’s young informed car buyer is tech savvy. The Accord and Civic is a rolling “ Bluetooth” “IPad”, smartphone docking station that you can drive. How cool is that? In my opinion, Honda is on the cutting edge of things to come. And with its growing fan base, will enjoy a very bright future in sustainable Eco-friendly personal transportation; Honda style.”
As the owner of a 2009 Honda Accord with 130,000 I cannot attest to this more. One thing that I think was left off the list was fuel-effiency. While it mentions eco-friendly and that often goes hand-in-hand with fuel efficiency, many people prioritize good gas mileage over eco-friendliness…and that’s one of the reasons people flock to the Honda Accord and Civic. Today’s buyers have gone through a lot of economic turmoil and they need to get more car for their money and a car that will also save them money.
Be sure to read the full article to find out exactly why Honda Accord and Civic continue to take over the U.S. market…and there’s no sign of slowing.
The 2014 Honda Civic will available at Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, and Northwest Honda in December and when it lands it will be with a new special feature: HERE mapping service, the BTC and HD Radio technology.
These services will be offered subscription free and will allow drivers to access real-time traffic information, construction alerts and traffic incidents, and even album art.
According to this article, “Jeff Jury, COO, iBiquity Digital said: “Honda is showing real leadership in bringing the benefits of the HD Radio digital data pipe to their vehicles. Subscription-free real-time traffic, and advanced HD Radio features will now be available in the Civic, one of America’s most popular vehicles. This is another great example of a leading automaker integrating our digital terrestrial technology as part of a connected vehicle strategy. Honda and the entire automotive industry are adopting the latest HD Radio audio and data features very quickly driving the transition of over-the-air AM and FM broadcasting to a digital future.”
“We are excited about the 2014 Honda Civic, but with this announcement about it being the first Honda to have HD Radio, we are even more excited,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda in Bellingham. “I think people are really going to love that real-time traffic information. One accident can change traffic drastically around here that people will really find that tool handy so they can find alternate routes quickly.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Sims Honda, or Apple Valley Honda in December to take the 2014 Honda Civic for a test drive!
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Kelly Blue Book and ALG (formerly known as Automotive Lease Guide) have named Honda as one of the best brands for resale value! In fact, ALG declared Honda to be the best mainstream brand when it comes to selling your car.
According to this article, “Toyota, Audi and Honda captured the most segment honors due to the consistent high value of all their products,” said Larry Dominique, president of ALG. “Honda was named top Mainstream Brand due to their prudent use of (sales) incentives – $1,000 lower than the mainstream average – and low rental fleet penetration.”
So if you care about resale value, then be sure to consider a Honda when you purchase your next car. Or, if you’re in the market for a quality pre-owned vehicle, then, naturally, a Honda should be at the top of your list.
“Whether it’s new or used, Hondas are well-known for their quality, reliability, and dependability,” said Tod McLauglin of Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Honda has such an incredible record for this that it’s natural we’d be at the top of the “Best Resale Value” brand list. It’s a great honor to be recognized for that.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership to find the right new or used Honda for you!
The 2014 Honda Accord series continues to collect awards and accolades, this time at the L.A. Auto Show with the “Green Car of the Year” Award for 2014.
The Green Car Journal bestowed this honor on the Honda Accord.
According to this article, “This year, the prize’s jurors _ among them environmentalists and comedian/car enthusiast Jay Leno opted to honor an already-popular model that has a gas-electric hybrid version, but also an internal combustion engine that runs on gas.’
Not only is the technology right, but so is the price.
“The 2014 Honda Accord is such a high quality car with the technology and materials that come standard,” said Keith Hofkamp of Sims Honda in Burlington. “People read all about all the features and assume it’s out of their price range. You might be surprised to find out that it starts just over $20,000. The hybrid version is one of the most affordable hybrids on the market!”
If you are an environmentally conscious car buyer, then be sure to stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda to take the “Green Car of the Year” out for a test drive!
At the L.A. Auto Show earlier this week, Honda unveiled its hydrogen fuel-cell concept car. The product model will be available in the U.S. in two years!
According to this article, “The Honda FCEV Concept hints at Honda’s future direction for fuel-cell vehicles,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Co. “While this car is a concept, it points toward a very real future.”
As futuristic and far off as “hydrogen fuel-cell” technology sounds, we’re excited to have more options of the types of cars we can choose from…especially ones that will save us money on gas and give fabulous range.
“Like the concept, the production version will seat five passengers and have a range of more than 300 miles, Honda officials said. Both are improvements from the four-seat and 240-mile range of Honda’s Clarity, a fuel-cell vehicle that it has made in limited numbers and leased for testing to about two dozen drivers in California.”
What do you think? Are you excited about hydrogen fuel-cell technology? Would you drive one of these cars?
Honda has previewed it’s new small, urban SUV that it debuted in Japan earlier this year. The Honda Vezel (as named in Japan; it probably won’t retain that name for the U.S. and European markets), will hit the U.S. market in 2014.
The Honda Vezel is a relative of the Honda CR-V and will be released in gasoline and hybrid versions. According to Edmunds.com, “The Vezel is designed to have the lower body of an SUV, but the look of a coupe in the upper body.”
And how does the much-respected Edmunds think Americans will respond to the Honda Vezel? “An intriguing preview of a new Honda that may end up in your driveway before too long.”
We’re excited to see it in your driveway
The Honda Civic is important vehicle to Honda. Good thing for Honda, it’s a valued car with American car-buyers.
With every remodel and refresh the Honda Civic gets better and better; the 2014 Honda Civic is no different. It’s got improved gas mileage, more horse power, and a more aggressive style.
According to this article, “Year over year, we have continued to strengthen the competitive position of Civic with new performance, features and value for the money, and 2014 is no exception,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “This 2014 Civic is our best offering yet.”
The 2014 Honda Civic Si and Coupe are both stylish and dramatic. If you’re looking for a vehicle that makes a statement, don’t forget to check on the 2014 Honda Civic series.
“We are excited to have the 2014 Honda Civic on the lot,” said Tony Carter of Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “People love the Honda Civic for good reason. They will have even more reasons to love the 2014 Honda Civic since it gets 33 miles per gallon and 205 horsepower.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Sims Honda, or Apple Valley Honda Dec. 4 to take your 2014 Honda Civic for a test drive!
Honda is quite adept at developing commercials and media campaigns that touch our hearts.
This 70 second online spot called “A Man and His Car” outlines why people love their Hondas: they take us to college, to our first jobs, to our weddings…all the way until they are no longer big enough because your family has grown.
Some people say Hondas are boring, “appliances on wheels,” but if dependability and reliability is boring then I think most of us will be bored for the rest of lives.
“Some other car manufacturers look at the Japanese makes and call them appliances, they think they’re vanilla. Whatever. The reality is the dependability and quality of the Hondas have made them very trustworthy. They are loyal companions to customers,” said Mike Accavitti, senior VP-automobile operation at American Honda in Torrance, Calif. “There’s a lot to love about dependability, the simplicity, the ease of use, the fun to drive element, the great fuel economy and the safety. Based on those attributes, consumers really love their cars. They talk to them. They name them. It’s truly a unique bond.”
Check out the commercial that is only available online and you will recognize that a man can have with his car.