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Adventure is Calling with the 2014 Honda CR-V

We recently had the opportunity to check out several newer and older Honda CR-Vs and they were pretty awesome for our young family of four. Not only did Sims Honda dealership take care of oil change lickety split, we got a chance to find out more about their Vehicle Exchange Program.

Basically, if you do most of your maintenance at Sims Honda and are looking to get a new or used vehicle, then you can utilize the Vehicle Exchange Program. Because Sims knows the history and quality of maintenance of your vehicle (a Honda or not), you can get more money for your vehicle. So, we took the opportunity to check out some of the new and used Honda CR-Vs.

This commercial for the 2014 Honda CR-V sums it all up pretty well.

No Minivan Tops Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the simply the best minivan available. That’s not just what we think, that’s according to Cars.com. The newest version of the Honda Odyssey is just the Odyssey pulling further away from the competition.

“The minivan market is pretty competitive,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “But the 2014 Honda Odyssey really proves there is no competition. It has led and will continue to lead the minivan pack because it is the best designed, most functional, most technological advanced, and most family friendly minivan available.”

The short video by Cars.com shows exactly why the 2014 Honda Odyssey is better than all the rest:

  • 1 mpg improvement over the last model
  • Touchscreen infotainment control
  • Better materials
  • HondaVac, which is the vacuum designed by ShopVac that reaches all the way to the front of the van.
  • Would win a race with any other minivan, including the Toyota Sienna
  • The seats expand outward to make more room for car seats
  • There is a 15 inch widescreen tv…that can split into two media AND 5.1 surround sound!

Certainly the Honda Odyssey is not a cheap vehicle, but compared to other minivans is right in the ball park. But compared to many vehicles it is by far the best value for everything that comes with it.

Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealership today to take the 2014 Honda Odyssey for a test drive!

Honda Crosstour Offers a No Compromise Combination of Versatility, Performance and Features

  • Rearview camera and LaneWatch™ blind sport display boost visibility
  • Available with two engine options and all-wheel drive
  • Crosstour remains the premium choice in the crossover segment

Going on sale today with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price1 (MSRP) starting at $27,380, the 2014 Honda Crosstour offers a unique combination of crossover practicality, sedan-like drivability and premium features. The Crosstour’s impressive standard and available features include keyless Smart Entry with Push Button start, driver visibility enhancing technologies such as LaneWatch™ blind-spot display, and a more powerful, fuel-efficient Earth Dreams™ V-6 engine. With the exceptional versatility of its four-way configurable, 51.3 cubic feet of cargo area2, hidden removable utility box, and comfortable seating for five, the feature-packed 2014 Honda Crosstour is the smartest option in the premium mid-size crossover segment. The purposeful and ruggedly styled Crosstour is available in two front-wheel-drive trim options (EX, EX-L) powered by either a four-cylinder engine with a class-leading EPA highway rating of 31 mpg3 or a powerful 278 horsepower4 V-6 with Variable Cylinder Management™. The EX-L V-6 model is also available with Real Time™ 4WD. All Crosstour models come equipped with a rearview camera with guidelines, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™, USB/iPod® connection, fog lights, one-touch turn signals and an expanded view driver’s mirror as standard equipment. Available features include HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ compatibility, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). View, build and price a 2014 Honda Crosstour at automobiles.honda.com/crosstour.

TRIM MSRP1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings3 (city/highway/combined)
Crosstour 2WD EX $27,380 22/31/25
Crosstour 2WD EX-L $31,065 22/31/25
Crosstour 2WD EX-L Navi $33,165 22/31/25
Crosstour 2WD EX V-6 $31,040 20/30/23
Crosstour 2WD EX-L V-6 $33,690 20/30/23
Crosstour 2WD EX-L V-6 Navi $35,790 20/30/23
Crosstour 4WD EX-L V-6 $35,140 19/28/22
Crosstour 4WD EX-L V-6 Navi $37,240 19/28/22

Powertrain The four-cylinder two-wheel-drive EX and EX-L Crosstour models are powered by a fuel efficient 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine. The engine produces 192 horsepower and 162 lb-ft. of torque5. A technologically advanced 5-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control is standard equipment. The Earth Dreams Technology™ 3.5-liter, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine is available on the two-wheel-drive EX and EX-L and is standard on the 4-wheel drive EX-L. The engine utilizes Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) to maximize efficiency, allowing the engine to run on three or six cylinders, depending on engine load and speed. Producing 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft. of torque4, the V-6 engine allows for quick acceleration, passing and grade climbing. The Crosstour V-6′s 6-speed automatic transmission includes steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Body The Crosstour’s unique style blends crossover purpose and ruggedness with a sleek and sporty premium look. The distinctive bodywork conceals an accommodating rear cargo area with a large tailgate opening and low lift-in height. Standard exterior features on Crosstour EX include chrome door handles, 17-inch alloy wheels and P225/65R-17 all-season tires. Additional exterior features on the Crosstour EX include auto-on/off projector-beam headlights, a one-touch power moonroof with tilt, body-colored folding power side mirrors with defrost, auto-up/down driver’s and front passenger’s windows, and rear privacy glass. The top-of-the-line Crosstour EX-L V-6 model adds 18-inch alloy wheels with P225/60R-18 all-season tires. Chassis The Crosstour’s inspired handling is thanks to its rigid body structure using more than 50-percent high-strength steel, and its four-wheel independent suspension—with a double-wishbone front and independent multi-link rear, front and rear stabilizer bars, and a front strut tower bar for added rigidity. All Crosstour models include power-assisted ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes. For true utility-vehicle capability, the Crosstour provides 6.2 inches of maximum ground clearance in addition to the available Real Time™ 4WD system. Interior Premium interior styling, appointments and details extend throughout the Crosstour’s versatile passenger compartment. Inside the Crosstour EX are automatic air conditioning with an air-filtration system (dual-zone automatic climate control on EX-L V-6 models), a 360-watt AM/FM 6-disc CD audio system with seven speakers, Bluetooth™ HandsFreeLink®, a USB audio interface, steering wheel-mounted cruise, audio and phone controls, an auto day/night dimming rearview mirror, an easy fold-down 60-40 split rear seatback, a hidden removable utility box, reversible floor panels and more. Crosstour EX-L models add leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heated front seats, memory driver’s seat and memory side mirrors with reverse tilting capability, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, Kevlar® cone audio speakers, front aluminum dome-type tweeter speakers, HondaLink™ with Aha™ compatibility, Pandora® compatibility, XM® Radio, compass and outside temperature indicator (also included on EX V-6), and more. The EX-L V-6 model also adds a HomeLink™ transmitter. The Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System6 is available on Crosstour EX-L models. All EX-L and above Crosstour models feature an upgraded multi-view rearview camera with guidance lines integrated into the display. Real Time™ 4WD is available on the Crosstour EX-L V-6. Safety and Driver Assistive Technology Crosstour safety technology includes the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. Additional safety equipment on the Crosstour includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, driver’s and front passenger’s side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, and active front seat head restraints. Standard on Crosstour EX-L models are Honda’s Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems. FCW can alert the driver when a potential collision with another vehicle ahead is detected, and LDW can alert the driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. Visibility Technology Technologies and design features that enhance the driver’s outward visibility and situational awareness, offered as standard equipment on all 2014 Crosstour models, include reshaped rear headrests, a standard rearview camera, and a new Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. All models except for four-cylinder EX also feature the Honda-exclusive LaneWatch™ blind spot camera. Manufacturing The Crosstour is produced7 at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc., East Liberty Auto Plant in East Liberty, Ohio. Warranty The 2014 Honda Crosstour is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile new-car limited warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile corrosion limited warranty.

AutoTrader.com Lists 5 Reasons to Buy 2014 Honda Accord

For about the past year, we’ve been hearing (and reading) a LOT about about the 2014 Honda Accord and how truly awesome it is. Critics love it, consumers love it.

AutoTrader.com has listed five good reasons why should buy one, if you haven’t yet and you’re in the market for one of the best vehicles out there:

  • Slick Styling. Yes, it LOOKS cool.
  • Powertrain Progress. 36 miles/gallon. Need we say more?
  • Up-To-Date Technology. HondaLink and the rearview camera is great. Even better is that they come standard.
  • Innovative Plug-In Hybrid Model. If you’ve been waiting for a plug-in vehicle, then the Accord Hybrid is the one for you. It’s got the reliability of an Accord and the innovation of the latest and greatest technology.
  • Nifty Safety Features. Of which the highlight seems to the lane-departure warning system. That’s right, as you start to drift out of your lane, your 2014 Honda Accord will tell you about it. Again, comes standard.

Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership to take the 2014 Honda Accord for a test drive and find out why there are more than five reasons to buy it!

Hot and Cold Commercial for Honda Civic

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?

Not Too Late To Take Advantage of Honda Summer Clearance!

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!

CR-Z Sport Hybrid Gets Supercharged with HPD Street Performance

  • Accessory supercharger kit boosts powertrain output to 197 hp
  • Full range of CR-Z street performance parts from HPD now on sale

Supercharged performance for the street is now available in the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe through a new dealer-installed Honda Performance Development (HPD) supercharger kit. Best known as Honda’s North American racing company, HPD developed a full line of street performance accessories for the CR-Z and first revealed them at the 2013 SEMA Show. With the debut of the supercharger kit this month, all of the HPD street performance components for the CR-Z are now available at Honda dealers in the United States.

“The CR-Z was the first hybrid to prove that efficiency doesn’t have to come at the cost of sportiness and fun,” said Art St. Cyr, president of Honda Performance Development. “With HPD street performance accessories, including the new supercharger kit, the CR-Z will surprise everyone again with even higher levels of performance directly inspired by our on-track racing efforts.”

Available for the 2013 and 2014 CR-Z, the HPD supercharger kit boosts total powertrain output to 197 hp1 (vs. 130 hp in the stock 2013 and 2014 CR-Z with manual transmission) and includes the HPD air-to-air intercooler, high-flow fuel injectors, an ECU calibrated to meet CARB AT-PZEV regulations with 91 octane fuel and the HPD air filter system. Honda’s Suggested Retail Price of the kit is $5,495, not including dealer installation, which is priced similarly to popular aftermarket supercharger kits but is engineered and backed by Honda. The HPD supercharger kit maintains the balance of customer’s 5 year/ 60,000 mile Honda limited powertrain warranty when installed by a Honda dealer. The HPD supercharger kit is available exclusively for CR-Z manual transmission models and HPD has developed an optional limited slip differential and HPD sport clutch for those customers looking for an even higher level of performance.

When equipped with available HPD street performance accessories, the CR-Z (automobiles.honda.com/cr-z/hpd.aspx) can feature a variety of track-proven, street-reliable performance upgrades. HPD-developed powertrain modifications – tested on-track – include a high-efficiency centrifugal supercharger; HPD air-to-air intercooler; high-flow fuel injectors; an ECU calibrated to meet CARB AT-PZEV regulations with 91 octane fuel; HPD air filter system; and HPD sport exhaust. Chassis improvements include HPD sport dampers, coil springs with reduced ride height, 300mm diameter disc brakes and HPD 18-inch wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The CR-Z is completed by a graphics package including front lip and tail spoilers, rear diffuser and HPD badge.

Honda Accord and CR-V are America’s Most Popular Car and SUV with Retail Car Buyers in First Half of 2014; and Honda CR-V Captures the Title of Best-Selling SUV of the Past Decade

  • Retail car buyers choose Accord more than any other car in America1
  • CR-V builds on ten years as the most popular, best-selling SUV in America2
  • Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey each post segment-leading retail results at the halfway mark of 20141

With the Accord and CR-V attracting retail customers in record numbers in the first half of 2014, Honda is again leading the industry with the most popular car and SUV in America, according to a Honda analysis of new-vehicle retail registration data from IHS Automotive. Based on Honda forecasts, the Accord and CR-V are on track to repeat their 2013 full-year results as top picks with U.S. retail car and SUV buyers, while CR-V continues to hold the title as the best-selling SUV in America for more than a decade.

Accord is once again the most popular car in America, with industry-leading sales to individual U.S. car buyers for the first half of 2014, while CR-V is both the retail and outright best-selling SUV based on retail registrations through June 2014, a position it’s held for seven of the past 10 years, culminating in the highest sales of any SUV in America during the past decade. Joining the Accord and CR-V as retail leaders in their segments for the first half of 2014 are the Honda Civic and Odyssey minivan.

Moreover, each of Honda’s four segment-leading models is on target to repeat its retail leadership performance from 2013, despite the fact that Honda has the lowest overall incentive spending among the top seven automakers. Three of the four models – Accord, Civic and CR-V – are each on track to earn sales in excess of 300,000 units for the second consecutive year, with fleet sales in the low single digits, as Honda targets all-time record sales in 2014.

“More individual customers put a new Honda Accord in their driveway in the first half of this year than any other new car in America, and SUV buyers continue to choose CR-V more than any other SUV in America,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “While competitors rely on deep-discounts and sales to corporate and rental fleets, Honda continues to achieve steady and sustainable growth based on the quality and value of our products in the hands of individual customers.”

Honda brand highlights for the first half of 2014 include:

  • Excluding full-size pickups, the Accord, Civic and CR-V continue to hold three of the top five slots – first, third and fourth, respectively – in retail registrations among individual car buyers in the first half of 2014.
  • The Accord, with retail registrations totaling 181,939 units through June, has strengthened its lead over its nearest competitor in the past three months, compared to the first three months of 2014.
  • Retail registrations accounted for 98.2 percent3 of all Accord registrations for the period, according to Honda analysis of IHS Automotive new-vehicle registration data.
  • Civic retail registrations of 160,293 units led all compact cars, increasing its lead over the closest segment competitor, which is now more than 26,000 units, compared to cumulative totals in the first quarter of 2014.
  • CR-V is America’s outright best-selling SUV of this year, and of the past decade. On a retail basis, CR-V registrations rose 6.6 percent to 153,968 units compared to the first half of last year, giving CR-V a more than 27,000-unit lead over the #2 selling vehicle in the segment so far in 2014.
  • Odyssey retail registrations of 62,096 units continue to make it the top choice among retail minivan customers –at 32 percent retail segment share. As a result, Odyssey sales have comprised nearly 1 of every 3 minivans purchased by individual buyers in America in 2014.

Best-Selling Honda Odyssey Returns for 2015 with Stellar Reputation for Safety Performance, Innovation, Fuel Efficiency, Purchase Value and Retained Value

Multiple awards, accolades and its top sales position speak to Odyssey’s pinnacle status as the best minivan for families

Beginning Aug. 2, the class-leading 2015 Honda Odyssey goes on sale with a starting Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 of $28,975. The Odyssey was the top selling minivan with individual (retail) car buyers in the U.S. in 2013 and in the first five months of 2014, based on new-vehicle registration statistics from IHS Automotive2.

The Odyssey received a host of powertrain, styling, interior, feature and safety equipment upgrades for the 2014 model year, including the acclaimed in-vehicle vacuum cleaner, the HondaVAC, featured on the Odyssey Touring Elite. Other upgrades designed to meet the needs of active families included the addition of a standard 6-speed automatic transmission resulting in class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings, enhanced safety equipment and connectivity upgrades.

These changes plus the functionality of the fundamental design elicited numerous 2014 awards. These ranged from Parents Magazine and Edumunds.com Best Minivan for Families and a Best Value award from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance to a Good Housekeeping VIP (Very Innovative Products) award and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) naming the Odyssey a “greener choices of 2014″ as the highest ranked minivan. View, build and price at 2015 Honda Odyssey at automobiles.honda.com/odyssey.

 

TRIM MSRP1 EPA MPG3
(city/highway/combined)
Odyssey LX $28,975 19/28/22
Odyssey EX $32,275 19/28/22
Odyssey EX-L $35,775 19/28/22
Odyssey EX-L with RES $37,375 19/28/22
Odyssey EX-L with Navi $37,775 19/28/22
Odyssey Touring $42,030 19/28/22
Odyssey Touring Elite $44,600 19/28/22

Powertrain
The 2015 Odyssey features a 3.5-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine producing 248 hp at 5,700 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. Honda’s i-VTEC® enhances power delivery while Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) helps maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission for EPA fuel-economy ratings of 19/28 mpg3 city/highway and California Air Resources Board (CARB) ULEV-2 emissions certification4.

Body
Refined and youthful, sporty and advanced, the Odyssey’s styling includes premium elements including black-trimmed headlights, available fog lights, a muscular hood, and black-surround grille for an upscale appearance. Body-color matched side mirrors and bright chrome trim add to the premium appearance. Rear styling and LED taillights with clear lenses and eye-catching perimeter “light pipes” add to the polished look.

Lightweight aluminum is used for the hood, front fenders and front suspension lower control arms. The LX model features 17-inch steel wheels with covers, while EX and EX-L models utilize 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Touring and Touring Elite models feature 18-inch premium sport aluminum alloy wheels.

The 2015 Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models have a wiper-linked headlight system that automatically turns on the headlights when the front wipers are activated. In addition, standard one-touch turn signals provide convenience for the driver when making routine lane changes. With this system, one flick of the turn-signal lever provides three blinks of the turn signals – ideal for changing lanes. Pressing the lever past the “click point” provides continuous blinking.

A keyless entry system with push button start on EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite allows the driver to approach the vehicle, open the door and start the engine – all without touching a key. The system only requires the driver have possession of the key fob. The system also simplifies opening the sliding side doors and tailgate – locking all doors when leaving the vehicle requires only touching the lock button on any door handle.

Interior
The 2015 Odyssey’s interior is ideal for families, with high-grade meter illumination and interior lighting, chrome-trimmed instrument dials and door handles, an available 7-inch touch-screen, and an ideally positioned DVD player for the available Rear Entertainment System. Sophisticated styling and white halo lighting make the instrumentation easier to read and the climate controls easy to operate.

All 2015 Odyssey models and trim levels include an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror. The driver’s side mirror provides a 19-percent increase in visible area, offering an enhanced view of objects that might otherwise be hidden in the vehicle’s blind spot. Included on Odyssey EX, EX-L and Touring models, the Honda LaneWatch™ display provides an expanded rear view of the passenger side roadway. The system uses a camera mounted on the bottom of the passenger door mirror, which when activated by the right turn signal or the signal-stalk LaneWatch™ button, displays a live, 80-degree view of the passenger-side roadway, compared to 18- to 22-degrees typical of a standard door mirror.

A rearview camera is standard on all Odyssey models. Odyssey LX, EX and EX-L models feature a single-angle “Normal View” display, while EX-L Navi, Touring and Touring Elite models have a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with wide, normal and top-down views – all with improved optical quality. All rearview camera systems feature guidelines.

HondaVAC™
The Odyssey Touring Elite features the first minivan in-vehicle vacuum cleaner system, HondaVac™ which is designed to help families keep the minivan interior neat and clean. Engineered for dry use, the HondaVAC™ operates on the vehicle’s 12-volt electrical system, and its performance easily surpasses that of a handheld rechargeable vacuums.

Integrated in the rear cargo area of the vehicle, the HondaVAC™ includes an extendable hose that can reach every interior corner of the vehicle. Two separate head attachments expand versatility, while a removable debris canister and replaceable filter bag makes maintaining the vacuum easy. To protect the vehicle battery’s state of charge, the HondaVAC™ runs up to eight minutes when the vehicle’s ignition is in Accessory mode – or continuously if the engine is running.

Audio, Connectivity & Rear Entertainment
Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models have intuitive touch panel controls that reduce button clutter on the center stack. An upper 8-inch display and a lower 7-inch display provide a simpler overall interface improving usability of multiple features at one time (i.e. phone and audio. navigation and audio, etc.).

When paired to a compatible cellular phone, Aha™ and Pandora® interfaces are available on EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models. XM® Radio is included in EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models, a HDD audio system comes on the EX-L Navi, Touring and Touring Elite models, and a rear DVD player is standard in EX-L RES, Touring and Touring Elite models. The Touring Elite also features HD Radio™ and new Neural 5.1 Surround™ audio.

Audio system output is 240 watts for Odyssey LX, 270 watts for EX, EX-L and EX-L RES, and 246 watts for EX-L Navi and Touring. The premium audio system in the Odyssey Touring Elite has 650 watts. All audio systems have seven speakers except for the Touring Elite, which features 12 speakers.

HandsFreeLink® is included on all models, and Bluetooth® audio streaming, SMS and email functions are available with compatible smartphones. Additional features include a phonebook, call history, speed dial and contact picture. Odyssey EX, EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite include HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ which offers content from hundreds of channels through a tethered compatible smartphone.

The Rear Entertainment System (RES) on the EX-L RES, Touring and Touring Elite models features an intuitive control layout and high screen quality. This system features ideal placement of the DVD player and intuitive operation for the rear audio controls. Screen resolution is VGA on EX-L RES and Touring models, and the Touring Elite’s higher grade ultra-widescreen offers increased resolution.

Safety Equipment & Performance
The Odyssey utilizes the next-generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and makes extensive use of high-strength steel in the A-, B- and C-pillars, roof rails, floor rails, front body area, and front subframe. This results in a very strong front door opening with less chance of deformation in a frontal collision.

Advanced driver-assistive technologies available on the Odyssey include Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Using the Odyssey’s front camera module, FCW warns of a possible collision with a vehicle detected in front, while LDW notifies the driver of departures from detected lanes5. The two systems are packaged together on Odyssey EX-L, Touring and Touring Elite models, and provide visual and audible warnings.

North American Development and Manufacturing
The Odyssey was designed in Los Angeles, engineered at Honda R&D America’s in Ohio and is manufactured6 by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama.

American Honda Reports June 2014 Sales-Increases All-Around!

  • 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
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.”

Acura
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.”

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