The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid continues to earn accolades from critics and consumers alike. It’s also earned it’s first “best of” award from Green Car Reports.
According to this article, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid beat out 5 other vehicles, including “the 2014 BMW i3 electric, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel, 2014 Chevrolet Spark electric, 2014 Mazda3 with conventional gas power and 2014 Honda Accord hybrid.”
“This is very exciting,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “I’m sure it’s just the first of many awards the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will earn, but it’s really incredible to have it start getting this kind of recognition and beating out big names like BMW already.”
By getting more mpgs (up to 52 mpgs!), the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will become the most popular hybrid sedan on the road.
“Honda has managed to pull off a neat trick,” Voelcker writes. “Against competitors that have been in the market several years, its first-ever full hybrid [unlike the 2005] matches the best of the breed for styling and interior quality, while alos delivering among the highest real-world gas mileage as well.”
We have mentioned Honda’s “Start Something Special” campaign and even the commercial about the special role Honda played in the wedding of one lucky couple.
The bride had requested to borrow 3 Honda CR-Vs for the wedding; Honda provided eight. Then flew in family from Ireland for the big day. And Irish step dancers. And the couple’s favorite Irish band. And arranged for $2,000 from Macy’s.
This article (you can watch the commercial at the end of it) stated that the commercial wasn’t moving, that there wasn’t enough tension to make it effective. And that Honda “upstaged” the couple.
We definitely think that is wrong. Sure, it’s not super dramatic and there’s no “tension,” but as we watched it, we were definitely touched and even teared up. A couple’s wedding day is memorable, for sure, but Honda certainly made it more memorable and special.
Take a look at the commercial and tell us what you think. Did it effect you like it did us?
The Honda Accord is a much beloved family-sedan. However, back in 2009 Honda responded to those who love the Accord but also wanted more storage and more power.
The result was the Honda Accord Crosstour, now just known as the Honda Crosstour.
“The 2014 Honda Crosstour is essentially a hatchback Accord with way more power and storage, which makes it even more perfect for families who are looking for an economical car with lots of storage who also don’t want an SUV,” said Keith Hofkamp, sales manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington, Wash.
According to this article, “The V-6 engine that was found in the first edition Crosstour is still present in the new 2014 Honda Crosstour, but it has been significantly upgraded. The 3.5-liter engine delivers 278 horsepower and 252 pound-foot of torque. The Crosstour also offers a four-cylinder engine option which has an output of 192 horsepower, yet is still capable of achieving 31 mpg on the highway.
“On top of the fuel economy rating, consumers are sure to enjoy the storage versatility of the Crosstour. The sloped back seems to cut into the storage capacity, however, the space is compensated for in the hidden, removable utility box in the floor of the cargo area. Storage is also extended to 51.3 cubic feet when the fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback is collapsed.”
Versatility, storage, power, high safety ratings, and great gas mileage. What more could you want from a vehicle?! Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee to see why the Honda Crosstour could be the perfect car for your family.
Consumer Reports recently got their first drive of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and called it worthy of the ‘Accord’ name. Now that’s saying something.
Here’s what else Consumer Reports had to say: “Overall, marrying its slick hybrid technology to the already capable Accord and at a reasonable price is good news. It would be great if Honda were to use this system for its other so-called hybrid vehicles.”
Consumer Reports was equally impressed by the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid’s power and gas mileage. Not very often do you find good power and great gas mileage going together. In fact, it gets 196 hp and a combined 47 mpg.
“No matter how you slice it, the Hybrid’s powertrain is slick. The car sets off decisively, gliding on abundant electric-motor torque. Transitions between electric-only and gas-assisted power are barely perceptible. And unlike other hybrids, the brake pedal feels natural and linear despite its regenerative-braking duties. No learning curve needed.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda to take the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid for a spin and see what all the buzz is about!
The US News and World Report website did a thorough study of the best compact SUVs on the market and the 2014 Honda CR-V is definitely at the top of its class.
- #2 in Affordable Compact SUV
- #1 in Affordable Compact SUVs with 2nd row
- #2 in Affordable Crossover SUV
“The 2014 truly is one of the compact SUVs money can buy,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “It’s roomy, versatile, and gets good gas mileage. It’s also one of the, if not the, safest compact SUVs on the market.”
That’s what we’re saying, but here’s what everyone else is saying:
- Roomy, fuel-efficient and loaded with family-friendly features, the 2014 Honda CR-V is our top choice among compact crossover SUVs.” –Edmunds
- “The 2014 Honda CR-V sails into the new year with little changed, not that one of the best-selling compact SUVs on the market needed changing.” – Kelley Blue Book
- “CR-V continues to excel for its “just-right” blend of comfort, refinement, passenger room, and cargo versatility. It’s competitively priced, too.” — Consumer Guide (2013)
- “Some of its competitors lean on styling and upmarket features to appeal to customers, but Honda is relying on the core strengths of its product. As a package, the CR-V remains pretty unbeatable. That certainly won’t come as a surprise to existing CR-V owners.” – Automobile Magazine (2012)
If you think that sounds pretty good (let’s be honest, that sounds really good), stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda dealership today!
If you’re like us, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. Well, it’s here. And so are the rave reviews.
Not only do people love the ‘achievable’ (read honest) gas mileage claims of 50 city/45 highway, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has a ‘refined’ ride that seems very un-hybrid.
Check out this article and video review from Hybridcars.com HERE.
As this article points out, many people don’t think minivans are cool, so being the “undisputed king of the minivans” may be like being declared king of the geeks in high school.
Then again, maybe not. I mean, just check out this video review by KickingTires.com and you’ll see how COOL the Honda Odyssey really is.
Trick or treat?!
Treat, always treat. And if you are in the market for a new car, then you deserve a grown up treat: the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.
You might think that’s a pretty expensive treat and, compared to a candy bar it is, BUT compared to other hybrids it’s a steal. Starting at just over $29,000 and with the quality that comes with the “Accord” brand and Honda hybrid technology.
According to this article, not only is the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid covered by fantastic warranties, but it also has fantastic standard features:
- Honda’s LaneWatch™ blind spot display system,
- a rearview camera,
- LED daytime running lights (DRL),
- an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror,
- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®,
- USB/iPod® integration,
- Pandora® compatibility,
- SMS text message function.
If you want to get your special 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid treat, stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership on Oct. 31!
The mid-size sedan market is one of the toughest markets in the automotive industry. But only one has made Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars list 27 years in a row: the Honda Accord.
And the 2014 Honda Accord continues that tradition by being named as the best mid sized sedan by many critics and consumers. In this press release, they even did a comparison of the 2014 Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. Here’s what they came up with:
“The larger size of the Accord comes with a justifiable weight increase, but the higher-output engine is able to compensate for it. The Honda Accord is capable of 185 horsepower where the Ford Fusion only has an output of 160 horsepower. Consumers are sure to enjoy that the larger size doesn’t cause the fuel economy to suffer. Though only a difference of 1 MPG in each cycle, the Accord still beats out the Fusion with a 36 MPG highway/27 MPG city rating.”
The 2014 Honda Accord is also better for families and those with a lot of “stuff” because it is a “substantial” 12 cubic feet bigger, with more head and leg room for everyone.
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda dealership today to take the 2014 Honda Accord for a test drive so you can see what makes it the best mid sized sedan on the market!
We are very excited to announce that the much anticipated 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is headed to production to the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio! This means it should be on local dealership lots like Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda later this year.
“We are extremely excited to get the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “We think this vehicle will appeal to a lot of people for a couple reasons. One, because it’s an Accord and will have the performance and reliability of an Accord. Two, because the Accord hybrid gets 50 miles per gallon the freeway and 45 city driving.”
According to this article, “The 2014 Accord Hybrid combines the sophisticated exterior styling and spacious interior packaging of the Accord Sedan with a highly efficient two-motor hybrid system from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology advanced powertrain series.”
“Even before it hits showrooms this fall, the Accord Hybrid is already surpassing the competition and claiming segment leadership,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “For customers looking for a 50 mpg rated 4-door sedan, there is no other choice than the 2014 Accord Hybrid.”
Look for the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership later this fall!