It’s no secret. We adore the built-in vacuum in the 2014 Honda Odyssey. We love the idea. We love the commercials. It’s just fabulous.
But does it really work.
According to Consumer Reports, it does.
We’re sure many people would expect a vacuum built into the vehicle itself not to work as well as a “real” vacuum, which is something Consumer Reports wanted to test.
What they found was that the vacuum in the 2014 Honda Odyssey “really cleans up.” Here’s what they said: “The bottom line. Honda’s built-in vacuum is a worthy addition to an impressive van.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda today to find out why the 2014 Honda Odyssey is the best minivan on the market and test the Odyssey-worthy vacuum.
The 2014 Honda Fit EV is an electric vehicle that just about anyone can love. It gets 188 MPGe and can go 82 miles on a full charge; that’s more than enough to get you around town or even a quick jaunt down the highway. That’s a big deal considering the national average is 16 miles per trip.
Sheesh. That will barely get to you Costco and back. But we digress.
According to this press release, “A highlight of the 2014 Honda Fit EV is the short charging time. From the low-charge indicator light point, the Honda Fit EV is capable of charging in three hours or less when using a 240-volt circuit. That’s a full hour faster than Ford’s 2014 Focus Electric using the same voltage. As charging time is typically one of the biggest concerns for consumers looking to buy electric, the Honda Fit EV is likely to come out on top.”
And you don’t need to worry about what happens if you find you need a charge while you’re out and about, there are currently more than 6,100 charging stations around the country.
“Driving an all-electric vehicle is not what it used to be,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager. “If you’ve ever been intrigued by an EV, but not felt entirely comfortable with it, the Honda Fit EV may be the perfect car for you. Honda and the Honda Fit are incredibly reliable, so you can have that same confidence in the EV technology.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda to take the 2014 Honda Fit EV for a test drive!
There are many, many features in the 2014 Honda Odyssey to love. But probably one of my favorite (besides the space and safety features) is the built in vacuum.
Who’s not so fond of it? The ‘spokescrumbs’ in the new commercials for the 2014 Honda Odyssey. You can see three different spots featuring the voices of Neil Patrick Harris and Rainn Wilson as the ‘lovable’ goodies that left behind by children.
As a mom who has plenty of ‘lovable’ spokescrumbs in the backseat of her 2009 Honda Accord, I am beyond excited about the built-in vacuum. And the new commercials.
Check them out and let us know what you think!
Honda volunteered the 2014 Honda Odyssey for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s latest safety test and became the first minivan to pass it. The 2014 Honda Odyssey earned the Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the IIHS, the first minivan to do so.
Other automakers have opted not to have their minivans tested because the IIHS small overlap test is not required yet.
“Our goal at Honda is to continuously advance the safety performance of every Honda vehicle to fulfill the trust our customers place in Honda,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics for American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
“We didn’t have to do this,” he said. “Some of our competitors have made the choice not to target this top safety rating even when introducing new models,” he said. “We are targeting and achieving this high standard even as part of mid-cycle refreshes on key, high-volume products. We are very confident that our model count will grow and grow even further in the coming months with testing of the all-new Acura RLX and the MDX.”
Here at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda dealerships we are proud to sell some of the safest vehicles on the road, including the 2014 Honda Odyssey, the first minivan to earn the Top Safety Pick Plus rating. We know that you want your family to be safe, so we are proud to be a part of company that doesn’t wait until it’s required to meet safety standards; it initiates change and becomes the first in the industry.
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take the safety minivan in the industry for a test drive: the 2014 Honda Odyssey!
This commercial for the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe is one of the best car commercials we’ve seen in a long time. Sure, the background song is French, but it was a nice change up over the deep man-voice listing all the features of the car.
It is a subtle commercial that cleverly slips in on the incredible features (most of which come standard on all trims) of the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe. Whether it was the back-up camera or lane drift warning system, this commercial highlights the real-world applications of the technology and design of the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe.
There is one beef we have to pick with the commercial, though: at one point the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe gets passed by some kind of delivery truck. With the power and speed that comes with the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe that simply would not happen in real life.
Check out the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe driving onto dealership lots like Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda later this year!
The Honda Civic was one of the few small cars that received a “good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
According to this article, “The Civic is the top-selling model in the U.S. so far this year in its segment of “upper small” cars, according to Autodata Corp., a Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based industry researcher.Toyota Motor Corp. (7203)’s Corolla ranks second. The Civic is Honda’s second-best-selling vehicle in the U.S. after the larger Accord.
“The two- and four-door Civics, made by Honda, based in Tokyo, both scored “good,” the top rating, in the insurance institute’s simulation. Honda has designed its vehicles to withstand the types of crashes in this test and to have a survivable space for the driver after impact.”
Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee said this underscores a good point: you don’t have sacrifice safety to own a small car.
“There are so many big vehicles on the road, that people want to make sure they will be safe in a collision if they choose to buy a small car,” said McLaughlin. “This study shows that if you want the safest small car on the market, you need to buy a Honda Civic.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda in Bellingham, or Sims Honda dealership to take the Honda Civic for a test drive and experience first hand the safest small car on the road.
We love the all-new Accord. We really love the 2014 Honda Accord. We really, really love the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid because it gets 50 mpgs.
Yes, you read that right. 5-0. Miles per gallon.
This is a slight bump up from other reports, but now we know that when the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid hits dealership lots like Northwest Honda in Bellingham, Sims Honda in Burlington, and Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee, that people can expect 50 mpgs highway driving and 45 mpgs city driving (47 mpgs combined).
“Who doesn’t want 50 miles per gallon?” asked Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda. “Everyone wants to get as much fuel efficiency as possible and the 2014 Honda Accord hybrid crushes every other hybrid sedan in the industry in this category. We live in an expensive part of the country, where gas is expensive, so do yourself a favor and start considering the 2014 Honda Accord hybrid now.”
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be available for purchase in October.
We simply can’t wait!
The price for the 2014 Honda Accord has been announced that it will cost $275 more than the 2013.
Although this price increase comes with few changes since the 2013 Honda Accord was completely redesigned, we still think it’s well worth it. As this articlepoints out, the price bump means the 2014 Honda Accord is slightly more expensive than its competitors, but we think that’s ok because the 2014 Honda Accord is a better value than its competitors.
“The 2013 Honda Accord has been such a huge hit with critics and consumers,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “The 2014 Honda Accord will be pretty much the same, but I don’t think the price increase will be problem for buyers because when the see the new Accord they’ll see that it is the best in its class. With no other car do you get back-up cameras and so many other features standard on all trims.”
The price for the highly anticipated 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has not been announced yet, but will be before it goes on sale in October.
Come check out the 2014 Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid later this fall at Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, and Apple Valley Honda dealerships!
Honda is leading the way by introducing the first rear-only Adaptive Damper System on the new CivicTourer.
According to this article, “While active damping systems have been deployed for a number of years, this marks first use of such a system for the rear only in a production model. Honda told Autocar that using a rear-only setup delivers 80% of the functionality of a fully adaptive chassis at half the cost.
“This system features three settings—comfort, normal and dynamic—all of which have been developed to enhance stability and comfort under the varying load and driving conditions that the Civic Tourer is likely to experience.
“The Tourer is due to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013, before being launched in early 2014.”
We are excited to see the 2014 Honda Civic Tourer unveiled this fall, but we are really anxious to see how the rear-only damping performs!
Of course this article caught our attention as we read that the 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid is expected to get 85.6 mpg (36.4 km/L). Wow. Then we were disappointed when we read that the 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid will probably only be made available in Japan.
Insert teenage whiny voice: “But whyeeeeee?!”
According to the article, “The Honda Fit is sold in the U.S. with a 1.5-liter four cylinder and gets 35 mpg with the automatic transmission. And it’s also sold as a 100 percent electric. But Honda is apparently not offering the hybrid model in the U.S. Honda may be working on a new compact sedan and crossover based on the Fit, for the U.S. and it could be sold in North-America early in 2014 with a similar hybrid system.”
That’s not really an answer. Personally, I’d want a model that gets 85.6 mpg. Right?!
“The all-new 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid will launch in Japan in early September. Hopefully the Japanese automaker will either bring the hybrid Fit to the U.S., or develop a new compact sedan and crossover based on the Sport Hybrid i-DCD hybrid system. Stay tuned.”
What do you think? Should Honda bring the 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid to the U.S. so we can all have the opportunity to drive a car that gets the “fuel sipping” mileage of 85.6 mpg?? Yes!