The 2014 Honda Accord comes in several models, including the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in which wows owners because of its advanced technology that means you’re stopping for gas far less than any of your neighbors.
In fact, one estimate based on common driving habits has owners only stopping for gas nine times per year!
“If you are a heavy commuter or even someone who just needs a car to get around town, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in will save you big time in gasoline costs and the time spent at the pump,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “Everyone wants to save money and time. The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in lets you do both like no other vehicle on the market.”
Depending on your range and/or performance needs, there are three ways to drive the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in: electric only, hybrid and fuel-only modes.
According to this article, “For example, even with some long trips added, the test car averaged 54.1 miles per gallon with a mix of all-electric driving plus city/highway on the gasoline engine. In fact, the federal government’s www.fueleconomy.gov website estimated the tester would only need to stop at the gas station about nine times in a year if driven at its current pattern.”
“If your highest priority is the amount of gasoline your vehicle consumes, then you need to come check out the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in,” said Hofkamp.
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda or Apple Valley Honda dealership today to take the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in 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!
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 recognized as one of the top family sedans for the second straight year by parenting and car experts
- Odyssey featured in Best Minivan category on annual list
The 2014 Honda Accord (www.automobiles.honda.com/Accord) and 2014 Odyssey minivan (www.automobiles.honda.com/Odyssey) have both been named to the 10 Best Family Cars list compiled by the experts at Parents magazine and Edmunds.com. The two family-friendly Honda vehicles – each earning the highest possible rating ofTOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – were selected out of hundreds of models for excelling in the key areas of safety, convenience features, performance and value.
“The Accord and Odyssey lead their segments in the areas that matter most to the family buyer – safety ratings, fuel efficiency, value and innovative features,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager. “As the top vehicles in their segments in sales to individual buyers, we know families appreciate the hard work we’ve put into making these vehicles value and performance leaders.”
The Accord was recognized as one of the top sedans for families by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com for the second straight year. The Accord features sophisticated styling, fuel-efficient powertrains and advanced technology features like the available LaneWatch™ display and a standard multi-view rearview camera. With safety a top shopping consideration for families, the Accord shined by earning the highest possible rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and nabbing the best possible rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing with a 5 Star Overall Vehicle Score.
The Odyssey was also recognized as one of the best minivans for families on the 10 Best Family Cars annual list. As the top-selling minivan to individual retail car buyers in the U.S., the Odyssey continues to lead its class in the areas that families look for when selecting a vehicle like fuel efficiency, safety, interior spaciousness and driving experience. The Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest possible rating of IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+, and the Odyssey has earned the best possible overall safety rating from NHTSA with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. Additionally, the Odyssey is rated at a remarkable 28 mpg highway, the highest EPA fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan.
For more information about Parents magazine and Edmunds.com’s list of the 10 Best Family Cars for 2014, please visitwww.parents.com and www.edmunds.com. The full list will be featured in the July 2014 issue of Parents magazine.
Just in case you need more convincing about how awesome the 2014 Honda Accord hybrid is and why it’s pretty much better than every other hybrid in its class, check out this brief article and the accompanying two minute video from AutoTrader.com. They can’t make it any easier.
- Fuel economy (50/45 mpgs)
- Price (starts at just around $30,000)
- Spacious interior (perfect for a family sedan)
- Drives like an Accord
- Plug-in version available (who doesn’t love options?)
“The 2014 Honda Accord hybrid is just incredible,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “Even if you’re not really sure about getting a mid-size sedan, come take it for a test drive. Even if you’re not sure about getting a hybrid, come take it for a test drive. I can guarantee that it will surprise in at least one way. The technology, drivability, power, fuel economy, Lane Watch feature…there’s going to be something you will most likely fall in love with.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda today to take the 2014 Honda Accord hybrid for a test drive!
This article about AutoTrader.com does a thorough comparison of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Spoiler alert: they choose the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid over the 2014 Toyota Camry. In fact, the Accord Hybrid beats out the Camry in just about every category:
- Reliability (based on the Accord’s reputation since the Hybrid has only been out less than year)
- Fuel Economy (Camry gets 43/39 mpgs…the Accord gets a whopping 50/45 mpgs!)
- Safety (including standard and optional features like Honda’s Lane Watch feature, which shows drivers exactly what’s in their blind spot)
- And overall choice!
“The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the hybrid you’ve been waiting for if you’ve been holding out for better technology or a car you’re more comfortable with,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “The Accord hybrid combines the best hybrid technology with the best, most reliable sedan, in the Accord. You can’t get better gas mileage without going to a plug-in vehicle and the technology that comes standard and the options really raises the bar on all other vehicles.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Sims Honda, or Apple Valley Honda today to take the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid for a test drive and find out why it beats out all the competition, including the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid!
- 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.
The Honda Accord and Honda Civic have long been a favorite of car thieves. Vehicle anti-theft device giant LoJack released an interesting study that names the Honda Accord the number one most stolen vehicle in the country; the Honda Civic is number three.
Interestingly, the most stolen color of car is black. But I digress.
Washington ranked 10th in the nation for stolen and returned cars using LoJack and had a couple cities that stood out in terms of stolen vehicles. Yakima ranks 5th and Spokane 9th!
According to the article, “While some states may score lower on overall theft rankings — as Washington does — there can be hot spots within those states that are far more active among auto thieves than the statewide data might suggest.”
“Take whatever measures you need to protect your vehicle, apparently especially if it’s a Honda Accord or Civic,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager of Apple Valley Honda dealership in Wenatchee. “We have a couple cities in Eastern Washington that have a serious reputation for car theft, protect your Honda.”
The Honda Accord Hybrid gets the best gas mileage of any car on the road. True, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid costs about $3,000 more than your regular 2014 Accord, but with mind-blowing gas mileage, it’s worth the initial up-front investment.
The article does a great job of breaking down why the initial cost of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is totally worth it. Really, the Accord Hybrid is only about $300 more than a gasoline model, so if you are a commuter or someone who drives a lot, you could easily make that money back with the Accord Hybrid’s incredible gas mileage.
“The 2014 Accord Hybrid makes sense for everyone, really,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “But it especially makes sense for people who have wanted to try hybrid technology but weren’t real sure, want to do their part to take care of the environment, and save the most on gas because they drive a lot.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda today to take the award-winning 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid for a test drive today!
The Honda Accord (automobiles.honda.com/accord-sedan) is the only midsize sedan to be named to the prestigious 2014 Automobile Magazine ’All-Star’ list (automobilemag.com/2014AllStars). Automobile Magazine editors used a combination of factors to determine the list of ten ‘All-Stars’ including results from performance testing, feature evaluation and overall value analysis. Editors applauded the Accord for its refined powertrain, excellent ergonomics and fun-to-drive dynamics.
“The Accord continues to demonstrate its benchmark capabilities in a very competitive midsize sedan segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda automobile division for American Honda. “Automobile Magazine’s recognition of the Honda Accord for the second year in a row validates our ongoing efforts to deliver best-in-class vehicles for our customers.”
The ninth generation Accord has captured numerous industry accolades since its introduction in 2012, including being named a Car and Driver Magazine’s 10Best, equipped with one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines, and honored as the 2014 Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year. The Accord was the best-selling car with individual American car buyers in 2013 with more than 300,000 in retails sales for the year according to new-vehicle registration data compiled by Polk, which was recently acquired by IHS.
This is the 19th time a Honda vehicle has been named an Automobile Magazine ’All Star’ since the awards inception in 1990 and the second consecutive ‘All Star’ designation for the Accord. Past Honda All-Stars, in addition to the Accord, include the Civic, Element, Prelude, Odyssey, Fit and Ridgeline.
To read the complete Automobile Magazine ’All Star’ list, visit http://www.automobilemag.com/2014allstars/.