The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are big-time sellers in the United States. Buyers go after the Civics and Corollas when they need a compact car with great gas mileage.
With several different models of the Civic and Corolla, this article does a side by side comparison of the 2014 Honda Civic HF and the Toyota Corolla LE Eco because they are the most fuel efficient gasoline engines (best gas mileage excepting the respective hybrid models).
It was an interesting side by side comparison, but here’s the gist: with basically the same gas mileage, horsepower, and size, there were really only two objective and definite differences safety and transmission.
“he Toyota Corolla achieved a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS, but the Civic beats it with a Top Safety Pick +. The new “+” rating from the IIHS addresses how a car reacts to a “small overlap” front crash, for example, when an oncoming car veers out of its lane and hits another car head-on, but with only a 25 percent overlap. It’s difficult to manage all that energy with such a small crash area, but the Civic managed a “Good” rating, while the Corolla only achieved a “Marginal” score.”
The 2014 Honda Civic has a standard five-speed transmission versus the Toyota Corolla’s two-speed CVT, “and that would be a deciding factor in choosing between the two.” The two-speed CVT makes the driving “experience even more foreign by maintaining engine speed, giving you the sensation that no matter how aggressively you step on the throttle, the engine isn’t spooling up the way you think it should.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealership to take the 2014 Honda Civic HF (or any other Civic) out for a test drive!
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!
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 announced that it is expanding the availability of SiriusXM radio on Many several Honda models.
According to this article, “For the first time, SiriusXM will be offered on the Fit, CR-Z, and Insight models. Additionally, Honda will expand availability of the radio service on the Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Pilot. Acura ILX buyers will get SiriusXM as standard equipment.”
“We think this is just another example of Honda giving drivers what they want,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Offering SiriusXM radio in more vehicles simply gives people more options and a higher tech ride; that’s what most people want.”
Back the to the article, “American Honda first introduced the satellite radio service in 2003. The recent expansion is part of an agreement between Honda and Sirius XM Radio to extend their partnership through January 2020. Right now, customers who purchase a Honda or Acura vehicle with satellite radio receive a 3-month subscription to the radio company’s All Access Package, giving them access to everything from NFL games to NASCAR events to Oprah Radio.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take any of these models for a test drive and find out how having SiriusXM radio can improve your drive.
This is a local story out of Pender County in North Carolina, but the trend is true all across the country: if you own an older Honda Accord or Honda Civic, it’s more likely to me stolen than a if it was a new Honda Accord or Honda Civic. The most stolen are the are 1994 Honda Accord and 1995 Honda Civic.
Of course, the main reason for this is because the security in the newer Hondas is much better than the old ones.
“Number one, the older cars are easier to steal than new ones. There’s hardly any security on those cars and there are so many of them still in existence,” said Frank Scafidi of the NICB. “The older vehicles that are stolen mostly today, those things end up just getting run into the ground or pieced out.”
And of course because people are getting smarter about their cars.
“”(Nationwide) theft numbers are down dramatically from 15 to 20 years ago, and that will only improve as technology improves and people pay attention to what they’re doing,” Scafidi said.
The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic have been forever-competitors. According to Business Insider, though, there is no competition with these new models: Honda Civic wins…unless your only consideration is price (the Toyota Corolla is $1,400 cheaper).
Consumer Reports called the Toyota Corolla “bland” and the Motor Trend wasn’t nearly as kinda saying, “The car remains more of an improvement for those who will only drive a Toyota than a real Civic- or Forte-challenger, even with those neat LED headlights and a well-tuned CVT.”
Comparatively, “In June, KBB named the 2013 Honda Civic the sixth best sedan under $25,000. The Corolla did not make the top ten.”
See, it’s not just us that thinks the Honda Civic is better than the “cheap” Toyota Corolla. Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda todayto take the new Honda Civic for a test drive!
The oldest driver in California, Edythe Kirchmaier, was given a new 2013 Honda Civic after her 1997 minivan began having mechanical problems. As an active philanthropist, passionate about her cause, Direct Relief, she needed a way to safely get to and from her charitable work.
Well, an anonymous Facebooker gave her more than a digital candle on her digital birthday cake. They gave her a car!
Maybe your first reaction was like mine, “Uh, I don’t think a 105 year old should be driving.” But, in her 86 year driving history, she has never had a traffic violation or accident. And the coolest part is she learned to drive on a Model T.
Ok, give the lady a new 2013 Honda Civic. Everyone deserves the safety and reliability of the new Honda Civic, especially someone who’s been driving that long without incident.
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.