Honda is known for building reliable, dependable, and high-value vehicles. The word fun generally isn’t one that comes to the forefront when describing Honda vehicles.
The 2014 Honda Civic Si is on a mission to change all that.
“The 2014 Honda Civic Si is just plain fun to drive,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “It’s quick, it’s nimble, and it’s the only model in it’s class available with a manual transmission. And that can mean some real fun for people who know what they’re doing. The 2014 model has more horsepower and more torque; it goes zero to 60 in just over six seconds.”
The 2014 Honda Civic Si comes in either coupe or sedan style. Like the writers of this article, we really like the sedan because it means more people (like small families) can enjoy the Civic Si, but certainly the coupe is just right for many people.
And the sedan style doesn’t sacrifice performance, at all. “Outfitted with one of the slickest shifting six-speed manuals in the business—the only transmission available on the Si—the new sedan proved a delight…”
Not only is it fun to drive, but unlike other “fun” vehicles, the 2014 Honda Civic Si get excellent gas mileage; 47 on the highway and 44 in the city. Saving money on gasoline is fun, right? In fact, the Civic Si is so fun, that the writers of the article picked it as their favorite Civic model. The bottom line for them: “While the Civic offers something for a wide range of buyers, our vote goes to the delightful Si that offers the combination of a fun-to-drive sports sedan and the practicality of a family hauler.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Apple Valley Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take the 2014 Honda Civic Si for a fun test ride!
The people at Torque.com believe that the 2015 Honda Fit will play a big roll in the Fit eventually outselling America’s sweetheart, the Honda Civic.
Apparently, the writers got some major blowback from Honda Civic fans who wouldn’t dream of the Civic falling to any vehicle, including the Honda Fit. But Torque.com has published a response HERE about why it believes the Honda Fit is the vehicle for Generation Y-ers…and we kind of agree.
Basically, they argue that the once really inexpensive, young Civic has now matured into a more expensive, bigger, family ride whereas the Honda Fit is a cool, young design specifically for this young generation.
We think it makes sense. Vehicles, even after many redesigns, eventually age or are seen as “older” person vehicles. The Honda Civic has been an American favorite for a long time…a long time. Perhaps is time for Honda to a new vehicle for young buyers that isn’t the Honda Civic.
What do you think? Will the Honda Fit become the car of choice for young Honda buyers?
When you think of the Honda Civic, you don’t necessarily think of a sportier car with great performance. The 2014 Honda Civic Si is here to change some minds, and priced at just over $25,000 it’s a “huge bargain” according to this article at USA Today.
What makes the 2014 Honda Civic Si such a great performance vehicle?
- A high level engine (“2.4-liter four-cylinder rated 205 horsepower at 7,000, 174 pounds-feet of torque at 4,400.”)
- A high level chassis
- Manual gearbox
- “Soft engagement”
- “The engine revs freely to deliver rich power, but has sufficient oomph to avoid embarrassing you in slug-along traffic. Its real-world fuel consumption under our heavy foot is modest: 20.2 mpg in the suburbs, 35.1 mpg on the highway.”
“The Honda Civic Si is just a fun car to drive,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “If you’re looking for a smaller, sportier car that will really give you some bang for your buck, you can’t pass up a test drive in the 2014 Si.”
According to USA Today, the 2014 “A joyous reminder of how good a stick-shift can be, and how satisfying a budget go-buggy can be.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership to take the 2014 Honda Civic Si 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!
…which group that is, however, is a little difficult to pinpoint based on this commercial that features wolves with glowing eyes, vampire-types, and hammer-wielding helmet-wearers.
But really, it’s not as confusing at the writer of this article makes it seem. The Honda Civic Type-R is for drivers who want to be different, for drivers who want to be iconoclasts of car world. No, you don’t have to wait of the zombie-apocolypse or be into goth stuff; you just have to want something edgier, a car that’s apart from all the others.
Sadly, the Honda Civic Type-R probably won’t be coming to the U.S. but it’s still an interesting commercial…dare we say, very European?
Check out the short commercial and the article HERE and tell us what you think. (And there is no rated R content, so you can watch it safely at work )
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 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.
Most people don’t think of the Honda Civic as a good vehicle for moving to a new home; surely, it can’t move that many of your most beloved items, right?
This article from AutoExress shows how functional the Honda Civic Tourer really is and that it can, in fact, be a perfectly vehicle for helping you move.
If you can get past the fact that the author uses the word “boot” for trunk and “niggle” for…well, we’re not exactly sure, the article highlights some of the amazing features of the Honda Civic Tourer that you may not think about during a quick test drive.
- More storage VW Golf and Ford Focus and rear seats that independently flip up “revealing another huge storage area, which proved perfect for picture frames and suitcases.”
- More than 47 miles per gallon
- “The Civic’s big boot made light work of the task in hand, and my large bedside chest was squeezed in without the need to fold the back seats. There was even enough space left over to pack in a load of cushions, bedding and clothes.”
See? It’s actually a very spacious, functional vehicle.
“When people think of the Honda Civic, they usually think of it as an awesome compact, commuter car,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda in Bellingham. “It’s definitely that, but the Honda Civic Tourer is also extremely functional with way more space and storage than you think.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Apple Valley Honda, or Sims Honda to take the new 2014 Honda Civic for a test drive!
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.”
Honda is voluntarily recalling 9,800 2014 Honda Civic LX models to inspect the tires of the vehicles, which may have possible tears in the bead area.
According to this article, “The potential tears occurred when a supplier accidentally pinched the tire beads between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel rims while assembling the tires to the rims, the company said. Tire bead tears may create rapid air loss and tire failure, it said. Because the defect was discovered during a routine factory check, it is unlikely that many of these tires are on the street, according to American Honda. The company said it is unaware of any crashes, injuries or consumer complaints associated with the defect. ”
If you are concerned about your 2014 Honda Civic LX, please do not hesitate to contact us at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealerships. Any parts that need to be fixed or replaced will be done so free of charge to vehicle owners.