Infotainment systems are becoming as important as vehicle performance and comfort. People want superior technology and access to the desired information when they want it…how they want it.
The infotainment system in the 2014 Honda Civic and in the newly unveiled 2015 Honda Fit, is exactly what consumers want: simple yet advanced.
According to this article, “Debuting at the recent Detroit Auto Show, the new Fit features a 7-inch touchscreen that lets users swipe, pinch, and tap — just like a smartphone. Instead of Honda’s old, two-screen i-MID display with jog wheel, the Fit’s infotainment system is streamlined and easy to use.”
The 2015 Honda Fit is only the second car (after the Honda Civic) to have Siri Eyes Free Integration. At the Detroit Auto Show, the infotainment “…impressed. It was quick to process and responsive to inputs. And the pinch and swipe capacity was on par with most smartphones.”
This is just one more reason to check out the 2014 Honda Civic and look forward to the 2015 Honda Fit!
I wrote about the three accidents my family has been in over the past few months, so it was nice to see this article and know that we aren’t the only ones who have bad things happen to their Hondas.
This incident wasn’t exactly the same since the Honda Civic was the victim of a two car accident that overflowed on to the parking spot where the Civic was resting, but damage was done as you can see in the pictures featured in the article here.
We also thought it was timely considering all of the icy, snowy weather much of the Eastern United States is getting. No doubt there will be a few fender benders during this time. The great news for all those Honda drivers is that Hondas are so well designed that they absorb as much as the impact as possible so you do not (I speak from personal experience). Our situation was similar to this one where the damage didn’t LOOK real bad until the repair experts got in there and saw how much impact the car had taken under the surface…specifically designed that way to keep occupants safe.
“Accidents happen,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “It might be your fault, it might not be. But in a Honda you can have confidence that your are driving some of the safest cars are on the road.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda to test drive some of the safest cars on the road!
The Honda Civic was by far the best-selling compact vehicle in 2013 leaving all competition, including the second best-selling car, the Toyota Corolla.
The Honda Civic sold 336,180 units. Trailing pretty far behind as second-best is the Toyota Corolla with 302,180.
“People expect a pretty good competition between the Honda Civic and The Toyota Corolla,” said Keith Hofkamp of Sims Honda in Burlington. “But, according to the sales last year, there is NO competition. The Honda Civic is the clear winner with it’s new design and excellent gas mileages; it’s definitely the best compact car available.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda, or Apple Valley Honda to find out why the Honda Civic was the best-selling compact car in 2013!
Three Hondas were named in the top ten of best-selling vehicles of 2013, more than any other automaker!
- The Honda Accord was the fourth best-selling selling vehicle
- The redesigned Honda Civic was sixth (and there’s a good chance it will rise in the rankings this year)
- The Honda CR-V was eighth
“People love Hondas,” said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “I think it’s a testament to the fact that Honda has established a reputation of creating cars that people want that are also dependable and have great value.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealerships to find out why these three cars are some of the most popular vehicles in the U.S.
[Honda Press Release]
The Honda Civic has been a household name in the automobile market for the majority of its career. Capturing countless awards and titles for its style, features and all-around value, it’s safe to say the Civic won’t be making an exit from the automobile world anytime soon. To be sure of its long-term residence however, Honda continues to advance their beloved 2014 Civic with new styling, performance and interior upgrades.
Matt Castrucci Honda has been proudly providing Honda automobiles to the Dayton, Ohio and surrounding-area residents for years now, and always makes sure their Civic selection is among the best around. Even after the Civic’s complete redesign only a few short years ago, Matt Castrucci Honda seems to have taken extra notice to their 2014 Civic model with a special page dedicated to it on their website.
Among some of the most noticeable changes to the 2014 Civic are the new front end designs now featured on the coupe and Si models. Providing even more curb appeal, the 2014 Civic’s bumper, grille and side mirrors now encompass a much bolder look than ever before. Other notable updates can be found in the new continuously variable transmission, or CVT, used on select 2014 Civic models. Using more precise gear settings, the CVT increases horsepower output, driving feel and fuel economy figures. What this does is allows the Civic to keep the same 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine, but increase it’s engine output to 143 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque, adding even more performance to the already fun-to-drive Civic.
To learn more about all of the 2014 Honda Civic changes, interested parties can view the model overview here. Matt Castrucci Honda carries the full line of new Honda vehicles as well as a used inventory from various automakers. To contact Matt Castrucci Honda directly, call 877-321-5041 by phone or visit them online.
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!