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New Honda Crossover at the NY Auto Show

Each year the New York Auto Show brings good tidings from all of our favorite manufacturers. This year we have our eye on Honda.

Honda will share information on a new Honda crossover. The Fit-based crossover will hopefully be added to the line-up near the end of this year. The new Honda crossover, being named the HR-V, will be very similar to a crossover currently being sold in Japan, the Vezel.

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The Honda Odyssey Could be the Best Minivan on the Road

The Honda Odyssey is a thing of beauty and a family’s best friend. So when Consumer Reports announced their ‘Top Picks for 2014’, we weren’t surprised to see the Honda Odyssey was named the top pick for Minivans.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first vehicle to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first vehicle to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Honda Odyssey is arguably the best minivan on the road today. Comfortable seating for eight and several different seat configurations for the best cargo space when you need it, make the Odyssey a consistent fan favorite.

Being judged on test performance, reliability, and safety, Consumer Reports chose from 260 recently reviewed vehicles. They then put them into ten categories. Only Honda and Subaru made the list with two models. The Accord was the top pick for mid-size sedans.

Consumer Reports says:

 The Odyssey is also relatively fun to drive for a minivan, with its vigorous V6 engine, responsive handling, and supple ride.

There are many minivans in the world. With great seating, cargo space, and technology, the Honda Odyssey may just be the best minivan.

Honda Accord: Still One of the Best Sedans on the Market

Consumer Reports has recently released their ‘Top Picks for 2014’.

The chosen few were selected among the 260 recently reviewed vehicles by Consumer Reports. Top choices had to meet criteria in three areas:

  • Test Performance
  • Reliability
  • Safety
One of Consumer Reports' Top Picks for 2014

One of Consumer Reports’ Top Picks for 2014

One of the best sedans on the market made the list; the 4-cylinder Honda Accord. This affordable sedan is well-equipped with great technology and creature comforts. Available LaneWatch technology and back up camera gives you an extra set of eyes. While the Lane Departure Warning System keeps you driving safely down the road. The interior is very comfortable with plenty of space for you and your passengers.

The Accord has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award, being one of only a handful of vehicles in its class to do so.

With a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine the Accord achieves impressive EPA ratings; up to 36 MPG on the highway.

The Honda Accord takes the tried-and-true reliability formula Honda is known for and adds everything you’ll want from a sedan: technology, comfort, and a stylish exterior.

Honda Unveils Redesigned Civic Coupe at SEMA

Honda recently unveiled the newly redesigned Honda Civic Coupe at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. The Civic Coupe’s 2012 redesign focused on structural, safety, and interior improvements. For 2014 however, Honda is looking towards style and performance.

The Coupe has gained a more aggressive grille, hood, front fenders, and headlight design. You’ll also see new taillight lenses, sportier front and rear bumpers, new side mirrors, and new wheel designs.

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, Most Fuel Efficient Midsize Sedan Hybrid

Honda Wheel

The 2014 Accord Hybrid has received an EPA rating of 50 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway for a combined fuel efficiency of 47 mpg.

This made the 2014 Accord Hybrid a leader in the midsize sedan hybrid class for city driving. The next best competitor is the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid with rating of 47 mpg in the city. It has a driving range of approximately 673 miles, 46 miles farther then any vehicle in its segment.

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the first Honda hybrid vehicle produced in Ohio, at the company’s Marysville Auto Plant, and joins the Greensburg, Indiana-built Civic Hybrid as the second Honda hybrid model built in the U.S. Honda invested $18.8 million in a 94,000-square-foot expansion of the Marysville Auto Plant, along with the addition of 50 new full-time jobs to handle the special processes specific to the production of this advanced hybrid model.

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Expected this Fall


The 2013 Honda Accord.

The Honda Accord already has an impressive lineup, including the four-cylinder and V6 powered Accord sedan, the Accord coupe, and the advanced Accord Plug-in. Honda will soon be adding the Accord Hybrid to the sophisticated yet sporty lineup.

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is anticipated to achieve a class-leading 49 mpg in the city and 45 on the highway for a combined fuel economy of 47 mpg.

This Accord will be the first Hybrid assembled in Marysville, Ohio, and will go on sale nationwide in October 2013.

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Two Hondas Named Coolest Cars

2013 Honda Fit Split Reverse Shot

One of the coolest and most affordable cars on the market.


When shopping for an affordable vehicle we often times have to sacrifice style. However, that is not the case with two of the coolest cars from Honda.

Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the coolest cars for under $18,000, using their Fair Purchase Price.

The Honda Civic and the Honda Fit have both landed themselves on this cool list.

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Accord, Civic, CR-V Named Best Family Cars

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

The 2013 Honda Civic LX was named one of the best base models by cars.com.

Your family deserves a vehicle that looks great, offers a comfortable ride, and will keep them safe. Luckily, Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com have put together a list of the 10 best family cars. Honda lead the pack with the Civic, Accord, and CR-V.

Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda, said:

“The Accord, Civic and CR-V all lead their respective segments in retail sales and Honda continues to focus on selling high value vehicles to one customer – or family – at a time.”

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