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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Honda Odyssey Passes Cars.Com Car Seat Test

The 2014 Honda Odyssey was the first 2014 minivan to pass cars.com's car seat test.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey was the first 2014 minivan to pass cars.com’s car seat test.

As the ultimate family van, the 2014 Honda Odyssey easily passed cars.com rigorous car seat test. The website was testing to find out which vehicles can hold 3 car seats in their backseats. As of April 4 the Odyssey is the only 2014 model year minivan to pass this test.

According to tests from the experts, three car seats fit in the second row, and two fit safely in the third row. Cars.com editors say the Latch anchors are easy to use, and it’s easy to get in and out the van with children.

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2014 Honda Odyssey Named Best Family Minivan

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the best car for families.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the best car for families.

U.S. News and World Reports has named the Honda Odyssey its Best Minivan for Families again by U.S. News and World Reports. This is the fourth consecutive year the minivan took home this award, and all-new technology propelled the van to the finish line again this year.

“The Odyssey was designed to excel in one of the harshest environments on earth, daily family use,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of automobile operations for American Honda. “Being named ‘Best Minivan for Families,’ four years in a row speaks volumes about the Odyssey’s singular commitment to be the ultimate family vehicle.”

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2015 Honda Fit Makes Northeast Ohio Debut

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The 2015 Honda Fit was first shown at the Detroit Auto Show in Jan. 2014. Now you can see it for yourself at the Cleveland Auto Show. The Fit is a complete redesign with a sleek, modern look and more cargo space than ever.

So we wanted to know for ourselves if the Fit was improved. When we climbed in and out of the car on the floor of Cleveland Auto Show, we must say that the new Fit is a big step up for the brand.

VIDEO: 2015 Honda Fit at the Cleveland Auto Show

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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.

REVIEW: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is the 2014 Green Car of the Year and gets to 50 MPG. Add in the great safety features, innovative technology, and great list of standard features, and this vehicle is poised to become the king of the hybrids. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is also built right here in Ohio.

The Green Car Journal has already noticed the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. They named the vehicle “Green Car of the Year,” because of the outstanding fuel economy ratings. The Accord Hybrid gets 50 MPG city, one the highest rankings on the road today. Honda also shares the Green Car Journal’s goal of an ultra-low carbon future.

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2015 Honda Fit Debuts in Detroit

The 2015 Honda Fit has made its grand debut on stage at the Detroit Auto Show. Honda says the new Fit will be more powerful and fuel efficient than ever thanks to the Earth Dreams Technology. The Fit debuts later this spring.

The Fit is completely redesigned inside an out. The new sleek, modern look adds in sporty style. Honda calls the Fit more aggressive this year thanks to a front fascia that closer resembles the Honda Civic. New leading lines stretch across the vehicle, and you’ll also get new LED tail lights along the hatch with chrome garnish.

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Review: 2014 Honda Accord

The 2014 Honda Accord features a great list of standard features at any trim.

The 2014 Honda Accord features a great list of standard features at any trim.

The 2014 Honda Accord hits the Waikem showroom building off the extremely popular redesign last year. The Accord is now known for a long list of standard features, amazing style and top of the line technology that puts it at the top of the midsized sedan market. Add in that was made in Ohio, and you cannot really go wrong with the Accord.

STANDARD FEATURES

When you talk about the Accord, you have to start with the features everyone gets. No matter which Honda Accord you choose, it will come with features including a backup camera, Bluetooth, SMS Text Message features, duel climate controls, and Pandora Radio Interface. Most manufactures make you pay extra, Honda gives it to you no matter which trim you pick.

Honda still sells the Honda Accord in both coupe and sedan models. An Accord Hybrid model is new this year, and we’ll cover it more in later blogs.

VIDEO: 2014 Honda Accord

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