2016 Honda Odyssey Features the HondaVAC

Honda Odyssey - HondaVAC

The 2016 Honda Odyssey went on sale earlier this month. The minivan is already a hit, thanks to its fantastic design and amazing features. One such feature is the HondaVAC, the first in-vehicle vacuum cleaner. According to a Honda press release, the HondaVAC returns in the 2016 Honda Odyssey. The HondaVAC allows owners of the Honda Odyssey to clean their van without ever leaving it. The 16-foot hose allows you to reach anywhere inside the vehicle. Up to 1.42 liters of debris can be stored inside the HondaVAC’s bag at any given time. Two additional head attachments allow you to pick up any sort of debris. What’s truly amazing is Continue Reading →

Huge Increase in Honda Utility Vehicle Sales

2016 Honda Pilot - Utility Vehicle Sales

Honda has a fantastic lineup of Utility vehicles. From the CR-V to the brand new 2016 Honda Pilot, these larger vehicles have helped Honda gain some large profits, especially last month. According to a press release from Honda, it sold 61.059 utility vehicles in July. This means there was a 16.2% increase in Honda utility vehicle sales. Over half of the sales were attributed to the CR-V. Consumers bought 31,000 of these vehicles. Meanwhile, the brand new 2016 Honda Pilot made a huge debut. 10,000 of the new SUVs were sold in July, the vehicles first full month on the market. The Honda Odyssey and HR-V also made significant sales Continue Reading →

Simple, Helpful Road Trip Tips

Summer Road Trip Tips

If you are going to take a road trip, you might as well do everything you can to make it great. Here are some helpful road trip tips! Road trips are awesome but if your destination is far away, the occasional fit of boredom can strike. Be prepared! Road trip games may seem cheesy but they can be awfully fun. Classics like I Spy or 7 Questions work well. Try doing impressions of famous people and seeing if your fellow travelers can guess who you are! When it comes to food, bring a cooler and make your own. You can save an enormous amount of money that way. Alternatively, find Continue Reading →

Honda Wins in Two Segments for AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2015 Honda CR-V - Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

When it comes to various automotive indicators, it can be hard to know which ones to trust. AutoPacific organizes its Vehicle Satisfaction Awards every year and this analysis firm goes straight to the source. The data comes from the people whose opinion really matters—the owners! More specifically, AutoPacific queries over 66,000 owners, then sorts awards by segment. Taking the cake in the economy car segment was the 2015 Honda Fit! Delivering over 40 mpg on the highway and offered at an astoundingly competitive price, it’s no surprise that the Fit generated the most satisfaction.   The 2015 Honda CR-V was recognized by AutoPacific in the mid-size crossover SUV segment. The Continue Reading →

Cars.com/USAToday/MotorWeek Compact SUV Challenge Winner: 2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V - compact SUV Challenge Winner

The Cars.com/USAToday/MotorWeek Compact SUV Challenge winner was recently announced, and it was none other than the highly sought-after 2015 Honda CR-V! The CR-V has been America’s most popular SUV for the past 10 years, and with another award in tow, it’s elevating its popularity even more. The challenge was a competition between seven SUVs in which they were judged in several categories. In order to take part in the challenge, all SUVs had to be under $28k and attain a combined city/highway EPA estimated fuel efficiency of at least 26 mpg. Patrick Olsen, Cars.com Editor-in-Chief, said, “The 2015 Honda CR-V came out on top because it provided the best blend Continue Reading →

Honda May Sales; New HR-V Debut

2016 Honda HR-V - Honda May Sales

Honda May sales numbers are officially here and they continued a positive trend! The new HR-V made its debut in May and received a very warm welcome from customers. In addition, the Honda Fit had a stellar month with a sales increase of 82 percent which led the way for Honda. In total, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. reported sales of 154,593 units. Thanks in part to the new HR-V, Honda light truck sales were up 10.6 percent. Overall, individual Honda sales were up 1.3 percent compared to May 2014. When asked about May sales success, Jeff Conrad, Honda Division Senior Vice President and General Manager, said, “The new Honda Continue Reading →

All-New Honda HR-V is On Sale Now

2016 Honda HR-V - all-new Honda HR-V

The all-new Honda HR-V is on sale now and here at Stokes Honda North we’re anxiously awaiting its arrival. The HR-V was introduced as a concept at the 2014 New York Auto Show and the production model was unveiled later that year at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The HR-V will be the smallest crossover in Honda’s lineup. Just from the first glance, the 2016 HR-V has a sporty demeanor. But this athleticism is matched with efficiency and versatility. It will come equipped with a long list of standard features, including a push-button electric parking brake, a rearview camera with guidelines, 17-inch alloy wheels, Pandora radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. And, Continue Reading →

Combat Car Paint Sun Damage This Season With These Tips

Car Paint Sun Damage

Winter is long gone – but the risk of damage to your car’s beautiful paint job is far from over. The sun’s harsh rays can cause serious problems and have long-term effects on your vehicle’s paint, if you’re not careful. Here are a few tips to lessen car paint sun damage as much as possible: If you can, park in a garage or under any kind of roof. Even parking under a tree will help your cause. Be sure to wash and wax your car frequently, which aids in combatting the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Don’t be afraid to buy a car paint protection kit, but make sure it’s one designed Continue Reading →

Honda Accord Hybrid Lands In KBB’s 10 Best Green Cars Again

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid - 10 Best Green Cars

Competition is getting awfully intense when it comes to vehicles offering alternative propulsion. Emissions restrictions grow tighter, encouraging automakers to become more invested in these kinds of vehicles. Meanwhile, customers’ taste for EVs and hybrids only gets stronger. To help us know which automakers are excelling in this field, Kelley Blue Book publishes their 10 Best Green Cars list. The 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid made the list this year. It looks like winning is starting to become a habit for the Accord, as this is the second year in a row that it has made this prestigious list. For a vehicle to make the cut, KBB takes into account a Continue Reading →

Honda Accord Hybrid Earns Spot on KBB List of 10 Best Green Cars

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid - 10 Best Green Cars

If vehicle sales tell us anything, the Honda Accord is one of the most beloved vehicles in America. Thanks to the hard work of Honda’s dedicated engineers, the well-loved sedan offers even greater efficiency in its hybrid version, which was recently named one of Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Green Cars of 2015. This marks the second year in a row the Accord Hybrid has been recognized with the distinction; and the 2015 model boasts the best EPA rating for fuel economy in the city among four-door sedans. “The Honda Accord is one of the best values in the American auto market, and we expressed our admiration for the model Continue Reading →