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 →

2016 Honda Civic Features Dressed to Impress at New York Auto Show

2016 Honda Civic Features

“This, ladies and gentlemen, is the return of the sporty Civic,” Executive Vice President said Guy Melville-Brown, the chief designer of the Civic’s exterior at its introduction at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Redesigned top-to-bottom by U.S. engineers and designers, the 2016 Honda Civic features a bold new ‘Flying H’ grille, sharp creases, an elongated hood, lower air intakes, and a large rear spoiler illuminated by a single-line of LED tail-lights and is carried by 20-inch wheels on a lengthened wheelbase. While Honda did not reveal extensive details regarding powertrain specs, executives did confirm that higher-trim models would be the recipients of a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine mated to either Continue Reading →

Revolutionizing Mobility: Honda Robotics Technology

Honda Robotics Technology

Paving the way for the future of innovative mobility, Honda recently released some of the latest in Honda Robotics Technology. These inventions are designed to enhance human mobility, giving people a chance to go places they’ve never gone before. The two latest technologies which will showcase at this year’s SAE Convention include the ASIMO humanoid robot, as well as the UNI-CUB personal mobility device. According to Honda, the ASIMO robot, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, can walk, run, climb stairs, dance, move objects, and even surf the web. “The Honda objective, ‘to be a company society wants to exist,’ offers a framework to understand why we are Continue Reading →

Honda Civic Hatchback to Come to America After All

Honda Civic - Honda Civic Hatchback

At Stokes Honda North, we’ve been all about the new Honda Civic hatchback ever since it was revealed in Europe, but disappointed that we had no counterpart to enjoy on this side of the pond. Well, good news, because that’s about to change! According to Nikkei Asian Review, Honda wants to start selling the Civic hatchback in America, which would allow it to compete with other hatches like the Volkswagen Golf. But the really interesting question is this: will Honda also bring the Civic Type R to the United States? The automaker originally stated it had no plans to do so, because the Type R is based on the European Continue Reading →

Honda CR-V and Odyssey Named Best Cars for Families by U.S. News & World Report

2015 Honda CR-V - Best Cars for Families

The Honda CR-V and Odyssey have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2015 Best Cars for Families. The Honda CR-V was named the Best Compact SUV, and the Odyssey was named the Best Minivan for families. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Honda Odyssey has been recognized on the list of Best Cars for Families, while the addition of the CR-V to the list is thanks in part to its restyling for the 2015 model year. The updates include the new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology™ i-VTEC® engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) which improve both fuel efficiency and performance, an entire suite of available Continue Reading →

Honda February Sales: Fit & Pilot Lead the Way

Honda February Sales - 2015 Honda Pilot

Honda February sales got a great kick from both the Fit and Pilot. The brand sold a total of 92,474 vehicles, accounting for a 4.1% increase compared to February of 2014. Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager, said, “Strong February sales of both the sub-compact Fit and our 8-passenger Pilot SUV demonstrate the power of the Honda brand with individual buyers. Honda is delivering incredible value throughout our product lineup that is resonating with our customers.” Something is definitely resonating with customers because both Pilot and Fit sales were up over 80% in February! In total, there were 5,652 units of the Fit sold, which was Continue Reading →

Tell Honda to Bring Us the Civic Type R Hatchback

Civic Type R Hatchback - Honda

Cars that thrive in overseas markets yet never make it to America (and vice versa) are commonplace, so they usually don’t bother us. Different continents and cultures want different things. But this time, we’re a little irked. We really want the 2015 Honda Civic Type R hatchback. That car is a game changer. It gets an all-new 306 bhp turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC engine, special “Dual Axis Strut” front suspension, an extensive aerodynamic package, high-performance Brembo brakes, and many more enhancements to make it as track-ready as possible. It hasn’t forgotten to look the part, either. The styling is directly influenced by the need to cut through the air as efficiently Continue Reading →

Updated Honda CR-V is Most Popular Vehicle in its Segment for 2014

Updated Honda CR-V

The Honda Motor Company might have its roots in Japan, but it’s got a pretty good base here in the United States as well. In fact, four different Honda vehicles were the most popular in their segments in 2014, according to IHS Automotive sales data. Of those four vehicles—the Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Odyssey—it’s the updated Honda CR-V that especially caught our eye. The CR-V has been a fan favorite of the American people, especially young adventurous people and people with small families, for years now. It’s cornered such a big part of the market, in fact, that Honda will soon release an HR-V model to build on that crossover Continue Reading →