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 →

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 →