2015 Honda Fit Boasts 40 MPG Highway Rating

2015 Honda Fit - Stokes Honda North

We know you think you know all about the Fit already, but trust the experts here at Stokes Honda North: there is a lot more to learn about the all-new 2015 Honda Fit. It’s a completely redesigned model, both inside and out. But it’s what’s underneath the hood and inside the powertrain that makes this new Fit so special. You see, the new 2015 Honda Fit is in an exclusive club: the 40 mpg highway rating club. “Honda now uses an EarthDreams direct-injected 130-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the latest Fit, and its EPA ratings have soared from the previous generation,” explains Green Continue Reading →

Newest Honda CR-V Offers Updated Powertrain and Advanced Tech

Newest Honda CR-V

As one of the most competitive segments in the automotive industry, the current class of crossover SUVs has raised the standards quite a bit. To keep up with the competition, Honda recently revealed the newest model of its popular CR-V crossover, showing that though the crossover is entering a decade of being sold, it can still hold its own with the rest. In fact, the newest Honda CR-V surpasses the competition with ease, offering a new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology engine and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that yields an outstanding EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 mpg combined. More intuitive safety and driver assistive features are available in the CR-V’s Continue Reading →

2015 Honda CR-V Has Bold, New Styling

Stokes Honda North - Honda CR-V

The bold, new 2015 Honda CR-V just went on sale at Stokes Honda North. When they teased the new CR-V in September, Honda said to expect “significant enhancements” to the popular compact SUV, and they weren’t kidding! To start with, the exterior now features a bold, aggressive grille design with narrow headlights. Inside, drivers will find styling upgrades in the cabin as well, in addition to noise reduction technologies that make for a remarkably quieter ride. The biggest update though is the new i-VTEC engine, which is paired with a new Continuously Variable Transmission and yields a much-improved 27/34/29 mpg rating in city/highway/combined driving. The CR-V has always been a Continue Reading →

Fall Driving Tips from Stokes Honda North!

Fall Driving Tips - Stokes Honda North

Autumn has finally arrived! This means cooler weather for us in South Carolina. With the fall season upon us, we know that the holidays are right around the corner which means holiday traveling. We want to give you some fall driving tips to make sure your Honda is in great shape! Watch for Back-to-School Traffic: Kids are back in school which means more cars and buses will be on the road. Make sure to watch for increased pedestrian traffic in the morning and afternoon as children are leaving and returning home from school. Rain: Rain can create difficult driving conditions, especially if you are driving in an unfamiliar place. If Continue Reading →

Honda Plant Soars on Wind Energy

Honda Wind Energy

Honda’s transmission plant run, in part, by wind power has successfully made car production a cleaner process. Honda’s switch to wind energy has gained the attention of The Columbus Dispatch, who reports that six months after installing two wind turbines they are “helping Honda reach its goals to reduce the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing operations by 2020. That includes a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions from Honda products, compared with levels in 2000.” Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Incorporated, located at Russels Point, Ohio, makes transmissions for the majority of Honda’s assembly plants in North America. Hopefully Honda will be an inspiration for other automobile companies Continue Reading →

Honda’s Self Driving Technology Put to the Test

Honda Self Driving Technology

It’s common knowledge that self-driving technology will be making its way into our cars before the end of the decade. We already see technologies like parking assist, lane monitoring, and autonomous braking in today’s cars which are big players in developing a fully-autonomous car. Honda has developed a technology that allows a car to be fully autonomous – of course, it’s still in testing and development, but one engaget.com writer got a change to see Honda’s self-driving technology in action. An array of radars, sensors, and cameras were placed on top of an Acura TLX. This, paired with sophisticated GPS data, allows the car to see where it’s going, and Continue Reading →

In the Mid-Size Crossover Segments the 2015 Honda Crosstour is the Smart Choice

Honda Crosstour

It used to be the bigger the better but since the gas prices started rising consumers have been trading in their full-size SUV for mid-size SUVs and crossovers. At the top of the mid-size crossover segment is the Honda Crosstour. The 2015 Honda Crosstour, available now, provides comfortable seat for up to five people, a hidden removable utility box and a 51.3 cubic feet cargo space. It comes standard with a USB/iPod connection, one-touch turn signals, expanded-view driver’s mirror, fog lights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a rearview camera with guidelines. You can add these premium features including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, LaneWatch display, and HondaLink featuring Aha compatibility. The Continue Reading →

2015 Honda Fit’s Safety Recognized with Top Safety Pick Rating

For most car buyers, safety is a top priority and it is for Honda, too. Recently, the Honda Fit’s safety was recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with a Top Safety Pick rating. With this rating, the Fit scored the top “Good” rating in four crash tests and an “Acceptable” rating in the difficult small overlap frontal crash test, with no vehicle in the Fit’s class scoring higher in that test. “Honda’s deep-rooted commitment to safety and to our customers is perhaps best demonstrated by the fact that we were not satisfied with anything but a TOP SAFETY PICK for the new 2015 Honda Fit,” said Art Continue Reading →

Honda Accord and CR-V Earn Title of America’s Most Popular Car and SUV

2014 Honda Accord - most popular Car in America

The first half of 2014 has been good to Honda with the Accord and CR-V attracting retail customers in record numbers. Due to the boast in numbers, Honda is leading the industry with the most popular car and SUV in America, according to Honda analysis of new-vehicle retail registration data from IHS Automotive. The Honda CR-V is on track to hold the title as the best-selling SUV in America for more than a decade! Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, stated “More individual customers put a new Honda Accord in their driveway in the first half of this year than any other new car Continue Reading →

Honda Pre-Owned Vehicles Make a Safe Choice for Teen Drivers

2014 Honda CR-V

When your teenager starts to drive you want to make sure they are as safe as possible. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has compiled a list of the safer choices for used vehicles that your teenager can drive and there were several pre-owned Honda models. The IIHS conducted research and found that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers and they suggest that the type of vehicle that is being driven has an effect on the degree of risk. The Honda pre-owned vehicles that made the list from IIHS include the Honda Accord Sedan (2012 and later), Accord Coupe (2013-14), CR-V (2012 and later), Continue Reading →