Sunday, September 20, 2015

2016 Honda CR-V Earns 5-Star Safety Rating

While it’s easy to look at all the bells and whistles that automakers offer these days in their safety technology suites, the truth is that automakers put a lot of work into making their automobiles as safe as possible in ways that aren’t even remotely complicated. While it’s great that so many new Honda vehicles offer blind spot monitoring and other such advanced safety tech, sometimes it really is as simple as designing a car that crumples appropriately upon impact. It doesn’t sound like much, but keeping the cabin of a vehicle secure is the first step in making sure everybody in the vehicle is safe when it matters most.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Honda Models Top Segments in Value Retention

The auto industry is a funny thing sometimes. Take, for example, the 2015 Honda CR-V, which is the best-selling SUV in the industry, and how it recently was named the best in its segment for projected value retention after five years by Logically, one would think that if the used CR-V market is flooded with inventory five years down the road that it would actually hold onto less of its value, but that doesn’t look like what’s going to happen.

Friday, September 4, 2015

2016 Honda Civic to Debut in September

From the moment that Honda debuted the all-new, completely-redesigned 2016 Honda Civic concept vehicle in New York earlier this year, Honda dealers all over the country had a sense that it was going to be something special. With over 16.5 million models sold in its history, the Civic is the best-selling model that this particular automaker has ever developed, and we already can tell that the latest iteration is going to further boost those numbers.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating

 Going through the crash test process must be for automakers what going through a home inspection feels like for people selling their houses. All the work is done, it’s time to move on, but before anything significant can happen somebody official has to make sure that everything is up to code. 

Just like with home inspections, there are a lot of things that can wrong with the kinds of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but thankfully the recently-redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot just got through its maiden voyage through the process with glowing marks. The Pilot earned top marks of “Good” on all five of the IIHS’s major crash tests, including the famously stringent small overlap test that has stymied so many automobiles over the course of the last few years.