The 2019 Honda Insight is an IIHS Top Safety Pic

The 2019 Honda Insight is an IIHS Top Safety Pic

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The 2019 Honda Insight is an IIHS Top Safety Pic! Recently, we shared all you need to know about the Honda Insight! The hybrid sedan, which was released this summer, marks Honda’s fifth electrified vehicle introduced over the past year. The Insight holds five passengers and includes standard Honda Sensing technology.

The model offers an EPA rating of 55 mpg, class-leading power and passenger space, as well as a sporty style that aims to bring a new level of sophistication to the compact hybrid market. The new model has already begun production in Indiana and gets an impressive output of 151-horsepower. The Insight will be available in the LX, EX and Touring trims and include standard multi-element LED headlights, push-button start, and the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. It will also offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The model has now earned the 2018 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest overall safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+. The Insight received top ratings of “GOOD” in all crashworthiness tests, a standard “GOOD” rating for the Insight’s LED headlights and a “SUPERIOR” rating for the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) feature of the standard Honda Sensing® suite of advanced driver safety technologies.

“Insight continues to prove that it’s much more than just a pretty face with great fuel-efficiency ratings.” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “With standard Honda Sensing® active safety tech and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, Insight is a hybrid with some serious safety chops.” For more Honda news, follow Wilde Honda Waukesha on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Which Honda Model is Best for a Dog Lover?

Which Honda Model is Best for a Dog Lover?

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Which Honda Model is Best for a Dog Lover? The Honda Fit! Last week, we shared that U.S. News and World Report chose the 2019 Honda Fit as the winner for the “Best New Cars for Teens Under $20,00” award. The U.S. News and World Report picks cars with the best combination of overall quality, reliability, safety ratings, and accident-avoidance technologies across five different price brackets. Not only is this affordable and hip Honda perfect for teenagers, but it is also perfect for dog lovers! 

Autotrader editors write about their decision sharing, “Although it qualifies as a subcompact car, the Honda Fit is surprisingly roomy inside, making it the ideal dog/human mobility device for those on a tight budget. A tall roof, low step-in height and a unique rear-seat design go a long way to accommodating dogs of all sizes, and the Fit’s reputation for reliability and strong resale value make it a good used car choice. Along with a pleasant ride and great fuel economy, you’ll find a number of dog-friendly aftermarket accessories for the Fit, ranging from simple seat covers to cargo-area mats and beds. The Honda Fit is a great car for dog owners as a new or used car.”

But which features make this model the perfect choice? The Fit has a friendly and roomy interior, tall roof, low step-in height, and multi-configarable second-row Magic Seats® that give the model unequaled cargo capacity, boasting a class-leading 52.7 cubic-feet of space with the rear seats folded down.

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The Honda Fit is Affordable and Perfect for Teens

The Honda Fit is Affordable and Perfect for Teens

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The Honda Fit is Affordable and Perfect for Teens! Recently U.S. News and World Report chose the 2019 Honda Fit as the winner for the “Best New Cars for Teens Under $20,00” award. The U.S. News and World Report picks cars with the best combination of overall quality, reliability, safety ratings, and accident-avoidance technologies across five different price brackets.

The editors share what about the Honda Fit made them chose this model. They write, “From our No. 2 ranked subcompact cars to our No. 1 ranked subcompact. The Honda Fit, which sits at just $16,190, won our 2018 Best Subcompact Car for the Money award. A luxurious interior, high fuel economy estimates, massive amounts of cargo room, and a multitude of tech and safety features make this little car a good “fit” for anyone.

The Fit is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. There is an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT) that increases fuel economy. However, the CVT is known to emit a droning sound when you’re on the highway.”

The Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)., is now available on all trims and standard on EX and above,  adding an additional level of peace of mind for parents. 

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Meet the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe

Meet the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe

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Meet the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe! After winning multiple awards, Honda is reintroducing the Civic Coupe and Sedan which both include updated styling, a new Sport trim for both body styles, and standard Honda Sensing technology. The Honda Sensing technology includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

The new Civic Sedan and Coupe offer evolutionary styling updates, front and rear, including a new piano black upper fascia “wing;” restyled lower fascia, bumper and lower grille; a full-width splitter; chrome side pod accents; and updated LED headlights. The Civic Sport’s increased attitude comes from  a high-revving 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine mated to either a smooth and efficient CVT with G-Shift Control or a slick-shifting 6-speed manual. Adding more tech to the Sport, the new trim receives the updated 7-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and volume button.

Learn more in the official press release. For more Honda news, follow Wilde Honda Waukesha on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Honda Impresses in J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Awards

Honda Impresses in J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Awards

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Honda Impresses in J.D. Power & Associates APEAL Awards! Recently J.D. Power & Associates released the 2018 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study which measures owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement across 77 attributes. These attributes include the power the customer feels when they step on the gas, to the sense of comfort the feel when climbing into the driver’s seat.

The study is now in its 23rd year and records responses gathered from November 2017 through February 2018. The data was collected from 68,000 purchasers and lessees after 90 days of ownership of their new 2018 model-year vehicles. The scale is measured by 1,000 points. This year the industry average increased overall to 820 points from 810 last year.

Key Findings:

  • Mass Market brands are loading their cars with more accessories and features that is leading to narrowing gap between Mass Market and luxury. This year the two segments reach a record low gap of 37 points.
  • All categories have improved compared to 2017: driving dynamics (+12 points); visibility and safety (+11); engine/transmission (+10); audio/communication/entertainment/navigation (+10); seats (+10); heating, ventilation and air conditioning (+10); exterior (+9); interior (+9); storage and space (+9); and fuel economy (+4).

“The automotive industry is performing exceptionally well, with manufacturers making record-breaking improvements year over year,” said Dave Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive at J.D. Power. “It’s a great time to buy a new car or truck. There are a lot of high-quality, appealing vehicles in every segment of the market and shoppers don’t have to spend a fortune to get one.”

Honda received awards for the Honda Accord and Honda Ridgeline. The Honda Accord topped the Midsize Car category while the Ridgeline ranked as the Midsize Pickup, for the second year in a row. While the 2018 CRV and 2018 Odyssey did not top their segments they did place in the top three for Compact SUV and Minivan, respectively.

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The 2019 Honda HR-V is Coming this Week

The 2019 Honda HR-V is Coming this Week

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The 2019 Honda HR-V is Coming this Week! As we’ve reported before the 2019 HR-V has added the new Sport and Touring trims and features the Honda Sensing suit of advanced safety and driver-assistive features as standard. Honda Sensing includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist.

In terms of styling the 2019 HR-V features revised bumpers, headlights, grille and taillights. The HR-V Sport features blackout trim and 18-inch wheels while the Touring trim gets LED headlights, dark chrome trim and LED fog lights. The Display Audio system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration in a new simplified interface. For the Touring trim, the exclusive to the trim navigation system has been improved with 3D landmarks and sharper graphics. The Sport trims gets a sporty interior treatment that includes a black headliner, gloss-black trim and sport pedals, while EX and EX-L models get redesigned seat upholstery with high-contrast stitching. Touring models get double-stitched leather-trimmed seats, with 8-way power adjustment for the driver.

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The 2019 Honda Pilot is Here

The 2019 Honda Pilot is Here

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The 2019 Honda Pilot is Here! The redesigned 2019 Honda Pilot is arriving at Honda dealerships starting this week! Wondering what the main differences between this model and the last model are? Some changes include more aggressive exterior styling, a new hands-free power tailgate, powertrain refinements, a new Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and standard Honda Sensing in all trims.

Powertrain Specs

The 2019 Pilot has an upgraded Idle Stop system which features new programming and a new brake pressure trigger that allows for quicker restarts when accelerating immediately after an engine stop.

  LX, EX, EX-L Touring, Elite
Engine 3.5-liter V6 24-Valve
SOHC i-VTEC
Transmission 6-speed automatic 9-speed automatic
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 280 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft., SAE net) 262 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 rpm
Recommended fuel Regular Unleaded
CARB emissions rating LEV3-ULEV125
Tune-up interval 100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune Ups
(does not include fluid and filter changes)

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

All 2019 Honda Pilot models come with the Honda Sensing suite which includes: Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Honda’s blind spot information system (BSI) is now standard on Elite, EX, EX-L and Touring trims. Other standard driver-assistive features include automatic high beams and a multi-angle rearview camera.

Honda Sensing Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Active Safety Features LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Advanced 4-Channel ABS
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Multi-angle rearview camera with static guidelines
Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)9 with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Learn more about the model in the official press release! For more Honda news, follow Wilde Honda Waukesha on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Honda Commits to the Environment By Installing On-Site Solar Arrays in California

Honda Commits to the Environment By Installing On-Site Solar Arrays in California

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Honda Commits to the Environment By Installing On-Site Solar Arrays in California! Last month, unveiled one of the largest solar arrays at the American Honda Motor Co. campus in Torrance, Ca. This is one of Honda’s largest on-site renewable energy installations anywhere in the world.

The new solar array features more than 6,000 panels and is expected to generate an impressive 3,000 megawatt hours (MWh) annually which will roughly offset 30% of purchased electricity for the entire American Honda Torrance campus. This solar energy will also provide 100% of the electric vehicle charging energy in the on-campus parking lot. This whole initiative aligns with Honda targeting a 50% reduction in its total company CO2 emissions globally by 2050.

“Installing the solar and battery system on Honda’s Torrance campus is a win-win-win solution that will help Honda reach its renewable energy goals, save money and reduce CO2 emissions,” said Ryan Harty, manager of Connected and Environmental Business Development and Engineering at American Honda. “Charging electric vehicles with sunshine is also very satisfying for our associates. The transition to renewable energy and electric transportation go hand-in-hand.”

Learn more in the official press release.  Check out the video about the solar project below.

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Refreshed HR-V and Pilot Expected This Month

Refreshed HR-V and Pilot Expected This Month

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Refreshed HR-V and Pilot Expected This Month! After Honda Light Trucks hit record sales last month, Honda is planning to release significantly refreshed versions of the 8-passenger Pilot SUV and subcompact HR-V SUV! Both models will receive impressive connected-car technology upgrades, including  Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. 

“The continued fortification of the Honda light truck lineup with the refreshed 2019 Pilot and HR-V further enhances our already award-winning lineup of Honda SUVs,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of the Honda Division. “With application to HR-V, Honda Sensing is now available or standard on every Honda model, which is both an incredible benefit to our customers and increased value over the competition.”

2019 Honda Pilot upgrades include:

  • more aggressive exterior styling
  • new hands-free power tailgate
  • more refined 9-speed automatic transmission (Touring and Elite trims)
  • 4G LTE in-car WiFi
  • larger rear entertainment system with Blu-Ray and streaming video capabilities
  • CabinTalk in-car PA system

2019 Honda HR-V upgrades include:

  • new Sport and Touring trims
  • more refined continuously variable automatic transmission
  • available Real Time all-wheel drive system
  • Honda Sensing will come standard on EX and higher trims

The Pilot will go on sale on July 16th and HR-V will go on-sale July 24th at Honda dealerships. For more Honda news, follow Wilde Honda Waukesha on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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Honda is the Most-American Made Car Brand!

Honda is the Most-American Made Car Brand!

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Honda is the Most-American Made Car Brand! Recently Cars.com released their annual American-Made Index and Honda had three of the top ranking models– the Honda OdysseyHonda Ridgeline, and Honda Pilot. All three models are built at Honda’s plant in Lincoln, Alabama. Furthermore, each of the Honda models featured in the Cars.com 2018 American-Made Index were designed and developed in the U.S. at Honda R & D Americas, Inc. facilities in Ohio and California.

Cars.com releases this list annually to help Americans determine the “most American” vehicles, which have the greatest impact on the U.S. economy. These models are manufactured in America, have the most American parts, and also support the most American factory jobs. Cars.com considers five factors in their decision including: assembly location, domestic-parts content, U.S. factory employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. After analyzing 100 U.S.-built vehicles, only the top 10 were chosen.

Cars.com writes, “Buying American means buying a Honda Odyssey minivan or Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, which make our Top 10 most American list. Why? Because even though Honda is a Japan-based automaker, both of these cars are built in Alabama with high domestic content and U.S.-sourced drivetrains.”

According to data collected by Cars.com, two-thirds of Americans say they prefer buying American-based with more than eight out of ten consumers believing buying American-made vehicles will create more jobs in the US. Now you can feel great when you buy from us, knowing your purchase is supporting workers at our dealership, and at the plant in Alabama! For more Honda news, follow Wilde Honda Waukesha on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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