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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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All You Need To Know: The 2019 Honda Insight

All You Need To Know: The 2019 Honda Insight

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All You Need To Know: The 2019 Honda Insight! The Honda Insight, which will launch this summer, and is a hybrid sedan that marks Honda’s fifth electrified vehicle introduced over the past year. Introduced last month at the New York International Auto Show, the model 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.

2019 Insight Pricing & EPA Ratings

Trim MSRP1 MSRP Including $895 Destination1 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city / highway / combined)2
Insight LX $22,830 $23,725 55/49/52
Insight EX $24,060 $24,995 55/49/52
Insight Touring $28,090 $28,985 51/45/48

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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Which Honda Models are the Coolest New Cars Under $20,000?

Which Honda Models are the Coolest New Cars Under $20,000?

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Which Honda Models are the Coolest New Cars Under $20,000? Recently Kelley Blue Book released their list of “10 Coolest New Cars Under $20,000.” The experts at KBB chose models based the awards on comfort, style, and driving excitement that are simultaneously affordable. The youthful sporty 2018 Civic and 2018 Fit were chosen because of the qualities.

About the 2018 Fit the experts wrote, “This diminutive hatchback has a feature called the Magic Seat that gives the interior space and versatility that rivals that of a small SUV. The subcompact Fit also happens to be fun to drive. That combination of practicality and pep at an affordable price makes this a hard car to resist.”

The 2018 Civic was chosen because, “the Civic is a well-rounded car offered as a sedan or coupe that’s comfortable, roomy, practical, efficient, packed with cool tech, and a blast to drive. And Honda tops that off with a budget-friendly starting price and a strong reputation for reliability and resale value.”

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Which Honda Models Should My Family Buy?

Which Honda Models Should My Family Buy?

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Which Honda Models Should My Family Buy? Parents and Edmunds teamed up to help families determine which vehicles will best meet their needs with their “10 Best Family Cars of 2018” list. In order to select the winners, Parents and Edmunds evaluated over 300 vehicles, taking into consideration safety ratings, car seat installation, driving dynamics, comfort, price, and fuel efficiency.

The Honda Odyssey was named the Best Minivan. Parents writes, “Thanks to a makeover this year, the Honda Odyssey ($30,090+) looks and drives better—plus it offers more family perks. “The rear-row head restraints are adjustable in several ways, making car seats easier to install,” says Patterson. The  2018’s engine is about 15 percent more powerful, so it won’t feel sluggish  if you need to quickly merge onto the highway, notes Brent Romans, an editor at Edmunds.  The EX model or above ($34,060+) will beep if another car is in your blind spot when you put on your turn signal. With its “Magic Slide” system, you can move second row seats apart to give kids personal space or push them together so passengers can climb into the third row. If you splurge for the Touring or Elite model ($44,610+), you’ll have a screen with a view of the back rows to see if your baby has drifted off. “I love how the navigation system links with the ‘Are We There Yet?’ app so my kids can see on the screen how much time is left in the trip,” says Kate L. Mary, of Troy, Ohio. Most models come in 8 colors.” 

The Honda Accord impressed as the Best Sedan because, “The Honda Accord has been a favorite family pick since the  ’90s—and the tenth generation, which debuted this year, looks sleeker, has more interior room, and is packed with advanced safety features even on the LX base model ($23,570+). The ride is more comfy, too, with back support in the front seats. Spray-foam insulation throughout the interior helps keep out external noise, making it easier to have a conversation with passengers. Backseat passengers also have a bit more space. Comes in 11 colors.”

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