December 2014 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

December 24, 2014

New York Times Gives The Big Picture On The New 2015 Honda Fit

According to a new video review from the New York Times, the all-new 2015 Honda Fit is fun, frugal and a flexible mode of transportation. Although it may be smaller on the outside, it packs a lot of room on the inside, along with a few surprises.

Check out the video here.


Photo: Honda


The New York Times raved over the Fit’s fuel-economy ratings (about 33 miles per gallon in the city and 41 on the highway) and gave props to the Fit’s flexible seat configurations and storage options, which work together to create a more space. It concluded that the roomy interior and the cabin’s look and materials put it ahead of its competition.

Want one? Click here to see our new vehicle specials for the Fit.

December 19, 2014

Honda To Debut Hydrogen-Fueled Concept Car At Detroit Auto Show

Honda is known for its innovation and environmental leadership, so it’s no surprise that Honda has recently upped the ante for alternative-fuel vehicles with its new FCV hydrogen-powered concept car. According to an official news release, the car will be making its North American debut at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January.


Honda FCV Concept
Photo: Honda


Honda has been at the forefront of fuel-cell vehicle innovation since the original FCX became the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle in U.S. and Japan in December 2002. In 2008, Honda also became the first manufacturer to create a fuel-cell vehicle dealer network.


So what’s new about this car? According to Honda, this FCV will have an anticipated driving range of about 300 miles, it will seat up to five people and it’s intended to have gains in packaging, interior space, performance and cost reduction.

The future may not be as far away as we think! If produced, you can expect this car to be rolling out in Japan as early as March 2016 and in North America and Europe shortly after.


December 15, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Karen Judt

We know you’ve been on the edge of your seats eagerly awaiting our next Employee Spotlight, so here it is! This time, the spotlight’s shining on Karen Judt. Don’t be shy — get to know a little more about her below!
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Meet Karen Judt!


What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?


Internet Sales.


How long have you worked at Frank Ancona Honda?


Two-and-a-half years.


What is your favorite part of the job?


I enjoy meeting and helping our clients.


What is your favorite Honda vehicle?


2015 CR-V and 2015 Fit.

December 10, 2014

New TFLCar Review Showcases Why 2015 Honda CR-V Is The People’s Crossover

Emme Hall of TheFastLaneCar recently dished about the all-new 2015 Honda CR-V Touring with AWD. Her fave features? The CR-V’s reliability, fuel efficiency, safety, utility and precise, on-point turns, all of which played a part in the vehicle earning TFLCar’s glowing “Buy It” rating.

See Frank Ancona Honda’s 2015 CR-V models.


Photo: Honda


The CR-V’s biggest draw may be its fuel efficiency. According to Hall, you can expect to get 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined. “Even at higher speeds, the CVT keeps those rpms low,” she wrote in the review. “At 55mph the engine runs at 1500 rpm, and at 65 mph it runs at 1800 rpm. Sport mode bumps things up a little bit. 55 mph holds the engine at 2900 rpm, 65 mph at 3100 rpm.”


For those looking for a comfortable ride, the CR-V does not disappoint. The Touring model features heated front seats (a must-have for winter), a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather-trimmed seats. You’ll also stay connected with Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and other high-tech features like a push button start, power sunroof and a 7-inch touchscreen.

And of course, in true Honda fashion, owners of the CR-V can feel free to stretch out in the vehicle’s roomy interior. A power liftgate produces 23.2 cubic feet of space, and two levers that fold the rear seats down can increase that space to 70.9 cubic feet.


The CR-V has a ton of other great features that are outlined in the TFLCar review. Check out more details here. And of course, if you’d like to come in for a test drive, feel free to drop by Frank Ancona Honda to get behind the wheel.