March 2016 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

March 25, 2016

Honda Hypes up the Civic Hatchback





Last Tuesday at the New York Auto Show, Honda revealed the latest, much anticipated details on the Civic Hatchback concept. The announcement was made via live-stream, making it available for viewing worldwide, amping up car and racing enthusiasts everywhere.


In the live-stream, Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Honda Division, presented this next chapter in the “Civic Story”. The Civic is the most ambitious endeavor of a compact class sports sedan to date. It’s being called Honda’s most sophisticated model yet; a world-class platform for the newest-generation Civic model.  Conrad said, “Our customers have truly embraced this new Civic.”

Epic Honda firsts arrive alongside this announcement, including “First Turbo-Charged Engine” for a U.S. Civic Model. But the list of exciting features doesn’t end there; the new model wouldn’t be complete without a more spacious and premium cabin, 42 miles per gallon on the highway, 0-60 miles-per-hour acceleration and an option for 6-speed manual transmission.

The Civic Hatchback has been titled, “Most Ambitious,” “Seriously Sporty” and “Seriously Green.” The Hatchback should hit dealerships later this year, completing the 10th generation Civic lineup. On Twitter, fans can’t contain their excitement for the release of the new Civic Hatchback in the U.S.







The full live stream can be viewed on Honda’s YouTube page.


March 22, 2016

Honda Dream Garage Sales Event: Complete with Dream-Worthy Customer Service

What does your dream garage look like? Your dream car is sitting there, glossy and pristine. It’s satisfying – the new car smell, clean seats, low odometer and not to mention the endless possibilities. This magnificent feeling is made greater because you know your financing rate or new lease terms are phenomenal. Time to go for a drive!


Frank Ancona Honda is proud to reveal our latest celebration: The Honda Dream Garage Sales Event. Now through May 2, 2016, we are offering great deals on almost every award-winning vehicle we make. It’s time to create the garage of your dreams by taking advantage of these great specials:

2016 Honda Accord Sedan CVT LX

  • $189 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $1,999 due at signing

2016 Honda Odyssey LX

  • $269 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $1,999 due at signing

2016 Honda Civic Sedan CVT LX

  • $99 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $3,499 due at signing

2016 CR-V LX AWD

  • $219 per month on a 36 month/36,000 mile lease
  • $2,899 due at signing

2016 Honda CR-V

  • 0.9% for 60 months

Your dream garage experience wouldn’t be complete without Frank Ancona Honda’s Five-Star Customer Service! Our wish is to help you make your dream garage come true, so once you arrive, we’ll make your visit as easy and stress-free as possible. Our incredible staff will provide the best value and customer service possible to help you every step of the way as you choose your next vehicle. With 30 years of excellent customer service, Frank Ancona Honda offers the best-value vehicles for your money.

Don’t wait another day for your dream to come true. Contact us today to get more information on these great deals and many more going on now at 913-747-4568.

March 21, 2016

Civic vs. Corolla: Comparing the Most Popular Small Sedans

The compact sedan market is a very competitive market. Two of its top contenders are the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Toyota Corolla. A meticulous comparison of these cars reveals that the Civic comes out on top in three major areas.

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Needless to say, efficiency is going to be one of the most important factors when anyone is considering a compact car. Honda knows this and this is why the Civic delivers such fantastic fuel economy at 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway*. That’s better than the Toyota Corolla’s 31/38 mpg.




Since the Honda Civic delivers far better fuel economy than the Toyota Corolla, you would expect the Corolla to win in the power department; however, this is not the case. The Honda Civic delivers 158 horsepower compared to the Corolla’s 132 horsepower.




Just because it’s a compact car doesn’t mean it can’t have plenty of interior space for passengers and cargo. The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla share a similar volume of passenger space. However, when it comes to cargo space, the Civic beats the Corolla hands down. While the Corolla only has 13 cubic feet of cargo volume, the Civic features 15.1 cubic feet.


If you’re doing a 2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Toyota Corolla comparison, you’ll see that where it counts, the Civic makes for a smarter choice.


*27 city/40 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT model. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

March 15, 2016

Honda Adds Additional Awards to Their Growing List: Excels in Value and Safety

Our latest models have everyone talking. Honda stole the show this year with high ratings from Kelley Blue Book, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, just to name a few. Value and safety awards make up a large portion of Honda’s achievements this year.

Kelley Blue Book’s named several 2016 Honda Models with Overall Best Buy, Best Buy, Best Value Brand and Best Resale Value Awards. We’re proud to announce that the 2016 Honda Civic is the Overall Best Buy according to Kelley Blue Book’s, along with the 2016 Honda CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey, which were named Best Buy of the Year in their respective classes.

Additional awards include U.S. News naming the CR-V the Best Car for the Money among compact SUVs. The Honda Fit also was also recognized by U.S. News rankings and was awarded the Best Car for the Money title in the Subcompact and Hatchback categories. Both the CR-V and Fit were commended for their high EPA-estimated mpg ratings and low long-term ownership costs.

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Best Buy of the Year:

  • Civic (Overall Best Buy)
  • CR-V
  • Pilot
  • Odyssey

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Although getting the best value for your money is important, by no means should it cast a shadow on safety. Don’t worry, Honda has you covered in both areas! The coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was awarded to four Hondas in recognition of their superior crash safety performance. Several 2016 Honda models were also recognized by IIHS with the esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating due to their excellent safety performance and still more earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating:

  • Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 CR-V Touring


  • Accord Sedan
  • Accord Coupe
  • CR-V
  • Pilot
  • Odyssey

5-Star Overall Vehicle Score:

  • CR-V
  • Accord
  • Fit
  • Odyssey
  • HR-V

View all 2016 Honda awards and accolades here.

March 7, 2016

A First Look at the All-New 2016 Honda Civic Coupe



Source: Honda News

Honda is proud to introduce the all-new, 10th-generation Honda Civic Coupe. With many of the design features introduced on the Civic Sedan, the Civic Coupe takes the sporty, styling and dynamic capabilities of the sedan even further for a unique performance coupe experience.

The Civic Coupe has always aimed to please the younger demographic and with upgraded technology features, including Apple CarPlay 3 and Android Auto, the 2016 Civic Coupe looks to attract even more of the younger generation.

Forbes Magazine called the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe “a massive leap forward, essentially redefining the small car with regard to quality, refinement and advanced technology.”

Digital Trends said, “Experiencing the 2016 Civic sedan and its new ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) platform was a breath of fresh air.”

According to a Honda press release, pretty much everything about the 2016 Civic Coupe is new. It includes an all-new sporty and sophisticated interior and exterior, a more spacious and high-quality cabin, two advanced new engines and a host of new premium features and technologies.


Source: Honda News