April 2016 - Frank Ancona Honda blog

April 28, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Welcomes the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid to the Family!

Honda just announced the exciting release of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. This car will be the ideal mode of transportation for those looking to break away from the fuel pumps during their day-to-day commute or summer vacations.

According to Forbes, the all-new Accord Hybrid will achieve an estimated 49 mpg city/47 mpg highway for a combined estimated 48 mpg. According to Road Show by CNET, the all-new Accord Hybrid will feature two electric motors. One will act as the main power source, while the other will function as a generator, providing backup power when the battery no longer has enough power. The new system has added an additional 16 horsepower to the previous model, making the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid more powerful as well as more efficient.



Honda took a year off from making the hybrid in order to move its main production facility from Ohio to Japan. The move allows Honda to double its production to 28,000 Accord Hybrids per year, according to Green Car Reports.

Frank Ancona is excited that this incredible vehicle will be available this summer, just in time for family vacations, and will qualify for the Honda Financial Services (HFS) College Graduate Program, saving recent college grads an additional $500 when buying or leasing a 2015 model year or newer through HFS!

If you can’t wait until summer to test drive the new Accord Hybrid, call us today at (913) 782-3636 to take a different Honda for a spin, like the Accord Sedan CVT LX. Frank Ancona Honda is currently offering a great lease special on the 2016 Accord Sedan CVT LX for$189​ per month for 36 months/36,000 miles with $1,999 total due at signing. The Accord sedan can get up to 37 mpg in optimal driving conditions.


April 25, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Offers Customers Service Specials Just in Time for Road Trip Season

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, it is important to stay on top of vehicle maintenance, especially the various fluid levels. Regular vehicle care and maintenance helps to extend the life of your vehicle and reduces the risk of expensive repairs that dent your savings. Kelley Blue Book provides many tips for maintaining your vehicle, helping your Honda reach the 100,000 Mile Club. These tips include:

  1. Checking your vehicle’s fluids such as oil, coolant and transmission fluid
  2. Greasing applicable parts
  3. Waxing your vehicle
  4. Keeping your vehicle clean
  5. Maintaining your interior

If you’re tight on time or vehicle maintenance just isn’t your thing, Frank Ancona Honda can help you accomplish a lot of these maintenance suggestions now with our incredible service specials. Until the end of April, you can come in for a lube, oil change and filter change for two great low prices: $24.95 for standard oil and $34.95 for 0W-20 oil. Replacing that old, dirty oil can increase fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.



Frank Ancona Honda continues to bring the heat with an additional, incredible service special to ensure you get the miles you deserve out of your tires. For $39.95, receive a tire rotation and balance with an alignment check to keep those tires wearing evenly and providing you with a smooth ride (Offer expires 4/30/2016).



Taking the proper precautions with your vehicle not only helps extend its life, but also assists in keeping passengers safe. Regardless of the service your Honda vehicle needs, Frank Ancona Honda wants to assist you in making the decision that works for you. Stop by our dealership or call to make a service appointment at 913-782-3636.

April 20, 2016

Frank Ancona Honda Reviews Your New Car Purchase Options: Should You Lease or Buy that Flashy New Honda

When it comes to shopping for a new vehicle, you should always take into consideration your options. You don’t necessarily need to commit to purchasing a vehicle in order to drive off in that brand new Honda you’ve had your eye on. In fact, leasing is an incredible opportunity that provides a lot of great benefits, as well. Frank Ancona Honda provides plenty of options when it comes to finding the perfect purchase option for their customers. There is always an abundant selection of new vehicles with great lease rates and financing specials available to fit everyone’s ideal situation. Let’s take a look at leasing vs. buying a new Honda.

Leasing is ideal if:

  • You plan to change cars every few years.
  • You always want newest models and technology.
  • You will not be driving over 12,000-15,000 miles per year.
  • You don’t want to worry about constant maintenance.
  • The model you want to drive is out of your purchasing price range.

One of the many current lease specials Frank Ancona Honda is offering is on the 2016 Odyssey SE. To drive off in this brand new Honda, $2,499 would be your total due at signing and then a payment of $279 per month for 35 months would be required with no more than 12,000 miles per year.

image00Amount due at lease signing excludes tax, title, license and first month payment.​ With approved credit through HFS.​ Offer ends May 2,2016

According to Edmunds.com in order to lease a car you generally make a small down payment that is a small portion of the car’s overall value followed by monthly payments. The length of the lease can vary, but generally Honda restricts you to 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year. If this doesn’t seem to fit in with your lifestyle, or you want to own your vehicle, then purchasing may be a better option for you.

Purchasing a vehicle may be ideal if:

  • You will be driving a great deal per year.
  • You would like to customize your vehicle.
  • Would like to eventually not worry about car payments and would like to accumulate equity.

Frank Ancona Honda offers a variety of great financing specials with approved credit to help get you into your dream Honda even easier than before. Currently, the 2016 CR-V is available for purchase with a 0.9 percent financing rate for 60 months at Frank Ancona Honda for a limited time. How great is that?

image01Available through HFS.​ Example $17.06 per month for 60 months per $1.000 financed.​ Offer ends May 2, 2016

Purchasing a vehicle does have its benefits as well. As you pay down the loan, you may gain equity in your vehicle and once the vehicle is paid off you no longer have a monthly fee to pay. While you’re without a car payment, you can use that money towards other expenses or save it. Additionally, you can trade your vehicle in when it comes time to purchase a new vehicle, making it less expensive to get into a new car.

Edmunds.com uses a Honda Accord as an example in a comparison of money spent to lease vs. purchase a vehicle. We encourage you to look at the numbers compared here.


Whether you want to own or lease a car, Frank Ancona Honda is able to assist you in making the decision that works for you! Stop by our dealership to test drive one of our vehicles or feel free to call us at 913-782-3636 for more information.