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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 KBB.com 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 KBB.com, 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

TOP SAFETY PICK rating

  • 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.

February 19, 2016

Six Honda Vehicles Awarded “Best Family Cars of 2016” by Kelley Blue Book

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The awards keep stacking up for Honda. Frank Ancona Honda is proud to announce that six Honda models were ranked as Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars of 2016, claiming six of the 16 available spots. Honda is the only automaker to earn awards in each category segment, making it the most recognized brand in Kelley Blue Book’s assessment for 2016. The 2016 Honda Accord, Civic, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey were all highlighted in their respective categories.

Kelley Blue Book created the Best Family Cars list as a resource to make picking the right family vehicle a little less daunting. The KBB staff put all vehicle contenders through extensive tests evaluating overall family comfort, safety and value.

In a Honda press release, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of sales of the Honda Division, said, “This recognition by the experts at Kelley Blue Book of six of our core models is affirmation that Honda has the best possible choices for families of any size.”

Honda has been dominating the award season this year. The 2016 Honda HR-V was named 2016 Green SUV of the Year. The 2016 Honda Civic was named Kelley Blue Book’s Overall Best Buy for 2016, as well as the 2016 North American International Car of the Year. Plus, earlier this month, five Honda models were honored as the 2016 Best Cars for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.

Get your hands on the Best Family Cars of 2016. Our sales experts will help you find the perfect Honda for your family’s needs. See what we have in stock today! Call 855-859-6511 for details.

To see Kelley Blue Book’s full list for the Best Family Cars of 2016, click here.

February 15, 2016

Five Honda Models Win Best Cars For The Money From U.S. News & World Report

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The New York Daily News said it best, “When it comes to value, 2016 is all about the Honda Motor Company.” Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda is excited to announce that five different Honda vehicles have been honored with six Best Cars for the Money awards by U.S. News & World Report. According to the U.S. News website, the 2016 Best Cars for the Money awards highlight the cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans that have the best combination of value and positive reviews from professional car reviewers in 23 different automotive classes. The Hondas that were honored are as follows:

  • 2016 Honda Civic named “Best Compact Car for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda HR-V named “Best Subcompact SUV for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda Odyssey named “Best Minivan for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda Pilot named “Best 3-Row SUV for the Money”
  • 2016 Honda Fit named “Best Hatchback for the Money” and “Best Subcompact Car for the Money” for the second year in a row.

In a Honda press release, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, said, “Honda is committed to building vehicles that bring joy to our customers and ultimately deliver long-term value. Quality and value for money are key attributes customers expect when buying a Honda, and these awards recognize the brand’s ongoing fulfillment of that promise.”

The Best Car for the Money awards were created with the consumer in mind. According to the U.S News & World Report, the Best Car for the Money award winners have the best combination of long-term value and quality. Quality is measured by the overall score the vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards were published. According to the Honda press release, the rankings are updated monthly and compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts’ opinions.

Get your hands on some of this year’s “Best Cars for the Money” award winners. We have the perfect leasing specials to meet your budget needs on the 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Honda Odyssey and 2016 Honda Fit. See what we have in stock today! Call 855-859-6511 for details.

December 7, 2015

The 2016 Honda Pilot is the Safest SUV on the Market

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The 2016 Honda Pilot was released earlier this year and has already received numerous awards and reviews for its safe driving technology. The 2016 model features a few design changes and “Honda-Sensing,” which is a set of driver-aid technology advancements, making it the best SUV out on the market.

In a press release from Honda, Jeff Conrad, Honda division senior vice president and general manager said, “With the addition of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies available through Honda Sensing, no other midsize mainstream SUV on the market today can match the Pilot’s top IIHS and NHTSA safety scores.”

This past August, the 2016 Pilot received a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injuries and property damage – from crashes on the nation’s roads. The Pilot aced IHHS’ collision test and earned a superior rating for its front crash prevention system.

Watch the 2016 Honda Pilot in its IIHS crash test video.

The 2016 Honda Pilot also recently received a maximum 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The NCAP created the 5-Star Safety Ratings Program to provide information about the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles beyond what is required by Federal law. The more stars in a rating means the safer the car. See the full rating here.

What’s new with the 2016 Honda Pilot?*

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Now you have a better view when backing out of tight spaces. The new camera has three different angles: normal, top-down and wide.
  • Forward Collision Warning: You will be immediately alerted if the Pilot senses you are at risk of a collision with a vehicle in front of you.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System: If you start drifting out of your lane without signaling, the steering automatically adjusts to keep you centered.
  • Honda LaneWatch: When you engage the right turn signal a small camera on the right-view mirror will display live video on the middle console display. You’ll be able to switch lanes more carefully.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: This feature will help you maintain a constant following interval so you don’t have to brake and change speeds manually.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System: It will help bring the Pilot to a stop when it senses an unavoidable collision with a vehicle in front of you.

 

All of the above features help make the 2016 Honda Pilot the safest SUV for your family. Stop in for a test drive today or call (855) 859-6511.

For a full list of all the new features click here.

*Some features are only available on certain models. See dealer for details.

 

September 8, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot and Honda Odyssey Earn Top Safety Picks

The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda Odyssey have earned top safety pick awards. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2016 Honda Pilot an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2016 Honda Odyssey a five star overall safety rating.

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After completely redesigning the Honda Pilot for the 2016 model year, many of the safety features were upgraded causing the bump in the safety rating from the IIHS. In order to win a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, the vehicle needs a good or acceptable small overlap rating and good ratings in the four other tests, including moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints, along with a front crash prevention system to qualify for the advanced + rating.

During the IIHS testing, the 2016 Pilot performed well with these results from Automotive World:

  • Maximum intrusion of 4 inches at the parking brake pedal.
  • Well-controlled dummy movement.
  • Front and side curtain airbags kept dummy in place and protected the head from contact with the car and outside objects.
  • Low risk of any significant injuries in a severe crash.

The NHTSA awarded the 2016 Honda Odyssey with a five star overall safety rating, the highest safety rating available from the federal government. When testing was performed by the NHTSA, the Odyssey received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test. The 2016 Odyssey has many standard safety features that helped achieve this rating, including:

  • Vehicle stability assist with traction control
  • Brake assist
  • Antilock brakes
  • Rearview camera

In the upgraded trim levels, including the EX-L, Touring and Elite models, the Odyssey has additional standard safety features:

  • Forward-collision warning
  • Lane-departure warning

 

June 26, 2015

What to Expect from the 2016 Honda Pilot

Just in time for your summer family road trip, the 2016 Honda Pilot is designed with the family in mind. The Pilot’s size is between the smaller CR-V and the larger family-of-five Odyssey, outfitted with all of the features a family that is constantly on the go needs. The Pilot’s design has been upgraded in response to drivers’ desires from the 2014 and 2015 models, providing a custom family hauler vehicle for the modern family with the classic Honda performance under the hood.

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Image Credit: Honda

The Pilot feels like an all-new vehicle with sleeker, rounder edges compared to the boxy design of the 2015, taking design cues from the popular CR-V. Despite the 3.5 inch increase in length and 1.8 inch increase in wheelbase, the Pilot is lighter by 286 pounds thanks to the upgraded design. The 2016 model makes use of its space, offering more cargo room behind the third row than most other SUV’s in the market. For extra storage, the 2016 Pilot also has a new under-floor compartment with a lid for convenient storage. Total, the Pilot offers 109.2 cubic feet of storage space with seating for up to eight passengers

The 3.5 liter V6 engine provides 280 horsepower with 262 lb-ft of torque, an upgrade in power from the 2014 thanks to the new direct-injected engine. The transmission is now a six-speed automatic in the first three trim levels with the ZF nine-speed transmission in the Touring and Elite trims. With more power than before, the Pilot still manages excellent fuel economy for its size, offering 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city driving.

As for features, the Pilot comes in five trim levels. The LX is the entry level model, moving up to the EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trims. The LX’s features are pretty basic to keep the price point down, but starting with the EX the features get interesting. Apart from the LX, there are at least three USB ports and Lane Watch side-view camera standard. On all models, backup camera is standard. The Honda Sensing safety suite is available on all models except the LX, offering road and lane departure warnings, forward collision warning and braking and adaptive cruise control.

All-in-all, the Pilot is ready for a family to slap on their kids’ sports affiliations and their stick figure family stickers before they hop in for a summer road trip.