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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.

honda pilot odyssey top safety picks

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.

Image Credit: Honda

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.

April 4, 2014

Honda Builds Its 20 Millionth Vehicle In The U.S.

Honda is celebrating two big milestones this month! According to a recent press release, Honda plants in the U.S. have produced 20 million automobiles to date. In addition, motor company’s 10 millionth U.S.-built Accord recently rolled off of the assembly line at Honda’s first American plant in Marysville, Ohio.


2014 Honda Accord Sedan (Photo: Honda)

Hidenobu Iwata, president and CEO of Honda of America Mfg. and head of Honda’s North American manufacturing, said, “We are deeply aware that our ability to reach this milestone results from the trust that 20 million customers have placed in our products, and we appreciate their support over the past three decades. We also value the commitment made by tens of thousands of associates at Honda and our hundreds of suppliers in the U.S. who build products of the highest quality for our customers.”

According to the press release, American Honda plants produce 11 different models including four passenger cars and seven light trucks. Since 2011, Honda has invested around $1.6 billion in its American auto plants to expand production and implement new technologies.  In 2013, nearly 95 percent of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America.

Check out the press release here.

September 20, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Kicks Off Football Season With Best APR and Lease Specials

Posted by Jason Heard, general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Do you need another reason to celebrate the recent victories of the Kansas City Chiefs than with our special offers from Frank Ancona Honda? We are excited to kick off the season with the best APR and lease specials on three of our most popular vehicles – Honda Civic, Honda Pilot and Honda Odyssey.

We’re dedicated to making sure you have the best deals and service, so make sure to check the blog frequently, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @AnconaHonda and stay updated by visiting our website.

2013 Honda Civic Sedan Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months

Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Honda Civic Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months

 Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Civic Si Coupe Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months

 Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Pilot Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-60 months or 1.9% APR for 61-72 months.

Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

2013 Odyssey Special APR
0.9% APR for 24-36 months or 1.9% APR for 37-60 months.

Offer valid from 9/4/2013 through 11/4/2013.

August 8, 2013

Honda Drivers Tweet Their #HondaLove in Second Vine Campaign

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Honda launched a second Vine campaign this month asking fans to share their positive Honda experiences using the hashtag #HondaLove.

https://twitter.com/Honda/status/364746711853314049

On Aug. 6, Honda spent the day responding to live tweets from their fans with some quirky Vine videos.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Twitter fan @WDanMarks loves the smooth drive of his Honda Pilot. In response, Honda sent a video with an awesome granny drummer:

https://twitter.com/Honda/status/364803813116346370

@thebaileycarlin adores her 2013 Honda Civic, Pikes. Honda’s response was . . . energetic, to say the least.

https://twitter.com/Honda/status/364797227744501761

@vezchakoyes’ newfound romance with her Honda Civic prompted Honda to pop the question.

https://twitter.com/Honda/status/364767840697454593

If you have your own story to share, share it with Twitter using the #HondaLove hashtag.

December 14, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Kicks Off Happy Honda Days With New Video

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, is celebrating Happy Honda Days with 0.9% financing on all new Accords, CR-Vs, Odysseys, Pilots, Crosstours, Ridgelines and on the all new 2012 Civic! In addition, with the purchase of any new vehicle through December, Frank Ancona Honda is giving away free Remote Start accessories for all models.

WATCH VIDEO

Hurry in to Frank Ancona Honda, located at 1000 North Rogers Road in Olathe, KS, to take advantage of the Happy Honda Days clearance sale ending January 3, 2011.

Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 North Rogers Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The dealership is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and is a family-owned business that has been in Olathe since 1961. “Like Us” on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

September 16, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Kicks Off Football With New Featured Lease Specials!

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By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda is kicking off the football season with new featured lease specials including the 2012 Pilot, 2012 Crosstour and the 2011 Odyssey.

2012 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
$0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.


Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

2012 Crosstour 5 Speed Automatic 2WD EX V-6 Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
$0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.


Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
$0 first months payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deoposit. For well-qualified lessees.

Offer valid from 9/7/2011 through 10/31/2011

May 23, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces $0 Due at Lease Signing on 2011 Pilot, Odyssey, CR-V and Accord

Frank Ancona Honda announces $0 due at lease signing on the 2011 Honda Pilot, Odyssey, CR-V and Accord.

2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease
Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
$0 first months payment, $350.00 per month for 35 months
$0 down payment, $0 security deposit. For well-qualified lessees.
2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease
Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
$360.00 per month for 36 months. $0.00 total due at signing.
2011 CR-V 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease
Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
$0 first months payment, $280.00 per month for 35 months
$0 down payment, $0 security deposit. For well-qualified lessees.
2011 Accord Sedan 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease
Offer valid from 5/3/2011 through 5/31/2011
$0 first months payment, $260.00 per month for 35 months
$0 down payment, $0 security deposit. For well-qualified lessees.

April 6, 2011

Honda Dealer in Kansas City Frank Ancona Honda Promotes Online Car Shopping- Buy a Honda

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Frank Ancona Honda launched a campaign to promote online shopping for new and pre-owned Honda cars. Frank Ancona Honda’s website http://www.frankanconahonda.com/ makes it easy to browse, select a model, compare, value your trade, check specials and latest financing, get a price quote and even get pre-approved. Research Honda cars before you buy at http://www.frankanconahonda.com/

March 31, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Really Big Thing is Back!

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Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Really Big Thing is back: $0 due at signing, $0 first month payment, $0 down payment, $0 security deposit when you lease a 2011 Accord Sedan, 2011 Civic Sedan or a 2011 CR-V.

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March 24, 2011

2011 Honda Odyssey Receives Safest Minivan Honors

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Here is an article from Auto Evolution, written by Daniel Patrascu, announcing that the Honda Odyssey has recently been named the safest minivan for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Honda Odyssey, Safest Minivan for 2011

As a testimony to the way in which Honda’s new Odyssey minivan has been designed, two of America’s most renowned safety organizations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have both given the model their highest scores in the crash test conducted this year. The achievement, in the case of other models not surprising, comes to establish the Odyssey as the first and single minivan to have achieved top scores from both organizations this year.

Both of the organizations crash tested the Odyssey in the beginning of the year, but only now the Japanese car maker can safely say that their vehicle is the best in its class as far as the safety of the occupants go.

The new Odyssey, launched last year, is Honda’s take on a segment that, because of the competition, is growing harder and harder to control. Several important players fight for a piece of the market that stands for a whole lot more in the US than in Europe.

Honda’s Odyssey, seen by the manufacturer who produces it as one of the most successful minivans it has ever made, is trying to build on the all-American appeal by being designed and engineered in the US and assembled at the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) plant, using mostly domestic parts.

For the new model year, Honda has tweaked the model a bit, adding little extras like a more powerful 3.5l i-VTEC V6 engine (248 hp), a new 3-mode second-row seat design or a rear entertainment system with a 16.2-inch ultrawide split-screen display.

March 18, 2011

Sales Consultant Greg Kessler Receives Gold Master Recognition by American Honda

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Frank Ancona Honda Sales Consultant Greg Kessler was recently honored by American Honda Motor Co. Inc., for achieving the Gold Master membership level in the 2010 Council of Sales Leadership recognition program. This distinguished honor is awarded to an elite group of Honda Sales Consultants who consistently exhibit sales leadership and professionalism.

The Honda Council of Sales Leadership is an annual recognition program designed to encourage professional development and sales excellence throughout Honda dealerships nationwide. By measuring sales volume, customer satisfaction, and professional knowledge, the program identifies Sales Consultants who excel at enhancing the customer buying experience. The Gold Master winners being recognized this year have delivered exemplary performance in all three categories for at least three out of the past five years at their dealerships. These esteemed Sales Consultants played a significant role in maintaining Honda’s industry-leading owner loyalty.

Kessler has been named a member of the Council of Sales Leadership for the [ordinal number of years] time and has earned Gold Master status for the 12th time. He was among the 470, out of more than 13,000, Honda Sales Consultants recognized as a Gold Master member in 2010. Kessler has been proudly serving Honda customers at Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe for 17 years.

March 7, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Announces 2011 March Madness Deals

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Frank Ancona Honda in Olathe recently announced deals for March Madness 2011. The dealership is offering specials on a variety of new cars, including the 2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX and 2010 Ridgeline, at frankanconahonda.com including $0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment and $0 due at lease signing.

Some of the current deals include the following:

$0 down payment, $0 security deposit, $0 first month’s payment, $0 due at lease signing
2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease – Zero Due at Lease Signing
Offer valid from 3/1/2011 through 5/2/2011

The 2011 Pilot features second row 60/40 split reclining, sliding, flat-folding bench seat, 8-passenger seating, ambient console lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display, four tie-down anchors, bag hooks, conversation mirror with sunglasses holder, courtesy door lights, cruise control and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.
2010 Ridgeline Special APR
Offer valid from 3/1/2011 through 5/2/2011

The 2010 Ridgeline has a 5-speed automatic transmission built for heavy duty truck use. It’s features include 60/40 lift-up rear seat with underseat storage, integrated rearview camera, auto day/night mirror with compass, ambient console lighting, sunglasses holder, seatback pockets, courtesy door lights, cruise control and dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors.