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January 20, 2017

Honda Unveils the 2018 Odyssey Minivan

As the fourth generation of the beloved Honda Odyssey was released, Honda also unveiled a future concept of the best selling minivan. So far, the Honda Odyssey has been the most popular minivan with individual American car buyers for each of the past six years and led the pack once again in 2016. As mentioned before, the 2016 model was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Minivans for Families for a record-breaking sixth year as well as earning recognition as one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Family Cars of 2016.

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With the 2018 model, Honda is hoping to turn the Honda Odyssey into a technological hub that includes a variety of features. Some of these advanced connectivity and entertainment features include New Display Audio, streaming video with 4G LTE Wi-Fi and CabinWatch and CabinTalk. These new cabin features utilize a camera that lets the driver and front passenger keep an eye on the rear passengers both day and night via an eight-inch Display Audio screen. If you catch one of the kids doing something they shouldn’t be, CabinTalk allows the driver to talk to the second and third-row passengers through the speakers and rear entertainment system headphones.

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The new family-friendly vehicle features Honda’s modern styling similar to their other vehicles. The new models will also be powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™).  At its peak, the engine output is expected to be 280 net horsepower, an additional 32 hp on previous models. The car will come with either a 9-speed automatic or an all-new, Honda-developed 10-speed automatic, the first of its kind in a minivan, providing more confident and refined performance. Honda believes that these powertrains, when combined with the Odyssey’s new sleek and aerodynamic design, are expected to result in continued class-leading performance and top-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings.
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August 19, 2016

Honda Announces the 2017 Civic Hatchback to be Released in North America Later This Year

 

The top selling Honda Civic Sedan got a fantastic facelift this year, especially with the coupe. Later this year, the new Honda Civic Hatchback will be released in North America. According to Honda, the 2017 Hatchback combines striking Euro-inspired styling and five-door versatility with the Civic’s world-class driving dynamics and Honda direct-injected turbo engine technology. The new model is scheduled to serve as a foundation for the new radical Civic Type-R launching in the U.S. in 2017.

According to Jeff Conrad, senior VP and general manager of the Honda Division of American Honda Motor Co., “The Civic Hatch has been a staple for Honda in Europe, but has long been the forbidden fruit for Honda fans in the U.S.”

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The vehicle is built on the same platform as the current generation of the sedan and coupe. The turbocharged engine will be offered with either a sporty CVT (all trims) or a performance-inspired six-speed manual transmission (LX, Sport and EX trims). The interior of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback carries through on the modern, sophisticated and premium quality of the tenth generation Civic lineup, with high-grade materials and finishes applied liberally throughout. In terms of packaging, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback delivers class-leading volume and cargo capacity including a roomy interior (122.9 cu. ft.), best rear seat legroom (36.0 inches) and largest cargo carrying capacity in the competitive set.

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According to CNET, the new trim being introduced with the car, the Sport Touring, will make a number of optional technologies standard. These technologies will include Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, LED headlights and heated rear seats. The Sport Touring will also add a center-mounted exhaust. Honda Sensing is available on most trims, and includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

December 28, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Featured in Kansas City Star for Participation in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

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Frank Ancona Honda was featured in the Saturday edition of Kansas City Star’s Drive section. Thank you to David Boyce for writing the excellent article. The article highlighted Frank Ancona Honda’s participation in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

Over the past month, Frank Ancona Honda has been collecting new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to local area children in need this holiday season. With the support of the Kansas City community, we were able to collect over 225 toys for our first year as an official sponsor for the Toys for Tots program.

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Frank Ancona Honda is committed to philanthropic charities that support kids and families. It has donated and helped fundraise for charities like City Union Mission, the Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities, the Phoenix Family, KidsTLC and more.

In the article, David Heitman, general sales manager for Frank Ancona Honda, said, “Because the Anconas have so many charities and organizations they give to, they felt like this one, especially at Christmas time, is something special for the kids. That’s what it is all about.”

This was Frank Ancona Honda’s first year sponsoring the Toys for Tots program and we can’t wait to see what the response will be for the years to come.

Heitman said, “It is that time of year where there is that special feeling in the air, and the children need to keep that special feeling alive. This is one way to give back and help that. Thank goodness for the United States Marines Corps Reserves who created the event for giving toys for the ones in need and the ones who deserve them the most.”

To read the full article in the Kansas City Star, click here.

December 21, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Thanks Kansas Citians for Donating to U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

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Over the past month, Frank Ancona Honda has been collecting new, unwrapped toys as an official sponsor for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. With the help of the Kansas City community, we were able to collect 225 toys that will be distributed as gifts to children in need this holiday season.

This was our first year sponsoring the program and we can’t wait to see what the next couple of years will bring.

Dave Heitman, the general sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda, said, “We were excited to participate in the Toys for Tots program for the first time this year, and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The Kansas City community donated tons of toys that will go to less fortunate children in the area this holiday season. We always try to give back to the community in any way we can and this program provides us with the opportunity to help children in need every winter from now on.”

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Frank Ancona Honda is committed to philanthropic charities that support kids and families. It has donated and helped fundraise for charities like City Union Mission, the Ronald McDonald House, Catholic Charities, the Phoenix Family, KidsTLC and more.

About Toys for Tots: The Toys for Tots program became a foundation for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1995. The program aims to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. Toys for Tots helps unite all members of the community to play an active role in the development of our children. Over its lifespan, the program has distributed over 416 million toys to over 195 million less fortunate children.

To learn more about the program click here.

December 14, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Shares Honda’s One Direction Civic Design Contest

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Enter the One Direction Civic Design Contest for your chance to score a brand new 2016 Honda Civic sedan. In collaboration with the Honda Civic Tour, One Direction is giving their fans the chance of a lifetime: create customized Honda Civics inspired by their new album Made in the A.M. Once the contest ends, One Direction will choose one lucky winner to receive a new 2016 Honda Civic hand painted with their One Direction design.

The contest began on December 2, 2015, and will run through February 14, 2016. All designs will be critiqued on creativity, originality, quality of design, overall impression, incorporation of One Direction materials and adherence to the Official Rules, which can be found here. To enter, visit the Honda Civic Tour website to download a Honda Civic template and input your design. You must be at least 18-years-old and a citizen of the United States to enter.

The One Direction Civic Design Contest is just one of many ways One Direction has been promoting the revamped 2016 Honda Civic. In November, when the 2016 model was released, One Direction put the 2016 Honda Civic through some extreme testing.

Can’t wait until February? One Direction is currently running a sweepstakes to win a custom One Direction 2015 Honda Civic (pictured below). This contest ends on December 31, 2015. To enter click here.

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Don’t miss out on your chance to win these custom One Direction Honda Civics. No purchase necessary. All you need to do is let your creativity and love for One Direction shine through.

Click here to see what designs have already been uploaded.

 

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.

 

November 30, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda is now an Official Sponsor of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

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Children are our nation’s biggest resource. Today’s children make up our future leaders, but according to the National Center for Children in Poverty, more than 16 million children in the United States live below the federal poverty level, accounting for 22 percent of all children. Poverty is one of the biggest threats to a child’s well-being, causing poor general and mental health. It also affects the child’s ability to learn and leads to low self-esteem.

The federal poverty level for a family of four in the United States is $23,550 a year; however, research has shown that families need an income of about twice as much to cover basic expenses. This means about 45 percent of all children live in low-income families. With close to half the population of children living close to poverty levels, the holiday season can bring sadness and stress. By having just enough income to cover basic expenses, families often have to go without toys during the holiday season.

This is why Frank Ancona Honda is happy to be a local sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The Toys for Tots program aims to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys to children in need during the holiday season. The program wants to deliver a message of hope to those less fortunate and encourage them to become responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.

Help spread the message of hope this holiday season by bringing in new toys to our store. Together we can help spread holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Bring in a toy today to our store located at 1000 N. Rogers Rd in Olathe, Kan. We will accept toy donations now through December 16, 2015. You can also give a monetary donation to the Toys for Tots program on its website.

About Toys for Tots: The Toys for Tots program became a foundation for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1995. The program aims help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. Toys for Tots helps unite all members of the community to play an active role in the development of our children. Over its lifespan, the program has distributed over 416 million toys to over 195 million less fortunate children.

To learn more about the program click here.

November 23, 2015

The 2016 Honda Civic: 10 Years in the Making

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The highly anticipated 2016 Honda Civic was recently released on November 12, 2015. The 10th generation Civic debuted with a revamped look jam-packed with new Honda features. We aren’t the only one’s taking notice. Kelley Blue Book recently announced the 2016 Honda Civic as the Overall Best Buy in its Best Buy Awards. The new Civic raises the bar for all compact cars with its sleek and modern design. With a larger model than years past, the civic almost feels like a midsize sedan.

What’s New with the 2016 Honda Civic?*

The redesigned Civic was created with usability in mind, making it easy to drive and use. It gets 42 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in the city. From a capless fuel system, to a remote engine start and automatic brake holding, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has a full list of new features:

    • Turbocharged Engine: A new 1.5 liter engine offers high cruise efficiency and robust performance.
    • LED Lighting: The 2016 Honda Civic features new LED headlights that help you see more of the road and helps the environment by saving energy.
    • Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers: Rain moving into the area? No problem! The Civic’s new rain-sensing wipers automatically activate when it senses rain.
    • Capless Fuel System: Say goodbye to that pesky fuel cap. Now refueling is easier and cleaner with the capless fuel system. The fuel filler neck opens on contact when the door is opened, to make refueling faster, easier and cleaner.
    • Heated seats: Now everyone in the car can experience heated seats! The 2016 Civic features 3 heat level settings for the passenger seats and back seat heat capability.
    • Driver Information Interface: Everything you need to know pops up on your driver dashboard.
    • Remote Engine Start: Tired of getting into a freezing or super hot car? Now you can start your car from wherever you’re more comfortable.

And the list goes on and on. For a look at all of the new features click here. So what are you waiting for? We have the 2016 Honda Civic in stock today! Stop in for a test drive or call: (855) 859-6511

*Some models don’t include all features. See dealer for complete details.

November 19, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda to Accept Winter Coat Donations to Help Children in Need

Winter in Kansas City can be pretty unpredictable, but one thing is for sure, it gets cold. Did you know that cold weather is accountable for over 63 percent of weather-related deaths in the United States? According to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics, cold winter weather kills more than twice as many Americans as the unbearable summer heat.

No one deserves to freeze out in the cold this winter because they don’t have the proper winter coat to help keep them warm, especially children. According to kidshealth.org, children are at a greater risk for frostnip and frostbite than adults. The best way to prevent this is to make sure they are dressed warmly and don’t spend too much time in cold weather.

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Winter coats can be expensive, often causing children to have to face the winter months without proper warmth. Here at Frank Ancona Honda, we always try to give back to the community, which is why we are happy to announce that we are a drop-off location for new or gently used winter coats to help local children in need this winter.

Want to help? Drop off new or gently used winter coats to help children in need to our store located at 1000 North Rogers Road in Olathe, Kan. The cut-off date for this year’s drive is December 4, 2015, but we will continue accepting donations throughout 2016 to prepare for next winter. After the cut-off we will take all the donated coats to a local dry cleaner to be professionally cleaned before being distributed to local charities and kids across the Kansas City Metro.

Winter weather will be here before we know it, so please bring your new coat donations to our store today to help local children stay warm this winter.

 

April 6, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Denny Kimbriel

For the month of April, our employee spotlight shines on Denny Kimbriel! Get to know more about him so you can say hi next time you are at Frank Ancona Honda.

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What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?

Sales Consultant

How long have you worked at Frank Ancona Honda?

Just over a year

What is your favorite part of the job?

Selling and meeting the needs and wants of customers

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?

CR-V

March 9, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Sean Brandt

For the month of March, our employee spotlight shines on Sean Brandt! Get to know more about him so you can say hi next time you are at Frank Ancona Honda.

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What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?

Sales Consultant

How long have you worked at Frank Ancona Honda?

One year

What is your favorite part of the job?

Helping folks find the right car for their situation

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?

Pilot

 

February 2, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Eric Kuligowski

For the month of February, our employee spotlight shines on Eric Kuligowski! Get to know more about him so you can say hi next time you are at Frank Ancona Honda.

What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?

Salesperson

How long have you worked at Frank Ancona Honda?

One year

What is your favorite part of the job?

Seeing customers and helping them with their needs.

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?

Accord

 

January 2, 2015

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Patrick Mulvihill

There’s not a better way to start out 2015 than with our latest edition of Employee Spotlight! This time, we’ve put Patrick Mulvihill on spotlight so you can get to know more about him the next time you see him at Frank Ancona Honda!

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What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?

Pre-Owned Manager

How long have you worked at Frank Ancona Honda?

Over a year

What is your favorite part of the job?

Matching a customer to the car that best fits their wants and needs

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?

Accord

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.

November 26, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Greg Easley

It’s that time again: Employee Spotlight time! We think our Frank Ancona Honda employees are pretty awesome, and we want to keep introducing them to you so you’ll know a little more about the people “behind the counter” helping you with sales and service.

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We are putting Greg Easley in the spotlight for this edition.

What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?
Sales Consultant

How long have you worked at Frank Ancona Honda?
Just over two years

What is your favorite part of the job?
Absolute customer satisfaction

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?
Accord EX-L 4-Cylinder

November 21, 2014

Happy Honda Days Is Back To Bring You Holiday Discounts At Frank Ancona Honda

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Have you seen commercials on TV or online lately with Gumby, Skeletor or Jem and The Holograms and thought you’d been put in a time warp to the days when “The Facts Of Life” episodes were still new each week? Don’t worry, you aren’t stuck in a time warp, Honda has released the new ads for its annual Happy Honda Days campaign. The campaign is called “A Gift to Remember” and is aimed at helping adults and car buyers relive their childhood and associate those memories with buying a Honda.

In addition to commercials with Gumby and Skeletor, you might also see Strawberry Shortcake™, Stretch Armstrong and the Magic 8-Ball. The toys have been brought to life with stop-motion animation to look more like the toys you remember from your childhood. In fact, original toys were tracked down to be used in the commercials, and you might even recognize a voice or two in play as each character.

If you see Gumby riding around in a Honda model you want to come in and test drive, come into Frank Ancona Honda, and we can get you behind the wheel. We also have some great deals going on through the end of the year for those of you wanting to trade in your current car for something new or for those of you in the market for an additional car for your family. Check out our offers for leases or financed payments by visiting our website.

You can also see the Happy Honda Days commercials over on Honda’s YouTube channel.

November 12, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Spotlight: Tony Yi

Every now and then, we feature one of our awesome Frank Ancona Honda employees on the blog so that you can know more about the people helping you with service and buying a new car.

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We are putting Tony Yi in the spotlight for this edition.

What is your position at Frank Ancona Honda?
Assistant Sales Manager

How long have you worked at Frank Ancona Honda?
3 ½ years

What is your favorite part of the job?
Meeting interesting people

What is your favorite Honda vehicle?
Accord EX-L V6

October 29, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Shares A Heartwarming Story From City Union Mission In Support Of FeedKCNow

City Union Mission is currently in the middle of the largest food drive in Kansas City, FeedKCNow. The drive helps provide food for many of the homeless families and individuals in the metro area. The mission also helps provide support groups and programs for the homeless and people who need help getting back on the right track. If you’re not familiar with City Union Mission, they shared one of their heartwarming stories with Frank Ancona Honda to pass along.

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When James was growing up, he was active in his church and an avid violin player. He had a zeal for life. But then his mother said something happened to James and he started down a different path. He started doing things out of the ordinary and turned to meth. His family didn’t know what to do and was at a loss, so they started praying and left James’ addiction with God. That’s when James found City Union Mission and the Christian Life Program. The program was able to help James beat his addiction and get his life back on track. James found his passion for playing the violin again and best of all, found his passion for life again.

You can watch and hear more about James from the eyes and voice of his mother in a video from City Union Mission’s YouTube channel:

Stories like James’ and many others inspired Frank Ancona Honda to support City Union Mission and make a donation to FeedKCNow. We hope James’ story inspired you as well.

You might not know it only takes $2 per meal to feed one homeless person at City Union MIssion. Imagine how many meals the Mission could provide with as little as a $10 donation.

But even if you can’t donate, educate. You can accept the #2DollarChallenge to show your support for the Mission. Eat three meals one day for $2 per meal and upload a video or post to our Twitter, @AnconaHonda. Be sure to use the tag #2DollarChallenge.

Without help from the community, City Union Mission can’t provide the services it does for the homeless of Kansas City, and it can’t help turn lives around, much like it did for James. Take a moment to watch James’ story, and if you can make a donation, please use our RAZ mobile fundraiser site: http://razmobile.com/b4f7e

August 2, 2013

YouTube Video Update: Frank Ancona Honda Will be Largest Honda Dealer in Kansas City Area This Fall

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda will be the largest dealership in Kansas City based on square footage and meters this fall when construction is completed on its $6 million remodel.  The dealership will expand from 33,000 square feet to 53,000 square feet and will be able to hold 600 cars on 11 acres. Eight service bays were also added, bringing the total to 36.

In addition, Frank Ancona Honda will get a new service drive, reception area, customer waiting lounge and showroom.

“Customers that want to purchase their car from us will be wowed with our two-story showroom floor,” said Jason Heard, sales manager at Frank Ancona Honda.

Click here to watch the latest YouTube video about the project.

For more information and construction updates, visit www.frankanconahonda.com.

July 27, 2013

How 1/100th of a Second Could Save Your Life

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

According to Honda in America, the rise of counterfeit airbags is becoming a bigger concern each day, and as the automotive leader in safety, Honda wants to make sure every driver knows the risks.

This video shows how deployment speeds differ between a certified Honda airbag and a counterfeit one. The message: 1/100th of a second could save your life.

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As a company with more vehicles equipped with an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating on the market than any car manufacturer (5), Honda encourages buyers to find a reputable Honda dealer and make sure all parts came from a quality body shop.

The airbag is one of the most important yet overlooked auto features, so make it a priority when you’re buying.

Click here for more information on Honda’s airbag technology and buying tips.

July 21, 2013

Honda Announces #wantnewcar Campaign for Summer Clearance Event

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

On July 15th, Honda engaged Twitter users by responding to tweets with the #wantnewcar hashtag and included some personalized videos through Vine. The Summer Clearance event will also be advertised via television, print and other mediums. Neil Patrick Harris even needed some Honda advice.

The story behind #wantnewcar:

If you want to know more, you can find all of our Summer Clearance sales on our website. Or, tweet @Honda using #wantnewcar  and you might be featured in one of @Honda’s Vine videos.

July 2, 2013

Honda Adds Stylish New Accord Hybrid with Class Leading MPG Ratings to 2014 Lineup

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

The much-anticipated Accord Hybrid has been named to Honda’s 2014 lineup and boasts the same sophisticated styling you’ve come to know and love from the Sedan. The new vehicle comes armed with Honda’s new two-motor hybrid powertrain, similar to the Accord Plug-In, plus a few new style additions.

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The Accord Hybrid radiates refined style and sports a number of hybrid-only details, such as a blue-accented grille, a unique wheel design, and an intuitive and luxurious interior equipped with LaneWatch™ blind spot display.

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The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be just the second Honda hybrid vehicle assembled in the U.S. The Accord Hybrid smoothly rounds out a diverse Accord lineup, which includes the four-cylinder and V-6 powered Accord Sedan, sporty Accord Coupe and the advanced Accord Plug-In.

May 4, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Joins With Great Southern Bank In Huge Pre-Owned Sale

By Jason Heard, sales manager

Don’t let the weather keep you from attending our Huge Pre-Owned Sale!  The Kansas City metro’s most trusted Honda dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, and Great Southern Bank have collaborated in the form of a huge pre-owned vehicle event to expedite financing so you can drive off with a great deal.

May 2-4, 2013 we will be out there rain or shine to help you select your next car, truck or SUV.  Look forward to seeing you at Frank Ancona Honda.

Great Southern Bank is headquartered in Springfield, Mo., and operates 107 banking centers in the area. Their mission statement is “partnering with the community to help make it a better and more prosperous place to live,” according to their website.

April 26, 2013

Frank Ancona Honda Features Eco-Friendly Lineup of Cars for Earth Week

Posted By Jason Heard, Sales Manager

Frank Ancona Honda is proud to feature a line of vehicles that allow you and your family to reduce your carbon footprint with the help of an eco-friendly, and wallet-friendly, means of transportation. In true Earth Week fashion, the Kansas City area’s most trusted dealership boasts a lineup which earned Honda the title of the Greenest Automaker in the U.S. by the Union of Concerned Scientists.


Honda recently announced a partnership with SolarCity, America’s largest solar power provider, according to the motor company’s website. The collaboration is an important step toward reducing CO2 emissions, which contribute to global climate change.

The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy reminded the nation of Honda’s irrefutable contribution to a greener world when the council announced that the Fit EV and Civic Hybrid were named to the list of the Greenest Vehicles of 2013 last week.

*Based on 2013 EPA estimates. Actual gas mileage may vary.

April 10, 2013

Celebrate National Car Care Month With Maintenance Tips for Your Honda

Posted By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Celebrate National Car Care Month with some maintenance tips from the Car Care Council.

  1. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.

  3. Check the battery and replace if necessary. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.

  4. Check the brake system annually and have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change.

  5. Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay.

  6. Schedule a tune-up to help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy and produce the lowest level of emissions.

  7. Check the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system, as proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and for safety reasons such as defrosting.

  8. Inspect the steering and suspension system annually including shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.

  9. Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.

  10. Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.

Don’t forget to bring your Honda by for some Spring cleaning. Schedule your service appointment online or call 913-782-3636 today!

How do you care for your car? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook and share your story with Honda on what steps you take to make sure your Honda runs at peak performance.

January 21, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda is Kicking Off NFL Playoffs With Special Lease Offers

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager of Frank Ancona Honda

Celebrate the playoffs with special lease offers on all new 2014 Accord Plug-In 2013 Accord Sedan, 2013 Fit Five Speed Automatic and more!

Visit us today to schedule a test drive or call (913) 782-3636!

2014 Accord Plug-In CVT PHEV Featured Lease Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only $429 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/15/2013 through 3/4/2013

2013 Accord Sedan CVT LX Featured Lease Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only $249 per month for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/3/2013 through 3/4/2013

2013 Fit 5 Speed Automatic Featured Lease Special

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only $169 per months for 36 months

Offer valid from 1/16/2013 through 1/31/2013

July 27, 2011

Frank Ancona Honda Launches Facebook Contest: Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to the 2011 Pitch Music Showcase, the Pitch Music Awards, 1 Night at The Q Hotel & Spa & Dinner at the Thai Place Restaurant

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Posted by Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Frank Ancona Honda recently launched a Facebook contest for a chance to win tickets to the Pitch Music Showcase August 4, 2011; tickets to the Pitch Music Awards on August 14, 2011; a night stay at The Q Hotel & Spa; and dinner at Thai Palace Restaurant.

Enter for a chance to win: www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda

The Pitch Music Showcase & Pub Crawl features more than 30 of the best local bands & DJs playing on more than six stages in Westport. Each of the bands or DJs playing at the Showcase is a nominee for The 15th Annual Pitch Music Awards on August 14th. This ceremony recognizes the best in every genre of local music: Blues, Country, Bluegrass, DJ, Dance, Electronic, Dance, Folk, Americana, Rap, Hip Hop, Indie Pop, Indie, Rock, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Solo Artist, Latin, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, singer and songwriter, frontman or woman, live act and new act. Tickets are $8 July 22nd -Aug 3rd and $10 if purchased the day of the event. Visit www.pitch.com/musicshowcase for more information.

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: FrankAnconaHonda and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

July 21, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s Press Release Posted On Major News Sites Including Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & Businessweek.com

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Posted by Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda’s press release was recently posted on news sites including Yahoo!Finance.com, Reuters.com & Businessweek.com. Frank Ancona Honda is sponsoring the only local music awards in Kansas City:The 2011 Pitch Music Showcase on August 4th in Westport and Pitch Music Awards on August 14, 2011 at the Uptown Theater.

The Music Showcase & Pub Crawl features more than 30 of the best local bands & DJs playing on more than six stages in Westport. Each of the bands or DJs playing at the Showcase are nominees for The 15th Annual Pitch Music Awards on August 14th. This ceremony recognizes the best in every genre of local music: Blues, Country, Bluegrass, DJ, Dance, Electronic, Dance, Folk, Americana, Rap, Hip Hop, Indie Pop, Indie, Rock, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Solo Artist, Latin, Metal, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, singer and songwriter, Frontman or woman, live act and new act.

The Music Showcase & Awards supplement contains the final Pitch Music Awards ballot, write-ups on all musicians and bands nominated for Pitch Music Awards and advertising directed to a music appreciative reader.

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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177 and Follow us on Twitter: @anconahonda for great specials on new and pre-owned vehicles, service and parts.

February 28, 2011

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Press Release Posted on MSNBC.com

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Kansas City Honda Dealer, Frank Ancona Honda, press release regarding Presidents’ Day deals was recently posted on MSNBC.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frank Ancona Honda, a Kansas City Honda dealer, recently announced Presidents’ Day deals on a variety of new cars including the 2010 Civic Hybrid, 2011 Pilot and 2011 Odyssey.

View all Presidents’ Day deals: http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx

Here are some of the deals —

  • 2010 Civic Hybrid Special APR
    Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
    0.9% APR for 24- 60 months
    The Civic Hybrid has a number of eco-friendly qualities such as continuously variable automatic transmission, direct ignition system, drive-by-wire throttle, electric power rack and pinion steering, front and rear stabilizer bars, front wheel drive, MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, nickel-metal hydride 158-volt battery pack, power ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).
  • 2011 Pilot 5 Speed Automatic 2WD LX Featured Special Lease
    Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
    $0 first month’s payment, $380.00 per month for 35 months
    The 2011 Pilot is perfect for all seasons with 17″ alloy wheels, fog lights, front and rear splash guards, heat-rejecting green-tinted glass, intermittent rear window wiper/washer, multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto on and/off, P245/65R17 all-season tires and rear privacy glass (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).
  • 2011 Odyssey 5 Speed Automatic LX Featured Special Lease
    Offer valid from 1/5/2011 through 2/28/2011
    $0 first month’s payment, $380.00 per month for 35 months
    The 2010 Honda Odyssey has many safety features including 2nd row outboard and 3rd row middle lower anchors and tethers for children (LATCH), 3-point seat belts in all seating positions, front and 2nd row outboard adjustable seatbelt anchors, 3rd row outboard child seat tether anchors, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD), advanced compatibility engineering (ACE), body structure, brake assist, child-proof rear door locks, dual front side-impact airbags with passenger-side occupant position detection, side-impact door beams, tire pressure monitoring system with location and pressure indicators, vehicle stability assist (VSA) with traction control (http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx).

Frank Ancona Honda is located at 1000 N. Rogers Road, Olathe, Kan. 66062 and offers a variety of new and used Hondas. Visit http://frankanconahonda.com/New-Vehicle-Offers.aspx to view current deals. Twitter @anconahonda
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-Ancona-Honda/371471708177

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February 18, 2011

Frank Ancona Honda Participating in Sponsor-A-Highway

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In an effort to help keep the roads clean in Kansas, Frank Ancona Honda has recently sponsored a highway through the Kansas Department of Transportation on I-35 by the 119th street exit.