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December 4, 2016

Honda to Receive 2017 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards

Consumer Guide Automotive recognizes vehicles that stay current with the latest automotive trends and test drives more than 150 new vehicles each year. From that group, they select the top cars in each class as Best Buys for their highest ranking and honor. According to Consumer Guide, “A vehicle does not become a Best Buy based solely on objective ratings. It also has to distinguish itself as being a good dollar value compared to others in the class.” The three Honda cars that received awards this year were the Pilot, HR-V and Ridgeline truck.

 

The all-new redesigned Ridgeline was named as the best compact pickup truck because it offered the best comfort, convenience and driving dynamics of any small pickup. As we mentioned previously, the new truck comes with a plethora of new features. But Consumer Guide especially admired the blending of the pickup-truck utility with the civility of a car in a sensible package.

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Not to be outdone, the upgraded 2017 Pilot took home the award for best midsize crossover/SUV. Consumer Guide felt that the Pilot boasted an impressive selection of available comfort and safety features combined with a nicely finished cabin and excellent fuel efficiency for its size. It’s also worth mentioning that the Pilot is one of the few vehicles in its class to offer the ability to seat eight passengers. All trim levels except for the Elite model offer this seating capacity. The Elite drops down to seven passengers due to the second row of captain’s chairs that offer additional comfort. The 2017 model builds upon the 2016 Pilot’s redesign by adding additional space and more advanced safety and technology features.

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Finally, the new 2017 HR-V took Consumer Guide’s award for the new subcompact crossover/SUV category with its excellent use of space. Continuing Honda’s practice of taking something great and making it better, they found ways to improve the car that won 2016 Green SUV of the Year, along with other recognitions of U.S. News Best Cars for Families and KBB.com’s 16 Best Family Cars of 2016. With an estimated 34-mpg EPA highway fuel economy rating and an estimated 28-mpg city fuel economy rating for the 2WD CVT, this vehicle is set to maintain it’s impeccable green record.

 

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To learn more about these three Consumer Guide Best Buys, we encourage you to stop by and visit our showroom or call us at 913-782-3636 and one of our experts would be happy to assist you!

 

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.

 

February 15, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Announces 75.2% Increase in Accord Sales

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager of Frank Ancona Honda

January of 2013 has been great for Honda sales! According to bloghonda.com, Honda sales are up 12.7% in January of 2013 compared to the 2012 numbers. Not only that, but Honda Accord sales have increased 75.2%.

According to Honda, “Not to be outdone, sales for the more family oriented Honda Pilot were up 16.3% and Honda Crosstour were up 38.2%.”

Honda Sales Up 13%, Accord Sales Up 75%

“’Those are impressive numbers by anyone’s standards,’ said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. ‘The 2013 Honda Accord is an amazing machine that has critics and regular consumers raving. While I was surprised sales were up by 75% because that’s such a huge number, I’m not surprised that sales were up big. We sell a lot of them…and for good reason.’”

 

Read the full post here.

February 9, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Celebrates Valentine’s Day With A Sweetheart Facebook Offer and APR Specials On The Civic Si Coupe, Ridgeline and Fit

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Frank Ancona Honda by falling in love with the best Honda APR specials. Right now Frank Ancona Honda is also offering a special Facebook deal: first car payment of $500.

Call us today at 913-782-3636 or visit us online to schedule a test drive.

 

2012 Civic Si Coupe APR

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.9% APR for 24-60 months
Offer valid from 1/3/2013 – 3/4/2013

 

2012 Ridgeline Special APR

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.9% APR for 24-60 months or 1.9 APR for 37-60 months
Offer valid from 1/3/2013 – 3/4/2013

 

2013 Fit Special APR

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.9% APR for 24-60 months
Offer valid from 1/25/2013 – 3/4/2013

January 25, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Prepares For Valentine’s Day By Showing Customers Love With Its Best APR Deals

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Love is in the air and we are celebrating with our best APR specials on the Ridgeline, Pilot and Odyssey.  Call us today at (913) 782-3636 or visit us online to schedule a test drive!

 

2012 Ridgeline Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

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

2012 Pilot Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

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

2013 Odyssey Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

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

January 4, 2013

Kansas City Honda Dealer Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates The New Year With Best Featured Lease Specials

By: Jason Heard, Sales Manager at Frank Ancona Honda

Kansas City Honda dealer Frank Ancona Honda is celebrating the new year with its best featured lease specials on a number of its 2012 and 2013 models including the Odyssey, Pilot, Civic Sedan, CR-V and more! Call us at (913) 782-3636 today to schedule a test drive with your leasing headquarters.

2013 Honda Odyssey Featured Lease Special

$279.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

2013 Honda Pilot Featured Lease Special

$289.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

2012 Honda Civic Sedan Featured Lease Special

$149.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

2013 Honda CR-V Featured Lease Special

$259.00 per month for 36 months

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

See offer! 

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.