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Joliet Drivers, Find New Honda Cars at Community Honda

As a Joliet-area Honda dealer, we at Community Honda are clearly one of the best places to go to find the brand new 2014 Honda lineup, but do you know just how many

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different choices you have available to you? Don’t worry, most drivers can only name a few different Honda vehicles, but we have a rundown of them all for you, right here.

The 2014 Honda Lineup

  • Accord—The flagship of the 2013 lineup’s redefinition of “standard features,” the 2014 Accord continues to offer drivers an incredible features package that includes Bluetooth, a touchscreen infotainment system, and more.
  • Civic—Honda’s famous small car, the latest Civic is available in Coupe and Sedan body styles and also has the famous sport-tuned Si models. Don’t forget the hybrid and Natural Gas editions too! No matter which one you decide on, you know that the Civic has a reputation for affordability and fuel efficiency.
  • Fit—One of the most popular small hatchbacks available, the Fit is well-equipped, fuel-efficient, and versatile, featuring Honda’s Magic Seat technology that lets you configure your storage space for the best possible situation.
  • Insight—Honda’s initial hybrid is still one of the most affordable hybrid models on the road today, continuing its run as an entry-level fuel-efficient vehicle. Options from Bluetooth to a navigation system are available on the Insight.
  • CR-Z—The hybrid sports car, Honda has combined the style and substance of a small two-seater with the fuel efficiency of a hybrid powertrain. It’s unlike anything else on the road.
  • Crosstour—A great family vehicle, the Crosstour is built for drivers who like the Accord but want the versatility of a hatchback.
  • CR-V—The founder of the crossover vehicle class, the CR-V is still going strong, featuring standard features that set it apart from competing crossovers.
  • Pilot—This full-size SUV seats as many as 8 passengers while giving drivers access to the handling of a smaller vehicle. The 250-hp V6 under the hood makes sure you have the power you need when you need it, too.
  • Odyssey—The 2014 Odyssey features incredible standard amenities like each other 2014 model, but drivers of the top-of-the-line Touring Elite trim will also enjoy a built-in vacuum cleaner, keeping their family vehicle clean with ease.
  • Ridgeline—The true Sport Utility Truck, the Ridgeline gives you plenty of space in the cabin while also having enough room in the back for a full 4×8 sheet of plywood or drywall, a perfect fusion of a work and personal vehicle.

Test Drive a New Honda Today

If you want to get behind the wheel of a brand new 2014 Honda model, you should visit Community Honda in Orland Park. We have the whole 2014 lineup available, and we would love to give you some time behind the wheel of any of the models you’re interested in. Contact our sales experts to set up a test drive today.

Auto Loan Companies for People with Bad Credit

If you have bad credit or no credit, you can’t get an auto loan, right? Wrong. Here at Community Honda, we do our best to get drivers access to an auto loan or lease that Financing a caris within their budget and lets them drive home in the car they want, regardless of credit history. And the best part? You can get started from the convenience of your computer!

Dispelling Rumors About Credit

There are some auto dealerships that refuse to work with drivers with poor or no credit, and while that’s their choice, we simply do not understand it. These days, many different people have need of a car, and we want to make sure that drivers who are able to fit a new or used vehicle into their budget can do so with the help of a loan from Community Honda.

We even encourage some drivers to consider leasing a new car, as it means a lower and more affordable monthly payment—you only pay for the wear and tear you put on the car.

Plenty of Online Resources

There are lots of reasons to start your finance application online. Not only is it convenient and you can fill it out anytime online, but it also makes it easier when you visit our dealership. We will have all of your paperwork ready, so you’ll have an idea of what kind of loan you can qualify for, and we’ll be able to put you in the driver’s seat of your next car all the more quickly.

If you’re like most of our drivers, you’ll have a car to trade in too, but you may not know what it’s worth. Well, now you can estimate the value of your trade online as well. Don’t forget that you can browse our selection of vehicles online too. You can do practically everything you need except take a test drive!

Visit Community Honda Today

While we can do a lot for you online, you should really come into our showroom and take a look at everything we have to offer. Maybe take a test drive of a brand new or Certified Pre-Owned Honda. We’re conveniently located in Orland Park, and our showroom is open six days a week, so drop by today.

The Used Car Dealer for People with Bad Credit

When you’re searching for a used car dealer for people with bad credit, look no further than Community Honda of Orland Park. Our dealership can help with Financing a carfinancing for all types of credit, even if you’re a new driver with next to no credit or have declared bankruptcy in the past. Rest assured, Community Honda is here to help you out.

Applying for Financing at the Dealership

Are you ready to get started with the financing process? You can apply right now for financing from the comfort of your home. We have a credit application listed on our website that’s completely secure and easy to fill out. When we get the results back, we’ll let you know what your options are and work from there.

Of course, you’re also welcome to come by the dealership and speak with our financing staff in person. Monday through Friday, we are here practically all day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Saturday we also are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tips for Quickly Boosting Your Credit

Taking out an auto loan and making payments is a great way to build your credit back up, but you will have to pay higher interest rates due to your history. There are a few ways to help boost your credit before coming to the dealership:

  • Get Your Credit Report: Everyone is entitled to a free credit report once a year. Take a look at yours and make sure everything is listed correctly. By disputing any errors or outstanding debt with the credit bureau, your score could go up.
  • Pay Off Credit Cards: It’s true that credit companies always like to see people with a little debt, but it’s just so they can see if they pay it off. Pay off your cards to at least 30% of your limit and 10% if possible.
  • Add a Credit Card: On the other hand, get a credit card if you don’t have one. It’s a great way to boost credit, but make sure you only use it when you can afford to. Secured credit cars are available through most banks for people whose credit isn’t high enough for a proper credit card just yet.

Green Car Journal Praises Earth Dreams Technology Honda Hybrid System

The Earth Dreams Technology two-motor hybrid system, which powers Honda hybrid models such as the incredibly fuel-efficient 2014 Accord Hybrid and the Accord Hybrid Plug-In, was recently named to Green Car Journal’s Top 10 Green Car Technology List for 2014. The two-motor system is just one component of the Earth Dreams Technology lineup that is delivering segment-leading fuel economy without sacrificing power or performance.

The Green Car Technology Awards recognize ground-breaking sustainable technology that is paving the way for the next generation of alternative fuel, low emissions, or highly fuel efficient automobiles. For this award, Green Car Journal looks at a wide range of technologies spanning from on-board systems that enhance efficiency to advanced drivetrain components. To be considered for the award, the technology must be currently available on vehicles already on the market.

About the Two-Motor Honda Hybrid System

Drivers can experience the innovative two-motor hybrid system on popular models such as the 2014 Accord Hybrid and the Accord Plug-In Hybrid. The system incorporates regenerative braking plus all-electric, hybrid, and engine drive modes for maximum performance and efficiency. With this system, the Accord Hybrid is able to earn an EPA estimated 50 mpg in the city.* Even more impressive, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid gets an EPA rating of 115 MPGe.**

Honda is Dedicated to the Environment

The Honda Earth Dreams Technology powertrain suite is not the only way that the automaker is showing their commitment to protecting the planet. The manufacturer is also looking to expand current technologies including Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), EcoAssist, and VTEC.

These advancements have been recognized by other industry experts including the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Honda has been at the top of UCS rankings when it comes to overall vehicle environmental performance for more than a decade. Honda vehicles have also been at the top of the America Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) list of greenest vehicles for the past 15 years.

Find an Eco-Friendly Vehicle at Community Honda of Orland Park

If you are interested in experiencing the Earth Dreams Technology two-motor hybrid system for yourself, be sure to stop by Community Honda of Orland Park today and take the Accord Hybrid or the Accord Plug-In Hybrid for a spin. In addition to these Honda hybrid models, we also have a wide range of other efficient vehicles that are worth checking out.

*50 city/45 highway/47 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
**115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit

2014 Honda Civic Features

Without question, the Honda Civic has seen continued growth and success since its introduction. It’s amazing what Honda has been able to do to keep the Civic as not 2014 Honda Civic Sedanonly one of the top-selling Honda models, but one of the best-selling vehicles overall. Honda makes the necessary changes and upgrades to keep the Civic on top and this is incredibly evident with the 2014 Honda Civic features. At your Orland Park Honda dealer, we’ve got a full selection of the latest Honda models, including the 2014 Civic. Let our staff show you all of the 2014 Honda Civic features that continue to make this one of the top cars available.

Exterior Modifications

While the changes made to the exterior of the new Civic may not be major, they are still significant and help to keep the model competitive. Both the front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, the Si trim offers a more prominent rear spoiler, and the 2014 Civic sits atop new wheels.

Upgraded Interior

One of the most noticeable changes you’ll notice inside the new Civic is the seats, as they now look more refined and are more comfortable. The upgraded interior also includes more high-tech amenities like voice control via the HondaLink system. You’ll also see features such as a five-inch display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and SMS text messaging functionality.

Ever felt confined while riding in the backseat of the Civic? The 2014 model delivers more legroom, allowing backseat passengers to have the ability to further stretch their legs.

No Major Powertrain Changes

You won’t see any major changes when it comes to the new Honda Civic’s powertrain features. The one change you will notice is the new continuously variable transmission, which replaces the automatic on the 2013 edition. The new CVT helps to reduce the amount of fuel the Civic has to use. The 2014 model comes powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that delivers 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. For better handling, the front and rear suspensions have been improved.

Test Drive a 2014 Honda Civic at Community Honda of Orland Park

If you’re interested in learning more about all the 2014 Honda Civic features or if you want to take the new Civic out for a test drive then visit Community Honda of Orland Park, located at 8340 W 159th   Street. For questions about any of our new or pre-owned models, contact us at (855) 207-0308.