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Sign Up for a 2015 Honda Fit Test Drive at Community Honda

2015 Honda Fit cropCompact, fuel and cost efficient, and oh-so-much-fun-to-drive, the 2015 Honda Fit, like its predecessors, is a fantastic choice for any driver. The Fit has quickly become one of the most popular models on the market thanks to its price tag; couple that with trusted Honda reliability and safety, and it’s hard to go wrong. The 2015 model will surely continue that tradition.

You can take your 2015 Honda Fit test drive at Community Honda of Orland Park at 8340 W 159th Street across from the BMO Harris. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

What’s In Store for the New Fit

The new Fit is getting revamped both inside and out with changes to both the exterior modeling and the drive train. On this inside, Honda has added an additional 5” of legroom to the rear seat; make sure you check that out on the test drive! As for the exterior, Honda has changed the grille and added more aggressive curves to the Fit’s body.

The Fit’s drivetrain will be an all-new 1.5L engine that produces 130 hp. Despite this increase in performance, Honda is still estimating that the new Fit will manage to improve on the previous model’s fuel efficiency numbers. On top of all that, the Fit will retain the smooth handling that has helped to keep it popular.

Set up a Test Drive at Community Honda of Orland Park

Don’t miss this great opportunity to be test drive one of the market’s most trusted vehicles. Community Honda is located at 8340 W 159th Street in Orland Park, just a quick drive from many communities around the southern Chicago area. We continue to be one of the most trusted places to shop for Honda vehicles thanks to our commitment to quality service and fair prices. If you have questions about the test-driving the Fit, any of our other Honda models, or financing, please feel free to give us a call.

The 2014 Honda CR-V Named a Best AWD SUV by Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book is one of the most well-respected auto information databases in the industry, and when they make a list of best all-wheel drive vehicles for 2014, we 2014 Honda CR-Vpay attention. We pay special attention when we see the 2014 Honda CR-V on their list, praised as an affordable AWD SUV.

Not Just On this List

One thing that we love about the Honda CR-V is on display right here on Kelley Blue Book’s list. It’s not just on this list; Honda’s crossover topped the list of 10 Best SUVs under $25,000. And this isn’t the first time, either.

Drivers looking for an affordable all-wheel drive option need only look so far as their nearest Honda dealer—and for many of you, that’s Community Honda of Orland Park. We can’t actually say it better than Kelley Blue Book does: “It’s one of those vehicles that does everything it’s supposed to do, and does it all just right. And with available all-wheel drive, it does it even better.

There’s so much more to the CR-V than its all-wheel drive, though. Honda recently revamped the idea of “standard features,” and if you drive home even the basic CR-V LX (with 2WD or 4WD), you get access to incredible technology features like:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio streaming
  • Pandora internet radio and SMS texting capabilities
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio, tech, cruise, and more
  • Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen
  • Built-in rearview camera system for easier backing up and parking

Honda includes all of this at the entry-level CR-V, while many other automakers expect drivers to upgrade for similar features. Honda is changing the auto game yet again, and we’re excited to be a part of it. Available all-wheel drive, a package of great features, and an iconic crossover. What more could you ask for?

Test Drive a CR-V Today

If you want to see just what it is that drivers are loving about the 2014 Honda CR-V, you only need to come by Community Honda and take one for a test drive. Contact us today and let one of our sales experts schedule you some quality time behind the wheel.

The 2014 Honda CR-V Among the Most Affordable Crossovers

A lot of families these days are turning to compact crossover utility vehicles for their needs. By going smaller, you spend less money and get to take advantage of higher 2014 Honda CR-Vfuel economy while still providing plenty of usable interior space. The 2014 Honda CR-V carries an MSRP of $22,945* and according to U.S. News & World Report, ranks #1 in Affordable Compact SUVs, Affordable Crossover SUVs, and Affordable SUVs with 2 Rows.

Don’t mistake affordable for cheap, though. The 2014 Honda CR-V is nothing of the sort.

Spacious and Versatile

One of the joys of owning a Honda CR-V is how much space you get. Even though they call it a compact, there’s plenty of room for passengers in both rows. Honda also gives you plenty of storage options with useful areas built into the cabin like a large center console bin.

With a full load of passengers, the CR-V is already quite spacious with an available 37.2 cubic feet of storage space. When you don’t have anyone sitting in the back, the seats can fold down easily at the touch of a lever. That gives you up to 70 cubic feet of space, which not many competitors can touch.

Impressive Features

Though affordable, the base 2014 Honda CR-V LX gives you lots of features. Bluetooth connectivity is standard along with Pandora internet radio and a rearview camera to make backing up safer. You can also plug in an iPod via a USB port or other audio source using the auxiliary audio jack. Higher trims offer many more features like a touchscreen interface, navigation system, satellite radio, and a rear entertainment system.

Fuel Efficiency and Performance

Each CR-V model feature a 2.4L four-cylinder capable of 185 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. With the standard five-speed automatic, the 2014 Honda CR-V is rated at 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.** You also have the option of selecting all-wheel drive to make your CR-V capable of tackling snow, bad weather, and some off-road terrain.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Looking for a Best Selling Sedan in 2014?

In addition to looking up critical reviews, a good way to narrow down all the choices available is to look at the cars that sell well. One of the best selling sedans in 2014 2014 Honda Accordhas been the Honda Accord selling 24,622 units in February alone. That’s more than twice as much as the 2014 Hyundai Sonata, which moved only 11,190 vehicles that month. So exactly why are drivers so taken with the Accord? Let’s take a look.

A Combination of Performance and Efficiency

A standard Accord comes with a 2.4L four-cylinder that’s rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. These can reach 60 mph in only 7.8 seconds, a fast time for this class. Fuel economy is also quite high for a midsize sedan. The 2014 Honda Accord sedan with the CVT transmission is rated at 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.*

Drivers also have the option of more performance by choosing the available 3.5L V6 or improving fuel economy with the new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.

Comfortable, Well-Equipped Interior

Besides getting a nimble-handling sedan, drivers and passengers will enjoy the roomy and comfortable cabin. In particular, the backseat is quite spacious and all passengers will enjoy how quiet the ride can be.

Many drivers are also impressed when they see all the standard features on the Accord Sedan LX. There’s dual-zone automatic climate control so each side can be comfortable and have plenty of connectivity. Bluetooth lets you connect your phone to the car, which can be controlled from the eight-inch display screen. There’s also Pandora connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, iPod interface, and CD player, so you can play your music how you want to play it. A rearview camera comes standard as well in order make backing up a little safer.

Test Drive the Accord Today in Orland Park

Come to Community Honda of Orland  Park where you can test drive the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan (we carry the Accord coupe too along with the rest of 2014 Honda lineup). You can find us at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, Illinois.

* 24 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 4-cylinder Sedan 6MT models. 27 city/36 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sedan CVT models. 26 city/34 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport Sedan CVT models. 21 city/34 highway/26 combined mpg rating for V-6 Sedan models. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

What is the 2014 Honda Civic Si Price?

In the last Community Honda blog, we took a look at the horsepower for the 2014 Honda Civic. This time around, we’ll take a look at the 2014 Honda Civic Si price. 2014-honda-civic-si-sedan-front2First off, it has increased since last year’s model, however, only by a very small amount. Like the standard Civic, the Si trims are available in both coupe and sedan body styles. No matter your preference, you’ll be able to take home these performance upgrades.

Breaking Down the Costs

As we said, the price increase this year is quite minimal, only $275 in fact. Considering all the improvements that were made for just the base 2014 Honda Civic, it’s quite impressive how Honda was able to keep costs so low.

The 2014 Honda Civic Si coupe carries an MSRP of $22,790.* Pricing for the 2014 Honda Civic Si sedan is a little higher for having the two extra doors, but not much. These have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $22,990.*

There are also a couple of additional features you can add to the vehicle if you’re burning a hole in your pocket. Summers tires are available for an extra $195—great timing now that the snows have cleared—and navigation can be added for $1495.

Who Should Buy a 2014 Honda Civic Si?

While the Si is still quite affordable, anyone looking for a low-priced commuter car should stick to the other Civic trims. The Si models are for people who want something sportier than the average car and those looking for a very fun driving experience. Compared to the regular Civic, the Si models look more like they should be on race tracks and feature plenty of performance upgrades.

If you want a sharp car waiting for you in the garage each morning, come to Community Honda of Orland Park. We’ll put you behind the wheel where you can feel what 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque actually signify. Community Honda is located at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park. We’ll see you soon with the keys ready.

What’s the 2014 Honda Civic Si Horsepower?

For years, many people have been buying new and used Honda Civic sedans and coupes and “tuning them.” They add in their own performance parts and turn their 2014_honda_civic_si_coupe_03-600-600-001Civics into racing machines. Honda has since caught on to the trend and released the sport-themed Honda Civic Si.

This March, Honda came back with the 2014 Honda Civic Si. Currently available at Community Honda of Orland Park, the 2014 Honda Civic Si features a lot of horsepower and other performance upgrades.

The Honda Civic Si Engine

The Honda Civic Si features the same 2.4L four-cylinder engine along with a six-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to a specialty sport exhaust system, the performance numbers are higher than they were last year. Whether you choose the Si coupe or sedan, you’ll be looking at 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. Those are solid performance numbers.

Performance Upgrades

Compared to the standard 2014 Honda Civic models, the Si trim also features quite a few other nifty upgrades. When driving the car, you’ll notice the handling is tighter and more responsive than your average Civic. This is because the Si uses a sportier suspension setup. There’s a stiff rear stabilizer bar, better springs, and new dampers this year to make the Si handle like an extension of your body.

Walking around the car, you’ll also notice some other differences. Some of these are cosmetic like the fearsome hood and sporty taillights, but others actually make your car more aerodynamic with things like a large spoiler on the back and the rear air diffusers. The Civic Si is designed to cut right through the air. You ride with 18-inch alloy wheels and also get a class-exclusive grille.

Basically when you drive an Si, you’ll look like you’re behind the wheel of a high-performance sports car and it will feel like it too.

Test Drive the Honda Civic Si Today

The 2014 Honda Civic Si is on sale now at Community Honda. Visit our dealership at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, Illinois. Call our sales team at (855) 207-0308 if you have any questions about the Civic Si.