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The 2016 Honda CR-Z Earns Critical Acclaim

2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z

The 2016 Honda CR-Z is a sporty hatchback coupe that delivers fun-to-drive performance and exceptional fuel economy. It’s no wonder that it has earned critical acclaim from leading automotive journalists. We’ve gathered some of the highlights from recent reviews of the CR-Z here in one place. Take a look for yourself and then visit us from the Chicago and Frankfort, IL area at Community Honda of Orland Park to drive one and form your own opinion!

2016 Honda CR-Z Reviews

Here are a few excerpts from recent reviews of the current 2016 Honda CR-Z:

  • J.D. Power: “The 2016 CR-Z features a sporty look as well as a high-tech powertrain, both of which are sure to please enthusiasts and eco-minded drivers alike. The front-wheel-drive, 2-seat hatchback features aggressive exterior styling that makes it look fast, even at a stand-still.”
  • Edmunds: “This small, sporty hybrid coupe is lightweight, steers quickly and parks easily. A sleek exterior and adventurous dashboard design make it one of the more attractive designs among its more futuristic or merely pragmatic competitors.”
  • The Car Connection: “The Honda CR-Z sets out to do what only a few vehicles in history have done: blend high efficiency with a high-style, hot-hatchback profile. Like the BMW i8—only not so extravagantly engineered – the CR-Z mashes up its fuel efficient hybrid powertrain with the profile of a sporty two-seater.”
  • Kelley Blue Book: “Clearly, the CR-Z is not for everyone. But if you’re a forward thinker on several levels, care for the environment, won’t do without some zing in the drive and don’t mind letting people know your tastes can run to edgy, this could be the car for you.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Today

Come drive the latest Honda CR-Z here at your leading local Honda dealer, Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re a quick trip from Frankfort, and anywhere else in the Chicagoland area, at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, so stop by to find out all about this sporty, efficient hybrid today!

The 2016 Honda CR-V Earns Exceptional Reviews

2016 Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda CR-V is widely praised as one of the most versatile and smartly designed compact crossovers on the market here in the Frankfort, IL area and beyond. Almost any review you read puts the CR-V at the top of its class. You don’t have to take our word for it here at Community Honda of Orland Park, though; you can also see for yourself what the most respected automotive publications in the world are saying about the CR-V!

2016 Honda CR-V Reviews

Here are just a few of the highlights from recent 2016 Honda CR-V reviews:

  • The Car Connection: Marty Padgett likes the “simple, functional” nature of the Honda CR-V. He praises its “huge” and “quiet cabin,” and says that it has the “best seat-folding mechanism.” Padgett writes, “Today’s CR-V is one of the most spacious vehicles in its class, and one of the more fuel-efficient ones, too.”
  • Kelley Blue Book:  Joe Tralongo, contributing editor of Kelley Blue Book, gives the Honda CR-V an amazing 9.7 out of 10 in the KBB Expert Rating score. Tralongo writes that the “2016 CR-V seems to excel in every area that means the most to compact crossover SUV consumers.”
  • Edmunds: “The 2016 CR-V provides one of the most practical cabins in the segment. There’s an abundance of space for rear passengers, and those seats recline and have child safety seat LATCH anchor points in all three seating positions. Space up front is good, too, especially with the added adjustability that comes with the available power driver seat, providing superior visibility and a sense of openness.”
  • AutoTrader: “We’re a fan of Honda’s updates, as they help to keep the CR-V competitive and modern. We also like the CR-V’s new continuously variable transmission (CVT), as it’s an excellent unit borrowed straight from the popular Accord sedan. We like the CR-V’s new features, especially its LaneWatch blind spot camera, which is one of the most useful gadgets available today.”
  • Car and Driver: “Versatility, competency, and reliability are the tenets on which the CR-V hangs its hat, but it’s no stranger to luxury. Supportive seats and a firm but supple ride make it easy to live with.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Drive the critically acclaimed 2016 Honda CR-V here at Community Honda of Orland Park today. We’re your local Frankfort and Orland Park area Honda dealer, and you can find the CR-V right here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL!

The Honda Fit Named One of Consumer Reports Top Picks of 2016

2016 Honda Fit

The 2016 Honda Fit was recently named one of the 10 Top Picks of 2016, aka the Best Cars of the Year for 2016, by Consumer Reports. The trusted consumer organization offers unbiased reviews and recommendations based on in-depth research. To be a Best Car of the Year for 2016, a vehicle must be a leader when it comes to performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. The Honda Fit has obviously made the cut in all of those areas.

The Fit Wins in Consumer Reports Rankings

Consumer Reports is the largest non-profit consumer organization in the country. In order to provide unbiased reviews, Consumer Reports actually anonymously purchases vehicles off dealer lots in order to guarantee that they are driving a vehicle that is representative of what other drivers would find. The 10 Top Picks of 2016, are the ten cars that Consumer Reports rated the best.

Consumer Reports has a specific way of defining what it means to be the best car to buy. The 2016 Honda Fit had to achieve top ratings in all of these areas to garner this accolade:

  • Performance: A winning car must rank among the best in its class in Consumer Reports road tests.
  • Reliability: Reliability must be at least average or better, as predicted by Consumer Reports subscribers.
  • Owner Satisfaction: To achieve Best Car status, a vehicle must achieve solid owner satisfaction scores as reported by actual drivers.
  • Safety: Every vehicle that wins a Top Pick rating must achieve successful crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, if tested.

The 2016 Honda Fit excels in all of those areas. In Consumer Reports testing it achieved a Road Test Score of 67, and an exceptional reliability score. Consumer Reports said, “Thinking about the first new car for yourself or someone in your family? This Honda may just be the perfect fit.”*

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

If you want to test drive the latest 2016 Honda Fit, you can right here at Community Honda of Orland Park, your local leading Chicago and Frankfort area Honda dealership. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we’re happy to show off the current Honda Fit and the rest of the current Honda lineup today!

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