The 2016 Honda Pilot is a Top Safety Pick+

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot is currently available here at Community Honda of Orland Park, and it has been officially rated as one of the safest vehicles on the road today. The new model has earned the best possible Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To achieve this ranking, a vehicle must not only score well in crash tests but it must also be available with sophisticated collision prevention technology to stop accidents before they even happen. Of course, the Honda Pilot succeeded at all tests and is currently available with the Honda Sensing package.

A Top Safety Pick+

The 2016 Honda Pilot, redesigned for the 2016 model year, earned the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ ranking. The Honda Pilot must be equipped with the Honda Sensing package – standard on the Touring trim level and optional on all other models – to earn the plus. The Top Safety Pick+ ranking requires that a vehicle score a best possible “Good” rating in the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and seatbelt and head restraints tests, with at least an “Acceptable” rating in the small front overlap test and at least an “Advanced” in the Front Collision Prevention Category.

The Honda Pilot actually goes above and beyond, scoring the “Good” ranking in all crash tests and a “Superior” in the Front Collision Prevention category when equipped with the Honda Sensing system. The Honda Sensing system successfully stopped the car using automatic braking systems from 12 mph and reduced the vehicle’s speed by half from 25 mph in the IIHS testing, meaning that it would avoid an accident in the real world from those speeds. Honda Sensing includes both front collision warning and automatic collision prevention braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane departure warning and prevention system.

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You can find the newest 2016 Honda Pilot at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, and we’re happy to let you test drive the latest Honda Pilot. Stop by our dealership at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park today!

Honda Plans to Cut Emissions by 50 Percent

American RoadsHonda has made a bold statement. The automaker is planning to cut emissions by half in the next decade, and that means more than just putting efficient vehicles on the road. The new plan is called Green Path, and it means that the company will be making huge sustainability improvements throughout the entire manufacturing process. Find out below how Honda is planning to clean up its act and continue to be one of the greenest automakers in the world!

The Honda Green Path

Honda has a plan to make the whole automotive manufacturing process cleaner. The new initiative focuses on a $210 million investment in the Marysville, Ohio manufacturing plant, which happens to be the largest Honda plant in North America. This will help Honda achieve a voluntary goal of 50 percent emissions reduction by 2050, compared to 2000 levels. This makes Honda the only automaker to voluntarily target such dramatic emissions reductions.

The new plan, called Green Path, aims to reduce the use of what Honda calls “Substances of Concern” in the manufacturing process and scarce natural resources in the production of vehicles. It also plans to significantly reduce the amount of water used in the manufacturing process, as well as C02 emissions caused by transportation of vehicles from plants to dealers. It will also expand the company’s Green Dealer program which incentivizes dealerships that adopt environmentally friendly practices.

“We work every day on these issues. But there’s much more automakers can do beyond fuel efficiency to reduce our environmental impact by adopting energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout our operations,” said Ryan Harty, manager of the Honda Environmental Business Development Office.

The Green Path initiative isn’t just about emissions, however. It’s also about creating cars that are environmentally friendly in every way – from paint to transportation to production, and everything in between.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

While Honda is aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process, Honda vehicles continue to lead the way when it comes to fuel economy and efficiency. Come visit Community Honda of Orland Park here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL today to drive the latest Honda vehicles and find out more about efficiency and emissions.

The 2016 Honda Pilot Earns Best Possible NHTSA Crash Test Ratings

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot has now been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It received the best possible Five-Star Overall Crash Test Safety Rating, with a four-star rating in the front crash test, a five-star rating in the side crash test, and a four-star rating in the rollover crash test. This rating applies to all models of the 2016 Honda Pilot, which is available now here at Community Honda of Orland Park, your leading Orland Park and Frankfort area Honda dealership.

2016 Honda Pilot Safety Ratings

The 2016 Honda Pilot has earned some of the top safety scores in the segment. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 2016 Pilot earned the best possible Top Safety Pick+ ranking. It received the “Good” score in all crash tests, including the small front overlap, moderate front overlap, side, rollover, and seat and head restraint tests. When equipped with the Honda Sensing technology, the Pilot earned a “Superior” ranking in the Front Crash Prevention category.

The Honda Sensing system is available on the current Honda Pilot and includes features like a forward collision warning, forward collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, with lane departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and more. The Honda Sensing system is standard on the Pilot Touring and Elite models, and it is available as a $1,000 option on most other Pilot models.

All models of the Honda Pilot come standard with safety features like brake assist, a rearview camera, six airbags, stability control, traction control, and anti-lock brakes.

The Pilot scores at the top of its class when it comes to safety, and no other mainstream three-row crossover SUVs have produced better scores.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

Frankfort and Chicago area drivers are invited to drive the current 2016 Honda Pilot right now here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’ve got the current Pilot in stock at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we’re happy to show you all the sophisticated safety features in the Honda Pilot and the rest of the current Honda lineup when you stop by today!

The new 2016 Honda HR-V Earns Glowing Reviews From Critics

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

The new 2016 Honda HR-V, the latest Honda subcompact crossover SUV, has been earning praise around the world for its smart design, exceptional efficiency, high-tech features, and capacious cargo space. The automotive press has nearly unilaterally blessed the HR-V with top honors, in this increasingly popular segment. Want to find out more about what the experts are talking about? Read on!

Edmunds

Edmunds praised the 2016 Honda HR-V for its “roomy interior and seating; versatile cargo loading thanks to unique rear seat; high fuel economy; [and] excellent outward visibility.” Edmunds editors went on to say, “The HR-V also provides high fuel economy, a sporty driving feel, available all-wheel drive and a solid collection of tech and convenience features for the money.”

Kelley Blue Book

Matt Degen of Kelley Blue Book said that, “The HR-V aims to do more with less and largely succeeds thanks to its easy driving manners, good fuel economy and bigger-than-you-think interior.”

Forbes

Jason Fogelson wrote at the Forbes Life blog that the “HR-V is good looking, fuel efficient and affordably priced.” He went on to praise the Honda strategy, saying, “By waiting for the market to get established, Honda has had a chance to benchmark the competition and come up with a winner. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a whole lot of HR-V compact crossovers on the road in the very near future.”

Cars.com Review

Cars.com senior editor Mike Hanley said that the 2016 Honda HR-V has “one of the roomiest – and most configurable – interiors in the class.”

Automobile Magazine

Automobile editor Joseph Capparella said, “The more you look at the 2016 Honda HR-V in the context of Honda’s lineup, the more compelling it gets. For a similar price and only a small fuel-economy penalty compared with the Civic or the Fit, the 2016 Honda HR-V offers more cargo space, available all-wheel drive, a high seating position that everyone seems to love, and a more cocooned driving experience. It’s also more maneuverable, more efficient, and less expensive than the CR-V.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come check out the new Honda HR-V right now at Community Honda of Orland Park here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. We’re easy to reach from Frankfort and the rest of the Chicagoland area, so come visit us today!

 

The 2016 Honda Odyssey Special Edition

2016 Honda Odyssey

2016 Honda Odyssey

The 2016 Honda Odyssey is available now in a Special Edition here at Community Honda of Orland Park. The Special Edition or SE trim level of the Honda Odyssey minivan will slot in exactly in the model of the Odyssey lineup between the EX and EX-L trim levels. If you’re looking for a well equipped minivan for your family you can find out more below!

What’s Special About the Special Edition

The Special Edition wraps up some of the most impressive features available in the 2016 Honda Odyssey into a single package. To start, the Special Edition Odyssey comes with all the standard features of the LX and EX trim levels.

Those features include:

  • A rearview camera for easy parking and reversing
  • An 8-inch multi-information display
  • The Bluetooth Handsfreelink system
  • An easy-to-use 60/40 split third row folding seat
  • USB connectivity
  • Smart Entry
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic three row climate control
  • The HomeLink remote system
  • A powerful 270-watt 7-speaker audio system
  • And more!

The Special Edition adds these features to that list:

  • The HondaVAC vacuum cleaner
  • A rear seat entertainment system that includes wireless headphone
  • A convenient 115-volt power outlet
  • SiriusXM satellite radio

The Special Edition is also available in a couple of exclusive interior colors: grey and truffle. The Special Edition Odyssey packages all those features at a starting MSRP of $33,375.

Powertrain and Efficiency

Under the hood, the 2016 Honda Odyssey Special Edition is powered by the same efficient 3.5L V6 engine that’s used across the Honda Odyssey lineup. This motor makes 248 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque and earns an impressive EPA estimate of 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway/22 mpg combined*. The Odyssey can even tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come check out the Honda Odyssey at Community Honda of Orland Park. We think you’ll be impressed with the current model’s versatility and more. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, so stop by today from Frankfort or Orland Park if you’d like to see the current Odyssey or any other model in the efficient and reliable Honda lineup!

 

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Honda Pilot Fuel Economy Ratings Released

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot should be a huge hit here at Community Honda of Orland Park, at least partially because of its improved fuel economy estimates when compared to the previous model. It also boasts some of the best efficiency numbers in the three-row crossover class thanks to a new engine, new transmissions, and new engineering. Curious about how much gas you can save over your current crossover by purchasing the new Honda Pilot? Find out below!

2016 Honda Pilot Fuel Economy Estimates

The 2016 Honda Pilot is an exceptionally efficient three-row crossover thanks to a new Earth Dreams direct injection V6 engine, a new engine start-stop feature that turns off the engine when stopped to save fuel, and a new available nine-speed automatic transmission in the Touring and Elite models. Here are the fuel economy estimates direct from the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • The base EX Pilot with front-wheel drive achieves 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 mpg combined with six-speed transmission.*
  • All-wheel drive drops those numbers to 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway/21 mpg combined.
  • The Touring and Elite trims with a nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive achieve 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined.
  • Add all-wheel drive to the nine-speed and numbers fall to 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined.

All models get a 3.5L V6 engine that cranks out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine utilizes cylinder deactivation to save fuel – this feature shuts off two of the cylinders during light loads and runs on the remaining four. It also uses the Honda exclusive i-VTEC variable valve timing. Honda also managed to shave 300 pounds off the new generation version when compared to the outgoing model.

The new Honda Pilot will beat out almost every other three-row crossover when it comes to fuel economy. It’s better than every non-hybrid version of the Toyota Highlander, the Chevy Traverse, and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

You can drive the current 2015 Honda Pilot in our inventory now or you can find out more about the new 2016 Honda Pilot when you visit Community Honda here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL today. We hope to see you soon!

 

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

The 2016 Honda HR-V: Trim Levels and Features

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

The new 2016 Honda HR-V is now available here at Community Honda of Orland Park, and we’re happy to help you pick out the version that’s right for your needs. If you’ve decided that the HR-V, with its impeccable blend of versatility, efficiency, and smart features, is for you, you’ve made an excellent choice – but you’ve still got to choose which version will best suit your needs and budget. Read on to learn more!

Trim Levels and Options

The base 2016 Honda HR-V LX is rated by the EPA at 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway/28 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and the manual transmission, or at 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 combined with front-wheel drive and the continuously variable transmission*. All-wheel drive is available on all models. The base trim level gets features like:

  • Hill-start assist
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • A USB port
  • The 60/40 split Magic Seat
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

The mid-level EX trim adds features to the equipment list of the LX, including:

  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Automatic climate control
  • A text message function
  • An upgraded stereo system
  • Push button start
  • A 7-inch high resolution touchscreen
  • The HondaLink Next Generation infotainment system

In the EX-L Navi trim level, which is the top of the line, you automatically get the continuously variable transmission with Sport Mode and paddle shifters. You also get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, leather trimmed seats, the Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, HD radio, SiriusXM Radio, and roof rails, all standard.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

You’re welcome to come check out the latest 2016 Honda HR-V here at Community Honda of Orland Park to find out which trim level will work best for your needs. Visit us at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL to find out all about the HR-V and any other new Honda model that might catch your eye. We’re confident that once you get behind the wheel of the Honda HR-V, no other subcompact crossover will be good enough. Visit Community Honda of Orland Park, a leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, today!

 

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Chicagoland Drivers are Going to Love the All-New 2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

Months of anticipation come to an end on May 15 when the exciting new 2016 Honda HR-V goes on sale here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We are expecting this wonderful subcompact urban crossover SUV to be a huge hit here at our Frankfort, IL area Honda dealership. With its sporty, coupe-like design, long list of standard features, built-in versatility, and outstanding fuel economy, the HR-V should have wide appeal among Chicagoland drivers of all kinds.

Sporty, Versatile, and Affordable

From its distinctive styling to its wide range of features, the newest addition to the Honda SUV lineup is a real standout in the popular entry-level crossover market. Comfortable and remarkably roomy, the new 2016 Honda HR-V is based upon the same platform as the Honda Fit, and it comes with the same innovative Magic Seat® which helps it to provide an impressive 59 cubic feet of cargo capacity!

There are three trim levels available—LX, EX, and EX-L Navi. Under the hood of each is a sophisticated and efficient 1.8L four-cylinder 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC® engine that delivers a peak 141 hp with 127 lb-ft of torque. Drivers from in and around Frankfort will have the choice of two refined Honda transmissions—a fine-tuned continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a sporty, short-shifting six-speed manual. You also have the choice between all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive models, but only the 2WD LX and EX models are available with the manual transmission.

The fuel economy of the HR-V is exceptional, with an EPA estimated 35 mpg highway* on the 2WD model with the CVT, meaning you’re going to save a lot at the pump.

Standard features include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, a rearview camera, a push-button electric parking brake, Pandora® radio, and class-leading safety features.

Perhaps best of all is that the HR-V starts at $19,995 MSRP for the base model with front-wheel drive and either a six-speed manual transmission or continuously variable transmission, so you can look forward to getting a whole lot for your money when you choose the 2016 HR-V.

Test Drive the 2016 Honda HR-V Today

We invite you to stop by our Honda showroom near Frankfort and experience the all-new 2016 HR-V today. We are located at 8340 W. 159th St., just east of IL-45/S. La Grange Road, in Orland Park. Please contact us if you have any questions, and come check out the exciting new Honda HR-V today at Community Honda of Orland Park!

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Consumer Reports Names the Honda CR-V and Pilot the Best Used SUVs Under $10k

2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Honda Pilot

If you’re shopping for a used vehicle in the Frankfort area, then you had better come visit Community Honda of Orland Park. We have an extensive selection of the best used vehicles around, and, according to Consumer Reports, the Honda CR-V and the Honda Pilot should be at the top of your list of used SUVs if you’re in the market for a new vehicle for your family. These reliable, high-quality crossovers provide all the versatility and utility that Chicagoland drivers want.

CR-V and Pilot Named Top Used Buys Under $10k

Consumer Reports has advocated for used cars for a long time, and to make choosing the right one easy, the publication has compiled a list of the top choices in every segment, at a variety of price points.

“Every vehicle on this list performed well in our tests when it was new and has had above-­average reliability for the model years shown, based on our latest Annual Auto Survey,” said Consumer Reports. “Each also came standard with electronic stability control (ESC), unless otherwise noted. Consider these the used cars we’d recommend to our family and friends.”

Luckily, you don’t have to be family or friends of Consumer Reports editors to get the scoop. When it comes to used SUVs under $10,000, Consumer Reports chooses the Honda CR-V and the Honda Pilot. “Standard ESC and curtain air bags, combined with near-minivan levels of space, make the ­reliable CR-V a can’t-miss prospect,” said Consumer Reports. “For even more room, check out the eight-seat Honda Pilot with its smooth V6 acceleration and carlike handling.”

You might be curious to know what other cars landed on the Consumer Reports best used cars list – and we’ll tell you that many of them were made by Honda. Late Model Honda Civic and Honda Accord models were praised in the Small Car and Sedan segment priced at $15,000 to $20,000, while four different Acura models, the Honda luxury brand, made the list. So make sure you look for these high-quality used cars here at Community Honda of Orland Park.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

You can find the used Honda vehicle you’ve been wanting right here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. Community Honda of Orland Park is your trusted Frankfort and Orland park area Honda dealer, so come visit us today!

 

 

The IIHS Names the Odyssey one of the Safety Vehicles on the Road

2015 Honda Odyssey

2015 Honda Odyssey

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released data that indicates that the Honda Odyssey is one of the safest vehicles on the road right now. The Odyssey was one of only nine vehicles that recorded zero fatalities per million registered vehicles on the road for model years 2009 to 2012. This is the first time that the IIHS has ever recorded vehicles with zero deaths in the organization’s history. Read on to learn more about these impressive and important statistics and to find out just where the Honda Odyssey fits in!

The Odyssey Among the Safest Vehicles

In its studies of mass-market vehicles from 2009 to 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recorded that the industry-wide average for traffic fatalities was 28 deaths per one million, based on registered 2011 models in 2012. The good news is that industry-wide that’s a huge improvement from earlier statistics. In fact, the IIHS estimates that if safety technology remained at the levels of vehicles back in 1985, about 7,700 more people would have died in traffic accidents – luckily, that was not the case.

The statistics recorded by the IIHS show that the Honda Odyssey was among the nine top vehicles that recorded zero deaths per million registered vehicles. It’s worth noting that the Honda Pilot also narrowly missed making the mark, with just two traffic fatalities per million registered vehicle years.

David Zuby, IIHS executive vice president and chief research officer said, “The complete elimination of traffic deaths is still many decades away, and, along with vehicle improvements, getting there will require changes in road design and public policy that can help protect all road users. Still, the rise in the number of vehicles with zero driver deaths shows what’s possible.”

The Honda Odyssey currently offers features like antilock disc brakes, electronic traction and stability control, a long list of standard airbags, including side curtain airbags, and a standard rearview camera. The 2015 Honda Odyssey also received top marks in IIHS crash test ratings, earning a Good crash test score in all categories.

Visit us Today

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park to drive home in the latest Honda Odyssey today. We’re a leading Frankfort area Honda dealership located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. We have the current Honda Odyssey along with the rest of the safety-oriented Honda lineup in stock, so come visit us today!