The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Earns Top Safety Ratings

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

2016 Honda Civic Coupe

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is in stock at Community Honda of Orland Park, and while you might choose this sporty two-door version of the Civic because of its style and fun-to-drive performance, it’s also one safe little car. The 2016 Civic Coupe is rated a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when equipped with Honda Sensing, so you know it’s going to help protect you and your passengers when you’re out there on the road. Find out more about what it takes to achieve this ranking here at your leading Frankfort and Chicagoland area Honda dealer, Community Honda of Orland Park!

Earning a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ Rating

When it comes to safety, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of safety features is a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ according to testing by the IIHS. In testing by this trusted organization, the Civic Coupe achieved the best possible ‘Good’ rating every single category, including:

  • Small Overlap Front Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Crash Test
  • Side Impact Crash Test
  • Roof Strength Rollover Crash Test
  • Head Restraints and Seats Test

To achieve the Top Safety Pick+ rating, a vehicle must now come with advanced front collision prevention technology that is able to slow or stop the vehicle in order to prevent or mitigate collisions. The Honda Civic Coupe equipped with Honda Sensing technology, an optional package, succeeded in achieving the best possible Front Crash Prevention rating of ‘Superior’, and achieved excellent results in both the low- and high-speed automatic braking tests.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come learn more about the latest 2016 Honda Civic right now 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, just a few minutes from anywhere in the Chicagoland area, and we’re happy to help you find out more about the Civic Coupe or any other Honda vehicle when you stop in today!

The 2016 Honda Fit Receives Critical Acclaim

2016 Honda Fit

2016 Honda Fit

The 2016 Honda Fit is a winning subcompact hatchback. If you’re looking for a vehicle that combines versatility, the latest features, and incredible fuel economy, then the Fit should be at the top of your list here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. Take a look at some of the excellent reviews that the Fit has accumulated recently!

Edmunds.com

Edmunds awarded the 2016 Honda Fit an A rating, praising the vehicle for offering “unmatched small car versatility thanks to unique rear seat design; high fuel economy; spacious seating and cargo area; [and] excellent visibility. . . . An amazingly accommodating cabin, strong fuel economy and competitive features establish the 2016 Honda Fit as a top choice in the subcompact car segment.”

Kelley Blue Book

“The Honda Fit 5-door hatchback is a great pick for two groups,” writes Keith Buglewicz for Kelley Blue Book. “First, there are off-to-college youngsters who want an affordable, efficient and reliable car with all the modern connectivity features found in more expensive cars. Then there are empty-nesters looking to downsize without compromising rear-seat or cargo room.”

The Car Connection

“The Fit sets the benchmarks for interior space, utility, and safety for small hatchbacks,” writes Marty Padgett at The Car Connection. “It’s not as entertaining to drive as it once was, and some minor fit and finish niggles could use some attention, but by a wide margin, it’s our top choice in its class.”

Cars.com

Kelsey Mays writes at Cars.com that, “With the 2016 Fit, Honda has concocted an elixir of most things small-car shoppers want, and the results are mighty desirable. If you’re shopping for an entry-level car, make sure to fit the Fit onto your list.”

Drive the Fit at Community Honda of Orland Park

Find the 2016 Honda Fit here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we think you’ll agree with the critics that the Honda Fit is the clear choice if you’re looking for a vehicle in this segment, so visit us to take it for a test drive today!

 

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Honda Accord, One of America’s Best-Selling Cars

2016 Honda Accord SedanIt has been 40 years since the first Honda Accord hit the U.S. market. Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we realize that while this is a significant milestone for any automobile, it is made all the more notable by the fact that the Accord isn’t showing any signs of slowing down with age. Not only is the perennially young-at-heart Honda Accord the most popular four-door among drivers 35 years of age and younger, it is also one of the best-selling sedans in America, with a whopping 12.7 million sold over the past four decades.

As we celebrate the 40th birthday of the Honda Accord, let’s take a look at some of the highlights from its storied career in America.

Making the Best of the Best

Since it first went on sale in the U.S. in 1976, Americans have, on average, purchased a Honda Accord every two minutes. That alone is a pretty astounding statistic. The combination of its smart design, innovative features, and efficient powertrains, as well as the fact that Honda continually upgrades the Accord to meet the demands of consumers, has contributed to the Accord being named to Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best list* an unmatched 30 times across that award’s 34 year history. In 1982 the Accord became the very first vehicle from a Japanese automaker to be produced in the U.S., and more than 10 million have been manufactured since that date.

The current Honda Accord remains a favorite of drivers throughout Chicagoland. Appealing, well equipped with the latest tech features, and boasting impressive fuel economy numbers, the 2017 Accord can also be had with the new Honda Sensing system. This innovative suite of advanced safety features includes forward collision warning and automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and more.

Take the Accord for a Birthday Test Drive Today

We’ve got the new Accord in stock, so stop by our Honda showroom near Frankfort and discover all that this stellar sedan has to offer you today. We are located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, so come check out the Accord or contact us online if you have any questions. We look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a great new Honda today at Community Honda of Orland Park!

*Based on Car and Driver, November 2015.

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!

*For more information, visit http://www.consumerreports.org/cars/best-cars-top-picks-2016/

The 2016 Honda Accord Receives Glowing Reviews

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

The 2016 Honda Accord is a standout in the midsize sedan segment. It’s one of the most efficient vehicles in this class, and it still manages to provide all kinds of comfort and convenience features, and some of the best driving dynamics as well. If you’re looking for a solid well-rounded midsize vehicle here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area, the critics agree – you need to drive the Accord.

2016 Honda Accord Reviews

These are just a few of the highlights from the latest reviews of the current 2016 Honda Accord:

  • The Car Connection: “The 2016 Honda Accord rewards buyers for making a sensible choice with its fun-to-drive nature,” Christian Gulliksen writes at The Car Connection. “The Accord thrives to this day, largely because it appeals to both sides of the brain, with plenty of practicality and a fun-to-drive nature, either as a two-door Coupe or as a four-door sedan.”
  • Autotrader: “The one thing that leads us to recommend the Accord over some of its competitors is the car’s variety,” writes Jason Fogelson for Autotrader. “The availability of a coupe or sedan, automatic or manual transmission, 4- or 6-cylinder engines and all the resulting combinations means there’s an Accord for almost every type of driver.”
  • Edmunds: The Accord earns an A rating from Edmunds. “The 2016 Honda Accord, with its refresh this year, continues to be a top-rated choice in the family sedan class,” Edmunds writes. “Considering how the 2016 Honda Accord does nearly everything right, it should deservedly earn a top spot on your consideration list.”
  • CNET Road/Show: “Honda has totally revised the 2016 Accord’s dashboard tech. The new system is better organized, more responsive and now features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay,” Antuan Goodwin writes at CNET. “The standard four-cylinder engine with CVT is satisfyingly responsive and efficient.”
  • Automobile Magazine: Automobile Magazine writer Michael Jordan praised the Accord: “But for all these alternatives, we still think the Accord is best in the guise of an all-purpose American-style sedan, a car that is modest and yet deeply capable. Choose the thrifty engine, smooth-riding tires, and standard interior trim, and you can’t go wrong. It’s a right-size car that’s always easy and natural to drive . . .”
  • Kelley Blue Book: “Along comes the 2016 Honda Accord with a mid-cycle refresh that gives it bolder looks, better ride and some of those lacking features,” writes Matt DeLorenzo. “Also, in keeping up with the industry’s headlong rush into better connectivity and infotainment, the availability of Apple Carplay and Android Auto.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

We have the current Honda Accord in stock here in the Frankfort area at Community Honda of Orland Park. Come take it for a test drive here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park and see for yourself why the critics are calling the Honda Accord one of the best cars in its class!

The 2016 Honda Pilot Earns Praise From Critics

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot was completely redesigned for this model year, and it’s garnering praise from essentially every automotive reviewer. If you’re shopping for a three-row crossover utility vehicle here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area, then consider what the experts are saying about the current Honda Pilot below!

Motor Trend

“The powertrain is responsive and hums with a soothing resonance at wide-open throttle. Honda makes some nice engines and this one is a peach,” Edward Loh wrote in the second test-drive review of the current Honda Pilot. “My time in the 2016 Pilot largely confirms Evans’ findings. By fixing what was broken with the last-generation Pilot and adding clever touches such as that spacious third-row seat package (the new industry benchmark) and nine-speed transmission, Honda has created the latest, most serious player in the three-row SUV segment.”

Edmunds

“The Honda Pilot is now one of the best large crossovers,” writes Edmunds in its expert review. “Honda focused much of its attention to the Pilot’s interior, which is more modern, more refined and easier to see out of . . . The ride and handling are also improved thanks to a stiffer structure made with more high-strength steel and a weight reduction of about 250 pounds. The smooth ride is worthy of a luxury car, and although handling still isn’t sporty, it’s controlled and the sophisticated all-wheel-drive system provides impressive traction around corners (not to mention snow, mud or sand).”

Kelley Blue Book

“The 2016 Honda Pilot crossover SUV marks the third generation of this popular 3-row family hauler, and it evolves not just to stay with the times, but to remain a step ahead of its ever-tougher competition,” writes Keith Buglewicz for Kelly Blue Book. “The sleek new shape is slightly smaller, and while it sacrifices a smidge of interior space, it’s still comfortable for eight passengers. The trade-off is a downright luxurious all-new dash and interior design, and a feature-packed Elite model that drives the premium feel home. The new Pilot also offers electronic driving aids like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, crash mitigation, and so on. Throw in excellent driving dynamics, and the new Honda Pilot is sure to give its Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer competition night sweats.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come check out the current 2016 Honda Pilot here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, and we’re your local Frankfort and Orland Park area Honda dealer. You can also give us a call at 855-207-0308 to learn all about the current Honda Pilot or stop by our showroom to see the Honda Pilot models we have in stock.

10 Handy Items to Keep in Your Car

First Aid KitThere are plenty of situations that you might experience while driving that could be a disaster – unless you’re properly prepared. Having the right gear with you might mean the difference between having to call for help or making quick work of a minor problem. Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we’ve rounded up a bunch of handy items to keep in your car to help you get out of any sticky situations.

Keep These Items in Your Car

  • Cell Phone Charger: You definitely want to be able to charge your phone when you’re driving. You probably rely on your phone for things like directions, but it’s also your contact with the outside world if you’re in an emergency far from home.
  • First Aid Kit: Whatever adventures lie ahead, you should always keep a first aid kit in your car. A first aid kit can turn a situation that might be serious – a cut, burn, scrape, or something else – into an easy and quick fix.
  • Non-Perishable Food and Water: You don’t have to be driving across the desert or driving through a blizzard to find a use for emergency food or water – but if you break down in either of those situations you’ll be glad you packed some! These items can save you when you’re in traffic or late for dinner, or anywhere else as well.
  • Warm Clothes: Like food and water, warm clothes can be life saving – or they can just help you stay comfortable. Pack a few sweaters or blankets, or even a sleeping bag, to make everything better and easier.
  • Jumper Cables: Batteries will die. It’s that simple. Carry jumper cables with you and it will be that much easier to find a helpful stranger to give you a jump when your battery fails.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

At Community Honda we’re the leading Chicago, Frankfort, and Orland Park area Honda dealership, and we can help with any automotive need you may have. Avoid breakdowns on the road this summer and schedule a service appointment with our mechanics to make sure your car is ready for the road ahead. Visit us today at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. We hope to see you soon!

The 2016 Honda Civic and Honda Accord Both Among Best Sedans Under $25,000

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Honda Accord both earned the honor of being named among 2016’s 10 best sedans under $25,000 by Kelley Blue Book*. The trusted automotive guide annually gives out awards for the ten best models in any given category that start at less than $25,000. Honda models routinely make the list. Find out more here at Community Honda of Orland Park, where both the Honda Accord and Honda Civic are on sale now!

Civic And Accord: Affordable Sedans

If you have unlimited funds, then maybe you’re not worried about finding the best sedan for under $25,000. Most of us aren’t so lucky, so considering the cost of a car when shopping is a big factor. The Kelley Blue Book 10 Best Sedans Under $25k in 2016 is a big help for anyone shopping for a high-quality car that offers top-tier features and performance at a low price. Both the 2016 Honda Accord – starting at an MSRP of $22,205** in the LX trim with six-speed manual transmission – and the 2016 Honda Civic – starting at an MSRP of $18,640 in the LX trim with six-speed manual transmission – do just that. No other automaker had two entries on the list.

Of the 2016 Honda Accord, Joe Tralongo, Contributing Editor at Kelley Blue Book, said, “It not only continually sets the benchmark for all other family sedans, it has one of the most loyal followings in the industry. Honda’s 2016 Accord sedan and coupe offer exceptional value, yet they don’t ask buyers to sacrifice in the areas of styling, features or performance.”

With regard to the 2016 Honda Civic, Allyson Harwood wrote: “Completely redesigned for 2016, the Honda Civic sedan has beautiful new exterior styling, two new engines that are both more powerful and more fuel-efficient, and is sportier than ever without sacrificing ride comfort. The Civic is known for its reliability, resale value and safety, yet injects entertaining driving dynamics into the equation. There is no shortage of value, either, as many safety and convenience features come standard and, even though there are more features for 2016, some trim levels are near (or below) 2015 prices.”

Based on those glowing reviews, it’s easy to see why the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord both land on the 25 Best Sedans under $25k list from Kelley Blue Book!

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

You can find the latest 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Honda Accord right now 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, so stop by to find out more about these two leading sedans!

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. – http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-sedans-under-25000-2016/2100000491-9/
**Excludes destination and handling fees