The Honda Fit is Named a 2015 Automobile Magazine All-Star

2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit is all-new for this year, and it’s been named a 2015 Automobile Magazine All-Star. The judges and editors heaped on as much praise as could fit in the spacious cargo area of the little hatchback. Maybe the most impressive thing about the Honda Fit is the fact that it landed on a list that included vehicles like the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan, which alone costs $279,345. For reference, a totally loaded Honda Fit EX – the top level trim – costs only $18,225 out the door.

The Fit is an Automobile Magazine All-Star

Even Automobile Magazine called the 2015 Honda Fit “a case of reverse sticker shock.” That description makes sense since Automobile Magazine also called it one of the “world’s most remarkable automobiles,” and it costs less than one hundredth of the price of some other models on this impressive list.

Arthur St. Antoine of Automobile Magazine said that “to build an automobile this good for $25,000 would be an achievement. That Honda has done it at $18,000 makes the Fit a shining All-Star.”

But before you get the impression that the Honda Fit is just an incredible value – which it is – you should also be aware that it’s an incredible car. In fact, Automobile judges found it one of the most fun cars to drive in the test. Joey Capparella said, “Man, is it fun to toss into a corner and downshift with this row-your-own gearbox. And there’s usable power in all six gears.”

The Honda Fit is a car for everyone. Not only does it have fun-to-drive dynamics, an easy-to-swallow price, and plenty of high tech features, but the Fit is also a leader when it comes to fuel economy. It earns an EPA estimate of up to 41 mpg on the highway*. Plus, the Fit has as much cargo space as many compact crossovers on the market with up to 52.7 cubic feet with the Magic Seats folded down.

Capparella went on to say, “I recommend the Fit to nearly everyone who asks me for car advice.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

Ready to drive the new 2015 Honda Fit, the Automobile Magazine All-Star? Just stop in to see us at Community Honda of Orland Park, located at 8340 W. 159th St., just a short drive from anywhere in the Chicagoland area. Visit us today to see what makes the Honda Fit worthy of being called an Automobile Magazine All-Star!


*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.

Honda Wins Three 2015 ALG Residual Value Awards

2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V

Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re happy to announce that three different Honda vehicles have been awarded 2015 ALG Residual Value awards. Every year ALG gives out awards for vehicles that hold their value best. That’s what Honda is especially good at, thanks to industry-leading reliability, efficiency, and resale value. Read on to learn about the three models that were picked!

ALG Residual Value Awards Honors Honda

Every year the ALG Residual Value awards recognize the vehicles predicted to maintain the most value after three years. This year, three ALG Residual Value Awards have honored Honda. ALG recognized winners in many categories, and the 2015 Honda Fit won for subcompact car, the 2015 Honda CR-V won in compact utility vehicle, and the 2015 Honda Odyssey won the minivan category.

“One of Honda’s key priorities is to offer our customers vehicles that hold their value throughout the ownership experience,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of Honda. “Our brand is committed to retail sales leadership through top-quality, well-equipped vehicles, and that sets Honda apart in a way that benefits our customers now and in the years to come.”

ALG determines the winners of the Residual Value awards after a long process of study and analysis. The judges take into account historical vehicle performance as well as industry trends. Other factors like pricing and marketing strategies, public demand, and vehicle quality also play into the Residual Value awards.

Honda has historically performed well in the ALG residual value awards and has routinely won multiple segments and on more than one occasion the overall mainstream brand award from ALG.

Stop in Today

Visit us today at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL to test drive the latest 2015 Honda Fit, 2015 Honda CR-V, 2015 Honda Odyssey, and the rest of the high-quality Honda lineup. We’re a leading Frankfort and Orland Park area Honda dealership, and we’re happy to help you find your next vehicle today! We also stock a large inventory of high-quality pre-owned vehicles and provide financing services on site!

All Season Tires vs. Winter Tires

Winter Tires

Are you pondering the switch over to a set of dedicated winter tires before the snow really starts to fly? It could be worth it! Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, the leading Orland Park and Frankfort area Honda dealer, we know that getting a set of dedicated winter tires can certainly make the icy and snowy winter roads a little more manageable. So what’s the difference between winter tires and the standard all-season tires you find on most vehicles? Read on to find out!

The Difference Between All-Season and Winter Tires

All-season tires, which are standard equipment on everything but high-performance sports cars, are formulated to handle just about any driving conditions. That means they’re good for wet roads, dry roads, gravel roads, and maybe even a little bit of snow. They’re meant to perform well in the majority of conditions, at normal temperatures.

Winter tires are different because they are specially formulated from a softer compound to provide more grip in temperatures that stay below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. They also usually have a more aggressive tread pattern to handle loose and soft snow.

Do you Need Winter Tires?

Here in the Chicagoland area we can expect snow and cold each year. That’s why if you drive in the wintertime, we recommend that you get snow tires. Not only will they provide improved traction and safety, but changing your tires once a year prolongs the performance and life of your regular tires.

Even if you have all wheel drive it doesn’t mean you don’t need snow tires – in fact, the best way to get the most of out your all wheel drive system is to maximize the performance of your tires! The tire is, after all, the only part of the vehicle that should ever touch the ground. A lot is riding on your tires – literally – so make sure they can do their job well.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

We are your Chicago and Frankfort area Honda dealership, here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL and we can help you install the snow tires that are right for your vehicle before the worst of winter weather arrives. Feel free to schedule a service appointment to make sure your car gets the winterization it needs to perform best during the cold season. We hope to see you soon!

Drivers Will Love the Specs of the 2015 Honda Accord Sedan

Honda loyalists have come to expect a lot from the Honda brand, and they will not be disappointed with the 2015 Honda Accord Sedan. The classic Honda model is equipped with a 2015 Honda Accord Sedanpeppy yet efficient engine, a multitude of convenient features, and safety systems to help keep both you and your passengers safe on the road. When you are looking for a versatile and reliable vehicle for your daily commute, the 2015 Honda Accord Sedan specs make for the perfect vehicle. Let’s take a look.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2015 Honda Accord Sedan has been crafted with the driver’s convenience in mind. Everything about the car – from the responsive handling to the array of easily accessible entertainment features – is geared toward making your commute as hassle-free as possible.

At the heart of the 2015 Accord LX base trim level, drivers will find an in-line four-cylinder engine the produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, so you can easily access the power you need to safely merge into traffic or switch lanes. When paired with the standard six-speed manual transmission, drivers are able to get up to 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.* A Continuously Variable Transmission is also available if you want to see even higher levels of fuel economy on your daily drive.

Inside the cabin of the 2015 Accord, drivers are treated to a Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, SMS Text Message Function, and even an i-MID with an eight-inch High Resolution WVGA Screen complete with fully customizable feature settings. Safety features like Vehicle Stability Assist, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and standard Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines round out the package.

Come See for Yourself at Community Honda in Orland Park

Don’t hesitate to stop by and see us at Community Honda in Orland Park if you are interested in the new 2015 Honda Accord Sedan. We’re open Monday through Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions about the new Accord before stopping by, give us a call at (855) 207-0308. Our staff is happy to discuss any of the Honda models we have available, so swing by and let us get you behind the wheel of your new Honda today!

*Based on 2014 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.

Drivers Will Love the Affordable 2015 Honda Civic Si

Finding a vehicle that is equally appealing as both a coupe and a sedan can be difficult, but Honda’s new 2015 Civic Si lineup is impressing drivers across the country in both sedan and 2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-front1coupe version. The sporty vehicle seats five people and offers plenty of luxury features and amenities to keep both drivers and passengers comfortable no matter how long the drive. With its focus on safety, great fuel economy, and peppy engine, it is no wonder the Honda Civic Si stands out in the new vehicle inventory at Community Honda in Orland Park and was named a 2014 Most Popular vehicle by

A Honda Classic

Drivers have plenty of amenities at their fingertips when they slip behind the wheel of a 2015 Civic Si. With suggested starting prices of just $22,890 for the coupe and $23,090 for the sedan*, drivers get plenty of value from their investment. Both the coupe and the sedan Civic Si models are capable of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, thanks to the 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission.**

The value doesn’t end with the Civic Si’s great fuel economy either – Honda has made a commitment to safety, so drivers will find a standard rear backup camera in all Honda models from 2015 on. Drivers also have access to great features like HondaLink Next Generation, which allows them to experience their favorite digital content even when they are on the move.

Other great features that help set the new Honda Civic Si apart from the competition include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a seven-inch display audio, steering wheel-mounted controls, a USB audio interface, and much more.

See For Yourself at Community Honda in Orland Park

Community Honda is conveniently located in Orland Park, open six days a week from Monday to Saturday. If you have any questions about the great value of the new 2015 Honda Civic Si lineup, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (855) 207-0308, or simply stop by for a test-drive and experience the thrill of driving the Civic Si coupe and sedan for yourself!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on 2014 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 Affordably Priced 2015 Honda CR-V is Available Now

If you were wondering when you’d be able to get behind the wheel of the 2015 Honda CR-V in the greater Chicagoland area, now is the time. The new CR-V is priced starting at just 2015-cr-v-suv-side3 (1)$23,320 (MSRP),* and it’s waiting for you here at Community Honda in Orland Park. While the price of Honda’s crossover sure makes it appealing, there’s so much more to love about this vehicle.

Let’s take a look at all that you can get from one of the world’s best-selling family vehicles.

Four Trim Levels—All with All-Wheel Drive Available

First thing’s first: Honda’s made it a point to make their entry-level models some of the best equipped and most competitive on the road, and the CR-V is no exception. The entry-level LX model comes standard with Bluetooth for phone and audio, a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, Pandora internet radio, SMS texting capabilities, and steering wheel-mounted controls for cruise, audio, and phone calls.

But we know that some of you want more, and you can get it in one of three higher trim levels:

  • EX: Stepping up to the EX trim adds on 17-inch alloy wheels, a multi-angle rearview camera, Honda LaneWatch, push-button start, and LED daytime running lights.
  • EX-L: Leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel bring a new level of class to the CR-V, while the tech gets an upgrade with a 328-watt stereo system, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
  • Touring: The top-of-the-line model, the CR-V Touring takes the amenities of the EX-L and adds on Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assistance, and more atop 18-inch alloy wheels.

Each of these trim levels has Honda’s Real Time All-Wheel Drive system available as well, giving you the traction you need to conquer those tough Chicago winters. And with the 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD models earning an EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg,** Honda’s crossover will fit into your family budget with ease.

Test Drive the 2015 CR-V

We think that Honda gives drivers an incredible crossover for the price, but you should be the judge of that for yourself. Contact Community Honda in Orland Park and let us schedule you a test drive of the 2015 Honda CR-V. You’ll be glad that you did.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices

**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Changes Have Come to the 2015 Honda CR-V

The 2015 Honda CR-V is ready and waiting in our new vehicle inventory here at Community Honda in Orland Park, and Honda has brought some excellent changes to their 2015-cr-v-suv-side3 (1)family-friendly crossover. Not only is it more fuel efficient than the previous model, but it’s got more standard features as well. With four different trims to choose from—each available with all-wheel drive—Honda has given drivers plenty of choices.

Let’s take a look at what you can get on the new CR-V.

A Bold New Design

The 2015 CR-V not only has engine and feature upgrades, it has aesthetic upgrades too. A new chassis supports the 2015 CR-V, the front end has a revised exterior with a slimmer grille, the braking system has been improved, and the sound isolation has received a significant upgrade.

A More Fuel Efficient Engine

Under the hood of the 2015 CR-V LX 2WD is a revised four-cylinder engine capable of earning an EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway.* Drivers opting for the Real Time All-Wheel Drive system will enjoy one of the most efficient AWD models on the road, with the 2015 CR-V LX AWD earning an EPA-estimated 33 highway mpg.*

This 2.4L four-cylinder engine is capable of a full 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, giving it an edge over the previous engine’s 163 lb-ft of torque.

New Standard and Available Features

Standard on every new CR-V are sliding sun visors, rear console ventilation ducts, and a center console armrest. Available amenities include a 10-way power heated driver’s seat with memory settings, a power tailgate, Display Audio, and LED daytime running lights.

Honda’s new Honda Sensing suite of safety features includes available amenities like Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Honda LaneWatch, and Lane Departure Warning.

Drive Home a CR-V Today

The CR-V has always been an impressive crossover, but the fact is that it’s better than ever for 2015. We can’t actually put into words just how much we love the Honda CR-V, but we think we can show it to you. Contact Community Honda in Orland Park so that we can schedule you a test drive of the CR-V and you can experience it for yourself.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Drivers Will Love the Affordable 2015 Honda Civic HF

Buying a new car is an investment, and drivers want to be confident in the long-term value their new vehicle holds. Features like efficient gas mileage and high-quality materials go a 2015-honda-civic-hf-rear1long way in helping to preserve value, and the 2015 Honda Civic HF boasts many important features that help to do just that. Even better? The 2015 Honda Civic HF has an amazingly affordable starting price of just $20,040*, making it a great car that won’t break the bank.

Hyper Efficient

Honda brags that the Civic HF model wrings the maximum amount of energy from every drop of fuel, and we at Community Honda in Orland Park can’t really disagree. The car has been designed with a minimalist approach that takes fuel conservation extremely seriously. The model isn’t a hybrid, but it boasts an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway**, easily keeping with modern expectations of fuel conservation.

This new Civic achieves this impressive fuel economy through innovations like specially tuned underbody panels and a decklid spoiler that help to enhance the sedan’s aerodynamics. Other fuel saving features include unique alloy wheels topped off with low-rolling-resistant tires.

Drivers who crave creature comforts on the road needn’t be deterred by the 2015 Honda Civic HF’s low starting price. The HF model comes with all of the classic Honda style found in the regular Civic sedan. Slipping behind the wheel of the HF model puts drivers within fingertips distance of standard amenities like a rear-view camera, Bluetooth HandsfreeLink, a SMS text message function, Pandora compatibility, and more. The addition of these great standard features and the amazing efficiency of the sedan provide the best of both worlds for today’s drivers.

See For Yourself at Community Honda

If you are interested in the affordable 2015 Honda Civic HF, stop by Community Honda and talk with our helpful and knowledgeable staff. Our dealership is conveniently located in Orland Park and we are open six days a week to help our customers find the perfect vehicle for their lifestyles and needs. Simply stop by and take the budget-friendly 2015 Honda Civic HF for a spin to see its efficiency in action for yourself or give us a call at (855) 207-0308 if you have any questions before coming in!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

The 2015 Civic Type R Debuts at the Paris Motor Show

We just received the 2015 Honda Civic in stock here at Community Honda in Orland Park, and while we’re as excited as ever to be able to offer it to all of our Chicagoland drivers, ourPresentation of the new car eyes have been across the Atlantic at the Paris Motor Show’s debut of the 2015 Honda Civic Type R.

Since the Type R is built on the worldwide Honda platform, we still have no news on whether or not the vehicle will ever hit the shores of the United States let alone our new vehicle showcase, but as of right now, it looks to be exclusive to the European market. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t get excited about it.

What’s New About the Type R?

This vehicle is one of the most highly anticipated hot hatches in the history of the class, and the Civic Type R is so exciting not just because of what it can do, but also because it will be the first Honda to bear a turbocharged engine. The 2.0L turbo four-cylinder under the hood has been teased to produce “more than 276 hp.” And though some drivers will surely miss the feeling offered by Honda’s traditional VTEC engines, we think that the power will surely make up for it.

If you’ve seen the pictures, you probably also have noticed that the Type R has changed in its hot red paint job for a brilliant cool blue, ushering in a new age of the hot hatch. How new of an age are we talking about? Well, Honda has teased that the Type R will offer unmatched performance against models like the Integra, Accord, Civic, and even the famous NSX.

More powerful than the NSX; let’s let that one sink in. We do hope the Type R finds its way across the pond eventually.

Test Drive a Civic Today

While we won’t have the Type R at Community Honda anytime soon, we do have the current Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe in stock as well as the 2014 Honda Civic Si Sedan and Coupe for drivers seeking a sport-tuned, track-ready Civic. Contact our showroom and let us put you behind the wheel of a new Honda; we can’t wait to see you in the driver’s seat.

Fuel Efficient and Affordably Priced: The 2015 Honda Civic

When you go shopping for a new car in the greater Chicago area, we at Community Honda know that you have plenty of choices available to you, but we think that once you see 2015_civic_se_sedan_exterior_690x430everything the 2015 Honda Civic offers at its affordable price, you’ll be won over by this world-famous compact car. Every trim level has something to offer, and they are all priced at some of the most competitive rates in the auto world.

Four Different Trim Levels

We have the 2015 Civic in our new vehicle inventory, but we’d rather it be in your garage. And with affordable prices like these, it’s tough to argue with the Civic being one of the best choices in the compact car world:

  • LX: The entry-level LX trim starts at just $18,490 (MSRP)* and comes with standard features like Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a rearview camera.
  • SE: New for the 2015 model year, the Special Edition trim starts at just $19,990 (MSRP)* and adds to the LX trim with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Honda LaneWatch, and more.
  • EX: The EX trim level comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, a one-touch power moonroof, push-button start, halogen headlights, and more for just $21,190 (MSRP).*
  • EX-L: The top-of-the-line trim level comes in at $22,840 (MSRP)* and adds on leather-trimmed seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seating, 17-inch alloy wheels, and options like a satellite-linked navigation system.

And one of the best parts about the Civic is that it stays affordable for the long-term thanks to a great fuel economy. The 2015 Honda Civic with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 39 highway mpg,** helping to cement the Civic’s reputation as one of the most efficient vehicles on the road.

Test Drive the Civic Today

If you want to see just what each of these 2015 Honda Civic models is like, we invite you to visit Community Honda of Orland Park for a test drive. The best view of a vehicle like the Civic is the one you get from behind the wheel, after all. Stop by our showroom today.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices.

**30 city/39 highway/33 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.