2017 Honda CR-V Named Best Compact Crossover SUV for the Money in US News Rankings

2017 Honda CR-VThe 2017 Honda CR-V is available now here at Community Honda of Orland Park. US News and World Report has named the Honda CR-V as the 2017 Best Compact SUV for the Money.* Every year US News releases these ratings to praise cars that deliver the value, performance, features, and comfort that Frankfort area drivers want, and the CR-V exceed all expectations.

Best Cars for the Money

“It’s easy to find a car that’s inexpensive, so long as you’re willing to make some compromises on the performance, features, and comfort you want,” writes US News.* “It’s also easy to find a car that has everything you’re looking for, so long as you’re willing to pay for it. Finding a car that’s in the sweet spot – a car that gives you good value over the long term and the quality you want – is the holy grail of car shopping.”*

US News says that the CR-V is right there in the sweet spot. It’s the holy grail of car shopping because it delivers all the features, comfort, and performance that you want, and it arrives at an affordable price point.

“The Honda CR-V is a constant presence at the top of our compact SUV rankings and a favorite of consumers, so it’s no surprise it’s the Best Compact SUV for the Money,” wrote Jamie Deaton of US News.* “With strong reliability ratings and excellent fuel economy, the CR-V has low long-term ownership costs. Its available advanced safety tech, as well as its spacious and practical interior, make it easy to live with day-to-day.”*

The new generation of the Honda CR-V is available now here at Community Honda of Orland Park. It’s also worth pointing out that the Honda HR-V won the Best Subcompact SUV for the Money category, while the Honda Fit was the Best Subcompact Car for the Money.*

Drive the CR-V Today!

Visit us here at Community Honda of Orland Park to drive the 2017 Honda CR-V, Honda Fit, and Honda HR-V. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, so stop by today and get behind the wheel of the newly redesigned CR-V.

* https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/Best-Cars-for-the-Money-Slideshow/

The 2017 HR-V Gets a 5-Star Safety Rating From The NHTSA*

Honda HR-VThe new 2017 Honda HR-V compact crossover has officially earned the best possible 5-Star Overall Crash Test Safety Rating in the New Car Assessment Program by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*. If you’re looking for a small crossover that offers advanced safety features and engineering for you and your family, then you need to come drive the latest Honda HR-V here at Community Honda of Orland Park.

Honda HR-V and Safety

The Honda HR-V is the smallest crossover in the Honda lineup, and it’s a big deal to earn the best possible crash test safety scores as a small vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the government body that does all the testing on new cars that hit the market, and the HR-V achieved extremely good scores*. Take a look at the total results:

  • Overall: 5-Star Rating
  • Overall Front Crash: 4-Star Rating
  • Overall Side Crash: 5-Star Rating
  • Overall Side Barrier: 5-Star Rating
  • Combined Side Barrier and Pole: 5-Star Rating Front and Rear
  • Rollover Safety: 4-Star Rating

The Honda HR-V also comes with some important safety and security features standard. Highlights include:

  • 2 Front Headrests
  • 3 Rear Headrests
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front and Rear Head Airbags
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Stability Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Rear Center 3-Point Belt
  • Rear Door Child Safety Locks
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

The HR-V is also available with the Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system on EX and EX-L trim levels.

Test Drive the New HR-V Today

You can find out more about the latest Honda HR-V here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, IL, and we’re easy to reach from anywhere in the Frankfort and Chicagoland area. We’re always happy to fill you in on the safety features offered by the latest Honda models, so stop by the dealership or contact us online now with any questions.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with front airbag, curtain airbag, and torso/pelvis airbag.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Has The Best Headlights of Any Truck According to IIHS*

2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E redThe brand new 2017 Honda Ridgeline is in stock now here at Community Honda, and according to new testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Ridgeline Black Edition and RTL-E offer the best headlights of any pickup on the market today*. When equipped with the available LED projector beam headlamps that come standard on the Black Edition and RTL-E trim levels, the Ridgeline received the best possible Good headlight rating according to the IIHS*.

Ridgeline Headlights Outperform Competition

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety instituted this new test for this year. Out of eleven different pickup models tested, the Honda Ridgeline when equipped with the LED projector headlights in RTL-E and Black Edition trims was the only one to achieve the Good rating*.

The difference between the ratings is stark. The Ridgeline with the LED low beams illuminated 358 feet of roadway ahead, while the worst performing model, the Chevrolet Colorado, lit up only 123 feet of roadway*. For reference, the Colorado is a midsize truck and a direct competitor of the Ridgeline. Even the 2017 Ford F-150 received the Poor rating from the IIHS, and they noted that the LED lights produced an unacceptable level of glare*.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Check out the all new 2017 Honda Ridgeline along with the rest of the Honda lineup right now at Community Honda of Orland Park. Make sure you ask about the highest-rating LED projector beam lighting offered with the new Ridgeline, and see for yourself how well they work. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, so visit us 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park today!

*http://www.iihs.org/iihs/news/desktopnews/most-pickup-trucks-have-poor-headlights-iihs-tests-show

The 2017 Honda Fit Combines Versatility and Efficiency

2017 Honda FitThe 2017 Honda Fit might be a subcompact, but it offers a surprising amount of versatility. Thanks to intelligent engineering, the Honda Fit delivers both amazing interior space and utility paired with exceptionally high fuel economy estimates from the EPA. That’s the kind of combination that should appeal to any driver in the Frankfort area looking for a small car right now.

The Honda Fit Versatility

To achieve unheard-of versatility in such a small footprint, Honda engineers had to think creatively. They moved the fuel tank into the center of the vehicle rather than put it in under the rear seat like usual. What does that achieve? It makes the Magic Seat possible. The rear split folding Magic Seat doesn’t just fold down – it folds down flat. The seat also folds up so that you can fit tall, standing items, where the seats would usually be. To add exceptional capacity for long items, the front passenger seat can also fold forward, making it possible to fit even more cargo in the cabin. All said and done, the Honda Fit can carry up to 52.7 cubic feet of luggage with the rear seats folded down.

Honda Fit Efficiency

In the Honda Fit LX trim level with continuously variable transmission, you get an EPA rating of 33 mpg city/40 mpg highway*. The Fit offers efficiency that’s among the best in its class, and drivers from Orland Park will appreciate having to fill up less.

The Honda Fit Offers All Around Reliability

The Honda Fit gives you high fuel economy and plenty of cargo space. That should make it appealing to any driver who needs a budget-friendly commuter, or any driver who needs a versatile and efficient car for long drives. You can find the current 2017 Honda Fit here at Community Honda of Orland Park at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. Visit us today to drive home in the latest Fit!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

 

 

The 2017 Honda Accord Earns Exceptional Reviews

2017 Honda Accord The 2017 Honda Accord is an midsize sedan that could be perfect for your family. Here at Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re happy to let you test-drive the Honda Accord, so visit us today if you’re interested in finding out what the buzz is all about! You can also read the latest reviews below.

Honda Accord Reviews

Here are just a couple of highlights from the recent Accord reviews:

  • Edmunds: “The current Accord is arguably Honda at its finest. It scores highly in just about every category, and unlike many rivals, it’s a genuine pleasure to drive. If you’re looking for a family sedan that does it all, the 2017 Accord’s across-the-board excellence simply cannot be ignored.”
  • Kelley Blue Book: “The Honda Accord remains a benchmark not just for the midsize sedan category, but for the entire automotive industry. Backed by a decades-deep reputation for dependability, reliability and value, the Accord is also defined and distinguished by its uniquely nuanced refinement. From the feel of the door handle to the response of the gas pedal, the Accord just feels good. And those subconsciously satisfying details are key reasons the Accord remains a favorite family sedan of the car enthusiast and journalist crowds.”
  • Car and Driver: “Comfortable, spacious, fuel-efficient, and surprisingly enjoyable to drive, the Honda Accord remains one of our favorite mid-size options. Good outward visibility means the Accord is easy to navigate through crowded parking lots, while the sedan has a massive rear seat with enough space to comfortably coddle the average NBA player. Honda also democratizes important safety features, offering adaptive cruise control, collision-mitigation braking, and lane-keeping assist across the Accord range.”

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

We have the current Honda Accord in stock at Community Honda of Orland Park. Come take it for a test-drive here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, or let us know if you have any questions.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Fuel Economy

2017 Honda Ridgeline Fuel Economy

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The wait is over for the new generation of the Honda Ridgeline pickup. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is in stock now here at Community Honda of Orland Park, and one of the key qualities that distinguishes this truck is fuel economy. We’ve received the latest fuel economy figures, so read on to find out more about the new, efficient generation of the Ridgeline here at Community Honda of Orland Park!

Ridgeline Fuel Economy

With front-wheel drive and a standard six-speed automatic transmission, the new Ridgeline earns an EPA estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined*. That’s with all trims except the RTL-E and Black Edition, as those are only offered with all-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive and a standard six-speed transmission, you’ll reach up to an EPA estimated 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined*, and that’s at all trim levels of the Ridgeline.

According to Edmunds, the Ridgeline does better than any other truck in the midsize pickup segment with a gas powered V6 engine. They note that the Chevrolet Colorado only achieves up to 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway with a 3.6L V6, while the Toyota Tacoma is rated at only 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway with 3.5L V6 engine.

The Ridgeline also includes robust engine technology. The 3.5L V6 under the hood of the Ridgeline uses direct injection and variable cylinder management, and it provides 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Check out the all new 2017 Ridgeline along with the rest of the Honda lineup right now at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re one of the leading Frankfort area Honda dealers, so visit us 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park. We have the current Honda Ridgeline in stock, so if you’re in need of an efficient truck, make sure you check it out!

*19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models in RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, and RTL-T trim levels. 18 city/25 highway/ 21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models in RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition trim levels. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

5 Stars in Safety for the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid!

5 Stars in Safety for the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid!

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

At Community Honda of Orland Park, we know that safety is important to you and your family. That’s why we’re excited to announce that the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has just received a 5-star overall rating* from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This new sedan includes a wide range of intelligent driver assistance technologies. Read on to find out the advanced safety features of this in-stock model!

Top Marks for the Accord

The 2017 Accord combines intelligent standard features with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, gave the 2017 Accord Hybrid a 5-star overall* rating. Not only that, the Accord also received 5-star ratings* in both side crash tests and rollover tests!

Honda Sensing Standard

The Honda Sensing package was an optional upgrade in 2016, but now it’s a standard feature in every trim! You’ll get access to some of the most advanced safety features that are on the market today. Two key aspects of the Honda Sensing package are Adaptive Cruise Control, which adjusts the speed of your car in relation to the surrounding traffic, and the Collision Mitigation Braking system, which automatically begins to slow your car when it detects something in its path!

In addition to these safety features, you’ll also be equipped with a forward collision warning, a lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, and Road Departure Mitigation! And although it isn’t technically part of the Honda Sensing package, a multi-angle rear-view camera also comes standard with the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid. Why pay more for optional upgrades when you can get premium safety features standard?

Check it Out

At Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re conveniently located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, just a short distance from Frankfort. If you’re interested in the 2017 Accord Hybrid’s advanced safety features, then contact us today to schedule a test drive!

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with curtain air bag, torso/pelvis air bag, and frontal air bag.

 

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 2017 Honda Ridgeline Upgrades the Truck Bed With Innovative Features

2017 Honda Ridgeline

When the Honda Ridgeline debuted in its first generation in 2005 one of the standout features of the pickup was the under-bed trunk, which provided secure, out-of-sight storage. Another important feature that the Ridgeline offered then was a composite molded bed with built-in tie-down hooks. The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline, which debuted at the North American International Auto Show recently, will retain those features, and it will get some important new innovations. Read on to learn more!

How to Improve the Truck Bed

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline isn’t just about offering towing and hauling capacity – it’s also going to improve your tailgate party. That’s because the whole truck bed can effectively act as a speaker. While the Ridgeline won’t offer actual speakers in the truck bed, six exciters mounted inside the bed can vibrate the bed, producing crystal clear sound – even if you’ve got a load of lumber or gravel in the back.

“Now, you can’t see it, there are no speakers to get bashed and scraped when you’re hauling mulch or lumber. But you can hear it,” said John Mendel, Executive Vice President for American Honda, about the new Ridgeline. “Especially with its 540-watt audio system, it’s good old-fashioned Honda engineering magic.”

Another important feature that will go a long way to improving your tailgate party? The Ridgeline gets a 400-watt AC power outlet in the bed that can provide power for tools or electronics. Plus, that under-bed trunk that the Ridgeline is famous for offers a drain plug in the bottom, so you might as well use it as an ice box for your food or frosty beverages. It’s easy to hose out afterward.

The Ridgeline should go on sale here at Community Honda of Orland Park, as soon as this summer. Honda says that the Ridgeline will target both best-in-class fuel economy and best-in-class acceleration figures.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come visit us here at Community Honda of Orland Park to find out more about the current Honda lineup, or talk to our sales team about the forthcoming Honda Ridgeline. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, so visit us at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park today!

What You Need to Know About the All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline, the only Honda pickup offering, has been on hiatus for a couple of years while the new model was developed. Now Honda has unveiled the new generation of the Honda Ridgeline at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We’re here to fill you in on the details of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline and what you can expect here in Frankfort and Orland Park, IL, so read on if you’re thinking a midsize Honda pickup truck is just what you need.

The Details of the New Honda Ridgeline

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been dramatically reengineered and redesigned for the new model year. The vehicle shares its platform with the Honda Pilot, so it will be provided in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, making it the only available front-wheel drive pickup in North America.

The Ridgeline will also get the same 3.5L V6 engine from the Honda Pilot. Specifications have yet to be released, but expect at least as much output as the Pilot, which makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Honda says that the Ridgeline will be able to pull more than the Pilot, which has a maximum towing rating of 5,000 pounds, but specifics are unavailable at this time.

The Ridgeline will continue to get the unique under-bed trunk space for secure, hidden storage. Additionally, the new Ridgeline will offer four feet of space between the wheel wells in the bed – it will be the only midsize truck to do so – so 4-foot sheets of drywall will lay flat. That’s a huge deal for contractors or even DIY-ers.

Honda is aiming at best-in-class fuel economy and best-in-class acceleration figures. You can expect something in the range of 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway* – that’s what the Pilot earns with six-speed automatic transmission, according to EPA estimates.

Finally, the Ridgeline will offer the high-tech Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies, making it one of the only pickups on the road with features like automatic forward collision prevention braking.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

You can find the newest 2016 Honda Pilot along with the rest of the Honda light truck lineup right now at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, so visit us at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park 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.