Introducing the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Plugin Hybrid Forest

Shopping for an efficient hybrid sedan? The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers the following benefits:

  • The flexibility of all-electric or gasoline modes

  • Multiple charging options

  • High tech features include Honda Sensing

  • 47-mile all-electric driving range1

Read on to learn more about this modern sedan!

Discover the 2018 Clarity’s High-Tech Efficiency

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid’s powertrain sets it apart from the rest of the competition, as well as the rest of the Honda lineup. You’ll enjoy the following highlights:

  • Gasoline and electric engines combine for 181 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque, enough power for motoring through the streets and highways of Frankfort.

  • The Clarity’s battery charges in two ways. First, regenerative braking adds power to the battery when you slow down. Unlike traditional hybrids, you can also plug in the Clarity and enjoy up to 47 miles of all-electric range2.

  • In all-electric mode, the Clarity reaches 110 MPGe2, and it supplies 42 MPG2 in gasoline-only mode. No matter which way you drive, you’ll enjoy fuel-sipping efficiency.

  • Quick charging times let you power the Clarity and get back on the road fast. With a 240-volt charger, you can fully charge the vehicle in 2.5 hours3.

As you can see, the Clarity’s powertrain allows you to balance performance and efficiency in surprising new ways.

What Features are Included in the 2018 Clarity?

While many hybrids are only equipped with barebones systems, the Clarity is surprisingly well-equipped. The following amenities are included even in the base trim:

  • Collision Prevention Braking

  • Road Departure Prevention

  • Active Cruise Control

  • Lane Keeping Assistance

  • LED Auto High Beam Headlights

  • 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

If you upgrade to the Touring trim, you’ll add many features more commonly found in luxury models:

  • Leather-Trimmed Seats

  • Remote Heating/Cooling Pre-Conditioning

  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

  • Honda Navigation System

To find out how these systems can make your daily commute safer and better connected, get in touch with Community Honda of Orland Park.

Experience the 2018 Clarity

At Community Honda of Orland Park, we’re excited to introduce customers from all over the Chicagoland area to this new Honda model. Contact us to find out more information, or stop by our showroom at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL to speak with one of our qualified sales associates. The Clarity is part of Honda’s extensive lineup of efficient family vehicles like the Civic and the Accord, so schedule a test drive to try out your next sedan!

Honda Roadside Assistance Adds Reassurance Behind the Wheel

Changing wheel on a carWhen you buy a Honda vehicle from Community Honda of Orland Park, your leading Frankfort, IL Honda dealer, you’re not just getting a new car – you’re getting the peace of mind that comes with an extensive warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance coverage. So what is Honda Roadside Assistance? Read on to find out all about the services that Honda Offers!

Honda Roadside Assistance

If you are looking to obtain roadside assistance, simply call 1-866-864-5211 now. This toll-free number will put you in touch with Honda Roadside Assistance from anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada.

Honda Roadside Assistance provides you with emergency road service 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, for the length of your 3-year/36,000-mile warranty term. It can help with any of these unexpected occurrences:

  • Winching
  • Jump start
  • Fuel delivery
  • Lockout
  • Flat tire
  • Mechanical tow
  • Accident tow

Honda also offers 24-hour emergency towing services to transport your vehicle to the nearest Honda Service center. Honda even offers trip interruption benefits as part of the Roadside Assistance program. If your vehicle is disabled more than 100 miles from home, you can apply for reimbursements for up to $100 per day for up to three days to cover food, lodging, and alternate transportation. Honda Roadside Assistance can even help you locate emergency lodging, flight times and fares, enhanced directory assistance, a rental vehicle or other transportation, and much more. Finally, Honda Roadside Assistance can reach out to your emergency contacts if you’ve been in an accident or your vehicle has been disabled.

This coverage applies to all new Honda models, as well as Honda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Please note that if your vehicle must be repaired at a service center that isn’t a Honda dealership, you’ll have to pay for expenses out of pocket, even if under warranty – for that reason, make sure you get to your local Honda service center, like Community Honda, for all Honda warranty repairs.

Visit Community Honda

Every new Honda vehicle here at Community Honda offers an extensive warranty and roadside assistance coverage. Come visit us here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL to test drive a new or certified Honda vehicle to get access to this useful coverage. We hope to see you soon!

Roadside Assistance Becomes Standard for 2015 Hondas

It’s inevitable that drivers are going to run into the unfortunate circumstance on the road. If you own a 2015 Honda, you won’t have to worry about dealing with all the hassles and headaches of unexpected car problems, as all 2015 Honda models will receive 24-hour Car Breaksdownstandard roadside assistance. At Community Honda in Orland Park, you’ll find that we offer a full lineup of the new Honda vehicles, including a great selection of 2015 models.

How It Works

This 24-hour roadside assistance is part of the 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty. All 2015 models will be able to take advantage of the various automotive services including towing, lockout services, delivering fuel, jumping your car, changing a flat tire, or arranging to move the vehicle to the nearest dealership for further repair work.

If you run into a problem while on the road, all you have to do is call the Honda Roadside Assistance program hotline number at (866) 864-5211. It doesn’t matter whether it’s 1:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., somebody will be there to take your call and help you out. Anyone with a 2015 Honda in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada is eligible for this service.

Not only does this program offer the services previously mentioned, it also offers benefits such as alternate transportation, hotel reservations, airline information, and trip interruption reimbursement. If an incident occurs more than 100 miles from your primary residence, Honda will provide reimbursement consideration for up to $300 for expenses you incur over the first three days due to not having your car.

Honda Roadside Assistance will make sure that you’re taken care of should an emergency arise, helping you find a rental car or taxi service, as well as helping you in finding alternative lodging if you can’t make it home.

Learn More at Community Honda

If you’re interested in learning more about Honda’s 24-hour roadside assistance program for 2015 Honda automobiles then we encourage you to come and visit Community Honda, located at 8340 W 159th Street in Orland Park. We’ll be glad to explain how the program works and all the perks that you would get to enjoy. For any questions contact us at (855) 207-0308.

Best Free Road Trip Apps

In spite of all our technology and advancement, a good old fashioned cross country road trip is all it takes to remind us of how much nothingness there really is out Family on a road trip, Group photo in front of car (1)there, for better or for worse. Anyone who has hit any stretch of I-80 through the Midwest knows how quickly panic arises when the gas light comes on and there is no sign of civilization in sight.

The smart phone has been been one of the best things to happen to not only urban, but rural exploring. Building a road trip “tool box” on your phone can help you to stay informed, stay safe, save money, and have fun.

Here are just a few of Community Honda of Orland Park‘s recommendations for some of the best free apps to have on your side for a road trip:

  • HotelsByMe. You thought that you and your spouse/sibling/buddy would have the energy to drive through the night, but come 2:00 a.m., both of you are exhausted. HotelsByMe is a lifesaver for those last minute reservations. The app shows realtime availability and pricing, as well as reviews from TripAdvisor. A definite must have.
  • OpenTable. HotelsByMe is to sleep as OpenTable is to food. OpenTable allows you to view restaurants and their menus in an area, whether it’s where you are at the moment or where you’re going to be in two hours.
  • Field Trip. Visiting a town is fun, but only if you know where to go and what’s cool. Field Trip fills you in on fun things to do, eat, and see in whatever area you’re in. This is also a fun one to have active while driving, especially if you’re looking to get as much out of the drive as you are your final destination.
  • Project Noah. Hiking was always an important part of any family road trip that we took. Even if you never venture far from the road, though, you’re sure to encounter wildlife and vegetation that is not common to your home. Project Noah is an app that lets you upload pictures of your findings and share them with others.
  • Sky Map. If you live in an urban area, chances are you don’t get to see as many stars as when traveling in more rural areas. Sky Map is an interactive star map that will identify and inform you about different things you’re looking at in the night sky. Just hold it up in the air and the map will follow your movements in real time.

2014 Honda Civic Features

Without question, the Honda Civic has seen continued growth and success since its introduction. It’s amazing what Honda has been able to do to keep the Civic as not 2014 Honda Civic Sedanonly one of the top-selling Honda models, but one of the best-selling vehicles overall. Honda makes the necessary changes and upgrades to keep the Civic on top and this is incredibly evident with the 2014 Honda Civic features. At your Orland Park Honda dealer, we’ve got a full selection of the latest Honda models, including the 2014 Civic. Let our staff show you all of the 2014 Honda Civic features that continue to make this one of the top cars available.

Exterior Modifications

While the changes made to the exterior of the new Civic may not be major, they are still significant and help to keep the model competitive. Both the front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, the Si trim offers a more prominent rear spoiler, and the 2014 Civic sits atop new wheels.

Upgraded Interior

One of the most noticeable changes you’ll notice inside the new Civic is the seats, as they now look more refined and are more comfortable. The upgraded interior also includes more high-tech amenities like voice control via the HondaLink system. You’ll also see features such as a five-inch display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and SMS text messaging functionality.

Ever felt confined while riding in the backseat of the Civic? The 2014 model delivers more legroom, allowing backseat passengers to have the ability to further stretch their legs.

No Major Powertrain Changes

You won’t see any major changes when it comes to the new Honda Civic’s powertrain features. The one change you will notice is the new continuously variable transmission, which replaces the automatic on the 2013 edition. The new CVT helps to reduce the amount of fuel the Civic has to use. The 2014 model comes powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that delivers 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. For better handling, the front and rear suspensions have been improved.

Test Drive a 2014 Honda Civic at Community Honda of Orland Park

If you’re interested in learning more about all the 2014 Honda Civic features or if you want to take the new Civic out for a test drive then visit Community Honda of Orland Park, located at 8340 W 159th   Street. For questions about any of our new or pre-owned models, contact us at (855) 207-0308.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey gets a Vacuum

Honda Odyssey Built-In Vacuum CleanerGrowing up, my family’s minivan was a trooper. It took the brunt of spills, stains, tears, and even burns from those who thought it would be funny to pull out a lighter. A solid hour of vacuuming was a weekly chore that my mom delegated down the ranks to the children.


Road trips were a completely different matter, though. Away from base, we didn’t have the ability to vacuum the vehicle. While there were ways around this, there would inevitably be a longer line at the gas station to use the pay-vacuum than either the bathroom or gas pumps combined. Not wanting to waste time, we would push on, letting the flotsam of spilled cheerios, popcorn, and broken crayon bits pile up even higher.


I do distinctly remember my mom half-heartedly joking that she wished she had a vacuum on board during our trips. Jump forward twenty years and Honda is making it a reality. The HondaVAC system will be an available on 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite Trims, allowing families to vacuum up on the go. Located near the trunk, the HondaVAC system can be easily accessed behind a panel and then discretely stored when not in use. A variety of different attachments make it ideal for tackling most car messes.


Interestingly enough, the idea for the HondaVAC didn’t come from Honda’s research teams, but rather from the 10-year old son of one of its engineers. The anonymous boy candidly told his dad during a road trip that they really needed a vacuum cleaner in their minivan. Struck by the simple genius of this idea, the dad returned to Honda’s engineering offices in Raymond, Ohio, and shared the idea with colleagues. It took off, with research teams probing simple questions like “How will it be wired in to the van?” and “Where will it be located?” The result is something that is remarkably useful and practical.


While the HondaVAC is a very real thing, Honda incorporated the system into their 2013 April Fools Day treat. In an official-sounding press release and accompanying video, Honda introduced the HondaHAIR add-on for the HondaVAC system, a hair-cutting attachment.


Here’s what Honda had to say about this piece of “innovative” technology:


“The HondaHAIR offers affordability and convenience and transforms the cargo space into a virtual salon on wheels — eliminating the need to trek to the stylist or barber.”


You can check out the HondaHAIR video on YouTube. The realistic production values and general tone of the film make the joke all the funnier.


Watch for the 2014 Odyssey and HondaVAC system later this year at Community Honda!

Honda App Avoids Traffic Jams, Saves Fuel

Cell Phone Windshield Car MountDoes that sound like a piece of science fiction to you, a smartphone app that can both help you avoid a traffic jam and save you on your fuel costs? Well, it did to me, too, but Honda just recently announced its development and testing on a highway in Jakarta at the recent Nvidia GPU technology conference. So, how does it work?

It’s not a miracle machine that controls your vehicle or anything silly like that – though your phone will be able to sync with your 2013 Honda thanks to the included Bluetooth and Honda’s innovative i-MID system – rather, it is able to monitor your vehicle’s acceleration, deceleration, and compare to GPS stats for the area to help accomplish both of these achievements.

The first, avoiding one of the biggest frustrations of city drivers, the dreaded traffic jam, is done by carefully watching how vehicles are accelerating and decelerating and accommodating that. Basically, it tries to train drivers not to get into the stop-and-go traffic mode that often causes the frustrations that come with traffic jams.

You might be wondering how they knew to do this, as it would require data on other cars. The stretch of highway that was being tested had a series of vehicles connecting to a universal cloud drive to relate info to each other, but don’t worry, the fuel-saving technology will work with or without the cloud connectivity.

The fact is that many drivers have heavier feet than they believe, and that means you’re accelerating faster and braking more quickly than is ideal. Honda’s app will tell you when you should be slowly accelerating or decelerating, saving you as much as 20% in fuel costs.

Installing these types of applications on a vehicle might have a bunch of red tape to go through, but since you’re looking at a smartphone app, one that is just advising you on better driving tips, you could see this money-saving innovation in the app store soon.

For now, though, try to keep your feet lighter on the pedals; it’ll save you in the long run.