The Honda Fit EV is Moving Closer to Home

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Visit Community Honda For More Information On The 2013 Honda Fit EV!

If you want to start leaving a much, much smaller carbon footprint, then Community Honda in Orland Park invites you to set your sights on the 2013 Honda Fit EV, headed to East Coast markets later this month. Once only an option for drivers in California and Oregon, the Fit EV will now be available a bit closer to home as it is due to launch in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey later this month. Available as a lease only, the eco-friendly Fit EV can be had for only $389 per month for three years.* Depending on what you’re paying for gas on your current vehicle, getting the new Fit EV could mean very big savings.

Meet the 2013 Fit EV

The 2013 Honda Fit EV is a zippy all-electric ride based on the award-winning 2013 Honda Fit. This fun-to-drive subcompact offers comfortable seating for five and is powered by an electric motor paired with a lithium-ion battery pack that together crank out 123 hp. This savvy little ride offers a combined adjusted mpg equivalency of 118 mgpe, an EPA-rated driving range of 82 miles on a full charge, and an impressively low energy-consumption rating of 29 kWh per 100 miles.**

The Fit EV houses an onboard charger that can be plugged into any household-style 120-volt outlet and can be initiated or concluded by a simple push of a button on your smartphone, a Fit EV remote control, or even through the internet on your laptop. The Fit EV can also be plugged into an available 240-volt power supply and get juiced up and ready to ride in less than three hours. Another charging option is to hook up to one of the 8,000+ charging stations across the U.S.

Opting for a fully electric ride won’t make you sacrifice the latest hi-tech treats and innovations either, as the 2013 Fit EV arrives with standard features such as navigation, rearview camera, Vehicle Stability Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution, automatic climate control, and more, making this car of the future a safe and super-efficient ride.

Visit Community Honda

For the most up-to-date information on the 2013 Fit EV, visit Community Honda. Proudly offering a large inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles to choose from, your Orland Park Honda dealership is at your service six days a week, with extended hours until 9:00 PM Monday through Friday. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

 

 

 

*Subject to limited availability through October 2014 in designated market regions on approved credit through American Honda Finance Corp. Closed end lease for 2013 Honda Fit EV for well-qualified lessees meeting specific use and operation requirements. Not all applicants will qualify. No purchase option at lease end. MSRP $37,415 (includes destination). Excludes tax, title, license, fees, registration, options and insurance. Total monthly payments $14,004.00. Lessee responsible for non-routine maintenance, excessive wear/tear and up to $0.20/mi. over 12,000 mi./yr. Lease includes collision coverage, routine maintenance, roadside assistance and navigation system updates. Total due at lease signing $389 plus tax and title. Please see your authorized Fit EV dealer for complete details.

 

**132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

Driving, Smartphones, and Siri

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Trying to drive safely and without distractions, while extremely important, is sometimes interrupted by the temptation to check your phone. Especially if you use your phone as a GPS navigation system, it is imperative that you choose a smart place to put your smartphone so that you can stay legally and comfortably hands-free. At Community Honda in Orland Park, we have seen some popular and useful mounting systems for smartphones, so we thought we would give our customers some ideas!

  • Mounts for windshields — This mounting system secures your phone firmly in place on your vehicles windshield using a simple suction cup. This mounting spot makes a lot of sense since it displays your phone at eye level, making it easier to see the map or directions in your phone’s navigation system. Windshield mounts are not expensive and are easy to install and uninstall.
  • Mounts for HVAC vents — Vent mounts are often overlooked, but these kinds of mounting systems usually offer user-friendly installation and also the high position of a windshield location. They also provide an unobstructed view out the windshield, which all windshield mounts can’t do. Their usefulness depends on the arrangement of your vehicle’s HVAC vents, as conventional rectangle-shaped vents with stationary slits are the optimal type for this mounting technique.
  • Mounts for dashboards — In cars with steeply angled windshields, such as the Honda Civic, a windshield mount actually sets the phone further away and makes it more difficult to see. You can use a dash mount to leave your view clear and your phone closer. And, most windshield mounts can be transformed into dash mounts by adding an adhesive disc.

Have No Fear, Siri is Here

To elevate the hands-free aspect of driving into an eyes-free experience as well, Honda is integrating Siri as an artificial assistant into the 2013 Accord’s technology features. If you use the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, Siri will be able to read and respond to texts, respond to emails, modify your calendar, inform you of weather forecasts, update you on sports results or stock trends and quotes, locate points of interest, read your turn-by-turn directions, and make phone calls through Bluetooth—all through a button on the steering wheel of the car. You will not need to look at or touch your phone at all. Now that is a smart phone, a smart car…a smart idea!

Contact Community Honda for More Ideas and Information

Community Honda is committed to encouraging safe and distraction-free driving. For more information on staying hands-free or on the 2013 Accord’s upcoming features, give us a call or come in for a visit anytime!