The Honda Fit EV is Moving Closer to Home

2013 Honda Fit EV

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!

Honda’s New Fit Takes Personalization to a New Level

The Latest Fit is Built With the Needs of Women in Mind

2013 Honda Fit

Test Drive the 2013 Honda Fit at Community Honda!

The Honda Fit is a vehicle that has been designed and built with women in mind since its inception. The latest version takes this idea to a whole new level by adding new features to meet the needs of a specific clientele. Honda surveyed a number of female customers in Japan and added features to the new Fit to address their concerns. This version of the Fit is currently only available in Japan and selling well.

The new Fit was built specifically with Honda’s female Japanese customers in mind. When surveyed, the responding women stated they were concerned about the summer sun and getting dry skin from the vehicle’s air conditioning.

Honda took these concerns to heart when designing the Fit’s new windshield which cuts 99% of UV rays from reaching passengers. Vehicle designers also added a new “plasma cluster” air conditioning to keep it from drying out a person’s skin.

In addition to be available in a choice of black, brown, and white, Honda has added a pink shade to its available paint colors. Other designed tweaks include feature accents on the dashboard and seats.

The 2013 Honda Fit is available now at Community Honda. The vehicle is powered by a fuel efficient 1.5L four cylinder engine that is paired with a five speed manual transmission. A five speed automatic is available as an option.

Buyers have a choice of two trim options, the base and the Sport. The base model comes equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Sport adds upgraded wheels, exterior trim and two additional speaks. A touchscreen navigation system is available as an option.

Visit Community Honda to Test Drive the Honda Fit

Community Honda is located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. The dealership is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday and has a huge selection of new and used vehicles available, including the latest Honda Fit. Community Honda can be contacted online and by phone at (888) 631-5959 with any questions about the Honda Fit.

Shop the Happy Honda Days Sales Event at Community Honda

Offers include clearance pricing, low APR rates, and great leasing terms on new Honda models.

2012 Honda Civic

2012 Honda Civic

Take Advantage of the Happy Honda Days sales event going on now at Community Honda in Orland Park, IL. Sales offers include clearance pricing on all remaining 2012 models and 0.9 APR for 60 months available on most 2012 Honda models. The new 2013 Honda Accord is also available now. Visit Community Honda today for more information.

Lease a 2012 Civic LX for $4 a day for thirty-six months

The Civic LX comes equipped with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Features include power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, and a four speaker stereo system.

Lease a 2013 Accord LX CVT for $6 a day for thirty-six months

The Accord LX is powered by a 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine that is paired with Honda’s CVT. Standard features include dual zone automatic climate control, cruise control, power accessories, and an iPod/USB audio interface with Pandora functionality.

Lease a 2012 Odyssey LX for $8 a day for thirty-six months

The Odyssey LX comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. It comes well equipped with keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, and power accessories.

Lease a 2012 CR-V LX FWD for $8 a day for thirty-six months

The CR-V LX features a 2.4L four-cylinder engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, a multi-information display, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth.

Lease a 2012 Crosstour EX-L FWD for $8 a day for thirty-six months

The 2012 Crosstour is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite radio, and an upgraded stereo.

Visit Community Honda for the Happy Honda Days Sales Event

Come to Community Honda to today to save on new Honda models at their Happy Honda Days event. The dealership can be found at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL Monday through Saturday. Community Honda can be contacted online via their website and by phone at (888) 631-5959.

 

The Impressive Honda Pilot is Available Now at Community Honda

2013 Honda Pilot

Take the New 2013 Honda Pilot for a Test Drive Today at Community Honda!

If you’re looking for one of the best Honda dealers in Orland Park, you need to come by Community Honda to see our expansive inventory of new and used Honda vehicles. We’re particularly excited to offer our customers the impressive new 2013 Pilot, which gives drivers a winning combination of power, versatility, and fuel economy.

 

Thanks to a strong V6 engine the Pilot has all the power you’ll need, whether you’re hauling cargo or up to 8 people thanks to the third row of seats. Come see this capable new SUV at Community Honda today; we know you’ll be impressed.

 

Power, Efficiency, and Technology

The new 2013 Pilot will be available in four different trims, and all will be powered by the same engine. This 3.4L V6 cranks out a hearty 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. All trims come with a five-speed automatic transmission standard and give the option for two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

 

Honda has taken some innovative measures to maximize the fuel economy of the new Pilot. The engine features variable cylinder management technology, which allows it to shut off cylinders in order to improve efficiency. The Pilot also receives an aerodynamically-inspired face lift as well as low-rolling-resistance tires in an effort to get the best efficiency. The EPA estimates that 2WD models of the 2013 Pilot will give drivers up to 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.*

 

In order to improve the handling of the Pilot, Honda has outfitted the 2013 model with a four-wheel independent suspension system to help make a smooth ride. A variable torque management system is standard on all-wheel drive models to help you get the power to the wheels that need it when you lose traction.

 

Hill start assist is standard across the trims, which is a handy system which retains brake-line pressure after you take your foot off the brake when parked on steep incline. This makes it easy for you to start the car and drive away by preventing you from rolling back when you release the brake.

 

Come Test Drive the New Honda Pilot Today

If you’d like to learn more about the Honda Pilot you should come by our dealership to take one for a spin. We know that you’ll be impressed with all that this capable Honda has to offer, so come by and find the one that suits you; with several trims available, we know we have the one that is perfect for you!

 

*Based on 2013 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.

 

Community Honda Reveals the Top Five Benefits of Owning a Natural Gas Vehicle

2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Come by Community Honda and Test Drive the Honda Civic Natural Gas Today!

With continuously rising prices of gasoline fuels and the growing concern over our environment, drivers searching for new Hondas near Orland Park are starting to choose cars that run on alternative fuels. When one mentions the word alternative fuel, most of us visit fuel concepts such as biodiesel, ethanol, or even hydrogen. At Community Honda, we are proud to also embrace one of the most promising alternative fuels: natural gas.

 

For this reason we are excited not only to offer a wide selection of new Hondas and used vehicles, but to also offer drivers in Orland Park the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of owning a natural gas vehicle such as the Honda Civic Natural Gas.

 

Benefits of Natural Gas

There are many reasons that we think natural gas is a great auto fuel source, such as:

 

  1. 1.    A Reliable Source of Energy – Rather than relying on imported petroleum, natural gas drivers can have confidence in the abundant supply of natural gas reserves here in the United States, and natural gas can be domestically produced right here in the United States as well.
  2. 2.    Cleanest Burning Fossil Fuel – Of all the fossil fuels, natural gas is the cleanest burning, thus reducing your carbon footprint and saving you at the pump while doing so.
  3. 3.    Less Frequent Routine Maintenance – Unlike carbon that leaves deposits in your oil requiring it to be changed often, natural gas burns clean, leaving nothing behind.
  4. 4.    Refueling is Easily Obtained – Nationwide there are over 800 natural gas stations available. For your convenience, Honda also offers natural gas drivers “Phill,” the home refueling appliance.
  5. Safer Than Gasoline Fuels – Compressed natural gas is safer than gasoline fuels as it simply dissipates harmlessly into the air in the event of an accident or leak, unlike gasoline, and it is much less likely to or cause a fire than gasoline

 

Visit Community Honda Today

For more information on saying goodbye to gasoline fuels and going green with natural gas, stop in today at Community Honda. Our knowledgeable staff would be honored to provide you with our most up-to-date information about the latest developments in alternative fuel technologies. Whether you are searching for a new or premium used car, your local Orland Park Honda dealer welcomes the opportunity to help you find just the car that fits your needs. We look forward to serving you.