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Honda Takes Wraps Off Brand New Odyssey

New Generation Reveals New Features

When the new generation of Honda Odyssey minivans arrives at Chapman Honda this spring, expect a whole new suite of features. The Odyssey is already America’s most popular minivan, but a new MagicSlide second row seat and a communication system to bring the front and third rows together promise to make the Odyssey more popular than ever. “This new Odyssey raises the stakes for family-friendly packaging, performance and technology in the minivan segment,” according to Honda executive VP John Mendel. “In all aspects of its design, the new Odyssey is made to keep every member of the family happy, no matter the seating position, no matter the destination.”

CabinWatch, CabinTalk Brings Passengers Together

One of the problems with minivans and large SUVs is the distance between the front and third rows. It can make communication difficult, and sometimes keeps parents from seeing what the kids are doing. CabinTalk lets the driver speak to the second and third row passengers through the speakers and entertainment system headphones. CabinWatch lets the driver and front passenger keep an eye on the whole cabin through the display screen on the infotainment system. CabinControl is another new feature that lets anyone download an app to control the rear temperature and entertainment system through their smart phone.

MagicSlide Eases Quick Configuration

The Honda Odyssey’s new MagicSlide second-row seating makes it easy to move chairs around for third-row access or to haul cargo. Remove the center seat and the two outside seats slide through five positions. Super mode gives the most access to the third row, while wide mode provides a center aisle for passengers to walk through. The movable seats aren’t the only upgrades to the cabin. More attention has been paid to sound proofing with triple door seals and optional acoustic front and side glass. Sound deadening materials under the floor help keep the road noise on the outside where it belongs.

Powerful Engine Pairs With New Transmission

The powerful 3.5L i-VTEC V-6 engine powers the Odyssey by generating up to 280 horsepower, a 32 horse improvement from the previous model. You’ll have your choice of a 9-speed or all-new 10-speed automatic transmission that provides the utmost in power and efficiency. A new lightweight body and improved chassis technology provides superior handling, making this minivan a fun-to-drive people hauler. Test drive the new Honda Odyssey soon when it arrives at Chapman Honda.

2017 Honda CR-V, HR-V, Pilot and Odyssey All Earn Honors

Kelley Blue Book, one of the most trusted consumer advocates in the auto industry, has named four Honda models to its “Best Family Cars of 2017” list. KBB evaluated a wide list of competitors by focusing on a number of different categories, including safety, technology, value, reputation and the ability to meet the needs of a modern family. The result proves Honda continues to offer families the best value for fun, dependable transportation. Check out the entire Honda inventory by visiting Chapman Honda.

2017 Honda CR-V Best 2-Row SUV

For smaller families, the popular Honda CR-V continues to be the best value. Now with a fresh makeover for 2017, the CR-V is more attractive than ever with a large adjustable cargo area, a new turbocharged engine option and an infotainment system that allows everyone a chance to play their latest selections from a smartphone, whether you use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Safety is also a prime consideration for the CR-V, with the Honda Sensing Suite of driver assistance features standard on the EX model and above.

2017 Honda HR-V Delivers Good Things in Small Package

The Honda HR-V crossover is the smallest vehicle on KBB’s list, but it’s filled with plenty of good things for family transportation. To start with, it has 60 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold the rear seats down, which is plenty for that monthly Costco trip or to haul those infrequent large purchases. Starting at just a smidge over $20,000, the HR-V is also the least expensive option on the KBB list. With 34 mpg on the highway, it also means you can pass up those gas station fillups a little more frequently.

Refined Pilot Offers Seating for Eight

If you’re struggling to find a vehicle that can fit the whole family, head to Chapman Honda and look over the Honda Pilot inventory. This three-row midsize SUV offers the ability to zip through urban traffic without making a couple of the kids stay home. The third row seat has belts for three people and is plenty big enough for adults if you’re part of the office carpool. The second row offers either captain’s chairs or a bench seat. The sliding and reclining seats offer a variety of options for people and cargo.

2017 Honda Odyssey Impresses With Special Value Editions

As this year’s Honda Odyssey minivan generation makes room for an all-new model for 2018, the company is offering a special value edition that’s packed with features at an attractive price. The Odyssey has consistently been the best-reviewed minivan on the market, offering supreme handling, plenty of power and a configurable interior that works for hauling both people and stuff. The Special Edition offers features such as tri-zone climate control, power driver seat, 12-volt power access throughout and a DVD entertainment system.

*For More information visit Kelley Blue Books kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Bluebook co inc. Based on 2017 EPA Mileage ratings used for comparison purposes only your mileage will vary.

Honda Celebrates 20 Years of Popular CR-V

Super Bowl Ad Enlists Celebrity Yearbook Pictures

Anyone who watched Super Bowl LI had to take notice of the Honda commercials featuring a number of celebrities and their talking yearbook pictures. Much like the Honda CR-V, which is celebrating 20 years as the country’s most popular SUV, the technology that made still pictures “talk” was quite remarkable. Actors and other celebrities such as Steve Carrell, Magic Johnson and Amy Adams shared their high school dreams in an entertaining fashion that the automaker hoped would showcase “The Power of Dreams.” You can find your dream vehicle today when you take a test drive at Chapman Honda.

CR-V Birthday a Time to Share Stories

“Since its introduction in 1997, CR-V has set the standard for efficiency, practicality and driving fun, becoming a customer favorite and taking the title as America’s best-selling SUV over the past two decades,” according to Honda assistant VP Susie Rossick. “To celebrate the all-new, fifth-generation CR-V, we wanted to share inspiring stories that bring to life what we mean with we talk about ‘The Power of Dreams.’” Video engineers layered together the original high school photographs of the stars along with 3D scans and visual effect footage to help each celebrity tell their story.

New CR-V Offers Upgraded Features

As the best-selling SUV in America, the Honda CR-V probably could have done fine with few or no changes from the 2016 model year. Instead, Honda made the new model with more upscale materials on the interior, an athletic new look and the first turbocharged option in the model’s history. The 2017 CR-V also offers the Honda Sensing Suite of driver assistance technology to help avoid collisions and minimize damage in the event of a wreck.

CR-V on Pace for 4 Million Sales

The Honda CR-V will hit the 4 million mark in total sales this year, a testament to its efficiency, dependability and fun-to-drive quotient. The Honda CR-V comes in four different trim packages, starting at just a hair over $24,000. All models feature LED daytime running lights, a rearview camera and the ability to haul a lot of cargo by utilizing the 60/40 fold flat rear seat. Step all the way to the top-of-the-line Touring model and you get navigation, a hands-free power liftgate and rain sensing windshield wipers. Compare all the models today when you take a test drive at Chapman Honda.

*Based on IHSautomotive, Polk CYTD December 2016 non luxury compact CUV segment new retail registrations in the US.

Innovative New Minivan Coming This Spring

Stay in touch with Chapman Honda to be first in line to test drive the all-new Honda Odyssey minivan when it arrives on the showroom floor this spring. The new Odyssey has a whole suite of new features, including the “Magic Slide” second row seat, in-cabin communication systems and a new Honda-developed operating system that controls the touch-screen infotainment center. The Odyssey has consistently been the best-reviewed minivan on the market and this new incarnation is sure help Honda keep that crown.

“This new Odyssey raises the stakes for family-friendly packaging, performance and technology in the minivan segment,” according to Honda VP John Mendel. “In all aspects of its design, the new Odyssey is made to keep every member of the family happy, no matter the seating position, no matter the destination.”

Art of Conversation Gets Technology Boost

One of the drawbacks to minivans and large SUVs in the past has been the inability of the driver and front seat passenger to converse with the people all the way in the back. Now with the quietest cabin on the minivan market and a little technological breakthrough called “Cabin Talk,” everyone can carry on a conversation easily. Cabin Talk allows the people in the front to converse with the back, and vice versa, through a speaker system that includes the rear entertainment system headphones. CabinWatch allows the driver to also keep an eye on all the passengers through the video display screen. Rounding out the technological trifecta, CabinControl lets users download an app on their smartphone to command the cabin temperature, entertainment system and even send route planning to the Odyssey navigation system.

Magic Slide Makes Entry and Exit Easy

Getting in and out of the third row seat in some SUVs and minivans can be a challenge. That’s no longer the case with the Honda Odyssey thanks to the implementation of the Magic Slide seating configuration. Magic Slide has four different modes that allow for easy access of passengers by simply sliding the seats horizontally and vertically. It also allows for quick configuration to haul large cargo items.

Honda Safety Important Priority

When you’re looking for a new minivan this spring, keep in mind that all the Odyssey minivans in trim levels EX and above will have the Honda Sensing safety suite included. This includes the collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and much more. Do yourself a favor and stop by Chapman Honda to see how the new Honda Odyssey is taking the minivan market to a much higher level.

Redesigned Ridgeline Perfect Truck for Urban Dwellers

With its light hauling capability and roomy interior, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the perfect truck for people who need to move stuff in a crowded environment. That’s part of the reason the Ridgeline was voted North American Truck of the Year, the second time it has won that honor. “This award is a prized validation of the innovations and advantages the Ridgeline offers midsize pickup truck customers and a great recognition of the American development team’s work,” according to Honda VP John Mendel. “This is a terrific way to kick off 2017 and we’re looking forward to sharing more innovative Honda products in the year ahead.” The Honda Ridgeline is ready and waiting for your test drive at Chapman Honda.

Ridgeline Features Industry-exclusive Features

The all-new Ridgeline is not only nimble, athletic and capable of hauling a significant load; it is also packed with features no other truck offers. Unibody construction, an in-bed locking trunk, scratch-resistant bed, dual-action tailgate and truck bed stereo system are all unique to the Ridgeline. It’s also the only truck on the road to have earned a Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, when it has the optional front crash prevention system and LED headlights installed. The Ridgeline follows the lead of the 2016 Civic, which won North American Car of the Year last season.

Resurrection of Ridgeline Produces Versatile Truck

After a few years off the market, Honda brought the Ridgeline back to try and seize a sizable share of the midsize truck market. The ploy seems to be working, as consumers have welcomed the latest incarnation with open arms. “We’ve advanced the best and most beloved elements of the original Ridgeline and combined them with an outstanding new platform and the most advanced technology to create new value in the midsize pickup segment,” according to Honda senior VP Jeff Conrad. “The result is an amazingly versatile Honda truck with uncompromised capability.” The rugged, yet sophisticated, midsize pickup is perfect for a daily driver, recreational activities and hauling cargo. It has a 1,584 pound payload capacity along with the ability to tow 5,000 pounds.

New Truck Gets New Engine

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is powered by the all-new 3.5L direct injection V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That’s 30 horsepower more than the original Ridgeline, which helps account for the increased hauling and towing capability. Head to Chapman Honda and you can choose between two- or all-wheel drive to help maintain control when road conditions get tough. An Intelligent Traction Management system lets you choose between different types of driving elements to provide the most control for your situation.

*Disclaimer: The 2017 Ridgeline won the top safety pick when equipped with honda sensing and specific headlights earned 2017.

Honda Tops Sales in American Market

Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V Lead Individual Sales

Now that 2016 has come to a close, Honda has the honor of announcing it is the automaker with two best-selling cars, the top selling minivan and the leader in SUV sales when it comes to individual customers (not counting fleet sales). The Civic, an automobile icon for the past 44 years, posted its best sales figures ever to lead all vehicles in individual USA sales. The Accord is second in sales, while the Odyssey and CR-V top their respective categories. For the best selection and price on the entire Honda lineup, take some time this new year to head to Chapman Honda.

All Honda Sales Up 4.5 Percent

With final figures tallied through the end of November, the entire Honda Division posted sales up 4.5 percent from the previous year. That amounts to approximately 1.3 million cars and light trucks. “We want to thank out customers for the trust they’ve placed in Honda, which is the basis for everything we do,” according to senior VP Jeff Conrad. “Retail sales are the results of customers voting with their wallets and pocketbooks, and we think that’s the only true measure of customer demand and product appeal.” With a whole lineup of new and redesigned vehicles heading into 2017, Honda executives expect to keep up the record sales pace through the entire year.

Civic Si Coupe, Sedan Unveiled

One of the reasons the Honda Civic has been so popular for more than four decades is the variety of options offered to customers. Along with the traditional models, Honda recently unveiled an Si Coupe and Sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This new model, available later this year, is powered by a peppy high-torque 1.5L turbocharged engine with dual variable cam timing. “With the new Honda Civic Si, we’re injecting even more sporty goodness into our 10th-generation Civic lineup,” Conrad said. “This will be, hands down, the fastest, best handling Si we’ve ever offered to our customers.”

Revamped 2017 Odyssey Now on Sale

If you’re looking for the most well-reviewed minivan on the planet to solve your family and cargo hauling needs, head to Chapman Honda and take a close look at the new Honda Odyssey. U.S. News and World Report recognized the 2016 Odyssey as the best minivan for families for the sixth year in a row, a testament to its drivability and utility. An in-vehicle cleaning system is just a little special touch to help your new Odyssey stay looking like it came off the showroom floor.

*Disclaimer: Based on IHS automotive, polk cytd dec – 2015 non luxury midsize van segment new retail registration in the US.

2017 CR-V Refines Most Popular SUV

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Fifth Generation SUV Benefits From a Few Tweaks

If you bought a fourth generation Honda CR-V last model year, there’s no reason to lament. There is a reason it was the best selling SUV in America by a wide margin. So instead of throwing out the baby with the bathwater, Honda decided to just make a tweak here and there for this year’s fifth generation model. The 2017 Honda CR-V is a bit longer, a bit taller and just a smidge wider than last year’s entry. With a longer wheelbase, the ride has improved as has the interior legroom. There are a few more refinements which you can see when the new CR-V arrives soon at the Chapman Honda showroom.

Cabin Full of Improvements

Those familiar with earlier versions of the CR-V will notice a vast improvement in the cabin area of the 2017 model. Upgraded materials give a more sophisticated look to the interior, and all but the base LX model receive a flat-panel touchscreen that is simple to use when controlling the audio and communication systems. All 2017 CR-Vs come with climate control, noise control and Bluetooth audio and phone streaming. Keyless passive entry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes with the EX trim level and above, as does the Honda Sensing Safety suite that includes forward collision warning, smart cruise control and systems to help keep you from drifting out of your lane. If you choose either the EX-L or Touring trim package you’ll get leather upholstery, dual power front seats and a premium audio system.

Consumers, Choose Your Engines

Honda offers an old-school naturally aspirated 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, which has served the company well, or a brand new 4-cylinder that comes with turbocharging. You get a bit of a boost in horsepower from the turbocharged engine, and you will notice considerably more torque off the line from this model over the 2.4L engine. Both engines are paired with Honda’s smooth CVT automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is the standard option, but all-wheel drive is also on the menu.

Tuned Suspension Delivers Sporty Ride

Honda has chosen to tune the CR-V suspension to produce a sporty ride where drivers feel a part of the action as they power through corners. Dual-pinion electric power steering is an upgrade over the 2016 model, producing more road feel and high-speed stability. Take the 2017 Honda CR-V for a test drive when it gets to Chapman Honda and see why America has fallen in love with this little SUV.

 

*Disclaimer: Based on IHS automotive, polk cytd dec – 2015 non luxury compact CUV segment new retail registration in the US.

Happy Honda Days to You

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Great Deals for Ultimate Presents

If a new car, SUV or truck would make the perfect present for that special someone in your life, now is the time to head over to Chapman Honda to take advantage of the great deals during Happy Honda Days. Qualified buyers can get rates as low as 0.9 percent for terms up to 60 months. If you’re looking for a low payment, a well-qualified lessee can get a monthly rate of $139 on a 2016 Fit CVT LX with just $2,199 down. Special savings on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles and discounts for recent college graduates and active Military personnel are also going on this month.

2016 Odyssey Ultimate in Family Transportation

The Honda Odyssey minivan is consistently the top-rated vehicle in its category by consumer auto publications. During Happy Honda Days, a 2016 Odyssey LX with a 6-speed automatic offers a lease payment as low as $259 a month to qualified lessees. That’s an astounding payment for a vehicle with a sticker price of more than $30,000. If you’re interested in a straight purchase, Honda is offering a 0.9 percent APR for this particular model for up to 36 months. If you need to stretch out the payment terms longer, Honda Financial Services can offer 1.9 percent financing for up to 60 months for buyers with approved credit.

Accord Hybrid Offers Low Lease Rate

With a down payment of just $2,699 and approved credit, qualified buyers can drive home a 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid from Chapman Honda today. The Accord Hybrid has a 49 mpg rating on the highway, utilizing innovative EarthDreams technology that includes two electric motors. One motor gets you moving, then the second not only charges the first motor, but starts the gasoline engine when you start to run low on battery power. The Accord Hybrid offers features such as 10-way power seats with memory, push button start, dual zone climate control and the ability to control up to three devices in your home.

Most Popular SUV in America Just $199 a Month

Because of its superior handling, powerful performance and ample interior room, the Honda CR-V has become the most popular SUV in America. For a limited time, qualified lessees can score a 2016 CR-V CVT 2-wheel drive LX model for just $199 a month on a 36-month lease. The CRV is an efficient and fun urban commuter, delivering a combined 27 mpg in the city and on the highway while still providing plenty of room for five adults. The CR-V comes in a variety of trim packages, from the base LX to the fully-loaded Touring model. Inspect the entire inventory at Chapman Honda and then pick the one that’s right for you.

KBB Calls 2017 Civic ‘Best Buy’

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Little Honda is King of the Hill Again

Kelley Blue Book, a longtime trusted consumer publication and website devoted to providing the latest in car news and reviews, has named the 2017 Honda Civic as its overall Best Buy in the automotive marketplace. KBB evaluates what constitutes a “best value” not only from the initial price of the vehicle, but also how it drives, what emotions it invokes and all the fun stuff that a new car should have. Best Buy evaluations are conducted over an entire calendar year, with 6 weeks before the announcement devoted to in-depth reviews of the final qualifiers. From its design and performance to a fun-to-drive feel, the 2017 Honda Civic was the clear winner among a strong group of competitors. See what makes the Civic the top dog by taking a test drive at Chapman Honda.

Civic ‘Blows Away’ the Competition

“The 2017 Honda Civic won this year’s Small Car Best Buy Award because it simply blows away everything else in its class,” KBB editors wrote. “And for the second year in a row, it takes the Overall Best Buy trophy for the same reasons: The 2017 Civic so dominates its class, it was an obvious choice.” The Civic ticks off all the boxes that other compacts do: It’s affordable, gets great gas mileage and is dependable. After that is when the Civic really starts to pull away from the competition. A spacious interior is more like that of a much larger vehicle, allowing room for grown adults to actually stretch out in the back seat. Along with being fun-to-drive with superb acceleration and handling, the Civic is the beneficiary of some world-class attention to detail, creating tight fits and that unmistakable thud of a well-constructed car.

Three Models of Excellence

Whether you choose the 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan or new hatchback, the 2017 Honda Civic provides a sporty alternative to other small car options. It doesn’t matter whether you pair it with the 1.5L turbocharged motor or the base 2.0L naturally aspirated engine, the continuously variable automatic transmission delivers seamless transitions through the gears for a smooth, powerful ride with top-notch efficiency. Add on the available Honda Sensing Suite for a whole basketful of driver assistance features that recognize trouble before it happens. One example is active cruise control that keeps a safe distance between you and the vehicle immediately in front, slowing as needed and even applying the brakes as necessary to avoid a collision. Feel free to look at competitors, but then take a trip to Chapman Honda for a test drive in the Civic before making any commitments. Price, performance and added features all add up to the Civic being the best buy in the market.

Civic Type R Debuts at SEMA

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Part of 10th Generation Civic Next Year

After its unveiling at the Paris Auto Show, the new Honda Civic Type R made its first U.S. appearance at the SEMA convention in Las Vegas the first week of November. This radical take on the popular small Honda is based on the Civic Hatchback, but has a wider, more muscular build. More modifications contribute to outstanding aerodynamics, which improve handling and fuel efficiency. A brushed finish resembles aluminum, which may or may not be the final exterior on the production model. A centrally-located air scoop and a fascia with attitude give this car an aggressive look, broken up only by the iconic red “H” Honda badge on the nose. Keep in touch with Chapman Honda for the latest news on the Honda Civic Type R.

Civicapalooza Display Provides Strong Showing

Civics, Civics and more Civics were on display at the SEMA show as Honda saturated the Las Vegas Convention Center with variations on its award winning compact. The 2017 Civic Hatchback is now the third different body style for the 10th generation, joining the Sedan and Coupe. The one on display at SEMA was equipped with a Honda Factory Performance package that included a spoiler, larger brakes and badging, along with underbody spoilers and special wheels. Honda also provided a Global Rallycross Civic, Civic Coupe racing concept and SEGA Civic Sedan based on the video game “Sonic the Hedgehog.” For those familiar with the game, the wheels and tires represented the rings that Sonic travels through. A unique paint scheme and custom interior features that included a 32-inch television added to the uniqueness of this Civic.

Civic Body-in-White is a unique concept that lets racing teams, both pro and amateur, build race cars without having to disassemble a production vehicle. Along with a touring car chassis, Honda Performance Development will also have a complete line of high-end performance parts available to let teams build a competitive car. The team will also provide direct engineering support to those who need help. An ultimate street cruiser from aLL STaR Performance and fun versatile coupe from MAD Industries were also on display at SEMA.

Versatile Civic Makes Perfect Commuter

Although you can’t buy any of the aforementioned concept Civics, if you head over to Chapman Honda you can take your pick from a wide inventory of Civic Coupes, Sedans and Hatchbacks. With a rating of up to 40 mpg on the highway, the Civic not only stands the test of time, it makes a perfect car for commuting, hauling the kids to school or navigating tough urban traffic. A turbocharged engine and choice between automatic or manual transmission mean you can customize your own driving experience.