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It’s big enough to haul the kids and all their sports equipment, some furniture and maybe that new big-screen TV, but the best thing about the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck is its ability to adapt to a commuter lifestyle. The new Honda Ridgeline can zip through traffic and grab that last parking space by the deli during the week, then haul the whole family up to the mountains for a campout on the weekend. With seven different trim packages, there are enough options and price points for just about everyone to enjoy the latest thing on the truck market. Examine and enjoy the Ridgeline by taking a test drive today at Chapman Honda.
Tough Ridgeline Built to Last
With a unit-body construction that molds the body panels and chassis into a single entity, the new Honda Ridgeline enjoys a strong but light structure. This allows the two-wheel drive version to earn a 26 mpg rating on the highway. A 3.5L V6 engine produces a stout 280 horsepower, enough to tow 5,000 pounds and get you up the mountains in a hurry. Choose front wheel or all-wheel drive if you want more control in inclement weather.
Different Trim Levels Packed With Features
The base RT Honda Ridgeline still comes loaded with standard features, including the unique dual-action tailgate and in-bed locking truck. For a few more dollars you can move up to the RTS, which adds fog lights, remote engine start, smart entry and triple zone climate control. The Sport model has some cooler wheels and an awesome Crystal Black Pearl paint job. If you want a leather interior and heated front seats, check out the RTL trim package when you get to Chapman Honda. This model also has a 10-way power driver seat and an acoustic windshield to cut down on road noise. The RTL-T adds navigation, while the RTL-E has all the previous features and includes a blind spot warning system, the Honda sensing suite of driver assistance features and a premium audio system.
Black is Where its At
If you’re looking for something really special to solve your transportation needs, consider the Black Edition. As you might expect, it’s black from head to toe, with a sparkling paint job, leather interior with signature stitching, black alloy wheels and red ambient LED lighting. The Black Edition also has black chrome accents along the grille, rear bumper and window surrounds. Check it out today at Chapman Honda.
Honda is taking the opportunity of the New York Auto Show later this month to unveil the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric Vehicle (EV). The Clarity is Honda’s way of addressing the environmental and energy concerns of the planet while providing a transportation solution that meeds the needs of today’s consumers. The hybrid and EV join the Clarity Fuel Cell in an expanded array of environmental vehicle choices. Although the Fuel Cell is only available in California, the Hybrid and EV will be launching soon in all 50 states. Stay in touch with Chapman Honda to see when you can get the first test drive.
Clarity Joins Accord and CR-Z Hybrid
The new Clarity models join the trusty Honda Accord and sporty CR-Z hybrids in the company’s electrified lineup. The Accord is one of America’s most popular cars, uniquely stylish and loaded with technology. Features such as LED daytime running lights make the Accord stand out when going down the road, while sophisticated body lines, a striking front end and bold lines create a memorable style. The interior of the Accord Hybrid delivers a futuristic look with easy-to-read gauges and a smart ergonomic layout. The interior is loaded with premium materials including an option for wood grain and leather. Of course, if you’re buying a hybrid, it’s important to get the latest technology. Honda’s unique two-motor system uses one motor to accelerate and a second to start the gas engine and also charge the first motor. The Accord Hybrid delivers 49 mpg in the city and comes in three different trim levels.
CR-Z Sport Hybrid a Pocket Rocket
The stylish CR-Z Sport Hybrid is not only fuel-efficient, but is dripping with style and charisma from its aerodynamic profile to the brightly lit gauges in the cockpit. The coolest thing about the CR-Z may be the “Plus Sport System” button on the steering wheel. Just push the button for an adrenaline rush of speed, handy for getting on the freeway or when you’re putting the car through its paces on a deserted road. Paddle shifters and a 3-mode drive system pair with the 1.5L i-VTEC engine to deliver phenomenal performance. The CR-Z comes loaded with technology that makes driving both safer and more enjoyable. Test drive the Accord and CR-Z hybrids today at Chapman Honda and make sure and ask when the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and EV will be making their first appearance.
Stay in touch with Chapman Honda to get dibs on the first test drive of the all-new Honda Civic Type R, coming to the showroom later this spring. The Civic Type R is an affordable sports car for the driving enthusiast, featuring a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 306 horsepower and a cartilage rattling 295 pound feet of torque. Serious drivers will appreciate the short-throw six-speed manual transmission, which is the only gearbox that comes with the Type R.
Civic Type R Ready to Race
From the stiffly-bolstered lightweight front seats that hold you in place as you power around corners to the customized driving modes that help you adjust to various road conditions, the Honda Civic Type R is ready for the track as soon as it comes off the showroom floor. The +R driving mode selector lets you pick any of three customized settings that adjust the steering, throttle and suspension for optimal performance and handling. Adaptive dampers read the road and adjust on the fly to give the most stability, while a limited slip differential makes sure the wheels get traction as needed for better cornering.
Aero Kit Gives Racing Advantage
The Honda Civic Type R offers an aerodynamic kit that has the advantage of going through thousands of track runs to fine tune the use of air for handling and efficiency. Side and front splitters, along with vortex generators and a large rear wing work together to keep the wheels glued to the road. Large 20-inch wheels can handle the special tires you need for such a monster of the track. The triple-exhaust system delivers a rumbling roar that lets the world know this is not your aunt’s Civic.
Dual Axis Struts Increase Feel of Road
Drivers of the new Honda Civic Type R will notice an increased road “feel” from other Civic models, due to the addition of Honda’s new “dual axis” front strut setup. This engineering marvel separates the steering knuckle from the strut to treat the steering and suspension forces differently. The new Civic Type R is expected to start in the mid-$30,000 range and only comes with a Touring trim package. This does include a 7-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration for both Apple and Android. Automatic climate control and a power 540-watt sound system are both standard. Check in often at Chapman Honda to see when the new Type R will be available for a test drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.