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Honda Gives SUV First Turbocharged Engine

Honda has taken the gloves off in the redesign of the all-new 2017 CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV. Along with a completely new look, an upscale interior and more technology, the Honda CR-V now comes with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower. “The new Honda CR-V raises the bar in every imaginable way, delivering more performance, space and premium content together with higher fuel economy ratings and value than ever before,” according to senior Honda VP Jeff Conrad. “Customers are going to love what they see and what they experience behind the wheel of this new CR-V.” You can experience the latest thing from the Honda lineup by taking a test drive at Chapman Honda.

Sporty Styling Emphasizes Aggressive Attitude

With a sharp new front-end, stylized headlamps and a wider, athletic stance, the new Honda CR-V displays more of an attitude on the road. The long hood draws the eye back into the sloping body, which ends with a short rear porch. Dual exhausts complete the sporty look that also delivers an air of sophistication. This new Honda also has an active shutter grille that reduces drag while increase fuel efficiency. You’ll get 17 or 18-inch wheels, depending on the trim package you select. A power tailgate makes loading the groceries easy when your hands are full.

Premium Materials Make Interior Special

Head over to Chapman Honda to look at the new CR-V and you’ll notice the use of upscale materials that make the interior both refined and comfortable. Starting off, the cabin is bigger than before, allowing adults room to spread out. With the best rear seat legroom in the compact SUV market, adults can ride in back with comfort. The instrument panel is soft to the touch, and you’ll notice intricate stitching that stands out on the plush seats. New technology includes a color driver information interface, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the ability to connect with either Apple or Android smartphones. Other available features include remote start, heated mirrors, USB ports in the rear and power seats for both the driver and front seat passenger.

Honda Sensing Suite Now Standard on EX and Above

If you choose the EX trim level or above, the spectacular Honda Sensing safety suit comes standard. This sensor and camera-based system helps avoid collisions with systems like forward collision warning, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. The technology works in conjunction with Honda’s ACE body structure that’s designed to divert energy away from the cabin in case of a crash.


Bold New Design Appeals to Rebel

With piano black accents setting off a bold new design, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is set to appeal to the smart consumer who has a bit of a rebellious nature. A rear roof spoiler and honeycomb panels in the back and front are little touches that lend an air of attitude to this perfect commuter. Throw in the efficient turbocharged engine, spicy 18-inch alloy wheels and a dual exhaust that gives a bit of rumble to your drive and you get an affordable sporty car with the dependability of a Honda. Stop by Chapman Honda to see all the new touches that come with the Civic Hatchback.

Technology and Comfort Combine for Premium Drive

Drivers who like to drive are the intended market for the new Civic Hatchback, which is outfitted with the latest technology to improve the road experience. Choose the EX model and above and you get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that not only produces phenomenal sound, but utilizes a select number of apps on your phone through Android Auto. Opt for the Driver Information Interface and you get a set of dynamic LED gauges that provide all the necessary vehicle information in a brilliant display. Controls for the audio and hands-free communication system are mounted conveniently on the steering wheel, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road.

Choose From Five Trim Levels

Whether you choose the base LX, the Sport Touring model, or any trim package in between, the Honda Civic Hatchback is loaded with features. The LX offers premium standard features such as an electric parking brake, hill start assist and a multi-angle rearview camera. LED running lights are also standard, as is automatic climate control and Bluetooth streaming audio. The Sport model has a little larger engine and comes with dual mode paddle shifters to give the feeling of a real race car. An underbody spoiler, fog lights and textured aluminum pedals add to the list of amenities. Opt for the EX and remote start is on the list, along with a standard automatic, Honda LaneWatch, heated front seats and heated side mirrors. The EX-L Navi adds leather to the equation along with Honda’s Satellite Navigation System. Go for the Sport Touring package and you get the best of all the other trim levels, along with rain-sensing windshield wipers, LED headlights, heated rear seats and a premium 540-watt sound system. Check out all the trim levels at Chapman Honda and choose the Civic Hatchback that best suits your needs.

2017 Honda HR-V

34 MPG Makes Hybrids Nervous

By delivering up to 34 mpg on the highway and qualifying as a Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle, the Honda HR-V earned “Green SUV of the Year” honors from the “Green Car Journal” last year. The ability to attract environmentally-conscious buyers by combining the utility of hauling people, cargo and still delivering a fun driving experience is what’s making the hybrid market nervous. Building a vehicle that is thousands less than most hybrids while still delivering comparable fuel quality is what has Honda beaming about the potential for the new model year. “The Honda HR-V is a truly unique new subcompact crossover, delivering the space, utility, comfort and feature content of a larger vehicle, with the sporty driving dynamics and class-leading fuel economy ratings on par with a small car,” according to Honda VP John Mendel. Now on sale at Chapman Honda, the 2017 HR-V comes with a new color option as Lunar Silver metallic takes the place of Alabaster Silver.

Design Optimizes Safety and Performance

With a body structure designed to divert any crash damage away from the occupants, the 2017 Honda HR-V earns top safety ratings for its class. The design is augmented by a number of standard and available safety features, including anti-lock brakes, stability control, rearview camera, dual-stage airbags, lane watch and hill start assist. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard on all models, alerting you when its time to get your tires checked for a possible impending flat. The unique placement of the fuel tank allows for a second row seat that collapses completely into the floor, providing more room for large cargo items. The aerodynamic shape and attention to tight fit and finish make for a more pleasant, and quiet, driving experience. Electric power steering teams with fully independent front suspension to give the driver the feel of the road.

Choose From Three Trim Levels

The 2017 Honda HR-V comes in three different trim levels with a number of variations, fitting every price point. Starting with the LX priced at just over $19,000, the HR-V offers a choice of manual or continuous variable transmission, as well as two-wheel or all-wheel drive. The EX and EX-L models provide more standard features including navigation on the top models. The HR-V is powered by a peppy 1.8L engine that produces 141 horsepower. Head over to Chapman Honda today for a test drive and see why the new HR-V needs to be on your list of new car choices.