Articles tagged with: Honda

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19 Aug 2020 | No Comment | 250 views

  By Don Hammonds

     If you are a parent–or if you love going on long highway vacations with a carload of friends–rejoice.
   Honda’s big news for 2021 is the arrival of a refreshed and revamped Honda Odyssey.
Honda’s big minivan has been the best selling minivan for ten years running, and not only does it deliver on the practical, it also has been a pretty stylish ride too, considering its purpose.

[caption id="attachment_10937" align="alignnone" width="700"] 2021 Honda Odyssey[/caption]

     Now in …

Honda, Sports Utility Vehicles / Crossovers, Uncategorized »

6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 805 views

 

 

 

By Don Hammonds

Talk about your big time changes!

Just look at the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V 1.5T AWD Touring!

It’s got all new, tough looking styling that really catapults it to the top in terms of head turning design and a look that truly can’t be mmistaken for anything else.

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And there’s a host of new features and innovations, including an all new engine, marking the first time that there will be a choice of two for …

Family Sedans, Honda, Uncategorized »

25 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 780 views
2017 Honda Accord Sport Touring: A thorn in competitors’ sides

By Don Hammonds

It must be pretty frustrating as an automaker selling intermediate family cars when it comes to Honda’s almost peerless Accord.

While Honda has made judicious additions and refinements in the Accord in it current generation for the last four or five years, it still is the same basic model introduced several years ago. And it is still by far and away the best intermediate family sedan you can buy. Nobody even comes close–and that includes the archrival Toyota Camry.

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3 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 1,044 views
2016 Honda HR-V: Good car, good value–if you can find one

By Don Hammonds
Honda has this incredible knack to pick just the right product at just the right time.
And they’ve now done it again with the 2016 Honda HR-V.

[caption id="attachment_8001" align="alignnone" width="600"] 2016 Honda HR-V[/caption]
It’s fun to drive, it has plenty of room, it’s got a flexible “Magic Seat” to die for, it’s got this wonderful LaneWatch feature that tells you what’s going on on the passenger side of the car, and it’s really elegant in a sporty sort of way.
And …

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26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1,004 views
Honda at the New York Auto Show: Home run!

By Don Hammonds

Few people would question that Honda builds some of the most solid lineup of auto products in the industry, wdith sporty driving  and handling, rock solid reliability and resale value and popularity most companies would kill for. But one of  its biggest challenges is styling and design.

The cars are attractive enough, but they have often needed that extra dash of design panache, that extra individuality and “gotta have it” appeal to keep up with the pack.

A case in …

Cadillac, Chevrolet, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Luxury Cars, Uncategorized »

26 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 5,154 views
2015 New York Auto Show: Best show in town wasn’t on Broadway

By Don Hammonds

When auto shows begin their annual displays of razzle dazzle  in this country, most auto writers think they know what to expect.

Detroit will be a busy, hectic, but important show where we will see what’s on tap from the U.S. in coming years. Chicago will host a far more expansive and comfortable car show, earning its stripes as the circuits most enjoyable venue. but its unveilings may not be quite ground breaking as the Detroit show.

And New York …

Compact Cars, Honda, Uncategorized »

20 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 1,541 views
2015 Honda Fit: Or why other subcompact carmakers are “Fit” to be tied

By Don Hammonds

Successful  design  and value in an automobile will “out” every single time .

Lord knows Honda’s been making compact cars for years. But this year’s all new 2015 Fit takes the whole game to whole “nuther level”.

 

Beautifully redone inside and out, the new Fit is miles ahead of most of its other counterparts, in terms of fit and finish, quality of materials, space, fun-to-drive qualities and styling as well.  The car looks substantial and feels substantial, and that fact …

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7 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 832 views
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

 
By John Heilig
Model: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
Engine: 2.0-liter DOHC I4
Horsepower/Torque: 141 @ 6,200 rpm (196 total hp)/122 lb.-ft. @ 3,500-6,000 rpm (plus 226 lb.-ft. @ 0-3,850 rpm)
Transmission: CVT
Wheelbase: 109.3 in.
Length x Width x Height: 192.2 x 72.8 x 57.5 in.
Tires: P225/50R17
Cargo: 12.3 cu. ft.
Economy: 50 mpg city/45 m pg highway/32.6 mpg test
Fuel capacity: 15.8 gal.
Curb Weight: 3,602 lbs.
Sticker: $35,697 (includes $790 destination charge)
The Bottom Line: The Honda Accord Hybrid is solid in every respect. Its hybridness is essentially invisible, …