The 2016 Honda Civic Turns Dreams into Reality

2016 Honda Civic Driving

As you search for your next vehicle, you may dream of a perfect vehicle that combines excellent driving dynamics, futuristic technology, and superb fuel efficiency. Well, with the introduction of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic sedan, this dream might as well be reality. In Honda’s latest video ad featuring the redesigned Honda Civic, we catch a glimpse of the vision behind the 2016 Honda Civic. Continue reading

Compact Crossover Comparison: 2016 Honda HR-V vs 2016 Nissan Juke

2016 Honda HR-V Front

The number of compact crossover SUVs available on the market today is getting larger with manufacturers putting out new models every year. For the 2016 model year, you have the option of choosing from top automakers including Honda, Nissan, and Mazda just to name a few. But when you’re shopping for a new vehicle, deciphering the positives and negatives of each vehicle can be a chore. Thankfully, we’ve done the research for you at Airport Marina Honda, and we compare the 2016 Honda HR-V to the 2016 Nissan JUKE. In its first year of production, the Honda HR-V is definitely a must-see vehicle, and you’ll find plenty to choose from at our Los Angeles Honda dealership today!

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Honda Baja Race Truck Hints at 2017 Honda Ridgeline Styling

Ridgeline Baja Race TruckAt SEMA 2015, Honda brought out their Ridgeline Baja Race Truck with the announcement that the brand will be returning to Baja racing. The off-road prepped race truck was decked out in a red, white, and gray paint scheme on a fully purpose-built tube-frame. There’s nothing stock about this Honda, and it looks ready rip up the dunes. This race truck was developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Honda R&D Americas’ Los Angeles Design Studio. Continue reading

Check Out Honda Innovation in the “Honda Paper” Video

2015 Honda CR-V

TV commercials these days can pull at your heart strings, make you laugh out loud, or inspire. When we saw the Honda Paper ad debut during an NFL game last month we definitely felt the latter. The Honda Paper ad showcased 60 years of Honda innovation and technology using thousands of hand-drawn illustrations. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below. Continue reading

The 2016 Honda Pilot is the SUV of the Summer

2016 Honda Pilot

Since the new 2016 Honda Pilot arrived at Airport Marina Honda in June, everyone has been dying to get their hands on one. Perfect for summer vacations, the Pilot is packed with top-of-the-line technology and safety features unrivaled by any other SUV in its class. Three rows of comfortable seating guarantee a family road trip that even your teenagers will enjoy. All of these reasons and more are why our customers have named the 2016 Honda Pilot the SUV of the summer.

With seating available for 8 people, you’ll never have to worry about the comfort of your friends and family again. The interior is lined with premium, soft-touch materials and available front and back heated seats to keep your passengers happy no matter how far the drive. One-touch second row seats allow you to access the third row with ease and a longer cargo area provides optimum space for an 82-quart cooler.

2016 Honda Pilot seating

The new Honda Pilot is equipped with a 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC  V6 engine that puts out a horsepower of 280 and 262 lb-ft of torque. While a six-speed transmission is standard, you can choose to supply your SUV with a nine-speed which will raise the fuel economy to 23 combined mpg. You can also opt in for the all-wheel drive option and raise towing ability from 3,500 pounds to a whopping 5,000 pounds.

2016 Honda Pilot cockpit

When it comes to safety, you can count on your Pilot to keep you protected in the event of an accident. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure distributes collision energy evenly throughout the vehicle so that each passenger remains secure. The 2016 Honda Pilot also prevents accidents from happening by providing Collision Mitigation Braking™, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. Knowing that your children are safe in the hands of your SUV will allow you to enjoy your summer in LA without thinking about hazards on the road.

If you’re interested in the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot, feel free to call us at 888-381-0444 for more information. You can also check out our extensive online inventory or stop by Airport Marina Honda in Los Angeles, California to test drive a Pilot today!

 

A Look Into The Honda Crystal Ball: Future Models & Concepts

While it’s great to focus on the amazing vehicles Honda is currently producing, it’s also fun to look ahead to the future. If you’ve been wondering what new tricks Honda has up their sleeves you’ll be happy to learn more about these 3 new future Honda models and concept cars. Let’s explore them now!

1. Honda FCV Concept

Side exterior view of the Honda FCV Concept car

There’s not a whole lot of information available on the Honda FCV Concept yet, but here’s what we do know. The FCV will run off of hydrogen and oxygen to create its own electricity. It offers a driving range of up to 300 miles and can refuel in just 3 to 5 minutes thanks to its compact fuel-cell. We expect the FCV to be incredibly spacious with four doors, seating for five, and a window that pans the entire roof of the car. The Honda FCV Concept is anticipated to launch in 2016, so be sure to check back for more info as it becomes available!

2. Next Generation Honda Ridgeline

Preview Sketch of Next Generation Honda Ridgeline

Much like the FCV concept there is limited information on this new Ridgeline. We do know it will continue to take up space in the compact-pickup-truck market and will still offer seating for 5, a bed-integrated trunk and the unique 2-way opening tailgate. Honda is pretty hush hush, but they have said that the “next-generation Ridgeline will further improve on the space, comfort and utility that made the original one of the most forward-thinking vehicles in its class.” We’ll have to wait another year or two to find out exactly what new features will be offered on the redesign so stay tuned Ridgeline enthusiasts!

3. 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot SUV Blue Exterior View

The 2016 Honda Pilot was made for the modern family. It offers three rows of seating in case your family plans on growing, top-class safety features, and connectivity so everyone stays happy. It also offers improved performance and better towing than previous models.  Our favorite feature on the new 2016 Pilot is its EPA estimated 27 hwy mpg fuel economy.  Raising a family is expensive so don’t waste your hard earned money on gas! Whether you have a family or now, the new 2016 Honda Pilot is the perfect mid-sized SUV. You can expect to find the Pilot on dealer lots very soon.

We’ll be updating our blog with more information on all of these models as it becomes available to us so subscribe or check back often to read the latest news. Don’t forget to visit us in person at Airport Marina Honda in Los Angeles, CA to test drive your favorite current Honda models like the new 2016 HR-V crossover or 2015 Civic.

*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

 

The 2016 Honda HR-V Is Here!

The crossover is taking this year by storm and is dominating American highways. Today’s crossover combines all the best elements of cars, SUV’s and minivans to form one powerhouse vehicle. If you can’t wait to get your hands on the latest crossover from Honda, we have good news! The All-New 2016 Honda HR-V has finally hit dealership floors.

2016 Honda HRV cruising down a highway

MSRP for the 2016 Honda HR-V starts at just $19,115 and gets an EPA estimated fuel economy of 35 highway mpg. It is one of the most versatile and spacious crossovers around, with 3 interior storage configurations, seating for 5 and over 58 cubic feet of cargo space. Not to mention its interior is luxurious and packed with high tech features to make your daily commute as comfortable as possible.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**25 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 28 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Touchscreen audio display of the 2016 Honda HRV

If you’re comparing crossovers or just want to get a feel for the HR-V take a look at our in-depth review of the 2016 Honda HRV here.

Side Exterior View of The 2016 Honda HRV

To experience the HR-V first hand pop on over to Airport Marina Honda in Los Angeles, CA. Our friendly staff would love to take you on a test drive and get you the financing plan that works for your budget.

The 2016 Honda Civic Concept We’re All Excited About

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, Honda unveiled a new concept model of the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe. The model lacked an engine and an interior, but the redesigned exterior got Honda enthusiasts very excited about what was to come for the 10th generation Civic.

Over the weekend the design patent drawings were revealed giving even more insight into the 2016 Honda Civic. Here’s what we know so far about Honda’s new ultra-sporty Civic.

Green 2016 Honda Civic Concept Coupe Exterior View

5 Door Hatchback

The 2016 Honda Civic will come in both the traditional coupe and sedan form, but the 2016 version will also be available in an all-new 5-door hatchback which has never been offered in North America before. No matter which model you choose, you’ll get a stylish and sleek body that you’ve never seen on a Civic until now.

Performance Versions

For those that look for performance in their vehicle, the 2016 Honda Civic will come in both SI and Type-R versions. Type-R has never been available to North American markets until now.

New Engines

The 2016 Civic will be the first Honda to apply VTEC Turbo engines in North America. Under the hood will be a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine with direct injection. This engine is powerful, but efficient and with lower emissions. Available on other models will be a larger 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine.

Green 2016 Honda Civic Concept Coupe Rear View

High Tech Safety Features

Today’s vehicles don’t just protect you in the event of an accident, they actually work to prevent accidents from occurring. The 2016 Civic will house many driver-assistive technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Multi-Angle Rear View Camera, Honda LaneWatch and more!

American Made

The 2016 Honda Civic was designed right here in Los Angeles, California and developed in Raymond, Ohio. Many of the engines and models will be produced on American soil as well.

According to John Mendel, executive Vice President, Automobile Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc, “the new Civic will be, flat out, the most dynamic, the most technologically advanced and the most refined and stylish Civic we’ve ever made.”

Green 2016 Honda Civic Concept Coupe Side View

Everyone here at Airport Marina Honda is more than excited for its arrival. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little longer since the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe isn’t expected to start launching until fall, followed by the Sedan. The SI and Type-R will come later, and the Hatchback will be the last model available. So make sure you check back for more info on the 2016 Honda Civic, and don’t forget to browse our inventory of all-new Hondas available now!

Read more about the 2016 Honda Civic Concept here.

How the 2015 Honda CR-V Beat 30 Contenders to be Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year

The CR-V was up against many contenders, including popular SUV’s like the BMW X5, Ford Expedition, Nissan Rogue and the Lexus NX, to name a few.  Each judge drove 30 of the contender vehicles before debating on which ones would be the finalists.  Once they narrowed it down to nine finalists, the judges drove these vehicles on longer road loops as well as an off-road course that featured tight turns, steep descents and challenging hill climbs.  After this, the judges had to decide which SUV met their 6 key criteria: design advancement, engineering excellence, performance of intended function, efficiency, safety and value.

Advancement in Design

Restyled from front to back, the 2015 Honda CR-V features new taillights, new grille and LED daytime running lights. The Touring trim is the first CR-V to rock the 18-inch alloy wheels which compliments the sport exterior perfectly.  Also available on the Touring model are side mirrors with integrated turn indicators. Not only does it give a sleek look, but it’s also useful when there is heavy LA traffic.  Inside the CR-V, the ergonomics drew praise from Motor Trend.

Increasing your Fun Quota with New Engineering

According to Motor Trend, this is the criterion “Honda can sink its teeth into.”  In order to improve the “fun quotient,” powertrains were revised to include the new “Earth Dreams” 2.4-liter engine, which has been upgraded to increase both torque and efficiency. Horsepower remains the same with 185, but now gets there 600rpm earlier at 6400. The 2.4-liter engine is hooked to a continuously variable automatic similar to the Honda Civic, which received nothing but praise from Motor Trend.  They also are fans of the CVT, especially in the Sport mode.  One of the judges, Christian Seabaugh, says, “This feels like a Honda should, with light steering, great feedback, and competent handling chops. It’s way more fun than any compact crossover ought to be.”

Impressive Performance

The CR-V was built to be a convenient family hauler for your everyday commute.  It was made to be durable and safe in any kind of weather.  On the off-road test, Motor Trend judges found that the CR-V’s aggressive tire treads and AWD was able to handle their steep gravel hill with hardly any fuss.  Whether you are in the mountains or in the city, the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is a blessing. The system senses loss of traction and can automatically transfer power to the rear wheels and help you grip the road with ease.

Efficiency

With the new 2.4-liter engine Earth Dreams Technology, fuel economy has become even better for the CR-V.  Combine that with the 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission.  You can still achieve max horsepower and peak torque but at a lower rpm. Direct –injection technology now gives you more efficient use of fuel.

Safety

There hasn’t been official IIHS testing on the CR-V to report, but engineers have told Motor Trend that the CR-V’s engine compartment crash structure better absorbs energy in small-offset crashes.  There are many preventative features the CR-V offers as well, including Collision Mitigating Braking Support, Lane Departure Warning, adaptive cruise control, and Lane-Keeping Assist System.

Value

You can never go wrong with Honda’s legendary resale value.  According to Motor Trend’s August 2013 Big Test, Honda depreciates 13% less than competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester and Mazda CX-5 and insurance costs average 10% less.

 

Read Motor Trend’s Review of the CR-V here: http://ow.ly/JEdgi

For any more questions on the CR-V please don’t hesitate to visit us at our Honda dealer in Los Angeles. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and take you out for a test drive!