At 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
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
Just as the above video isn’t your typical car commercial, the 2016 Honda HR-V isn’t your typical car. It’s entertaining, insightful, spacious, and leaves you wanting to know more about all the HR-V has to offer. Continue reading
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Nowadays it can be sometimes challenging to take care of your Honda as much as you should. While Honda’s are exceptionally built and have amazing value, they too need regular maintenance to ensure their longevity. And with 2015 upon us, we want to encourage you to make regular car maintenance apart of your New Year’s Resolution. We have some tips to make this New Year’s Resolution one to last the whole year:
- If it has been a while since your last cabin cleaning, it may be time to clean your car. In addition to throwing things away, you should vacuum the in-between areas, wipe down your dashboard, knobs and other frequently touched items. You’ll appreciate it tomorrow.
- While you’re at it, you may want to take it for a wash, especially if it’s been a while.
- Begin a habit of checking your tire pressure once a month to ensure your tires are properly inflated.
- You should also aim to have your tires rotated every 3,000 – 6,000 miles to ensure that each tire is worn evenly. This could save you hundreds of dollars in the life of your car.
- On the subject of tires, check your tire treading to see signs of wear. If so, it may be time for new tires. Right now, we have a current deal for our Los Angeles area customers on tires for all the popular Honda models, so you should take a look at our service specials page.
- Check your lights to ensure they are working at the proper brightness.
- You should read into your Honda manual on how frequently you should have the oil changed, but typically it’s between 1,000 and 3,000 miles, depending on your driving style and vehicle.
- You may also want to get your car battery tested, especially if you have had it for 3 years or more. Car batteries typically are meant to last 3-5 years, so it may be time for a new one. Right now we are offering a complimentary battery test and multi-point inspection with the purchase of a 4-wheel alignment. You can learn about this deal on our service specials page as well.
Airport Marina Honda of Southern California offers a full in-house service department for all your car maintenance needs, and a convenient online appointment reservation system. Our friendly service staff would be glad to help you improve the life of your vehicle. If you have any questions, or wish to speak with our staff, please contact us at 888-672-6644
How to Pick the Perfect Honda This Holiday Season.
There is a large range of Honda’s to choose from and we know that. Today we are going to do a breakdown of various features of some different Honda models to help you decide which one will make the perfect gift this season.
The Honda Fit- The Honda Fit is a great subcompact hatchback. This is a great car for someone looking to get economical gas mileage and a smaller car with cargo room at an excellent price. Although this car is small it does not sacrifice in the way of leg room and ample cargo space. The rear seats fold down flat for an impressive 53 cubic feet.
The Honda Accord – If the Honda Fit is too small for you or you don’t like the hatchback look, then the Honda accord might be the perfect fit. A step up from the Honda Fit and Civic, the Honda Accord is a mid-sized luxury sedan that is excellent for an individual or small family that is looking for something bigger than a civic or Honda Fit. If you’re looking for a little more power the Accord can be outfitted with a 278 HP V6 engine. The Accord has also received a 5 star safety rating and has been on the Car and Driver’s 10 best list a record 29 Times.
The Honda CR-V – The Honda CR-V is the perfect vehicle for someone that loves the outdoors and camping, but does not want to be burdened by the lack luster gas mileage of larger SUV’s. The CR-V has excellent clearance and can take you on most of the trails surround the Los Angeles / Southern California area. The Honda CR-V gets exceptional gas mileage for an SUV. During our Honda Days event you can get in a 2014 Honda CR-V for as little as $199 a month.
The Honda CR-Z – The Honda CR-Z is great for individuals looking for a Hybrid that still has a very sporty feel. The CR-Z is a two seat compact with 130 Horsepower and features a Plus Sport System that enhances the performance of the CR-Z at the push of a button. It is excellent for getting up to speed or for making a quick pass on the freeway. The CR-Z is also the world’s first production hybrid that has a 6 speed manual. Something that many enthusiast’s found lacking in other hybrids.
The Honda Odyssey – With three rows of seats and plenty of cargo room Honda Odyssey is the perfect family vehicle. Touted by some as one of the best minivans ever, the Honda Odyssey has incredible resale value and it is packed with family friendly features. The Odyssey Touring Elite model is also the only mini-van that has a built in vacuum to clean up all of the mess that a large family can generate. It also comes with an optional cool box that can keep your family’s drinks cold!
If you have any questions or want to know more about any of our models, then don’t hesitate to call us at 888-381-0444 or come down to Airport Marina Honda in Los Angeles today.