It’s Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th and if you haven’t already thought about how you’re going to celebrate dad, now is the time. We know what you are thinking. “Just what are we going to do for Dear Old Dad?” Hmm. We can help you with that. There are a lot of dads at our many conveniently located Valley Honda Dealers. So we asked them “What would you like to do on Father’s Day?” We got some interesting responses.
“Take a weekend trip to Paris.” (Ah, Oui Monsieur! Would you like pommes frites with that?)
“Bungee jump into the Grand Canyon.” (Uh, they don’t let you do that. Pick again.)
“Dress up as Elvis and hit the Las Vegas Strip.” (Interesting choice. May we suggest therapy?)
“Invite the Kardashians over for dinner.” (Fascinating. But delusional.)
“Play golf all weekend.” (Now we’re talking.)
“Have a great brunch or dinner with my family.” (Now that’s something we can definitely help you with! Read on for some fabulous dining choices that are perfect for Father’s Day.)
“Attend some terrific Father’s Day events and activities around town.” (We got you covered. There are lots of things to do in the Valley of the Sun this Father’s Day. Check some of them out below.) Read the rest of this entry »
Batman VS Superman. Apple VS The FBI. The Night’s Watch VS The White Walkers (minus John Snow, unfortunately). Captain America VS Iron Man. (Politicians? We won’t even go there.)
Massive mashups. Titanic Tussles. Cosmic Conflicts.
And now, get ready to RUUUUUMMMMBLE as the new 2016 Honda Odyssey squares off against the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country in “The Ultimate Battle Of The Minivans.” It’s gonna be HUGE!
So who will reign supreme in this automotive pugilistic slugfest? Let the battle begin! Read the rest of this entry »
Back in 1972, Stevie Wonder released a song that became an instant classic and won a Grammy for Song of the Year. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” is the perfect anthem for celebrating Mother’s Day 2016 here in The Valley of the Sun. As the song’s lyrics proclaim, “You are the apple of my eye, forever you’ll stay in my heart.”
So this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th, we should “Let the Sunshine In” and shower mom with warm affection. If you haven’t already made plans for showing you mom some love on her special day, now is the time to do so, since Mother’s Day is just around the corner.
Not only are we blessed with abundant sunshine here in Phoenix, we also live in a vibrant city that offers an array of exciting events and activities this Mother’s Day. To save you some time, your Valley Honda Dealers have come up with the following can’t-miss list of 10 terrific ways you can make this Mother’s Day a memorable experience. Read the rest of this entry »
Here at your Valley Honda Dealers, were avid fans of our hometown Diamondbacks. With the 2016 MLB season just underway, now is a good time to see what’s in store for our D-Backs this season.
Under the helm of skipper Chip Hale, the D-Backs look to make a serious run at the NL West title. Last year, they posted a 79-83 record, falling 13 games behind the Dodgers. However, they ranked 2nd in the NL in runs scored.
New Management & Coaching Staff
A new management team featuring GM Dave Stewart and Sr. VP De jon Watson join chief baseball officer Tony La Russa in the front office. They’ve gone about revamping and improving the D-Backs’ lineup with some key off-season acquisitions.
Several new faces have also joined the coaching staff, including former Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher and former Athletics’ pitching coordinator Garvin Alston. Read the rest of this entry »
The Honda Accord and the Ford Fusion are two top-selling midsize sedans that are popular with buyers because they offer a winning combination of performance, fuel economy, roominess, and the latest technology. But which of these two outstanding vehicles is best when it comes to making the right choice for you and your family?
Let’s take a closer look at both cars, pitting them against one another in a head-to-head competition to see which comes out on top.
The Accord Offers Fresh Interior & Exterior Styling
Without question, both the Accord and the Fusion are great looking cars. Both the Accord and the Fusion got a major facelift with the 2013 models. It really comes down to a matter of personal taste. The Accord is sharp looking and gets a refresh in 2016 with chrome accents, a fresh new grille with a string of glittering LED headlights on either side, sloping aluminum hood with muscular bulges, and large taillights contoured into the rear quarter panels. Christian Gulliksen of TheCarConnection.com calls the Accord’s exterior “classy and well-proportioned.”
There are significant differences when you step inside the Accord compared to the Fusion. Honda claims to have engineered the new Accord “from the inside out” and it shows. The Accord uses its larger interior space (103.2 cu. in. compared to 102.8 cu. in.) better than the Fusion by a thoughtful combination of functionality blended with upscale appointments. Read the rest of this entry »
Honda adds to its arsenal of hot-selling and award-winning SUVS with the versatile, stylish, and fun-to-drive 2016 Honda HR-V Crossover for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers. The HR-V has caught the eye of both automotive experts and the buying public much like its sibling, the 2015 Honda CR-V did last year, when it won Motor Trend’s coveted “SUV of the Year” award.
The “Cute Ute” For Your Lifestyle
The new 2016 HR-V slots in perfectly behind the CR-V and the larger, recently updated Honda Pilot regarding size and price in the Honda lineup. Based on the fuel-efficient Honda Fit platform, the HR-V offers excellent fuel economy, spirited performance, and surprisingly ample room for passengers and cargo. In fact, The HR-V’s diminutive exterior dimensions don’t diminish its ability to transport a family and their gear across town or on a weekend getaway comfortably. Quite the contrary. Read the rest of this entry »
In the classic movie “Back to the Future II,” Doc Brown powered his DeLorean using nuclear energy. Well, it’s 2016 and Doc and Marty McFly would no doubt be disappointed that we’re still a long way off from taking a flying, nuclear-powered car to the Biltmore Fashion Park, Paradise Valley Mall or Metro Center Mall. But that doesn’t mean great strides aren’t being made in hybrid and alternative-fuel technology.
Honda continues to lead the automotive industry with its groundbreaking research into alternative fuel, hybrid gas/electric, and pure electric vehicles. Honda led the way when it unveiled the 1997 EV Plus, the first all-electric production vehicle powered by an advanced (for its time) nickel-metal hydride battery. 2000 Honda Insight, the first gasoline-electric hybrid ever sold in America.
The Insight also introduced Honda’s innovative Integrated Motor Assist® (IMA) system that uses regenerative braking to recapture some of the energy lost during braking and deceleration. This captured energy was then used to augment the vehicle’s gasoline engine during acceleration. It became the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered car without plug-in capability in the U.S.
Honda also set new standards for alternative-fuel vehicles with the Civic GX, the first and only fully assembly-line produced Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle to run on this low-emission fuel alternative.
These groundbreaking advancements propelled Honda to create a new generation of hybrid vehicles that achieve exceptional fuel economy by combining the latest high-capacity Lithium-ion battery technology with fuel-efficient gasoline engines. The 2016 Honda Civic Hybrid for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers is an excellent example of Honda’s forward-thinking, yet practical, approach to hybrid technology.
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