Today’s car shoppers have many excellent choices in the midsize 4-door sedan category. The 2016 Honda Accord for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers has consistently been at the top of the charts as one of the best-selling sedans of all time.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Honda Accord has been named a Car And Drive “10Best” award-winner a record 30 times. Not only that, but WardsAuto declares that the Accord has been the best-selling car in America for the past 40 years (Jan. 1976 – Dec. 2015).
The hits just keep on coming.
Just like the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones, there are many other automakers who aspire to knock the Accord off of its lofty perch and rule the automotive landscape; although with no bloodshed or dramatic plot twists. One of these up-and-coming contenders is the 2016 Hyundai Sonata. But does the Sonata have what it takes to vanquish the Accord?
Let’s find out by making a side-by-side comparison of these two outstanding midsize sedans. We’ll look at exterior and interior styling, technology features, performance and fuel economy, and lastly safety innovations. We think it will be an interesting contest. And, unlike Game of Thrones, you won’t have to wait until next year for the results. We’ll also consult some automotive experts to get their take on who should come out on top.
(Note: The new 2017 Honda Accord recently debuted. But for a fair “apples to apples” comparison, we’ll stick with the 2016 models of each vehicle.)
So let the games begin! Read the rest of this entry »
Brash, daring, and dramatically styled, the all-new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is turning heads, garnering accolades, and generally shaking up the automotive industry.
A New Turbocharged Era Begins
Your Valley Honda Dealers proudly unveils this sporty two-door with youthful, turbocharged personality. Yes, you read that correctly. For the first time ever, the all-new, reimagined Civic Coupe brings a hot new 1.5-liter, 174-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to the party. With 192 lb.-ft. of torque, not only does this new turbo deliver brisk acceleration, but it also achieves excellent fuel economy. When paired with the available CVT (continuously variable transmission), the turbo gets up to an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined city/highway. You can also amp up the fun with a slick shifting 6-speed manual transmission.
Honda has tuned the Civic Coupe’s suspension to match the turbo’s performance characteristics, with standard McPherson struts, dual-pinion electric steering, and hydraulic suspension mounts offering taut, yet composed handling for a spirited driving experience. Read the rest of this entry »
While we won’t be zipping around in bubble cars like George Jetson or in Doc Brown’s fusion-powered flying DeLorean anytime soon, the future of the automobile is being imagined today by forward-thinking companies such as Honda. These radical new approaches to how the vehicles of tomorrow look, feel, and drive will profoundly shape how we interact with our cars and how they interact with us. Many of the innovations that will become commonplace on the world’s highways in the next few years are being developed right now by special teams of Honda engineers and designers.
Let’s take a sneak peek at what Honda has up its sleeves as we go behind the scenes to preview some of Honda’s most exciting new automotive concepts. Read the rest of this entry »
With so many SUV options out there these days, it’s enough to give shoppers a severe migraine. If you’re in the market for a crossover SUV that meets the needs of your active, on-the-go lifestyle, you’ve probably been pouring over the Internet, reading car reviews, and consulting family and friends. We’ll narrow things down for you a bit and put two popular compact crossover SUVs to the test, the 2016 Honda CR-V, and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee. Both SUVs offer a lot of high-tech goodies, ample room, quality materials, modern styling, the latest safety features, good fuel economy, surefooted handling, and robust performance.
But when you add everything all up, which SUV has the best combination of these and other attributes to come out ahead? Let’s find out. Read the rest of this entry »
Honda flexes its muscles in the hotly contested SUV market, delivering a one-two punch with two championship SUV choices; the 2016 Honda CR-V and its larger cousin, the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot. Both of these capable, versatile, and superbly engineered SUVs share Honda’s legendary reliability, quality construction, and superior design. The question is: Which of these outstanding Honda SUVs is right for you?
To help you decide, let’s make a side-by-side comparison of these two excellent Honda SUVs. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »