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25th Anniversary of the Honda Odyssey
While Honda continues to impress with new vehicles every few years such as with the new Insight, many fan-favorite models in the Honda lineup have been around for many years. In fact, one of the most popular minivan models in the automotive industry today, the manufacturer recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Honda Odyssey. Let’s take a look at how Honda celebrated the milestone.
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Check Out the Results of the Honda Ridgeline Rock Drop Test
Fans and regular drivers of pickup trucks want their vehicles to have the strength to endure traveling off road and hauling heavy loads. Trucks are meant to be tough, and Chevy recently tried to prove how tough their lineup is compared to Honda and Ford. The test involved dropping 800 pounds of rock onto the truck beds and seeing how the Silverado, Ridgeline, and F-150 held up. The results indicated that Chevy’s Silverado steel bed held up better than the aluminum of the F-150 and Ridgeline.
Honda Ridgeline vs. Silverado and F-150
Honda rose to the occasion to perform its own test of Honda Ridgeline truck bed durability after upgrading to a composite bed. A loader dropped 800 pounds of landscaping rock onto the bed of the F-150, Silverado, and Ridgeline. Of the three trucks, the Ridgeline held up strongest with the least amount of damage. To assist in the validity of the test, Honda even invited journalists to witness it and see the results up close for themselves.
While you might not personally have occasion to drop 800 pounds of cargo into the bed of your truck, it’s comforting to know that the Ridgeline’s bed can handle it. Test drive one for yourself at Miller Honda today.
Miller Honda – New Sales Record Blog
Honda Sales Set New Record – Join the Fun
Honda has long solidified itself as a maker of safe and reliable vehicles such as the Accord and Civic, but even surprising to the professional team at Miller Honda is the astronomical numbers the company has seen for new Hondas for sale through April of this year. Honda has reported record-breaking sales of Honda vehicles with an increase of over 14 percent.
Still Going Strong
For Honda vehicles, the Civic remained the best-selling compact car, increasing over 24 percent and setting an April sales record of 35,331. The Accord followed close behind, increasing 15 percent. The Odyssey, Pilot, and light trucks also increased with the light trucks setting a new record of 60,372. Honda’s commitment to creating high-quality vehicles that are environmentally friendly and contain a perfect blend of technology, safety, and performance is firmer than ever. With the new Ridgeline set to launch, sales are expected to continue strong. American Honda sales are currently up over nine percent for the year.
Don’t Miss Out
Now is the perfect time to get in on the fun. There’s a reason why Honda vehicles have been named for their safety, reliability, and comfortable driving. Come try out a new Civic, Accord, Odyssey, Pilot, or any of our other Honda vehicles by scheduling a test drive with Miller Honda today.
Miller Honda – New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date
New Honda Ridgeline Set For Release June 23, 2016
Truck enthusiasts, gather ‘round! The long awaited 2017 Honda Ridgeline has started production at Honda’s Alabama manufacturing facility. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is the exclusive manufacturer of this all-new truck that is set to raise the bar when it hits showroom floors on June 23, 2016, combining performance with comfort and versatility.
Changing the Game
The new Honda Ridgeline is a game-changer when it comes to mid-size trucks. It will sport a quiet cabin and the best handling and all-weather traction for mid-size trucks. In addition, it will be the only such truck to contain a flat bed space that’s four feet wide and an in-bed trunk. Included will also be an eight-inch display audio that contains compatibility for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Are you looking to use your truck for tailgating? The Ridgeline will also house a 400-watt power inverter and Truck Bed Audio system that features up to 540 watts of power for a premium tailgating experience.
Join the Excitement
The launch of mass production of this innovative truck was greeted with the celebration of over 1,500 associates. From design to manufacturing, the Ridgeline is completely made in America and is an exciting new addition to the Honda lineup. This truck will soon be available at dealerships such as Miller Honda in the near future. Contact us today to learn more about this amazing new vehicle and how you can test drive one for yourself.
#PhoneDownEyesUp – Honda’s New Distracted Driving Campaign
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it comes just in time with the launch of Honda’s new distracted driving campaign #PhoneDownEyesUp. The Honda community service campaign consists of six 20-second videos that illustrate an important concept: if you can’t complete a simple task while texting, you can’t text and drive. While it might seem funny to see people try to text while making pancakes, vacuuming, or working out, the conclusion is serious. No one should be texting while driving a vehicle.
Safer Solutions in All Vehicles
Honda is committed to keeping everyone on the road safe. All of their vehicle innovations have focused on making the road safer for drivers and pedestrians alike. The company is currently working toward a “zero-collision society.” The mitigation of distracted driving is part of what spurred the development and integration of Honda Sensing™ technology and other hands-free solutions. In addition to spreading the word about the dangers of texting and driving, Honda is developing downloadable lock screens to remind drivers to put down their phones while they’re in the car.
Make Your Commitment Now
Miller Honda has a wide selection of reliable new vehicles that have consistently received high safety ratings from entities such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Highly rated vehicles such as our Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey are no substitute for an alert driver. Make your commitment now to keep your #PhoneDownEyesUp while driving.
New Accord Hybrid Promises to Be Best in Class
Miller Honda is proud to report that Honda has done it again by revamping its 2017 Honda Accord with hybrid technology. This new Accord is poised to raise the bar for family sedans with its standard driver-assistive and safety technology through Honda Sensing™, a more powerful hybrid powertrain, and the highest fuel economy for any mid-size hybrid sedan.
The new changes have focused on Honda Accord fuel efficiency by incorporating a hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine. It achieves 212 horsepower and a fuel economy rating of 49 city, 47 highway, and 48 combined MPG.*
In addition to increasing the fuel economy, the hybrid design includes an aluminum hood, aluminum wheels, blue highlighted LED head and tail lights, and a compact hybrid battery pack that increases trunk capacity over other mid-size hybrids. Of course, all new Honda vehicles also feature Honda Sensing™ safety technology and rearview camera standard.
Check Back for the Latest News
The Honda Accord has been one of the 10Best from Car and Driver magazine 30 times, and we expect great things from this latest innovation. Stay tuned to Miller Honda’s blog to learn more about this amazing new Accord design and to find out the release date of the 2017 Accord Hybrids in stock at our dealership.
*Based on EPA ratings. Use for comparison only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrid vehilces) and other factors
Honda Named Best Value Brand by KBB
Consumers can read information from the experts all day, but if you really want to know what new cars people are buying out in the world, it’s important to look at information regarding real car shoppers. That’s just what Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com did during its annual Brand Watch study, where Honda found itself named 2016 Best Value Brand.
Kelley Blue Book conducted another Brand Image Study for 2016, and for the fifth time, Honda has received the award for Best Value Brand. Non-luxury shoppers have voiced their opinions concerning Honda quality, and it’s coming back good. The 2016 Brand Image Awards uses consumer perception as collected from data from the Brand Watch study now conducted by KBB.com. By tracking over 12,000 viewers looking for new vehicles, the study found that reviewers on the site consistently offered comments of praise concerning Hondas.
Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
With a strong lineup that includes safety and stylish classics such as the Civic, Accord, and Pilot along with the modern Fit, HR-V, and CR-V, the safety ratings and reliability of Honda vehicles has become practically legendary. The implementation of standard rearview cameras and smartphone integration of both iOS and Android varieties has also increased the convenience and comfort of owning one of these dependable vehicles, all for a budget-friendly price.
Get to Know Honda Today
If you’re considering buying a new Honda yourself, there’s no better time to see why our vehicle lineup consistently ranks high all across the board. Find out more by contacting Miller Honda today.
2016 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more infrormation, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
Honda’s Light Truck Lineup All Named Best for Families
Anyone looking for a selection of fantastic family automobiles need make only a single stop at Miller Honda. Here you will find the best Honda family vehicles. Don’t want to take just our word for it? The entire lineup of light truck vehicles offered by Honda was named Best Cars for Families by U.S. News & World Report. With the high-quality designs and consistent safety ratings, it’s no wonder the Honda name is making news all over.
Who Ranks the Highest?
The term light truck refers to several different kinds of vehicles, including crossovers, SUVs, and minivans. Four of the most popular light truck models by Honda were named in the 2016 Best Cars for families.
- 2016 Honda CR-V
- 2016 Honda HR-V
- 2016 Honda Odyssey
- 2016 Honda Pilot
The Best Cars for Families is determined by examining safety, reliability, seating, cargo volume, and professional automotive reviews. These four vehicles encompass a wide variety of styles, ranging from a typical SUV to a minivan. Each of these vehicles have been popular among consumers for years and offer plenty of space and cargo room. In addition, new Honda models come equipped with backup cameras standard. From five to eight passenger options and each receiving class-leading ratings, each of these vehicles has something to offer every American family.
The Elements of Great Family Vehicles
High Honda safety ratings is part of what has made the brand so popular among consumers and professionals alike. We know that the most important thing to you while driving is the safety of your family in your vehicle. Honda vehicles have consistently received high scores in crash tests, and technology such as Honda Sensing™ uses driver-assist technology and advanced safety warnings to make being on the road that much safer.
Take Your Family for a Ride
You don’t get named a Best Car for Family for average design and performance. Honda doesn’t have just one vehicle named this year, but four—and it’s not our first time in the spotlight. Come see what the fuss is all about by taking your family on a test drive in one of these vehicles today.
2016 Honda CR-V won in the compact SUV category. 2016 Honda HR-V won in the subcompact SUV catergory. 2016 Honda Pilot won in the 3 row SUV category. 2016 Honda Odyssey wond in the minivan category. View U.S. News Best Cars at www.usnews.com/cars