Honda Releases New 2017 Honda Pilot Information

2017 Honda Pilot information

While the new Honda Pilot for the upcoming model year isn’t entering a new generation or getting a redesign, customers will be happy to know from the brand’s recently shared 2017 Honda Pilot information that the SUV is getting quite a few upgrades and improvements. From expanding its powertrain options to getting new safety and tech features, the 2017 Honda Pilot has a lot of new things to offer that it didn’t last year, so make sure to check it out.

The 2017 Pilot already had an engine in its lineup that delivered 280 horsepower: the 3.5-liter direct injection i-VTEC. Now, however, buyers have another option in a 220-horsepower 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-4 engine. Both engines can be paired with either the standard six-speed or an available nine-speed automatic. Additionally, the new Honda Pilot also gets several new driver assist features such as lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control, plus compatibility with smartphone systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The release of 2017 Pilot information came ahead of its release. It’s available now at dealerships across the country at a price of $30,595 for the base LX trim. Other options, such as all-wheel drive and more equipped models, add more to the cost as you move up.

Redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V to Arrive This Winter

Redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V to Arrive This Winter

The redesigned Honda CR-V is expected to arrive at dealerships in winter and it’s sure to be something fierce. The all-new fifth-generation small SUV will boast improved fuel economy, performance, and plenty of other upgrades that set it apart from the pack. The 2017 Honda CR-V will feature a more aggressive stance, upgraded technologies, and much more.

The new Honda CR-V will boast a wider, more athletic look with LED headlights and taillights that accent the new styling. Inside, drivers can expect to see premium materials, like a soft-touch instrument panel, as well as a new infotainment system. The CR-V will also feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Honda is expecting best-in-class fuel economy ratings from both the turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. The latter engine also debuted in the new Honda Civic. Both engines will be mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission.

Since its introduction in 1997, the Honda CR-V has become the bestselling SUV in the United States with nearly four million units sold. This year, sales are up 1.5%.

It wouldn’t be wrong to expect great things from the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V.

New Honda Odyssey Changes Coming for 2017

Honda Odyssey changes
The current 2016 Honda Odyssey.

The Honda Odyssey is one of the most beloved minivans on the market, and people on the hunt for a new minivan are going to be treated to the newest model within the next couple of months. Although Honda Odyssey changes have already been announced, there are still some questions about what exactly it is going to look like.

One thing that you can likely expect is an upgrade to the technology features in the van. As more and more companies sign on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, expect that upgrade to hit the 2017 Odyssey as well.

It’s also possible that the new vehicle is going to feature more Honda Sensing technology to make the vehicle safer. While the previous model featured the Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, this year’s model may feature new technology like the Collision Mitigation Braking System.

The exterior of the car is going to be a bit different than last year’s model, and we expect some design changes and possible changes to the lighting.

As the van will be released in the next couple of months, the speculation will be coming to an end. It’s an exciting time for Honda, so be on the lookout for the changes that they make to the 2017 Odyssey.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Features: Rethinking Auto Design

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Features

Honda is set to make a stunning reveal of the new Civic Hatchback design at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Although the brand has already showcased versions of this model, this is the first time the mass-market version will be shown. With some new styling, packages, and features, we can’t wait to see the final product.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback features will include things like multiple powertrain options to select from. According to AutoGuide, this includes the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates up to 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Sport and Sport Touring models, on the other hand, come with 180 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Both a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a six-speed manual are available.

What else is new? The Hatch has sharp new styling, including a reshaped exterior that’s more aerodynamic than ever before. The rear roofline comes with a spoiler to improve airflow, while honeycomb paneling gives this model a bold appeal. The Civic Hatchback has some tech upgrades as well, including Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and a 7-inch display audio system.

Also at the Paris Motor Show, Honda will reveal the Jazz Spotlight Edition—a version of the Fit—and the Civic Type R. We can’t wait to see what Honda comes out with next.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors with Honda Camping Accessories

Honda Camping Accessories

Summer is without a doubt the best time of the year to explore the great outdoors. Honda has some of the best vehicles to take to the road to explore nature. So with the summer drawing to a close, now is the perfect time for one last great summer activity: camping. However, if you want to properly set up a camping trip, you are going to need the right supplies and the right vehicle. If you have a Honda, then you already have the second part taken care of! As for the first part, consider equipping your vehicle with these Honda camping accessories!

Tent Extension

One of the most obvious supplies that you will need for camping is a proper tent. The best part is that many of Honda’s vehicles can attach a tent right to the back of the vehicle!

Truck Air Mattress

If you prefer to sleep with the open sky above you, you can add an air mattress to the bed of your Honda Ridgeline and enjoy looking up at the stars during the cool summer nights.

Vehicle Awning

In order to escape to sun, consider attaching an awning to the side of your Honda vehicle in order to produce some shade.

With a good Honda vehicle and these camping accessories at your disposal, you are guaranteed to have an awesome camping experience this summer!

Honda Creates a Special Edition Sonic the Hedgehog Honda Civic

Ever since he has made his debut in 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog has been regarded as the fastest icon in the video game industry. Similarly, since it has debuted, the Honda Civic has earned a reputation as one of the sportiest affordable sedans in the automotive world. Therefore, it only makes sense for these two icons to come together in a big way.

According to a Honda press release, Honda has created a Special Edition Sonic the Hedgehog Honda Civic, which made its debut earlier this summer at Sand Diego Comic Con during the 25th Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog celebration!

A modified 2016 Honda Civic, this special edition vehicle shares the same color scheme as the famous video game character. Gold trimming has also been added to the Civic vehicle in order to represent the golden rings that Sonic is always chasing after.

“What better way to showcase the incredibly sporty performance capability of the 10th generation Civic than by pairing it with gaming industry’s ultimate athlete – Sonic the Hedgehog,” said James Jenkins, Public Relations Manager for the Honda Division.

When you need a vehicle to celebrate 25 years of high-speed video game velocity, you need a sporty car. Fortunately, the Honda Civic is the perfect vehicle to celebrate Sonic’s momentous occasion!

No Surprise: The Honda Accord Is the Best-Selling Car in America

best-selling car in America

When it comes to the Honda Accord, superlatives abound. The most telling is perhaps the number sold. Americans have bought 12.7 million units of the Honda Accord since its inception in 1976, making it the most popular, best-selling car in America for forty years.

Of course, it’s not only consumers that have showed adoration for this inimitable sedan. The automotive press has also been charmed, it seems. The Honda Accord has the singular honor of being the only vehicle to have made the 10 Best list by Car and Driver over thirty times.

Not only has the Honda Accord been so often purchased here in the United States, but since Honda began manufacturing the Accord in Ohio, American workers have produced more than 10.5 million units as well.

According to the automaker, one of the keys to the success of the Accord is the car’s ability “to adapt to the changing needs of customers.” For example, when the Accord first hit the scene back in the late 70s, it was a hatchback with a smaller wheelbase than the contemporary Honda Fit!

Honda Safety Features Put Civic and Pilot on “10 Best Family Cars” List

2016 Honda Civic named one of 10 Best Family Cars

Honda models are designed to be family friendly, one of the many reasons the Civic and Pilot recently earned awards for their family-oriented design. The latest comes from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com, which recognized the Civic and Pilot in their list of the 10 Best Family Cars.

According to Honda, the Civic’s safety features were the major reason for the award. These include technologies like the Honda Sensing™ suite with features like automatic emergency braking. The Civic was also given a 5-Star Overall Rating in safety from both the NCAP and the NHTSA, and it was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.

The 2016 Pilot is just as impressive, offering dynamic handling and a refreshed exterior design. It also comes with the same Honda Sensing technologies, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™), and a standard multi-angle rearview camera. Named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and awarded a 5-star rating from the NHTSA, the Pilot is incredibly safe.

It’s no wonder both the Pilot and Civic were included on the list of the 10 Best Family Cars by Edmunds and Parents Magazine. Thanks to their unparalleled safety, you get added peace of mind when you drive a Honda.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is the Most Efficient Hybrid Car

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid will be the most efficient hybrid in the midsize sedan category

After skipping the 2016 model year, the Accord Hybrid is back—and in style. Based on its EPA-estimated fuel economy, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is now the most efficient midsize hybrid sedan on the market, with ratings of 49 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and 48 mpg combined.

These values are about 4% higher than those of the outgoing model, which Honda claims was gained by totally re-engineering the powertrain; that includes revising the 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine and introducing new electric motors along with a lithium-ion battery pack.

The Accord Hybrid also features a new aluminum hood, but you wouldn’t be able to tell without closely peering at it. In fact, the hybrid is just like the conventional Accord in almost every way, save for the “EV Mode” button next to the center console.

Given that the Accord is already one of our most popular models at Sunny King Honda, we certainly have nothing to complain about the incredibly efficient Accord Hybrid!

Creative Honda Campaign Warns Against Dangers of Texting and Driving


Honda has launched an ad campaign that warns against the dangers of texting and driving —but instead of simply admonishing drivers who do it, the automaker went about the issue in a new, creative way.

The campaign launched with a series of short videos called #PhoneDownEyesUp that put the viewer in the shoes of someone attempting to text and do something else at the same time. The situations include cutting someone’s hair, gardening, vacuuming, or making pancakes.

Honda points out that studies have shown that “98% of people can’t multitask,” the underlying message being that even doing minor chores and tasks is difficult when focusing on the phone—so when it comes to a dangerous activity like driving, people really ought to be focusing on just that.

Of course, accidents can always happen, even to the most cautious drivers. That’s why we’re happy to say that the vehicles in our lineup at Sunny King Honda are some of the safest in the industry!