Introducing the Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R in Anniston, AL
2017 Honda Civic Type R

If you love the exhilarating rush of a powerful engine, you’ll love the Honda Civic Type R. It has all the features of a Honda Civic that you’d want while giving you that extra thrill that racecar enthusiasts love.

The Type R is special. Why? Because it’s the very first production Honda Civic Type R in the United States. That means it’s officially hitting American streets for the first time ever. To give back, Honda donated the very first Type R to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation so that they could auction it off.

You can get the Type R for yourself without bidding, though. And you won’t regret it. The Type R’s engineering lets you handle roads like a pro with features like limited-slip differential and a wide wheelbase for more control. All of these intelligent engineering features help this Type R take tight turns and corners smoothly.

The Type R’s turbocharged engine delivers 306 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful street-legal cars that Honda has put on the road. Even with all that power, the Type R still sports efficiency.

If the Honda Civic Type R sounds like the perfect sports car for you, contact us at Sunny King Honda for more information.

Honda Roadside Assistance

2018 Honda Fit - Honda Roadside Assistance in Birmingham, AL
2018 Honda Fit

When you’re a Honda owner, you’ll always be covered. Honda Roadside Assistance is here to help you when you need it most.

Starting with all 2015 model-year Hondas, you’ll get Honda Roadside Assistance for three years or 36,000 miles. With Roadside Assistance, you can get help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means that even if you run into trouble in the middle of the night, you’re covered!

Roadside Assistance doesn’t only include towing. Roadside Assistance can help you with winching, jump starting your car, fuel delivery when you run out of gas, a flat tire, or getting back into your car when you get locked out.

Honda also offers trip interruption services with their Roadside Assistance if there’s been a mechanical disablement of your car. This means that you can get compensation for any expenses that occur for three days after your car breaks down.

Another benefit that comes with Roadside Assistance is help with hotel reservations and rental vehicles upon request. In the event of an emergency, Honda will even help you contact people like your spouse or your boss if you’re stuck.

Honda is always here to help you out! Find the right Honda for you at Sunny King Honda and take advantage of this amazing Roadside Assistance.

New Honda Civic Si: Sporty Performance Edition

2017 new Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic is back and better than ever, including the much-anticipated Honda Civic Si. This high-performance model comes with new looks and improved engineering, making it better than ever both on and off the track. For those looking for a quality sedan with a bit of a twist, the Civic Si might be the right car for you.

According to Forbes, the new Honda Civic Si comes with upgrades like a 25-percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 100-pound weight reduction compared to previous models. You can also find features like a revamped front end, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and a distinct center exhaust outlet. The Si is also 5mm lower than previous models, improving handling and aerodynamics.

“A car like the Civic Si certainly benefits from increased power, but the Si’s real focus is the total driving experience. Enhancements to the Si’s suspension and wheel/tire package keep the 2017 Si true to previous models’ reputation,” writes Forbes contributor Karl Brauer.

Under the hood a 1.5-liter turbo that gets up to 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Notably, the Si will use an active damping system, the first time this has appeared on this model. Want to learn more about the 2017 Honda Civic? Visit Sunny King Honda today for more information.

New 2018 Honda Odyssey Design is Overhauled

2018 Honda Odyssey Design

The 2018 Honda Odyssey design is bound to blow you away. This model is at the top of the minivan segment thanks to its bold styling, fuel-sipping powertrain, and innovative technologies. If you’re looking for a family hauler that will make life a little easier, check out the latest Honda Odyssey to hit the market.

According to Honda, the all-new Odyssey has seating for up to eight thanks to roomy three-row seating. The cabin has been reinvented to make driving more enjoyable, including features like CabinWatch and CabinTalk so you can keep an eye on passengers in the rear. Honda CabinControl lets control everything from temperature to music volume in the rear, while an 8-inch display touchscreen provides easy access to your command center.

“For families sticking it out with minivans, the 2018 Odyssey promises more convenience, more versatility, and—most of all—more technology,” reads the Car and Driver review.

One of the best new design features is the Magic Slide second-row seat. You can easily get into the rear thanks to the sliding capabilities of the second row, a simple yet important design change. Additionally, hands-free access to the power tailgate makes driving easier, while an advanced rear entertainment system is ideal for keeping children entertained. To learn more about the Honda Odyssey, stop by Sunny King Honda today.

‘Good Housekeeping’ Gives ‘Best New Sedan of 2017’ Title to Honda Accord

Best New Sedan of 2017
Honda Accord – Best New Sedan of 2017

Each year, more and more automaker pour additional cars into the midsize sedan segment, making it one of the most competitive categories in the industry. So when Good Housekeeping names the new Honda Accord as the Best New Sedan of 2017, you know the accolade means something.

Good Housekeeping worked with Car and Driver to come up with their “Best New Cars Awards for 2017” awards, of which the 2017 Honda Accord took home the sedan title. The vehicles were chosen based on “value, safety, smoothness, handling, interior design and comfort, and onboard technology.”

Specifically, the Honda Accord Sport was praised for its excellent gas mileage, its spacious interior, and the long list of safety features available, courtesy of the Honda Sensing Suite, including Lane Keeping Assist and much more.

Given its versatility, style, and affordability, the new Honda Accord is an ideal choice for nearly and driver. If you have ever taken the model on a test drive, we are sure that you would agree.

You can read more about the Honda Accord win in the February print edition of Good Housekeeping. For additional information or to check out the 2017 Honda Accord in person, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Sunny King Honda!

Incredible 2017 Honda CR-V Features Make It One of Country’s Best-Selling Cars

Incredible 2017 Honda CR-V Features Make It One of Country’s Best-Selling Cars

The new 2017 Honda CR-V is bigger and better than ever before, so it’s no wonder that the model was recently named one of America’s best-selling cars, right next to the new Honda Civic. Of course, the Honda CR-V has been popular for years, but the 2017 model has truly raised the bar.

2017 Honda CR-V features

To begin with, various trim levels for the Honda CR-V are fueled by a 1.5-liter turbo engine that gets up to 190 horsepower, offering a smooth, powerful drive. Plus, the engine boosts the model’s fuel economy, now sitting at up to 34 miles per gallon on the highway.

The new Honda CR-V is also being celebrated for its top-notch driving dynamics, interior space, safety programs, and even its affordability. Between its low starting MSRP and impressive fuel economy, there’s no telling how much you could save.

2017 Honda CR-V features

Lastly – and more important than ever, during the winter months – the new Honda CR-V comes with all-wheel drive, protecting you on snowy and icy roads. This also makes the model perfect for light off-roading adventures.

Want to learn more about the new 2017 Honda CR-V features? Stop by and visit us anytime at Sunny King Honda, and we will be happy to set you up on a test drive!

Self-driving Honda Cars Are Closer Than Ever Before

Self-driving Honda Cars Are Closer Than Ever Before

More and more automakers are throwing their hand into the self-driving car market, and Honda is no exception. In fact, recently, Honda has expressed interest in working with Google on their Waymo project, which focuses on autonomous vehicles.

self-driving honda cars

Waymo reportedly already makes use of self-driving sensors, self-driving software, and an advanced computing platform, which would certainly help Honda catapult to the head of the game. These tech features are already being tested on United States soil, and soon, they could be tested in a Honda model.

Honda even announced recently that they would like to have self-driving vehicles on the road by 2020, which is getting closer every day, in an aim to reach a “collision-free” society. Not only would self-driving cars be convenient, but also, they would be much safer.

 

With automated sensor systems, self-driving vehicles would be able to communicate with each other instantaneously, avoiding collisions with both other cars and street obstacles. There’s no telling how many lives could be saved if there was an enormous shift toward self-driving cars on the road.

Would you like to see self-driving Honda cars on the market? Let us know what you think, or come visit us to check out one of our many currently available (driver-required – of course!) vehicles. We’d be happy to set you up on a test drive!

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.