Monday, December 26, 2016

First Look: 2017 Honda Civic Si

At Keyes Honda, we have long awaited the unveiling of the new 2017 Honda Civic Si. Our wait finally ended when Honda showcased the Honda Civic Si prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. Promised as the “fastest, most powerful Si yet”, the 2017 Honda Civic Si is packed with numerous advanced performance features.

Offered in coupe and sedan body styles, the Honda Civic Si will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged, direct-injected dual variable cam timing engine. The engine will be backed exclusively by a short-shifting six-speed manual transmission. The concept previewed at the Los Angeles Auto Show features a full Honda Factory Performance (HFP) aero kit complete with front and rear splitters and a rear spoiler. It also sported a center-mounted dual exhaust with polygonal tips and turbine-like 19-inch HFP forged alloy wheels wrapped in 235/35-size performance tires.

The interior featured sports seats with red stitching and embroidered Honda Civic Si logos. Red stitching is also used on the door, panels, steering wheel and shift boot, which is topped by an aluminum shift knob. The gauge cluster features a red TFT display, and the lighting for the audio system is also red. Finishing off the cabin are aluminum sport pedals and Dry Metal Carbon trim around the instrument panel and across the dash.

Honda announced that the 2017 Honda Civic Si is very close to production, so we hope that all of the features in the prototype will be available in the final production models. While we now not so patiently wait for the Honda Civic Si to hit our showroom, we’ll be checking out the current Honda car models in our extensive inventory, including the 2017 Honda Civic. If you are interested in learning more about the Honda Civic Si or are interested in purchasing a Honda vehicle, please stop by our Van Nuys, CA area dealership. We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Honda Pilot Tops “Three-Row SUV Challenge”

At Keyes Honda, we love when one of the new Honda cars in our inventory are recognized by the auto industry for their features or overall package. After extensive testing in the “Tree-Row SUV Challenge,” the 2016 Honda Pilot has been named the best midsize SUV of 2016 and the overall challenge winner. The challenge test consisted of a weeks’ worth of testing which included expert evaluation on a set course to assess ride, handling, braking, noise and more, a 170-mile drive to determine real-world MPG, and driving by an in-market family. The Honda Pilot was recognized for its interior space, versatility and utility with comfortable seating for up to eight passengers and advanced technology features including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.  “The Pilot leads the pack in smartly designed family features and attention to details,” said Fred Meier of, “including two levels of storage built into the front doors, the big roll-top console bins, child-seat Latch anchors even in the third row, a conversation mirror and height-adjustable armrests for multiple drivers.”

We are proud to carry both the 2016 and 2017 Honda Pilot models. The 2017 Honda Pilot model has a few excellent updates but retains many of the impressive features from the 2016 model. Available in five trim levels, the 2017 Honda Pilot checks all of the boxes on most families’ SUV want list. Built for comfort, the Honda Pilot can comfortably seat as many as eight and has premium features throughout. From the market to the mall and everywhere in between, you’ll have all the space you need to fit your haul. Keep you and your entire family entertained with an available 8-in Display Audio Touch-Screen and a Rear Entertainment System while keeping them comfortable at the perfect temperature with the available independently-adjustable Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control.

Interested in learning more? Stop by Keyes Honda near Los Angeles, CA and our expert staff will walk you through the features and set you up for a test drive. We hope to see you soon! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Honda 2017 CR-V and 2017 Ridgeline Honored in Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV

Here at Keyes Honda, we were ecstatic to hear that the expert editors and evaluators at Car and Driver honored the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline as the top vehicles in the January 2017 10Best Truck and SUV Awards. Car and Driver put all of the vehicle entrants through extensive tests—reviewing the unique attributes for their respective segments, including ride and handling, safety, technology, comfort, practicality and fuel efficiency.

The 2017 Honda CR-V took home the top honor in the Compact SUV category. The Honda CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV*, was recognized for its value, more powerful available turbo engine that offers class-leading fuel efficiency, and its premium, roomy interior. “The latest CR-V is the compact crossover SUV distilled to its near perfect essence, blending engaging dynamics, master-class interior practicality, and a pleasing demeanor into a deeply satisfying whole,” said Erik Johnson from Car and Driver.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline received the top honor in the mid-size pickup category. The Honda Ridgeline, with its exclusive unit-body construction, earned its spot on the prestigious list for a combination of traits, including best-in-class ride and handling and fuel efficiency, available advanced torque vectoring all-wheel drive system, and superior noise, vibration, and harshness. The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 280 horsepower** and 262 lb.-ft. of torque*** and the Honda Ridgeline boasts a maximum payload of 1,584 pounds and a tow rating of 5,000 pounds****.

If you would like to learn more about these award-winning vehicles or any of the new Honda cars, please stop by our Honda dealership. Our knowledgeable staff will walk you through their extensive feature list and set you up on a test drive. We are conveniently located in Van Nuys, CA and our staff looks forward to helping our customers find their perfect vehicle. We hope to see you soon.

* Based on IHS Automotive, Polk CYTD December 2015 non-luxury compact CUV segment new retail registrations in the US
** 280 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net)
***262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

****5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Why Keyes Honda is Right for You

At Keyes Honda, we understand that car buyers are faced with a vast amount of options, and drivers may feel overwhelmed with all of their choices. That is one reason why the knowledgeable staff at Keyes Honda take the time to walk customers through all the features available on a particular model and help them through every step of the car buying process. Our professional staff considers customer satisfaction their top priority and works with each individual customer to understand their needs and answer all of their car related questions. Your car is an important investment and something you may be using every day. We want our customers to feel completely satisfied with their choice and believe our Honda car dealership has everything you need to make your car buying experience seamless, calm and enjoyable.

Keyes Honda is here for you throughout your entire car ownership experience. We believe that our customers will feel like they are in good hands with our factory trained technicians and sales professionals. We have a strong commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction and will work tirelessly to help you find the perfect vehicle. Our extensive inventory is full of new Honda cars and we regularly offer competitive Honda dealer specials. We also have a large inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles. You can feel confident in buying a certified pre-owned Honda from us as we put each vehicle through an extensive 182-point mechanical and appearance inspection to ensure that each vehicle meets Honda CPO factory-specified program standards. In addition to helping you with your car buying needs, we also have an expert Honda service center and a large selection of Honda parts.

If you are looking for a new or used Honda vehicle look no further than Keyes Honda. Our expert and friendly salespeople, finance experts, and service specialists look forward to welcoming you soon to our dealership. We are conveniently located in Los Angeles, CA and are just a short drive from many of the surrounding areas. We hope to see you soon!