Monday, February 27, 2017

Honda CR-V, Honda HR-V and Honda Fit Receive “2017 Best Cars for the Money” Award

U.S. News & World Report recently announced their picks for the 2017 Best Cars for the Money Awards. And at Keyes Honda, we are proud to say the Honda CR-V, Honda HR-V and Honda Fit each took home the top honor in their respective categories*. The 2017 Honda CR-V won the top position in the subcompact SUV category, the Honda HR-V retained its top position in the subcompact SUV category and the Honda Fit earned first place in the subcompact car segment, which marks the third year in a row the Honda Fit has won**.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Car for the Money awards highlight the cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans that give drivers the best of both worlds: value and an outstanding ownership experience. Each award winner has the best combination of quality and value in each of their respective classes.

U.S. News & World Report measures quality by using data from their car rankings, which includes unbiased, consumer-focused car shopping advice. Combining their own set of tests and opinions to rank vehicles, U.S. News & World Report analyzes every published and credible review of a given model, and combines that analysis with hard safety and reliability data. To measure value, U.S. News & World Report teamed with the pricing experts at TrueCar to find out the average prices people are paying for new cars right now. To get a long-term picture of how much each car costs to own, they worked with Vincentric to gather total cost of ownership data, which includes things like the cost of gas, insurance and repairs over five years. Pricing and ownership costs data are then combined to get a clear picture of each model’s overall value.

If you are in the Los Angeles, CA area and would like to learn more about these award-winning vehicles, the team at Keyes Honda is here to help. We will walk you through our inventory filled with the latest Honda cars and you can see for yourself why the Honda CR-V, Honda HR-V and Honda Fit are great vehicles.

* The 2017 CR-V, HR-V, and FIT have all been recognized by U.S. News as the Best Cars for the Money in their respective classes due to their long-term value and quality.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Take a Test Drive at Keyes Honda

Your car is an important investment and something you may be using every day. At Keyes Honda, we want our customers to feel completely satisfied and happy with their choice. You may have done some research, but only with a test drive can you truly get a feel for yourself of the difference between vehicles like the Honda Accord and the Honda Civic.

Before visiting the dealership, we recommend having a few models in mind that you would like to test drive. Though, if you are completely at a loss, do not worry. Our expert staff has been helping our San Fernando, CA area customers find the perfect vehicle for years, and can help find the right vehicle to fit your needs and lifestyle. Before you are ready to go for a spin, we recommend that our salesperson walks you through the features available to help you get better acquainted with the vehicle. As you test drive the vehicle, we encourage you to let your mind soak up all the details! How does it feel to drive? How do the technology features work, and how do they enhance the driving experience? Please give yourself plenty of time for the test drive in order to properly review the vehicle. Remember, that in order to take a car on a test drive, you will need to bring your ID and driver’s license.

Our Los Angeles, CA area Honda dealership has a large inventory of new and pre-owned models. If you are in the market for an innovative vehicle that balances utility, capability, and style, then we recommend checking out the ever popular Honda CR-V. Or perhaps you are looking for a car that combines style, performance, and technology. The 2017 Honda Civic features the most comfortable and sophisticated interior of any Honda Civic ever and is powered by a turbocharged engine.

We look forwarded to walking you through the models available in our inventory and setting you up for that all important test drive. See you soon! 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Honda CR-V Super Bowl Commercial

If you’re like us at Keyes Honda, you may still be looking back to last week’s Super Bowl LI and thinking of its thrilling finish. We know the Super Bowl is all about the game, but we have to say we loved the half-time performance and all of the amazing adverts! We admit we may be biased, but the brand new commercial for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V left us feeling nostalgic and excited to share with our Van Nuys, CA area customers all the new features found on the 2017 Honda CR-V.

Titled “Yearbooks”, the spot takes viewers back in time through a look at the high-school dreams of famous celebrities before they were household names, and the spirit that drove them to chase those dreams. The ever-popular Honda CR-V turns 20 this year and Honda wants to remind viewers of “The Power of Dreams,” and how it has inspired the vehicle’s evolution into the best-selling SUV in America. We can’t believe that it has already been 20 years since the Honda CR-V was first introduced during Super Bowl XXXI!

The Honda CR-V has continually set the standard for efficiency, practicality, and driving fun and the new 2017 model continues that legacy. What’s new this year is bold new styling, a more premium interior, a turbocharged engine (the model’s first!) and a host of new features and technologies aimed at maintaining the Honda CR-V’s status as the outright benchmark in the highly popular compact SUV segment. The 2017 Honda CR-V also expands the application of the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now offered as standard equipment on EX and higher models.

If you are wanting to buy a new Honda and the Honda CR-V sounds like the vehicle for you, then stop by our Van Nuys, CA area Honda dealership and let our expert team walk you through the new features and set you up for a test drive.

In case you missed it, you can watch the new commercial on Honda’s YouTube channel:

Friday, February 10, 2017

Honda and GM Join Forces on Fuel Cell Systems

At Keyes Honda, we are proud of how Honda is constantly pushing the boundaries of new vehicle technology and taking steps to do what is right for the environment. Just last week, the Honda brand and General Motors Co. announced the establishment of the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. The automaker and GM have been working together through a master collaboration agreement announced in July 2013 that established the co-development arrangement for a next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies. The result? An integration of both companies’ development teams and shared hydrogen fuel cell intellectual property to create a more affordable commercial solution for fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems.

Fuel cell technology addresses many of the major challenges facing automobiles today: petroleum dependency, emissions, efficiency, range and refueling times. Fuel cell vehicles can operate on hydrogen made from renewable sources such as wind and biomass. Water vapor is the only emission from fuel cell vehicles. In addition to advancing the performance of the fuel cell system, GM and Honda are working together to reduce the cost of development and manufacturing through economies of scale and common sourcing. The two companies also continue to work with governments and other stakeholders to further advance the refueling infrastructure that is critical for the long-term viability and consumer acceptance of fuel cell vehicles.

Many of the latest Honda cars have focused on sustainable energy, like the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, which received the best driving range rating from the EPA of any electric vehicle without a combustion engine with a range rating of 366 miles and fuel economy rating of 67 mpg highway*. In addition to current and future fuel cell vehicles, the Honda brand also produces a line of exceptional hybrid vehicles, like the new Honda Accord. We know our Los Angeles, CA area customers are big fans of this great vehicle.

We can’t wait to see what comes next from this exciting venture!

*Based on 2017 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain conditions, and other factors.