Currently, midsize sedans aren’t fairing too well in an automotive market that favors larger vehicles like the Honda Pilot. But, Honda recently revealed the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord, a family-sized sedan, which might offer the right formula to entice drivers of all ages. More space and a longer wheelbase may just put the four-door car on par with its crossover competitors.
Standing out from the crowd isn’t something that Honda is historically known for, but its styling is quickly moving in that direction. The Honda Civic brought a sharper, sportier design than the outgoing model without compromising what drivers love: quality, efficiency, and space.
Much like the Civic’s redesign, the 2018 Honda Accord looks to make the same move. Sportier styling comes hand-in-hand with the features that drivers love about the midsize sedan. Reliability and quality come standard.
Drivers will also enjoy a few new engines, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder that replaces the outgoing V6 engine. The upcoming model also brings a longer wheelbase and more interior space, making it the perfect model for families.
As though that isn’t enough, Honda has another surprise in store. The Honda Accord Hybrid, a model known for offering all of the same qualities as the standard sedan with higher efficiency, will shift production facilities. The hybrid model will officially move from Japan to the United States for the 2018 model year.
We here at Floyd Traylor Honda can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord.
Finding the right minivan to meet the needs of the modern family can be fairly difficult, especially since the segment has shrunk so much over the past few decades. Fortunately, the 2017 Honda Odyssey is still going strong and continues to raise the bar for the segment as a whole. We here at Floyd Traylor Honda know of a few family-friendly features that make the Honda Odyssey a great choice.
The 2017 Honda Odyssey features a spacious interior with seating for up to eight passengers. Once seated, passengers will enjoy up to 172.6 cubic feet of space. Comfortable third-row seats make the Honda Odyssey the perfect vehicle for any family road trip.
Nothing says entertainment like three rows of comfortable seating and a wide window to look out of on the road. Some families want more, especially those with children who grow bored of the scenery rather quickly. Fortunately, Honda is prepared for that.
An available Rear Seat Entertainment System with wireless headset capability makes every trip a quiet and enjoyable one. The system includes a DVD player with rear audio display controls so parents can stay in control at all times.
The nine-inch screen features an ultrawide resolution and an HDMI input that’s used for modern video game systems and several other entertainment devices.
Cleaning up after a family vacation can be a hassle. Kids somehow manage to get crumbs, dirt, and other debris throughout the vehicle. Getting a vacuum into the Odyssey is easy, but maneuvering properly could be difficult. That’s why Honda thought ahead. The HondaVAC® is a built-in vacuum cleaner that makes cleaning a stress-free chore.
The “Keep the Peace” ad starts as a battle between two giant monsters and the two soldiers trying to stop them from destroying the city. As the soldier sends a shock through the Earth that breaks it apart and separates the monsters, the scene changes to a mom using the Odyssey’s Magic Slide feature to separate her kids and stop them from fighting over a toy.
The series of ads will focus on a variety of family activities and how the unique features of the Odyssey make them more fun and easy to use for the whole family. Premiering during the NHL and NBA finals and showing in the advertisements for family movies like Despicable Me 3 and Cars 3, the ads will also focus on the Odyssey’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi, CabinWatch™ and CabinTalk™, the advanced rear seat entertainment system, and much more. There will also be an ad in Spanish that demonstrates these features.
For more information on the 2018 Honda Odyssey, give us a call today at Floyd Traylor Honda!
There are plenty of articles explaining what to do when your car overheats, but how do you stop it from happening in the first place? Summer is a big time for overheated engines—you’re working it overtime between the heat outside and blasting the air conditioning inside. Here are some tips on how to keep your car from overheating.
An old battery can lead to an overheated engine because it isn’t picking up enough slack. If your battery is more than three years old, consider replacing it. You should also have your heating and cooling system checked out, especially if you notice anything wrong with it—a bad cooling system can mean trouble for your engine.
Make sure your tires are in good shape and are properly inflated. Not only is driving on bad tires dangerous, it also makes your engine work harder, which can make it overheat!
If you see the temperature light come on, you can stop the engine from getting too hot by rolling down the window, turning the hot air on, and blasting it. You’ll be melting in the heat, but it’s better than ruining your engine. Turn it off to let the engine cool down as soon as you can.
Enthusiasts have been begging for a new Honda Civic Type R and now the Japanese automaker is finally giving them their wish. The all-new 2017 Civic Type R serves as the brand’s, if not the industry’s, hottest hatchback. Signature styling and a performance-driven engine go hand-in-hand in the new model. As one would expect, though, incredible performance and style come at a price.
Honda hasn’t released definite pricing information on the upcoming hot hatch just yet, but it looks like a window sticker made it online. According to the sticker, it looks like the 2017 Honda Civic Type R starts at an unconfirmed $33,900 MSRP.* That kind of price tag sets it up to compete with the likes of Subaru WRX STi, another performance variant.
The Civic Type R boasts race-inspired front bucket seats designed to keep passengers in their seats while cornering. Three driving modes offer retuned suspension, throttle, and steering settings. But, the real heart of the hatchback lies beneath the hood.
Drivers will enjoy the heart-stopping thrill of the road thanks to the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a massive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
To top it all off, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R rolls out on 20-inch black alloy wheels.
Having fun under the summer sun doesn’t mean having to travel across the country! There’s plenty of activities to take part in both around the house and in your local community. We here at Floyd Traylor Honda have a few recommended fun summer activities that everyone will enjoy!
Help the Elderly
Like winter, summer is particularly harsh on the elderly, especially if they have any work to be done outdoors. Take a few hours out of your week to assist an elderly neighbor. Doing so can help them enjoy the summer as well as leave you feeling good all season long. Mow lawns, pull weeds, lay mulch, or simply help move front porch furniture. A little goes a long way in the summer heat!
Have a Picnic
Packing a blanket and picnic basket full of delicious food and heading to a local park for a picnic is a great way to start the summer. You could even potentially start a new summer tradition! Once at your desired location, try to find a shady spot, such as beneath a large tree, to unpack your basket. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
It doesn’t take much to get into the spirit of summer. Sipping a nice, cool glass of lemonade while sitting on your front porch, is a simple way to enjoy the season, too.
Honda is known for many things, including its consistent lineup of diverse vehicles, top-notch safety features, and fuel-efficient technology. Plus, the automaker makes some of the most affordable vehicles, year-after-year, and Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is taking notice.
KBB recently named Honda the “Best Value Brand” at their 2017 Brand Image Awards, saying that Honda offers “a special blend of reliability, refinement and outstanding resale value unmatched by any other automaker,” and adding that “just about every vehicle Honda makes is among the best-selling, best-reviewed vehicles in its segment.”
The prestigious site also pointed out that Honda’s resale values are consistently impressive, making sure you truly get your money’s worth out of your car, even when you’re ready to sell it back.
Talk about high praise! To be fair, we at Floyd Traylor Honda are hardly surprised. Come pay us a visit anytime, and we’ll show you just how excellent the value of a new Honda can be. Our enormous selection of Honda vehicles may just include your next vehicle.
You can also explore the many awards Honda has won this year alone on Honda’s website, where you’ll discover that Honda’s value has been praised over and over again.
Is your car eternally messy inside no matter what you do? Whether the mess accumulates thanks to you or to your passengers, the spring season is the perfect time to take control of the mess by bringing the “spring cleaning” adage to your vehicle’s interior.
To get you started, check out these tips to keep your car clean inside:
Keep a small garbage can or bag inside your car, and always put your garbage in it. You’ll never toss an empty fast food bag on the ground, when you have a garbage receptacle within reach.
Every time you fill up your vehicle with gasoline, use that time to empty your trash bag and generally straighten up inside.
Recruit helpers in your children–ask them to pick up one object to take inside every time they get out of the car.
If you never have passengers, be sure to evaluate your backseats every now an then. If you’re always in the front, you may not notice that a mess is accumulating.
Get yourself some organizing materials for whatever you tend to keep in your car, such as a CD case, a file folder, or a gym bag.
Finally, if your car truly does manage to get out of control consistently, don’t wait for it to get worse. Schedule a cleaning day, once a month.
For more cleaning tips or to explore a whole new car entirely, give us a call or stop by Floyd Traylor Honda anytime.
A great place to start cleaning any car is from the inside out. Start by removing any trash lingering on the floor before moving on to the glove compartment and other storage areas. Finally, move to the trunk and remove anything littered around in there. Finish off by dusting the dash and sweeping the floors and seats.
There are few better ways to prepare your car for spring than getting it squeaky clean and looking its best. Wash the exterior thoroughly with the goal of removing all the salt, dirt, and grime that built up over winter. Finish offer with a wax that will leaving your car shining in the spring sun for weeks to come!
One common spot every driver forgets about is the wheels. There’s a lot of crud that builds up beneath the hubcaps. Take the time to remove them and give the wheels a thorough scrubbing!
It may not be the Type R, but the 2017 Honda Civic Si still has plenty of performance under the hood. Bearing the new design, the Civic Si and Civic Si Coupe come stocked with a powerful engine and a reputation for a sporty ride. The new Civic Si will make its official debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show.
Rumors had indicated that the new Civic Si would boast the new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and now it’s been confirmed. That engine will come mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission and produce an impressive 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
That’s an improvement of 18 lb-ft of torque from the previous 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The Civic Si’s tuned engine also delivers an additional 25 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque compared to the standard Civic hatchback.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si will also boast a more rigid body and sport-tuned suspension that will result in a refined driving experience. As for styling, the new model will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels with available performance tires. The sedan will see a subtle rear wing while the Coupe will offer a raised spoiler.