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Okay, so they aren’t as sexy as a sports car or as rugged as a truck, but there are many reasons why owning a minivan can add convenience to your life, and can even be an enjoyable experience. The next time you put down a minivan, here are some reasons why they actually deserve your respect.

Ultimate Passenger Space: Minivans are the ultimate choice if you need to haul around a lot of people. Sure, many SUVs are equipped with three rows and eight-passenger seating, but these don’t provide the same amount of passenger wiggle room as minivans do. Many of these SUVs often can’t even fit adults in the third row, sometimes not even tweens. Minivans, on the other hand, provide the room to make all occupants on board comfortable and content.

Minivans also deliver easy accessibility for all of those passengers they hold, which makes climbing in and out simple. Automatic sliding doors can also be found on most minivans, which makes accessibility even easier.

Excellent Storage: Whether you have a family to tote around or not, anyone who buys a minivan will find storage capacity to be a leading quality. Minivans feature rear cargo bays that are large, but when you lower rear seats, overall cargo capacity truly explodes. Groceries, luggage, band equipment, and more can be stored with no problem in a minivan. Now, what other vehicle can you say can do that?

Hauling Capability: Need to haul everyday items? What about heavy furniture after a trip to IKEA? Got large plants and heavy bags of fertilizer to move? If you’re like many, your first instinct is probably that you need a truck. But this is definitely not true. Just as minivans can haul a lot of people, they can also haul most everything else. Instead of giving up the space of a minivan for the small cabin of a truck, just remember that minivans have both the space and the hauling capabilities to be a double winner.

Safety: For all of the precious passengers and cargo items on board your minivan, safety is of utmost concern for many. On top of the required and necessary safety equipment found in minivans, you will also find them just as full of safety technology as other vehicles. Minivans are up-to-date in all of the latest and greatest tech features like blind-spot warning systems, rearview cameras, and collision and mitigation systems and alerts. So not only are you just as ôwith it as the driver in the red Mustang or silver SUV at the red light next to you, but everyone on board is extra protected.

To check out our lineup of minivans, and for any other car needs, visit our dealership. Located on Washington Road in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, benefits of minivans, honda minivans, Minivans, popular minivans, spacious vehicles, Washington Honda Odyssey, washington hondas on 03/14/2016 at 1:46 PM

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There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to buy a car. Where should I look? How much can I afford? Do I even really need a car? All of these questions may come to mind, but another important one to ask yourself is whether you should buy new or used. There are advantages to both, but to help you along in the decision-making process, here is a list of reasons why a new car, like the Honda Accord, may be the best choice.

Custom Made: When shopping for a brand-new car, you have the luxury perk of getting it made exactly how you want it. You get to pick the color, trim level and even get to choose from a variety of optional add-ons and packages. Used cars don’t have this option, so when you opt for used, you get exactly what you find.

Easier Shopping: One major benefit to buying a brand-new car is that it is often much easier to shop for a new car than a used one. If you already know the vehicle, or at least the brand you’re interested in, the finding process can then be handed over to a salesperson. Shopping for a used car can be much more of a hassle for the shopper - internet searches, visiting multiple private sellers, and driving from lot to lot is much easier said than done.

It’s Not Used: Well, obviously. But, it’s still worth pointing out. One reason why it is an advantage that a new car has never had any previous owners is because it has never had the chance to be in any prior accidents, not has it suffered any wear and tear. Having a new car means there is no past history you will have to potentially deal with, instead, it’s future history beings with you.

Safety: If you compare new and used cars, you will find that new cars offer much better safety. This is due to stricter vehicle safety laws that continue to occur over time. Laws like these force automakers to build cars and safety systems that meet certain requirements, otherwise they aren’t allowed on the road. While you’ll easily find safety systems like rearview cameras and blind-spot warning systems in new cars, you definitely won’t in older, used vehicles.

Warranty: There’s no better warranty you can get than one that comes from a new car’s manufacturer. You also won’t have to pay extra for it, like you would have to do if you opted for a used car.

For all of your car-buying needs, visit our dealership in Washington, PA.

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, Honda Accord, Luxury Sedans, new cars, popular sedans, Top Hondas, Used Cars, Washington Honda Accord, Washington New Honda on 03/11/2016 at 3:56 PM

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The Honda Civic is loved for its upbeat personality, charming good looks and excellent reliability. Now, it offers even more with its full redesign for 2016. If you’re in the market for a compact sedan, here are some reasons why the 2016 Honda Civic is a top choice.

Alluring, Upscale Interior: ôThough she be but little, she is fierce. This quote efficiently sums up the compact Honda Civic, due to its impressive passenger and storage space. The 2016 Civic now stands three inches longer and two inches wider - its wheelbase is slightly longer, too. These measurements may sound miniscule, but the Civic makes the most of these inches - and it does so extremely well. Inside the Honda, there is excellent space, even enough to provide comfort to passengers of six feet - whether running a quick errand or venturing on a long trip.

Storage space has been improved in the 2016 Civic, too. Trunk space has jumped from 12.5 cubic feet to an above-average 15.1 cubes - a measurement that more resembles a midsize sedan than a compact.

There is also a good amount of storage spots inside the Honda, including a huge storage bin located under the center console. Whether you need to store a large water bottle or a couple if iPads, they’ll easily fit in this spot.

New and Improved Power: Power has been improved in the 2016 Honda with one of two engine choices. LX and EX trims house a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired to a six-speed manual transmission or continuously variable transmission (CVT). The EX-T, EX-L and Touring trims all feature a CVT, but are much peppier in performance due to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Overall, the 2016 Honda’s powertrain is one of the best you can find in the compact sedan segment, providing stellar fuel economy and the performance of a sports car. The turbocharged engine is definitely the more appealing choice, however, due to its impressive ability to combine fun and engagement behind the wheel.

Steering in the Honda is responsive, even lively, and there’s much less body roll than found in previous model years. Interior noise level is also down, which makes the Honda comfortable and enjoyable for all occupants.

Up-to-date Technology: The Civic features user-friendly technology that’s responsive and strategically laid out, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which provide full smartphone functionality via a seven-inch touchscreen. There are also other items available depending on trim level, such as: 10-speaker audio system, navigation system with voice controls, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert with automatic emergency braking.

Like what you’ve learned so far about the fully redesigned 2016 Honda Civic? Check it out up close and personal at our dealership in Washington, PA. Located at 307 Washington Road, Washington, PA 15301.

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, compact cars, High-Tech Cars, New Civic, New Honda, popular cars, popular sedans, Top Hondas, Washington Honda Civic, washington hondas on 03/04/2016 at 3:55 PM

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Honda CR-V

There are many appealing qualities in a compact SUV. They offer more space than sedans without the bulk of a full-size SUV; most are safer than smaller cars; and let’s be honest, they are pretty darn pleasing to the eyes. The 2016 Honda CR-V offers all of these qualities and brings much more to the table with exceptional fuel economy, appealing tech and safety features, and plenty of functionality. For a closer look at the 2016 Honda CR-V, continue reading.

Strong usability. A key strength to the 2016 CR-V is its everyday usability. This greatly shows in its interior design. Doors are wide, which allows for easy accessibility and space is abundant whether in front or back. Drivers will love that their seat is powered so adjustments are made easy, and the sense of openness due to the CR-V’s superior visibility is easily another perk drivers will greatly enjoy. Rear passengers get a taste of front-seat perks with seats that recline for increased comfort and support.

Shop or travel a lot? The CR-V is an excellent companion for both. Depending on which model you choose, you’ll be awarded with a powered liftgate so loading cargo items is much easier. The low load floor and overall boxy exterior shape are a real bonus, too, because it allows for easier loading, especially of larger or awkwardly-shaped items.

Rear seat backs are auto-folding, which adds a bit of originality to the CR-V. (Plus it’s clever.) Hit the switch, and as they unfold, watch cargo capacity expand to a huge 70.9 cubic feet - a top figure in the compact SUV class.

Increased safety with features. For those that enjoy tech gadgets and wouldn’t mind being safer behind the wheel, the 2016 CR-V will please. Aside from all of the typical standard safety content - antilock brakes, stability and traction control, airbags and rear view camera - the CR-V also includes many beneficial safety systems. It comes with Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system that includes a camera of its own that displays passenger-side blind-spot activity via a seven-inch touchscreen. Depending on model, you will also get a lane-departure warning system and forward-collision warning and mitigation system that is able to distinguish between vehicles and pedestrians and warn the driver accordingly; it also includes automatic braking intervention in order to reduce the severity of a collision.

Another notable tidbit about the CR-V is its impressive stop time. From 60 mph, the 2016 CR-V stopped in just 119 feet - a shorter-than-average distance or its class.

To make the 2016 Honda CR-V your own, check it out with us at our dealership in Washington, PA.

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, best selling compact cars, Compact SUVs, New Honda, new suv, popular SUVs, top compact SUVs, Washington Honda CR-V on 02/18/2016 at 3:32 PM

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Honda Odyssey

Ask yourself this: do you want to be the parent who drives the dreaded, outdated minivan? (is that ôwood panelling?!) or do you want to be the parent who drives the best and most alluring minivan on the market? Let’s just say (and hope) that you chose question number two. If so, the 2016 Honda Odyssey is for you. The Honda Odyssey has been one of the best minivans on the market for some time - and it continues its reign right into the 2016 lineup year. So what makes the Odyssey so great? Continue reading to find out.

Real space. Sedans can claim to be roomy. SUVs can claim to be spacious. But, is there really any question that a minivan would outmeasure both of these vehicles in terms of space? The Odyssey can hold the average load of passengers and cargo - and then some! It is designed with three rows that ensure enough space and comfort for those in front all the way to those in the way back. The third row, while often a serious downfall for many SUVs because it can only truly fit small children, the Odyssey does the minivan title right with a third row that’s adult friendly.

Cargo space is a key strength for the Odyssey. There’s a generous 38.4 cubic feet of space behind the third row, and when this row is stowed this measurement jumps to 93.1 cubes. Remove second-row seats for an explosive measurement of 148.5 cubic feet.

Practicality in features. Honda equipped the 2016 Odyssey with many clever features that show practicality is also one of its key strengths. It has a flip-up trash bag holder that’s built into a removable center console so trash is never an issue no matter how many passengers are on board, and there is also a cooling compartment that makes traveling needs easier than ever because you won’t need to waste space toting along a cooler. All electronics, like touchscreens and controls, are truly user-friendly no matter how tech savvy you or your passengers are. To please kids (okay, adults too), the Odyssey’s top Touring Elite trim features a rear-seat entertainment system that can play two different sources at once. This trim also comes equipped with a built-in vacuum with 10-foot hose so no crumbs are left unfound.

Reliability in safety. A lot of passengers calls for a necessary increase in safety. The Odyssey adequately supplies it with reliable safety equipment and features, as well as top scores in crash testing. Safety features are definitely worth noting with content like a multi-angle rearview camera, Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot camera system, and forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems.

To learn more about the never-ending list of benefits the 2016 Honda Odyssey offers, visit us in Washington, PA.

Washington Honda specializes in new and used Honda cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs.
Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Honda and tagged Washington Honda, New Honda, new minivan, spacious vehicles, Top Minivans, Washington Honda Odyssey on 02/15/2016 at 8:32 PM

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