Dealership Introduces Strategy to Make Car Shopping More Enjoyable

For many consumers the thought of purchasing a vehicle is daunting. Haggling with a dealer and being at the mercy of the dreaded “finance manager” in order to avoid being ripped off is a situation that most shoppers would rather avoid altogether. The excitement of driving a new car is often tempered by the hoops one must jump through in order to attain it. Attuned to this sentiment, Toyota of Seattle and Honda of Seattle, a large dealership within the Emerald…

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Shopper’s Guide to Popular Compact Cars

When searching for a compact sedan or hatchback, most shoppers are looking for a good value, strong fuel-efficiency and a roomy interior. The four top-selling compacts offer those qualities in spades. The Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra and Chevrolet Cruze all come in a variety of trim lines ranging from basic to sporty and luxurious. Today’s compacts can be equipped with the latest infotainment and advanced safety features. Generally compact cars will have a louder and busier ride and…

2018 Honda Odyssey

The 2018 Honda Odyssey is a minivan that competes with entrants from Toyota, Chrysler, and Kia among other. Offering features like an available built-in vacuum and seating for up to eight, the Odyssey is a ideal conveyance for transporting little ones to and from soccer practice. Prices start from an MSRP of $30,090. Pros: Safety Score, Practical, Fuel-Efficient, Comfortable & Quiet Cons: No All-Wheel-Drive, No Hybrid, Advanced Safety Features Are Options On Some Trims Looks Best In: Forest Mint exterior/Beige…

2018 Honda HR-V

The 2018 Honda H-RV is a subcompact SUV, slotted below the compact Honda C-RV and mid-size Honda Pilot in the brand’s crossover SUV lineup. Priced from a starting MSRP of $19,670, the H-RV is a compelling entry point for shoppers on a budget looking for the improved visibility and utility over a traditional hatchback, like Honda’s Civic Hatchback or Fit.

2018 Honda Pilot

One of the most popular three-row SUV’s is the 2018 Honda Pilot. Fresh off of a recent redesign, it is a family-friendly hauler designed with convenience and efficiency in mind. Priced from $30,900, it has versatility in spades but is not the most stylish vehicle in its segment. 

2018 Honda Civic

One of America’s best-selling sedans is the Honda Civic, a compact sedan, coupe and hatchback with a starting MSRP of $18,840. A wide variety of models and available equipment lend the Civic a broad appeal. For basic transportation that doesn’t feel like a penalty box, the entry-level LX model has great style and efficient packaging. Higher-end models like the Touring and Si offer more luxury or sportiness respectively.  Kelley Blue Book (KBB) awarded the Honda Civic its Small Car Best Buy…

2018 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is one of America’s best-selling cars and it has been significantly updated for 2018. With the optional V-6 dropped, the Accord is now propelled by 4-cylinder power only, although a manual transmission remains available for driving enthusiasts. The 2018 Honda Accord combines room, efficiency and the latest comfort and safety features in a very compelling package. The starting MSRP is $23,570.

2018 Honda CR-V

The 2018 Honda CR-V is a compact SUV, slotted above the sub-compact Honda HR-V and the full-size Honda Pilot in Honda’s SUV lineup. The Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling vehicles in America and it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular choice. It offers the high seating position of an SUV, but without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Prices start at an MSRP of $24,150.

October Sales: Which Midsize Sedan Won?

The Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion are top-sellers in the midsize sedan category, which is intensely competitive. With redesigned versions of the Camry and Accord now on sale, and incentives high for the older Altima and Fusion, major sales volume is at stake for each automaker month in and month out. In October the Honda Accord won the top spot, but just barely.  The Toyota Camry was hot on its heels with just 488 fewer sales. …

Sharpening The Focus

Let’s face it, the Honda Civic is eating the Ford Focus’s lunch. Last month in the U.S. Honda sold 35,452 Civics, while Ford sold just 11,751. That means that for every one Focus sold, Honda moved three Civics off the dealer lot. Clearly the Ford is not the focus for compact car shoppers. So, what can be done to sharpen Ford’s spear in the compact car sales battle? Outlined below are the steps that could make the next Focus a winner…

Cars That Look More Expensive Than They Actually Are

When it comes to cars, sometimes you get more than you paid for, or at least it can appear that way. A select few cars are styled in such a way that they look more expensive than other vehicles within their class. Although priced no more than their contemporaries, these vehicles have a more premium appearance that belies their price. Tasteful applications of chrome, restrained lines and proper proportions lend an air of elegance to designs that punch above their…