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October 20, 2017
by admin

2017 Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Car Comparison

The compact sedan class is one of the most competitive in the automotive arena, and the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are perhaps the most familiar names across the board. Both nameplates have been around for decades, but the misconception that the Civic and Corolla are equal in quality quickly falls away when comparing the two. Over the years, the Honda Civic has developed a loyal customer base that expects reliability, performance, superior reputation and resale value—all areas in which the Corolla simply can’t compete. Let’s take a detailed look the 2017 Civic vs. Corolla to see why Honda’s car is such a powerhouse.

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Toyota Corolla

General Comparisons

Across the board, in the categories of safety, fuel efficiency, cargo space, and performance, the 2017 Honda Civic is the clear winner. The car that turned a motorcycle company into a global auto manufacturer is now in its 10th generation (as of 2016), and there are no signs of stoppage. Honda’s commitment to state-of-the-art innovation in the Civic leads to a new and evolved design with each model release. Today’s Toyota Corolla, underneath all those touch-ups and refreshes, is basically an old platform that might as well have been redesigned during the Woodrow Wilson presidency. Continue Reading →

September 28, 2017
by Danny Chan

Say Hello to the New 2018 Honda Odyssey

The 2018 Odyssey has arrived and some are calling it the “best family car in the world.” To be precise, the Odyssey isn’t a car; it’s a minivan — but it’s definitely not your typical people-hauler. Designed to carry Mom and Dad and up to six passengers (aka “the kids”), the 2018 Odyssey is the family vehicle you’ve been dreaming of, and it’s available right now for sale and lease at our Honda dealership in Naples, FL.

Here’s what you need to know about this versatile minivan.



Let’s Start with those Great Looks!

Minivans in the past have been guilty of looking kind of boring and boxy. Not so with the 2018 Odyssey! As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the image above is proof. It’s angular, streamlined — almost futuristic in its appearance — and a far cry from its blander rivals. But the Odyssey’s sleek design is just the beginning of the story. Continue Reading →

August 29, 2017
by Danny Chan

Unveiled: The 2018 Honda Accord is Almost Here!

It’s no secret that the mid-size Honda Accord is one of the most popular — and reliable — cars on the road today. It’s no surprise, then, that many fans of this iconic Honda vehicle have been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the all-new 2018 Accord. The good news is that it’s almost available for sale and lease at Germain Honda of Naples.

Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of Honda’s American operations, calls the 2018 Honda “the most dramatically styled, most sophisticated and fun-to-drive Accord we’ve ever made!” While he might be a little biased, the majority of industry experts seem to agree with his assessment.

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July 27, 2017
by Danny Chan

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is Souped Up & Ready to Roar!

Like Winter in Game of Thrones, the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R is coming. Unlike the venerable TV show, however, you may want a few spoilers about this speedy little Honda.



This vehicle went through intensive performance studies and testing during its design phase, and the results are simply out of this world. A general overview of its features and functions will help you get to know this world-beater, but each Civic Type R is uniquely created, so getting your hands on one is the only way to enjoy its grace and power. And our Honda dealership near Fort Myers is excited to welcome it to our showroom floor! For those of you around Naples, FL, stop by Germain Honda of Naples to check out the 2017 Type R when it arrives. In the meantime, here are a few spoilers to tide you over.

Impeccable Design

To put it as simply as possible, the 2017 Civic Type R is designed to be fast. It looks fast, it sounds fast, it is fast! The sleek, aerodynamic lines of the body let any driver know that this car is serious about dominating the road. The impression it gives at first glance—this first impression lasts far longer than an instant—is one of confidence, speed, and agility. Continue Reading →

June 14, 2017
by Danny Chan

10 Fun Summer Events & Activities Near Naples, FL in 2017

Nothing says summer like afternoon festivals, evening concerts, and warm days spent with friends and family. There are many events and activities coming up in Naples and the surrounding areas this summer, so you’ll have no trouble staying busy until fall rears its balding head. Here are ten fantastic one-time and ongoing events that are already on our Honda dealers’ calendars.


June 17: Summerjazz on the Gulf

This is the first of four jazz events taking place at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club this summer. This free outdoor concert features Betty Fox, with Pocket Change, Gloria West, and Late Night Brass rounding out the schedule for the rest of the season (July 8, August 19, and September 16).

June 25: Joe Delaney & Brandon Robertson

Enjoy Jazz Brunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Barrel Room with Joe Delaney and Brandon Robertson. Keep an eye on their music calendar for more great monthly shows. Continue Reading →

May 18, 2017
by Danny Chan

5 Reasons Why the 2017 Honda CR-V Beats the RAV4

Surprise! The all-new Honda CR-V and refreshed Toyota RAV4 are at it once again, throwing jabs and dishing out the pain left and right on their quest for the coveted crossover crown. But the 2017 CR-V has a few trick up its sleeve this time around. Let’s review all five rounds of this CR-V vs. RAV4 bout to find out just how excellent Honda’s newest SUV really is (hint: it’s very excellent).


The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V.

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April 20, 2017
by Danny Chan

Which 2017 Honda Civic is Right for You?

For decades, the Honda Civic has been a staple on the road, thanks to its world-class style, amazing fuel efficiency, and affordable price. And for 2017, Honda has outdone itself by designing a Civic that caters to more than just one type of driver. Check out the various 2017 Honda Civic models below, and find your ideal ride.



The 2017 Civic Sedan

The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan comes in five trims: The base LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring. Continue Reading →

March 14, 2017
by Danny Chan

Where to Watch 2017’s March Madness near Ft. Myers

It’s that time of year where millions of brackets are busted and work productivity takes a nosedive. That’s right: March Madness is about to commence! If you live in the Fort Myers area, grab a chair, fixate on the TVs, and take long lunches at any of these local sports bars.

Get Your March Madness Fix Around Naples, FL


Photo: The Lodge (

If you’re near Downtown Fort Myers, head to The Lodge, one of the area’s newest original pubs. The Lodge features the area’s biggest LED TV, among many others for you to get your b-ball fix. Take in all the half-court heaves from the comfort of the Lodge’s log cabin-like atmosphere.

For a great mix of basketball and food in Naples, take a seat at Pelican Larry’s Raw Bar & Grille. This pub will be casting all the action on its dozens of televisions, so you won’t have to crane your neck to bask in the glory that is March Madness. Share a few orders of shucked oysters with your coworkers, and enjoy an extended lunch. Continue Reading →

February 3, 2017
by Danny Chan

Honda Ridgeline is Truck of the Year; Highlights from the Detroit Auto Show

What began as a typical Detroit Auto Show ended with Honda bringing life to the stage. After the announcement of a new Odyssey minivan for 2018 and some additional hybrid options being in the works, Honda sparked a great deal of interest from the NAIAS audience. Here are the major Honda highlights that came out of Detroit.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Wins North American Truck of the Year Award


Photo Credit: Honda Twitter

It’s official: The 2017 Honda Ridgeline won the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award, and it wasn’t even close. Beating out some big-name competition like the Ford F-Series, the Ridgeline is now one of the award’s only two-time winners (the Ridgeline also won back in 2006). The Ridgeline winning in 2017 comes just a year after the Honda Civic took home the gold for Car of the Year. Continue Reading →

January 20, 2017
by Danny Chan

Germain Honda Welcomes the New 2017 Honda CR-V

Being neck and neck in sales with the Civic wasn’t enough for Honda’s CR-V—with the newest 2017 redesign, the CR-V is ready to claim the manufacturer’s top spot. Available in LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, the 2017 Honda CR-V crossover is as refined on the inside as it is bold on the outside, sporting more of what we loved in past models, like space, tech, safety features, and a sophisticated style. With this fifth-generation redesign, it’s quite clear that the CR-V is here to stay, and we couldn’t be happier that it’s now available for sale at Germain Honda of Naples, FL.


Want to learn more about this best-in-class crossover? Continue reading to see how much love we’re giving the 2017 Honda CR-V, then visit our Honda dealer near Estero, FL, to take one for aGermain Honda Welcomes the New 2017 Honda CR-V test drive.

The CR-V Ups the Ante in Roominess & Features

The new CR-V is built on a Civic-derivative platform, allowing it to expand slightly inside and out. It’s now over an inch longer and wider than last year’s best-in-class model; these added dimensions have opened up the cabin significantly. Legroom feels abundant in both the front and rear, and cargo volume is up to 39.2 cubic feet. Continue Reading →