Category Archives: New Honda Models

How To Get A First Look At Honda’s Hot Type R Prototype

The much-hyped, rally-inspired Civic Type R Prototype created lots of buzz-worthy excitement at its official North American unveiling during the recent SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas.

The U.S. debut of the head-turning new Type R Prototype at SEMA comes on the heels of its impressive global introduction at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Attendees and members of the international automotive press swarmed the radically designed Type R at SEMA to get a closer look at dramatic its over-the-top styling.

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Radical Street-Ready Styling

Offering a glimpse at the aggressive design of the much-anticipated 10th-generation Civic Type R, the Type R Prototype shares similar low and wide proportions with the new Civic Hatchback. Clad in a unique highly reflective, fine-grained brushed aluminum effect black vinyl wrap finish customized for the Type R and wearing a visually striking rear wing flanked by “C-style” LED taillights, the Civic Type R’s muscular body styling is designed to optimize aerodynamics for improved handling and fuel efficiency.

Up front, the Type R sports front diamond-mesh air intakes, a string of LED headlights enclosed in smoked lenses, a functional hood scoop, and a signature red Honda “H” logo along with distinctive “Type R” badging. The front bumper gets a red-accented carbon fiber chin spoiler complemented by carbon fiber side skirts.

It wears massive bespoke piano black and red-accented 20-inch sport alloy wheels riding on 245-width high-performance tires. The rear also features a circular red-tipped exhaust flanked by two larger chrome-tipped exhausts similar to the Ferrari 458 Italia and the F40 positioned dead center below the red-accented rear bumper.

The Euro-spec Honda Type R has been tearing up the tracks across the pond for quite some time. In fact, according to Car and Driver, it owns some of the top times for a front-wheel drive car at five of Europe’s top circuits, including the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Silverstone GP, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Estoril, and Hungaroring. Continue reading

Learn About The All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline

Santa has a new sleigh, and it’s the totally redesigned and all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup from your hometown Honda new car dealer near Ocala, FL, Honda of Ocala.

Honda engineers took a “clean sheet of paper” approach to creating a brand-new pickup that’s perfect for work or play. Packed with an array of innovative features and handsome good looks, the new 2017 Ridgeline is already becoming a top seller.

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Classic Appearance

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline for sale near Gainesville, FL genuinely looks the part. It’s a mid-size truck that anyone will be proud to own, with a bold new styling that’s rugged, refined, and ready for fun. Unlike other “boxier” pickups, the Ridgeline features a more aerodynamic shape with a low, sloping hood, wide stance, and sleek flanks. Distinctive LED headlights frame an assertive, chrome-accented grille. A new lower fascia contains available fog lights, while the classic style of the Ridgeline’s rear features large new LED taillights and a handy step between the split chrome bumpers for easy access.

The Ridgeline shares many attributes between its sister vehicle, the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV. That’s a very good thing, as the reimagined Pilot offers a host of upgrades that also find their way into the new Ridgeline. Continue reading

Honda’s New Civic Takes On Corolla: Who wins?

If you’re looking for a four-door sedan that combines youthful style, lively performance, exceptional fuel economy, and the latest tech in a fun-to-drive package, then the new Honda Civic should be at the top of your list. And at our new car dealership, we are proud to have the 2016 Honda Civic for sale in Ocala, FL.

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For years, the Honda Civic has been a best-seller both domestically and internationally. But there are a lot of other cars out there that want to knock the Civic off its pedestal. Take the Toyota Corolla, for example. Sharing similar dimensions as the Civic, the Corolla targets the same hotly contested segment as the Civic. When you put the 2016 Civic and the 2016 Corolla next to each other you’ll find that they have many common attributes.

That being said, some notable differences set each other apart. So which car is the better choice? Let’s find out.

Civic Takes North American Car Of The Year Honors

Right off the bat, the new 2016 Honda Civic gets an advantage over the Corolla. It’s an honor that the completely redesigned Civic was named “North American Car of the Year” at the 2016 North American Auto Show. This prestigious award was bestowed on the Civic by automotive experts who know a winner when they see one. Continue reading

Why Is The Accord Better Than The Camry?

If you’re in the market for new cars near Ocala this Labor Day Weekend, you may be asking yourself which would be the perfect car for a long Labor Day road trip?

You have lots of choices, but certainly, two cars that should be at the top of your list are the 2017 Honda Accord from your hometown Ocala Honda dealer, Honda of Ocala, and the 2017 Toyota Camry.

Whether a taking the family to Orlando for a fun-filled holiday, heading to one of our many sun-drenched Florida beaches, or maybe taking a longer road trip to nearby states, both the Accord and the Camry offer spacious interiors, excellent performance, and fuel economy, and an array of the latest infotainment technology to keep everybody happy.

But when it comes right down to it, which of these popular four-door sedans edges out the other regarding style, interior comfort, performance, fuel efficiency, technology, and safety? Let’s find out.

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Accord’s Stunning New Design

The Accord and the Camry recently underwent cosmetic sheetmetal changes, with the Accord getting a major refresh just last year. Taking many design cues from its upscale Acura brethren, the 2017 Accorda is bolder, sleeker, sexier, and sportier than ever. Some styling highlights include a dramatic new chrome grille flanked by a row of available jeweled LED headlights, a low-slung hood with expressive character creases, a lower and wider stance, bold new rear taillights, and a sweeping coupe-like roofline blending into an integrated rear spoiler. Eye-catching new available 19-inch sport alloy wheels and available chrome-tipped exhausts are a couple of styling cues that amp up the Accord’s sporty flair. The Accord’s aerodynamic new looks contribute to improved fuel economy.

The 2017 Camry also has its admirers. The Camry underwent its own refresh in 2015 along with the Corolla. The Camry certainly looks good, too; although its sportier cosmetic demeanor may not actually pay off where the rubber meets the road. Compared to the Accord, the Camry can be ordered with smaller 18-inch rims. Continue reading

Customize Your Honda With Genuine Honda Accessories

Your beautiful new Honda from your Ocala Honda new and used car dealer, Honda of Ocala, is your pride and joy. While it came with just about everything you could ask for, there’s still lots of opportunities to make your Honda uniquely yours. It’s a snap to order your Genuine Honda Accessories online through the Honda eStore.

Just plug in your VIN number or navigate to your particular make and model. If you’re looking for Honda accessories in The Villages, Leesburg County, Marion County or Ocala, Florida, here are some examples of the many exclusive Honda products that are tailor-made for your Honda.

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All-Season Floor Mats

Protect your investment with these rugged, heavy-duty floor mats custom-molded to your specific model Honda (Accord shown). They are specially designed to trap dirt, offer a custom appearance, and are easily cleaned with soap and water. (Retail price, $143)

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Custom Splash Guard Set

These custom-fitted splash guards not only look great, they help protect your Honda Accord from corrosion, chips, and other road debris. (Retail price $104)

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7 Sensational Summer Family Vacations In Your 2016 Honda Odyssey

The natives are getting restless. You can see that familiar look in their eyes. “We’re bored!” “There’s nothing to do!” These familiar sounds of summer reverberate through your house with the constant drumbeat of the same message: “We want to go someplace this summer!”

Lucky for you, you recently purchased a new 2016 Honda Odyssey Minivan from your favorite Ocala, FL Honda dealer, Honda of Ocala. Well, we couldn’t be happier about that. So to return the favor, we’d like to help your summer vacation planning with the following list of 7 sensational summer family road trip destinations. Some are tried and true destinations, while others are a bit off the beaten path, promising a new family adventure that has nothing to do with theme parks or (Gasp!) the beach. What a concept.

So take a deep breath, gather the gang around the dining room table, and let’s get started planning the perfect summer vacation getaway in your brand-new, well-equipped, versatile, and fuel-efficient Honda Odyssey.

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Gulfside Highway 19, Homosassa, FL

Just a short drive from Ocala, the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park offers a remarkable assortment of wildlife in a breathtaking natural setting. You’ll have a chance to see black bears, gators, bobcats, West Indian Manatees, and more. No Disney-like “audio-animatronics” here. These are the real deal. You can even get up close and personal with theses gentle Manatees at Crystal River.

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The Old Chimney

Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway

You may not think of the Florida Panhandle as a vacation destination, but it actually holds some natural treasures you shouldn’t miss. The picturesque Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway is one of them. Did you know that these bluffs are the highest point along the entire coastline of Florida? That means they give you spectacular views overlooking Escambia Bay. Pay a visit to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, featuring more than 900 animals and 100 unique species of plants and flowers. Continue reading

Introducing The Re-imagined 2016 Honda CR-V at Honda of Ocala

You’ve never seen a midsize SUV like this before. The 2016 Honda CR-V is more than just a car to get you from A to B. Honda has re-imagined the consumers favorite CR-V, improving on the already dynamic design while maintaining the aspects of the car that has made it the top-selling SUV in America according to GoodCarBadCar.net.

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We here at Honda of Ocala have a deep passion for quality made cars, which is why we could not be more excited about the new CR-V. Although we carry plenty of fantastic new Hondas and used car options like the stylish and fuel-efficient 2016 Honda Accord, or the family favorite 2016 Honda Odyssey, we are featuring the 2016 CR-V this month as it’s on another level with its combination of safety, reliability, versatility and personalization.

Versatile to Handle any Lifestyle

Whether you are an avid outdoors-man who loves to disappear into the woods, a soccer mom or dad that needs plenty of seats for your favorite little passengers, or the consummate professional that needs a fuel-efficient vehicle to is sure to impress, the Honda CR-V has you covered on all fronts. Continue reading

Honda Unveils New 2016 Honda Pilot

The new 2016 Honda Pilot recently debuted at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, getting rave reviews for its sleek new design, shedding its boxy appearance for a contemporary aero look.

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Refreshed and reimagined
The refreshed crossover incorporates a more raked windshield that arches through the roofline to the rear end. Character lines flow from the rear edge of the front fenders through the door handles, mimicking a similar crease that runs just above lower door frame. From the rear, the completely redesigned Pilot sports two large, wedge-shaped tail lights that are connected horizontally by a chrome strip just above the license plate. An integrated spoiler overhangs the large back window glass.  Continue reading