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Honda CR-V Takes On The Competition

Consumer Reports recently put the 2012 Honda CR-V up against the Mazda CX-5 in a head-to-head small SUV test. The magazine's editors admit that both models excelled in nearly every area tested, but only one could win. So which model championed the test? That would be the 2012 Honda CR-V.

"While their overall scores were close, these two small SUVs have very distinct characteristics that will probably appeal to different types of drivers"1…

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How Green is The Honda Civic Hybrid

So, you've been on a test drive of Honda Civic Hybrid at Capital Honda in Okemos. Now you may be thinking, "Is the car as "green" as the auto maker claims?" Starting at $24,000 before tax credits, EPA estimates put it at 44 MPG City, as well as 44 Highway, it looks like a great deal on paper.

The Civic Hybrid is powered mostly by the car's gasoline engine. It certainly lowers…

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What Honda Has In Store For 2012

Compared to previous years, all was quiet on the Honda front in 2011. Updates were largely subtle and there wasn't a lot of newness. We aren't pointing any fingers, just stating the facts, which were largely the effect of Honda having to overcome not only a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but also record flooding in Thailand. All in all, it was an extremely trying year. As we move into the New…

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Honda Updates the Civic NG for 2012

The streets of Okemos, Michigan may get a Honda Civic CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicle by next year - along with many other destinations.

Capital Honda may be one of many dealers you can check out this natural gas powered ride. Honda is the only major auto maker offering this kind of car, and they plan on bringing more to the world.

So, what's new on 2012's Civic CNG / NG ? Bluetooth is standard, and…

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Manual Transmission Offered On 2012 Honda CR-Z

Manual transmission vehicles have made a comeback, either to save fuel, for the simplicity, or cost - automatics tend to be hundreds, even thousands of dollars more.

Regardless of why, Honda offers stick shift variants of their new vehicles, including the 2012 Honda CR-Z, already one of the greenest coupes to date.

Honda offers the CR-Z reboot to dealerships including Capital Honda in Okemos. But everyone in Michigan should come in and test drive this two-door…

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More Stylized Civic To Hit The Streets in 2013

For several decades now, the Honda Civic has been a forerunner in the compact car segment thanks to dependability and solid performance. In fact, according to AutoGuide, Honda sells more Civics per year in the U.S. then Volkswagen, Chrysler or Mazda sells in total. There are, however, those who see "dependable" as "boring." In response to this view, rumors are milling around in all the right circles, and word on the street is the…

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2012 Honda Pilot Comes Out on Top of SUV Shootout

According to J.D. Power and Associates, family SUVs account for one in every seven new vehicles. Of those new SUVs sold, the 2012 Honda Pilot sits highest in popularity among that 14-percent. In fact, the Pilot just took the top spot in the Cars.com SUV Shootout.

Due to high-demand, automakers are boosting their family-friendly SUV models with eye-catching design, better fuel-economy and sharper technology. The "$37,000 Three-row SUV Shootout" tested which model…

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2012 Honda Crosstour Gets Upgraded Standard Features

Contrary to some early assertions that the 2012 Honda Crosstour crossover would remain largely unchanged for the 2012 model year, Honda has significantly raised the vehicle's "standards"...or standard features, if you will. Capital Honda isn't saying the 2011 Honda Crosstour is not exceptional. Quite the contrary; we think it's a fine example of where practical wavers on the edge of elite. Rather, it's that the 2012 models gains fourteen-plus enhancements…

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Changes to the 2012 Honda Fit

What's one of the most sought after Honda vehicles today? The Honda Fit is the company's top selling vehicle in its class, and it's getting ready for 2012.

The all new Fit, which comes to Capital Honda later this year, will receive updates to both its interior and exterior. These changes are minor, but that doesn't mean these tweaks are any less important than a full redesign, which Fit is scheduled…

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Ultra Low Emissions Natural Gas Civic Gets Special Treatment

California is making access to the HOV designated areas of their state highway system a little more exclusive. Yellow-sticker partial-hybrid vehicles carrying only a single passenger will no longer be allowed access. Super-ultralow-emission vehicles with white stickers, such as the natural-gas-powered Honda Civic, however, will still be welcome - regardless of passenger numbers.

The admittance of the Honda Civic NGV, and other white-sticker cars, however, is not forever. Drivers of such cars will enjoy the convenience…

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