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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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Honda Rewards Pinterest Users

Were you like us...anxiously awaiting for your Pinterest invite? Excited to check out what this newest social network was all about. And then, finally when you were invited, hours were spent pinning and repinning ideas, hobbies, recipes, and more? Well, all that time may not have been for nothing, as it may have caught the attention of some of the higher ups at Honda

In a clever marketing move Honda found a way to…

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Honda Named a Preferred Manufacturer By Zipcar

If you're in need of occasional transportation that is reliable and easy to use, we at Capital Honda suggest you check out Zipcar. What is Zipcar, you ask? Well, its a carshare program that has more than 8,900 vehicles available for is 673,000 members. In the past Zipcar has offered a variety of makes and models for its members to use, but in the future we will soon be seeing many more…
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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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New Execs Announced by Honda

There's a new sheriff in town at Honda Motors. Actually, a more accurate job title would be head of research and development for North America Honda subsidiaries, but let's be honest, that doesn't quite roll of the tongue. The fine folks at Honda R&D are responsible for design of popular US-based models like Honda Accord.

Erik Berkman will be named president of Honda R&D Americas April 1. And no, this…

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Honda Brings Ferris Back

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? We got to hand it to the marketing folks at Honda, bringing Ferris Bueller back, and in style we might add. The Japanese motor company successfully launched a viral campaign before the big game, and it had many products of the 80s excited to say the least. C-ostarring Matthew Broderick and the redesigned Honda CR-V, the short put a modern twist on the 80s classic Ferris Bueller Day's Off.

The new…

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Honda Sells 800,000 Hybrid Vehicles in 12 Years

Honda is the real deal when it comes to helping people decrease their carbon footprint. Just 12 years after selling their first hybrid vehicle, the Honda Insight, the Japanese automaker sold their 800,000th hybrid vehicle - that averages over 66,000 hybrid vehicles a year!

Here at Capital Honda we're not just telling you this to toot Honda's own horn, but because we believe Honda has vested in doing right when it comes…

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Honda Working on A New Compact SUV

The thing Capital Honda finds most interesting about this isn't the fact that Honda is growing their SUV lineup with a new, more compact option. Rather, it's the platform on which it plans to base the smaller SUV - the same features in the best-selling Honda Civic.

The current CUV and SUV lineup from Honda is comprised of the Pilot, CR-Z and Crosstour. All three of these models have proved successful in the U…

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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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