Updated and Better Than Ever: Colorado Springs Honda Dealer Presents the 2015 Honda CR-V

You’ve probably heard the phrase “don’t go fixin’ what ain’t broke.” For most situations in life, this is accurate…as long you’re not Honda! While Honda’s reputation for quality and reliability come standard on every new Honda, Honda wants to make sure that consumers don’t just have the most reliable cars on the road – they have the most modern ones as well! That’s why Honda wasn’t okay with having an awesome crossover. They wanted to have a ridiculously awesome crossover. To do this, they updated the CR-V for 2015. We loved the previous CR-V; however, we think these updates make it even more amazing! Here’s what has been updated:

Styling. We must say: the new CR-V is looking pretty slick. It has updated taillights, headlights and new exterior design that looks more modern. Also, new wheels round out the new look.

Engine. Honda has updated the CR-V with a more efficient direct-injected engine with torque up 11 percent and a new seamless and sporty CVT transmission for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency.

More Features. New standard features include a center console armrest, sliding sun visors and rear console ventilation ducts, while a power tailgate, 10-way power and heated driver’s seat with memory, LED daytime running lights and Display Audio are all now optional.

Value. Sometimes, it’s the things you can’t feel that matter the most, and with the new CRV, that thing is value. Now more than ever, the Honda CR-V is loaded with value that consumers will enjoy and their budgets will love.

Want to come see all of the changes in person? Come see us at Freedom Honda! As your go-to dealer for all your Honda needs in the Colorado Springs area, Freedom Honda has the vehicle selection you’re looking for at the price that meets your budget! Stop by and see how we can help you find your next ride.

The Tradition Continues: Freedom Honda is Giving Away a Honda Civic for the Third Consecutive Year

The best things in life are free, right? While that doesn’t always seem accurate, with a little luck it can be. How so? With a little help from Freedom Honda! We’re giving away a brand new Honda Civic LX on November 11th! How do you enter? Just simply head over to our Facebook page to register for your chance to win.

The catch: there isn’t one! Freedom is giving away a brand new Honda Civic LX – the only thing left for you to do is decide if you want red, white or blue. It’s our way of not just helping out someone in the community, but showing our dedication to members of the military. In honor of Veteran’s Day, for every entry to the contest, Freedom Honda will donate $1 to the Colorado Springs USO. Help support a good cause and enter for your chance to win a new Civic – enter today, the contest ends November 11th!

Best of luck to all of you who enter! And remember, even if you don’t win, you can score a great deal at Freedom Honda every day! As your go-to source for all your Honda needs in Colorado Springs, Freedom Honda has the selection of vehicles you need at the price you want. Stop by today to see how we can help you find the perfect ride.

Colorado Springs Honda Presents: Halloween Driving Tips

Happy Halloween! We can’t wait to get into our costumes, hand out candy and go to parties, but before the fun begins, it’s important we take some time to talk about safety. You see, Halloween is one of the most dangerous days to be out on the road. Here are some tips to keep you and everyone else safe this Halloween.

Drive slower than usual. With all of the children that will be out and about, it’s important to drive slower and be on the lookout for kids. A lot of them may be in hard-to-see costumes or may not be walking in a large group. Neighborhoods are areas you should especially drive slower.

Stay put for the night. With all the pedestrians that will be out walking, we recommend driving as little as possible. Find where you plan on spending your evening and stay there. This not only will keep you safe, but you can focus on having a good time, too!

Don’t drive drunk or buzzed. While everyone knows that they should not drive drunk when they are intoxicated, many people assume that driving after just a few drinks is okay. While you may not technically be intoxicated, it is NEVER a good idea to drive after drinking alcohol. With the added risks of Halloween, avoid driving if you plan on consuming alcohol.

One last thing: have fun! Yes, we want you to be careful, but we also want you to enjoy yourself – after all, Halloween only comes once a year! No matter what day of the year it is, you always have a treat waiting for you at Freedom Honda. With one of the largest inventories of new and used cars in the Colorado Springs area, Freedom Honda has the vehicle you want. Stop by today to see what we can do for you.

Trunk-or-Treat – Your Colorado Springs Honda’s Guide to Halloween With Your Car

Boo! With October coming to a close soon, one thing is on everyone’s mind: Halloween! While everyone is busily rushing around trying to find a costume to wear or party to go to, many forget about decorating. One way to show off your creativity? Trunk-or-treats! With convenience and safety on everyone’s mind, trunk-or-treats have become popular over the years. What is a trunk-or-treat? Quite simply, a church/business/community group sets up vehicles in a parking lot for kids to go car to car, rather than door to door. Why participate in a trunk-or-treat? In addition to being safer, it’s easier than going door to door. For those in rural areas, it gives kids an opportunity to participate in a local Halloween event. If you plan on participating in a trunk-or-treat, these steps are a must-follow:

Clean your trunk. This seems obvious, but it can be easy to forget to regularly clean the part of your car that you rarely see. Because this part of your vehicle will be exposed, it’s important to take the time to clean it and make sure it is presentable. After all, you’ll have plenty of candy back there – let your decorations, not dirty trunk, scare people.

Pick a car with lots of space. Obviously, the bigger the trunk, the more you can decorate. Make sure it can accommodate all of your candy, treats and props. Our personal favorites for trunk-or-treat vehicles? The Honda Pilot, the Honda Odyssey and the Honda Fit! All of these cars have a hatch that opens wide and has the room you need.

Be creative.  It’s Halloween – have fun with it! Don’t just throw a bunch of generic Halloween themed decorations in there – the coolest cars at trunk-or-treats have specific themes. Whether you want to theme it after a movie or your kids’ favorite bedtime story, make sure you go to town – after all, Halloween only happens once a year. Looking for inspiration? This article has plenty of trunk-or-treat ideas!

Regardless of whether you’ll be decorating your car for Halloween or not, we know you’re looking for a car that best reflects your personality. Isn’t it time that you had a car your proud to show off? Come to Freedom Honda! We have a wide range of new and pre-owned vehicles for you to test out. Stop by today to see which one best fits your needs.

Reasons to Drive A Manual Transmission

Huh, a what? Yes, you heard us correctly – a manual transmission. A stick shift. A five (or six) speed. Whatever you call it, chances are you’re not driving one. There are many reasons you are currently driving an automatic, but have you ever given a stick shift car a shot? You should! Here are some reasons you should consider driving a manual transmission:

Better Control. You don’t have to be a control freak to appreciate being in control of your vehicle. When you drive a manual transmission, you don’t have to rely on the car’s computer to determine when it is a good time to shift. You get to decide when and where the transmission will shift. This can help you better control your speed – something that is very important when driving in the mountains.

Cheaper. If I told you that you could save hundreds – even thousands – on your next car, would you be interested? If you are, then get a stick. Stick shift cars generally run $700-$1,000 cheaper than their automatic equivalents. In addition, manual transmissions are easier and more affordable to service.

Fun. One of the biggest complaints from stick shift drivers have about automatic transmissions is that they are no fun. When you drive a stick shift, you are more engaged with the operation of the vehicle and can have more fun – extracting the most power possible from the engine. Let’s be honest – shifting is also a ton of fun!

How do you learn to drive one? There are several ways to learn. Know someone that drives a stick? Ask them if they can teach you! If not, there are driving schools out there that help. Even a simple trip to YouTube can be helpful in learning how to drive a manual; however, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and at the end of the day, practicing long enough will help you master the art of driving a manual transmission.

Whether you’re a row-it-yourself fanatic or believe clutch pedals are a sin, Freedom Honda – Colorado Springs’ premiere Honda dealership, has the vehicle you’re looking for! With a wide-range of vehicles for everyone, we can help you purchase and maintain your next vehicle. Want to find out more? Contact us!

Nobody is Perfect – Unless You’re the Honda Accord!

If we’re lucky enough, we hear about it as children – no one is perfect. If you had younger children around five years ago, you definitely heard the song about it. Regardless, it’s important to understand that as humans, we are not, nor will we ever be perfect. You know what is perfect? The Honda Accord! Here are some reasons from your local Colorado Springs Honda dealer, Freedom Honda, on why the Honda Accord is perfect!

Awards. Nothing makes you stand out like winning awards – and the Honda Accord is no stranger to being recognized for being amazing. Whether it’s for its amazing crash test scores, high resale value or being named one of the best cars you can buy 28 times by Car and Driver, the Honda Accord is one of the most awarded and respected cars in the automotive industry.

#HondaLove. Chances are you know someone that loves an Accord. And for good reason – the Accord is one of the longest-lasting cars on the road. You can read professional reviews of cars all day long, but in the end, your friends’ opinions of their vehicles is going to matter a lot more to you than an expert opinion. It’s the older Accord owners that seem to have the most love for their vehicle – anyone’s car can seem perfect at 2,000 miles – what about 200,000? That’s where the Accord’s quality, reliability and comfort truly shine.

The competition is good – but the Accord is better. Our not-to-be-named arch nemesis is good – we’ll be first to admit that; however, the Honda Accord is better. More standard features, a more engaging ride, and the fact that more individuals choose the Accord over any other car in America all point to the fact that the Accord is the best choice for you.

Whether or not you’re a perfectionist, the Honda Accord is the perfect car for you! Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself! As the largest Honda dealer in Colorado Springs, Freedom Honda has the largest selection of new and used vehicles for you to choose from. Stop by today and see how we can get you rolling in the Accord of your dreams!

Honda Fit – It’s The Yoga Instructor of Cars

Whether or not you’re into yoga, you must admit that “yogies” have some pretty impressive moves. They flip, fold and do things with their body that many wish they could. If the Honda Fit were a person, we’re pretty sure it would be a yoga pro. Why is that? It is one of the most flexible small cars currently available. Here are some reasons why it’s a “flexible” vehicle:

Refresh mode. A car is not usually somewhere you find yourself sleeping; however, there comes a time for everything. Whether it’s a camping trip or some other event that leaves you away from home, sometimes you find yourself needing to just chill for a little. Refresh mode allows you to do this! Essentially, you can remove the headrests on the front seats and recline the chair to allow you to sit/lay in a comfortable position. Sit back and take a nap – maybe even watch a movie on the optional touchscreen display!

Magic seat. Most people think that in order to get a lot of storage, they need a huge car. This simply is not the truth. Just like a home’s square feet is sometimes much larger than the outside would indicate, the Fit offers a lot more storage that its small size would suggest. It’s trick to being able to do this? The magic seat! The magic seat can flip and flop like a yoga instructor into all sorts of different positions. This allows Fit owners to able to transport items tall and wide in their car. You can learn more about the different seating configurations over on Honda’s website.

Regardless of your stance on exercise, the Honda Fit can fit into any lifestyle – pun intended. Ready to see the magic seat in action for yourself? Come down to Freedom Honda! As the premier destination for all of your Honda needs in the Colorado Springs area, we have a wide selection of vehicles to choose from. Stop by today to find out more!

Maybe You Can Have It All – Colorado Honda Dealer

In life, it seems like you can’t have the best of both worlds. You can’t get in shape and eat nothing but junk food, you can’t have a massive house for a small price and you definitely can’t be a normal person and secretly be a pop star – well, most of the time anyway. There is one thing you don’t have to comprise on: your car. It seems like car shoppers are stuck with two choices: sensibility or style. Well, oppressed commuters, we come bearing good news: the Honda Civic doesn’t make you compromise. You get both sport and sensibility.

Sensibility. Listen, we’ve all been there. You pull up in your new car at your social gathering of choice, only to be greeted by a ton of negative feedback. While there will always be a hater or two looking to cause trouble, most people will not be able to fault you for buying a Civic – and for good reason! It’s roomy, fuel efficient, cheap to buy, inexpensive to insure and with proper maintenance, it will more than likely run ‘til the sun falls out of the sky! It’s hard to find a car that makes more sense than a Honda Civic.

Style. After hearing about how much sense it makes to buy a Civic, you probably think it’s a boring car to look at. Not in the least! No matter what part of Colorado Springs you’re driving around, we know you want to be driving a car that looks good – and the Honda Civic delivers. For the past two generations, the Honda Civic has been setting the bar when it comes to futuristic design in the compact class, leaving it with a sleek, sporty look. Don’t like making choices? Bad news: the Honda Civic looks great in every trim level AND you have the choice between equally sporty, modern body styles – a sedan and a coupe. To top off the style party, you can even get the Civic in Si trim – making the car faster and more agile than the traditional Civic.

As you can see, it truly is hard to go wrong with buying a Honda Civic. Whether you’re looking to snag a great deal on 2014 Civic or want all the latest and greatest Honda has to offer in the 2015 Civic, Freedom Honda is here to help! As your go-to course for all your Honda needs in Colorado Springs, Freedom Honda has a huge inventory of Civics and other vehicles for you to choose from. Stop by or give us a call to learn more.

Bluetooth – The Ultimate Accessory

Bluetooth used to be a dirty word. Up until a few years ago, all it was good for was allowing you to be that annoying person that looked like they were talking to themselves while standing in line at the grocery store; however, it has evolved into something much more. In today’s blog post, we’re going to discuss why Bluetooth is a valuable accessory to your car.

The first and primary reason that Bluetooth is a valuable feature is the ability to make phone calls, hands-free. No longer must you take both hands off the wheel just to answer your phone. In Hondas, Bluetooth connectivity will allow the car to read your text messages and even reply to them! This means that you never have to miss anything, yet still drive safely.  Besides staying safe, you don’t have to break the law – using Bluetooth while driving is legal. You can learn more about Colorado driving laws here. Additionally, Bluetooth is great for keeping your car cord-free. Because many people these days keep their personal music collection on their phone, you can listen to it without having to have a series of cords in your car. In addition to your music collection, you can also stream from other sources like Pandora.

Ready to get into a vehicle that has Bluetooth? Come to Colorado Springs’ premier Honda dealer, Freedom Honda. We have a wide variety of vehicles that have Bluetooth as well as the other features that you are looking for in your dream car. Contact us to see how we can help you with your vehicle search!

No Keys – Push to Start

Twenty years ago, one of the most important features a vehicle had was cup holders. Ah, yes, cup holders were just one of the things that could make or break a decision to purchase a vehicle. Even though the ability to carry the largest size pumpkin-flavored coffee you can get your hands on is still important, technology has progressed to where there are other vehicle features that can determine if someone purchases a car. One of these features is push to start. Here are some more details on it:

If you haven’t been in a modern car recently, you might be surprised to find out that many vehicle are now equipped with push to start. This means that rather than using a normal key to enter a vehicle, a key fob is used to gain entry to your vehicle. Once you’re in the car, you don’t have to take the key out – simply press the brakes and push the “push to start” button and you’re good to go! The same process applies for turning off your vehicle.  One of the best parts? No longer having to fumble around for your keys! By simply walking up to the vehicle with the key fob in your pocket, purse, hand, etc., you will able to place your hand on the car’s handle and unlock your car.  So what happens if the remote doesn’t work for some reason? No problem! There is a physical key hidden in the key fob that will allow you to get into your car and start it up. For a demonstration of the smart key on push button start vehicles, check out this video.

Not sure what features you’re looking for in your next car? Freedom Honda can help! Come stop by our showroom – we have a variety of used and pre-owned vehicles for you to look through and our sales staff will explain each vehicle feature in detail. Contact us today to find out more about what we can do to help you!