Top Resale Value Honda models available in Soquel CA
Five Honda models – one for each vehicle type Honda produces – won multiple honors in the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards.
A Honda electrified vehicle (2019 Honda Insight), passenger car (2019 Honda Civic), SUV (2019 Honda HR-V), minivan (2019 Honda Odyssey), and pickup truck (2019 Honda Ridgeline) all won their respective segments, while the Ridgeline placed in the top 10 for Best Overall Resale value.
Best Hybrid Car – 2019 Honda Insight: The all-new 2019 Insight includes automatic climate control, a multi-angle rearview camera, the active safety features of Honda Sensing, and the fuel-economy bliss of 50+ miles per gallon.
Best Compact Car – 2019 Honda Civic: The benchmark of compact cars, the 2019 Civic is reliable, fun-to-drive, offers a wide variety of models from, and is also KBB.com's Small Car Best Buy award winner five consecutive years.
Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2019 Honda HR-V: This versatile SUV features superb gas mileage, a budget-friendly starting price, and versatile seating and cargo options.
Best Minivan – 2019 Honda Odyssey: This back-to-back KBB Best Resale Value Award winner (minivan category) features the minivan necessities, such as seating for eight, sliding side doors, vast cargo area, several safety features, and more.
Top 10 – 2019 Honda Ridgeline: With the comfort and driving familiarity of an SUV and the flexible versatility of a midsize pickup truck, the 2019 Ridgeline delivers clever features and excellent resale value.
Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards are among the most coveted honors in the automotive industry as they recognize outstanding vehicles that are leaders in retaining their value over the first 60 months of new-vehicle ownership, which is a very good indicator of a model's overall value-retention ability.
Getting behind the wheel of a new car is always a great experience, but even better is knowing that your new Honda will keep its value long after you drive off the lot.
Let us help you find the right vehicle for you so that no matter if you keep it six months or six years, your vehicle will always have a high retained value.
For pricing and availability info, browse our new Honda online inventory, call us at (831) 661-8693, or stop by at 3801 Soquel Dr in Soquel CA.
For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. The vehicle's projected resale is specific to 2019.Source: HondaNews.com
Adventure awaits you in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, launching into Ocean Honda this month.
Slotting between the compact CR-V and the larger, family-focused Pilot, the 2019 Honda Passport comfortably seats five for adventures anywhere and everywhere.
Rugged roads require a rugged, smart SUV. The 2019 Honda Passport delivers a unique blend of on- and off-road capabilities due to a variety of all-terrain features, such as:
Available i-VTM4 torque-vectoring AWD system
280-horsepower, 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine
5,000-pound towing capacity
Fully independent suspension
Intelligent Traction Management
Standard 20-inch alloy wheels
LED fog lights
While the 2019 Honda Passport’s unparalleled exterior is eye-catching, the versatile interior demands just as much attention as it features:
Best-in-class passenger space
Best total interior volume
Large underfloor storage area
Over 50 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row
Over 100 cubic feet with the second row folded down
Stay Connected (While You Disconnect)
Both rugged and tech-friendly, the 2019 Honda Passport comes fully-loaded with premium tech features for both play and peace of mind, including:
Available in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi
Standard Honda Sensing safety suite
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
Hands-free power tailgate
Multi-angle rearview camera
8-inch Display Audio system
Heated and ventilated front seats
Wireless phone charging
Remote engine start
Available in Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite trims, the Passport can accommodate a multitude of outdoor gear, such as bikes, kayaks, skis, snowboards, and whatever else you need for your many adventures to come.
Award-winning Honda vehicles available today in Soqeul, CA
It’s that time of the year again….when multiple Honda models win Kelley Blue Book’s annual Best Buy awards!
With an industry-leading 6 category wins, Honda models took home the following Kelley Blue Book (KBB) honors:
2019 Honda Civic: Compact Car – This 5-time winner was praised for its fuel-efficient engines, affordable price, reliability, and high value.
2019 Honda Accord: Midsize Car – The 4-time winner of this popular segment was admired for its spacious and stylish interior, standard Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features, and reputation for quality and low cost of operation.
2019 Honda CR-V: Compact SUV – A 4-time winner that was noted for its appeal with first-time buyers and long-standing reputation of reliability.
2019 Honda Pilot: Midsize SUV – Seating up to 8 passengers, this 4-time winner’s style, comfortability, refinement, and standard Honda Sensing suite make for the perfect road-trip car.
2019 Honda Odyssey: Minivan – KBB notes that this 4-time winner makes a strong case for the “best family car in the world” as it includes several safety features and a family-friendly design.
2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Electric/Hybrid Car – A 2-time winner praised for its driving dynamics, features, safety, comfort, and appeal to both EV fans and old-school road trippers.
KBB Best Buy award-winners are the result of a year-long process in which experts assess vehicles’ best combinations of affordability, quality, driving dynamics, dependability, and low cost to own.
Award-Winning Hondas Ready For You
It’s no coincidence that Best Buy winners are usually segment best-sellers too! So, when will you make your VIP appointment to test drive our award-winning Hondas? Let us know in the comments section below!
For pricing and availability info, browse our new Honda online inventory, call us, or stop by our neighborhood location.
For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
Travel tips to keep your family safe this holiday season in Soqeul, CA
During this exciting holiday season, there’s a good chance you’ll be hitting the open road sooner than later. Before you begin your journey, make sure your vehicle is ready too.
Here are a few useful tips:
Check your tire pressure. Treat your tires with care since they're the only part of your vehicles that make contact with the road. Making sure tire pressure is optimal is key to avoiding blowouts.
Make sure oil change isn’t needed. Routinely changing the oil improves vehicle and engine longevity and saves you money in the long run.
Keep a clean air filter. A dirty air filter can make it harder to accelerate and can cause a reduction in fuel efficiency.
Keep extra phone chargers in the vehicle. There's nothing worse than a low cell phone battery, especially in the case of an emergency.
Check the weather forecast and road conditions and prepare accordingly. Don't get caught off guard by adverse weather or heavy road traffic and/or construction.
Have emergency equipment on-board just in case. Prepare for the worst by having a tire jack, blanket, booster cables, flashlight and non-perishable food in the vehicle.
Minimize night travel as much as possible. Even though there's less traffic at night, there are also more impaired drivers as well. If night driving, be extra cautious.
Reduce risk and avoid potential car trouble by stopping by our Service Center before your long journey begins. Our professionally-trained service staff will give your vehicle a Free Multi-Point Inspection (no appointment needed!) and make sure that everything’s running smoothly.
Easily schedule a service appointment today and get the peace of mind that you’ll make it over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house without needing to call a tow truck.
Happy Holidays and safe travels!
Honda's award-winning SUV lineup available in Soquel, CA
Honda’s sporty, stylish, and well-equipped SUV lineup can now boast the honor of “2018 Best SUV Brand” by U.S. News & World Report^.
The HR-V, CR-V, and Pilot models each show that whatever the driver's unique needs may be, Honda has an SUV that best fits them.
The aggressively refined 2019 Honda Pilot features ultramodern connected-car technology features, including a new 8-inch available Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The Pilot also comes standard with comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology.
The stylish and sporty 2019 Honda HR-V features new Sport and Touring trims, with new in-vehicle technology features including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration on Sport and higher trims. The versatile 5-door subcompact SUV also highlights fresh exterior and interior styling and available Honda Sensing safety suite.
America’s best-selling SUV for the past 20 years*, the 2019 Honda CR-V continues to set lofty expectations. Premium features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as well as an available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, and the Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology suite. The fun-to-drive, comfortable CR-V shows why it keeps its leading position in the compact SUV segment.
Top Safety Pick Honda Insight available in Soquel, CA
We’re proud to announce that the new 2019 Honda Insight was awarded a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score by the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Both ratings are the top available safety rating from each organization.
"If you're in the market for a stylish sedan with top third-party safety ratings, look no further than the Honda Insight." said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant V.P. of Honda Automobile Sales. "On top of its class-leading safety features, Insight is also a comfortable 5-seat hybrid with great fuel economy ratings."
Equipped with standard Honda Sensing safety tech, the Insight received top ratings in all assessed categories from NCAP. From IIHS, Insight received “good” ratings in all crashworthiness tests, a “good” rating for LED headlights, and a "superior" rating for the Collision Mitigation Braking System feature.
Looking for a compact hybrid with great fuel economy, a sophisticated style, and premier safety technologies? Look no further than the top safety pick 2019 Honda Insight.
For pricing and availability info, browse our new Honda Insight online inventory, call us, or stop on by today.
Source & Photos: HondaNews.com
Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov)
New Honda Insight takes on Toyota Prius in Soquel CA
Modern look? Check. Sophisticated interior? Double check. The Honda Insight is the ultimate vehicle for the eco-conscious customer who doesn't want to compromise on style. But is the Honda Insight better than the Toyota Prius? In this head-to-head matchup, you'll discover all of the features and highlights, beyond its attractive styling, that make Insight superior to Prius. Let us help you make the right decision to purchase the all-new Honda Insight!
Honda Insight's exceptional value over Toyota Prius includes:
Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
Remote engine start
Deceleration selectors for enhanced recharging
3-mode drive system, including Sport mode for spirited driving
151 total system horsepower
Available Honda LaneWatch
Multi-angle rearview camera with available dynamic guidelines
Available mobile hotspot capability
Standard Honda Sensing on every trim
Lower cost than Prius
Get Behind the Wheel Today
Looking for which hybrid is best for you? Look no further. You can experience the all-new 2019 Honda Insight by scheduling a test drive today.
Is there anything better than a warm Fourth of July? A dip in a pool or lake. Finding the perfect spot on the beach or in the local park. A spontaneous game of horseshoes or corn hole. Concerts and fireworks in small towns from coast to coast. The anticipation as dusk falls and the sparklers come out. The magic of summer in the air.
Tip: Cool Whip stands up well in the heat.
Fourth of July cookouts and potlucks are, hands down, the best of the best. The deviled eggs, corn on the cob, fresh strawberries and watermelon, and always something special from the family Cool Whip dessert maestro. The burgers, the dogs, the smoked ribs. Messy and delicious and glorious.
Everyone seems to come out of their homes (and their shells) a bit more on the Fourth. Time slows down as the lawn chairs and blankets and coolers are laid out. We look at our phones a bit less and people a bit more.
There is something about the promise of our Declaration of Independence, and new beginnings that resonates with us, even today. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
It is inspiring that we get to see in others what drives so many of us to serve, the belief in that promise. All of America is decked out in red, white and blue, and we are reminded that there is more that unites us than divides us. With every salute, parade, and patriotic song, we are reminded that this gift of freedom, this experiment of democracy, is so dear to us that even to this day, young men and women dedicate their lives to protect it.
Even though it seems this time of year brings a new round of potential threats and calls to be aware of the dangers in the world, we pause to think about what would have happened had 56 men let their fear override their belief in the future of a free and independent state. We have been through worse as a nation, and have endured. We will continue to do so. Are we perfect? No. But the promise and the unity give us the hope. Hope will defeat fear every time.
As the day ends, darkness falls and the first starburst explodes in the sky, we can reflect on the time together, away from work and troubles, and remember that America is still a strong nation. And, thanks to the legacy of those who declared our independence, those who died for it, and those who continue to protect it today…we are free.
The Team at Operation Homefront wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Thanks to our friends at Operation Homefront, who wrote this guest blog, for reminding us why we love the 4th of July. Help us raise $250,000 to support Operation Homefront as they build strong, stable, and secure military families! Make a vehicle purchase at any of our dealerships to help bring us closer to our goal! See all our locations here: www.victoryautomotivegroup.com/locations/index.htm. Ends September 3rd. Find out more about Operation Homefront at www.operationhomefront.org.
Looking to purchase your first car? This exciting, age-old rite of passage is one that won’t soon be forgotten. To help you in the process, we recommend the following tips for first-time car buyers.
One of the first things to do when preparing to buy a car for the first time is to set a budget….and then stick to it! Be sure to consider your monthly expenses and which features you truly need from a vehicle.
With your budget set, you can start looking for cars in your price range that meet all your needs. Our new, used, and bargain inventory have vehicles that will fit any budget!
With your budget set, you can start figuring out what kind of car is right just for you. With so many options available, be sure to consider different makes, models, and trim levels to find your vehicle.
Also consider the different situations you will be in when determining type of vehicle. How you answer questions such as the below will help you decide which vehicle will best fit your lifestyle.
Transporting around your favorite four-legged friend? You may want to consider a pet-friendly SUV with comfort and roominess.
Driving in any ice or snow or other adverse conditions? In that case, you may want to look into an all-wheel drive pickup truck or SUV with tall ground clearance.
Plan on going off-road? Think about a rugged, body-on-frame SUV or truck.
Do you have a long commute? Consider a fuel-efficient, comfortable car that’s loaded with the latest driver assistance safety features.
Dealership vs. Private Seller
Congrats, you’ve decided on which type of vehicle to purchase! Now, where to actually purchase it at – a car dealership or a private seller? Both have their benefits, but with a dealership you can take advantage of lease and financing options, paperwork assistance, and warranties.
You’ve found the car of your dreams! Now it's time to get behind the wheel and go for a test drive that will best replicate your daily driving routine. Feeling comfortable on your test drive is one of the most important steps in your car-buying journey. We'll even let you take the vehicle for an extended, overnight test drive so you'll have plenty of time to make absolutely certain it's the perfect car for you.
We Have the Car for You!
We believe that car buying should be a fun experience, especially for first-time buyers. We have a ridiculously friendly team, most of which grew up right down the street. Each associate is committed to your comfort and providing the absolute best customer experience. Your wish is our command. We'll work with your budget, schedule and preference - whatever it takes!
Plus, we're part of the Victory Automotive Group family, so you’ll have access to thousands of new and used vehicles and you won't have to run around town to several lots to find the vehicle you want.
Tips to stay safe during the busy summer season in Soquel CA
Summer is finally here and that means road trips, getaways, vacation travel, and a rise in road work and congestion. So before you take off on your next adventure, check out the below tips to make sure your next road trip is a safe one.
The most important driving tip is to buckle your seatbelt each and every time you get in a car. Nearly 15,000 lives were saved due to seat belt use in 2016, according to the NHTSA. Proper seat belt usage provides safety and security, so don’t forget to remind your fellow travelers to buckle up.
Check for Recalls
Before you take off for that long summer road trip, be sure to find out whether a safety recall has been issued on your vehicle. If there is a safety recall, your manufacturer will fix the problem free of charge. Check for recalls on your vehicle here: nhtsa.gov/recalls
Sharing is Caring
With the warm summer weather, the roads can fill up quickly with bicycles, motorcycles, and increased foot traffic. Be sure to pay extra attention to your surroundings and leave extra space for your fellow road companions.
Get Your Car Serviced
Bring in your car for a free multi-point inspection - we’ll check your A/C system, test your lights, fill your tires, top off your fluids, and make sure you're road trip ready!
Plus, check out our exclusive Car Doc maintenance program, which could save you thousands of dollars on maintenance services over the life of your vehicle. Did you know that all of our used cars come with two complimentary years of Car Doc?
Schedule Your Service Appointment Today!
We’ll make sure your beloved vehicle runs at its best all summer long. We service most makes and models, so be sure to take advantage of our expert service by scheduling a service appointment today.
Shop Low Prices on Memorial Day: Memorial Day Specials Near Santa Cruz CA
The unofficial kickoff to both the summer and travel seasons is this weekend! And if you're looking for a reason to go shopping for a new summer getaway vehicle during this long Memorial Day weekend, then look no further.
We have the specials you are looking for on any new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle. Think about it; what could be better than driving home this Memorial Day weekend in a brand new car? We know! Driving home in a brand new car that you got for the right price! We have the right car, right price, right now. Check out our huge sale going on now!
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How the Accord Stacks Up—and Wins—Against the Camry in Soquel CA
When it comes to your next midsize car, we know you have countless, high-quality options to choose from. That's why here at Ocean Honda, we are proud to showcase award-winning vehicles everyday, especially the 2018 Honda Accord.
The results are in, and they are nearly unanimous. The 2018 Honda Accord dominates the competition; especially the Toyota Camry. The experts agree! The 2018 Honda Accord has already won the following awards with more to come:
2018 North American Car of the Year
2018 Car and Driver's 10Best
2018 Car and Driver's America's Best Sedan
2018 Best Buy Award: Overall Winner from Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Star from Automobile Magazine**
2018 Best Buy: Midsize Car from Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
2018 MotorWeek's Best Family Sedan
2018 Best Resale Value from Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
These are just some of the areas in which the experts have put the Accord over the Camry. If you are not convinced still, we will break it down further for you below and with our full 2018 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry Comparison.
Source: Honda *Car and Driver, January 2018. ^Vehicle's projected resale value is specific to the 2018 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. **2018 Accord Sport 2.0
Save today when you choose a new Honda Accord or CR-V in Soquel CA
What’s better than an award-winning Honda? How about an award-winning Honda that costs less to own than similar vehicles?
That’s right, not only are the new 2018 Honda Accord and CR-V award-winning, top-rated Honda vehicles, but you’ll save your hard-earned money with the lowest projected cost of ownership for the initial five-year ownership period.
What makes a Honda so inexpensive to own? The 2018 Honda Accord and CR-V have the lowest combination of depreciation and out of pocket expenses, such as financing, insurance, states fees and the projected costs of fuel, scheduled maintenance and repairs.
And did we mention that the 2018 Honda Accord and CR-V are multi-award winners?
The revolutionary 2018 Honda Accord is no stranger to awards, picking up top honors such as the 2018 North American Car of the Year, KBB.com’s 2018 Best Buy Award: Overall Winner and 2018 Best Resale Value, and Car and Driver’s 2018 10Best Cars.
Meanwhile, the family-friendly 2018 Honda CR-V racked up awards for KBB.com’s 2018 Best Buy: Small SUV/Crossover, 2018 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, and 2018 U.S. News Best Compact SUV for the Money.
Get Behind the Wheel and Save Today
See how much you can save when you get behind the wheel of a Honda Accord or CR-V.
The 2018 Honda CR-V has been named the Best Car for the Money in its respective categories by U.S News. View U.S. News Best Cars at www.usnews.com/cars. Car and Driver, December 2017.
For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. Vehicle's projected resale value is specific to the 2018 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. KBB.com's 2018 Honda CR-V LX Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,370.00 down payment.) $35,973; MSRP: $25,125. Dealer sets own price. Cost Per Mile: $0.47. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,620.80 down payment.) $36,735; MSRP: $27,210; Cost Per Mile: $0.48. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox L Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,271.20 down payment.) $37,027; MSRP: $24,525; Cost Per Mile: $0.49. 2018 Kia Sportage LX Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,342.40 down payment.) $37,372; MSRP: $24,395; Cost Per Mile: $0.49. 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,416.40 down payment.) $38,298; MSRP: $25,370; Cost Per Mile: $0.51. 2018 Nissan Rogue S Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,483.80 down payment.) $39,419; MSRP: $27,125; Cost Per Mile: $0.52. 2018 Ford Escape S Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,347.10 down payment.) $39,483; MSRP: $24,845; Cost Per Mile: $0.52. 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Sport Utility 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year. and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,391.90 down payment.) $40,830; MSRP: $25,490; Cost Per Mile: $0.54.
KBB.com's 2018 Honda Accord LX Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,276.20 down payment.) $33,535; MSRP: $24,460. Dealer sets own price. Cost Per Mile: $0.44. 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,182.80 down payment.) $36,439; MSRP: $23,055; Cost Per Mile: $0.48. 2018 Hyundai Sonata SE Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,158.40 down payment.) $36,563; MSRP: $22,935; Cost Per Mile: $0.48. 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,159.70 down payment.) $37,454; MSRP: $24,145; Cost Per Mile: $0.49. 2018 Toyota Camry L Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,319.00 down payment.) $38,386; MSRP: $24,380; Cost Per Mile: $0.51. 2018 Ford Fusion S Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,104.70 down payment.) $38,395; MSRP: $22,995; Cost Per Mile: $0.51. 2018 Chevrolet Malibu L Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,252.50 down payment.) $38,476; MSRP: $22,555; Cost Per Mile: $0.51. 2018 Kia Optima LX Sedan 4-door. 5-Year Cost to Own (Based on 15,000 miles per year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $2,221.10 down payment.) $38,620; MSRP: $23,395; Cost Per Mile: $0.51.