Saturday, October 27, 2007

The New Truck From Honda: Ridgeline-Honda New York

The Honda Ridgeline is Honda’s new pickup truck on the market. It uses Honda's unibody large vehicle platform, shared with the Acura MDX and Honda Odyssey. It is powered by an all aluminum 255 hp 3.5 L V6 coupled to a 5-speed automatic transmission with all wheel drive capable of towing 5000 lbs. The Ridgeline will be the first pickup truck with a fully-independent suspension.
Some of the more innovative features of the Ridgeline are its tailgate, which can fold down or hinge to the side, and an 8.5 cubic foot “In-Bed Trunk" below the truck bed. The bed is integrated with the body, similar to the Chevrolet Avalanche. The Ridgeline comes with anti-lock brakes and side-curtain airbags as standard equipment.
The bed is 49.5” x 60” with the tailgate up. With the tailgate down, you get 49.5” x 79”. And remember, the tailgate also swings to the side so you can easily access the in-bed trunk. The tailgate is designed to support 300 lbs. While driving. The steel reinforced composite bed resists dents and corrosion. Another neat feature were ample tie downs in the beds and several cargo lights.
Standard towing features include prewiring 4 pin and 7 pin, along with a brake controller. Heavy duty radiator, power steering cooler, and transmission cooler keep things cool when the work begins. Huge 4 wheel disk brakes help stop quicker with the aid of the Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). All the dealer has to do is install the hitch and harness.
The 8” ground clearance works well with the 4 wheel independent suspension. Yes, all 4 wheels. Unheard of in a truck, but this is a Honda. They wanted their truck to instill confidence in the corners and a stable, responsive feel while maintaining ride quality. The closed box frame and unit body construction means this truck is tough and ready to work.
Traction control is standard along with a locking rear differential for extremely low traction conditions. It can stay locked with a push of a button up to 18 mph. Along with traction control, you get stability control called Vehicle Stability Assist. This corrects your cornering problems before they even become a problem.
The tires come with tire pressure monitoring systems which will be standard in all vehicles very soon (government mandate). Air bags are all around in front, side, and side curtain. It will only deploy what is necessary depending on the type of accident. These safety features along with ABS braking make this one of the safest trucks on the road.
There are three trim levels starting with the RT, RTS and the luxury RTL. You can get heated leather seats and a moonroof. These amenities were only thought to be available in cars. This truck also has available navigation system, homelink, and a hidden in dash cd changer.
The 22 gallon tank is ample for the 16 MPG city and 21 MPG highway EPA mileage estimates. The six color combinations come with 3 interior choices. Options include a bed extender, tail light “garnish”, chrome bumper trim, 17” wheels, body side protectors, roof rack, fender flares, running boards and a towing package mentioned above. I’ve also seen hard tonneau cover-locking for the bed, and in-bed trunk dividers. There’s a larger brush guard for the front bumper available for you off roaders.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

The inside story – Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V is the strong 4wd with i-vtec powerplant engine. It’s will send you to anywhere that you wish. From the outside, it’s look great and powerful. With the rigid body, it’s look very elegant. The inside of Honda CRV is also great, to give the comfortable driving. The quality of Honda continues from older model to Honda CR-V. this is the Honda CR-V inside :

Flat Floor
One interior feature that gives the Honda CR-V a genuine edge is its lat floor. Created by burying the transmission tunnel and mounting the gear stick on the dashboard. There’s a much greater sense of space up front of this and having the shifter so close to hand makes for a far more comfortable driving position.

Throttle Off
It’s only a curio really. But when it comes to pointless aeroplane-style handbreakes. Honda has succeeded where Vauxhall an Renault have recently failed. The Honda CR-V is quick, easy and effective in operation , a far cry from the clumsy hat in the zafira.

Screen Burn
A poorly conceived satnav is a real let-down though. It’s fiddly and much the hardest to work.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Honda New York - An Honest Review of the Honda 2007 CR-V-HondaNY

Honda... New York, the two go together like Wall Street and Manhattan. As well they should. If you’re looking for a Honda New York, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll get an honest review of the Honda New York 2007 CR-V.

Honda New York – Honda 2007 CR-V – What’s Under The Hood?

The new, 2007 Honda CR-V is definitely more powerful than any other CR-V to date, though just slightly. This year, you will find the same 2.4 liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine as last year, but with 10 more horsepower and 1 more pound-foot of torque. This slight improvement came as a result of a slightly higher compression ratio, higher flow intake manifold and exhaust and having the timing slightly changed.

Don’t let me mislead you though, this car is not something that will win you any blue ribbons on the quarter mile track, but that’s OK. It wasn’t meant for the quarter mile track. It was meant to carry you and your family through the jungles of the city and for that, there is ample power. As you need to merge onto highway traffic, the CR-V provides plenty of power and driving around town it may even appear to be pretty quick.

The only transmission that is available with this year’s model is a five-speed automatic that is equipped with Honda’s GLC system. No, that’s not GLC as in “Great Little Car”, but rather “Grade Logic Control”. A computer chip helps the transmission control module from missing the right gear while on hilly terrain. It might be a little over-kill for most city jungle scapes, but it was a nice thought nonetheless.

One of the options that many will appreciate is the Real Time AWD (All Wheel Drive) system. This feature is most beneficial from a safety stand point, as opposed to any serious off roading. Honda and safety have always gone hand in hand and this feature is just another example of that relationship.

This 4WD safety system was designed mostly to keep the wheels from spinning in wet, slippery conditions. The multiplate clutch and hydraulic pumps only apply power to the rear tires if there is a difference in rotational speed between the rear and front. The system works great and appears to have been well engineered.

Honda New York – Honda 2007 CR-V – How Does It Drive?

This car feels solid and drives very well. The newly revised front suspension helps keep things going in the right direction and reduce any sense of sway around the corners. This year’s model tracks slightly wider than last years and the larger wheels wear a slightly bigger and wider tire. The new placement of the engine/drivetrain package has also lowered this CR-V’s center of gravity. All of these minute changes have helped this year’s model become slightly easier to drive and more predictable as well.

As far as road noise is concerned, no real problems were noted. Normal conversation was never inhibited by either road or tire noise, though there was a noticeable wind whistle created from the outside mirrors on the model we tested.

All in all, we really enjoyed this car. The engine and transmission package was reasonable and the car drove like a solid SUV that we would expect Honda to make.
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