Check out the 2012 Honda CR-V Now at the Spring into Summer Sales Event!

About Honda Cars of Katy:

Honda Cars of Katy proudly serves the greater Houston area including Katy, Sugar Land, Houston Heights, Memorial, Downtown Houston, Bellaire, River Oaks, West University, Montrose, The Woodlands, Midtown, Cypress, Humble, Jersey Village, Kingwood, Tomball, Bellaire, Alief, Barker, Beasley, Brookshire, East Bernard, Fresno, Fulshear, Hempstead, Hockley, Hufsmith, Kendleton, Manvel, Missouri City, Needville, North Houston, Orchard, Pattison, Pearland, Prairie View, Richmond, Rosenberg, Rosharon, Simonton, Spring, Stafford, Thompsons ,Tomball, Sealy, Seguin, Waller and Wallis.

Our Houston area Honda Dealership is located in Katy, Texas. Honda Cars of Katy carries a complete line of new and used cars in the Houston metro area. Visit us online at http://www.HondaCarsOfKaty.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HondaCarsOfKaty.

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Honda Cars of Katy to Introduce All-New 2012 Next Generation Honda Civic

Honda Cars of Katy is gearing up to introduce one of the most anticipated new vehicle models launching this year, the all-new, fully redesigned 2012 Next Generation Honda Civic.

“Time and again, the Civic delivers on all fronts – fuel economy, great performance and reliability, smart packaging, long-term value,” said Chris Morrison, General Manager at Honda Cars of Katy. “The 2012 Civic is taking all of that up a notch. There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the release of the brand new Civic, and we are already taking orders on the vehicle.”

Customers can test drive the all-new 2012 Civic at Honda Cars of Katy on April 18th—the first day the vehicle will be available to purchase. The iconic vehicle will undoubtedly continue to be a standout in the compact segment showcasing some impressive new upgrades, but still possessing all of the same underlying qualities that customers have come to expect from the Civic and Honda.

Those with an eye for style won’t be disappointed. The next-generation Civic brings enhanced looks, performance and efficiency across the model range. In addition to the interior being revamped with improved materials and technologies, the 2012 Civic also boasts a cleaner design, more robust lines and a more dynamic physical appearance.

“We will be offering the full 2012 Civic line-up,” said Morrison. “This includes the standard coupe and sedan models, the new sporty Si versions and the hybrid, as well as an all-new model—the Civic HF, which gets approximately 40 mpg on the highway,” he added.

With a style to match every customers needs, there is certainly a car for every buyer. Come see what all the hype is about at Honda Cars of Katy on April 18, 2011, you won’t be disappointed.

About Honda Cars of Katy:

Honda Cars of Katy proudly serves the greater Houston area including Katy, Sugar Land, Houston Heights, Memorial, Downtown Houston, Bellaire, River Oaks, West University, Montrose, The Woodlands, Midtown, Cypress, Humble, Jersey Village, Kingwood, Tomball, Bellaire, Alief, Barker, Beasley, Brookshire, East Bernard, Fresno, Fulshear, Hempstead, Hockley, Hufsmith, Kendleton, Manvel, Missouri City, Needville, North Houston, Orchard, Pattison, Pearland, Prairie View, Richmond, Rosenberg, Rosharon, Simonton, Spring, Stafford, Thompsons ,Tomball, Sealy, Seguin, Waller and Wallis.

Our Houston area Honda Dealership is located in Katy, Texas. Honda Cars of Katy carries a complete line of new and used cars in the Houston metro area. Visit us online at www.HondaCarsOfKaty.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HondaCarsOfKaty.com.

Houston Gas Prices Rising: Honda Cars of Katy Offers Solutions


With Houston gas prices back on the rise and showing no sign of slowing down, $4 per gallon gasoline is becoming a possible reality that consumers may have to deal with. The good news is Honda Cars of Katy offers Honda fuel efficiency  that can help cut costs in this new high priced fuel marketplace. Here are a few Honda models that can help you cut down your rising gasoline expenses.

●      2011 Honda Insight: 40mpg city, 43mpg highway


The Honda Insight sports a hybrid engine and offers strong fuel efficiency with high performance at an affordable cost. Designed for urban drivers, the Insight doesn’t sacrifice performance while still retaining excellent fuel efficiency. Honda Insight comes standard with Eco Assist, which helps to boost fuel efficiency. It sports an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system and a 1.3 liter i-VTEC engine.

●      2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan: 40mpg city, 43mpg highway


Also strong on fuel efficiency, the Civic offers a stylish exterior and quality interior on top of the excellent gas mileage.  The Hybrid Sedan also features the Integrated Motor Assist IMA system, a 4 cylinder engine, and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). If hybrid isn’t your thing, the standard 2011 Civic Sedan offers very respectable gas mileage at 36mpg hwy.

●      2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hyrbid: 35mpg city, 39mpg highway


The CR-Z is for consumers who seek great gas mileage  but still want to drive a car with some pick up and go. The CR-Z brings sporty performance to the hybrid field, offering a fun, 6 speed manual transmission and a 16-valve, 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine. The CR-Z also features the IMA system and the CVT, ensuring that your gas mileage is maximized.

●      2011 Honda Fit: 28mpg city, 35mpg highway


The Honda Fit doesn’t sport as strong of a MPG as the rest featured here, but it makes up for it with price, storage space, and performance. Ranked highly on Car and Driver, U.S. News, and Consumer Guide, the Fit is a great combination of edgy styling, strong fuel economy,  performance, comfort, and utility.

●      2011 Honda Accord Sedan: 23mpg city, 34mpg highway


If you’re looking for a strong, fuel efficient midsize, the Honda Accord is one of the most storied cars in the world. Named one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best 24 times, the Accord gets solid gas mileage for a midsized while offering impressive performance, comfort, and reliability.

Every vehicle Honda offers now takes fuel efficiency into account, and there’s no doubt you should too. Picking up a car that gets 40mpg instead of 20mpg cuts your gas bill in half.

For more information about your Honda options, come visit us at Honda Cars of Katy or visit our website at www.hondacarsofkaty.com We’ll be happy to answer any further questions you have about Honda vehicles and how they can help you save at the pump!

Honda Cars of Katy Launches All-New Website for 2011

Honda Cars of Katy recently launched an entirely redesigned Website. The dealership is one of the first in the Houston area to adopt an impressive new SEO Website strategy. Visit www.HondaCarsOfKaty.com to see the redesigned Website.

Houston, TX – Honda Cars of Katy proudly announces an all-new, redesigned Website at www.HondaCarsOfKaty.com.  The address will remain the same, but the look, feel and function of the Website will encourage customers to have a more enjoyable online shopping experience.

Just like the high quality Honda products that the dealership sells, Website users will find buttons exactly where they would expect to find them.  The newly redesigned Website is more intuitive with a more visually appealing look and feel.

“Customer satisfaction is huge for us,” said Chris Morrison, General Manager of Honda Cars of Katy. “The new Website gives customers a chance to learn more about us and the products we sell before they come into the store.”

The new Website will allow customers to access each department more quickly and efficiently.  Customers will be able to search the vehicle inventory by body style, model, color, year, and desired price range.  Additionally customers will be able to book service appointments online.  Each of the components of the site was designed with customers in mind.  As an example the dealership had additional microsites developed so that customers can connect via iPhones, iPads or other smart phone devices.

Honda Cars of Katy decided on TK Carsites to host the newly revamped Website. TK Carsites is the leader in Automotive Search Engine Optimization (SEO), having recently won awards for both “Best Marketing Strategy” and “Pinnacle Platform” in the Automotive Website Awards.

As one of the first dealerships in Texas to adopt this strategic SEO platform, Honda Cars of Katy expects to be one of Ward’s top 100 Internet dealers in the United States this year.

“By improving our website we will be able to offer a better online shopping experience. This will also enable us to takecare of more satisfied customers in not only Houston, but all across Texas,“ Morrison said.

Honda Cars of Katy’s new Website will link to all the popular social networking Websites where customers can directly engage with the company. Become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HondaCarsofKaty or follow Honda Cars of Katy on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/HondaCarsKaty to stay up-to-date on all of the latest news and deals going on at Honda Cars of Katy.

 

About Honda Cars of Katy

Honda Cars of Katy is located off I-10 on Katy Freeway at the Westgreen Blvd exit. For more details please contact the dealership at 281-994-0055 or visit http://www.HondaCarsOfKaty.com. Honda Cars of Katy is a new car and used car dealer that proudly provides service, parts, selection and customer service to the greater Houston area including Katy, Sugar Land, Houston Heights, Memorial, Downtown Houston, Bellaire, River Oaks, West University, Montrose, The Woodlands, Midtown, Cypress, Humble and Jersey Village.

Learn more about Honda Cars of Katy at http://www.HondaCarsOfKaty.com.

Contact: Jim Flint

Email: jim@johneagle.net

Phone: 281-994-0055

 

Honda Cars of Katy made buying my first car, a Honda Cr-V an Easy Process

Just about a year ago, I knew the time was coming to search for a new vehicle. It would be my first time as the owner of a car, despite having paid for every car I owned since I was 16. Being a very simple person, my car had to have two things: an iPod outlet and a sunroof. Why would anybody want a sunroof in hot Houston, you ask? Seven years prior, I was forced to pick out the car without the sunroof since my parent’s knew I wouldn’t be able to afford the higher model with my lifeguard and waitress, high school student salary.

 

In April of last year, I traveled to La Grange with a friend to volunteer at the MS150 in her Honda cr-v. I immediately fell in love. It was so spacious, the stereo system was perfect for jammin’ out to Ke$ha on that trip, and even the center console flipped down to store her purse. After that day, I couldn’t stop thinking of how much her Honda Cr-v resembled a luxury vehicle. Nobody in my family has ever owned a Honda, though my dad had a short stint working at a Honda dealership years ago. I was determined that someday soon I, too, would be the proud owner of a Cr-v.Honda Cars of Katy Honda CR-V

 

After months of searching and receiving annoying phone calls and emails from what seemed to be every dealership in Houston, I came across Honda Cars of Katy on an internet search. I was little weary since the drive was far away from my midtown apartment, but I decided to give it a whirl. After the first visit with Isaiah, I knew this was my dealership. After a few weeks of wheeling and dealing, I finally purchased my first ever Honda on June 19, 2010. Honda Cars of Katy had so many colors in stock of the 2010 Honda cr-v, it was like being in a shoe store and trying to pick the color of heels that fits your style most. I was very happy with my glacier blue pick. I was fortunate to have a stress-free day- complete with a free sandwhich and my salesman asking if I thought the sales manager was good looking. The best part? I did not even need my Dad’s help! Isaiah and the whole sales team made the process so easy, even an Aggie could buy a car from Honda Cars of Katy.

 

Eight months later, I love everything about my Honda. I love how spacious my CR-V is, something that has come in handy during road trips. Though I take the METRO light rail to work every day, my Honda is the perfect weekend getaway car. It has enough room to tote both my friends and luggage to party in Austin. Though I love my friends and family, my dream road trip would be with my favorite actor Adam Sandler to visit his hometown of Brooklyn. I mean, he can always fly to Houston from LA and we’ll travel all the way to the east coast and up to Brooklyn, sight seeing along the way. What could make a better vacation? I’ll even let his wife and kids tag along since the cr-v is so roomy!

 

As a Big Sister in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, having a safe vehicle is extremely important. I was not confident in driving my little sister to the zoo or the movies for our outings in my old car. Now, her mother and I both rest assured the Honda cr-v is top of the class in safety ratings. I now know that when I grow up, get married, and have children, I will definitely have Honda to keep my family safe. Maybe by that time, I’ll move up to the Honda Pilot to have more room for the little rascals.

 

 

Going Honda was a great decision. Driving away in a Honda from Honda Cars of Katy was an even better decision.

 

Installing a Child Safety Seat the Right Way

At Honda Cars of Katy, we provide to you the resources you need in order to make driving with you and your family as safe as possible. Not only are we going to find you the perfect vehicle for you but we will also leave you feeling and knowing you are in a safe Honda vehicle. Child Saftey, is of utmost importance, and child safety seat installation is something that we all need to know about.  Please read on, and know the proper techniques! Happy reading!

If you grew up in the 60s, 70s or 80s, chances are you never had a child seat (or maybe never even used seat belts) and your parents never gave it a second thought.

Now child car seats are a part of everyday life, and installing the seat into their new Honda Accord can be difficult.  It doesn’t help matters that there’s no standardized way to mount them – each brand is different.

That trepidation and worry is well-founded – the NTHSA has found that as many as 80 percent of child safety seats are improperly installed and used and that poor installation can be a contributing factor to many traffic fatalities in children under 14.

Honda Cars of Katy - Installing Child Safety SeatHere are some things to keep in mind:

  • Getting a proper fit between car seat and vehicle seat is essential, and usually tricky.  Some vehicles have automatic locking retractors (ALR), emergency locking retractors (ELR) or retractors that can work either way.  The seat cushions’ shape and size can make a big difference, as can the huge variety of shapes and sizes of child safety seats.
  • The federal government has stepped in to set a standard, with new car seats and post-2002 vehicles featuring LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children).  The LATCH attachment can be rigid or flexible, and negates the need for using seatbelts to anchor the seat.
  • Regardless of what brand of seat you get or how it’s supposed to install, make certain that it’s the proper seat for your child’s age, weight and height.  This is crucial!
  • Remember that the safest place for a car seat is always in the rear seat.  Post-2008 models will have a shoulder strap for the middle rear seat position, so keep that in mind when installing.
  • More than anything else – read both the car’s owner’s manual and the child seat manual carefully, and follow their instructions. If you still have questions, call your new Honda dealership in Houston and ask them.

Infant seats and toddler seats will typically have different designs and different mounting procedures.  Follow their instructions to the letter!  Then, after the seat is installed, grab the seat and try to move it.  It shouldn’t  move more than an inch from side to side or front to back.  If you’re still not sure, feel free to call your Honda dealership, or consult the NHTSA’s Child Passenger Safety or National Safe Kids Campaign websites.

Honda Cars of Katy Leads the way with new Honda Technology for 2011

While things like fuel cell cars and hydrogen power are still a few years down the line, Honda Cars of Katy’s customer’s know they can count on a steady stream of technological advances in every new Honda vehicle.   Things like one-touch power windows, front and rear AC, side curtain and passenger-side airbags, audiophile-quality stereos, cruise control, GPS navigation and power mirrors and seats used to be considered “luxury items” but are now standard on Hondas and many other makes.  However, it’s the extra touch of Honda’s thoughtful design that makes a difference.  It seems like everything you are looking for is right at your fingertips.

The company’s technological strides go far beyond the power accessories, amenities and other bells-and-whistles.  Among many other items Honda Cars of Katy is proud of the following components that are available on many Honda Cars and Trucks:

I-VTEC – Long at the forefront of environmentally-friendly engine design, Honda is wringing more performance, lower emissions and better fuel efficiency out of their engines for the Civic, Accord and other models.  Things like reduced engine weight, restructured pistons, redesigned catalytic converters, shutting off cylinders at highway speed and re-curved valve timing placed the Honda Civic Hybrid as the third “Greenest Vehicle” for the 2009 model year.Honda Cars of Katy i-vtec Honda Technology

Integrated Motor Assist – Honda’s IMA technology is part of the Honda hybrid drive train.  It uses concepts like regenerating braking energy back into the hybrid’s battery, shutting off the car’s engine at idle and lean-burn fuel metering to get the most efficiency out of the hybrid Insight, Civic and Accord.

Vehicle Stability Assist – Honda’s VSA system combines antilock braking and traction control to stabilize the vehicle.  The system can also apply braking to individual wheels to prevent the vehicle from going into a dangerous skid.

Honda Cars of Katy Serving Houston with G-Con TechnologyG-CON – Another advanced safety feature on late-model Hondas, G-CON protects the car’s occupants by controlling G-forces in case of a collision.  Honda’s labs have done collision testing using all kinds of vehicles to develop “crumple zones” that absorb the impact of a collision without transferring it to the occupants.  The system also protects pedestrians by minimizing head and chest injuries in case of an accident.

Come check out the latest features and options at your new Honda Houston dealership. Test drive a new Honda car, and we think you’ll appreciate the latest features, options and technology from Honda!