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!


5 Tips to Traveling With Your Pets

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Love traveling with your pets?

During the holidays, many people in the Houston area embark on road trips to see their families and friends.  Bringing your pets with you on these trips gives you a great travel companion that won’t fight over the car temperature or stereo.  But before you jump in your new, used or certified used Honda with Fido, check out 5 tips to keep both you and your pet safe on car trips:

1.       No roaming. Don’t let your pet roam around in your vehicle.  They could interfere with your driving in many ways, including distracting you and getting caught between the foot pedals.  Even if you’re driving a new Honda, you need to be sure that your pet has its own space – and that you have room to drive safely.

2.       Buckle up. Just as it’s important for you to wear your seat belt, it’s equally important for your pet to be safely restrained in your vehicle.  There are a multitude of safety options for restraining pets, including car seats, harnesses or crates.

3.       Don’t choke. Never attach a restraint to a pet’s collar, as that could cause strangulation.  Restraints should distribute pressure across the pet’s body to prevent injury.

4.       Stick together. In the same way that a child can suffer when left in a parked car, a pet is equally susceptible to illness or injury when left in the car.  If you’re leaving your new Honda for a while, take your pet with you.

5.       Keep it in. As amusing as it is to see a dog’s head hanging out the window of a new Honda car, it’s actually very unsafe.  It could be a distraction for you or other drivers.

There are many other tips and tricks to learn when taking pets on road trips with you, but here at Honda Cars of Katy, safety is the most important aspect of driving.  So, when you’re ready to take your pet on a road trip in your 2011 Honda, remember these safety tips.  And if you decide that your car is too small to transport both you and Fido, stop by Honda Cars of Katy, and we’ll show you plenty of safe options for you and your pooch!  We’ll make sure you’ve got the right car for both you and your pets.

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