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Autotrader Took Honda Civic Si for a Drive, and Came Back Impressed

We at Frank Ancona Honda think we can say with the auto research authority that the eighth-generation Honda sport compact ascends toward the performance thrill ride of recent Honda Civic Type R fame. As Autotrader noted in its First Drive experience, the new Honda Civic Si looks to be a coupe-and-sedan duo with a body 25 percent stiffer than prior iterations, ample chassis tuning prospects, and the energetic drive of a turbocharged engine. That means we Honda sports car long-timers can expect plenty of opportunities for Civic Si to live up to its new Civic Type R sibling.

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Kelley Blue Book Applauds the Honda Civic Type R

Calling the new Honda hot hatchback a "model unto itself," the expert reviewer at the auto research and valuation authority defined it as a "re-engineered performance thoroughbred," with "wild" downforce-increasing bodywork that helps produce a "great-handling, quick, and fun" drive with all the trappings of day-to-day utility. So, what can our fellow Kansas City area sports car aficionados expect from the new Honda Civic Type R for the model year?

For starters, a unique 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, turbocharged for a balance of energetics and efficiency, that shells out a...

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Tack into the Olathe, KS Winter Behind the Wheel of a New, All-Wheel Drive-Equipped 2017 Honda Pilot

The Honda mid-size SUV returns for its third generation sporting no shortage of advanced features and technologies for the highway cruise and heading off the beaten path. Surely, it's built at the height of rugged durability, showcasing an Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) construction. Plus, you can count on safety tech like Vehicle Stability and Hill Start Assist to maintain an even keel while delivering on the ability to ascend uneven terrain.

But what about when it comes to fending off some of the worst effects of our east Kansas elements while navigating the slings and...

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The 2018 Honda Accord Gets Engine Upgrade

Not only did the new 2018 Honda Accord get a face-lift, but this iconic sedan also received an upgrade under the hood as well.

Now standard is a new 192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine paired with your choice of a manual or automatic transmission. Also available is a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder option. The 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine used in previous Accord models is no longer available as Honda’s strives for more powerful and efficient engines in its latest lineup.

 

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