Honda CR-V Voted One of the Best Family Cars of 2017

2017 Honda CR-V - best family cars in West Babylon, NY

For two decades, the Honda CR-V has been setting high standards for the compact SUV segment. It’s small but spacious, flexible and versatile, and comfortable no matter which seat you’re in. At Babylon Honda, we’ve always thought that the Honda CR-V was one of the best family cars on the market. It’s the perfect alternative to a large SUV or a smaller sedan. This year, we learned that Kelley Blue Book voted chose the 2017 Honda CR-V as one of their 12 Best Family Cars of 2017.

The 2017 Honda CR-V has managed to hold onto all of the original standards with which is debuted 20 years ago, while also developing new and updated features and designs. There’s extra room inside of the new Honda CR-V, as well as a new turbocharged engine option available on higher trims. A roomy cabin and an efficient engine are two things that made the 2017 Honda CR-V stand out as one of the best family cars for KBB.com.

The 2017 Honda CR-V sees updates to its appearance as well as its technology, adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility. These types of gadgets and comforts are always important in family transportation, but perhaps not quite as important as safety. The 2017 Honda CR-V keeps many safety features from previous models, such as airbags and stability control. But what’s remarkable is the now-standard Honda Sensing safety suite, which features many active safety features that assist the driver in keeping passengers safe.

Between the comfortable, roomy interior, the intelligent in-cabin technology, the efficient engine options, and the new standard safety features, it’s no wonder KBB.com chose the Honda CR-V as one of their 12 Best Family Cars of 2017. To learn more about what may make this compact SUV the perfect vehicle for you, call us at Babylon Honda.

MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards Go to 2017 Honda CR-V and Civic

2017 Honda CR-V

Since 1983, MotorWeek has been choosing the best cars each year to honor them with its Drivers’ Choice Awards. The MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards are the cars that the editors would love to have in their driveways. They focus on a variety of consumer factors including practicality, performance, price, and efficiency.

This year, two Honda models earned the top choice in their segments. The Honda Civic won the award in the small car category, while the CR-V was chosen as the best small utility. This was the second year in a row the Civic has earned this award.

MotorWeek noted that it was impressed with the addition of both coupe and hatchback models to the Civic lineup. The editors love the Civic’s fun-to-drive personality, feature-rich interior, excellent reliability, and its dynamic styling.

As for the CR-V, it arrives fully redesigned for the 2017 model year and MotorWeek loves the thoughtful redesign. For years, the CR-V has been one of the most popular choices in its segment. However, even in this tight, competitive segment, the CR-V continues to stand out with just the right combination of features and overall performance.
Come check out both of these award-winning models, along with the rest of the Honda lineup, available now at Babylon Honda.

Five Achievable Bucket List Ideas for 2017

Bucket List Ideas for 2017

What do you want to do in life? Ok, now why aren’t you doing it?

There are resolutions, and then there are bucket lists—those things you just have to try at some point or another. But like resolutions, bucket list items should come in all shapes and sizes. Here are ten creative bucket list ideas for 2017 that will take you out of your routine.

Journal Every Morning

There’s nothing like starting the day off with a little self-reflection. Don’t set limits, but try to write every morning for as many days in a row as you can, even if it’s just a sentence.

Be a Tourist

It’s too easy to take for granted that which we see every day. Plan a staycation weekend where you explore all that there is to see in your own town. Eat out at local restaurants, take lots of photos and visit the attractions.

Write a Book

Start small and write a ten-page eBook on one of your favorite things. There are resources out there that will help you learn how to write and publish your book for free online.

Set Reading Goals

Whether you read a book a week, a chapter a day or a series in a year, it’ll be fun to make reading a part of your daily routine.

Organize a Picnic

Get some friends together and plan an elaborate picnic to welcome in the spring or summer. Collect blankets, pillows, candles, and prepare a delicious menu. The more extravagant, the more unforgettable!

And of course, if you need a new car, stop by Babylon Honda in West Babylon!

Tips for Winter Car Maintenance

winter car maintenance
Winter can be taxing. It’s hard to get out of bed and face the cold weather. The nights are longer, and the wind is harsher. But it’s not just hard on humans—it’s hard on cars, too. That’s why we suggest you follow our advice for winter car maintenance to keep your vehicle feeling good all the way to spring.

Keep Up On the Fluids

Coolant is an extremely important ingredient to a car’s inner workings. It keeps the engine at a healthy temperature, so in the winter coolant keeps the engine from freezing. Check your coolant levels and make sure there’s plenty in there to get the job done.

It’s equally important to keep a constant watch on both your gas tank and your wiper fluid. Both of these fluids should stay topped off throughout the winter. Your wiper fluid will help wash away the salt and dirt from the roads for better visibility. Meanwhile, keeping a full tank of gas prevents ice from forming in your fuel pump. Plus, if you get stranded for some reason, you’ll want plenty of gas to keep your car running and keep you warm and safe.

Keep an Eye On the Tires

You should also be aware of your tires all through the winter season. Watch both their pressure and their tread. Both of these elements will affect the way that your car drives in snow and ice. If pressure is low, it can screw up the alignment and cause others issues. As with anything, it’s better to stay on top of maintenance rather than clean up a bigger mess later on.

Come to Babylon Honda for all your winter car needs!