New Honda Airbag Set to Help Reduce Traffic Injuries and Fatalities

2020 Honda Airbag | Falls Church, VA

Honda recently announced that it has developed a new, innovative front passenger airbag. This new Honda airbag utilizes updated technology to help protect front-seat occupants in a variety of frontal collisions scenarios.

Honda engineers from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Ohio created this new airbag, working alongside Autolive — one of the brand’s safety system suppliers.

“This new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities,” said Jim Keller, President of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

While conventional airbags typically have a single inflatable compartment to help prevent injuries and fatalities in collisions, the new Honda airbag uses next-generation technology to provide a safer experience.

In angled frontal impact collisions, the lateral collision forces can cause the occupant’s head to rotate or slide off the airbag. This new airbag uses four major components — three inflated compartments and a “sail panel” that stretches between the two side chambers at their outermost edge — to protect the occupant’s head. The “sail panel” in particular acts like a baseball catcher’s mitt, cradling the occupant’s head after a collision.

Honda will introduce this new advanced airbag design to new products in the United States in 2020. In the meantime, stop by Bill Page Honda and talk with a knowledgeable member of our staff about all of Honda’s other safety innovations.

5 Fuel-Efficient Honda Vehicles

Honda Fuel-Efficiency | Falls Church, VA

Whether you are looking to go green or simply want to save money at the gas pump, Honda offers a wide range of cars that boast solid fuel-efficiency ratings. Here are five of Honda’s most efficient available vehicles.

2019 Honda Insight

Efficiency meets style in the 2019 Insight. The hybrid offers 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway, making it an excellent choice if you’re looking to save money on gas1.

2019 Honda Accord

Whether you opt for the Accord or the Accord Hybrid, you’ll leave the lot in an efficient vehicle guaranteed to spice up your commute. The Accord runs at an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway2, while the Accord Hybrid achieves 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway3.

2019 Honda Clarity

If you’re looking to go green, the Clarity lineup is meant for you. The Clarity Plug-In hybrid has a110 MPGe rating, along with a combined gas/electric driving range of 340 miles. The Clarity Electric can go 47 miles on a single charge, while the Clarity Fuel Cell can reach up to 360 miles on one fill-up4.

2019 Honda Fit

The Honda Fit Hatchback isn’t a hybrid, but is still remarkably efficient. The vehicle achieves 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway5 while still offering peppy performance and eye-catching style.

2019 Honda CR-V

The CR-V is a reliable family hauler that offers power without guzzling fuel. It can seat up to five passengers with ease, and generates an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway6.

Regardless of your specific needs, Honda has an efficient vehicle to suit them. For a closer look, take a trip to Bill Page Honda and see what strikes your fancy.

155 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

230 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

330 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

447-mile maximum EV mode driving-range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving-range rating. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition and other factors.

529 city / 36 highway / 31 combined MPG rating for LX, Sport and EX 6MT trims. 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined MPG rating for LX CVT trim 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined MPG rating for Sport CVT, EX CVT and EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

626 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

Why Buy a New Car Instead of Used

Why Buy a New Car Instead of Used | Falls Church, VA

There are pros to buying a new car instead of used just as there are pros to buying a used car instead of new. However, here are some of the benefits of purchasing a brand new car at Bill Page Honda:

  • Reliability: You will be the first driver of a new car, which means you don’t have to worry about how previous drivers drove it, past damages, and worn down parts. Your vehicle should drive reliably for years to come.
  • New car warranty: Warranties extend several years and tens of thousands of miles for new cars, covering vital vehicle systems. This covers you from expensive repair work during this time.
  • Better technology: Technology is improving at a rapid rate. Only the newest vehicles have the best driver-assist safety features, advanced connectivity options like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and modern conveniences like advanced climate control and hands-free liftgates.
  • More financing options: It’s easier to secure good interest rates on a new car, which also often come with incentives throughout the year. That often makes new cars a better investment, especially since you stand to gain more from a resale down the road with a new car versus a used one.

If you’re not sure which car you want to purchase, you can view our large inventory of new vehicles or visit us at Bill Page Honda.

The Pros and Cons of New vs Used Cars: Which One is Right for You?

Buying New vs Used | Falls Church, VA

You need a new car, but now you’re not sure if you want to purchase a new or used one. Here, we take a look at the pros and cons of new vs used cars to help make your decision that much easier.

Technology

Depending on the technology you want, either a new or a used vehicle could suit your needs. New vehicles will come with the most up-to-date technologies, including popular options that have recently been released like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility. Used vehicles will also come with connective technologies, but they might be out of date.

Price

Used cars typically have a lower price than new cars, which is why many find them appealing — especially those who are on a budget. That being said, you can usually find better financing options when you purchase a new car, including loans with better interest rates and incentives like cash rebates. So, you could likely find either a new or used vehicle that suits your budget, depending on what you’re looking for.

Peace of mind

When you buy a new or a Certified Pre-Owned model, which undergoes strict manufacturer-mandated tests, you will have the peace of mind that the car you’re getting is in tip-top condition. If you purchase a regular used vehicle, that might not be the case. Make sure you get any used vehicle you’re thinking of purchasing examined by a mechanic before you do so, and you will also have peace of mind.

No matter whether you’re looking for a new car or a used car, Bill Page Honda’s extensive inventory is sure to have what you’re looking for. Check us out today.

Check Out These Summer 2019 Events in Falls Church, Virginia

Summer 2019 Events in Falls Church, Virginia
Summer 2019 Events in Falls Church, Virgina

Bill Page Honda loves to call Falls Church home. Its wonderful community offers much to see and do. If you are new to the area, check out these awesome summer 2019 events in Falls Church.

Memorial Day Parade & Festival

Kick off summer right with this event that has been going strong for more than 30 years. The Memorial Day Parade and Festival occurs on May 27.

Concerts in the Park

Every Thursday in June, July, and August, Cherry Hill Park hosts concerts at 7:00 p.m. featuring amazing musical groups. Find the schedule and list of performers at fallschurchva.gov.

Tinner Hill Music Fest

The Tinner Hill Music Fest happens at Cherry Hill Park this year on Saturday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live music includes Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Batala Washington, and Convertible Jerks. Learn more about what you can expect from this festival by visiting tinnerhill.org.

July 4th Celebration

See fireworks over Falls Church on America’s birthday. Catch the 2019 info when the city announces it on its government website.

Sunset Cinema

Watch movies in Cherry Hill Park every Friday night in September. Visit fallschurchva.gov for the 2019 summer movie list.

Get well-acquainted with the city of Falls Church when you attend these events near our Honda dealership.

Why You Should Buy the 2019 Honda Passport

2019 Honda Passport

The 2019 Honda Passport is one of the newest additions to the Honda SUV lineup. Slotted between the compact CR-V and the three-row Pilot, the Passport is a solid combination of interior space and rugged performance. Here are a few reasons why you should consider purchasing the 2019 Honda Passport.

Ready for Adventure

Every Passport model comes with a 3.5-liter direct-injected V6 engine, which operates with the newest nine-speed automatic transmission from Honda. This powertrain allows this SUV to get 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, making it a solid choice for adventures. The Passport is also available with an all-wheel-drive system and Intelligent Variable Torque Management for off-roading.

Smart Technology

Confidence is yours behind the wheel of this SUV, thanks to the standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety technology. This includes a Road Departure Mitigation System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Versatility

The Passport includes a cabin configuration that works well with your gear, regardless of your destination. Its 41.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats expands to 77.9 cubic feet when these seats are folded down. It even has 2.5 cubic feet of underfloor storage for anything that gets muddy or dirty on your adventures.

Take the 2019 Honda Passport in Falls Church for a test drive at Bill Page Honda.

About Bill Page Honda

Bill Page Honda | Falls Church, VA

Our roots go back nearly seven decades to 1950, when William H. Page opened a Buick dealership at this very location. Page’s oldest son, William J., began working for his father at the age of 14, helping him clean automobiles and marking the beginning of a long partnership.

The dealership then became a Ford store and a Pontiac store. In 1971, the Pages decided to add Honda to the enterprise, and in 1980 William J. purchased the dealerships from his father.

At this point, William J. had to choose which brands to keep. In 1982, he finalized his decision and Bill Page became an exclusive Honda dealer.

William J. Page passed away in 2007, but in 25 years of selling Honda vehicles, Page grew the dealership into a staple of Falls Church, VA. Several of his own children also have extended the Bill Page footprint with more than fifteen dealerships spanning from Maryland to South Florida. The third generation of William Page continues to work at Bill Page Honda to this day.

At Bill Page Honda, we have a simple motto: Take care of what you have, and the rest will come. We believe the tenure of our employees is invaluable. We strive to provide the best possible service for our customers’ car needs, so they will think of us first when an issue arises.

Visit our website for more information, or stop by Bill Page Honda anytime during our operating hours.

Welcome to Bill Page Honda’s Blog

Bill Page Honda in Falls Church is one of the original Washington, DC-area Honda dealers, and it has been around for over fifty years. We strive to offer competitive pricing and great values, but our main goal to earn your trust. We treat you with the respect you deserve and make sure you have the necessary information to make an informed decision about your future car.

Our philosophy is simple: Take care of the customers, and they will take care of you. Our repeat customers are a measure of our success, so we work tirelessly to earn your business.

Whether you have bought a Honda from us in the past or are ready to purchase your next one, we want to make sure you know about the latest from Honda. That’s why we are starting this blog. We plan on keeping you informed on our dealership, the newest Honda vehicles, Honda current events, and more!

Check back for future updates on a variety of subjects from how-to guides to the up-to-date news.