What’s New in Year Two for the 2017 Honda HR-V


“Hey, 2017 Honda HR-V! What’s New?”

“Not a whole lot,” the best-selling subcompact said, grinding dirt into the ground with the sole of its…tire.

While it may feel like we’re knocking the 2017 Honda HR-V, we promise we’re not. What can be misconstrued as a negative—no enormously game-changing additions to this, the HR-V’s sophomore-year model—is really a positive. Instead of adding superfluous gizmos and unnecessary accessories to its fan-favorite SUV, Honda engineers created a more refined, sophisticated, and mature crossover. And it’s all the better for it.

Here’s why we think you’ll find true romance with the newest Honda HR-V, which is now available around the country and at our car dealership in Naples, FL. Continue reading “What’s New in Year Two for the 2017 Honda HR-V”


Our 15 Favorite New Honda Videos & Commercials [WATCH]

With each year comes new Honda commercials, ads, and promo videos. Some are incredibly funny, endearing, or lighthearted; some may not speak to everyone. But most do a great job extolling the virtues of driving a Honda vehicle. In this list you’ll find some of our favorite Honda videos from the last few years.

Totally Square

What’s the best way to describe this surreal ad? Our favorite YouTube comment says it best: “I didn’t wanna sleep tonight anyway.” Don’t adjust your monitor when watching this video for the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe. Continue reading “Our 15 Favorite New Honda Videos & Commercials [WATCH]”

2017 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Winner Takes All

Across the board, the 2017 Honda Accord cannot be ignored. Available in five trims (the base LX, Sport, Sport SE, EX, and EX-L) and as a two-door coupe, it remains Honda’s most polished package thanks to impressive fuel-efficiency numbers, a spacious interior, and incomparable ride quality. Still, everyone has their rivals, and the Accord is no different.

2017 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry
Camry Photo Credit: motortrend.com

Inarguably the most-sold midsize sedan on the market, the Toyota Camry has been looking down on the rest in its segment for years. But the times are a-changin’, and with the 2017 Accord, Honda is setting their sights on number-one.

Who will win? Let’s compare the 2017 Accord and Camry to find out, once and for all, which mid-size sedan is the vehicle to purchase when shopping for a new car in Naples, FL, or beyond. Continue reading “2017 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Winner Takes All”

7 Fun & Easy Staycation Ideas for Your Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is coming up, and we all know this means a well-deserved and long-awaited break from work is almost here! Yes, the perfect long weekend to take an enjoyable and relaxing vacation – that is, if you planned ahead. But who says staying in the comfort of your own home in the Naples/Ft. Myers are can’t be just as nice?

7 Fun_Easy Staycation Ideas for Your Labor Day Weekend

Planning and taking a vacation isn’t always as relaxing as it is made out to be. Between the scheduling of activities, travel costs, and stress of trying to keep everyone happy, vacations can take a lot out of you!

For this reason, at Germain Honda of Naples, your preferred Honda dealership in Naples, Florida, we recommend taking what we call a “staycation.” Save money on vacation costs and stay in the beautiful city of Naples this Labor Day Weekend! There is so much to do right in your backyard, which is why we are sharing our top 7 ideas on how to make your staycation in Naples, Florida the best one yet!

1. Creative Cooking Your Way

Part of going away for a vacation is experiencing new foods and delectable meals at nights out for dinner. Why not become the chef on your staycation and cook up your own delicious meal? Whether you are feeling an Italian night with linguini carbonara or a Mexican dinner with shrimp tacos, there are tons of unique recipes online that you can try! Have some fun with it by putting on some corresponding background music, making some themed decorations, and inviting your friends over to experience your creative cooking. Before you know it, your kitchen table will be turned into the restaurant of your choice for a night! Continue reading “7 Fun & Easy Staycation Ideas for Your Labor Day Weekend”

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid: Honda’s Visionary New Sedan

Like Michael Jordan in 1993, the Honda Accord Hybrid unlaced its shoes after its 2015 model year and exited the arena, disappointing many of us at Germain Honda of Naples. Now, just a year removed from the hybrid game, the Accord Hybrid is ready to make its glorious return to the court. Boasting a more compact battery, upgraded styling, and improved fuel efficiency, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid certainly looks capable of mirroring His Airness’s post-retirement (and un-retirement) success by setting a new benchmark for eco-friendly vehicles in its segment.

Slotted to be one of the first 2017 Honda models to hit the market here in the Fort Myers area, the four-door hybrid will be available for purchase from Germain Honda of Naples later this season. Continue reading below for more information about the updated midsize sedan, or call our sales team at 877-813-2502 to discuss availability, prices, and set up a test drive at our Honda dealership near Ft. Myers.

The Accord Hybrid Proves that Two Heads are Better than One

Most noticeable on this new Accord Hybrid is the integration of a lighter, more compact lithium-ion battery pack and an updated two-motor hybrid system.

Let’s begin with the battery. Slightly less bulky than previous models—Honda’s claims that the packs are 33% smaller and 13% lighter appear legit—the new battery frees up a considerable amount of space. The sedan’s engineers took full advantage of this newly found roominess by bumping trunk capacity up to a best-in-segment 13.5 cubic feet. The additional space also leads us to the car’s impressive two-motor system, effectively called the “Sport Hybrid i-MMD.” Continue reading “The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid: Honda’s Visionary New Sedan”

Fans Rejoice: The Redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline Arrives

Ever since Honda stopped production of the Ridgeline in 2014, fans have been clamoring for a taste of what’s to come. Earlier this year, Honda satiated its fans’ hunger by announcing that the once-beloved truck would make a comeback in the form of its 2017 Honda Ridgeline model.

The newly redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline has officially made its debut, and you can find it now at Germain Honda of Naples. Check back in for more details about its release date, and schedule a test drive at our Honda dealership near Fort Myers by calling us at 877-813-2502.

What’s New with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline?

Postponing production in 2014, Honda engineers went back to the drawing board with the Ridgeline, keeping in mind both Ridgeline fans’ pros and its detractors’ cons.

The 2017 model now boasts a slimmer silhouette, more versatile truck bed and seating arrangements, and a modernized unibody frame. By refining the vehicle from scratch, the company’s engineers crafted a Honda pickup with all the modern flourishes one could ask for. In doing so, the Ridgeline is primed to stand toe-to-toe with its light-duty and mid-size competitors. Continue reading “Fans Rejoice: The Redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline Arrives”

5 Best Father’s Day Events in Naples & Fort Myers, FL

Father’s Day is around the corner. Have you made any special plans for the dad in your life yet? What, you haven’t even gotten him a gift? Yeesh! You don’t have to buy him a new Honda vehicle to make his Father’s Day one to remember, but give him something! If nothing else, buying him a card at least shows you tried.

If you want to go the extra mile, look to these Father’s Day weekend events in the Naples and Fort Myers area for inspiration as you start planning.

Father’s Day at the Naples Zoo (Sunday, June 19th)

What proves to Dad that you’ve actually listened to his advice over the years? Taking advantage of something offered as free, that’s what.

For Father’s Day, the Naples Zoo is helping celebrate the occasion by admitting fathers into their facility for free (with child ticket purchase). Fathers can even bring an old bottle of aftershave or cologne as an equal trade for admission—and what father doesn’t have a box of eau de toilette from 1999 sitting in the closet?

The Naples Zoo is located at 1590 Goodlette Road in Naples, FL, and will be open on Sunday, June 19th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the front gate. More details about this Father’s Day event can be found at napleszoo.org.

The 2016 FSL All-Star Game (June 17th and June 18th)


Home to your Fort Myers Miracle, the Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex will host this year’s Florida State League All-Star Baseball Game. Bring Pop and the rest of the family for a relaxing night of America’s Pastime. Continue reading “5 Best Father’s Day Events in Naples & Fort Myers, FL”