The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has finally arrived right here in Edmonton AB! To celebrate, we took it out and snapped a couple of great shots to give you an even better idea of what it looks like. Check out our photo gallery right here, and be sure to browse through our inventory so you can find your new truck today!
Used 2013 Fiat 500 For Sale Edmonton AB
It isn’t very often that we get a vehicle on the lot that costs less than $10,000, so when we do it’s pretty exciting. For this week’s Used Car Spotlight we’re going to look at such a vehicle, and it’s a used 2013 Fiat 500 for sale in Edmonton AB. Having only been on the road for approximately four years, it’s still relatively new, and doesn’t have a very large odometer reading either, making it the perfect vehicle for anyone interested in a small ride.
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This used 2013 Fiat 500 Pop is currently available for $9,900, and it is the most inexpensive vehicle available on our lot. Having only been driven 29,430 kilometres over the past four years, it is way under the national annual average, meaning it still have plenty of time left on the road. Just being inexpensive and having low mileage isn’t enough to purchase a car on, so let’s take a look at the subcompact hatchback’s specs & features.
Used 2013 Fiat Specs & Features
While it might not look it, this little hatchback has a surprising amount of room on the inside. While you won’t be able to fit four larger friends in the vehicle, there are four seats to accommodate if you’re traveling with children. Behind the back seat there is even a whopping 27.2 cu. ft. of space to fill with any kind of cargo you need to bring along, which is nearly twice as big as most sedan trunks!
While its 101-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine certainly isn’t going to win any races, this is the perfect car for driving around the city and hauling a load of groceries home. It’s an appealing little vehicle with loads of Italian style, and even though it’s not powerful it offers an enjoyable driving experience every time you hop behind the wheel. If you think you might be interested in this used 2013 Fiat 500, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website.
Top Safety Tips for Pokémon Go Players
A few days ago we gave you the rundown on where to find some of the best Pokémon hot spots, gyms and stops, and even gave you an awesome interactive map that local players have been working on since the game’s release. But as more and more tragic stories about accidents happening while on the quest to catch ‘em all, we want to make sure that you’re all remaining safe while you’re on there on the road. So we’ve come with a few top safety tips for Pokémon Go players in the area.
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The most important thing to remember when playing Pokémon Go is to remain alert, just like the warning states as the game loads. The game might have augmented reality aspects to it, but it isn’t constantly showing you the real world around you. If you remain too focused on your device, you might not notice that you’re about to walk into traffic or off a steep ledge, which could wind up catastrophic.
Follow the Law
It’s also important to follow the real world laws while playing the game. Don’t trespass on private property, for instance. The puts a sour taste in the mouths of Edmontonians who don’t play the game, and can only have negative effects. Furthermore, trespassing on restricted property should never be done either. If a sign says do not enter because of some danger, you should probably heed the warning.
Pokémon has always been a game that encourages building relationships and friendships, so be sure to play together. If you’re going out at night, take a buddy with you. If you have to go out by yourself, or even with a group, it can’t hurt to let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll be back, so that if something goes wrong they’ll know right away.
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Staying safe while playing such a fun game should be that difficult. We know how awesome the game is, but just lift your eyes from the phone every once in a while and don’t break the rules. With that said, good luck on your journey to be the very best, like no one ever was.
What is Android Auto?
A few weeks ago we looked into what exactly Apple CarPlay is, and for this week’s How’s This Work we decided to look at its counterpart: Android Auto. For the most part they both do very similar things, with the obvious difference being that one is for Apple iOS devices and the other for Android OS devices. So with that in mind, Android Auto allows you to connect your phone to your automobile’s display audio system and thus do things your phone can do through your car, like make calls and listen to music.
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How does Android Auto work?
Currently, Android Auto comes standard on many trim levels for both the 2016 Honda Accord and Civic, as long as the display audio touchscreen installed. By pairing your phone to your vehicle, you will have access to a host of Android apps like Google Maps, Google Now, text messaging, your music, your phone and tons of third-party applications. As long as your mobile device is equipped with Android OS 5.0 or higher, you’ll be able to pair your device to Android Auto.
The video below will give you an even better idea of how exactly Android Auto works and gives you a first look at many of the capabilities that it brings to your vehicle. If you’re interested in finding out which Honda vehicles are available with Android Auto or which might become available in the future, feel free to give us a call at the sales desk and we’d be happy to help you.
If you’d like to experience Android Auto in action, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website for one of our Accord or Civic models at your earliest convenience.
2016 Honda CR-V Audio & Connectivity Features
We’re always talking about how advanced safety technology is getting in the automotive market, but what about all of the other technology found in vehicles? That’s jumping forward leaps and bounds right alongside the safety features, making the interior cabin of most vehicles even more enjoyable We wanted to take a look at the 2016 Honda CR-V today, and thought it’d be a great time to discuss a few of our favorite audio & connectivity features that are making the cabin that much more fun to be in.
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Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
While it might sound quite inconsequential, one of the coolest and most convenient technologies that has made its way to the 2016 Honda CR-V is steering wheel-mounted controls for the audio system. While the 7” display audio touchscreen is awesome in its own right, it wouldn’t be safe to constantly use it while your hands are supposed to be on the wheel, so instead just use these great buttons implemented right into said wheel.
Much like the steering wheel-mounted controls were designed to prevent you from constantly paying attention to the display audio screen, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink was created to further pry you away from your cell phone while in the driver’s seat. It allows you to make calls through your audio system, which is cool enough in and of itself, but there are also controls mounted onto the steering wheel just like the audio controls, once again keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
HondaLink Next Generation
Last but not least, HondaLink Next Generation is now available in the CR-V. Aside from sounding like a season of Star Trek, the next generation of HondaLink is the interface you’ll navigate on your display audio touchscreen. It now allows you to touch, pinch and even swipe just like your cell phone, which if you connect right to your vehicle you can then find music, podcasts and more right in your vehicle.
If you think you might be interested in a 2016 Honda CR-V of your own, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or give us a call with any questions that you might have.
Best Places to Catch Pokémon Edmonton AB
You already know the best place to find your next Honda Vehicle, but if you’ve jumped on the bandwagon of the massive new global phenomenon Pokémon Go… then you might be wondering where the best places to catch Pokémon in Edmonton AB are instead. We’ve got a few good ideas for you right here on this page, and then at the bottom there’s an incredible interactive map for you to find exactly what you’re looking for, and where exactly to find it.
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Pokémon Hot Spots
It’s hard to know for certain where to find Pokémon hot spots around town, or anywhere for that matter. But some diehard Pokémon Go fans have been adding known locations to the map below. For instance, people have spotted many a Scyther and Lapras at Broadmoor Lake Park and around the water.
PokéStops are where you restock on Pokéballs, potions and other pertinent items, so it is important to make sure there are a few on your route whenever you head out. One of the best places to go walk around is the West Edmonton Mall, as it not only houses 3 different gyms, but also a whopping 22 PokéStops.
And lastly we come to the Pokémon Gym. This is where the social interaction and competition really comes into effect, as you get to duke it out against other players to prove who is the best by claiming and holding onto a gym. You can find Gyms all over the place, especially at locations known to have frequent visitors. For instance, Rundle Park and its corresponding golf course house at least 5 gyms.
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Interactive Pokémon Map Edmonton AB
Good luck out there, and remember to stay safe!
2016 Honda Sonic Civic Special Comic-Con Edition
This year one of the most iconic characters in video game history is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more stoked to see that Honda is partnering up with SEGA to celebrate. That’s right, Sonic the Hedgehog is turning 25, and to celebrate our favorite auto manufacturer created a 2016 Honda Sonic Civic Sedan Special Comic-Con Edition. It will be on display at the anniversary event, which will be held at the House of Blues in San Diego, and has already sold out!
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“What better way to showcase the incredibly sporty performance capability of the 100th generation Civic than by pairing it with gaming industry’s ultimate athlete – Sonic the Hedgehog? As the fan favorite game and character celebrates his 25th anniversary on the scene, we hope that all Sonic fans – those who remember playing years ago and those who continue playing today – rejoice in his all-new ride, as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
– James Jenkins, Public Relations Manager, Honda Division
Special Sonic Civic Sedan Enhancements
- Custom Rear Wheels: Represent Sonic’s iconic red shoes
- Custom Front Wheels: Represent the collectible gold coins present throughout the series
- Custom Exterior Vinyl: Depicts Sonic the Hedgehog and the world of the series
- Sonic Black Grill
- BASF R-M Candy Sonic Blue Paint
- Sonic Yellow Paint Accents, Honda Emblem
- Custom Sonic the Hedgehog Seats, in Katzkin Blue Leather
- Unique Sonic The Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Embroidery
- Rockford Fosgate AV System
- 2 500-watt, 10” T1S2 Subwoofers
- 2 500-watt amplifiers
- Floor-mounted Flip-up 32” Television
- Featuring classic Sonic the Hedgehog video games
We wish this awesome Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired 2016 Honda Civic Sedan was designed for more than just Comic-Con tours, but at least you can admire its beauty in the pictures above!
Used 2016 Mazda6 For Sale Edmonton AB
Used doesn’t necessarily have to mean old. With that in mind, for today’s Used Car Spotlight we’ll essentially be looking at a brand-new car that just happened to be driven for a few thousand miles. It might be gently used, but it’s an extremely new car that’s still in great condition and available for a pretty decent price compared to a completely unused version of the vehicle. The vehicle in questions is a used 2016 Mazda6 for sale in Edmonton AB, and we think you’re going to love it.
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This used 2016 Mazda6 is currently on sale for $30,900, which is more than $2,000 less than the most basic starting price point for a new Mazda6 GT Sedan, which is trim level of this model. With just 11,567 kilometres on it, its previous owner stayed well within the national annual average, and you’ll have many years to sit behind the wheel of your Mazda6. Let’s take a gander at some of the awesome features and impressive specs in this Mazda6 to give you a better idea of what you’re in store for.
Used 2016 Mazda6 Specs & Features
This Mazda6 GT is packed with premium features that will make every journey in the driver’s seat memorable. Both the front and back seats are plush leather with the ability to be heated, the touchscreen display audio system features navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, the cabin is outfitted with a Bose Audio system that features 10” JL subwoofers in the trunk while USB/AUX inputs and steering-wheel audio controls make listening to music more convenient. Other awesome features include a heads-up display, keyless entry with push-button start, 3M paint protection, paddle shifters, a sunroof, aftermarket remote starter and, of course, a backup camera.
As for specs, its 2.5L, 184-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine should deliver a very enjoyable driving experience each time you get behind the wheel. With decent fuel efficiency and a nice-sized trunk, this used 2016 Mazda6 is the total package. If you think you might be interested, be sure to schedule a test drive here on our website or give us a call at the sales desk.
We always enjoy Honda’s sales event commercials as they’re some of the most creative and enjoyable commercials on television. Recently, Honda started up a new summer sales campaign in the United States, and with it came a new batch of hilarious commercials, so we thought we’d give you an easy place to check them all out, right here on the Wheaton Honda blog. For more information about the summer sales event available here in Canada, head over to the Honda Checkered Flag Event.
What is a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera?
If you’ve been in a new vehicle built in the last couple of years, chances are you’ve seen a backup camera in action. The backup camera has become so popular in fact that by the 2018 model year, it will be required that every vehicle on the market come with a standard rearview camera. While some of these reverse cameras just offer a basic look behind you, others are much more involved. For this week’s How’s This Work, we thought we’d look at Honda’s offering – which has been standard in almost all models on the lineup since 2013 – the multi-angle rearview camera.
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How does the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera work?
In vehicles across the market, manufacturers are installing a camera on the rear-end that give drivers a better view behind them than the standard rearview mirror. While the mirror is great for seeing who’s behind you on the highway, it doesn’t show you a very good picture of what’s happening behind you in driveways or parking spots, which is precisely what the rearview camera was designed to take care of.
While most backup cameras give you a generic shot of what’s happening behind you, Honda’s multi-angle rearview camera offers three different options. On top of the standard view, there is also wide view and top down view. The wide-angle view offers a better look at the left and right sides behind the vehicle, making it the perfect angle for reversing out of a driveway onto a busy street or backing out of a parking spot.
The top-down angle helps with parallel parking and similar situations, as it actually offers a view of what’s directly on the ground behind your vehicle. Backing into a parking spot? It will show you the cement stopper so that you don’t hit it. All three angles make Honda’s multi-angle rearview camera one of the best on the market. If you have any questions about the multi-angle rearview camera or which vehicles it’s available in, feel free to give us a call at the sales desk.