With the dog-days of summer coming to an end, it’s time to start looking forward to cool days and nights, cozying up around the fire and staying warm with pumpkin-spiced lattes. Unfortunately, that also means braving the winter weather out on the roads. Whether that means somewhat brisk windchills or school-closing snow-mageddon, Honda models offer high-tech features to keep you and your passengers in comfort and in control during the cold months ahead.
Break the Ice
There aren’t many nuisances more frustrating than having to deal with an iced-over car when you’re already running late on a cold morning. Of course, all models come standard with a traditional windshield defogging/defrosting system, which diverts climate-controlled air to warm the inside of the windshield, melting any accumulated ice on the outside. But Honda takes it a step further with timed, push-button electronic defrosting for both of the power side-view mirrors and the rear windshield.
Cozy Climate Control
On the inside, you can enjoy multi-zone climate control features (pictured above) as a standard in many Honda models. That means passengers in each of the front seats can enjoy different temperature and fan settings simultaneously. In larger sedans, SUVs, and minivans, you’ll even find separate available controls for passengers in the rear as well.
Premium trim levels in most models offer perforated leather seats with multi-stage heating (pictured below), which is about as good as it gets on a cold morning. In addition, your fingers won’t feel the chill with the addition of a leather-trimmed heated power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, also available in the premium trims of some Honda models.
All new Honda models offer modern connectivity with the innovative HondaLink™ app. This free app can be downloaded on a compatible smartphone or smartwatch and paired with your Honda model. From anywhere in the world, you can use the app to remotely control vehicle functions, such as door locks or ignition. If you’re counting on a particularly cold morning, simply set your vehicle’s heating and windshield defroster when you park for the night, then use HondaLink on your smartphone to start the car the next morning, allowing the cabin to warm up before you even step outside.
If you ever have to drive in icy or even snowy conditions, you’ll be able to drive confidently knowing your Honda will provide the best control on the road. In addition to offering all-weather tires, several Honda models—like the Pilot and Ridgeline—offer the Honda-exclusive Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System. This modern feature uses the vehicle’s on-board computer to constantly monitor road conditions and automatically alter power distribution to maintain the best traction at all times. Plus, some Honda models offer selectable drive modes to give drivers even more control over how the vehicle interacts with the road. With the push of a button, you can activate Snow mode, and the vehicle will instantly change how it sends power to individual wheels, optimizing traction and performance in challenging driving conditions.
If you’re anticipating slightly colder climates or even full-on blizzard shut-downs, Honda models have what you need to stay warm and safe out on the roads. Check out our latest inventory online to see what the newest models have to offer. To learn more about these features or experience them in person, visit Patty Peck Honda at 555 Sunnybrook Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or contact our sales staff online.
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