The Benefits to Buying a Honda with the Navigation System Included
If you decide to buy a new vehicle from Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda then it is worth considering opting to have a model with GPS built-in to the dashboard. It’s possible to have fully-integrated GPS with the following ranges; Accord, Civic, Crosstour, CR-Z, CRV, Element, Fit, Insight, Odsyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline. But why pay a small bit extra for GPS? There are a number of reasons, both economical benefits and also green-living factors. Here’s why you should consider this added extra.
No Need to Buy a Standalone GPS
If you have the Honda Navigation System then there is no need to spend money on a separate device such as a Garmin or TomTom. In addition to that, the GPS will be fully integrated into your dashboard with no messy wires visible, plus some models even come with a rear-view camera installed so you can get in and out of those tricky small spaces a lot easier.
Using a GPS Device Saves You Money
Recent research conducted in Germany monitored the driving habits over a year of one thousand people. Half of them used a GPS, and the remaining half relied on instinct and road knowledge. The ones using a GPS satellite navigation product on average made the following savings over a 12 month period:
- Overall drove shorter distances
- They spent less time driving and behind the wheel
- Their fuel efficiency was increased by a factor 12%
- Gas consumption fell from a high of 8.3 to 7.3 liters every 100km
- This better fuel economy equated to a .91 ton reduction their C02 emissions annually per driver
- They manage to reduce their annual driving distances 2,500km for each driver
The reason these savings are made in both the wallet and environment is because a GPS like the Honda Navigation System will always try to route you the quickest or shortest route possible. The new Honda Navigation units also come with Real-Time Traffic alerts. This means you will know about a traffic jam before you reach it, and the GPS will re-route you to avoid it. Traffic jams are the number one place for high fuel consumption and gas costs due to the “stop-start” nature of the driving style adopted.
For more information on Honda Navigation System updates and the savings you can make with the Honda dashboard devices please visit: www.hondanavigationdvd.net. Also please make sure that you speak to you local dealer about the price options available should you wish to opt for the system in your new Honda purchase.