At Walser Honda, we watch buyers drive off the lot in new vehicles every day. Funny enough, often times it seems that the intoxicating smell of a new car is what excites buyers most about driving off the lot with their newest investment. Operative word: intoxicating. While you might be using your olfactory system to enjoy the scent; that new-car smell is actually telling you something. The stronger the new-car smell: the louder the warning a car has high toxicity levels.
Alarming, right? We're definitely with you on that one. And according to Jeff Gearhart, Director of Research at the Ecology Center, so is Honda. In a recent statement Gearhart exclaimed: "This year, Honda was our best performing company in terms of their vehicles. Honda led the pack in terms of PVC reduction. They phased out the use of PVC in almost their entire fleet..."1
It probably comes as no surprise then that our Burnsville dealership offers two Honda vehicles that scored best on the Ecology Center's toxic chemical report. Out of over 200 2011-2012 model-year cars tested, the 2012 Honda Civic and the 2012 Honda CR-Z sports hybrid earned spots in the top 1 and 3 positions, respectively.
Vehicles that tested for the highest toxicity levels included the Chrysler 200 SC, Kia Soul, and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.
If you're ready to reduce the toxins in your life, swing by Walser Honda located at 14800 Buck Hill Road in Burnsville, MN 55306 and explore the healthy Honda Civic or Honda CR-Z today. We assure you that while they're healthy and safe (both also earned "TOP SAFETY PICK" designations from the IIHS), they're a heck of a lot of fun to drive too.
Questions? Contact Walser Honda today!