- A new Honda Web site lets visitors take a virtual tour of historic Route 66 in a 2014 Accord Hybrid.
- Starting in Chicago, visitors to the site can scroll at their own pace through maps and points of interest along the route to Santa Monica, California.
- The site also provides information about the features and options of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.
The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is on sale at dealerships now.
Coming on the heels of the production of its 20 millionth vehicle — and 10 millionth Accord — in the U.S., Honda has cleverly tied the 2014 Accord Hybrid to the road known as the Main Street of America.
Starting in Chicago, visitors to the site can scroll at their own pace through maps and points of interest along the 2,451-mile route to Santa Monica, California. Hovering over special icons brings up interesting information about various roadside landmarks.
These include motels, shops, soda fountains, gas stations, bridges, museums, statues and even a barber shop, many of which have become well known through the many songs and books that have been written about Route 66. And, of course, there's no shortage of the "World's Largest"...whatever, along the way.
It should come as no surprise that scrolling through the site also brings up information about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid's features and options, including forward collision warning, lane watch, lane-departure warning and the car's infotainment system. But these are relatively unobtrusive and don't detract from the photos, maps and other fun parts of the Route 66 experience.
Although Route 66 was officially decommissioned as a U.S. highway in 1985, many sections of it have been preserved. Parts have been designated a National Scenic Byway, and some states have revived the historic route number in their own road systems.
Even though there are some interrupted sections along the way, and the inconsistent numbering system makes it difficult to navigate, many drivers still explore the famous route every year. The Historic Route 66 Web site provides turn-by-turn directions, along with maps and other information, for those who wish to take an actual tour of the Mother Road.
Edmunds says: A fun way to do your homework if you're shopping for a 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.