September Sales Reveal Honda Boasts More Best-Selling Models Than Any Other Brand

2019 Honda Civic

Sales numbers for September are out, and on the list of the 10 best-selling cars and trucks in America, Honda models took not one—or even two—but three of the top spots. This makes Honda the only automaker with three entries on the list of the 10 current best-selling cars and trucks in America. Amongst the best-selling cars in America were the Honda CR-V, Honda Civic, and Honda Accord.

 

Only three of the 10 best-selling cars in America last month were sedans, two of these being the consistently popular Honda Civic and Honda Accord. A larger portion of the best-selling cars last month were crossovers and SUVs, including the Honda CR-V.

Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has been on the road for roughly 45 years, and the newest iteration of this crowd-favorite is more appealing than ever. The newest Honda Accord, likewise, offers updated looks, some seriously impressive technology features, and available engine options that make everyday driving an absolute pleasure.

Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V compact crossover SUV has remained steadily popular in recent years, and for good reason. The new 2018 CR-V offers striking contemporary style, engaging power, exceptional connectivity, and safety technologies that make it the perfect choice for both busy families and individual drivers.

 

You can find all of these Honda models out on our lot at Russell Honda.

Unique Things to Do in Little Rock, Arkansas

ESEE Purse Museum | Little Rock, AR

The capital city of Little Rock is home to vibrant culture, beautiful nature, great food, and even better people. The bustling downtown area holds many of the landmarks and attractions that make Arkansas such a great state to live in and visit. The next time you want to get out and explore, remember there are many unique things to do in Little Rock.

ESSE Purse Museum

The ESSE Purse Museum strives to illuminate the rich past of purses through a decade-by-decade review that teaches you what purses can reveal about not only the fashion of the times but the social changes which were so instrumental in creating fashion statements throughout the years.

The Old Mill

The 1939 classic film Gone with the Wind contains this iconic water-powered grist mill in its opening scene. The mill was constructed in 1933 but was made to look like it was from the 1800s. The Old Mill has since been designated a Historical Place and sits in a park full of toadstools, tree stumps, and a tree-branch bridge.

Rock Town Distillery

Check out the tours offered by this distillery to catch a firsthand insight into the process which churns out the drinks you love, like bourbon, vodka, or gin. Be sure to have a designated driver if you plan on going to Rock Town.

 Here at Russell Honda, we love hearing about the rich history of the Little Rock area.

 

 

 

2019 Honda Pilot Gets Updated Tech and Refreshing Style

2019 Honda Pilot

Year after year, the Honda Pilot is one of the best-selling midsize SUVs on the road, and the new 2019 Honda Pilot is perhaps the most appealing iteration of the model yet. Boasting a refreshed style, an updated audio system, and new driver-assist features across all trim levels, the 2019 Honda Pilot is ready to continue the success of the Pilot line.

 Standard Honda Sensing® 

One of the biggest changes to the 2019 Honda Pilot is that the Honda Sensing drover-assist suite is now standard on all trim levels. Included features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Mitigation Braking System are typically reserved for the most expensive trim levels on other vehicles. The 2019 Pilot allows all drivers to benefits from these useful technologies. 

Updated audio display 

The 2019 Pilot also gets an updated infotainment display. This crisp, clean color touch-screen system now features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® compatibility on EX trims and higher. 

Refreshed style 

For the exterior, the 2019 Honda Pilot gets an appealing refresh. Clean body lines and a bold front-end add plenty of style while now-standard features like LED headlights and Daytime Running Lamps, Automatic High Beams, and keyless entry add even more style and convenience.

Stay tuned to the Russell Honda blog to learn more about the 2019 Honda Pilot.

2019 Honda Pilot Offers Updated Style, Technology, and Performance

2019 Honda Pilot

Already a consistent favorite amongst full-size SUV drivers, the 2019 Honda Pilot makes this advanced SUV more appealing than ever before. Boasting design upgrades, powertrain improvements, and more cutting-edge technology options, the 2019 Pilot is an easy pick for drivers looking for a truly elevated SUV experience. Read on to learn more about what’s new with the 2019 Honda Pilot.

 

Updated Exterior

The 2019 Honda Pilot features a more aggressive, boldly sculpted exterior that speaks to the enhanced capability of this advanced SUV. A chiseled hood and striking LED headlamps make a lasting impression while a contoured body and bright 20-inch  alloy wheels are sure to turn plenty of heads.

 

Improved Performance

For the 2019 model year, the Pilot received significant improvements to its nine-speed automatic transmission, offering a driving experience that is even more confident, engaging, and exhilarating.

 

Enhanced Technology

Finally, the 2019 Pilot is equipped with impressive technology options, including available 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, a larger Rear Entertainment System, and a new touchscreen audio display with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The comprehensive Honda Sensing® driver assist suite is also now standard on all Pilot model and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist System.

 

For more information about the 2019 Honda Pilot, be sure to stop into Russell Honda.

2018 Honda Accord and Odyssey Make the “10 Best Family Cars” List

2018 Honda Odyssey

Family Spotlight

Honda has a long-standing reputation of producing some of the very best vehicles on the road, including some of the very best family vehicles available. With their exceptional efficiency, smarts, and advanced safety technologies, Honda vehicles regularly deliver on the features most important to families. This June, the all-new 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Honda Odyssey were honored with spots on the “10 Best Family Cars 2018” list, which was compiled by Parents magazine and the auto experts at Edmunds.com.

Gaining a spot of the list is no easy feat, as Parents magazine and Edmunds.com carefully compared 300 vehicles to determine their list. They considered family-friendly features and convenience features, safety ratings, and car seat installation, as well as general performance, efficiency, value, and interior comfort.

Honda Accord

The all-new 2018 Accord offers exceptional efficiency and handling, along with standard Honda Sensing®, which is a comprehensive suite of innovative safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to help keep you and your passengers safe while on the road.

Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey has long been lauded as among the best – if not the best – family minivan, and the redesigned 2018 model continues to impress. The new Odyssey offers reliable performance, plenty of comfortable seating and space for the family, available Honda Sensing®, and CabinWatch™, which is the auto industry’s first-ever rear-seat camera, allowing you to easily keep an eye on your young ones while in the driver’s seat.

You and your family can find both of these incredible vehicles when you visit Russell Honda.

 

Production of the Honda Insight Started

 

 

2019 Honda Insight
Picture by CNET

When

If you are looking forward to the release of the all-new 2019 Honda Insight hybrid as much as we are, you are in luck. Production of the Honda Insight has officially begun. It will be ready to go this summer and will be arriving at Russell Honda in just a few months.

Where

The Insight is being produced right here in America. The main production plant is in Greensburg, Indiana, while three Ohio plants will produce its powertrain components. Altogether, Honda invested a combined $61.5 million for these plants to prepare them for the Insight production.

“The new Honda Insight exemplifies our growing investment in the production of electrified vehicles in America and our associates in Indiana are proud to play a key role in this initiative,” said Isao Matsuzaki, president of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. “As the lead plant for Insight production globally, we are committed to delivering the quality and reliability that our customers expect.”

With the introduction of the Insight, it will be the fifth electrified Honda model released within 18 months. It will follow the Clarity series and the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid. The Insight will be a compact sedan hybrid that will fit in the Honda lineup between the Civic and Accord.

To learn more about the Honda Insight, be sure to stop in and visit Russell Honda.

Honda Sensing® Technology: Record Safety

Honda Sensing TechnologyPhoto from Honda.com

Breaking Records

Honda is reaching new milestones. In particular, the brand recently announced that it has one million vehicles with Honda Sensing® technology on the road right now in the US. Offering next-generation driver-assist safety technology, Honda Sensing® is an unparalleled system. Helping you to reduce damage and claim rates, this technology is the future of driving.

According to Honda, the brand will be providing Honda Sensing® technology standard on all 2022 model-year vehicles. The IIHS, Highway Loss Data Institute, and Honda recently worked together to publish scientific studies to show that Honda Sensing® is incredibly effective in reducing damage to other vehicles and property, and it can even reduce claim rates. Believe it or not, claim rates drop an average of 28% with Honda Sensing®.

“Honda dreams of a collision-free mobile society and the Honda Sensing technology has a crucial role to play in advancing us toward that goal,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “With the rapidly growing population of Honda vehicles applying these technologies, we hope to significantly reduce collisions involving Honda vehicles within the next three to four years.”

Where To Find It

The Honda Sensing® suite includes technologies such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control. You can find this suite standard on current models like the Clarity, the Accord, and the Insight.

If you’d like to know more about the Honda Sensing® technology, ask our team of technicians here at Russell Honda.

Greek Food Festival is Right Around the Corner

Greek Food Festival

Plan Ahead For May

This May, the International Greek Food Festival enters its 33rd year of providing exceptional food and entertainment to friends from near and far. The Festival is the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas and has a long-standing tradition of being a local favorite. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, because this is a festival that you will not want to miss.

The 2018 International Greek Food Festival features food and fun for the whole family. The cuisine on offer comes from the many cultures of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, including Greek, Armenian, Romanian, and Russian. Not only will you get to experience the food of another culture, but also how food brings us together to the table. Along with the food, you can enjoy the entertainment – such as live music and dancing – and shop from the Old World Market, browsing the market’s many unique items from around the world.

There is a $3 entrance fee or, alternatively, you can donate three canned food items. In the course of the Festival’s history, it has donated almost $1.5 million to local charities, supporting the community and adding some philanthropic fun to this already exciting event.

We here at Russell Honda hope to see you at one of our favorite community events this May.

 

Honda Wins Three 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards from Motor Week

2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards
Honda Drivers Are On Board

Motor Week, commonly referred to as Television’s Original Automotive Magazine is an industry leader when it comes to reviewing vehicles. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Honda recently won three 2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards from Motor Week. Specifically, the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, and Honda Odyssey won in each of their respective categories.

2018 Drivers’ Choice Awards

Motor Week awarded the Honda Civic the 2018 Best Small Car award, which is the third year in a row that the Civic has won this specific award. With two new high-performance versions of the Civic — the Civic Si and Civic Type R Hatchback — drivers can now get a little-added power under the hood while still getting a great deal on a small car.

2018 Best Family Sedan Award

Next, the Honda Accord won the 2018 Best Family Sedan award. The Accord has the perfect combination of luxury and space, offering a four-door design that’s roomy enough for most families. There’s also a wide range of safety features, which is ideal for those who want added peace of mind on the road.

2018 Best Minivan Award

The 2018 Best Minivan award went to the Honda Odyssey, which Motor Week credits with saving the segment: “While the minivan segment is no longer the sales juggernaut that it once was; a big reason that it even still exists today is the Honda Odyssey.” Reliable and loaded with features, you can’t go wrong with the Odyssey.

Each of these award-winning vehicles is available for test drive at Russell Honda in North Little Rock, AZ now, and we would be happy to show them to you.

Introducing the Honda Clarity PHEV

Honda Clarity PHEVWhat happens when you combine Honda-level reliability with mid-size sedan comfort and intelligent, hybrid efficiency? You get the new Honda Clarity PHEV, the latest model to join the Honda lineup. The Clarity PHEV is modeled after the Honda Accord mid-size sedan, so it’s a roomy hybrid option. Add to that a price tag starting at just $33,400 and a 47-mile battery range, and it’s clear that the Honda Clarity PHEV is an amazing option.

It can be hard to make the leap to a hybrid vehicle, especially when you note that the price tag—though very reasonable—is around $10,000 higher than the base-level Accords at Russell Honda. However, the Honda Clarity PHEV has an EPA MPGe rating of 110, and will probably perform most in-town driving without relying on gasoline at all, so that drivers of the Clarity PHEV can expect to spend significantly less at the gas pump.

In addition to being exceptionally efficient, the Honda Clarity PHEV comes equipped with generous standard features that make its entire design feel as modern as its powertrain. Each trim comes with an infotainment system that’s equipped with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. The Clarity PHEV also comes with standard advanced safety features.

If you’re curious about what this amazing Honda model can offer to you, then make sure to stop by Russell Honda for the answers.