2019 Honda Passport Earns Autotrader Best New Car for 2019 Title

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The 2019 Honda Passport is the newest addition to the Honda lineup, and this all-new model is already making an impression on the industry. Recently, the automotive magazine Autotrader named the Passport the Best New Car for 2019.

This SUV is one of only 12 new vehicles to earn this honor and it was chosen by the editors in a unanimous decision.

“The Passport is one of the few SUVs where the ‘sport’ and ‘utility’ totally and tangibly make sense in the same vehicle,” said Brian Moody, Autotrader’s executive editor. “We like the Passport because of its rugged look and just the way it comes off looking like a younger, feistier version of the Honda Pilot.”

First introduced to the American market on February 4, 2019, the Passport is a two-row SUV that offers both a refined on-road ride and off-road capabilities. Its rugged exterior hints at its ability to take on adventures, while its interior combines family-friendly interior space — including over 100 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity — with high-quality materials.

“It offers a new level of off-road ruggedness that’s uncommon for Honda,” added Autotrader. “However, it doesn’t sacrifice its road-friendliness as it still has roomy seats, a handsome interior, and lots of advanced safety tech available.”

Currently, the Passport is built at the Honda assembly plan in Lincoln, Alabama, where the Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline are also built.

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.

Production of the Honda Insight Started

 

 

2019 Honda Insight
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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.