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.
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what fireworks display you want to head to so you can celebrate our country’s independence. One of the best ways to do so in Little Rock is at Riverfront Park for the 36th Annual Pops on the River event.
Every year, this event offers
families a chance to enjoy July 4th with free and kid-friendly activities. Pops
on the River is considered the largest Fourth of July event in the state with more
than 30,000 people attending. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the River
Market area of downtown Little Rock, offering a range of entertainments. This
includes family-friendly activities at the Kid’s Pavilion, delicious food from
a wide variety of food trucks, and a Salute to the Troops program.
The Arkansas Symphony
Orchestra will also be performing inside the First Security Amphitheater, along
with other local artists. The Orchestra’s Music Director, Philip Mann, will be
conducting this year’s performance and they will be performing alongside the
The fireworks will kick off around 9:30 p.m. and will be shot off the Main Street Bridge. Our team at Russell Honda hopes to see you there!
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a ruggedly handsome truck that offers powerful performance, fun-oriented features, and a versatile truck bed. This pickup is also safe, something that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognizes. The prestigious safety organization recently awarded the 2019 Ridgeline with an IIHS Top Safety Pick designation, when the pickup is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the only pickup truck to earn
this rating from the IIHS. Along with this honor, the Ridgeline also earned the
best “Superior” rating from the organization for its available Collision
Mitigation Braking System™, which applies the brakes when the truck detects a
potential collision on the road ahead.
This technology is part of the larger Honda Sensing® suite
of safety technologies, which comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black
Edition models. It also includes driver-assistance features like Road Departure
Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Adaptive
Cruise Control, which aren’t tested by the IIHS.
Five 2019 Honda models have earned the Top Safety Pick
designation alongside the Ridgeline, including the 2019 Accord, CR-V, HR-V,
Pilot, and Odyssey. The 2019 Insight earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. The
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also awarded all
2019 Honda models that it has tested so far – including the Ridgeline – a top
five-star overall vehicle score.
You can learn just how safe the Honda Ridgeline can be when you visit Russell Honda.
Are you looking to escape from the real world for just a
little bit? Then we suggest joining the Arkansas Arts Center – and Bilbo
Baggins – on the adventure of a lifetime.
Step into Middle Earth and attend the Children’s Theatre’s performance of “The Hobbit”. This play is an adaptation of the beloved work from J.R.R. Tolkien, created especially for the stage by Allan Keith Smith. Like the book, it follows Bilbo Baggins as he joins 13 dwarves – and, of course, Gandalf – to reclaim the dwarves’ treasure from the terrifying dragon Smaug. This story is filled with adventure, humor, and courage to make for a wonderful theater experience for all ages.
To make the experience memorable for children of all ages,
the theater will also be offering multiple special events. On Friday, April 26th,
you can join the cast after the show for the Opening Night Celebration. This
includes snacks and punch to celebrate. On Friday, May 3rd, you can
put on your pajamas and enjoy the show in comfort. Finally, the theater will
also be putting on an American Sign Language (ASL) performance on Saturday, May
4th, where the performance will be interpreted by ASL interpreters.
The beloved work from J.R.R. Tolkien is set to come to life on the stage from April 26th to May 12th. Tickets can be bought here, and will cost $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members.
Here at Russell Honda, we hope you and your crew have a memorable adventure at the theater.
It’s that time of year when everything turns green and no,
we don’t mean it’s spring just yet! It is almost time to celebrate St. Patrick’s
Day – and what better way to do so than with a parade?
What To Expect
Every year, North Little Rock holds a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, organized by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas. The parade acts as a celebration of Irish culture, featuring marching bagpipe bands, Irish music, decorated floats, antique cards, Irish wolfhounds, and even St. Patrick himself.
The North Little Rock St Patrick’s Day parade will begin at
the crossroads of Sixth Street and Main Street in downtown North Little Rock.
From there, it will travel through the Argenta Arts District, cross the
Arkansas River over the Main Street Bridge, and travel east on President
Clinton Avenue. It will then turn south on Sherman Street and end at third and
Cumberland Streets in Little Rock. So, if you plan on coming by to feel the
luck o’ the Irish, make sure you set up your seats along that route.
The Celebration Continues
Following the parade, you can continue the celebration with
the “Dancing at the Crossroads” event. Enjoy traditional Irish dance
performances and music from marching pipe and drum bands that are sure to get
your toes tapping.
Here at Russell Honda, we hope you and your crew have an
enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day.
Honda has made a big splash in the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards. The 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda CR-V both beat the competition to receive the overall titles of Best Car of the Year and Best Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively. Overall, the brand came away with seven awards.
Along with the overall awards for the Accord and the CR-V,
Honda was also recognized in the following award categories:
Best Compact Vehicle of the Year – 2019 Honda
Best Hatchback of the Year – 2019 Honda Fit
Best Sedan of the Year – 2019 Honda Accord
Best Van of the Year – 2019 Honda Odyssey
Best Small SUV of the Year – 2019 Honda CR-V
These awards help showcase Honda’s diverse lineup, since
they recognize a range of the brand’s models, from the subcompact Fit, which
has the lowest cost of entry, to the family-friendly Odyssey minivan. It also
adds accolades to the brand’s sedan lineup, including the Civic.
AutoWeb determined the winner of these awards by looking at
the number of submitted vehicle price quote requests from more than 120 million
consumers over the span of a year.
You can learn more about each of these Honda models when you
take a trip to Russell Honda.
The New Year is officially upon us, and it’s time to put together our New Year’s resolutions. When putting together your resolutions, it’s important to make concrete, measurable goals to hold yourself accountable. Here are a few of our favorite New Year’s resolutions at Russell Honda.
Learn a new skill
Adopt an entirely new skill this year. Try something you’ve always wanted to do, such as dancing or snowboarding. Learn a new card trick or how to make a new recipe the whole family will enjoy. Whichever skill you learn, you’ll be able to carry it over each year.
Read 12 books
Instead of resolving to “read more,” make your goal a little more concrete. Consider setting a goal to read one book per month. You can pick from a variety of different genres, including fiction, poetry, and biographies.
Reduce distractions while driving
Modern technology makes it easy to get distracted behind the wheel. Instead of driving with your phone in your lap, lock it in the glove compartment before you even put your keys in the ignition.
From all of us at Russell Honda, we wish you a safe and happy 2019. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle to start 2019 off right, visit our showroom or give us a call to schedule a test drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.