What’s New for the 2021 Honda Accord at Russell Honda?

2021 Honda Accord | North Little Rock, AR

The new year has brought some big changes to the Honda Accord. Honda recently announced some upgrades to the 2021 Honda Accord give this midsize sedan a more athletic style, while also adding even more innovative new features to its interior.

 

Every 2021 Accord will come with a wider, restyled grille to give it a sophisticated feel. This feature is highlighted by redesigned high- and low-beam headlights that will provide you with better visibility out on the road.

 

The LX, EX-L, and Touring trims sport with new alloy wheel designs. The 2021 Accord will also have a new exterior color available on the Sport, Sport Special Edition (SE), and Touring trims – Sonic Gray Pearl.

 

An eight-inch touchscreen display will come standard on all Accord models, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The EX-L and Touring trims even get wireless versions of this smartphone tech. This takes away the need to have a cord to use this technology, making it easier to mirror your smartphone on your touch screen display for easy access during your commute.

 

The Sport and higher trim levels will also have dual 2.5-volt USB ports in the rear seat for passengers.

 

Along with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance technologies, every Accord will also come with a brand-new safety feature: Rear Seat Reminder. The Accord will also provide a low-speed braking control system on higher trim levels.

 

Best of all, the 2021 Accord will have a new Sport Special Edition (SE) trim level. This trim expands on the Sport trim, adding sought-after features like leather seats, heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, a 12-way power driver’s seat, and heated mirror, among other features.

 

We at Russell Honda think you’ll enjoy driving the 2021 Honda Accord. To see if it’s a good fit for you, visit our dealership in Sherwood, Arkansas, and take it for a spin.

Three Reasons to Choose an SUV for Your Next Vehicle

2020 Honda Pilot Touring with Family | North Little Rock, AR

Over the past ten years, it seems as if SUVs have gained popularity and become the family vehicle of choice. Here, we delve into the reasons why SUVs have become more popular and why you should choose an SUV as your family hauler.  

 

Lower gas prices

Gas prices dropped in the last decade and have remained relatively low since doing so. With this dip in gas prices, you don’t have to worry about spending as much on fuel for your SUV. Crossovers and SUVs are also more efficient than they once were, and some even come with hybrid or all-electric powertrains.

 

A spacious interior

One of the biggest draws for SUVs is the fact that they tend to be large, making them superior when it comes to space. More space means that you can pack up more luggage, more furniture and more people. For instance, with the 2021 Honda Pilot, you can get up to 109.2 cubic feet of cargo volume and up to eight seats. That’s nothing to shake your head at.

 

A safe design

Lots of SUVs and other large vehicles are already on the road. Driving around large vehicles while you’re in a smaller car can make you feel unsafe. Opt for an SUV to feel safer while driving around Sherwood, Arkansas, and have better visibility, thanks to the higher ride height.

 

Find out for yourself why a Honda SUV may be the right choice for your family when you give us a call at Russell Honda.

New 2021 Honda Insight Offers Tech-Savvy, Efficient Ride

The Updated 2021 Honda Insight Hybrid

If you’re looking for a vehicle that is both efficient and refined, consider the 2021 Honda Insight. This compact hybrid sedan received a range of updates for the 2021 model year, making it an even more appealing option for driving through the city.

The 2021 Insight now features the available blind spot information system with cross traffic monitor, allowing you to feel more confident behind the wheel as you reverse or changing lanes.* The sedan also comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance technologies.

The exterior of the 2021 Insight is stylish with LED headlights and taillights along with striking lines. You can select between six different exterior colors for the sedan, including the new Radiant Red Metallic color.

Inside the cabin, the 2021 Insight offers premium appointments throughout with available leather upholstery and heated seating. You can also opt for features, like an 8-inch touch-screen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration to keep entertained.

The 2021 Insight can even help you spend less time filling up at the gas station and more time driving on the road, thanks to its fuel-efficient engine. The engine gets an incredible EPA-estimated 55 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.**

The 2021 Honda Insight is an exciting new option for commuting to work and taking on city streets. Learn about the different Honda models available at Russell Honda in Sherwood, Arkansas, by viewing our inventory online.

 

* The systems are not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes or backing up, and may not detect all objects, or provide complete information about conditions, behind or to the side of the vehicle. System accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

** 55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

2020 Honda Fit Takes the Stage at Tokyo Motor Show

2020 Honda Fit revealed at Tokyo Motor Show

Honda recently unveiled the 2020 Honda Fit during the Tokyo Motor Show, showcasing the fourth-generation model’s impressive features. Even as a compact car, the Fit has plenty of space for your family to enjoy the drive.

For the 2020 model year, the Honda Fit offers five trim levels: Luxe, Crosstar, Ness, Home and Basic. Each trim level boasts better visibility as a result of the more concealed windshield wipers, thinner front pillars and a lower instrument panel.

The 2020 Fit also comes with an array of standard Honda Sensing® driver-assistive technologies, including eight sonar sensors and a front wide-view camera. Other updates consist of added in-cabin storage, wireless Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration and a new LDC touch-screen interface

The Fit will continue to have the same Magic Seat® it had previously, but with more padding and flexibility so you can be more comfortable on road trips.

On the Home trim, you will find high-quality materials and coordinated colors as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Ness trim has an athletic look and comes with water-repellent seats. For the Crosstar trim, there’s roof rails and 16-inch wheels. In addition, the Luxe trim offers exterior chrome accents and leather seating for a luxurious appearance.

Learn more about the new features and other upgrades to the 2020 Honda Fit when you visit us at Russell Honda.

Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program Was Rebranded

Couple with their Certified Pre-Owned vehicle at a dealership

Certified pre-owned vehicles are a great option for drivers since they allow you to purchase a used vehicle that’s still covered by warranties. The Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program offers benefits for specific Honda vehicles and has recently been rebranded to add a new tier of coverage.

This new Honda CPO program is called HondaTrue Certified and it covers vehicles that are 2014 and newer models. These vehicles must have over 12,000 miles or be more than 12 months from their original in-service date.

HondaTrue Certified+ is the second tier, and it covers vehicles that are 2018 and newer models. These vehicles need to have under 12,000 miles or be less than 12 months from their original in-service date. Whether your vehicle is HondaTrue Certified or HondaTrue Certified+, you can receive the 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, which covers the powertrain.1

As for the Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty non-powertrain coverage, HondaTrue Certified vehicles are covered for an additional 12,000 miles or 12 months.2 Meanwhile, HondaTrue Certified+ vehicles are covered for an additional 50,000 miles or 24 months.3

Along with these warranties, Honda CPO vehicles receive the following services.

  • Three months of SiriusXM® Radio service
  • Emergency Roadside Assistance
  • Flat-tire change with a spare
  • Towing to a local Honda dealership
  • 24-hour Honda Dealer Locator
  • Battery boost
  • Lockout assistance
  • Emergency fuel delivery
  • Winch service
  • Concierge Service
  • Trip-Interruption Expense Reimbursement

Stop by Russell Honda to learn more about the Honda CPO program and view our extensive selection of pre-owned vehicles.

1 The Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty extends the powertrain coverage to seven years from the original in-service date or 100,000 total odometer miles, whichever occurs first.

2 The Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty provides non-powertrain coverage for 1 year /12,000 miles (whichever occurs first) beginning at the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, or from the date of sale of the Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle if the New Vehicle Limited Warranty has already expired.

3 The Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty provides non-powertrain coverage for 24 months or 50,000 miles (whichever occurs first) beginning at the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Honda Debuts 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda Civic Si | Russell Honda Blog

Honda has officially released a look at the 2020 Honda Civic Si, making performance enthusiasts everywhere happy. The 2020 Civic Si is the last member of the Civic family to be updated, offering multiple changes to improve the model’s athletic styling, safety, and drivability.

Exterior Look

For the 2020 model year, the Civic Si has a revamped exterior look. Though the changes aren’t huge, the Si does have a revised front end with a gloss black surrounding trim and a body-color crossbar. It has LED fog lights, along with multi-element LED headlights, providing better visibility.

Interior Look

Inside, Honda has updated the Civic Si model’s sport seats, emphasizing its athleticism with red stitching. A red trim outlines the instrument panel, along with the knobs and buttons on the center console.

Performance

Performance-wise, the Civic Si offers more responsive acceleration from its six-speed manual transmission. That’s because it now has a final-drive ration that is 6-percent shorter.

 

Finally, no matter the Si trim level you choose, your vehicle will come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance technologies. This suite provides you with features such as the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).*

 

Experience the 2020 Civic Si for yourself when you stop by Russell Honda for a test drive.

 

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Triumphs over Toyota Corolla

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback | Russell Honda

The Honda Civic Hatchback has long been a fun and sporty car to drive, delivering great thrills and versatile space. Toyota has tried to get in on the action by launching a hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla. So how does this new entrant stack up against the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback? According to The News Wheel and Car and Driver, not quite well.

Before naming the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback the undisputed winner, Car and Driver pitted the two models against one another in several head-to-head challenges. The Civic Hatchback outperformed the Corolla Hatchback in most tests, including acceleration, braking, and handling. The testing crew also noted that the Civic Hatchback either had equal or superior fuel economy to the Corolla Hatchback. As for the interior, judges preferred the Civic Hatchback’s instrument cluster, practical rear seats, and cargo area.

“While other solid entries make for a highly competitive compact-car space, the choice between the latest Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla hatchbacks is pretty cut and dry,” remarked Mike Sutton of Car and Driver. “Along with the Civic lineup being broader as a whole, Honda’s hatch remains attractively priced, better packaged, and far more rewarding to operate . . . The Civic is simply the more satisfying machine for the money.”

You can find the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback at Russell Honda.

2019 Honda Passport Earns Autotrader Best New Car for 2019 Title

2019 Honda Passport | North Little Rock, AR

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 Ridgeline Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda Ridgeline | North Little Rock, AR

Top Safety Pick

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.

Safety Technologies

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.

Honda Wins Seven AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Awards

2019 Honda Fit | North Little Rock, AR

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 Civic
  • 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.

*For more information, please visit AutoWeb.com