If you’re looking for a way to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day, plan to take them to a beautiful destination. Any of these Valentine’s Day locations in Arkansas can be the perfect backdrop for a romantic date.
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs Caverns is a breathtaking three-level cave system that will wow you with its stalactites, flowstones and other formations. On Valentine’s Day, you can head out on a hike or take a tour of a cave. After your exploration, you can take in the natural beauty of Arkansas in the Ozarks, which has woods, streams and rock bluffs for you to view.
Garvan Woodland Gardens
The University of Arkansas features the Garvan Woodland Gardens, which is a relaxing botanical garden. Here, you can walk along the wooded shoreline, which stretches over 4 miles, and take in sights of the waves and pine trees.
Surrounded by woods, Thorncrown Chapel is an architectural marvel that’s well-deserving of its many awards, including the 1981 Design of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects. As such, it’s a great spot to take a few photos and unwind in the serene setting.
We at Russell Honda hope you get to spend an amazing Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Stop by our service department for routine maintenance before going on your date.
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.
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.
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-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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 Windcontains 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.
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.