2018 Honda Civic Hatchback’s Features Blends Versatility and Fun

If you love the reliability of the Honda Civic, but have always wanted something with a little bit more pep and fun, the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback is the ideal choice. Let’s take a closer look at some of the Honda Civic Hatchback’s features.

Turbo Power

For starters, every Civic Hatchback comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 174 horsepower and 167 lb-ft of torque. This can be had with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). For even more thrust, add the Center-Mounted Dual Outlet Exhaust to boost the engine to 180 horsepower.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback’s features

Tech-Savvy Hatch

If you want a tech-savvy hatch, the Civic Hatch delivers. It can be had with a wide range of connectivity and entertainment features including HondaLink smartphone integration, a seven-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, Pandora capabilities, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and Bluetooth® connectivity. A rearview camera and built-in navigation make the driver’s job as simple as possible.

Safety First

Safety-wise, the Civic Hatch goes all out, too. It is available with the suite of Honda Sensing® technologies, including the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Keeping Assist, and more.

To experience the thrill of driving the 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback, come take it out for a test drive at Bryan Honda today.

How to Spend Thanksgiving in Fayetteville, North Carolina

In just a few short weeks, most Americans will pack up their families and gear to go spend Thanksgiving Day with loved ones. Fayetteville, North Carolina is a great place to spend this holiday thanks to its natural beauty at this time of year. In addition, there are lots of festivities to help celebrate Thanksgiving in Fayetteville.Thanksgiving in Fayetteville

  • A Dickens Holiday. The day after Thanksgiving, Fayetteville takes a step back in time to the 1800s to celebrate the holidays in an old-fashioned way. Take horse-drawn carriage rides, join a candlelit procession to the Market House, then conclude the evening’s fun with a spectacular fireworks display.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life. The Gilbert Theater in Fayetteville will present the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life from November 23rd through November 26th.
  • Shopping. Take part in one of America’s favorite shopping events—Black Friday. Visit the Cross Creek Mall or any of your favorite shops to score some great deals.
  • Volunteer. If you want to alleviate hunger this Thanksgiving, try volunteering at a local nonprofit. There are numerous food banks and shelters in and around Fayetteville that could benefit from some extra help.

Which of these events would you like to attend to make your Thanksgiving even better? Here at Bryan Honda, we wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday.

2018 Ridgeline Design: Intelligent and Unique

The Honda Ridgeline is well known in the industry as an affordable truck with extensive features. In other words, this ride offers incredible bang for your buck. The 2018 Ridgeline design has several changes, though it also carries over the quality and durability drivers have come to expect from this now classic model.2018 Ridgeline design

Sport Trim

According to CNET, the 2018 model year comes with standard front-wheel drive, a five-inch infotainment screen, and more. The Sport upgrades to tri-zone climate control to keep everyone comfortable, and fog lighting provides visibility in bad conditions. Plus, with optional all-wheel drive, this updated model offers improved handling on slippery surfaces.

The Latest Tech

Tech features on the Ridgeline include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, connectivity features that allows you to hook up your phone to the in-vehicle infotainment system to access music, apps, and more. HondaSensing is also back, delivering a suite of driver assist technologies to warn you of potential danger and to improve safety.

Naturally, the Ridgeline has its identifying features that you can’t get elsewhere. This includes the in-bed trunk for added storage, the dual-opening tailgate, and an optional audio system. Don’t tailgate like an amateur—get the new 2018 Honda Ridgeline today at Bryan Honda.

Fayetteville Halloween Events: Spooky Local Celebrations

Halloween is just around the corner, and there are several events in Fayetteville, NC this year. This time of year bring cool temperatures, striking leaves, and a relaxing atmosphere that’s perfect for a range of activities. Simply hop in your new Honda and drive to one of these Fayetteville Halloween events.

Fayetteville Halloween events: 2017 North Carolina Half Marathon and 5KHalf Marathon & 5K

One of the biggest upcoming happenings is the 2017 North Carolina Half Marathon and 5K. Held on Sunday, October 29 in downtown Fayetteville, this event offers family-friendly fun. Many run or walk while wearing costumes, turning an ordinary run into a truly memorable experience. The half marathon will start at 7:30am, while the 5K begins at 7:45am.  So, simply put together your scariest outfit and come for an exciting run.

Dogwood Festival

You should also check out the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival on October 19. There is an hour-long guided walking tour through Cross Creek cemetery during nighttime. There’s also a haunted corn maze to find your way out of, and kid-friendly hay rides are a great place to relax. Finally, adults will enjoy the Boo and Brew Beer Garden—just be sure to get a designated driver!

At Bryan Honda, we couldn’t be more exciting about these upcoming events. Plan your trip to any one of the many activities to celebrate Halloween.

How to Get Your Car Ready for Fall

Here in North Carolina, fall means bold, beautiful colors all across the state. It also means slick, wet roads, colder temperatures, and longer nights. As you are changing out your wardrobe, don’t forget to get your car ready for fall, too. Here are a few tips to prepare your vehicle for autumn.

car ready for fallCheck your lights

Earlier sunsets mean you will be using your headlights more often. Check all of your exterior lights to make sure all the bulbs are working and aimed in the right direction.

Get new wipers

You want to make sure you can see out of your window when the rain starts. Wiper blades should be replaced at least once a year. If they are cracked or leaving streaks, it is time for new ones.

Inspect your tires

Wet leaves on the road can lead to slippery situations. Make sure your tires have enough tread to grip the pavement in inclement weather.

Make sure your heater works

No one wants to drive to work in a frigid car. Check your entire HVAC system now to make sure everything is in working order.

If you need help getting your car ready for fall, please schedule an appointment with our excellent service team right here at Bryan Honda.

Have Some Fun in Fayetteville this Fall

Just because school is starting, that does not mean the fun is over. There is still plenty of fun in Fayetteville this fall. Add some of these great events to your calendar to kick off this festive season.

fun in Fayetteville this fall

Lafayette Birthday Celebration

This annual festival celebrates the birth of Lafayette’s namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, who played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. Head downtown September 8th and 9th to join the party with music, historical reenactments, and food.

Renaissance Faire 

Take a step back in time with a visit to Fort Bragg’s annual Renaissance Faire held on September 16th and 17th this year. The fair costs $10 per car and includes stage performances, jousting, period musicians, and Renaissance-themed food and drink.

Evil Dead: The Musical

If you love all things zombie, be sure to head to the Gilbert Theater to catch this hilarious musical rendition of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films. The Show runs from September 22nd to October 8th. Purchase tickets ahead of time online

North Carolina in the Great War 

The Museum of Cape Fear will commemorate the centennial of World War I with a focus on the multitude of North Carolinians who served in the war. There will be a special exhibit from October 3rd to October 8th.

Here at Bryan Honda, we love calling Fayetteville our home and enjoy tapping into all that this great community has to offer. What are your favorite fall activities in Fayetteville?

Our Favorite Features of the 2018 Honda Odyssey: Family- AND Fun-Friendly!

There are some awesome features of the 2018 Honda Odyssey

Minivans may get a bad rap, but at Bryan Honda, we know that there is no better vehicle out there for epic road trips, easy tailgating, and overall entertaining rides than the 2018 Honda Odyssey. It helps that the new Odyssey just so happens to be a pretty darn stylish and modern-looking van, appearing more like a sleek SUV than the bulbous minivans of yore.

The versatile features of the 2018 Honda Odyssey range from impeccable safety systems to charming good-looks to hidden convenience gizmos; here are just a few of our absolute favorites.

So Long, Shouting!

Thanks to Honda Cabin Talk™, you can override any RES connected headphones to be heard by all passengers, as well as have your voice projected through the rear speakers on the Elite Odyssey model. For peace of mind on short trips or long hauls, Cabin Talk™ will feel like a miracle.

Magic is Real

The super-convenient Magic Slide Seat™ 2nd-row seating will change your life. We understand how over dramatic that sounds, but we’re not kidding. No more heavy lifting of awkwardly huge seats. No more sticky levers that don’t really work. The Magic Slide Seat™ option lets you completely reconfigure your rear cabin with just a push for easy access and better seating option.

eVACuate the Mess

If you’re standing, take a seat now: the 2018 Honda Odyssey comes with a built-in vacuum. Keeping your car clean has never been easier thanks to this handy device with its long-reaching suction tube.

With all the incredible features of the 2018 Honda Odyssey, what are you waiting for? It’s about time you got your family into the perfect vehicle for all. Come to Bryan Honda today for a test drive.

Don’t Miss Fayetteville’s 39th Annual International Folk Festival

At Bryan Honda, we like to highlight the many important and exciting events happening right here in our hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Coming up soon is the 39th Annual International Folk Festival, running from Friday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 24th.

Every year now, for 39 years running, the people of Fayetteville have come together to celebrate and recognize our multicultural community with an acclaimed weekend-long festival. We’ve been doing this for nearly four decades, making our little hometown one of the earliest small cities in the country to start honoring and enjoying citizens of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

39th Annual International Folk Festival The 39th Annual International Folk Festival will be the perfect opportunity to learn about a new culture, try delicious foods from around the globe, and delight in international music, art, and dance styles. For those of us who didn’t do as much traveling this past summer as we would have liked, the International Folk Festival is a great way to get a little taste of what we may have missed (and gain inspiration to finally plan one of those big, around-the-world trips).

If you can’t make it to all three days of the Festival, at least come for the Saturday, September 23rd, festivities. The “Parade of Nations” will kick off on Hays Street at 10:30 am, then at Festival Park there will be live music and dancing on multiple stages, food carts, and stands, arts and crafts activities for the kiddos, plus lovely art available for purchase.

Have fun this year at the 39th Annual International Folk Festival—Bryan Honda will see you there!

Free Things To Do in Fayetteville

If you’re bored out of your mind but need something to do on the cheap, we at Bryan Honda know of a few free things to do around Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Local Museums

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is the only US Army museum not located on a military base, while other museums like the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex detail the history of the local region. If you still want more history, other historic landmarks like Cross Creek Cemetery, Averasboro Battlefield, and Fort Bragg are nearby, too.

Themed Driving Trails

Did you know the Cumberland County website has a list of 18 different themed driving trails? Spend the day following local attractions via the American Independence Trail, All-American Adventure Trail, Gaelic Beginnings Trail, and more.

 free things to do

The Art Council’s Cultural Events

The 39th International Folk Festival is coming up in September, but if you don’t want to wait that long, you can just head to the Art Council’s website to see what events are coming up soon – like 4th Fridays, Art Attacks, and a number of other local cultural activities.

The Great Outdoors

From the Cape Fear River Trail to the Fayetteville Rose Garden, there’s plenty of beautiful, scenic areas for you to spend your day out with the family enjoying the local flora and fauna.

There’s plenty of free things to do in Fayetteville. You just have to know where to look!

Honda Launches “Keep the Peace” Campaign for New Odyssey

If you’re a parent, you know how tough it is to “keep the peace.” You’re not alone; parents all over the world struggle with preventing their kids from arguing, whether they won’t share their toys or they just like to annoy each other for no reason. That’s why the new 2018 Honda Odyssey was designed to help busy parents pay attention to what their active kids are up to. This is showcased in Honda’s new “Keep the Peace” campaign, a series of advertisements illustrating how convenient the Odyssey is for families everywhere.

Keep the Peace campaign

The minute-long ad that kicks off the campaign opens with two giant monsters attacking a city. One of them picks up a bus, which the other monster wants, and the two begin to fight over it. While the two monsters are fighting, two soldiers make a plan to split the earth, separating them before they can cause any more damage. Right at that moment, the scene cuts to reveal that the two monsters are actually just a brother and sister fighting over a toy bus, and the whole “splitting the earth” thing? Actually just the Odyssey’s “Magic Slide” seating at work, allowing Mom to easily separate the kids and give the sister a new toy airplane to distract her.

“When kids are happy, parents are happy,” says Susie Rossick, Honda Marketing assistant vice president, who highlighted the core of the “Keep the Peace” campaign in a statement to The Drum.