The 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Honda Fit Make Kelley Blue Book’s List of the “10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000″

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Some of the cars considered to be the “coolest” across the automotive industry also happen to be the most expensive. However, these two aspects aren’t necessarily synonymous, as there are plenty of appealing automobiles that won’t break the bank.

Each year, Kelley Blue Book creates a list made up of some of these affordable, yet aesthetically pleasing cars. It comes as no surprise to our team at Bryan Honda that two Honda vehicles ended up on Kelley Blue Book’s “10 Coolest Cars Under $20,000” list for 2018.* This year, both the 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Honda Fit received this honor.

During the first half of 2018, the Honda Civic has maintained its title as one of the best-selling sedans in the industry. Even as other sedans have lost sales by large margins, the Civic has been able to hold onto a strong customer base.

Not only does the Civic have a style that makes it cool; it’s also one of the industry’s most efficient passenger cars, reaching fuel economy rankings of up to 42 mpg on the highway.*

Just as the Civic has dominated the compact sedan market, the 2018 Honda Fit remains one of the best-selling subcompacts. Unlike many other affordable subcompact models, the Fit is very fun to drive.

“That combination of practicality and pep at an affordable price makes this a hard car to resist,” Kelley Blue Book declared about the Fit.

If you’re looking for an affordable model with a distinct sense of style, be sure to make the trip down to Bryan Honda. We’ve got both the Honda Civic and the Honda Fit in stock.

*Kelley Blue Book, 2018

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Celebrate July 4th Around Fayetteville This Year

July 4th

July 4th

America’s favorite holiday is almost here, so it’s time to decide how you plan on spending it. There’s no better way to celebrate our independence than alongside fellow Americans and community members, so throw on your red, white, and blue and celebrate July 4th around Fayetteville this year. Here are two local events we strongly recommend.

  • Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration: On the day that America celebrates its birthday and independence, there’s no better place to celebrate than at the nation’s largest military installation. The Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration includes live musical performances, including performances by the 82nd Airborne Division All American Rock Band, parachute demonstrations, a patriotic flag ceremony and playing of the national anthem, and a spectacular fireworks show. The event is free and takes place at the Main Post Parade Field, which is located in Fort Bragg’s historic district.
  • Hope Mills’ July 4th Celebration: Head to Hope Mills this July 4th to celebrate the holiday. The celebration begins with a patriotic parade in the morning, continues in the afternoon with the annual Party in the Park with live music, food, and games for the whole family, and ends with a breathtaking fireworks show that beings at 9:15pm.

If you need a ride to the nearest 4th of July festivities, look no further than Bryan Honda!

Honda Truck and SUV Sales See Biggest Spike in April

Honda Truck and SUV Buoyed by the success of larger vehicle offerings such as the Odyssey minivan, Ridgeline pickup, and Pilot SUV, Honda reports that truck, SUV, and minivan sales saw the greatest increase in April. Perhaps the spike in sales has something to do with the prospect of road trips with the whole family, but we venture to guess it has a lot to do with the strength of Honda’s current lineup of trucks, SUVs, and minivans.

April’s heaviest hitters were the Honda Odyssey and the Honda Pilot, which were up 31.3% and 32.2% respectively on a daily selling rate basis. This means the Odyssey saw 8,464 daily sales for April while the Pilot moved 11.891 daily units. That’s a lot of SUVs and minivans!

These numbers hardly surprise us, though. The Honda Odyssey is the top retail-selling minivan in American, after all, while the Honda Pilot offers an impressive combination of full-size SUV convenience and flexibility and economical fuel efficiency.

While models such as the Civic, CR-V, and Accord continue to see some of Honda’s strongest sales numbers, the trend toward larger Honda vehicles is indicative of America’s growing preference for trucks and full-size SUVs such as the Odyssey and Pilot that offer a lot of flexibility, and a lot of fun.

See for yourself why Honda truck and SUV sales have done so well by checking out the full lineup at Bryan Honda!

Revolutionizing Safety: Honda Sensing® Technology

2018 Honda Accord interior

2018 Honda Accord interior

Honda is setting new records, as the brand recently announced that it had sold over one million vehicles with Honda Sensing® technology.  Honda Sensing® is a suite of safety systems that includes a range of sensors and software programs to alert drivers to danger. The brand’s goal is to have all Honda models feature this suite of technologies by 2022.

According to Honda, the Honda Sensing® suite features technologies such as Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Many of these feature uses sensors to detect potential danger and slow or stop your vehicle to prevent damage and potential crashes.

“Honda dreams of a collision-free mobile society and the Honda Sensing technology has a crucial role to play in advancing us toward that goal,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division & general manager of the Honda brand. “With the rapidly growing population of Honda vehicles applying these technologies, we hope to significantly reduce collisions involving Honda vehicles within the next three to four years.”

Honda Sensing® was recently revealed to reduce the claim severity of collisions by about $379, which is approximately 11 percent. Overall, there has been a 28 percent reduction in claims for injuries to people in other vehicle on the road when using Honda Sensing® technology.

To get a better understanding of how Honda Sensing® works in practice, come test drive one of our cars at Bryan Honda!

Mother’s Day Gifts: Automotive Ideas

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Looking for the perfect gift for mom? Why not get her something for her car? There are a number of Mother’s Day gifts to consider buying, from accessories to something as simple as new tires. While it’s hard to repay your mother in every way, there are a few things you can do to make your mom feel like she’s appreciated.

According to Auto Nation Drive, accessories are a great idea for Mother’s Day. This includes OEM accessories like navigation systems, seat covers, roof racks, and floor mats. You can also consider brand memorabilia if your mom especially lover her car.

New tires and routine maintenance are also great ideas. We all forget to service our cars every 3,000 miles, and one way you can repay mom is by taking her car to the shop. New tires will provide traction and keep her safe, while routine service like an oil change will ensure that her car lass a long time.

You should also consider ding and dent repair. Depending on the size of the damage area, ding and dent repair can be an affordable way to show mom you care. You can start with the basics like removing scratches and dings from shopping carts and other things, though you can also repair more serious damage if price isn’t an issue.

If you need any help getting new car accessories or getting an oil change performed for your mother, just swing by Bryan Honda—we’ll be happy to help you give your mother the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Earth Day Activities for the Whole Family

Earth Day

Earth Day

 

We’ve created a list of Earth Day activities to help you and your family think of ways to celebrate this important holiday. The auto industry has recognized the significance of environmental issues over the past few decades, something evidenced by green technologies and the rise of hybrid and electric models. Earth Day is all about giving back and protected our environment, something you and your family can do together.

Give kids an appreciation for nature by cooking with the sun. According to Sustainable Baby Steps, cooking with the sun is simple as long as you have a homemade solar oven. First, get an old box, aluminum foil, and (if possible) a piece of glass. Cut a hole in the top of the box, line the box with foil, and put the glass in the hole. You can cook safe foods in the box on a sunny day like eggs, nachos, tea, and baked veggies. You’d be surprised how hot this simple contraption can get, and it uses no electricity.

Another easy Earth Day activity is to create zero waste with bottle bricks. A bottle brick is made by compacting small bits of unrecyclable materials. While we have a solution for some materials, like aluminum and paper, not everything can be reused. These bricks can be made by spooning dry materials of unrecyclable material (scrapped and cut, first) into old plastic bottles. What is significant about this activity is not the bricks (which can be used as building materials when properly compressed), but the conversation you have about how much unrecyclable materials you and your family consume.

Earth Day is a great time for the whole family to come together. At Bryan Honda, we’re proud to say our green vehicles are also helping to do their part for the planet.

The 2018 Honda All Stars Include the Civic Type R and Accord

2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

If you’re looking for the 2018 Honda all stars, you should start with the Honda Accord and the Civic Type R. Both of these models were named “2018 Automobile All-Stars” by Automobile magazine, a list of some of the top cars in the industry. Automobile doesn’t distinguish between classes or price range, which means these two Honda models beat out some of the top supercars in the world, some well into six figures. The Accord and Civic Type R definitely offer incredible value and an unforgettable driving experience.

The Accord is well known among car shoppers, as this car offers incredible bang for your buck. The editors at Automobile noted the Accord was one of the few cars consistently ranked as one of the best cars on the road, in part because it is so affordable yet drivable. The Civic Type R caused a little more stir, as this newer model reached the top 10 list for the awards. However, this performance model is simply fun to drive, something that stands out among the competition.

“In my experience coming from the racing side of the automotive business, it is not normal to find a gaggle of journalists waxing lyrical about a vehicle that costs less than $35,000, especially when they have access to a bucket full of supercar keys and the green light on the racetrack,” wrote Andy Pilgrim, editor for Automobile.

And these are just some of the many awards the Civic Type R and Accord have earned in the past few months. Learn more about them at Bryan Honda!

How to Prepare Your Car for Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Car Maintenance

 

Car Maintenance

As winter’s rough weather and gloomy skies gives way to spring showers, it’s important to remember that now is as good a time as ever to get some routine spring vehicle maintenance done. Here are a few tips from Bryan Honda to help you keep your vehicle running smoothly as the weather warms up.

 

Schedule your routine maintenance. Your vehicle will need its regular check-up to keep it running smoothly, so make sure you keep up with the recommended service schedule listed in your owner’s manual.

 

Flush and refill your car’s cooling system. Regularly check the level, condition, and concentration of your cooling system’s coolant. This is especially important as temperatures start to rise.

 

Get your air conditioner checked out. Hot weather means it’s time to crank up the air conditioning in your car—but it’s hard to do so if your car’s AC isn’t working. Get your air conditioning unit serviced now, so you don’t have to drive without cool air during the squelching summer days.

 

Check your tire pressure. As the temperature changes, so does your tire pressure. Cold temperatures tend to make your tire pressure drop, and hot temperatures will cause it to rise. Make sure your tires aren’t over- or under-inflated, and keep them within your vehicle’s recommended pressure range.

 

For additional questions about preparing your vehicle for spring, contact our expert technicians at Bryan Honda.

Good Housekeeping Best New Cars Awards Goes to 2018 Accord and Odyssey

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

For the 2018 model year, both the Honda Accord and Odyssey underwent complete redesigns—and it looks like these redesigns have helped these vehicles make their mark on their segments. The 2018 Accord and Odyssey were both recently awarded top spots in the Good Housekeeping Best New Car Awards in the sedan and minivan classes, respectively.

 

The judges commended the Odyssey, which is in its fifth generation, for its family-friendly interior space, heightened performance, quite cabin, and connectivity. Specifically, they were awed by the vehicle’s CabinWatch™ and CabinTalk™ features that allow you to see what’s going on in the backseat.

 

For the Accord, the accolade was awarded in large part due to its spacious interior, large trunk, and superior standard safety features that will give you confidence while you’re out on the road. The sedan’s agile ride and impressive engine options were also both commended.

 

The Good Housekeeping Institute determined the winners of its Best New Car Awards through its partnership with Car & Driver magazine. This duo assessed hundreds of new vehicles, looking specifically at the assets drivers care about most including value, safety, reliability, interior design, comfort, technology, and handling.

 

Both the 2018 Accord and the 2018 Odyssey received the honors of appearing in the February issue of Good Housekeeping. Check out one or both of these models for yourself when you visit us at Bryan Honda.

Honda Pilot Named One of the Best Family Cars in 2018

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot

Each year, Kelley Blue Book (KBB), one of the most trusted names in the automotive industry, selects the best lineup of family vehicles. It includes the 2018 Honda Pilot on its “Best Family Cars of 2018” list.

The new Pilot gives families looking for a three-row crossover, refinement, value, versatility, and loads of features. KBB also gave the Pilot the “Midsize SUV Best Buy” award, providing those with children one more reason to purchase this model.

One feature that really makes the Pilot stand out from the competition is its great use of interior space. It offers seating for up to eight passengers, while still including plenty of room behind the third row for groceries or a large stroller. When you need just cargo volume, conveniently fold away each of the back seats to take advantage of a cavernous interior.

The 2018 Pilot is not only practical, but it’s fun to drive. The engine is responsive, delivering pleasing acceleration thanks to the nine-speed automatic with paddle shifters, available on the Touring and Elite trims. These versions also deliver 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, which should satisfy those desiring a more thrilling ride. In addition, standard and available tech features such as the Blu-Ray rear entertainment system and Bluetooth® will help keep everyone engaged on each adventure.

To see for yourself why the 2018 Honda Pilot is such a good family car, take it out for a test drive at Bryan Honda.