Safety has always been a top priority for Honda, and the automaker recently announced its latest innovation in the field. Honda’s engineers have unveiled a new, advanced airbag design that should be more effective at protecting occupants in frontal collisions.
Honda developed this new airbag at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Ohio. The carmaker worked alongside Autoliv, one of its major safety system suppliers.
“This new airbag technology represents Honda’s continuing effort to advance safety performance in a wider variety of crash scenarios and reflects the innovative thinking that our engineers are bringing to the challenge of reducing traffic injuries and fatalities,” said Jim Keller, President of Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Conventional airbags typically use a single inflatable compartment to help reduce injury and fatalities during frontal collisions. The new Honda airbag goes one step further, offering four major components. These include three inflatable compartments and a “sail panel” that combines the two side chambers at their outermost edge.
These components work to protect the occupant’s head in an angled frontal impact collision, since the lateral collision forces can cause the passenger’s head to rotate or slide off of the airbag, reducing its effectiveness. The “sail panel” acts like a baseball catcher’s mitt, cradling the occupant’s head to soften the impact.
Honda will begin implementing this potentially life-saving system in 2020. In the meantime, plan a trip to Bryan Honda to take a look at some of Honda’s current safety innovations, including the standard HondaSensing® suite of technology.
Spring is just on the horizon, which means it’s time to start thinking about America’s favorite pastime: baseball. Luckily for us here in Fayetteville, we have our own local minor league team to root for. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are back in town after a 17-year absence, and they have a brand-new stadium, which will be called the SEGRA stadium.
Named after one of the largest independent bandwidth
companies in the United States, the $40 million ballpark will act as a premium
sports venue for the area. It will be outfitted with Wi-Fi and will have a bar
in the outfield that will offer live music, lounge seating, corn hole, and
more. You can even attend a game in one of the six luxury suites or four field
boxes to give you a premium baseball experience.
Those with little ones will be happy to know that there will
also be multiple kids’ zones to keep little ones entertained, and foodies will
rejoice in knowing that all concession stands will have unique, original food
options with branding that takes influence from Fayetteville and nearby Fort
The stadium is set to open up in April, so make sure your Honda is ready to be packed up so you can haul whatever you need to the next ball game. And if you don’t have one, we’ll get you sorted at Bryan Honda!
With our close connection to Fort Bragg, Bryan Honda has a great appreciation for the people in the United States military. They put their lives on the line for our country — and we would like to thank them for their service. That’s why Bryan Honda is offering a Honda Military Appreciation Offer.
What is the Honda
Military Appreciation Offer?
This offer allows select U.S. military personnel and their
spouses to put $500 towards any Honda vehicle that is from the 2017 model year
or newer, as long as they finance or lease through Honda Financial Services
Who is eligible?
The following individuals are eligible for the Honda
Military Appreciation Offer:
Active-duty US military, including those in the
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, and Active
Reserve, and their spouses
Active-duty US military Ready Reserve, including
inactive National guard, Individual Ready Reserve, and Selected Reserve, and
U.S. military veterans who are within 180 days
of separation from active service, and their spouses
U.S. military retirees from the aforementioned
branches and their spouses.
How do I get the
If you happen to meet the above criteria, you just need to
come into Bryan Honda, decide on the vehicle you want, and provide some
paperwork. This paperwork includes:
A Leave and Earnings Statement to prove your
Military ID and LES if you are a spouse looking
to access the offer
Honda Financial Services credit approval
Bryan Honda is always looking for ways to make buying a car
easier. Visit us today and ask about taking advantage of the Honda Military
The 2019 Honda Accord is known for being a well-rounded vehicle, and its list of features reflects that. Here, we look at the 2019 Honda Accord features that make this midsize sedan a suitable choice for most consumers.
The Honda Accord now comes standard with the Honda Sensing™ suite of
safety technologies. This means every Accord owner will have access to
driver-assistance features like Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane
Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and more.
Keeping connected on the go is important. That’s why Honda
offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration on all trim levels but
the base model. These features allow you to use some of your favorite
smartphone apps, right on your Accord’s touchscreen. Whether you want to
connect to Spotify or need to send a voice-to-text message through your phone,
you can do so with this tech.
Along with the technology you receive in the standard Honda
package, you can also opt for a head-up display. This tech blends safety and
innovation, allowing you to gather information like your speed, turn-by-turn
directions, and driver-assistance technology alerts without having to look away
from the road. It does so by displaying all of this on your Accord’s
For many families, safety is a top priority when shopping for a new family vehicle. If you are considering a new minivan, you might want to know that the 2019 Honda Odyssey’s safety beat out the competition in recent tests.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), conducts crash tests every year on new vehicles. The 2019 Odyssey was the only minivan that earned the top “GOOD” rating for both the driver and passenger sides in the Small Overlap Front Crash Test. The Odyssey also earned a “GOOD+” rating for its ease of use in testing the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). No other minivan earned better than an “ACCEPTABLE” rating.
With these and other test results, the Odyssey qualifies as a 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, when equipped with LED headlights and the available Honda Sensing® suite of safety features. The Honda Sensing features are standard on the EX trim and above, which account for 99% of Odyssey sales.
“Minivan buyers list safety as one of their greatest purchase considerations, and the Odyssey continues to be a top performer in independent safety ratings, further distancing itself from segment competitors,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “If you’re in the market for a minivan and you care about safety, there is simply no better choice than the Honda Odyssey.”
If you’re on the market for the safest family vehicle there is, stop by Bryan Honda and take a look at the excellent 2019 Honda Odyssey.
The school year has officially begun. You got all of the school supplies, restocked your kids’ wardrobes, and packed their lunches. But did you remember to prepare your car for back to school? You will be doing a lot more driving now, which means you want your car to be in prime condition. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Have your kids help you. Spend a weekend afternoon cleaning out the family ride. Clean out all the trash, take out everything that doesn’t belong in the car, and then start wiping everything down. The final step is to vacuum everything from top to bottom.
Catch Up on Maintenance
If you have been neglecting your car all summer, give it the TLC it needs with a maintenance check at Bryan Honda. We can change your oil, check your battery, top off your fluids, and anything else your trusty Honda needs.
Inspect the Tires
Once a month, you should inspect your tires. This includes looking for signs of wear, checking the tread depth, and the tire pressure. New vehicles should come with an automatic tire pressure monitoring system, but it doesn’t hurt to check it yourself, too.
The best way to get your car prepared for the back-to-school season is to let the pros handle it. Schedule a service appointment today at Bryan Honda.
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!
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.
Finding an affordable, family-sized crossover might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Designed to give drivers more for their money, the 2018 Honda CR-V recently made Kelley Blue Book’s “ Best Family Cars” list.*
The 2018 Honda CR-V features the Honda Sensing® safety suite. The package includes innovative technology perks such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control. With these driver assist amenities combined with its standard safety features, the new Honda CR-V scores a top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A crossover designed for the modern family, the Honda CR-V boasts an abundance of entertainment technologies. Each trim level comes equipped with a streamlined infotainment system as well as Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Easily find your vehicle in a crowded parking lot with the convenience of the Parking Reminder function.
Featuring spacious seating for five, the Honda CR-V makes every road trip a comfortable one. The popular crossover also boasts class-leading cargo space, coming in at just shy of 76 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats.
As for performance, drivers will enjoy fuel-efficiency no matter which version they select. The 2.4-liter liter four-cylinder engine yields an EPA-estimated 34 mpg when equipped with FWD, while the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine achieves up to 32 mpg.**
Stop by Bryan Honda and we’ll set you up for a test drive in the 2018 Honda CR-V.
*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si arrived at dealerships not long ago, but customers are already snatching them up! An affordable price and impressive performance have made the compact car an impressive contender, and that’s not to mention the new technologies and convenience features in the new Honda Civic Si.
Available in either a coupe or a sedan, drivers can get behind the wheel of the new Civic Si for the same affordable price: $24,775 MSRP. The new model builds on the Civic EX, a value-oriented trim with plenty of standard features and a turbocharged engine that delivers 174 hp.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Civic Si without a few upgrades. Available with a six-speed manual transmission, the performance-driven model boasts a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.
That kind of power comes balanced with excellent efficiency, as the 2017 Civic Si earns up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway.* Plus, the standard 7-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration software will almost certainly seal the deal for drivers of all ages.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si won’t top the lineup when it comes to performance, though—the Civic Type R would fit right in on the track and will start in the mid-$30,000 range.
We here at Bryan Honda can’t help but be impressed at the new 2017 Civic Si!
*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.