2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is First-Ever Honda Hybrid SUV

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Fayetteville, NC

Honda is adding to its eco-friendly lineup. The Japanese carmaker recently announced its first-ever hybrid SUV – the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. This fuel-efficient version of the brand’s well-known crossover combines a hybrid powertrain with standard safety features and high-quality appointments throughout. These are some of the features you can expect with this all-new hybrid.

Efficient power.

The 2020 CR-V will come with the same two-mode hybrid system as the Accord, which combines a 2.0-liter engine that produces 143 horsepower with an AC synchronous permanent magnet motor to offer a total system output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. That means that the CR-V Hybrid is quantifiably the most powerful powertrain option in the CR-V lineup. Despite this power, this model is still expected to increase city fuel economy for the standard engine up to 50 percent.

All-wheel drive.

If you’re looking for a bit more traction for potential inclement weather or adventures off the beaten path, you’re in god luck. The 2020 CR-V Hybrid comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Standard safety tech. Every CR-V Hybrid will come standard with the Honda SensingÒ suite of driver-assistance technologies, providing you with peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel.

A sleek, modern look. The CR-V Hybrid enhances the model’s sleek, modern look with LED headlights and available 19-inch alloy wheels, along with blue-accented Honda logos to hint at its efficiency.

For a vehicle that balances capability, efficiency and versatility, you should consider the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Stop by Bryan Honda today to go for a test drive.

How to Tell When You Need New Tires

2020 Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

The condition of your tires can affect your car’s handling, traction, stability and braking. Because tires get worn down over time, it’s important to know how to tell when you need new tires. These are some warning signs that can help you detect when new tires are needed.

Do the Penny Test

One of the best ways to tell if your car needs new tires is to do the “penny test.” Simply take a penny and insert it with Lincoln’s head down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s hair, then your tire’s tread is too low, reducing its ability to provide you with the traction you need while driving. That means you need to replace the tire.

Consider Your Tires’ Age

Whether your tire tread passes the Penny Test or not, if your car is between six and ten years old, then you should consider replacing all four of your tires. Check your manufacturer’s recommendations for when your specific tires should be changed over to ensure you’re driving on safe tires.

Check Your Tires Over

Bulges, cracks, and bumps are all signs that you need new tires. These symptoms signify that your tire’s outer surface is weakening, which could lead to a sudden tire blow out.

If your car needs maintenance, tire – focused or otherwise – you can trust Bryan Honda’s service department to take care of your ride.

Honda 60th Anniversary in US Celebrate at SEMA

2020 Honda CR-V | Fayetteville, NC

Honda reached a new milestone this year, and it’s decided to celebrate with more than just cake and candles. The Japanese carmaker recently celebrated its 60th anniversary in the United States, creating a display at this year’s SEMA Show that highlights the brand’s ability to be accessorized – and its appeal for outdoor and performance enthusiasts.

To celebrate Honda’s 60th anniversary in America, the brand’s display showcased both past and present vehicles. It highlighted the company’s “longstanding commitment to the enthusiast community.”

The display itself had ten models that had been modified to appeal to different fans. At the center of the SEMA Show lineup were two versions of the 2020 Honda CR-V. The first CR-V was based on the brand’s all-new CR-V Hybrid model. Called the “Do” Build by Jsport Performance Accessories, this hybrid was turned into a vehicle perfect for the “weekend warrior,” offering a roof rack, side steps, mountain bike rack, 1.5-inch lift kit, and all-terrain tires.

Another CR-V was also showcased, built with outdoor adventures in mind. The “Dream” build was also created by Jsport and offered camping comforts like a slide-out refrigerator and a clamshell-style rooftop tent.

Other featured models include a Ridgeline that was outfitted for rugged adventures, a Rally Passport with a performance focus, and multiple Civic Si models. There was even a 1968 S80 Coupe Outlaw, and a heritage Chevy truck that was used as a delivery truck after the company first opened for business in 1959.  

A legacy as rich as Honda’s doesn’t develop without good reason. Join the family today at Bryan Honda.

Winter Car Prep Tips to Get You Through the Cold

Wintery Road | Fayetteville, NC

Driving can be difficult during winter months. From icy roads to unexpected rainstorms — not to mention colder temperatures — it’s important to make sure that your car is ready for winter. These winter car prep tips should make sure your vehicle continues to function throughout the cold months.

Keep an eye on your tires. When temperatures drop, so does your tire pressure. Make sure your tires have the appropriate amount of pressure throughout the winter. Also, check your tires’ tread depth so that you can get the best possible grip on the road.

Change to winter tires. With the winter comes snow. While we don’t get a whole lot of snow in Fayetteville, you can still opt to switch your all-season tires for winter ones. These tires are specifically made to give you a good grip on snowy and icy roads. We’re happy to help you switch to your winter tires here at Bryan Honda.

Take care of your battery. Your battery will become less effective as the temperature drops. So, if you have an old battery, you might find yourself stranded with a dead car in cold weather. If you need your battery to be checked, we can do that for you. Just make an appointment, and we can make sure your battery is in tip-top condition.

If your vehicle needs any of the preventative measures we’ve mentioned, swing by the service department at Bryan Honda. We’ll have your car ready for the winter in no time.

Fun November Events Near Fayetteville

Family Having Fun in Fall | Fayetteville, NC

November means prepping for Thanksgiving, football, and enjoying the autumn weather while it lasts. It’s also a great time of year in Fayetteville to get out and enjoy a range of events. Here are some November events near Fayetteville that you should add to your calendar.

A Dickens Holiday

Take a step back into Victorian times in Downtown Fayetteville during the 20th annual A Dickens Holiday. From 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on November 29th, you can catch a horse-drawn carriage past merchant windows adorned with Victorian decorations, enjoy holiday delicacies like gingerbread and cider, and even take photos with Father Christmas. It’s a lovely family-friendly event that will give you a chance to get ahead of your holiday shopping while discovering more about Christmas Past.  

Fayetteville Turkey Trot

Before you dig into your delicious Thanksgiving feast, why not take a run? Take part in the Fayetteville Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28th, at Segra Stadium. This event gives you the chance to run either a 5K or an untimed mile run, working off the calories you’re going to consume later in the day for a guilt-free celebration. There will be Overall and Age Group Awards, along with a Team and Individual Costume Contest.

Here at Bryan Honda, we want you to enjoy the seasonal festivities in complete safety, so make sure your car is ready for the changing weather. If it needs some attention, set up an appointment with our top-notch service department.

New Honda Airbag Considered Safer

New Honda Airbag | Fayetteville, NC

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.

Top 3 Haunted Attractions in North Carolina

Haunted Attractions | Fayetteville, NC

Halloween season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to scare up some fun. To make your Halloween as spooky as possible, we’ve created a list of the top three haunted attractions in North Carolina.

Haunted Pyramids

For the most frightening Halloween attraction in the state, you need to head to Lawndale to check out the Haunted Pyramids. This attraction has four large indoor haunted houses, all in one location, giving you plenty of opportunities to get your heart pumping. Step into The Asylum for a little bit of madness, or conquer the dark in the Monster Manor for a gothic thrill. Admission includes all four haunted houses and costs between $20 and $25, depending on the date.

Grissettown Haunted Trail

About two hours away from Fayetteville is the Grissettown Haunted Trail in Ocean Isle Beach. This tense self-guided tour winds through the woods, taking about 30 fear-filled minutes to complete. While it’s won numerous local awards for being so scary, it also benefits a great cause: the Grissettown Fire Department.

Insanitarium: Nightmare on Main Street

Located in Laurinburg, which is an hour from Fayetteville, is Insanitarium. This 14,000-square-foot haunted house will haunt your nightmares, giving you the scare you crave during the Halloween season. You can attend a free block party, catch live music, and eat delicious food before you head in for the fright of your life. Admission is $10 per person and is only open to children 12 and over.

Here at Bryan Honda, we want everyone to enjoy their spooky seasonal festivities is complete safety. If your vehicle is due for any routine maintenance, swing by our service department and let our qualified technicians get your car ready for all of these terrifying excursions.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Outshines 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2019 Honda Civic | Fayetteville, NC

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are long-time rivals. Now, they’re competing on an entirely new front. While the Civic has been available as a hatchback model for a while now, Toyota recently introduced a Corolla Hatchback model to its lineup, adding a new competitor for the Honda hatch. This comparison examines the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, looking at how they stack up against one another.

Style

As you might expect from the hatchback segment, both of these models come with an athletic silhouette that is enhanced by its five-door body. That being said, the Civic Hatchback puts forth a sportier style. This hatchback has sculpted lines and an integrated spoiler that gives it an aggressive look, while its sloping rear roofline makes it unique.

Performance and efficiency

Peppy performance is available in both the Civic Hatchback and the Corolla Hatchback. Each comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, though the Civic is peppier than its Toyota competitor. The Civic Hatchback produces 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Corolla’s four-cylinder engine only puts out 168 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.

While the Corolla does offer better fuel efficiency on some of its trims, the Civic comes out in front when it comes to standard efficiency numbers. The Civic’s standard powertrain offers 31 mpg in the city 40 mpg on the highway, while the Corolla powertrain offers 28 mpg in the city 37 mpg on the highway.*

There may be a new hatchback on the block, but true hatchback lovers will probably prefer the proven Civic Hatchback over Toyota’s new model. See for yourself at Bryan Honda.

*Based on 2019 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.

Honda Tops Cars.com American Made Index

Honda American Made Index | Fayetteville, NC

American carmakers have lost out to Honda in the Cars.com American Made Index. In a recent study that examines which vehicles in the U.S. automotive industry are actually made in America, Honda has come out on top for the second year in a row.

The Japanese carmaker came out with six of the top 10 most American-made models sold in the United States. Last year, Honda was also awarded this honor with four models in the top ten.

The following vehicles were recognized in the Cars.com American Made Index:

  • 2019 Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, AL), 2nd place
  • 2019 Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, AL), 3rd place
  • 2019 Honda Passport (Lincoln, AL), 4th place
  • 2019 Acura MDX (East Liberty, OH), 6th place
  • 2019 Honda Pilot (Lincoln, AL), 7th place
  • 2019 Acura RDX (East Liberty, OH), 10th place

To determine the top ten vehicles in their American Made Index, Cars.com considered several factors. This includes the location of each vehicle’s assembly plant, the origin of the engine and transmission, the domestic-parts content, and U.S. factory employment adjusted by sales. In the case of a tie, curb weight is used to break it.

Honda is proud to note that nearly two-thirds of Honda and 99% of Acura vehicles that are sold in the United States are also made there.*

If you ever find yourself looking for American brands when shopping for a new car, you’re not alone. Many people value buying domestic, whether it’s because they think it will do more to help the American economy or they believe American-built vehicles are better made. But as it turns out, despite the Japanese badge, buying Honda is the way to go if you care about cars built in America. Visit Bryan Honda to explore Honda’s lineup and discover the quality of American-made cars.

*Using domestic and globally sourced parts

The Bryan Honda Advantage

Bryan Honda Advantage | Fayetteville, NJ

At Bryan Honda, we are all about the customer experience. Welcoming in our customers with a smile, backing it up with good, fair deals, and keeping their vehicles running smoothly for years to come is what we’re all about. We like to call that the Bryan Honda advantage.

Here are just a few reasons to be a Bryan Honda customer, whether you’re looking for a new, certified pre-owned, or used vehicle under 100,000 miles:

  • We offer a lifetime engine warranty. That’s a value of $1,475.
  • We also include a complimentary protection package when you buy a new or used vehicle from our dealership, valued at $495.
  • You will get your first two years of maintenance for free when you service at Bryan Honda. This is worth $300.
  • Your vehicle purchase includes free state inspections for life, also valued at $300.
  • We even add a lifetime of complete front end alignment checks, a $295 value.
  • Bryan Honda also includes a complimentary key tag reminder system, which we’ve valued at $145.
  • Finally, we include complimentary shuttle service, with unlimited value.

Altogether, this amounts to $3,010 of total value when you buy from Bryan Honda instead of other Honda dealerships in the area. No one beats a Bryan Honda deal.

Read the FAQs about our deal here.