2020 Honda Odyssey Earns Solid Reviews

2020 Honda Odyssey

Minivans were created with families in mind, and the 2020 Honda Odyssey is no exception. From its wide range of family-friendly features to its towing capability and efficiency, the 2020 Odyssey is a solid family hauler – and the critics agree. These are some of the features that reviews of the 2020 Odyssey have found appealing.

Clever family features. “Comfort is one of the Odyssey’s strong suits” with seating for up to eight people, according to a CNET review. This minivan also comes equipped with family-friendly technologies that will help make parenting a bit easier. CabinWatch helps you see your backseat passengers without having to turn around, while CabinTalk acts as an in-vehicle PA system, allowing you to speak with your backseat passengers without having to raise your voice. You can even opt for the HondaVac built-in vacuum.

Potent, yet efficient powertrain. Every Odyssey comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. According to U.S. News & World Report, the engine “feels smooth, powerful, and capable. It delivers quick acceleration for a minivan.” The Odyssey also gets “good numbers for the class” when it comes to efficiency, offering an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.* This minivan can also tow up to 3,500 pounds, making it easy to bring your gear with you on the go.

We can’t wait to see you and your family right here at Bryan Honda to test drive the 2020 Odyssey.

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 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.

Fun February Events in Fayetteville, NC

Fun February Events in Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville is bustling with events throughout the year. If you’re looking for a way to spend your time in February, then consider some of these fun February events in Fayetteville.

Carolina Uncork’d, February 15

Whether you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day or just enjoy a day out with your friends, Carolina Uncork’d is the place to do it. This festival has an array of vendors that will give you a taste of the Carolinas, from chocolatiers and regional wineries to craft beers and beyond. This event will tantalize your taste buds while also helping you discover a new way to support local businesses. You can choose three different admission tickets, ranging from $15 to $50.

North Caroina Home Expo, February 21 to 23

Are you thinking of renovating your house when the weather warms up? Then you should consider heading to the North Carolina Home Expo. Taking place at the Crown Complex Exposition Center, this event will allow you to see the latest in home improvement, remodeling, outdoor living, design, and more. You can check out local and national vendors, giving you the chance to figure out how to tackle your next project. Admission is $5, with children 12 and under getting in for free.

No matter how you choose to spend your February in Fayetteville, odds are you’ll need a car to get you there. Whether you need a new ride or someone to take care of your current one, look no further than your friends right here at Bryan Honda.

Honda S2000 Prototype Brought Back for its 20th Anniversary

Honda S2000 prototype | Fayetteville, NC

Performance lovers, rejoice! Honda is highlighting its performance prowess with a special edition of the Honda S2000 that will celebrate the model’s 20th anniversary. This custom, one-off prototype has a range of exclusive parts that make it look thoroughly modern, head-turningly stylish, and so much.

The Honda S2000 prototype is based on the AP1 generation model, which was available from 1999 to 2003. It comes outfitted with a modernized bumper, side sills, fenders, and a sleek spoiler. This S2000 also boasts an updated suspension, along with black mirror and windshield casings, a lower front air intake, and a set of 17-inch Advan RZ2 wheels.

Though we don’t know what the inside will look like, based on the picture it does look like the cabin will appear similar to previous versions. The red seats resemble the original S2000, though Honda does say that the model will have an updated, premium audio system.

The new S2000 model prototype was showcased at the Tokyo auto salon in January, alongside a custom first-generation Type R Civic, a one-seater microcar, and a JDM Stepwagon MPV. Because it’s a prototype, none of the details are set in stone, and much of what we can expect in the consumer version is up to speculation.

All we can do now is wait. We hope you’re as excited as we are about the possibilities presented by an all-new S2000, and we can’t wait to see you here at Bryan Honda when it finally hits the road.

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.