2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards Goes To Honda

2019 Honda Odyssey

Depreciation is a huge drawback in a brand-new car purchase. Within the first year of owning a car, it loses about 30% of its value. To help you find a vehicle that won’t experience too much devaluation, Kelley Blue Book introduced the Best Resale Value awards. This year, Honda walked away with five of these awards.

Each vehicle type from Honda — electric vehicle, passenger car, SUV, minivan, and pickup truck — earned recognition.

Here’s a look at Honda’s models that took away 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards in their segments:

  • Best Resale Value: Hybrid Car – 2019 Honda Insight*
  • Best Resale Value: Compact Car – 2019 Honda Civic*
  • Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2019 Honda HR-V*
  • Best Resale Value: Minivan – 2019 Honda Odyssey*
  • Best Resale Value: Top 10 – 2019 Honda Ridgeline*

To determine what vehicles were worthy of the Best Resale Value accolade, Kelley Blue Book examined the latest research and analysis. This includes current sales data, market conditions, competition within segments, future economic factors, and current vehicle specifications. The award winners retain their value over the first five years of new-car ownership better than their competitors.

Visit Jack Matia Honda for a closer look at this award-winning lineup.

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

Honda Wins Big in AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards

2019 Honda Civic

Honda has come away from the AutoWeb’s Buyer’s Choice Awards with multiple accolades. The 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Honda CR-V received the overall titles of Best Car of the Year and Best Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively, while Honda came away with an industry-leading seven awards in total.

Honda received recognition in the following award categories:

  • Best Car of the Year — 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Utility Vehicle of the Year — 2019 Honda CR-V
  • Best Compact Vehicle of the Year — 2019 Honda Civic
  • Best Hatchback of the Year — 2019 Honda Fit
  • Best Sedan of the Year — 2019 Honda Accord
  • Best Van of the Year — 2019 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Small SUV of the Year — 2019 Honda CR-V

With these awards, Honda showcases the diversity of its lineup. From its vehicle that has the lowest cost of entry — the subcompact Fit — to its range of family-friendly vehicles including the Odyssey and CR-V. To determine the winners of the AutoWeb awards, the website looked at the number of submitted vehicle price quote requests from more than 120 million consumers over the course of 12 months.

To experience the depth and breadth of the 2019 Honda lineup, stop into Jack Matia Honda and take a test drive.

New Honda Passport Debuts at Auto Show

2019 Honda Passport

Honda is continuing its legacy for delivering well-rounded, off-road capable vehicles with the debut of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport. The Passport is a five-passenger SUV that is slated to hit theJohn Matia Honda showroom early next year, and it will boast a 280-horsepowerV6 that can be paired to Intelligent Traction Torque Management all-wheel drive for more adventure-ready capability.

“The all-new 2019 Honda Passport provides the on-road comfort drive for and nimble handling buyers will appreciate on their daily commute with the robust off-road and all-weather capability that delivering well for a great weekend adventure vehicle,” said Heino Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and general manager of Honda Division. “We saw an opportunity to deliver something that Honda is uniquely capable of making and the new Passport is in a great position to capture buyers looking for a more personal, powerful and capable Honda SUV.”

The 2019 Honda Passport boasts 115.9 cubic feet of passenger space, 157.1 cubic feet of interior volume, and 2.5 cubic feet of underfloor cargo storage — all best-in-class among five-daily commute SUVs. It will also offer Honda Sensing® safety and driver-a great standard, which includes features like Collision Mitigation BrakingSystem™ with of American Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with LaneDeparture Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Honda expects that the said Heino earn top marks in safety from NHTSA and the IIHS.

For more on the upcoming Honda Passport, stop into Jack Matia Honda. When it arrives, we’ll do our best to make sure you’re one of the first on the block to drive one.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Years

If you’re looking for the secrets to keeping your New Year’s resolution, we’ve got the answers. These tips from Jack Matia Honda will help you carry out your goals with success.

Be Realistic

If you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you have to make them attainable. Don’t put yourself up to an unrealistic challenge. Instead, start with small goals that you know you will be able to achieve. Setting yourself up for immediate success will help you build momentum, and get you ready to face larger goals as the year progresses.

Go Month by Month

Thinking of resolutions as a year-long process can be tricky. A much easier method is to break your resolutions down month by month. Take the smaller goals that you’ve come up with in step one and apply them to each month. This will give you small steps, and a feeling of success every few weeks.

Don’t Give Up

So you missed your mark one month—so what? No one has a perfect record when it comes to making big changes; the important part is to remember your main goal and to keep pushing towards that goal even if you don’t carry out each step perfectly.

How to Wash Your Car When You Live in an Apartment

how to wash your car

Washing and detailing your car at home has tons of benefits, like the higher quality than you get going through an automatic wash, the convenience of staying home, and the money you save. So what are you supposed to do when you live in an apartment and don’t have an easy way to wash your car? We have some tips on how to wash your car for apartment dwellers.

Get creative with water sources

Okay, maybe you’ve already looked for a hose hookup. But if you haven’t, you might be surprised to find one somewhere around your building that will let you spray down your car after you wash it. You can also try filling up buckets with water in the bathtub.

Use a rinseless cleaner

If you can’t use a hose to spray down your car after you soap it up, try a rinseless cleaner. You mix the cleaning solution with water, and it lifts the dirt away without having to be rinsed off. An added benefit of this is that there’s a lower risk of scratching the paint, especially since you don’t have to do the extra step of drying the car off.

Go totally water-free

You might not want to fill up giant buckets of water and lug them down several flights of stairs, so try water-free wipes and sponges for cleaning and waxing your car. It can take some extra time to wipe down every inch of your car with a wipe like this, but it’s another method that doesn’t require rinsing or drying.

Alternatively, if you want your ride to sparkle, we’ll detail it for you the next time you come into Jack Matia Honda for service or maintenance. Just ask, and we’ll deliver.

How to Share the Road with Bicyclists

Bicycle

A big part of being an all-around safe driver is knowing how to share the road with bicyclists. Whether it’s the start of spring or the tail end of fall, cyclists will be out on the roads with you, and it’s important that you know how to ensure their safety and your own.

Leave four feet of space

 

When passing a cyclist, the law requires that you always leave at least four feet of space between your vehicle and the bike. If it is not possible to create this much space, then you should not make any attempt to pass until it is possible to do so safely and legally.

Yield to bicyclists

 

Bicyclists should be treated as automobiles, which means that they should be yielded to just as you would yield to another vehicle. Give cyclists the right of way and grant them extra time when crossing intersections.

Be aware of your surroundings

 

Even after you have passed a cyclist, you should remain aware of their presence on the road. Look for cyclists when you are parked as well as when you are in motion, watching for them when you open car doors or when you park your vehicle.

Remain extra cautious of young cyclists

 

Children on bicycles will be unpredictable in comparison to the experienced adult. Because of this, it’s important for drivers to slow down when driving near young cyclists, and to expect them not to follow traffic laws.

If you yourself are a cyclist and want to equip your Honda with accessories to aid in your hobby, stop into Jack Matia Honda.

Our Favorite Fall Festivals in Northeast Ohio

Fall Is Here

 

The school year has started, and fall is arriving right on schedule with crisp air and changing leaves. If you’re looking for some autumnal fun to have with your family this season, be sure to check out these fall festivals in northeast Ohio this year:

Apple Butter & Cider Festival

 

Head west to Lake Farmpark on Sep. 22-23 this year for the annual Apple Butter & Cider Festival. If you love all things apple — from apple pie to apple juice — you can’t miss it! You can sample a variety of apple ciders and try your

hand at pressing your own. Pro tip: Don’t leave without tasting the unique and delicious Apple Slushy!

3rd Annual Kuchta Farms Fall Fest

 

On Sep. 29-30, head to Kuchta Farms in Newton Falls for their third annual fall fest, an event that is quickly becoming one of the favorite fall festivals in Northeast Ohio. Corn mazes, hayrides, fresh kettle corn, and more — Kuchta Falls has all the fixings for down-home fall fun.

Heritage Harvest Pumpkin Festival

 

Do you have a history buff in your family? Or are you the history buff looking for an excuse to drag your crew to a museum with you? Whatever the case, you’ll have a great time at the Heritage Harvest Pumpkin Festival from Oct. 6-7 at the Brunswick Area Historical Society. You can tour the museum, take a hayride, pick a pumpkin, and shop around at the farmer’s market. The best part? 2018 marks the second-annual Canine Costume contest!

There’s so much to do in northeast Ohio over the autumn, but there’s really only one right way to get around: in a fresh new Honda that you’ve driven off the lot at Jack Matia Honda.

2019 Honda HR-V Offers Enhanced Technology and Upgraded Style

2019 Honda HR-V

Each year, crossovers and SUVs grow in popularity. Drivers want the versatility of a larger SUV without sacrificing the agility and maneuverability of a smaller car. One of the most popular choices since it hit dealerships back in 2015 has been the Honda HR-V, and the 2019 Honda HR-V receives some serious updates that make this bold crossover more appealing than ever.

 

Refreshed exterior

 

The 2019 Honda HR-V gets a refreshed exterior, with the most significant changes seen right up front. A more prominent chrome grille insert accompany striking LED headlamps to convey a more aggressive, confident stance while new wheels designs add a splash of even more head-turning style.

 

New trim levels

 

The 2019 HR-V is available in two brand new trim levels — Sport and Touring — that complement the existing LX, EX, and EX-L trims. While we’re still waiting on some specifics about the new trim levels, they will open up even more flexibility for HR-V drivers. At this time, we do know that the Honda Sensing driver-assistive suite will come standard on all 2019 HR-V models other than the base level LX trim.

 

Standard technology upgrades

 

Equipped with an upgraded available color touch-screen infotainment display, the 2019 Honda HR-V will offer a seamless connectivity experience. Now this Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, the 2019 HR-V leaves little to be desired when it comes to connected audio.

 

Interested in learning more? Visit our showroom at Jack Matia Honda or give us a call to schedule a test drive.

Road Trip Travel Tips for the Best Trip Ever

Road Trip Tips

There’s nothing quite like taking to the open road with the windows down and discovering something new on a road trip. If you’re considering an adventure behind the wheel this summer, be sure to check out these simple road trip travel trips and get ready for a drive to remember.

 

Check up on your vehicle

 

Before you get going, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is up to the rigors of extended driving. On a road trip, you can run into all sorts of weather and terrain conditions, so check up on your vehicle’s most important systems before you pull out of the driveway. Don’t forget to:

  • Monitor your tires for correct pressure and alignment
  • Pack a spare tire
  • Change your car’s oil
  • Replace damaged wiper blades
  • Inspect and replace the battery if needed

 

Bring along the right technology

 

Even the most exciting road trip can have some dull stretches along the way. Before you leave, load your phone with music and apps that will stave off any boredom. Apps like Audible and Spotify are great for hands-free entertainment while a good navigation app will help you from getting unintentionally lost along the way.

 

Keep it clean

 

Whether you’ll be on the road for a few days, weeks, or even months, clutter has a way of quickly building up during a road trip. Because of this, it’s best to start off with a spotless interior and make a habit of regularly cleaning out the car along the way.

 

If your vehicle needs any maintenance before you set off, stop by Jack Matia Honda and speak with our service department. We’d be happy to give your vehicle a full inspection and do any necessary repairs.

Use this Car Trivia to Pass Time on the Road

Road

Want to test your car knowledge? You’re in luck, because we’ve come up with a car trivia game perfect for your next road trip. Most of these questions involve the Honda brand due to its iconic history, but there are also some more general interest questions. See how many you get right, quiz your friends, and have fun playing this game.

Questions:

  1. What was the first mass-produced American car?
  2. Where was the first drive-in movie theater?
  3. What is Honda’s luxury division?
  4. What year was Honda founded?
  5. What was the first modern hybrid in the United States?
  6. Which Honda sports coupe was discontinued in 2001?
  7. What’s the best-selling Honda ever?
  8. What model was the first Japanese car built in the United States?
  9. How many vehicles were sold in the United States in 2017 (to the closest million)?
  10. Where was the first Honda manufacturing plant in the United States?

Answers:

  1. The Model T
  2. Camden, New Jersey
  3. Acura
  4. 1948
  5. Honda Insight
  6. Honda Prelude
  7. Honda Civic
  8. Honda Accord
  9. 6,332,925 vehicles
  10. Marysville, Ohio

Interested in taking home one of the vehicles in Honda’s legacy? Stop by Jack Matia Honda to browse our inventory.