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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What was the first mass-produced American car?
Where was the first drive-in movie theater?
What is Honda’s luxury division?
What year was Honda founded?
What was the first modern hybrid in the United States?
Which Honda sports coupe was discontinued in 2001?
What’s the best-selling Honda ever?
What model was the first Japanese car built in the United States?
How many vehicles were sold in the United States in 2017 (to the closest million)?
Where was the first Honda manufacturing plant in the United States?
The Model T
Camden, New Jersey
Interested in taking home one of the vehicles in Honda’s legacy? Stop by Jack Matia Honda to browse our inventory.
Everyone knows that when you buy a car, it starts losing its value immediately. This is called depreciation. However, not all cars depreciate at the same rate. Every year, Edmunds evaluates new car models and estimates which vehicles will hold onto their value longer than others and awards those models Best Retained Value Awards.
This year, three Honda vehicles came away with the top prize in their respective segments: the 2018 Honda Accord, the Civic, and the CR-V. This means buyers who choose these models can feel confident that they will get more money back into their pockets when the time comes to trade it in or sell it.
“Buying a new car is a huge financial decision, and our 2018 Edmunds Best Retained Value Awards are designed to help shoppers discover the brands and vehicles that can help them get the most out of their investment,” said Avi Steinlauf, Edmunds’ CEO. “This year’s winners underscore a commitment to quality and reliability and are good bets to hold their value over the course of ownership.”
In the Best Retained Value Awards, Edmunds’ analysts study years of market data to determine which model are expected to have the highest projected residual value after five years. So, if you are looking for a new car that will give you a lot of value, a Honda is always a great choice.
Take a closer look at Honda’s lineup and find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle at Jack Matia Honda.
Despite a few cold pop ups, spring has officially sprung. The coming summer sun is starting to warm up thousands along Lake Erie’s still-slightly-dreary shoreline. Unfortunately, that same summer sun is now shining a spotlight on all the dust and gunk that’s accumulated on and in your car over the winter.
Help your car look as shiny and new as the weather (finally) does with these quick car cleaning tips:
Empty out the trunk and rear seating
It’s not just the mounds of snow that pile up over the winter — garbage, boxes, wrappers, and more tend to snowball between November and April. Throw out what you don’t need and properly store what you need to keep until next winter. Cleaning big items out of your trunk can also improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Focus on the carpets and upholstery
First, vacuum away any large pieces such as chunks of rock salt and miscellaneous wrappers. Wash down carpets and seating with a damp wash cloth and dish soap. After it dries, run it over one more time with the vacuum.
Don’t forget under the hood
Dirt, leaves, and other debris can collect under the hood of your car and cause mechanical problems later on. Make sure you clean out the engine area carefully.
If your car needs any post-winter maintenance, stop by Jack Matia Honda and speak with a representative from our service department.