Fall is right around the corner, bringing with it cooler
weather and changing leaves. As the weather cools off and you’re thinking of
enjoying the outdoors before Northeast Ohio’s harsh winter sets in, then you
should consider heading to one of the best Cleveland Metroparks near Elyria.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Located in North Olmsted and Westlake – only a 25-minute drive from Elyria – is Bradley Woods Reservation. Situated around old quarry sites, this park is considered the only swamp forest in the park system. It is naturally beautiful with forests of red maples, sour gums, tupelos, and yellow birches; it is also home to Bunns Lake and has more than two miles of hiking trails, making it an appealing choice for those looking to spot water fowl.
Rocky River Reservation
Just 30 minutes from Eyria is the Rocky River Reservation, which stretches through multiple towns. This metropark was the first land ever purchased for Cleveland Metroparks back in April 1919. Since then, it has grown exponentially to include land that has massive shale cliffs, a variety of tree species, and wildlife of all sorts, including the white-tailed deer.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
From fishing to hiking – and even tobogganing – Mill Stream Run Reservation has an activity for everyone to enjoy. This metropark is located less than 30 minutes from Elyria, offering a range of trails and picnic areas for visitors during the warm weather. It is also home to the Chalet, which has twin toboggan shuts, and offers fall hayrides.
If you need a capable SUV to survive the Cleveland winter and take you to picturesque parks, check out the HR-V or RAV4 at Jack Matia Honda.
The Civic Type R combines power with an athletic styling, making it a solid option if you like to have ample power under the hood of your car. For the 2019 model year, this model has seen some updates. Here, we take a look at what you can expect from the updated 2019 Honda Civic Type R.
Some of the most notable chances to the Type R can be seen
in its cabin. This performance-oriented vehicle has larger cupholders in the
center console, better steering-wheel-mounted controls, and an indicator light
on the electronic parking brake. It also includes physical buttons and a volume
knob, which the outgoing Type R didn’t offer.
New color option
For the 2019 model year, the Type R has a new blue-gray
paint color called Sonic Gray Pearl. This color is new to the American market,
but has been available in Europe since the hot hatch’s debut.
As you might expect from such a performance-focused vehicle,
the Type R offers a fierce powertrain. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
engine puts out 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired to a
six-speed manual transmission with no automatic transmission option. This
allows the focus to stay on providing you with the best possible driving
The Honda Civic has many options available, from coupe and sedan to hot hatch. Stop by Jack Matia Honda to see our Civic inventory and the rest of the Honda models.
If you’re in the market for a family vehicle, the Honda lineup has three solid options you should consider. Three 2019 Honda models, the 2019 Honda Odyssey, 2019 Honda Accord, and 2019 Honda CR-V, were recently named on the Edmunds.com Best Family Cars of 2019 list for their respective segments.
According to Edmunds.com, the 2019 Accord earned its title as Best Family Sedan due to its roomy interior and trunk, along with its standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies, which help keep you confident out on the road.
For the 2019 Odyssey, its Best Family Minivan title was awarded because of its Magic Slide™ seats, Cabin Watch™ technology, and Honda VAC®.
The 2019 CR-V was also recognized for its Honda Sensing® availability, along with its ample cargo space, solid fuel-efficiency numbers, and available hands-free rear liftgate. This allowed it to be named the Best Small Family SUV title.
To determine the winners of each segment, editors at Edmunds.com put eligible vehicles through extensive, engineer-led tests. Each vehicle is then rated using more than 30 criteria in five main categories – driving performance, comfort, interior, utility, and technology. The availability of safety features, along with technology and convenience features that appeal to families, is also considered.
Visit Jack Matia Honda to test drive one of these Best Family vehicles for yourself.
Over the past few decades, Honda has established a
reputation for offering stylish, powerful, and efficient vehicles. The
following classic Honda models helped the Japanese carmaker establish its name.
The S600 was a roadster that raised the bar in the industry. Its styling stood in good company with other popular roadsters like the Triumphs and Austin-Healeys. The S600 was also the first-ever Honda production vehicle to be available in two trim levels.
Quirky elegance comes to the forefront with the Z600 hatchback. As one of the first Honda models for sale in the United States, the Z600 appeared on motorcycle dealership lots from 1970 to 1974 because no Honda dealerships existed across America. This hatchback became well-known, despite its short-lived lifespan. Eric Burns broke the land-speed record in 2008 for stock body production cars with 750 cc engines for this model.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, supercar performance at
the fraction of the price of competitors became a reality. The NSX was sold
under the Acura nameplate in the United States. This sports car debuted as a
1990 model, offering a 3.0-liter V6 engine, before eventually being discontinued
Family vehicles can generally sound boring and dull, but the 2019 Pilot includes bold, sophisticated, and fun characteristics. From its dependable performance to its thoughtful tech, the Pilot delivers an excellent family driving experience. Here are the top 2019 Honda Pilot features that are good to know.
The 2019 Pilot is both powerful and efficient. It comes with
a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and averages 27 mpg
The Pilot features standard Honda Sensing® safety and
driver-assistive technologies, including its Collision Mitigation Braking
System and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Connective features inside the Pilot include Apple CarPlay™
and Android Auto™ compatibility, which allows you to stream your favorite tunes
and access your maps app on the infotainment system’s large color touch-screen
display. The 2019 Pilot also keep you up-to-date
with available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® and wireless charging.
A range of convenience features elevate your overall driving
experience. Turn on your Pilot with Remote Engine Start.
The Pilot comfortably seats eight passengers and offers up
to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space.
*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. 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 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
Best Compact Vehicle of the Year — 2019 Honda
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.
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.
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.
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.