2020 Honda Civic Si Makes Debut

2020 Honda Civic Si - Elyria, OH

Over the past few months, Honda has slowly been revealing its 2020 Civic lineup. Now, the brand has released its last updated model – the 2020 Honda Civic Si. These are some of the changes you can expect from this performance-oriented ride.

A new exterior look. While the Civic Si hasn’t undergone a complete design overhaul, it does have a revised front end that features a gloss black surrounding trim and a body-color crossbar. Its fog lights are now LED, while the primary lamps are multi-element LED headlights.

Standard safety tech. For the 2020 model year, the Civic Si will now come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies. This means you will receive a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), a Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) no matter which Si trim you choose.

A sportier interior. Inside the Si’s cabin, you will find updated sport seats that are highlighted by red accents. A new red trim will highlight the instrument panel and the physical buttons and knobs on the center console.

Increased responsiveness. The six-speed manual transmission now has a final-drive ratio that is 6% shorter, making the Civic Si’s acceleration more responsive throughout the gears.

With the 2020 model, Honda has taken the crowd-pleasing Civic Si to another level altogether. We’re looking forward to seeing you here at Jack Matia Honda when the new Civic Si finally hits roads later this year.

3 Best Cleveland Metroparks Near Elyria

Metroparks - Elyria, OH

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.

2019 Honda Civic Type R Update

Civic Type R - Elyria, OH

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.

Interior additions

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.

Powerful performance

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 experience.

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.

Three 2019 Honda Models Named Best Family Cars of 2019

Three 2019 Honda Family - Elyria, OH

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.

A Closer Look at Classic Honda Models

Classic Hondas - Elyria, OH

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.

Honda S600

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.

Honda Z600

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.

Honda NSX

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 in 2005.

Take a closer look at our used Hondas at Jack Matia Honda in Elyria, OH.

The Top 2019 Honda Pilot Features

2019 Honda Pilot - Elyria, OH

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.

Smart power

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 on highway.*

Cutting-edge safety technology

The Pilot features standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technologies, including its Collision Mitigation Braking System and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Smartphone integration & advanced interior connectivity

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.

Convenience features

A range of convenience features elevate your overall driving experience. Turn on your Pilot with Remote Engine Start.

Versatile space

The Pilot comfortably seats eight passengers and offers up to 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Test-drive the 2019 Honda Pilot in Elyria, OH, at Jack Matia Honda.

*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 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 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.