Honda’s engineers are tireless in their efforts to make your car safer. The Japanese automaker recently announced that it is developing new front-passenger airbag technology to help better protect passengers in a variety of front collision scenarios.
The new Honda airbag was created and tested by engineers at Honda
R&D Americas, Inc. These highly-scientists worked with Autolive — one of
the company’s safety systems suppliers — to create this revolutionary safety
“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.
This next-generation airbag technology will address a
previously neglected collision-type: the angled frontal impact, in which lateral
collision forces can cause the occupant’s head to rotate or slide off of the
airbag. It will have four major components: three inflated compartments and a
“sail panel” that stretches between the two side chambers at their outermost
edge. This “sail panel” will act like a baseball catcher’s mitt, decelerating
the occupant’s head to cradle and protect it.
Honda plans to introduce this life-saving feature in 2020. For a closer look at the latest and greatest in automotive safety, swing by Hardin County Honda and go for a test drive.
Halloween is the perfect time of year to get your adrenaline
pumping with some spooks and scares. Kentucky is filled to the brim with
haunted houses, trails, and more. If you’re looking for some thrilling seasonal
fun, look no further than these top haunted attractions in Kentucky.
Talon Falls Screampark
Though it’s nearly three hours away from Elizabethtown, Talon Falls Screampark is worth the long drive. Practically bursting with activities, this park has it all. Take a wagon ride through Blood Creek — a farm overrun with lunatics — or take part in the interactive Sinister Circus to bring your childhood nightmares to life. General admission for all four attractions is $42 (online) or $50. For a less intense experience, you can purchase admission to Talon Falls for $17 (online) or $20.
Sinister Tombs Haunted House
Only 20 minutes south of Elizabethtown lies one of the most popular haunted houses in the state – Sinister Tombs. This terrifying site offers enough attractions to keep you on edge for hours with over 50 highly-trained actors, wooded trails, and covered bridges to thrill, scare, and invigorate you. Better yet, every scream and yell benefits a good cause. Every dollar spent at Sinister Tombs will be donated to a worthwhile charity. Admission costs $15 for adults and $12 for children ages five to 12.
Halloween is a wonderful time to enjoy your community’s
creativity, but make sure to do so safely. If your vehicle is due for any
maintenance, swing by Hardin County Honda for a tune-up. An optimized car is
far better for outrunning zombies, after all.
Going green is a great way to save money at the gas pump. Here are five fuel-efficient Honda models you should consider if you’re looking for a vehicle that will help reduce the number of times you need to stop at the gas station each month.
A suave, premium style pairs beautifully with hybrid
fuel-efficiency in the 2019 Insight. This hybrid sedan gets 49 mpg in the city
and 55 mpg on the highway, making it a solid option for your daily commute.*
The 2019 Accord is a well-rounded, fuel-efficient vehicle.
Both the Accord and the Accord Hybrid have solid fuel-efficiency ratings with
the Accord getting 38 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and the Accord
Hybrid offering 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway.*
2019 Honda Clarity
The 2019 Clarity lineup offers three models that utilize
alternative fuel options to provide you with little to no carbon footprint. The
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a 47 MPGe fuel-efficiency rating and a combined
range of 340 miles. For the Clarity Electric, a single charge enables you to go
up to 89 miles, while the Clarity Fuel Cell can reach up to 360 miles on one hydrogen
If hybrid or electric vehicles aren’t your cup of tea, then
you should consider 2019 Fit. This gasoline-powered hatchback has an
EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 36 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the
highway,* while still offering peppy performance.
Though the CR-V is the largest vehicle on this list, it
still offers surprising fuel-efficiency. This crossover vehicle has an
estimated rating of 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway,* while also
boasting the ability to seat five passengers and pack up to 75.8 cubic feet of
Head over to Hardin County Honda to see which of Honda’s
exceptional vehicles is the right fit for you.
*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.
Your vehicle has many ways of telling you that that something is wrong. One convenient way is through its dashboard lights. Here is what some of the most common dashboard lights on your vehicle mean:
Engine Light: The little yellow submarine (not the one the Beatles live in)
means there is potentially an issue with your engine. Some issues could be
minor, while others could be major. Ignoring the light, however, will only lead
to more expensive repairs, so it’s best to bring your vehicle to our service center
Brake Warning: When you see ABS in a circle and parentheses, it means there
is a problem with your antilock brake system that needs to be addressed.
Pressure Warning: This light, which looks like a dripping teapot or genie’s
lamp, indicates that you are possibly low on oil (or else there is a problem
with the system). Get this checked out by a professional.
Pressure Warning Light: This yellow exclamation point in a strange U shape
means that one of your tires has low pressure. If you fill the low tire and the
light comes back on, your tire likely has a leak that needs to be patched.
The 2019 Honda Passport is the newest addition to the brand’s SUV lineup, combining a ruggedly handsome exterior with practical capabilities. Here are just some of the reasons why you should choose the 2019 Passport as your next vehicle.
Ample Interior Space
Inside the 2019 Passport, you
will find ample space for your camping gear. This SUV offers 50.5 cubic feet of
storage area behind the rear seat. If you fold the seats down, this expands to
100.7 cubic feet. The Passport even has 2.5 cubic feet of underfloor storage
for any dirty gear you might have, helping you keep your vehicle cleaner.
Technology is at the
forefront of the 2019 Passport, which comes standard with the Honda Sensing®
suite of safety technologies. It also has available tech like an available 8-inch
touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, standard Bluetooth®, and a 4G LTE
Wi-Fi hotspot. The Passport can also be equipped with available wireless
charging for your smartphone.
The Honda Passport comes
standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic
transmission. Together, this powertrain can produce up to 280 horsepower and
262 lb-ft of torque. Along with this standard engine, you can opt for the
available Intelligent Variable Torque Management all-wheel-drive system, which
enhances on- and off-road capabilities. This system allows you to choose the
terrain mode you want, whether it’s Snow, Sand, or Mud.
To learn more about the 2019
Honda Passport, give us a call at (866) 204-8026 or visit the Hardin County
Car and Driver is hoping to make it easier for you to find a mid-size pickup truck. That’s why it recently released its annual Best Mid-Size Truck list, in which the Honda Ridgeline earned the top spot for the second year in a row. Let’s take a look at how the Ridgeline earned the Car and Driver Best Mid-Size Truck1 title.
One of the reasons the
Ridgeline is different from its competition is its uni-body structure. This
structure gives the Ridgeline a car-like drivability, which its competition
doesn’t have. The editors at Car and Driver claim that this structure
helps offer “good fuel economy, smart handling… and an excellent ride.”
Intelligent Truck Bed
The Ridgeline’s uni-body
frame means that it doesn’t have any frame rails, allowing Honda to take
advantage of more space for its truck bed. That’s why the Ridgeline features a
lockable In-Bed Trunk®, which has a drain plug. It can be used to store tools
or as a cooler if you happen to be tailgating. The Ridgeline also has an
available 150W/400W truck bed outlet for power tools and other items, so you
don’t have to worry about finding a plug on the go.
As the only pickup truck to
receive a 2019 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS)2, the Ridgeline will help you feel more confident
behind the wheel.
You can drive the 2019 Honda Ridgeline when you visit us at Hardin County Honda. Come learn more about this award-winning truck.
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2The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has
awarded the 2019 Honda Ridgeline a TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating when equipped
with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
Summer is almost here, and it is time to start brainstorming
ways to have fun in the sun. You don’t have to look any further than these fun
activities in Elizabethtown to enjoy this summer.
Kentucky Craft Beer
On June 15 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., head over to Historic Downtown Elizabethtown to enjoy some delicious local brews at the Kentucky Craft Beer Festival. This event offers you the chance to sample craft beer from around Kentucky and beyond while enjoying familiar tastes from local food trucks. A Homebrew Competition and a raffle for a bottle of 12-year-old Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon leaves much on the line. Attendees must be 21 or over to attend, so make it a night out without the kids.
Freeman Lake Park
If you are looking for something to do all summer long, visit Freeman Lake Park. This 170-acre park has plenty to offer visitors from walking trails and a playground to pickleball courts and a dog park. Fishing is plentiful if you want to head out on the water, and visit some of the historical landmarks that call this park home. This includes the Lincoln Heritage House, the One Room Schoolhouse, and the Sara Bush Johnson Log Cabin.
Visit Hardin County Honda to find a fun new car for your upcoming adventures in Elizabethtown, KY.
Warmer weather is finally here, so take advantage of it with
a road trip. Elizabethtown is in a great location with access to a number of
fun destinations. These spring day trips near Elizabethtown will be fun for the
Daniel Boone National
If you are craving some outdoor adventure, visit the Daniel Boone National Forest, which is about a two-hour drive from Elizabethtown. Considered some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains, this national forest has a wealth of natural beauty. You can hike, camp, picnic, rock climb, boat, or fish in multiple areas within its boundaries.
If you drive about an hour north, you can enjoy the wonder of Louisville. This city is full of exciting activities to enjoy, whether you want to head to the Churchill Down to learn about the Kentucky Derby or explore the area’s ground-breaking food culture that has earned Louisville praise as one of the “10 Best New Food Cities.” It is also home to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Muhammad Ali Center.
Head south from Elizabethtown and travel two hours to discover the magical Music City. Nashville’s heart lies in the music scene, so you will find live music performances almost anywhere you go. On your day trip, enjoy delicious food and a welcoming atmosphere that makes this city a one-of-a-kind.
Before you set out on your trip, visit Hardin County Honda in Elizabethtown, KY, for a service check-up.
When you’re shopping for a used car, you likely want a
vehicle that will give you both value and features. A certified pre-owned
vehicle will do just that, but how do you know what CPO will work for your
needs? That’s where Autotrader comes
in. This automotive magazine recently released its 10-best CPO cars for 2019, and
the 10th-generation 2016-2018 Honda Civic was recognized on this
“Our list of ‘good as new’ vehicles can bring the car a
consumer wants into the price range they want to pay,” said Brian Moody,
executive editor of Autotrader.
“These CPO vehicles are thoroughly inspected, covered by warranties, and offer
the latest designs, making it difficult to even tell the difference between
their new car counterparts.”
The 10-Best CPO Cars award considers vehicles that are
offered through manufacturer CPO programs. Each eligible vehicle must have a
certified pre-owned warranty that lasts for up to 100,000 miles and must also
have an overall National Highway Traffic Safety Administration safety score of
at least for out of five stars. The vehicles must also not exceed $40,000 in
For the Civic to become a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, it
must undergo a thorough 182-point inspection. Like other CPO Hondas, this Civic
must be under six years old and comes with a no-deductible, 7-year/100,000-mile
Powertrain Honda-Backed Limited Warranty.
We’ve always known the Honda Civic to be one of the best CPO vehicles around, but it’s nice to get validation from a reputable publication like Autotrader. Check out our Certified Pre-Owned Honda Civics at Hardin County Honda today!
Get ready for your next adventure with the all-new 2019 Honda Passport. The newest Honda SUV combines powerful performance, rugged capabilities, a versatile interior, and innovative technologies to make it a solid option for consumers that want to go off the beaten path.
Slotted between the compact Honda CR-V and the three-row
Pilot, the Passport looks to fill a gap in the Honda SUV lineup. It will come
with a 3.5-liter V6 engine under the hood, which is paired to a nine-speed
automatic transmission and puts out 280 horsepower.
If you’re looking to head off road, then you’d be happy to
know that it will have an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management
all-wheel-drive system to enhance on- and off-road capabilities. You will even
get an Intelligent Traction Management system, which will allow you to choose
the terrain mode you want to be in: Snow, Sand, or Mud.
Along with these performance technologies, you will also
find ample safety features, since every Passport comes standard with the Honda
Sensing® driver-assistance technologies. This includes Forward Collision
Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping
Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
For your cargo, you will also find that you can make the
Passport’s interior suit your needs, thanks to its 60/40-split rear seat. You
will find 41.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat, which expands to 77.9
cubic feet with the second row folded flat. There is even a 2.5 cubic feet
space for underfloor storage that has removable and washable bins for your
muddy or wet gear.
At Hardin County Honda, we’re excited to finally see the return of the Passport name. Visit us in Elizabethtown, KY, to check out this all-new, rugged midsize SUV!