New 2017 Ridgeline Features are State of the Art

Honda 2017 Ridgeline features
Check. This. Out.

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline is setting new standards in the US mid-size pickup market. This truck model is designed to provide the perfect balance of efficiency and performance, offering utility and versatility in one sporty package. With some great new features, the 2017 Ridgeline design is bound to impress.

According to Honda, the 2017 Ridgeline features will include the world’s first available Truck Bed Audio system, which also comes with a 400-watt outlet, a Honda-exclusive In-Bed Trunk®, and a dual-action tailgate system. Making this model ideal for work or tailgating, these features are just the tip of the iceberg.

“We’ve advanced the best and most beloved elements of the original Ridgeline and combined them with an outstanding new platform and the most advanced technology to create new value in the midsize pickup segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “The result is an amazingly versatile Honda truck with uncompromised capability.”

Other Honda Ridgeline features include a more powerful V6 engine with an available torque vectoring all-wheel drive system to improve handling and off-road performance. Best-in-class fuel economy is standard, and this pickup also targets the highest collision safety ratings with an available Honda Sensing™ suite of driver assist technologies. If you want a truly advanced pickup, check out the new Ridgeline.

You’re in luck! Hardin County Honda has the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline in stock! View our inventory here.

Summer Things to do in Louisville

Things to do in Louisville - Hardin County Honda
Load up the Honda and hit up any one of these fun events!

If you live in Louisville, you might say, “What’s left to do in this city?” The answer? Plenty! Don’t underestimate Louisville’s fun-potential. Here are some things to do in Louisville this summer.

Waterfront Wednesday – Once a month, Wednesdays

On the last Wednesday of every month, you’ll get to listen to Louisville tunes on the waterfront. Admission is always free and the gates open at 5 p.m. Food and drink are available!  

GreekFest – June 3rd – 4th, 2016

This GreekFest will offer you access to tons of Greek food, Greek pastries, ouzeria, Greek performances, raffle, face painting, and more! There’s free entrance and free parking.

2016 Lyndon Summer Festival – June 17th – 18th,  2016

This summer festival spans two days and will feature awesome food, musical acts, carnival rides, petting zoos, and more! There’s plenty for both adults and kids to enjoy.

Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4thJuly 3rd, 2016

Celebrate 4th of July the right way – with fireworks! It’s free admission and there will be the Louisville Orchestra playing.

8th Annual Jane Austen Festival – July 15th – 17th

This festival is perfect for literary nerds. It’ll celebrate famous author Jane Austen and there will be speakers, everyone will be dressed in period clothing, and a four-course tea serving!

The Best Elizabethtown Greenbelt Trails to Explore

Elizabethtown Greenbelt Trails
Time to embrace the great outdoors!

Elizabethtown is one of the most beautiful towns in the entire state of Kentucky. Some of the most exciting places to explore that beauty are the various nature trails in Elizabethtown. The Elizabethtown Greenbelt Trails are at the top of that list! The following are some of the best Elizabethtown Greenbelt Trails to explore.

Freeman Lake Trail – Measuring 4.9 miles, the Freeman Lake Trail is easily the longest trail on our list! It is also one of the most beautiful, as it follows the banks of Freeman Lake in a circle.

Buffalo Lake Trail – If you also want to get a good view of Buffalo Lake, then this 2-mile trail is the perfects means to do so, offering some of the most spectacular views of the lake.

Jacob Vanmeter Trail and Arboretum – Originally built by a troop of local Boy Scouts in 1990, this short trail passes by some of the most beautiful trees in the Elizabethtown area.

Wintersmith Trail – Running through the heart of downtown Elizabethtown, this trail is the perfect mix of urban and natural surroundings.

Banam Shaw Trail– for those of you looking for a quick trail, we suggest the Banam Shaw Trail. It’s only one mile! This trail is also very popular for Geocachers. You might just find a surprise!

Start exploring the beauty of Elizabethtown along one of these trails!

Tips for New Drivers

2016 Honda Fit - Tips for new drivers
The 2016 Honda Fit is a great FIT for new drivers!

As you first learn to drive, it can be difficult to take it all in. While it’s good to focus on the basics, here are some tips for new drivers that you may have never heard…

Know the Stakes

It’s important to always remember how serious a game driving is. You’ll see people out on the road, and by the way they drive aggressively and without care, you can tell they’ve forgotten the stakes. While obsessing over the risk involved can be paralyzing, you should never forget. Do this and it will be much easier to avoid distractions and aggressive driving.

 

Assume You Are Mostly Invisible

This is advice usually given to motorcyclists but it works just as well if you are driving a car. The point is this: a lot of accidents are caused by people simply not seeing another vehicle. So in those situations, that vehicle was invisible to the offending driver. If you already assume that, you may be able to prevent these kinds of accidents.

 

Know How to Manage Stress

Driving can be stressful. The best way to manage stress on the road is to prevent it. One way to do that is to give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Another way to prevent stress is to never engage another when they display road rage. You can also try to plan your day to avoid high traffic situations.

Lucky for you, Honda has some great new or used vehicles that are safe enough for new drivers. Stop by Hardin County Honda to test drive a few!

Welcome Louisville and Elizabethtown!

Welcome to the first blog post from Hardin County Honda. It will be the first of many! We will be posting here a couple times a month with the latest in Honda news. This means updates on the newest Honda models and redesigns, new technology, and car tips. We will also be posting about local events in the Elizabethtown and Louisville areas.

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!