Save At the Pump: 5 Fuel-Efficient Honda Models

Fuel-Efficient Honda Models | Elizabethtown, KY
Fuel-Efficient Honda Models | Elizabethtown, KY

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.

2019 Honda Insight

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.*

2019 Honda Accord

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 fill-up.*

2019 Honda Fit

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.

2019 Honda CR-V

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 cargo.

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.

What Your Dashboard Lights Mean

Honda Dashboard Lights | Hardin Honda Co | Elizabethtown, KY

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:

  • Check 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 right away.
  • Antilock 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.
  • Oil 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.
  • Tire 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.

If there are other illuminated lights on your vehicle’s dashboard and you’re not quite sure what to do, just bring your vehicle in to our Service Department here at Hardin County Honda and we’ll take care of it for you.

Why Choose the 2019 Honda Passport?

2019 Honda Passport | Elizabethtown, KY
2019 Honda Passport | Elizabethtown, KY

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.

Innovative Technology

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.

Capable Performance

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 Honda showroom.

Car and Driver Best Mid-Size Truck Title

Honda Ridgeline | Elizabethtown, KY
Honda Ridgeline | Elizabethtown, KY

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.

Uni-Body Structure

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.

Safety Rating

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.

12019 Car and Driver, 2019 Honda Ridgeline, Best Mid-Size Truck

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.

Spring Day Trips Near Elizabethtown to Take in Your Honda

Spring day trips near Elizabethtown
Spring day trips near Elizabethtown

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 whole family.

Daniel Boone National Forest

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.

Louisville, Kentucky

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.

Nashville, Tennessee

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.

Autotrader’s 10-Best CPO Cars for 2019 List Recognizes Honda Civic

Autotrader’s 10-Best CPO Cars for 2019 List Recognizes Honda Civic
Autotrader’s 10-Best CPO Cars for 2019 List Recognizes Honda Civic

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 list.

“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 price.

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!

2019 Honda Passport Offers Rugged Capabilities

2019 Honda Passport
2019 Honda Passport

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!

Fall in Love with the New 2019 Honda Accord

2019 Honda Accord
2019 Honda Accord

Finding the right vehicle to suit your needs can be difficult, but the new 2019 Honda Accord is here to try and make your decision easy. From its standard safety tech to its peppy performance, this midsize sedan is an appealing choice for many consumers. Here are a few reasons why you should fall in love with the 2019 Accord.

Safety tech comes standard. Feel confident behind the wheel of the Accord with the standard Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance technologies. You will receive a Road Departure Mitigation System, Forward Collision Warning, a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Departure Warning, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and a Traffic Sign Recognition System on every 2019 Accord model.

The right powertrain for you. There are three engine options to choose from on the 2019 Accord. The first is the standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which puts out 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. On the Sport and EX-L trims, you will also find an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This engine puts out 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Finally, for those consumers who are eco-minded, the Accord Hybrid has 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway, while putting out 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

The new 2019 Honda Accord is one of the smartest and most stylish vehicles in its segment. Test drive it today at Hardin County Honda.

5 Honda Models Given 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards

5 Honda Models Given 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards
5 Honda Models Given 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards

When you purchase a new vehicle, it’s always important to know how much it will depreciate over the course of time. Many brand-new vehicles will lose 30% of their value within the first year of ownership. Kelley Blue Book looks to make sure you know how well your next vehicle will retain its value with its Best Resale Value Awards — and it looks like Honda has walked away with five of these awards.

The Japanese carmaker has walked away with a win in every model type it produces, from its passenger car to its pickup truck. Kelley Blue Book recognized the all-new 2019 Insight, along with the Civic, HR-V, and Odyssey, in their respective categories. The 2019 Ridgeline went one step further and was actually included in the top 10 for Best Overall Resale Value.

The winners of the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards include the following Honda models:

These awards look to recognize those vehicles that will retain their value over the first five years of new-vehicle ownership. If resale value is something that matters to you, make sure to stop by Hardin County Honda for your next car!

Honda Accord Hybrid Wins 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines Award

For many hybrid vehicles, you will find that power is sacrificed for fuel efficiency. This isn’t the case for the 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid. This hybrid sedan was recently honored with the 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines award, a prestigious accolade from WardsAuto.

The Accord Hybrid uses the third generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid powertrain. It is powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC iVTEC® Atkinson-cycle inline-four engine that is paired to an electric propulsion motor that puts out a class-leading total system output of 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. This power, combined with the sedan’s EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 48 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway, makes it a good option for an everyday vehicle.*

Along with its power, this two-motor hybrid powertrain was praised for its fuel efficiency and responsiveness. WardsAuto also noted the Accord Hybrid’s affordability and the seamless, quiet delivery of power by this engine.

“The operation is all very seamless, nimble, quiet, amazingly responsive, and affordable — making believers out of even our staunchest hybrid skeptics,” said David E. Zoia in WardsAuto’s write up on this winner.

Currently, the Accord Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $25,320. It comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistance technologies, dual-zone automatic climate control, an Eco Assist™ system, and other innovations. It also has the option of either an eight- or ten-year Hybrid Battery Warranty.***

At some point, the Honda Accord will have to stop winning awards, but based on how the last year-and-a-half have gone, it won’t be any time soon. Visit Hardin County Honda to learn more about the industry’s top hybrid sedan.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

** MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

***Warranty covers abnormal loss of battery capacity. Other warranties may provide additional coverage. See dealer for details.