2021 Honda Ridgeline Gets New Look

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

Rugged good looks come naturally to the 2021 Honda Ridgeline. The automaker recently unveiled the newest iteration of its flagship pickup, and it’s undergone an exterior redesign that hints at its capability and prowess both on the road and off.

For the 2021 model year, the Ridgeline has a sculpted body and a wider stance, giving it a more muscular feel. These design changes help it look even more off-road ready.

The 2021 Ridgeline will also come with a number of features that truck lovers are sure to enjoy. For instance, every trim comes with a weather-proof, lockable bed trunk that can fit up to 7.3 cubic feet of cargo — perfect for protecting valuable power tools, camping gear, and more.

The Ridgeline will also come with 50 inches of flat space between the rear wheel wells. This expanse is the largest in its class, making it easy to load 4-by-8-foot building materials flat on the truck bed floor. In addition to this storage space, the Ridgeline also has smart storage solutions in the cabin. For instance, the rear 60/40 split-folding rear seat can fold all the way down, allowing you to fit a full-sized bike with ease.

You will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds with the Ridgeline when it’s outfitted with front-wheel drive. If you choose an all-wheel-drive model, you will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Other features with this truck include standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, along with an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment display.

To learn more about the redesigned 2021 Honda Ridgeline, don’t hesitate to contact us right here at Hardin County Honda.

2021 Honda Accord Updates Show Off New Face

2021 Honda Accord | Elizabethtown, KY
2021 Honda Accord | Elizabethtown, KY

For the 2021 model year, the Honda Accord will see some changes. This midsize sedan is set to sport a more athletic style while also boasting a more high-tech vibe on the interior.

The Honda Accord updates begin with the exterior. Its restyled grille has a modern feel, making the sedan look sportier than before. With new high- and low-beam headlights, you will also get better visibility, which is helpful during long winter nights in Elizabethtown, KY. The top-level Accord models will also have new alloy wheel designs to further enhance the sedan’s presence.

On the inside, the 2021 Honda Accord comes with a new standard 8-inch touchscreen display, which was originally only available on the second-tier trim. You will also be able to keep connected with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, while EX-L and Touring models will have the wireless version of this technology.

The 2021 Accord will also have newly positioned USB charging ports, which have found a new home at the front of the center console for easy access. In the back, the majority of the Accord’s trims will come with two 2.5-volt USB ports so your passengers can keep their electronics charged as well.

Every Accord will also come with a brand-new feature — a Rear Seat Reminder System. You will also get a low-speed braking control system on the higher trim levels in addition to the standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies.

To learn more about the redesigned Honda Accord and all of its new features, don’t hesitate to contact us at Hardin County Honda.

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sells Out

2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY
2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY

Honda recently announced that the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition sold out within just four minutes. The vehicle went on sale on the Honda Canada website, and all of the 100 units that were available in that country were bought immediately.

This isn’t the first time that the special-edition Civic has sold out so quickly. In the UK, where there were 20 units available for sale, the Type R Limited Edition also sold out quickly, highlighting how in-demand the vehicle is.

Honda plans on only selling 1,000 Civic Type R Limited Edition models worldwide. 600 of these units will be distributed in the United States.

This Limited-Edition ride is painted in Phoenix Yellow and can be reserved with a $1,000 deposit. There’s no word yet on the price tag for this Civic in the United States, but it was listed as £39,995 in the UK, which is about $46,600 USD. While the Civic sold in the US will have some different features than the European option – including an air-conditioning system – we can expect it to be similarly priced. There’s speculation that this model will cost about $10,000 more than the regular Civic Type R.

The 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition also comes with a weight reduction, 20-inch BB alloy wheels, an Alcantara steering wheel, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick tires, and a new teardrop gear knob.

If you’re looking for your own Honda Civic, make sure you check out what we have on our dealer lot at Hardin County Honda.

Honda Civic Speed Record Set with 1.1-Second Zero-to-60 Time

2020 Honda Civic | Elizabethtown, KY
2020 Honda Civic | Elizabethtown, KY

During the Haltech World Cup Finals, a Honda Civic showed just how performance-oriented the car can be. A version of the Civic model set a new speed record for the model, running a quarter-mile track and traveling from zero to 60 mph in just 1.1 seconds at the Maryland International raceway a few months ago.

This Civic’s power was modified to help it become one of the fastest cars on the racetrack. Its custom-built 2.2-liter inline-four engine used billet pistons, a Supertech valvetrain, and custom cams to increase its power.

To add to this, a Garrett GTX50 76-mm turbo added 60 pounds to the Civic’s specs, helping it boast an all-in power of 1,500 horsepower. There was also a MoTeC electronic control unit in use to help run the entire lot, helping give this Civic plenty of pep when it was needed most.

The 1,500 horsepower was then sent through an all-wheel-drive system for optimal performance. A four-speed dogbox was also used in replace of the usual six-speed manual transmission.  

Along with boasting a 0-to-60 time of 1.1 seconds, this special Civic coupe drag car also went on to run a solid quarter-mile time of 7.45 seconds, which is a world record for an all-wheel-drive Honda.

While this particular model may be reserved for the racetrack, you can experience the 2020 Honda Civic for yourself at Hardin County Honda.

Get 40 City MPG with 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Fuel Rating

2020 Honda CR-V | Elizabethtown, KY
2020 Honda CR-V | Elizabethtown, KY

Efficiency and family-friendliness come together in the all-new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. The first-ever hybrid crossover from Honda is now available in dealerships across the United States, offering four trim levels to choose from – LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. With a starting MSRP of just $28,870, the CR-V Hybrid is ready to make a lasting impression on your family.*

The CR-V Hybrid is outfitted with the same two-motor system seen in the Accord Hybrid. This system utilizes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors to help put out 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. These performance numbers are the highest in the CR-V lineup, which means that the CR-V Hybrid is both efficient and powerful.

Every CR-V Hybrid will come standard with all-wheel drive, while also boasting three driving modes to choose from. This means you can pick the driving style that best suits your needs.

The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid’s fuel rating is rock solid, offering an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 40 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. This gives it a combined rating of 38 mpg.**

Alongside its impressive fuel-efficiency and performance numbers, the CR-V Hybrid also comes standard with features like Automatic High Beams, automatic climate control, push-button start, LED headlights, and smart entry. This crossover also comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies to help give you peace of mind out on the road.

If you want to learn more about the all-new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, give us a call at Hardin County Honda.

*Includes $1,120 destination charge

**40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

Honda Unveils 2020 Honda Civic Type R During Tokyo Auto Salon

2020 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY
2020 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY

Get the performance you want from your Honda. The brand recently unveiled the newly redesigned 2020 Honda Civic Type R. With a range of updates for the newest model year, the Civic Type R is ready to make a lasting impression if you want a performance-oriented daily driver.

The 2020 Civic Type R will offer improved driving dynamics with a range of updated engineering features for better performance. For instance, new two-piece brake rotors will allow the performance car to brake more efficiently at higher speeds, while a revised suspension will give you a smoother, more comfortable ride.

On the exterior, this model is sportier than ever with a larger front grille opening. This improvement looks to help improve engine cooling capabilities, enhancing performance. There is even an all-new Type R-exclusive exterior color – Boost Blue.ss

The Civic Type R boasts a sporty yet refined interior that has also been updated for the new model year. Its Alcantara™ leather-wrapped steering wheel and redesigned shifter knob give the cabin a touch of elegance, making it feel even more premium. This model will also come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies this year, helping to give you confidence and peace of mind when you’re behind the wheel.

Performance-wise, the Type R, you will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out a peak 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. You will be able to choose from one of three driving modes – Comfort, Sport, and +R.

We can’t wait to see you here at Hardin County Honda when the 2020 Honda Civic Type R launches later this year.

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.

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.

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.