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Earth Day - Honda Models with Alternative Power - April 21, 2016

While you are shopping for a new vehicle at Superior Honda, you'll have several choices if you want to keep it green. From hybrids to fuel cell vehicles, you have your choice of "green." This year, when you pick out a new vehicle, especially something for commuting, choose electric, hybrid or the new Clarity fuel cell.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
The Honda Clarity has a range of about 300 miles and it takes up to 5 minutes to refuel it. This model has a roomier interior than the Honda Accord; and it supports Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Honda Sensing also comes standard on the Clarity. Additional features include LED headlights and 18-inch aluminum wheels to help conserve energy. The Clarity runs on hydrogen and it is expected to be on the market in the winter of 2016.

Battery Electric Vehicles
Vehicles such as the Honda Fit run on a battery. The Honda Fit does not run on gas, therefore, it has no emissions and it is completely quiet. You can recharge the Fit in a little as three hours if you charge it with a 240-volt outlet when the indicator shows low charge. The Fit comes standard with advanced safety features.

Hybrid Vehicles
The Honda family of hybrid vehicles, including the Accord, feature advanced safety features and advanced technology. The Accord hybrid comes in three flavors, including the base model, EX-L and the Touring model. All thee models feature an aluminum alloy engine that makes 141 horsepower and 122 pound-feet of torque. With the electric engine, you have a total horsepower output of 196.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda today to learn more about Honda's lineup of green vehicles and to test drive the eco-friendly vehicle that best fits your lifestyle. Whether you need a commuter vehicle and the Fit all-electric will work for you or you take a lot of road trips and need the convenience of running on gas when the electric power runs out, Honda has the perfect vehicle for you.



The Honda Accord vs the Toyota Corolla - April 14, 2016

When you are trying to decide between the Honda Accord and the Toyota Corolla, be sure to test drive both models, including the Honda Accord at Superior Honda. To get the best comparison, be sure to test drive similar trim levels.

Comfort and Convenience
Both models have similar headroom and legroom in the front, so the driver and passenger will be quite comfortable, even on road trips. The Accord gets better fuel economy and a larger fuel tank, so you'll make less stops at gas stations whether you are driving in the city or on the highway.

Cost
Both vehicles have similar destination charges. The Honda's MSRP is a bit higher than the Corolla's, however, you get more car when you choose the Honda. The body is much wider than the Corolla's body, giving all passengers more room. Three people in the rear seat of the Honda won't feel crowded; however, the narrowness of the Corolla will give adults in the rear a crowded feeling. The Accord is also a bit longer than the Corolla, thus giving passengers more legroom; and you also have more cargo room.

Drivetrain and Performance
The Honda's engine has higher torque, which saves on fuel economy and gets the power to the wheels better than the Corolla. The higher torque also creates less wear and tear on the engine. And, Honda also has more horsepower than the Corolla. You might think that would bring down the fuel economy, but because the engine doesn't have to work as hard, thanks to the torque, the higher horsepower Honda Accord engine gets better gas mileage than the lower torque and horsepower Toyota Corolla engine.


Stop by Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2016 Honda Accord and to learn more about this model's convenience, safety, entertainment and security features. You'll be able to better compare it with the Toyota Corolla and will choose the Accord for it's fuel economy, spaciousness and standard features.



Car Hacks to Make Your Life Easier - April 12, 2016

When you pick up a new vehicle from Superior Honda, you want to keep it as "ding free" as possible. And, you also want to keep it neat and clean. Plus, there are several other hacks to make life easier when you are driving.

Stuck Stickers
If you have bumper stickers, parking or registration stickers on the window, or other stickers that you no longer want on the vehicle, don't destroy your vehicle or take forever to get the sticker off. Simply put some newspaper in warm water, and then lay the newspaper over the sticker for about 10 minutes. The warm water loosens the glue and you'll be able to peel the sticker off easily.

Pizza Warmer
If you have heated seats, keep your pizza warm by setting on the seat and turning the seat warmer on. The pizza will still be warm when you get it home.

Keys
When you want to add or remove keys to a key ring, you usually tear up your nails; or if you have no nails, it's nearly impossible. Stick a tooth of a staple remover into the key ring to separate the rings. You'll be able to easily slide the new key on or the old key off.

Find Your Car
Everyone forgets where they parked once in a while. It's annoying at best. It can make you late to your next appointment or late to get back to work. Instead of going through the hassle of trying to find your car, download iParkedHere or another app to help you find your vehicle.

Door Dings in the Garage
Every time you open the car door, you have to watch so that you don't bang it into the wall of your garage. That's fine, but accidents do happen, especially if kids tend to forget. Glue a pool noodle to the wall to keep your car doors unscathed.

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Stop by our showroom at Superior Honda to test drive a new Honda or give our Honda service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance or repairs.


Honda Clarity Fuel Cell - April 7, 2016


The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda's technological flagship, was shown at the New York Auto Show in March 2016; and that vehicle also features a new infotainment system and several driving assistance systems. The new vehicle will also feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Keep your eye on this space for a release date so that you can test drive the Clarity at Superior Honda.

Technological Features
The Clarity's technological features include Honda Sensing, which features lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning and collision mitigation technology with auto brake.

Additional features will include an 8-inch touch screen display audio system, Android Auto, CarPlay, navigation, an energy monitor and a hydrogen fuel station location.

Performance
According to Road/Show, Honda confirmed that the Clarity's driving range should exceed 300 miles. The fuel cell is about the size of a standard V-6 engine; and that makes it 33 percent smaller than the first generation power plant. And, the new Clarity puts out 60 percent more power. The original power plant put out 130 horsepower and had a range of only 240 miles.

Availability
The auto maker doesn't expect the Clarity to be available nationwide. This is mostly because the hydrogen fueling infrastructure is not in place throughout the United States. Thus, before the end of 2016, the Clarity will only be available in California.

More "Green"
The Clarity is only the first in a portfolio of electric vehicles. Furthermore, Honda is planning on bringing back an updated Honda Accord hybrid in the spring of 2016 and a plug-in hybrid by 2018. Also by 2018, Honda expects to launch a battery electric vehicle much like the Nissan Leaf.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda or keep your eye on this blog for more information about the Clarity, any of the new upcoming hybrids and other electrified vehicles Honda will be releasing during the next year or three.



Spring in Cincy - April 5, 2016


Now that it's spring, it's the perfect time to head out for a picnic at one of the parks. If you work during the daytime and your job is near one of the city's parks, take your lunch outside to get a breath of fresh air and a break from work. Visit the parks for the whole day on your day off and you'll be surprised at what you might see. Be sure to bring your camera, too.

West Side
If you are on the West Side and are looking for parks close to you, parks include Bracken Woods, Fernbank Park, Buttercup Valley, McEvoy Park, LaBoiteaux Woods, Mt. Airy Forest, Parker's Woods, Mt. Echo Park and Rapid Run Park.

Central
Central area parks include Bellevue Hill Park, Avon Woods, Bradford-Felter Tanglewood, Burnet Woods, Eden Park and the Krohn Conservatory, Caldwell Preserve, Fountain Square, Fleischmann Gardens, Friendship Park, Hopkins Park and more.

East Side
The East Side also features several parks including Alms Park, Ault Park, Annwood Park, California Woods, French Park Kennedy Heights Park, Otto Amleder, Stanbery Park, Owl's Nest Park and more.

Accessibility
Not all of the parks are accessible to the disabled because of the nature of the trails and other features. However, several facilities are accessible including the Bettman Sensory Garden and Pathway, Mt. Airy Treehouse, Arboretum Garden Pathway, Eden Park Memorial Groves, Alms Park Overlooks, Ault Park Gardens, the Smale Riverfront Park and Washington Park. Also, all playgrounds in all parks are handicapped accessible.

Park Features
Some of the features you might find in any of the parks include are picnic shelters, hiking trails, pavilions, lodges, playgrounds, restrooms and comfort stations, overlooks and viewpoints, historic features, significant natural areas, picnic areas and public art.

Special Events
Check the parks' websites or cincinnatiparks.com for special events that may be happening at each park or for phone numbers to call for information you may need about a park.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda to test drive a new vehicle so that you can drive to Cincinnati Parks that are farther away from you. Or, give our Honda service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.




Gear Up for the Reds Season - March 24, 2016

It's time for baseball and that means it's time to gear up for the Reds season. Since you'll want to attend as many games as possible, take the time now to get your vehicle serviced at our Honda service center or test drive a new Honda at our Superior Honda showroom.

The first game is April 6, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. The Reds will be playing Philadelphia. The second game, also against Philadelphia, will be held at 12:35 p.m. on April 7. On April 8, 9 and 10, 2016, the Reds will be playing Pittsburgh. Friday's game is at 7:10 p.m.; and the games on Saturday and Sunday are at 1:10 p.m.

After the three Pittsburgh games, the Reds get a short break before they play three games against the Colorado Rockies. The first game is April 18, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 is also a night game. The Reds will be playing at 7:10 p.m. And, the April 20 game is at 12:35 p.m.
The last four games of April are against the Chicago Cubs. The dates are April 21 through April 24. The games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are at 7:10 p.m. The Sunday game is at 1:10 p.m.

The starting lineup includes pitchers Homer Bailey, Tony Cingrani, Caleb Cotham and Anthony DeSclafani; and catchers Tucker Barnhart, Ramon Cabrera, Devin Mesoraco and Kyle Skipworth. Starting lineup infielders Zack Cozart, Ivan DeJesus, Adam Duvall and Jose Peraza; and outfielders include Jay Bruce, Jake Cave, Juan Duran, Billy Hamilton and Tyler Holt. For the complete lineup, visit the Reds' website.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda to test drive a new Honda so you can arrive at the games in style. If you plan on bringing a car load of friends or the entire family, you might want to consider the Odyssey, especially if your family goes on frequent road trips.


Need Some More Room? Get to Know the Odyssey - March 22, 2016

If you are in the market for a new vehicle and you need more room, when you stop by Superior Honda, test drive the 2016 Honda Odyssey. Even the base EX-L trim level is loaded with features to make driving safe for the family and comfortable for road trips.

Convenience Features
The 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L features a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, power sliding side doors, power liftgate, power moon roof, one touch up and down windows, heated power door mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, illuminated entry and remote keyless entry.

Additional features include speed control, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, a removable floor console, an overhead console, rear air conditioning, front dual zone air conditioning, automatic temperature control, heated front seats and leather upholstery.

Entertainment Features
The Odyssey features a radio data system, SiriusXM radio, an AM/FM stereo, MP3 player, CD player, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, seven speakers, 2 gigabytes of internal memory, an 8-inch primary LCD screen, a second first row monitor, second row monitor, A/V remote, an entertainment system, rear audio controls and headphones.

Engine and Transmission
The 2016 Odyssey features a 3.5-liter engine backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 248 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 250 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.

Safety and Security Features
The 2016 Honda Odyssey features brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, a security system and panic alarm, speed-sensing steering, an occupant-sensing airbag, dual front side impact airbags, dual front impact airbags, an overhead airbag, anti-whiplash front head restraints and ignition disable.

Additional features include lane departure warning, Honda LaneWatch, fully automatic headlights, delay off headlights, speed-sensitive wipers, a rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent wipers, a low tire pressure warning system and a rear parking camera.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L to learn more about this model's safety, security, convenience and entertainment features.


Weekend Fun in Cincinnati - March 17, 2016

Stop by Superior Honda to test drive a new vehicle so you're ready to spend weekends doing fun stuff. Since Easter is coming up, take advantage of the nicer weather to get photos with the Easter Bunny, learn to make a glass Easter Egg, take in a music festival or spend time in the national parks.

Easter Bunny Photos
On Saturday, March 19 and 26; and on Sunday, March 20, 2016, visit the Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio, 45069 for Easter Bunny photos. The event is free and the first 5-inch by 7-inch photo is just $5.

Easter Egg Paperweight
Visit Neusole Glassworks, 11925 Kemper Springs Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45240 to learn to make an egg paperweight. Professional glass artists are on hand to show you what to do. Ages 6 and up are welcome. You do need to make reservations. Dates and times include Friday March 18, Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Admission is $35 per person.

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival
Visit the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio, 45177 for the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, 2016. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Admission ranges from $30 to $65. Music includes Balsam Range, Nothin' Fancy, Mountain Faith, JD Crowe, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Paul Williams, Doyle Lawson and more. Enjoy vendors and raffles. Parking is free, including RV space.

National Parks Adventure
Visit the Cincinnati Museum Center, Omnimax Theater, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45203 for the National Parks Adventure on March 19 and 20 starting at 1:00 p.m. Additional dates include March 27 and April 3. Rates range from $8.50 to $6.50 and reservations are required. Parking is $6. The event is narrated by Academy Award Winner Robert Redford. Take an off-trail adventure into the untamed wilderness.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda to test drive a new vehicle or give our Honda service center a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance or to have your vehicle checked.


The Classic Choice: The Honda Civic - March 15, 2016


When you visit Superior Honda to choose a vehicle, be sure the ever-popular 2016 Honda Civic LX is one of the sedans you test drive. This model is popular because of its affordable price, excellent fuel economy and standard features.

Convenience Features
The 2016 Honda Civic LX features one-touch up and down windows, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, power door mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, front beverage holders, front and rear door bins, illuminated entry, speed control, automatic temperature control and remote keyless entry.

Entertainment Features
The Civic LX features a 5-inch primary LCD screen, a radio data system, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and four speakers.

Engine and Transmission
The 2106 Civic LX features a 2.0-liter engine with sequential multi-point fuel injection backed by a mode select continuously variable automatic transmission. This combination makes 158 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 138 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Safety and Security Features
The Civic's safety and security features include traction control, electronic stability control, brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, a security system and panic alarm, ignition disable, speed-sensing steering, dual front side impact airbags, an occupant-sensing airbag, overhead airbag, dual front impact airbags, fully automatic headlights, delay off headlights, a rear parking camera, a rear window defroster and a low tire pressure warning system.

Dimensions
Another reason that the Civic is so popular is that it has plenty of room for the entire family. The front features 39.3 inches of headroom, 57 inches of shoulder room, 42.3 inches of legroom and 53.7 inches of hiproom. The rear features 37.4 inches of legroom, 47.3 inches of hiproom, 37.1 inches of headroom and 55 inches of shoulder room. Additionally, the Civic features 15 cubic feet of interior cargo volume.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2016 Honda Civic LX today and to learn more about this model's convenience, safety, security and entertainment features. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may be running.


The Best Time to Use Cruise Control in Your Honda - March 10, 2016


If you've never driven a vehicle with cruise control before, you'll need some tips on when to use this feature, which is available on many of the vehicles at Superior Honda. Cruise control can, when used properly, save gas and help you from tiring out too much on road trips. A vehicle may feature one of two types of cruise control: electronic cruise control or adaptive cruise control.

Electronic Cruise Control
This feature means you have to manually set and remove the cruise feature when you want to use it, slow down or speed up. Tap brake to deactivate the cruise control and slow to a new speed; and then press the "Set" button to cruise at the new speed. To speed up, just use the gas pedal to increase speed, and then press the "Set" button to cruise at the new speed.

Adaptive Cruise Control
This feature uses sensors and/or cameras to slow down or speed up from the original speed you set. You still have to manually turn it on, but don't have to manually slow down or speed up.

Best Uses for Cruise Control
Since cruise control keeps the speed stable, fuel economy will increase on long trips. It also helps to decrease fatigue while you are driving on long stretches of highway. Of course, when you run into traffic and have to deactivate and reactivate cruise, it's best to just turn it off unless your vehicle features adaptive cruise control.

When Not to Use Cruise Control
When you use cruise, you have a little less control of the vehicle since it takes a few seconds to deactivate it if needed. Because of that, there are times when you should never use cruise control, including in inclement weather, high traffic situations, while you are going through cities and on surface roads.

Additionally, you should turn the feature off if you are on a highway with sharp curves and steep hills, such as a highway that climbs into the mountains.

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Stop by Superior Honda to test drive a new vehicle that features electronic cruise control or adaptive cruise control.


Which Honda is Best for Your Hobbies? - March 8, 2016


When it's time for a new vehicle and you choose a Honda, you then have to figure out which Honda is best for your needs including family and hobbies. Stop by Superior Honda to test drive the model you think is best for you including a sedan, coupe, SUV, minivan or even the Honda Ridgeline truck.

The Honda Odyssey
The Odyssey "people hauler" seats up to seven people and features five different trim levels including the EX, EX-L, LX, Touring and Touring Elite. Even the base model is loaded with features including a removable floor console, a HomeLink garage transmitter, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, automatic temperature control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, power front seats, power sliding rear doors, and tons of security features. The Odyssey is great for hobbies such as craft fairs, taking the family on picnics and hikes, camping and fishing.

The Honda Pilot
The Pilot is great for families of up to five people and has plenty of space to haul everyone and luggage for weekend trips, picnics, hiking, fishing and even attending craft events. Some of the features you'll find in the EX trim level include a HomeLink garage door transmitter, speed control, front dual zone air conditioning, remote keyless entry, door bins, SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, heated power door mirrors, anti-whiplash front head restraints and speed-sensitive wipers.

The Honda Accord
If you need something with plenty of space for trips, yet you need a sedan for work purposes, the Accord fits the bill. With its spacious rear seat and trunk, you'll have plenty of space for family excursions and your hobbies; and you'll still have a high-end sedan for work purposes. Some of the features you'll find on the Honda Accord include one-touch windows, front dual zone air conditioning, distance pacing cruise control, a power moon roof, turn-by-turn navigation, an emergency communication system, SiriusXM radio, lane departure warning, a rear parking camera, a blind spot sensor and Honda LaneWatch.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive the model that best fits your lifestyle and to learn more about the standard features for the various trim levels. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may be running on select models.




The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe - March 3, 2016

 
The new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe is expected to be in our Superior Honda showroom sometime this March. The Civic look almost like the concept version that was introduced earlier in the 2015. One of the differences is the lower body addenda. The front of the coupe is almost like the sedan, so if you enjoy driving that version, but would like something sporty, you'll love the coupe.

From the A-pillar back, the coupe is completely different from the sedan. The highest point of the roof is just over the front seats. Tapered rear side glass makes the fenders look bigger, giving the coupe a more aggressive stance. The coupe's rear overhang is 5.5 inches shorter than that of the sedan; and arcs into the wrapped taillights.

The coupe will give you the same trim levels you'll find for the sedan, from the LX to the Touring model. When you choose the Touring trim level, you also get the same big wheels and LED headlights that you get on the Touring sedan.

The Coupe has the same seating position, dashboard and infotainment features that the sedan has. Though the rear has less room in the coupe than the sedan does, it's still spacious enough for even for taller people. An added plus is that the seat back and the cushion are angled so that the rear seat is very comfortable. Another added plus is that this model year's interior has 8.4 cubic feet more than the last model year, giving you over 5 more inches of legroom compared to the last coupe.

The powertrain choices include a 2.0-liter engine that makes 158 horsepower and a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that makes 174 horsepower. Both engine choices are offered with a CVT, however, the 2.0-liter engine does have an available six-speed manual in the base trims.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda soon to test drive the new 2016 Honda Coupe and to learn more about this model's various trim levels and features. Additional models may also be released this year, including the Type-R and a four-door hatchback version.



How to Protect Your Paint Job from Pollen Damage - March 1, 2016



You wouldn't think that pollen would damage the paint on your vehicle; however, the acid in it will eventually eat through the clear coat and the paint. You can protect your vehicle from pollen just as easily as you do maintenance on the engine, without even bringing it in to Superior Honda.

Park Inside
Whenever you can, park your vehicle inside an enclosed garage or carport. Even an open carport allows pollen to blow in and settle on the vehicle. If you cannot park your vehicle inside, you'll have to take the steps to protect it more often, unless you park inside when you're away from home.
If you park in a parking garage every day, try to get a spot nearer the middle, so that less pollen is able to get on your vehicle.

Washing
Even before you notice the pollen build-up, wash your vehicle. You don't have to take it to a car wash every time; the garden hose and a soft bristle brush will do. However, at the end of winter and again at the end of the worst of pollen season, you should run the vehicle through a car wash that gets the underbody and all of the nooks and crannies that are difficult to reach on your own.

Waxing
While washing the vehicle removes the damaging pollen, dirt and bird feces, the paint will still fade and wear unless you have a protective covering over it. You should wax your vehicle at least every six months, using a high-quality car wax. Since the wax does wear off, it is better to wax the vehicle every three to four months; however, six months will do if you have time constraints.

When you wax the vehicle, be sure to follow the instructions on your favorite brand; and be sure to remove all of the wax or your paint job won't look good. Always be sure to use clean, dry towels.

Visit Superior Honda
Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive a new vehicle; or give our Honda service department a call to schedule maintenance. If you need body work, including paint touch up or a complete paint job, give our Honda body shop a call to set an appointment.


Prepare for Spring and Summer Fun in the Honda Odyssey - February 25, 2016



If you are planning for a great spring and summer with tons of road trips, stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite. This model has plenty of space for the entire family plus everything you need for a great weekend of hiking or tanning at the beach.

Convenience Features
The Touring Elite trim level features a HomeLink garage door transmitter, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, a power lift gate, driver and passenger rear power sliding doors, navigation, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, an overhead console, a removable floor console, one-touch up and down windows, power moon roof, driver and passenger vanity mirrors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Additional features include heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, front dual zone air conditioning, automatic temperature control, speed control, a memory seat, rear air conditioning and heated front seats.

Entertainment Features
The 2016 Odyssey Touring Elite features an AM/FM stereo, SiriusXM radio, a CD player, MP3 decoder, DVD-audio, A/V remote, entertainment system, headphones, a radio data system, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, rear audio controls, two first row LCD monitors including an 8-inch primary monitor, a second row LCD monitor, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and 12 speakers.

Engine and Transmission
The 2016 Odyssey features a 3.5-liter engine with sequential multi-point fuel injection and cylinder deactivation backed by a mode select six-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 248 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 250 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.

Safety and Security Features
The Odyssey's safety and security features include anti-whiplash front head restraints, dual front side impact airbags, dual front impact airbags, an occupant-sensing airbag, an overhead airbag, traction control, electronic stability control, brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, a panic alarm and security system.

Additional features include ignition disable, lane departure warning, speed-sensing steering, delay off headlights, high intensity discharge headlights, speed-sensitive wipers, variably intermittent wipers, a rear wiper and defroster, front and rear parking sensors, a low tire pressure warning system, a blind spot sensor, front fog lights and an exterior parking camera in the rear.

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Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive the 2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite to learn more about this model's features.



How to Throw the Perfect Dinner Party - February 23, 2016


When you throw a dinner party, you don't need something such as a broken-down car getting in the way. Be sure to have your vehicle serviced or test drive a new Honda from our showroom at Superior Honda before you have to go out to pick up the items you need. That way, you'll have reliable transportation, especially if you have to pick up something that you can't find in the city.

Plan the Menu
When you are planning the menu, keep in mind the number of people you are inviting. Certain meals don't lend themselves to a large number of people unless you have a large professional kitchen. If you're cooking for 12 to 14 people, you'll need stove and oven space to cook everything you plan for dinner.

If anything you are planning can be made ahead of time, do it, so that you are not rushed, trying to get everything done the same day. Pies, cakes, biscuits, vegetables and potatoes are all things that can be prepped ahead of time. To make the biscuits hot again, just heat them in the microwave wrapped in a paper towel for a few seconds. Mashed potatoes can be reheated without sacrificing any flavor. Prep raw vegetables and store them in an airtight container until you're ready to cook them.

Plan the Decorations
This is where you might have to do some driving to find what you want; and it's where you need to have a reliable vehicle. If you have to drive any distance to find that special centerpiece, you'll want a vehicle that you can rely on.

Set the decorations up the day before so that you won't be fussing with them and trying to cook at the same time. You'll also want to make a test run for any elaborate decorations to ensure that everything goes together perfectly.

RSVPs
Make sure the people you invite RSVP so that you are not cooking for too many people. If you invite 20 and only 14 show up, you're going to have a ton of leftovers; and you'll be scrambling for places to sit for no reason.

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Stop by Superior Honda to test drive your next new vehicle or give our Honda service department a call to set up an appointment for maintenance or repairs.



Take Your Honda on an Adventure - February 18, 2016

If you are ready to get out of the house, but your vehicle is less than reliable, stop by Superior Honda to test drive a new Honda or give our service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance. Then, you'll be ready to take a Bourbon road trip just over the river in Kentucky.

Louisville
Head over to 4th Street at River Road to walk along the Ohio river to the Belle of Louisville steamboat. Enjoy calliope by Travis Vasconcelos. For more information about rides on the steamboat, call (502) 574-2992.

Heart of Bourbon Country
After enjoying some time on the steamboat, head south for about 40 miles to the Knob Creek area. This creek finds its way through cave-pocked hills before it joins the Rolling For River. In 1780, Waddie Boone created a small distillery, which was one of the first bourbon distilleries in Kentucky. In the same area, Thomas Lincoln moved into a farm. His cabin features some of the earliest memories of the 16th president. Today, several boutique bourbons are produced in the area. Try some if you haven't already to see how they compare to mass-produced bourbon..

Bardstown
After you tour the Knob Creek area, visit Bardstown. The Welcome Center, located at One Court Square, has a listing of 48 historic building that you can visit. Stop by the Old Talbott Tavern on 107 W. Stephen Foster Avenue for lunch. Bourbon has been served at the tavern for over 200 years. Visit the 1819 Nelson County Jail, which is now a bed and breakfast, located next door to the tavern, and the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History on 114 N. 5th Street.

Dinner Train
Plan your trip so that you can grab dinner on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, 602 N. 3rd Street in Bardstown. The train leaves from the stone depot and takes you on a 40-mile dinner excursion. Eat in one of the three restored 1940s dining car, pulled by two 50-year-old diesel locomotives. If you want a chance to see ghosts, get a reservation in the Eisenhower Car, which carried the family of Eisenhower during his funeral procession in 1969. Grab a bourbon on the rocks and ask your server about the ghosts they might have seen. For more information and reservations on the dinner train, call (859) 881-3463 or visit kydinnertrain.com.

Must-Visit Places
Heaven Hill Distilleries runs the Bourbon Heritage Center, 1311 Gilkey Run Road in Bardstown, a must-visit place on your Kentucky bourbon road trip. Another place that you shouldn't miss is the free museum and film at Jim Beam's American Stillhouse, 149 Happy Hollow Road in Clermont. For more information about this bourbon-making museum and film, call (502) 543-9877 or visit jimbeam.com/american-stillhouse. Visit the Beam home and sample some Jim Beam.

Stop by Superior Honda
Be sure to stop by Superior Honda to test drive a new vehicle or give our Honda service department a call to schedule an appointment for service before your road trip.



Why a Honda Makes a Great First Car - February 16, 2016

When it's time to pick out a first car for yourself or your teen, you'll want to stop by Superior Honda to test drive one of our models. When you choose Honda for a first vehicle, you know that you or your teenager will be safe while driving it.

Safety and Security Features
In addition to pricing, safety and security features are going to be at the top of your list, especially if you are buying a first car for a teenager. When you choose a 2016 Civic EX-L, the top of the line model, you'll get tons of safety and security features.

The Civic features electronic stability control and traction control to help drivers keep control of the vehicle. Brake assist, ABS brakes and four-wheel disc brakes ensure that you stop safely. A security system, ignition disable and panic alarm keep the vehicle and the driver safer.

As for accident safety, the Civic features an overhead airbag, an occupant-sensing airbag, dual front impact airbags and dual front side impact airbags; all to minimize damage to the driver and passengers should you get into an accident.

Additional safety and security features include fully automatic headlights, delay off headlights, front fog lights, lane departure warning, a blind spot sensor, Honda LaneWatch, variably intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, a exterior rear parking camera, speed-sensitive wipers and a low tire pressure warning system.

Convenience Features
After you look at safety features, you'll most likely look at convenience features. The Civic has plenty of features including an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated entry, front dual-zone air conditioning, automatic temperature control, distance pacing cruise control, a power moon roof, one-touch up and down windows, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, remote keyless entry and an emergency communication system.

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Stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2016 Honda Civic to learn more about this model's safety, security, convenience and entertainment features.



Most Romantic Restaurants in Cincinnati - February 11, 2016


Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so if you want to get into some of the best romantic restaurants for that special day, you need to make reservations now, or you might find yourself stuck with something less than you planned for to make a great impression on your loved one. Stop by Superior Honda between now and Valentine's Day to test drive a new Honda to drive to your Valentine's Day date.

Primavista
Make reservations at Primavista for the special day if you are a big fan of Italian. Primavista is located at 810 Matson Place in Cincinnati. For great food, a romantic evening and a great view of the city, you can't beat this place. For reservations call (513) 251-6467 or visit opentable.com. For menu selections, visit pvista.com.

Orchids at Palm Court
Plan an evening at this fine dining restaurant if you want to impress your dates with inventive and traditional American dishes. The Orchids at Palm Court is located in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, so make reservations at the hotel for Valentine's Day - or the day before if you have to go to work on Monday - to create a mini romantic weekend vacation. For reservations call (513) 421-9100 or visit opentable.com. For menu selections, visit orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

The Celestial Steakhouse
If you want a traditional steak dinner at an upscale steakhouse for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner, head over to the Celestial Steakhouse, 1071 Celestial Street in Cincinnati. You'll not only get the best steak, but you'll also get a wowing showcase of the city and a cozy atmosphere. For reservations call (513) 241-4455 or visit opentable.com. For menu selections, visit thecelestial.com.


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 Honda Civic vs Toyota Prius - February 4, 2016

 
Honda and Toyota have always competed against each other and the hybrid war between the two auto manufacturers is no exception. When you are in the market for a new hybrid, stop by Superior Honda to test drive the Civic before you make a decision as to which manufacturer's hybrid you want to choose.

The Comparison
The Honda features crisp styling and a strong electric-only power plant; and the engine is muted when it is on while the Toyota's handling is not up to par and the hard plastic on the interior feels cheap. Additionally, the Prius model's dashboard design is chaotic, according to reviewers at thecarconnection.com.
When you compare space, the Honda has more space in the front in headroom, shoulder room, and hip room. Both vehicle have 42.5 inches of front leg room. The second row also stacks up for the Honda, as it has more space in legroom, hiproom and shoulder room. The Toyota has just 0.1 inch more head room in the back with 37.6 inches compared to Honda's 37.5 inches.
As for braking, both vehicles feature four-wheel ABS brakes; however, the Honda features 11.1-inch rear brake rotors while the Prius features 10.2-inch rear brake rotors. The Honda's front brake rotors are also larger, giving the Honda more stopping power. It features 11.5-inch front brake rotors while the Prius features 10-inch front brake rotors.

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To learn which model you prefer, be sure to test drive both vehicles. You'll undoubtedly enjoy the Honda Civic and the features and options it offers for the price. When you test drive the 2015 Honda Civic hybrid, you'll learn more about all of the Honda's convenience, safety, security and entertainment features.


Everything We Know About the Honda Ridgeline - February 9, 2016

When truck buyers preferred midsize trucks, the Ridgeline did great; however, in the last few years, truck buyers wanted bigger trucks. The Honda Ridgeline, soon to be available at Superior Honda, did okay, then, but was not overly popular because it's a light duty truck with the comfortable ride of an SUV. However, now that other auto manufacturers are getting back into manufacturing the lighter duty midsize trucks, which are becoming more popular again, the Ridgeline is also becoming popular. And Honda has timed the 2017 model year just right to take advantage of that.

The Body and The Engine

The Honda Ridgeline is based on a unibody front-wheel drive chassis so this makes a perfect truck for light duty chores around the house and for outdoor adventure. The lightweight body holds a 3.5-liter V-6 engine backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive version is standard and consumers can opt for all-wheel drive.

Unique Features

Though the Ridgeline was not designed as a work truck because of the unibody chassis, it can still do some work. Though the auto manufacturer hasn't released payload capacities and other statistics, the 2017 model year is expected to have the ability to haul about 1,600 pounds; and if it is anything like the previous model, it should be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

The Ridgeline's signature bed is 5.4 feet long and 5 feet high, so it's a bit longer than the 2014 model year. The bed does have 4 feet of space between the wheel wells, so consumers can still haul sheet goods such as 4-foot by 8-foot sheets of plywood. The tailgate drops flat or opens to the side, so is convenient if you do need to haul something that is longer than the bed.

Additional Features

Additional features include a lockable storage well in the bed, a six-speaker audio system, 400-watt AC power inverter, 60/40 split folding rear seats that fold flat and multi-angle rearview camera. Higher trim levels will feature a standard bind spot camera or blind spot monitoring system. Optional equipment includes Honda Sensing, which features automatic emergency braking, front collision warning, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning.

Availability at Superior Honda

The Honda Ridgeline should be available at Superior Honda by this summer. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.




February Events in Cincinnati - February 2, 2016

Before you head out to any of these Cincinnati events, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Superior Honda; or, if you are ready for a new vehicle, stop by this week to test drive a new vehicle. Choose from sedans, coupes, SUVs, crossovers and minivans. You could even pick up an affordable hybrid.

Pickleball

Pickleball is a combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong; and it is played on a court that is about the size of a badminton court. It may even be played on a modified tennis court. Players use a paddle and a plastic ball. The Springdale Parks and Recreation is presenting pickleball games at the Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Springdale, Ohio, 45246. Admission and parking are free. Dates include Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All equipment is provided.

Learn to Crochet

If you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, attend this class at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Goshen, Ohio, 45122. Learn how to make several common stitches used in beautiful afghans, shawls, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and more. Admission is free; however, reservations are required. Dates are Feb. 1, 8, 22 and 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Ages 12 and up are invited. Bring a skein of yarn and a hook to the class.

The Art of the Brick

If you love Legos, you'll love this The Art of the Brick, which is being held at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45203. Look at Lego blocks in a new light: See how the imagination can be ultra creative. The exhibit features over 100 works of art by Nathan Sawaya. Admission ranges from $8.50 to $19.50. Times and dates are Feb. 1 through Feb. 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive a new vehicle; and, if you're not ready for something new just yet, be sure to give our Honda service department a call to schedule an appointment for maintenance.

 

6 Driving Hacks - January 28, 2016

When you buy a new Honda from Superior Honda, you may want to learn some driving hacks for saving gas, storage and more. Stop by our showroom to test drive your favorite model and to learn if we are running any specials on that model.

Saving Fuel

Drive 55 mph to save up to 30 percent of the fuel you'd use at driving 70 mph. You might get to your destination a little slower, but you'll save a bunch on gas.

Keep Your Vehicle Smelling Good

Grab a box of dryer sheets, open it up and store it under the front seat. The scent will keep the vehicle smelling fresh and you won't have to mess with those cardboard trees that hang from your mirror.

Add Traction to Your Emergency Kit

You may already have a shovel in your emergency kit, but if you don't, it's a good idea to keep one in there. You can find folding camp shovels that don't take a lot of space. Add a bag of kitty litter and a bag of salt. The litter gives you traction if you get stuck and the salt melts snow and ice.

Storage

Add a sturdy shoe organizer to the trunk or the cargo area of your SUV. This gives you compartmentalized storage for many things - and it keeps your belongings from shifting to the far part of the trunk or cargo area where you can't reach them.

Find the Gas Cap

When you drive a rental, get a new vehicle or are doing a friend or family member a favor and filling up the tank, don't go through the frustration of pulling up to a pump only to get out and see that the gas cap is on the other size. Just look at the fuel gauge and you'll see an arrow that points to the side where the gas cap is located.

Clean Headlights

Put a small amount of toothpaste on a soft, clean rag and buff the crud off your headlights. Be sure to use regular white toothpaste and not the gel kind or it won't work. Rinse the toothpaste away with water when you're done and you should have clear headlights.

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Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive a new vehicle and to learn more about your favorite model.

 

Honda Fit - All the Features - January 26, 2016