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4777 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232

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How often should you get an oil change?


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Have you ever brought your vehicle into an oil lube place for an oil change when you didn't need it? If you have an older vehicle without an oil monitor, you may have. And, if you are the type who goes by the window sticker, you have most likely changed the oil long before it was due. These places often put 3,000 miles on the sticker even if you use synthetic oil or if your Honda recommendation is in 7,500 miles. Instead of playing guessing games, you can check to see if you really need an oil change by stopping by Superior Honda or by checking your owner's manual.

Oil Monitors

Many of the new vehicles have oil monitors. Instead of guessing, pay attention to the monitor. It looks at how you drive and where you drive to determine whether you should change the oil sooner rather than later. The monitor takes into consideration the type of driving you typically do, whether normal or severe, and will light up when the oil has just a little life left in it.

Owner's Manual

If your vehicle doesn't have a monitor, check your owner's manual. Add the oil change date to your calendar. If the manual states a certain mileage or a time frame, it's whichever comes first. If you know you're not going to put the requisite miles on the vehicle before the time frame, a calendar reminder is a great way. Otherwise, change the mileage on the window sticker to show the proper mileage.

Severe vs. Normal Driving

If you are not sure whether your driving is severe, you can get an oil analysis. This tells you the condition of the oil and it could let you know if your vehicle's engine is having any problems. The samples of your vehicle's oil will show traces of coolant or fuel - you may be able to avert being stranded if you know ahead of time that your engine has an issue.

Why Shouldn't I Follow the 3,000-Mile Rule?

Oil companies are making extended-life oils that guarantee a specific mileage before the oil breaks down. Furthermore, engines are made better - they have closer tolerances - so it's not necessary to change the oil quite so often.

You can save yourself quite a bit toward the cost of ownership of your vehicle by following the manufacturer's recommendations rather than changing the oil every 3,000 miles. You'll also save yourself money if you stop by Superior Honda as our techs tell you the correct mileage to change your oil and don't assume that it has to be done every 3,000 miles.


Top Car Add-Ons


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When you buy a new Honda at Superior Honda, the first thing you want to do is to make it your own. You can do that by adding accessories to suit your style. You can find interior accessories, exterior accessories and even accessories for the engine.

Engine Accessories

Dress up your engine with bolt covers in different colors. Add wiring harness covers to match. Add an air intake system - depending on the system, you might gain a few horsepower. You could also change out the alternator for a chrome alternator to further dress up your engine.

Exterior Accessories

If your Honda doesn't have a spoiler, add a spoiler to change its look. Add window deflectors - not only to change the look, but to add a bit of personal style. If you didn't order your Honda with special rims, change the rims to something that screams your name.

Additional exterior accessories you might consider include a moon roof deflector, hood bug deflector, bra, pin striping, wheel locks to protect your wheels, and tail light covers. A splash guard set protect the paint from caked-on mud, snow and ice.

Interior Accessories

Change the look of the interior by adding seat covers, changing the gear shift knob, adding a cover for the steering wheel and adding floor mats. You can find floor mats with cartoon characters, branded floor mats, or even get the WeatherTech floor mats to better protect the carpet.

Add illuminated door sill trim for a neat effect when you open the door. If you have an SUV and love to go tailgating or camping, add a tailgate tent. You might also want to add a first aid kit and a cargo organizer in your trunk or in the cargo space of your SUV. Cargo tie-down hooks for SUVs also come in handy when you need to keep something in place.

A cargo liner is great for protecting carpets if you haul a lot of cargo or if you want to protect your carpet from pets.

Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive a new Honda. Ask your salesperson about any of these accessories or other accessories such as turbo chargers, rear view cameras and DVD players that may not come standard with the make and model you are interested in.


Car Maintenance at Superior Honda


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Vehicle maintenance is important throughout the year; however, some service must be done during the fall months to ready your vehicle for the winter. You should bring your vehicle into Superior Honda to have regular maintenance completed pursuant to the manufacturer's recommendations, plus you should stop by for any extra maintenance or service you may need.

Tires

If you live in an area where the temperature consistently drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during the hours you travel, you should switch to winter tires. All-season tires tend to lose their suppleness in cold weather; thus they lose their ability to grip the road.

Service Intervals

Your owner's manual may say to do certain maintenance after so many months or years. You may run into a situation wherein your instrument panel tells you it's time for service months before you expect it. Since the instrument panel notifications are set off by a computer that monitors the engine and other systems, you should bring your vehicle in if it alerts you. The system may see that you used your vehicle under severe conditions, such as towing in the mountains or consistent driving on steep roads.

Brakes

If you notice anything at all wrong with your brakes, including squealing, vibrating and grabbing, be sure to stop by Superior Honda to have them checked. Squealing means the pads are thin. The squealing is caused by a low-wear indicator rubbing on the rotors. If you let it continue to rub, you will score the rotors so much that they can't be turned without making them too thin.

Timing Belts

When the manufacturer recommends changing the timing belt at a certain mileage, be sure you heed those recommendations. The timing belt rarely breaks, but it does stretch past its useful life. When it does, the tensioner can no longer keep it tight. If this happens, or if the belt does break, the valves and pistons will attempt to occupy the same place at the same time - and that is usually catastrophic. If the engine is an interference engine, there is a good chance of this happening. If not, this could still happen, but it is rare. Most engines with more than two valves per cylinder are interference engines. Also, some engines with two valves per cylinder are interference engines, though that is rare.

Be sure to keep up with service on your vehicle, including any extra service you may need for different seasons. Stop by or call Superior Honda to make an appointment now if it's time for service.


Used Vehicle Specials at Superior Honda

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When you visit Superior Honda you can choose to lease or purchase a new vehicle - or you can purchase a used vehicle. This means you can afford a higher trim level or even an Acura without having to worry about whether you are getting a lemon from someone off the street - someone who could disappear before you turn the corner.

If you have always wanted an Acura, stop by our used vehicle department to test drive a 2008 Acura RDX with the Technology Package. This model features a 2.3-liter engine and is $15,000. Or, you can test drive the 2006 Acura TL base model with a 3.2-liter engine and automatic transmission for $11,500.

Other models include a 2002 BMW 325 Ci with a 2.5-liter engine for $7,800, a 2012 Buick LaCrosse Premier with a 3.6-liter engine for $20,600, a 2007 Cadillac STS with a 3.6-liter engine for $11,900 and a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT with a 2.4-liter engine for $13,000.

Additional models include a 2012 Honda Accord EX with a 2.4-liter engine and automatic transmission for $16,500, and two 2011 Honda Accord EX models, also with 2.4-liter engines and automatic transmissions.

Depending on the year of the pre-owned vehicles, you could even find a newer vehicle with tons of bells and whistles including backup cameras, blind spot detection, brake assist, premium entertainment systems, dual zone air conditioning, one-touch up and down windows, ABS brakes, navigation, leather, xenon headlights, heated seats, Bluetooth, air filtration systems, steering wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, remote door locks, remote start, illuminated entry and more.

We have a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles, so stop by to check out our inventory and test drive your next new-to-you vehicle. Superior Honda has many pre-owned vehicles that are certified. You may also ask to see the CarFax for each used vehicle you are interested in. You can be sure to find a pre-owned vehicle that will serve you for many years.


Goodwill Vehicle Donations at Superior Honda

Superior Honda is working with the Ohio Valley Goodwill to provide an automotive drop off site for donated vehicles. The donated vehicles benefit the residents of Greater Cincinnati. Superior Honda, along with the rest of the Superior Automotive Group and Mike Albert Direct, provide six vehicle drop off sites for donated vehicles.

If you donate your vehicle to the Ohio Valley Goodwill, you may be eligible for a tax deduction; and you may also receive a significant discount on a new or used vehicle purchase. Even if you are not planning on buying a new or used vehicle, we will still accept your vehicle donation.

To donate your vehicle, check in with the Used Car Department at Superior Honda, Superior Hyundai North, Superior Hyundai South, Superior Kia, Superior Acura or Mike Albert Direct. The staff will show you where to park. Once you have parked your vehicle, complete the donation form, which is available on our website. Be sure the vehicle and owner information is accurate. Keep the yellow copy of the form to claim a tax deduction.

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Give us the rest of the form plus the vehicle's title. Superior Honda will do the rest. Drop off hours at Superior Honda are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m.

We are located at 4777 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45232. You may contact us for more information at (513) 542-8000. Additional locations include:

  • Superior Hyundai South, 238 W. Mitchell Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45232
  • Superior Kia, 260 W. Mitchell Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45232
  • Superior Acura, 5555 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio, 45014
  • Superior Hyundai North, 5665 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio, 45014
  • Mike Albert Direct, 10381 Evendale Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45241

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, donate your old vehicle to Goodwill at Superior Honda's drop off location to get a great discount whether you are planning on buying new or used.


The All-New 2015 Honda Crosstour

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The 2015 Honda Crosstour, soon to be available at Superior Honda, gives you five different trim levels to choose from including the EX, EX V-6, EX-L, EX-L V-6, and the four-wheel drive version of the EX-L V-6.

Engine and Transmission

The EX-L V6 features an aluminum-alloy 3.5-liter engine that makes 278 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 252 pound-feet of torque at 4,900 rpm. The engine features multi-point fuel injection, variable cylinder management, a direct ignition system with immobilizer and drive-by-wire throttle system. Real Time four-wheel drive is available. The six-speed automatic transmission features paddle shifters.

Active Safety Features

Active safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, vehicle stability assist with traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, tire pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights.

Passive Safety Systems

Passive safety features include dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, front side airbags with a passenger side occupant detection system, driver and front passenger active head restraints and the LATCH system for child seats.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include a one-touch moon roof with tilt, security system with remote entry, automatic headlights, smart entry, fog lights, heated power mirrors, memory side mirrors, variably intermittent wipers, and a rear wiper and washer.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include dual zone automatic climate control, i-MID with 8-inch high resolution WVGA screen, navigation, voice recognition, Honda LaneWatch, Bluetooth, push button start, auto up and down front driver and passenger windows, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel and shift knob, illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls, center console with storage, front and rear beverage holders, illuminated vanity mirrors for the driver and passenger, auto-dimming rearview mirror and blue ambient console lighting.

Additional features include a sunglasses holder, map lights, 12-volt power outlets, garment hook, hidden utility box and a rear window defroster.

For more information about the standard features of the 2015 Honda Crosstour, EX-L V-6 or the EX-L V-6 with four-wheel drive, stop by Superior Honda today. Be sure to ask for a complete list of convenience, entertainment, safety and security features. Also ask your salesperson about optional equipment that may be available, and about purchase or lease specials on the Crosstour.


2015 Honda Accord Coupe

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If you love Honda models and want something that looks sporty, yet is reliable and has the bells and whistle you are looking for, stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2015 Honda Accord coupe. The coupe runs on regular unleaded fuel and gets 24 mpg* in the city and 34 mpg* on the highway, so it is economical.

The powertrain features a 2.4-liter engine backed by a six-speed manual transmission. This combination makes 185 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 181 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm. The engine features a double overhead cam and variable valve timing to help with fuel economy.

The interior features adjustable bucket seats in the front and a folding rear seat back with the rear seat. Features include remote keyless power door locks, one-touch power windows, cruise control, front and rear cup holders, door pockets, seatback storage, a rear view camera, electric power steering, mounted audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel, interior air filtration, dual zone climate control, and driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors.

Entertainment features include six speakers, an AM/FM stereo, speed sensitive volume, an Element antenna, auxiliary input, USB ports, Bluetooth and a radio data system.

Safety and security features include variably intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, four-wheel ABS brakes, ventilated front brake discs, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, emergency braking assist, a remote anti-theft alarm, daytime running lights, auto-delay off headlights, dusk-sensing headlights an engine immobilizer, an occupant-sensing airbag, stability control, traction control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

To learn more about the 2015 Honda Accord coupe, stop by Superior Honda today to take a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson for a full list of standard features, optional features and whether we are running any deals on the coupe for this model year.


September Events


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September means fall is almost here - which means that tons of fall events are going to start taking place. Before you head out to the events, you may want to get your vehicle serviced for the season. Since oil changes usually aren't due every three months or 3,000 miles, it's a good idea to have your fluids, belts and hoses checked at Superior Honda before you take any trips.

If you like Rummage Sales, the Pleasant Run Presbyterian Church will be holding one at 11565 Pippin Road, Colerain Township, Ohio, 45231 on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Browse and shop for clothing, toys, baked goods and more.

See the Scenic River View of the Towns along the Ohio River on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The tour will show you life along the Ohio River and will feature pictures from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Main Library's collection. The collection will be at The Cincinnati Room, 800 Vine Street in downtown Cincinnati from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The West Chester's Farmers Market, which sells locally grown produce, plants and other organic items, and locally made baked goods, will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at The Square at Union Centre, 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester Township, Ohio, 45069 on Saturdays throughout September.

The Betts House is presenting Through the Lens: Over-The-Rhine, Our Architectural Gem, which features photographs by many photographers. The photographs are of the Over-the-Rhine architecture and include detailed images and broad views of the architecture and live of Over-the-Rhine. The show will be held at 416 Clark Street, West End, Ohio, 45203 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Axis Alley will be presenting the Axis Alley Happy Hour, offering $2 domestic drafts, $4 house wines, $3 wells and $5 food specials at their happy hour at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky, 41071 on Tuesday, September 4, 2014 through Friday, September 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and again on Monday, September 8, 2014.

Stop by Superior Honda for service or to pick up a new vehicle if you are in the market for a new lease or purchase - you can enjoy your event days in a new vehicle.


Fuel-Efficient Honda Vehicles

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One of the things that most people consider when shopping for a new vehicle at Superior Honda is fuel economy. You'll find several 2015 Honda models on the lot with excellent fuel mileage. If fuel economy is your number one concern, then test drive one or more of these models. If fuel economy is not your primary concern, you might opt for something with lower fuel economy, but still within the "good" range, such as the Pilot.

The 2015 Honda Accord hybrid is a given. This sedan gets 50 mpg* in the city and 45 mpg* on the highway. It does seat five, so you will have plenty of room for carpooling or taking the whole family on a trip. Choose from the base model, the EX-L or the Touring model. All three make 141 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, 122 foot-pounds of torque from 3,500 to 6,000 rpm and 196 total system horsepower.

The 2015 Honda Fit gets 33 mpg* in the city and 41 mpg* on the highway. This model also seats five people. Choose from the LX, EX or EX-L trim levels. All three use the same engine, thus all three make 130 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 114 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. All three vehicles feature Direct fuel injection. The LX and EX features a continuously variable transmission.

The 2015 Honda Accord sedan gets 27 mpg* in the city and 36 mpg* on the highway. Seating capacity is also five, which means the whole family will ride comfortably - or you can carpool easily enough. The Accord has six different trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, EX-L V-6, and the Touring model. All models except the Sport, EX-L V-6 and the Touring models make 185 horsepower. The Sport makes 189 horsepower and the EX-L V-6 and Touring models make 278 horsepower. The LX, EX and EX-L models make 181 pound-feet of torque, the Sport makes 182 pound-feet of torque and the EX-L V-6 and Touring models make 252 pound-feet of torque.

To test drive these models or any of the other 2015 models on the lot, stop by Superior Honda. Be sure to ask your salesperson about the standard features of each model and trim level you are interested in, and whether we are offering any specials on these models.


Most Affordable Honda Vehicles

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One of the most affordable Honda vehicles - as a matter of fact, the #1 Affordable Compact SUV, is the Honda CR-V. The #2 Affordable midsize car is the Honda Accord, and the #4 Affordable midsize car is the Honda Accord hybrid, according to U.S. News & World Report Best Cars. All of these affordable Honda vehicles are available at Superior Honda.

2014 Honda CR-V

The CR-V received an overall rating of 8.6 with a Critics' Rating of 8.8. Performance rated at 7.5, Interior rated at 8.1 and Safety rated at 9.2. The CR-V also won 2014 Best Compact SUV for the Money and 2014 Best Compact SUV for Families. Some of the benefits of the CR-V include roomy front and back seats, lots of storage space and it comes with a standard rearview camera. Twenty-one other vehicles were rated and came in after the Honda CR-V.

2014 Honda Accord

The 2014 Honda Accord scored an overall rating of 8.7 with a Critics' Rating of 9.1. It scored a 7.6 in performance, 8.0 for the interior and 9.6 for safety. The 2014 Accord has excellent fuel economy and many standard features. It ranked 2 out of 21 of midsize cars ranked for safety data and reliability. Additional benefits to the 2014 Honda Accord include high-quality materials, an uncluttered design, spacious seating arrangements, standard dual-zone automatic climate control, and a standard backup camera. Available safety equipment includes forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and a blind spot camera.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

This model was all-new for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Accord hybrid scored an overall 8.6, Critics' Rating of 8.6, performance rating of 8.4, interior rating of 8.0 and a safety rating of 9.6. The Accord hybrid benefits from excellent fuel economy, an upscale interior, lots of power and passenger room, and solid handling.

Some of the features included with the Accord hybrid include plenty of passenger space, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, USB input, an 8-inch infotainment screen and dual zone automatic climate control. Additional standard features include hands-free texting and Honda LaneWatch. Optional features include a seven-speaker premium audio system, a moon roof, multi-angle rearview camera, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive any of these or some of Honda's other affordable vehicles.


2015 Honda Civic


Superior Honda should have some new players on the court this fall. The 2015 Honda Civic - the coupe, sedan, hybrid and si - doesn't have a release date as of yet, but we're hoping for mid to late fall. The over-40-year-old model is still popular and Honda has done a great job with keeping up with new technology.

The changes for the new model year are not heavy as the Civic's styling was recently freshened in 2013 and its infotainment system was upgraded in 2014. However, there are some changes. As for design, the Civic borrowed some ideas from the Accord, including a black honeycomb mesh grille and a new "open-mouth" bumper.

Some trim levels now feature integrated fog lights, new clear-lens cornering lights, a new rear bumper design and a chrome finishing bar in the back. The front and rear glass are still heavily raked, yet the Civic has a new - different - look to it.

For those that love the bi-level instrument panel, that stayed. However, the interior has changed considerably as far as materials. The Civic now has soft-touch vinyl where your elbows and hands make the most contact with the vehicle.

Additionally, the Civic uses more high-strength steel, thicker windshield and front window glass, stiffer side pillars and more soundproofing in the floor, doors, rear tray and dash. You will most likely not be able to hear the Civic running at an idle. Even while you are driving, road noise has been significantly decreased.

The powertrain has seen some upgrades, too. Since Honda no longer uses its five-speed automatic transmission, the Civic now has a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This also helps get the Civic better fuel economy. The Civic also has a new engine - a four-cylinder engine that puts out 140 horsepower. The base model gets 33 mpg* combined highway and city driving.

Don't forget about the Civic hybrid, also coming out soon. This model is expected to get 45 mpg* combined. And, of course, there's the Si - the hot rod model. The Si features a 2.4-liter engine that puts out 201 horsepower. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2014 as a Top Safety Pick+, so we expect the 2015 model year will make the grade.

Keep your eye on this space or stop by Superior Honda for more information on the 2015 Honda Civic as it becomes available.

Hot Specials at Superior Honda

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If you are in the market for a Honda, but were waiting for some specials, your wait is over! Superior Honda has several vehicle specials running during August 2014. Choose from an Accord, Civic LX, Pilot LX, CR-V LX or Odyssey LX.

  • 2014 Honda Accord LX sedan lease: Lease for $250 per month with zero down payment at signing. The Accord LX features a 2.4-liter engine, automatic transmission, antilock brakes, 160-watt audio system, cruise control and power windows and door locks. The engine puts out 185 horsepower. The lease is a 36-month closed-end lease. You can opt to purchase the Accord at the end of the lease. Offer expires on Sept. 2, 2014.
  • 2014 Honda Civic LX sedan lease: Lease for $210 per month with zero down payment at signing,. The Civic LX features a 1.8-liter, 16-valve engine, automatic transmission, 160-watt audio system, MP3 auxiliary input jack and antilock brakes. The lease is a 36-month closed-end lease. Taxes, title fees, license fees, documentary fees, insurance and options are extra. You can also purchase the Civic LX at the end of the lease or turn it in for another new vehicle. This offer also expires on Sept.2, 2014.
  • 2014 Honda Pilot LX with two-wheel drive lease: Lease the Pilot for $320 per month with zero down at signing. The Pilot features a 3.5-liter engine, automatic transmission, variable cylinder management, roll-over sensor, front and rear air conditioning and three-row side curtain airbags. The lease is a closed-end, 36-month lease. You also have the option to purchase the Pilot at the end of the lease.
  • 2014 CR-V LX with all-wheel drive lease: Lease the CR-V for $260 per month with zero down at signing. The CR-V features a 2.4-liter, 16-valve engine backed by an automatic transmission. This combination puts out 185 horsepower. The CR-V also features a 160-watt audio system, CD player, Bluetooth and MP3 auxiliary input jack. The lease is a 36-month closed-end lease with the option to purchase the vehicle at the end of the lease.
  • 2014 Honda Odyssey LX lease: Lease the Odyssey for $330 per month with zero down at signing. The Odyssey features an automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, air conditioning, ABS brakes, audio system with CD player, cruise control and power windows and door locks. The lease is a 36- month closed-end lease with the option to buy at the end of the lease.

Stop by Superior Honda today to take advantage of these specials or to look at vehicles for sale (instead of on lease).


2015 Honda Odyssey EX-L

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If you're in the market for a van that can haul a larger family or that is great for carpooling, stop by Superior Honda today to test drive the 2015 Honda Odyssey EX-L and to get a full list of features and additional options. You'll find that the Odyssey is comfortable for all passengers as they ride in style in leather seats.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

The 2015 Honda Odyssey EX-L features a one-touch power moon roof with tilt, power rear doors, and a power rear lift gate. Additional features include power windows, keyless entry, cruise control, power steering, a remote trunk release, climate control, power door locks, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors, heated front seats, leather adjustable steering wheel, power mirrors, adjustable lumbar for the driver, CD player, AM/FM radio, USB audio interface, MP3 player, SiriusXM radio and Bluetooth.

Security and Safety Features

In addition to being comfortable when you are on a trip or commuting to work, you and your family will be safe. The 2015 Honda Odyssey is equipped with plenty of safety equipment. Safety equipment includes variable speed intermittent wipers, daytime running lights, brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, an engine immobilizer, a tire pressure monitoring system, automatic headlights, child safety locks, wiper-linked headlights, and rear defrost.

Additional safety and security features include lane departure warning, forward collision warning, vehicle stability assist with traction control, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, front head airbag, passenger airbag with a sensor, driver air bag, front side airbag and rear head airbag.

Technical Features

The 2015 Odyssey features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 248 horsepower. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Additional technical features include drive-by-wire throttle system, active control engine mount system, variable cylinder management, active noise cancellation, direct ignition with the engine immobilizer, a MacPherson strut front suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes and variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering.

For a complete list of standard features and additional options on the 2015 Honda Odyssey EX-L, stop by Superior Honda for a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any current specials.


Fuel Efficiency and Getting the Most Out of Your Honda


You just purchased a Honda from Superior Honda, and you want to know how to get the most out of this fuel-efficient vehicle - making it more fuel efficient than ever. Keeping up with vehicle maintenance and changing your style of driving can get you an extra 30 percent fuel efficiency over what you are currently getting.

Don't brake hard. Hard braking means faster starts - this could cause you to use up to 40 percent more fuel. Instead, brake slowly - which means you have to follow the vehicle in front of you at a safe distance. If you don't have to come to a complete stop, you end up saving fuel.

Drive at a steady speed. If the speed limit is 75 mph, increasing your speed from 55 mph to 75 mph could raise fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. Not every vehicle follows this rule of thumb, though. Check your mileage at 75, at 70, 65 and 55 to see where you get the best fuel efficiency.

Proper tire inflation also increases fuel efficiency. If the tires are too low, there is more resistance between the tire and the roadway, thus decreasing fuel efficiency. The correct air pressure in pounds per square inch is stamped on the side of the tire.

Use cruise control whenever you can. Maintaining a steady speed increases fuel efficiency and cruise control keeps you at a steady speed. It also reduces the temptation for speeding and could save you an expensive ticket.

Use the proper grade of fuel. If the manufacturer says to run regular fuel, run regular. Using a higher grade often decreases fuel economy. Engines are built to run on a certain octane and using a higher octane can wreak havoc with fuel economy. Using a lower octane than recommended can cause detonation.

Service your vehicle as recommended by Honda. Dirty air filters cause the engine to use more fuel. Also, using the oil with higher viscosity than recommended causes resistance in the engine, which means it needs more fuel to run properly.

Stop by Superior Honda today to get your vehicle serviced if it's been some time since your last service appointment. If your vehicle is older, you may want to replace it with something newer as the newer engines have better fuel economy.


2015 Honda Pilot EX-L with Four-Wheel Drive

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The 2015 Honda Pilot EX-L with four-wheel drive is now available at Superior Honda. If you are looking for an SUV with tons of features and tons of space, stop by our Cincinnati dealership now to test drive the Pilot and to get a full list of standard features and optional equipment.

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated power door mirrors, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, front and rear beverage holders, front and rear door bins, dual zone air conditioning for the front, automatic temperature control, speed control, illuminated entry, an overhead console, a power moon roof and remote keyless entry.

Additional features include a leather shift knob, heated front bucket seats, leather upholstery, a trailer hitch receiver, skid plates, a power lift gate, and front and rear center armrests.

Entertainment features include an 8-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth, a radio data system, MP3 decoder, CD player, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM radio, seven speakers and 2 gigabytes of internal memory capacity.

The Pilot features a strong powertrain including 3.5-liter V-6 engine backed by a mode select five-speed automatic transmission. The engine features cylinder deactivation, variable valve control, sequential multi-point fuel injection and a variable intake manifold. The engine puts out 250 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 253 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. This four-wheel drive model runs on regular unleaded fuel and carries 21 gallons of fuel.

Safety and security features include electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, a security system and panic alarm, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, an occupant-sensing airbag, dual front airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints, fully automatic headlights, delay off headlights, variably intermittent wipers, a rear window wiper and defroster, speed-sensitive wipers, a low tire pressure warning system and front fog lights.

The Pilot also provides plenty of room for carpooling or taking the family on a trip. Then front features 39.3 inches of headroom, 41.4 inches of legroom, 58.6 inches of hip room and 61.5 inches of shoulder room. The second seat features 38.5 inches of legroom, 56.9 inches of hip room, 39.8 inches of head room and 62.2 inches of shoulder room. The third seat features 58.9 inches of shoulder room, 38.2 inches of headroom, 48.4 inches of hip room and 32.1 inches of legroom.

Stop by Superior Honda today to take a spin and learn more about the 2014 Honda Pilot.


Cruisin' Cincinnati

While you've still got some time left in the summer, you may want to take a few day trips, especially if you just bought a new Honda from Superior Honda. Take the whole family out for some fun with wakeboarding, visiting the aquarium, picnicking in the park or any of the other fun things to do around Cincinnati.

Wake Nation is the best place to go wakeboarding with the family. You can enjoy water skiing, wakeskating and kneeboarding - and you don't need any boating or other experience to do this. Even children as young as 5 years of age can go cable wakeboarding. Be sure to bring your bathing suits! Wake Nation Cincinnati provides everything else for your wakeboarding experience.

Wake Nation is located at 201 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield, Ohio, 45014 and is open from noon until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday throughout August. In September, the hours change - they are only open from Thursday until Sunday and close an hour earlier.

Rates are $30 for two hours, $35 for four hours and $40 for an all-day ride pass. The passes include unlimited use of the main lake and the Practice Pond. There is an extra cost for equipment rental. Parking is free.

Newport Aquarium is a short drive from the city. It is located at 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, Kentucky, 41071. You'll see everything you would expect in an aquarium, plus get an opportunity to touch a shark, pet a penguin and play in the interactive frog bog. The aquarium also has four extremely rare shark rays for you to see. Enjoy dive shows, Gator Alley featuring Mighty Mike - a 14-foot alligator - and the new Turtle Canyon exhibit. Turtle Canyon includes a 660-pound Galapagos tortoise that is 84 years old. Plus you'll get to visit the Denver, a 200-pound loggerhead seat turtle.

The aquarium is open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. every day. Rates are $23 for adults, $15 for kids from 2 years to 12 years, and children under 2 years are free. Plus, until August 29, 2014, two kids get in free when two adults pay full price on Sunday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. To take advantage of this offer, you need to buy your tickets online.

Hop in your new Honda from Superior Honda today for some fun or cruise about Cincinnati's parks for the best picnic place if you just want to enjoy some peace and quiet.


The New Honda Jet Plane


Honda doesn't just make cars and motorcycles. If you want a car, you can visit Superior Honda in Cincinnati; and now you can buy airplanes from Honda Aircraft Company. In late June 2014, Honda announced that the first production HondaJet made its initial flight. The flight was another milestone toward the plane getting certified and ready for service. Honda expects the plane to be ready sometime in 2015. The initial flight was at Honda Aircraft Company's world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Michimasa Fujino, the president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, said, "Today's celebration is the culmination of extensive engineering and production efforts, and this is an important achievement in bringing the world's most advanced light jet to market." The test flight started at Piedmont Triad International Airport at the end of June.

The flight was 84 minutes long; and the plane climbed to 15, 500 feet. It reached 348 Knots True Airspeed then landed without a problem. Over a thousand Honda Aircraft workers witnessed the event. Warren Gould was the test pilot.

The signature paint scheme for HondaJet is a deep green pearl with a gold stripe. Additionally, Honda has four more colors for the exterior, including blue, silver, red and yellow. The HondaJet will be single-pilot certified and is for sale in North America and Europe.

The new jet is the most advanced light jet in the world. It has a distinctive design that incorporates many advanced concepts and technologies. Like the vehicle portion of the company, the aircraft portion patents new things - in this case the over-the-wing engine mount configuration, the composite fuselage and the natural laminar flow wing. These are the components that help make the HondaJet the fastest and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.

The HondaJet will cruise at 420 knots - about 483 mph - and can fly as high as 43,000 feet. The jet seats up to five passenger and can fly about 1,180 nautical miles - about 1,357 miles.

Honda is always coming up with something new, whether it's a new vehicle or a new technology for a car or SUV, and the best way to stay abreast of what the company is doing is to visit this blog or stop by Superior Honda to test drive some of the new models - cars, not airplanes.

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The 2015 Honda Fit

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle that gets excellent fuel mileage, stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2015 Honda Fit. The Fit features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 130 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 114 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm.

The engine features variable valve control and runs on regular unleaded fuel; and it is backed by a continuously variable automatic mode select transmission. The engine gets 32 mpg* in the city, 38 mpg* on the highway and 35 mpg* combined.

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, a power moon roof, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, speed control, illuminated entry and remote keyless entry. The front seats are comfortable bucket seats and the rear seat is a split bench seat. The door mirrors are power and are the same color as the body.

Entertainment features include a CD player, MP3 decoder, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, six speakers, a 7-inch primary LCD screen and radio data system.

Safety and security features include traction control, electronic stability control, brake assist, ABS brakes, a security system and panic alarm, ignition disable, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, dual front impact airbags and an occupant sensing airbag.

Additional features include fully automatic headlights, a rear window wiper and defroster and a low tire pressure warning system.

The Honda Fit has plenty of interior space, even though the vehicle looks small. The rear features 39.3 inches of legroom, 45.1 inches of hip room, 37.6 inches of head room and 52.6 inches of shoulder room. The front features 54.8 inches of shoulder room, 41.4 inches of leg room and 51.5 inches of hip room.

Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive the 2015 Honda Fit and to get a full list of standard features and additional options. Be sure to ask your sales person about any lease or purchase specials on the Fit; and about any service special for this vehicle or your current vehicles that are not being traded in.


Summer Road Trip Destinations


If it's just about time for your vacation and you haven't yet figured out what you are going to do, you might want to take one of these road trips. Of course, the one you choose depends on how much time you have if you're driving. And, if you're driving, be sure to bring your vehicle in to Superior Honda to have it thoroughly checked before you head out on a drive - even if it's a short 3-hour drive.

Asheville, N.C.

You can stay in Asheville and see lots of great things including the French Broad Brewery, the Biltmore and Pisgah National Forest, or you can spend a day or two, and then head up onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. You'll find plenty of places to pull off the sometimes narrow parkway to safety take pictures. Definitely keep your eye pealed for some great photo-taking opportunities, especially if the clouds are low enough.

Mackinac Island, Mich.

Cross the iconic Mackinac Island Bridge to go from the lower to the upper peninsula. Visit Mackinac Island State Park to hike over 70 miles of walking and hiking trails. Mackinac Island State Park was the second national park only to Yellowstone.

Cape Cod, Mass.

When you go out on the Cape, be sure to bring plenty of batteries for the camera - and film if you're not using a digital - and sunscreen. Visit the Chatham Lighthouse, which provided guidance to ships since 1808. You have almost 600 miles of coastline to have fun on -- move from spot to spot so you don't might miss out on something happening up the coast.

Ocean City, N.J.

If you like the beach, carnivals and shopping, then you must visit Ocean City, New Jersey. The 2.5-mile boardwalk provides rides, games, music, food and more. Stop by to see Lucy the Elephant, a 6-story statute that is on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Visit the first national park east of the Mississippi and hike rocky terrain, take a carriage ride or a bike ride, or go on a cruise. Be sure to visit Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain along the east coast. And, be sure to eat plenty of Maine "Lobstah."

As always, before you head out, have your Honda checked at Superior Honda - unless of course you just bought a new Honda in the last few days. Then, you'll be ready to head out on one of the best road trips you've ever taken!

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Honda Among One of the Greenest Brands

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Being "green" is becoming more important to brands as people look for companies that are earth-friendly as part of their buying process. The top four green companies all belong to automakers, including Honda. You can see some of Honda's "green" cars when you visit Superior Honda. Honda beat out companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook - they didn't even make the top 50 greenest list that was published by Fortune.

This year, Honda took third, behind the Number 1 Ford and Number 2 Toyota on the list. The list was first published in 2011. The results come from Interbrand's annual report that ranks the world's 100 most valuable brands. Then, then companies are ranked for greenness based on environmental efforts - this ranking is measured by Deloitte. Furthermore to get in the top spot - or to even make the list - the public has to have a good perception of the company. Interbrand surveys 10,000 people in "large countries" to determine perception.

Will Sarni, a Deloitte consultant, told Fortune that "The companies that made the list are moving beyond greenhouse gas emissions in the supply chain to focus on waste and water use up and down the value chain."

Green companies focus on several things including pollution prevention, recycling, water/energy conservation and sourcing. Pollution prevention means that companies minimize toxins used in a product. It also disposes of the toxins in an appropriate manner. A company that recycles also reduces the amount of waste during the production process. A company will also use recycled materials when it can.

When a company uses renewable sources of energy to create its product, it reduces the amount of water and energy used during manufacturing and distribution. This also lowers the company's overhead and helps to lower waste and pollution.

Last but not least, a company may make the green list if it sources its raw materials from green suppliers. Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive any of the company's green cars, including the Civic hybrid and the Honda Fit with Earth Dreams technology.


2015 Honda CRV AWD with Navi

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If you are in the market for a new vehicle, stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2015 CRV AWD with Navi. The new CRV features a 2.4-liter engine with variable valve control and sequential multi-point fuel injection. It is backed by a mode select five-speed automatic transmission. The engine puts out 185 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. It gets 22 mpg* in the city and 30 mpg* on the highway.

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, a power moon roof, passenger and driver vanity mirrors, heated power door mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, a leather shift knob and upholstery, front dual zone air conditioning with automatic temperature control, front and rear beverage holders and door bins and an overhead console.

Additional features include heated front seats, speed control, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry and a navigation system. Entertainment features include a 6.5-inch primary LCD screen, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a radio data system, MP3 decoder, CD player, two first row monitors, AM/FM/XM radio and seven speakers.

Safety and security features include traction control, electronic stability control, brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, a security system and panic alarm, dual front side impact airbags, an overhead airbag, occupant sensing airbags, dual front impact airbags and ignition disable.

Additional features include a rear window wiper and defroster, front fog lights, delay off headlights, variably intermittent speed-sensitive wipers and a low tire pressure warning system.

The 2015 Honda CRV also has plenty of space for the family. The front features 38 inches of headroom, 41.3 inches of leg room, 54.5 inches of hip room and 58.6 inches of shoulder room. The rear seat features 38.3 inches of leg room, 53.1 inches of hip room, 38.6 inches of head room and 56.4 inches of shoulder room.

For more information on the 2015 CRV, stop by Superior Honda for a test drive today. Be sure to ask your salesperson about additional standard features, options and whether we are holding any sales on the CRV.


The Fast and Furious Honda Civic Type R Feature


If you want a Honda Civic Type R, you may have to go to Europe unless the Honda community can put enough pressure on the auto manufacturer to sell the vehicle at U.S. dealerships like Superior Honda. Because of the cost of getting the Honda Civic Type R approved for sale in the United States, which means making it comply with U.S. regulations, the States have never had an officially imported model.

If you want to see what all the fuss is about, Honda UK recently put up a teaser site for the 2015 Civic Type R. The Type R represents Honda's racing spirit - and the company has a rich racing heritage. Any Type R Honda is a special vehicle, even the NSX-R one-off and the now discontinued Integra-R and has always been seriously hyped by the automotive community. Back in 2012, Takanobu Ito, the president and CEO of Honda, said that the CTR would be the fastest front-wheel-drive in Nurburgring.

The Civic Type R was supposed to be released in 2014 with a naturally aspirated 220-horsepower engine, however, Honda went back to the design mode to make an even higher performing vehicle, thus delaying the release until 2015. To live up to Honda's claims, the Civic Type R will have to beat the 7:54:36 lap record - the fastest time for a front-wheel-drive car - made by the Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R.

Since Honda had to go back to the drawing board, the company went all-out: the Civic Type-R will be the first factory turbocharged performance vehicle in its history. Previously, Honda relied on variable valve timing mechanisms like the VTEC system and high revving engines to give consumers the speed and instantaneous throttle response.

Since fuel economy targets and emissions are becoming more and more demanding, it is becoming more and more difficult to get high horsepower out of a small engine - and do it in an efficient manner. However, Honda managed to combine the 2.0-liter turbo engine with its variable valve timing so that drivers can still get that VTEC experience.

Keep your eyes on this space for more information about the Honda Civic Type-R and to see whether it will ever be released to U.S. dealerships like Superior Honda.


Summertime Adventures in Cincinnati


Now that school is out and the kids are home all day, you may come home to find out that your stay-at-home spouse or babysitter allowed your kids and the neighborhood kids to have the run of the house. You probably can't wait for vacation and are probably online right now looking for ideas for a summer vacation. Instead of buying airline tickets and paying for expensive hotels, consider "touring" your own back yard. With a new vehicle - or a recently serviced vehicle - from Superior Honda, you are ready to get on the road.

Ohio & Erie Canalway: Visit this piece of the past in Stark County. The canalway helped put Ohio on the map during the 1820s, when people were steadily heading west. Visit places along the canalway such as the First Ladies National Historic Site, Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canton Classic Car Museum.

From now through September 18, 2014, the Warren Community Amphitheatre and various other places will host the "Spectacle of Speed." You'll see 36 Packard vehicle Goddess of Speed ornaments. On October 27, 2014, 25 of those statutes will go up for auction. While you're in the area, visit the National Packard Museum to see everything from a 1903 Packard Runabout to the 1958 Packard Hawk. From July 20th through the 22nd, the museum will hold the 18th Annual Car Show Weekend; it will offer driving tours, photography and art shows, plenty of antique Packard vehicle and live entertainment. Be sure to visit the restoration workshop to learn how to restore an antique vehicle.

If your family loves science, be sure to visit COSI in Columbus. Everyone from kids to adults will have fun with entertaining activities and educational exhibits. From July 7th through the 15th, COS will have an interactive outdoor exhibit in downtown Columbus - you'll learn about construction. You'll even get to take home your plastic hardhat.

You can't forget about nature. Chilo Park allows you to get some great views of the Ohio River, kids can play on a steamboat-themed playground and you'll find plenty of picnic areas to rest or eat lunch.

Before you head out on the road bring your vehicle into Superior Honda to get it serviced; or, you can stop by to purchase or lease a brand new Honda - just in time for the summer fun and adventures.

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2014 Honda Crosstour 4WD V6 5dr EX-L

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Are you in the market for a vehicle that is sort of a sedan and sort of an SUV? Well, you should stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2014 Honda Crosstour EX-L four-wheel drive model. It looks like a sedan but it has a hatchback instead of a trunk, and it is four-wheel drive, so you can take it anywhere.

The powertrain features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 278 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The engine is backed by a six-speed manual-shift automatic transmission. This combination gets 19 mpg* in the city, 28 mpg* on the highway and 22 mpg* combined. The engine features cylinder deactivation and variable valve control. It also features sequential multi-port fuel injection and runs on regular unleaded fuel.

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, a power moon roof, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an overhead console, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, front dual-zone air conditioning with automatic temperature control, speed control, a memory seat, illuminated entry and remote keyless entry.

Additional features include heated front seats, power heated door mirrors, a leather steering wheel and shift knob, front and rear center armrests, a lift gate, spoiler and a split folding rear seat.

Entertainment features include seven speakers, a CD player, MP3 decoder, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM radio, wireless phone connectivity, an 8-inch LCD screen and radio data system.

Security and safety features include traction control, electronic stability control, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, a security system and panic alarm, anti-whiplash front head restraints, ignition disable and several airbags.

Additional features include fully automatic delay-off headlights, a rear window wiper and defroster, speed sensitive variably intermittent wipers, front fog lights and a low tire pressure warning system.

For more information about the 2014 Honda Crosstour including a full list of convenience, security, safety and entertainment features, stop by Superior Honda to take a test drive today. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any purchase, lease or service specials for the Crosstour EX-L four-wheel drive model.


Top Roadtrip Destinations

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If you have a vacation coming up and haven't decided where you want to go yet, but have decided you want to take a road trip, consider a place you've never been before. Before you start planning, make sure you bring your vehicle into our service department at Superior Honda to get it checked.

Fall Creek Falls, located at 10821 Park Rd, Pikeville, TN 37367, is a park that offers space for tent camping, RV camping and has cabins. Some cabins are located on the lake while some are on land. The park always has activities, not that you need planned activities with over 22,000 acres to explore. Be sure to hike or drive to all of the falls and take tons of pictures.

Clearwater Beach, located on the western side of middle Florida just outside of Tampa is the place to go if you want to see one of the best beaches in the nation. For this trip, be sure to plan well ahead of time as hotels tend to fill up quickly for the season. If you can't find a suitable hotel on the beach, you can always find a hotel in Tampa, which is about a half hour to 45 minute drive, depending on where you stay in Tampa.

Newport, Rhode Island has many place to stay and tons of nightlife, as does nearby Providence. The town is hosting the annual jazz festival, this is its 60th year. If your trip is going to encompass August 1 through 3, 2014, you might want to take a road trip out to Newport to enjoy the beaches and the jazz festival.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine is located just off Interstate 95 in southern Maine. It is also located just off scenic route 1. From 95, take the exit for 195, that will take you right to New England's premier spot for family vacations. You'll enjoy amusement parks, bike rentals, miniature golf courses, canoe and kayak rentals, deep sea fishing, lobster boat tours and more.

Before you pack up your Honda for a long road trip, be sure to stop by Superior Honda to have it checked if your last maintenance was some time ago. It wouldn't hurt to do the oil change early since you could be putting over 1,000 miles on it.


2015 Honda Pilot EX-L

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The 2015 Honda Pilot EX-L, now available at Superior Honda, features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a variable intake manifold and sequential multi-point fuel injection. The engine is backed by a mode select five-speed automatic transmission. This combination makes 250 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 253 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. The Pilot can tow up to 4,500 pounds.

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, a power moon roof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, heated power door mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, front dual zone air conditioning with automatic temperature control, rear air conditioning, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry and speed control.

Additional features include a leather shift knob, heated front seats, a front and rear center armrest and leather upholstery.

Entertainment features include an 8-inch primary LCD screen, radio data system, Bluetooth, MP3 decoder, CD player, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM radio, 2 gigabytes of internal memory and seven speakers.

Safety and security features include traction control, electronic stability control, brake assist, ABS brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, several airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints, a panic alarm and security system, and ignition disable.

Additional safety and security features include delay off headlights, a rear window wiper and defroster, variably intermittent speed sensitive wipers, front fog lights and a low tire pressure warning system.

In addition, the Pilot has plenty of space for a larger family or for carpooling. The third row features 38.2 inches of headroom, 48.4 inches of hip room, 32.1 inches of leg room and 58.9 inches of shoulder room. The rear features 38.5 inches of rear leg room, 56.9 inches of rear hip room, 39.8 inches of rear headroom, and 62.2 inches of rear shoulder room.

The front features 39.3 inches of front headroom, 41.4 inches of leg room, 58.6 inches of hip room and 61.5 inches of shoulder room.

For more information on the 2015 Honda Pilot EX-L and to take a test drive, stop by Superior Honda today. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or purchase specials; and whether we are running any service specials.


Benefits of Buying a Honda

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You may be torn between buying a Honda and something else, but before you make that decision, consider the benefits of buying a Honda at Superior Honda. The staff at the dealership is more than willing to help you choose between different Honda models, and have no problem with spending time going over the features of the vehicles you are interested in.

In addition to the friendly staff and excellent service you will receive at our dealership when you purchase a vehicle, you will get the same friendly staff and service when you bring your vehicle in for maintenance or to have it repaired.

Our service department only employs Honda factory trained technicians to diagnose and repair your vehicle. This means that it gets done right the first time. Our technicians do everything from oil changes to engine replacement. You'll never have to bring your vehicle to a strange place to have anything repaired on it since we can do it all in our own shop.

You can even schedule a service appointment online instead of calling in. Once you fill out the online form or call our service department, the service manager will contact you with any questions he or she might need to expediently complete the repairs or maintenance on your Honda.

If you have to wait while your vehicle is being repaired or serviced, we do provide free WiFi so that you can get some work done or surf the web. Our remodeled customer lounge also features a 42-inch plasma TV, free coffee and more.

And, that's just the service. Once you stop in to test drive your next car, you will see why Honda models are so popular. They rank high in safety tests, are built with quality materials, and have an excellent warranty. Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive the Accord, Civic, Pilot, Fit or any of the other models on the lot. You'll find that we have something for everyone, including hybrid vehicles.


Honda Spends Millions on YouTube Channel

Honda is going content big. Ford went "there" by tying in with Fox's American Idol, however, Honda is going way past that. The company is spending millions to create a massive YouTube music channel that will feature recorded performances from live concerts and events. The advertising will help you choose your next new vehicle at Superior Honda.

According to Tom Peyton, the assistant vice president of advertising and marketing for American Honda, "We're going to get into the content business." I guess he's not kidding, not with the likes of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Live Nation, YouTube, Vevo and Sean "Diddy" Combs Revolts as teammates.

The new YouTube channel, Honda Stage, will be something along the lines of the Vans Warped Tour, but for automobiles. The new venture is to help sell cars to younger buyers, including the new version of the Honda Fit and the new HRV crossover. Both vehicles are designed for the younger crowd.

Honda will get its music from the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater L.A. These concerts will also be promoted by Clear Channel's radio stations. It will also get music from Live Nation-sponsored concerts across the country, a Honda Stage at the Revolt Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles (for Revolt television), and Honda will have a Honda Stage at major events including the Governors Ball in New York and the Austin City Limits in Texas.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, or you know someone who is and can't make up his or her mind about a vehicle, stop by Superior Honda to test drive one or more sedans, coups or SUVs. Ask your salesperson about any specials we have going on at the time and about the convenience, security, entertainment and safety features of the models you are interested in. Once you are able to compare them side by side, you'll find that your decision just became easy.


Honda Recognized for Environmental Responsibility

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Several companies including Coca-Cola and Microsoft, topped BBMG and GlobeScan's list of most responsible companies as released at the Sustainable Brands 2014 conference. Furthermore, the Union of Concerned Scientists named Honda as one of the "most eco-friendly automakers" in the world. Honda came in second to Hyundai-Kia. Honda vehicles, available at Superior Honda, helped make Honda reach the top of the list.

These surveys and rankings show that consumers are hungry for information about brand sustainability, and a consistent, credible and highly publicized sustainability strategy is an important aspect of gaining customers.

The Union of Concerned Scientists based their opinion of auto brand sustainability on issues including but not limited to the use of turbochargers, the number of hybrid-electric vehicles, the amount of reduction in global warming emissions and fuel efficiency.

The group's 2014 Automaker Rankings report is based on information about the 2013 model year. Global warming emissions for this year were compared to numbers from 1998 to get the percentage of decrease in emissions.

Automakers create sustainability in different ways. Some use smaller, turbocharged engines, some use diesel engines and some have more hybrid vehicles than other auto manufacturers. Furthermore, auto manufacturers are continuously working on new technologies to reduce emissions, including fuel cell vehicles.

The 2014 Honda Accord hybrid sedan features a 2.0-liter gas engine with variable valve control and sequential multi-point fuel injection. The engine is backed by a continuously variable automatic transmission. It makes 122 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm. The electric motor makes 166 horsepower at 3,857 rpm with net hybrid system power rated at 195 horsepower. The hybrid traction battery holds 1 kWh. This combination allows the 2014 Honda Accord hybrid sedan to get 50 mpg* in the city and 45 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and security features include fully automatic headlights, delay-off headlights, variably speed sensitive intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, low tire pressure warning system, traction control, electronic stability control, ABS brakes, brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, a security system and panic alarm and several airbags.

To learn more about why Honda is considered a "green" company and about its sustainability program, and to test drive the 2014 Honda Accord hybrid, stop by Superior Honda today.


2015 Honda Pilot

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Honda has released a new trim level for the Pilot. The Special Edition features convenience, technology and styling upgrades. This "Ultimate Family Adventure Vehicle" is available in five trim levels. The Special Edition trim level, which went on sale on June 3, 2014, and is now available at Superior Honda, takes the "go anywhere, do anything" motto to a new level.

This practical model seats eight people and has a 25 mpg* fuel economy rating for the two-wheel drive model. The four-wheel drive model can tow up to 4,500 pounds. The Special Edition trim level is between the EX and EX-L trim levels. It includes pewter gray aluminum alloy rims, a one-touch-open power moon roof with tilt, special SE badging, a Honda DVD rear entertainment system and SiriusXM radio. Additional features include remote entry, an integrated Class III trailer hitch and a rearview camera, which are standard on all trim levels.

The Special Edition, as well as the rest of the trim levels, features a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with variable cylinder management. The engine is backed by a five-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control. This combination makes 250 horsepower. You can choose from a two-wheel drive vehicle or a four-wheel drive model.

The fully independent suspension and rigid body structure make the Honda Pilot a safe vehicle. The suspension features MacPherson struts, a multilink section in the rear, and is very responsive suspension and cornering capability.

The Pilot is designed and engineered in California and Ohio; and it is built in Alabama. For more information on the 2015 Honda Pilot, for the Special Edition or any of the trim levels, stop by Superior Honda for a test drive and a complete list of convenience, entertainment, security and safety features.


Upgrade Your Grad

Now that your child has graduated from high school, he or she is most likely off to college. What better graduation present can you give other than a car? You won't have to play taxi all summer; and your grad will have something to drive while he or she is away at college. Superior Honda has several used vehicles that would make perfect graduation gifts; and many of them are certified pre-owned vehicles.

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2011 Honda Accord 2.4 EX: This model is listed for $17,000 and includes several airbags, a sunroof with express open and close, a rear defogger, air conditioning, interior air filtration, dusk-sensing headlights, stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, remote window and sunroof operation, heated power mirrors, tinted windows, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, four-wheel ABS brakes, speed proportional power steering and daytime running lights.

2003 Honda Accord 2.4 EX: This model is listed for $5,500 and includes one-touch power windows, passenger airbag, intermittent wipers, cruise control, four-wheel ABS brakes, speed proportional power steering, remote power door locks, a security system and ignition disable.

2012 Honda Accord 2.4 LX: This model lists for $16,800 and includes a rear defogger, overhead console with storage, one-touch power windows, stability control, ABS and driveline traction control, intermittent wipers, cruise control, tinted glass, speed-sensitive wipers, four-wheel ABS brakes, remote window and power door lock operation, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

2012 Honda Accord 2.4SE: This model lists for $18,500 and includes a rear defogger, stability control, eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, ABS and driveline traction control, heated passenger and driver's seat, heated driver's seatback, cruise control, curtain first and second row head airbags, speed-sensitive wipers, four-wheel ABS brakes, leather seats and speed proportional power steering.

These are just a few of the used and certified pre-owned vehicles available at Superior Honda. Buying a pre-owned vehicle may allow you to give your grad more vehicle for the money so that your grad can have the features they want. Visit our website for more information on these vehicles, more choices of used and pre-owned vehicles, and for special Internet pricing.


Get Fit This Summer

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If you are in the market for something that has great fuel economy but also has power, stop by Superior Honda to test drive the 2015 Honda Fit. The new model features a 1.5-liter engine backed by a continuously variable automatic transmission. This combination gets 32 mpg* in the city and 38 mpg* on the highway. The Fit's engine puts out 130 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 114 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm. The engine features variable valve control and runs on regular unleaded fuel.

Convenience features include one-touch up and down windows, a power moon roof, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, vanity mirrors for the driver and passenger, air conditioning, front and rear beverage holders and door bins, speed control, illuminated entry, cruise control, power door mirrors and remote keyless entry.

Entertainment features include a 7-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, an AM/FM stereo, a CD player, MP3 decoder, radio data system, and six speakers.

If you are worried about space for the driver and passengers, the Fit, while small, provides plenty of room for everyone. The front passengers have 38 inches of headroom, 54.8 inches of shoulder room, 41.4 inches of leg room and 51.5 inches of hip room. Rear passengers have 39.3 inches of legroom, 45.1 inches of hip room, 37.6 inches of head room and 52.6 inches of shoulder room.

Safety and security features include brake assist, ABS brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, a security system and panic alarm, a backup camera, engine immobilzer, ignition disable, child safety locks, dual front side impact airbags, an occupant sensing airbag and dual front impact airbags.

Additional features include fully automatic headlights, intermittent wipers, a rear window wiper and defroster, a low tire pressure warning system, outside temperature display, automatic headlights, front fog lights and front reading lights.

Stop by Superior Honda today to test drive the 2015 Honda Fit and to learn more about its convenience, security, entertainment and security features.


Road Trip Checklist

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Before you head out on that summer road trip, be sure to make a checklist of everything you need. This doesn't mean just things for the trip, as you'll have some things to do before you even get in the vehicle.

  • Have your vehicle serviced at Superior Honda. If it has been some time since your last service appointment, but it is not time for service yet, stop by to have the technicians check the fluids, brakes, tires and otherwise give it a good once-over before you leave.
  • Make sure your emergency kit is in place and stocked. This includes extra blankets for those on the road trip, a good first aid kit, extra water, flashlights, batteries and some extra snacks such as granola bars or other items that can ride in the trunk. Go through the kit and replace anything that is out of date.
  • Get games for the kids ready. If they have hand-held game consoles, be sure to have enough games for all of the children, plus some so they can switch out if they get tired of one game.
  • Make sure all phone, game console, portable music device and other battery-run items have fully charged batteries. Bring extra batteries or a charger so you won't have to make an extra stop for batteries.
  • If you're playing road trip games and want to keep score, be sure to bring a pen and paper.
  • Pack clothing for warm and cool weather, even if you don't expect it to be cool. The weather could get cool at night without warning.
  • If you are bringing a cooler with drinks and refrigerated snacks, be sure the cooler has been cleaned and you have enough ice ready to go the night before. If you have to buy ice, just keep it in the freezer so you won't have to stop on your way out of town.
  • Move car seats and pack anything that isn't perishable the night before you leave. This way, you won't have to get up early and fumble with moving a car seat from one vehicle to another or try to arrange everything so it fits in the cargo area of your vehicle.

Stop by Superior Honda to pick up anything else you need for your vehicle. If you need extra oil and wiper fluid for your emergency kit, be sure that has been stocked before you leave.


Rumor Alert! The Civic Type R is Caught

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One of the new vehicles that Honda is coming out with, the Honda Civic Type R, may not even be available in the United States next year. However, things could change because anticipation is high; you just might be lucky enough to see it at dealerships like Superior Honda.

As of May 2014, photographers for Auto Blog saw the Civic Type R being road tested on some of the back roads in Germany. Auto Blog writers say that the newest prototype is better and meaner looking than the concept Honda rolled out at the Geneva Motor Show.

This prototype features fat front fender extensions, a deeply sculpted front air dam and a taller wing. It also features 10-spoke gold wheels. The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 276 horsepower. The transmission is unknown, but may well be Honda's six-speed manual transmission.

Until Honda decides to release the Civic Type R in the United States, you can lease or buy a Civic from Superior Honda. The two-door coupe Si is nothing to sneeze at with a 2.4-liter engine backed by the six-speed manual transmission. This combination makes 205 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 174 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. It gets 22 mpg* in the city and 31 mpg* on the highway. This version runs on premium unleaded fuel.

Safety and security features include brake assist, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, a security system and panic alarm, several airbags, ignition disable, fully automatic headlights, front fog lights, a rear window defroster, a low tire pressure warning system and variably intermittent wipers.

Convenience and entertainment features include a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, one-touch up and down windows, speed control, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, a 7-inch primary LCD monitor, seven speakers, a CD player, radio data system, an MP3 decoder and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink.

Stop by Superior Honda today for more information about the 2014 Honda Civic Si, including a complete list of security, safety, entertainment and convenience options, a list of optional equipment and packages and to test drive the Civic.

Keep your eye on this space for more information about the Civic Type R as it becomes available.


Have a Worry Free Summer in Your Honda

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Servicing your Honda at Superior Honda not only helps to keep repair bills lower, it gives you peace of mind knowing that your Honda is ready to go on any trip. When you bring your vehicle in for service, our factory-trained technicians check for items that tend to wear out over time. This allows you to replace the worn parts before they break and leave you stranded or, worse, before they cause other parts to break.

If something does break on your Honda, our service department uses only certified Honda parts to repair your vehicle unless you otherwise specify. Furthermore, our technicians are experienced in diagnosing the problem, whether it is in the fuel or ignition system, or whether one of the computers or a sensor (usually part of the fuel or ignition system) is malfunctioning.

Our technicians can do everything from the most basic maintenance such as tire rotation and oil changes to engine replacement. We also perform Ohio inspections. Call our service department for an appointment, or use our online scheduling system to schedule your appointment. Once you schedule, a service manager will respond to you via your preferred method of contact. He or she will ask any questions required to service your vehicle, and will confirm your appointment.

Our service department also uses email for scheduling and questions so you can save time when communicating with us.

You have a choice to wait for your vehicle while it is being serviced or you can come back to pick your vehicle up later. If you choose to wait, our service department has a customer lounge with free WiFi, a 42-inch plasma television, tables and chairs for the kids, free coffee and more.

Leaving maintenance and repairs is detrimental to your vehicle. For example, if you hear the brakes squeaking, you should replace them as soon as possible; worn brake pads can cut grooves in the rotors or in severe cases, cause a caliper to overextend. Making this repair sooner rather than later is not only a safety issue, but it can save you money by doing it before other parts are affected.

Contact the service department at Superior Honda today via phone or online to schedule an appointment and feel free to bring your laptop, tablet or phone to connect to our free WiFi.


Rumor Alert! Will the S660 Be Coming Back?


If you like small roadsters with small engines, you might be in for a treat. It is rumored that Honda will start production on the S660 small roadster that was first presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. If Honda decides to release it in the United States, you will be able to test drive it at Superior Honda.

The S660 is expected to follow the footsteps of the "Beat," and it will be built in the Yokkaichi plant. The Japanese plant is owned by Yachiyo Industry, Co., Ltd., and it builds kei-cars and the N-series hatchbacks for Honda. The plant also builds small commercial vehicles such as the Life and Vamos lines.

The S660 small roadster is expected to be powered by a .66-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine, mounted in the middle of the vehicle. This is expected to give the driver of the S660 dynamic driving with excellent stability.

Takanobu Ito, Honda's CEO, stated, "This model embodies the freewheeling thinking of young Honda engineers," and also said that the engineers are devoting their technologies and passion to the S660's development.

Honda has not stated whether the S660 will be released outside of Japan, which means that you may never see it at Superior Honda or any other U.S. dealership. However, this small roadster should sell relatively well here, according to Carscoops.com, so you just might get the chance to test drive it.

Keep your eye on this space for more information about the S660 small roadster as it becomes available. For now, stop by our dealership for a service appointment on your current vehicle or to test drive one of the popular models on our lot, including the Civic, Accord, Pilot, one of the hybrid models, CR-V, CR-Z, Fit, Tour, Odyssey or even the Ridgeline.














*For EV models, 132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 124 city/105 highway/115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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Superior Honda

4777 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45232

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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