Recently purchased a new Honda Civic? You may just have an Easter egg waiting to be discovered in your new car’s interior, hiding in plain sight.
Despite its reputation as a top-tier automotive manufacturer, Honda has a motorsport-rich heritage and it pays tribute to this history in the place you would least likely expect – the center console mat.
Reach inside your center console, pull out that small piece of rubber at the bottom, turn it over, and take a look. On 10th generation Honda Civics, you'll find a small nod to Honda’s motoring success in the form of retro racers, motorcycles, planes, and tech.
There are reportedly as many as five different mats out there, each one inscribed with “The Power of Dreams” and depicting various Honda motorcycles, race cars, and even Honda's ASIMO robot.
Next time you get behind the wheel of your new Civic, cross your fingers and check your center console mat and hopefully a little piece of Honda’s storied history will be right under your fingertips.
Don't yet have a Honda Civic? What are you waiting for? For pricing and availability info, browse our new Honda Civic online inventory, call us, or stop by our neighborhood location.
KBB award-winning new Honda vehicles available today in Brockton
Once again Honda models dominated the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, placing 5 different nameplates on the exclusive list.
Honda models took home an industry-leading 5 category wins in the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, including:
2020 Honda Civic: Compact Car – The fun-to-drive, 6-time winner was praised for its high value, strong resale value, reliability, and for setting the bar for the compact car segment.
2020 Honda Accord: Midsize Car – This 5-time winner of this popular family car segment boasts long-term affordability, a timeless design, an upscale feel, and a quiet, comfortable ride.
2020 Honda CR-V: Compact SUV – Praised by KBB for its revamped look, uncluttered styling, and spacious room for five passengers, this 5-time winner continues to be the benchmark in the compact-SUV class with its features, utility and everyday dependability
2020 Honda Odyssey: Minivan – This 5-time winner is no stranger to dominating the minivan category, having received acclaim for its superb quality and utility, comfortable seating for up to 8, abundant safety features, and convenience features.
2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Plug-In Hybrid Car – A 3-time winner praised for its 48-mile pure-EV range* and fuel efficiency, superb driving dynamics, and impressive cargo space and interior utility.
In a year-round effort, KBB Best Buy award-winners are expertly-assessed to determine the best combination of interior room, amenities, comfort, quality of materials and build, infotainment systems, cost to own, overall ease of use, and more.
Award-Winning Hondas Ready For You
For pricing and availability information, browse our new Honda online inventory, call us at (508) 928-8591, or stop by at 300 Manley St, Brockton MA.
For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
*110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline-only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving-range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving-range rating. Based on 2020 EPA ratings. 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-pack age/condition and other factors.
Winter isn’t coming, it’s already here! And with winter comes the dangers of driving in snowy, icy, and other adverse situations. Before you hit the road to Boston or Stoughton, it’s best to prepare for the dangers of driving in the snow.
Dangers of Winter Driving
Ice: Even if it’s not freezing cold outside, ice, especially black ice, makes for dangerous driving conditions since it’s difficult to see until it’s too late and causes a loss of traction, making it tough to steer and stop.
Rust: While salt is helpful and effective in keeping the roads free of dangerous ice, it is also very corrosive, meaning it can lead to paint and rust damage if left unattended. Getting regular car washes throughout winter is a good solution to protecting your car’s exterior.
Electrical System: A car’s operating efficiency is challenged by cold, winter conditions, so it’s important to have the battery, ignition system, and lights all regularly inspected to ensure proper functionality.
Limited Visibility: Winter brings with it less hours of sunlight, gray skies, and snow, of all which negatively impact your visibility while driving and putting you in a more dangerous driving situation.
Winter Driving Tips
What are some of the best ways for driving in the snow? Here are our top winter driving tips:
Safety Kit: Having a just-in-case safety kit in your car’s trunk could be life saving if an emergency should develop. Such items could include a small snow shovel, flashlight, gloves, ice scraper, and blanket.
New Wiper Blades: If your windshield has been streaky lately, consider OEM wiper blades that are designed to retain optimal visibility, especially in adverse conditions.
Winter Tires: The traction between your tires and the road determines how well your vehicle is able to accelerate, turn, and most importantly, stop. Winter/snow tires are designed to give you the best traction possible when driving in winter conditions, such as ice and snow.
Brakes: Speaking of being able to stop in winter conditions, inspecting your brakes is critical as they are responsible for actually stopping your vehicle. When driving in winter conditions, be sure to keep steady pressure on the brake pedal and to not brake suddenly.
Honda Genuine Replacement Battery & Battery Service near Boston
Can't remember the last time you replaced your car's battery? A car's battery is the heart of its electrical system and a critical competent that's adversely affected by cold weather. And there’s nothing worse than a dead car battery during these cooler winter months. Not only is it frustrating and unexpected, but it can lead to unsafe situations.
That’s why here at Ocean Honda of Brockton, we offer a Free Battery Diagnostic Test as part of our multi-point inspection. Not sure if your battery is dying?
Symptoms of a Dying Battery:
Slow cranking when you start vehicle
Clicking noises when turning the key
Interior lights start to dim
Dashboard battery warning light stays illuminated when your vehicle is running
You need to jumpstart your vehicle
Honda Genuine Batteries
If your Honda is experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule an online service appointment today for a free battery test. And if it’s time for a new one, choose a Honda Genuine Battery that’s backed by a 100-month limited warranty – one of the best in the industry.
We install only Genuine Honda replacement batteries, which are designed to meet your vehicle’s original specifications. So you can leave confident in the quality and fit of your new battery. Come on in and we’ll make sure you’re powered up and ready to go, too.
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American's Best Selling Crossover gets a fresh new style in Brockton MA
Now available in Brockton is the reliable, fuel-efficient, and fun-to-drive, redesigned 2020 Honda CR-V, featuring refreshed styling, innovative qualities, and advanced powertrains, with a forthcoming CR-V Hybrid launching in early 2020.
The 2020 CR-V Hybrid will be first electrified SUV from Honda in the U.S, joining the Accord Hybrid and Insight as other electrified Hondas built in the U.S. America’s best-selling crossover for the past 22 years benefits not only from the new hybrid-electric model, but also sees major upgrades such as a bolder front and rear styling, redesigned wheels, and standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology. All models (non-hybrid) are now powered by a standard 1.5 liter turbo engine, formerly available only in EX and above trims.
"The Honda CR-V is the best-selling CUV over the past two decades and the updates we've made to the 2020 model, including a new hybrid-electric variant, solidify its position as a leader in the compact SUV market," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior V.P. of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co. "The CR-V Hybrid also signifies our direction to bring Honda hybrid-electric technology to all core models and to invest in the production of electrified vehicles in America."
Powered by an advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain, the 2020 CR-V Hybrid combines two electric motors and operates without needing a typical automatic transmission for smooth and seamless power delivery similar to a pure electric vehicle, and also enjoys a wide range of electric-only operation.
Because the hybrid battery pack and its control systems are housed under the cargo floor, the CR-V Hybrid maintains stellar cargo utility, including a 60/40 split rear seatback with a flat load floor. All-wheel drive is available for the CR-V Hybrid, a first for Honda's two-motor hybrid system in the U.S, which activates an electronic clutch when available traction is low and transmits the appropriate level of power from the electric motor to the rear wheels. Total system horsepower reaches a peak of 212 (up from 190 HP on the non-Hybrid CR-V), along with an expected 50% increase in the EPA city fuel economy rating compared to the CR-V.
For non-hybrid CR-V models, all trims are powered by the efficient 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine, rated at 190 horsepower, and include available front- or all-wheel drive configurations.
Sophisticated Interior and Exterior Styling
The 2020 CR-V continues Honda’s legacy of first-class interior space and exterior styling. A more upscale and rigorous exterior features a more aggressive look in front with a more pronounced chrome grill, including round LED fog lights, with the Hybrid model getting hybrid badging, a distinctive blue Honda logo in the center of the grille, and distinctive bar-type fog lights with five LEDs.
In the rear, new features include dark-tinted taillights, dark chrome treatment for the garnish below the rear glass, and 18-inch wheels with a dark gray and machined finish. The CR-V Hybrid Touring trims receive hybrid badges on the hatch, a unique rear bumper, and a hidden tailpipe. Three new exterior colors are available for the 2020 model: Sonic Gray Pearl and Radiant Red Metallic and new Aegean Blue Metallic.
On the inside, the CR-V Hybrid stands out from non-hybrid models with its unique interior trim, featuring the new push-button gear selector flanked by three switches for Econ, Sport, or EV mode, which allows CR-V Hybrid to operate under electric-only power. Also unique to the Hybrid model is the instrument panel, featuring a display for power/charge status, as well as a driver-selectable display for power distribution and regeneration.
Additional in-vehicle technology includes:
Color TFT driver-information interface center meter display
Available 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
Available remote engine start
Available dual-zone climate control, and more.
Advanced Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology
All 2020 Honda CR-Vs now come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including:
Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning and pedestrian sensing capability
Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow
Lane Keeping Assist
Added driver-assistive technologies include available blind spot information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Auto High Beam headlights, with CR-V Hybrid models benefiting from the ingenious new Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System, meant to increase awareness by pedestrians when travelling under electric-only power.
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Top Resale Value Honda models available in Brockton MA
Five Honda models – one for each vehicle type Honda produces – won multiple honors in the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards.
A Honda electrified vehicle (2019 Honda Insight), passenger car (2019 Honda Civic), SUV (2019 Honda HR-V), minivan (2019 Honda Odyssey), and pickup truck (2019 Honda Ridgeline) all won their respective segments, while the Ridgeline placed in the top 10 for Best Overall Resale value.
Best Hybrid Car – 2019 Honda Insight: The all-new 2019 Insight includes automatic climate control, a multi-angle rearview camera, the active safety features of Honda Sensing, and the fuel-economy bliss of 50+ miles per gallon.
Best Compact Car – 2019 Honda Civic: The benchmark of compact cars, the 2019 Civic is reliable, fun-to-drive, offers a wide variety of models from, and is also KBB.com's Small Car Best Buy award winner five consecutive years.
Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2019 Honda HR-V: This versatile SUV features superb gas mileage, a budget-friendly starting price, and versatile seating and cargo options.
Best Minivan – 2019 Honda Odyssey: This back-to-back KBB Best Resale Value Award winner (minivan category) features the minivan necessities, such as seating for eight, sliding side doors, vast cargo area, several safety features, and more.
Top 10 – 2019 Honda Ridgeline: With the comfort and driving familiarity of an SUV and the flexible versatility of a midsize pickup truck, the 2019 Ridgeline delivers clever features and excellent resale value.
Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards are among the most coveted honors in the automotive industry as they recognize outstanding vehicles that are leaders in retaining their value over the first 60 months of new-vehicle ownership, which is a very good indicator of a model's overall value-retention ability.
Getting behind the wheel of a new car is always a great experience, but even better is knowing that your new Honda will keep its value long after you drive off the lot.
Let us help you find the right vehicle for you so that no matter if you keep it six months or six years, your vehicle will always have a high retained value.
For pricing and availability info, browse our new Honda online inventory, call us at (508) 928-8591, or stop by at 300 Manley St in Brockton MA.
For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. The vehicle's projected resale is specific to 2019.Source: HondaNews.com
Adventure awaits you in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, launching into Ocean Honda of Brockton this month.
Slotting between the compact CR-V and the larger, family-focused Pilot, the 2019 Honda Passport comfortably seats five for adventures anywhere and everywhere.
Rugged roads require a rugged, smart SUV. The 2019 Honda Passport delivers a unique blend of on- and off-road capabilities due to a variety of all-terrain features, such as:
Available i-VTM4 torque-vectoring AWD system
280-horsepower, 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine
5,000-pound towing capacity
Fully independent suspension
Intelligent Traction Management
Standard 20-inch alloy wheels
LED fog lights
While the 2019 Honda Passport’s unparalleled exterior is eye-catching, the versatile interior demands just as much attention as it features:
Best-in-class passenger space
Best total interior volume
Large underfloor storage area
Over 50 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row
Over 100 cubic feet with the second row folded down
Stay Connected (While You Disconnect)
Both rugged and tech-friendly, the 2019 Honda Passport comes fully-loaded with premium tech features for both play and peace of mind, including:
Available in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi
Standard Honda Sensing safety suite
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
Hands-free power tailgate
Multi-angle rearview camera
8-inch Display Audio system
Heated and ventilated front seats
Wireless phone charging
Remote engine start
Available in Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite trims, the Passport can accommodate a multitude of outdoor gear, such as bikes, kayaks, skis, snowboards, and whatever else you need for your many adventures to come.
Award-winning Honda vehicles available today in Brockton
It’s that time of the year again….when multiple Honda models win Kelley Blue Book’s annual Best Buy awards!
With an industry-leading 6 category wins, Honda models took home the following Kelley Blue Book (KBB) honors:
2019 Honda Civic: Compact Car – This 5-time winner was praised for its fuel-efficient engines, affordable price, reliability, and high value.
2019 Honda Accord: Midsize Car – The 4-time winner of this popular segment was admired for its spacious and stylish interior, standard Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features, and reputation for quality and low cost of operation.
2019 Honda CR-V: Compact SUV – A 4-time winner that was noted for its appeal with first-time buyers and long-standing reputation of reliability.
2019 Honda Pilot: Midsize SUV – Seating up to 8 passengers, this 4-time winner’s style, comfortability, refinement, and standard Honda Sensing suite make for the perfect road-trip car.
2019 Honda Odyssey: Minivan – KBB notes that this 4-time winner makes a strong case for the “best family car in the world” as it includes several safety features and a family-friendly design.
2019 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Electric/Hybrid Car – A 2-time winner praised for its driving dynamics, features, safety, comfort, and appeal to both EV fans and old-school road trippers.
KBB Best Buy award-winners are the result of a year-long process in which experts assess vehicles’ best combinations of affordability, quality, driving dynamics, dependability, and low cost to own.
Award-Winning Hondas Ready For You
It’s no coincidence that Best Buy winners are usually segment best-sellers too! So, when will you make your VIP appointment to test drive our award-winning Hondas? Let us know in the comments section below!
For pricing and availability info, browse our new Honda online inventory, call us, or stop by our neighborhood location.
For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.