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Find the Honda Passport Trim Level that Best Fits Your Lifestyle!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
White 2019 Honda Passport Towing an ATV on a Trail

What Are the 2019 Honda Passport Trim Levels and Features?

Set to arrive at dealerships later this year, the all-new 2019 Honda Passport is a breath of fresh air in the Honda model lineup that will cater to adventurous families on the go. With many car shoppers chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel of the five-passenger Honda Passport, many want to know – what are the 2019 Honda Passport trim levels and features? Find the Honda Passport trim level that best fits your lifestyle with this quick guide provided by Howdy Honda! (more…)

Howdy Honda Priority Spotlight: Coupe vs. Sedan – which is right for you?

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
2012 Honda Accord Coupe in Central Texas

2012 Honda Accord Coupe

When in search of a new car, there are a lot of factors to consider. But one that you have to hash out early in the process is wether you want your new car to be a coupe (2-door) or sedan (4-door). Keep in mind that this decision is more than just looks and style alone.

The car you drive reflects your personality and there are many vehicles that are available in both coupe and sedan versions, like the Honda Accord and Honda Civic. If style is important to you, then a coupe might be the best option. A coupe has a sleeker design, but there are plenty of sedans out there that have a high style factor as well.

2012 Honda Accord Sedan in Central Texas

2012 Honda Accord Sedan

If you need to haul multiple passengers or carry cargo often, then a sedan has a slight edge. A coupe will often be trimmed down in the back, which will cut down on your overall interior volume. You can still pack people in the back of most coupes, but it is something to consider.

In the end, it always comes down to your lifestyle and need preference. Or, you could buy one of the 4-door coupes on the market that are becoming somewhat of a trend. However, if you’re indecisive, come down to Howdy Honda and test drive both.

Howdy Honda Priority Spotlight: Automatic vs Manual Transmission?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Howdy Honda Priority Spotlight: Automatic vs Manual Transmission?

Howdy Honda Priority Spotlight: Automatic vs Manual Transmission?

You probably already decided which type of transmission you are going to have on your next car. However, the decision should really depend on what type of driving you usually do. For city driving an automatic transmission is usually recommended, but for driving in rougher terrain (steep curves, mountains, mud, etc) a manual transmission is your best choice. Why is this? What is really the difference between the two?  




An automatic transmission offers drivers an easy way to drive a vehicle as the vehicle does all the shifting automatically. This allows for drivers to put more attention on the road itself and allows drivers to survey the elements surrounding them on a more frequent basis. Vehicles outfitted with automatic transmissions also are much easier to drive in large cities due to the frequent stop-and-go traffic, which can give owners of a vehicle with a manual transmission a headache.




Manual transmissions may be known as ‘harder’ to drive, but they offer a wide variety of benefits to drivers as well. The most popular reason why drivers select a vehicle with a manual transmission is efficiency, as manual transmissions offer more efficient fuel economy. Another big advantage of a manual transmission is that vehicles with a manual transmission are often-times cheaper than vehicles with an automatic transmission. Lastly, those who prefer a manual transmission like the added ‘control’ that it gives them behind the wheel as they (drivers) are the ones shifting the vehicle from one gear to the next.


Although each transmission offer a pros and cons, the final decision  should come down to the type of driving you engage in and what  you need your car to do for you (be fuel efficient, performance, etc). Honda has a quite a few models that come with a manual transmission: Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda Fit, and the Honda CR-Z. They are definitely worth a look as the y have top safety, reliability and resale value ratings. Give us a call at 512-443-4300 to schedule a test drive.

Source:What’s The Difference Between Manual And Automatic?

Howdy Honda Priority Spotlight: Fuel Economy

Friday, April 20th, 2012
Howdy Honda Priority Spotlight: Fuel Economy
Howdy Honda Priority Spotlight: Fuel Economy

In a recent 2011 study conducted by Maritz Research, more than 40 percent of car consumers look at fuel economy as an “extremely important” option when shopping for a new vehicle. Taking that fact one step further, the annual study also found that 1 in 3 consumers believe that fuel efficiency will play the largest impact regarding the next vehicle they purchase. That percentage is even higher among younger buyers.

Fuel efficiency numbers are evolving strongly due to the millennial age group, ranging from late teens to early 30’s, and their large emphasis on fuel economy. 46 percent of Millennials view fuel economy as “extremely important” during their new vehicle search; this is the single highest percentage in any other age group by a landslide. Of those 46 percent, 41 percent believe that fuel economy is the single most important option when buying a new vehicle.

If you’re one of those seeking optimal fuel efficiency on your next car, you might want to check out some Honda models. Honda is renowned for fuel-efficiency because of their hybrid, electric and fuel-cell vehicle selection, and the EcoAssist technology they have implemented over the years. Some of the most fuel efficient Hondas we have here are: Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight and the Honda CR-Z.

The Honda Civic Hybrid offers a stunning 44 miles-per-gallon that will keep your money where it belongs, in your wallet. This also holds true for both the Honda Insight and the Honda CR-Z, as the Insight gets an average of 43 miles-per-gallon and the sporty CR-Z averages at 34 miles-per-gallon.

Modern buyers, like you, expect the best possible fuel-economy out of their new car; I mean, we expect it too! If you think about it, not only it saves money, but it’s also much better for our planet. The Earth’s resources are finite and we can help decrease our carbon footprint by being more efficient with our car’s fuel consumption. Cue saving-the-world music.

Howdy Honda’s Priority Spotlight: Gizmos and Gadgets (Technology)

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
honda cr-v austin
Howdy Honda’s Priority Spotlight: Gizmos and Gadgets (Technology)

What car feature will be indispensable for you on your next car purchase? Many different factors lead you to purchase the vehicles that you do. For some, the latest specs and technology weigh more heavily than other features like, say, cargo space. Here at your Austin Honda dealer, we think that in-car tech gadgets, like rearview cameras, have started to play a major role in everyone’s ultimate decision.Brand loyalty is a powerful thing, especially in the automotive industry, and a huge determining factor of that in the foreseeable future will be based heavily on the latest technology systems offered by car manufacturers.

With that being said, how well do current vehicles stack up with regards to technology? If you look at the top 15 vehicles sold last month, which account for 1/3 of vehicles sold, you’ll find that each featured at least some iPod/USB compatibility as well as Bluetooth capabilities.

Honda has really put their foot on the gas with respect to their in car entertainment options. Besides being credited with developing some of the world’s most technologically advanced systems under the hood of your car; Honda is getting serious about in-car technology. For example, the new 2012 CR-V comes standard with rearview camera, Pandora integration and SMS messaging. STANDARD! That means that you can get the most basic CR-V and still get all of this awesome technology.

The gadgets on the 2012 CR-V are definitely something worth checking out. Let us know on Facebook or Twitter what in-car technology you want in your next car?