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Celebrate the End of Summer with a 2019 Honda Pilot or 2019 Honda Fit

At Swickard Honda, we’re celebrating the end of summer with offes on a variety of our favorite models like the 2019 Honda Fit and 2019 Honda Pilot. Along with Honda financing and lease specials, we’re offering fantastic options across the entire Honda line up.

2019 Honda Pilot

Under the hood of the 2019 Honda Pilot, you’ll find a 3.5L V6 engine that puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and combines with a six-speed automatic transmission. With spacious seating for eight people and a grand total of 109 cubic feet of cargo space, the flexible interior allows you to customize for a solo commute or a family road trip. Plus, you can tow up to 3,500 pounds if you opt for front-wheel-drive and up to 5,000 pounds with all-wheel drive.

2019 Honda Fit LX

Whether you need a car for college or tight-fitting parking spots in the city, the 2019 Honda Fit provides sporty styling and economical performance. If you’re worried about having enough room for all your cargo needs, then don’t despair. This Honda car offers three seating modes for easy transport, while the fourth mode (Refresh) allows you to recline all the seats. Other seating modes include:

  • Utility: With all seats folded in utility mode, you’ll 52 cubic feet of space.
  • Long: For those hauling longer items, then you can fold down both the back seat and your front passenger seat.
  • Tall: Need to fit a taller piece of furniture? In Tall mode, you remove the headrests and fold down seats for up to four feet of vertical space.

Whether you need extra space in the 2019 Honda Pilot or want an easy-to-navigate compact car, like the 2019 Honda Fit, our team is here to help you. Join us at Swickard Honda as we celebrate the end of summer!

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How the 2019 Honda Odyssey Makes Back-to-School Fun

It’s back to school season in Gladstone, OR, and parents are ready for the school routine to start. However, hectic mornings can be stressful. That’s why you’ll find innovative features on the 2019 Honda Odyssey, like the HondaVac®, that makes traveling with kids and hauling all of those school supplies easier than ever. While you’ll find incredible safety technologies on all our Honda cars in Gladstone, OR, this minivan stands out from the crowd when it comes to families.

2019 Honda Odyssey Family-Friendly Features

Why do so many parents choose the 2019 Honda Odyssey? The answer is simple: It offers family-friendly features that make school drop-offs and pick-ups easier than ever. For example, all configurations include the one-motion 60/40 split third-row Magic Seat®. This eliminates much of the stress of trying to get kids out of the third row. On the EX trim, you’ll also find the Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™. You can move the second row towards the center of the vehicle, which makes reaching your smallest passengers easy while also improving access to the third-row seating.

Parents also like the available CabinWatch® system, which allows you to view your kids on your touchscreen even in the dark. Add on the CabinTalk™ system to talk to your kids about their day without shouting over the seats.

You can also add on variety of accessories to keep your vehicle clean, like all-weather floor mats and second-row seat covers. If storage is a concern, then options like our cargo bins and folding cargo mat help you organize supplies while traveling.

With so many options, you’ll have the ability to customize your Honda Odyssey to your specific needs. Alleviate some stress from the school year by stopping into Swickard Honda and checking out the 2019 Honda Odyssey today!

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What Does 2020 Have in Store For Honda?

Are you looking for a unique special edition model or want an updated version of the classic hatchback? As 2020 Honda models begin arriving on our lots, we’re exciting for updated versions of our favorites. Discover what makes the 2020 Honda Accord Hatchback different, or get behind the wheel of the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition. At Swickard Honda, we’re excited to fill you in on these new models.

2020 Honda Fit

This new model isn’t quite ready for delivery yet. However, word has it that the 2020 Honda Fit will get a significant refresh in 2020. While the engine won’t change significantly, the exterior will offer a sportier design. This subcompact model provides efficiency that city drivers need and it is easy to navigate in tight spaces.

2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition

For those who need more space but want something different, then the 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition fits the bill. On the outside, you’ll notice the Black Edition grille and blacked-out trim. New wheel styles, including black-painted alloy wheels, add a distinct look. Plus, the special crystal black pearl paint is beautiful. Inside this SUV you’ll find the Black Edition style with red LED accent lighting and red stitching on the front and second-row captain’s chairs.

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback

Honda listened to drivers and now offers the customer-favorite six-speed manual transmission on more than the base trim! Along with transmission options, you’ll find a better-insulated cabin and a quieter ride. Plus, Honda added eight speakers to the Sport trim instead of the previous model year’s four-speaker sound system.

With the year more than halfway over, our team at Swickard Honda is excited about what the new Honda models will bring to the table. Stay tuned for the latest news or contact our team to schedule your test drive today.

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How to Avoid Common Road Hazards Around Portland, OR

Whether you’re driving a daily commute or heading off on vacation, staying safe on the road is the top priority for you and your family. However, road hazards can abound, especially in warm weather, and leave drivers unsure of how to react. So today we want to share some tips for how to deal with these common hazards.

Construction Zones

Not only can construction cause congestion on the highway, but it also comes with extra stress. Workers and trucks can come into your lane without warning. Plus, heavy equipment could block your view of the road ahead. When approaching a work zone, it’s a good idea to take precautions like:

  • Slowing down
  • Moving over
  • Staying alert

Inclement Weather and Road Conditions

Although we won’t have any snow on the ground in the Portland area for months, we can still get rain and fog during the late summer in Oregon. When it’s raining, it’s a good idea to slow down and increase the distance between yourself and the next car, as rain can mix with oil from vehicles to make the roads slick. When driving in fog, be sure to only use your regular headlights, as high beams can reflect back into your line of vision.

Distracted Drivers and Pedestrians

Distraction comes in many shapes and forms. Other drivers the road may be intoxicated, inexperienced, or using their phone. The same goes for people walking or riding a bicycle. This means you need to practice defensive driving to ensure that you’re ready to stop if an obstacle, car, or human, enters the roadway. Check your mirrors, stay aware of what’s in your blind spots, and slow down.

Although it’s impossible to predict what’ll happen on the highway, by staying alert, you can help protect yourself and your family. At Swickard Honda, you’ll find a variety of new and used Honda cars. Our team can help you choose the safety features that are important to you. Plus, we offer onsite Honda service and repair for all of your car needs.