The Odyssey and Accord are both award-winning Honda vehicles, and they’re receiving recognition from a wide range of venues and organizations. Good Housekeeping magazine recently gave these vehicles the 2018 “Best New Car” awards, each of which took first place in sedan and minivan segments, respectively.
According to Honda, the Good Housekeeping award works in tandem with Car and Driver in order to rate the top vehicles in the industry, which only adds to the prestige of these awards. Good Housekeeping is looking for new vehicles that have the best value, safety, reliability, handling, interior design, comfort, and technology. The judges for the award also look for “NVH,” or noise, vibration, and harshness. In short, Good Housekeeping is looking for an all-around, real-world experience.
The magazine was particularly impressed with the infotainment on the Accord, stating, “A winner of the second year, this car had a roomy interior, a large trunk and above-average standard safety features that our experts appreciated…You won’t find a better ride at this price.”
The Odyssey also has some smart design features that set it apart, as well as a roomy interior and tons of safety features. If you’re looking for a minivan that’s safe and reliable, the Odyssey is for you.
You can test drive the 2018 Odyssey and the 2018 Accord at Lee’s Summit Honda. See all of their features up close and in person during your next visit.
It’s that time of year: cold, cold, and more cold. If you’re still waiting for that lovely spring weather to roll in, don’t fret. There is plenty to do in Lee’s Summit that puts you inside in the warmth – and lets you have plenty of fun.
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There’s nothing like a night out at the movies for a simple and fun time. B&B Theatres has the latest movies you won’t want to miss and offers a pretty extensive food menu if you’re craving lots of movie snacks (or meals).
Lee’s Summit Historical Museum
Learn about your city by taking a trip to this downtown museum. Here, you’ll learn all about the history of Lee’s Summit, all experienced within the old 1905 train depot.
Landmark 2 Skate Center
You might not want to go ice skating during the already-frigid temperatures, but you can go roller skating to stay warm. This skate center and roller rink is a fun activity with the whole family or with friends.
If you’re the crafty type, then this is the perfect indoor getaway for you. At Pinspire, you’re provided with plenty of material and open craft hours to work on your personal crafts. You can also attend and set-up organized crafting events.
At Lee’s Summit Honda, we are proud to serve the Lee’s Summit community. If you’re looking for a new vehicle this winter, stop by and see us for a test drive.
When Motor City makes a proclamation about a motor vehicle, consumers should take note. This year, the 2018 Honda Accord has been named the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year.
Despite the fact that many new car buyers are opting for crossovers, SUVs, and trucks over traditional cars, the Honda Accord has maintained strong sales numbers for over 40 years thanks to its well-known reliability, fresh styling, and overall high quality. This tenth generation of the Honda Accord model features a sleeker exterior aesthetic, a more spacious cabin for front and rear seats, the biggest trunk in its segment. Plus, it comes with a 192-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, a first for the Accord model line.
The winner of the Detroit Free Press Car of the Year award is determined after automotive experts thoroughly assess mainstream vehicles in seven categories: value, innovation, design, technology, safety, capability, and efficiency. The judging process is rigorous, but that did not stop the Honda Accord from scoring the top spot.
If you would like to see just what it is about the 2018 Honda Accord that has Motor City’s motor experts so excited, stop by Lee’s Summit Honda today and take it for a test drive!
There’s shopping to do, cooking to be done, and a whole house to decorate before Christmas arrives. There’s no denying it; it can be a stressful time of the year. This holiday season, save some time and money with these wonderfully simple Christmas decoration hacks from Lee’s Summit Honda.
Make a last-minute office supply Christmas tree
Whether you just couldn’t find time to get a real tree or you have an empty wall that will look out of place for your holiday party, you’re in luck. Use Post-It notes from your office to quickly throw together an undeniably cute Christmas tree wall decoration. You’re guests won’t even know you did it all last minute!
Decorate with what you have
You don’t have to spend a lot to fill your house with festive flair for Christmas. If you still have fall gourds around the house, paint them white for adorable snowman decorations. And when it comes to wreaths, skip the greenhouse and use trimming from your tree or from around your yard to make your own.
Cookie cutter ornaments
If your Christmas tree is looking a little bare or if you’re in need of last minute gift for a guest, Christmas themes cookie cutters make simple and fun Christmas tree ornaments. Just be sure to wash them after you’re done baking!
If finances are a source of stress for you during the Holiday season, we’re here to help. With some careful planning and thoughtful decision making, there are plenty of ways to save money during the Holidays. Use these tips from Lee’s Summit Honda to cut back on your spending this year.
Budget First, Spend Later
Before you even think about making your shopping list, plan out your budget. Take a look at your finances and decide how much you’re comfortable with spending. Then you can go from there and make up your shopping list based on your budget, rather than trying to find the money to afford everything on an unrealistic wish list.
Put Away Your Credit Cards
It’s easy to overspend when you rely on your credit cards. Do your future self a favor by keeping the credit cards out of the holiday shopping game if at all possible. Instead, pay in cash. This will keep you aware of what you’re spending and help you stay in budget.
If sending holiday cards is part of your tradition, consider sending E-cards instead this year. You’ll save a significant amount of money on cards and stamps but can still send a memorable, warm greeting to family and friends.
If you need a new vehicle to lug around all of those gifts, or you want to treat yourself for the holiday season, stop by Lee’s Summit Honda today.
The 2018 Honda Accord brings unprecedented style and athleticism to the mid-size sedan segment. Designed to stand out from the crowd, the new Honda Accord features a turbocharged engine, improved fuel economy, and more safety features. All of that and more has led to the Japanese automaker making a $267 million investment in its Ohio production facilities.
The $267 million investment will bring 300 new jobs and increase total production capacity at the Marysville, Ohio facility. That plant will receive the majority of the investment, $220 million, while the Anna, Ohio engine plant will see $47 million.
The Marysville location will have $165 million going to the construction of a new welding department that will house 342 new welding robots. The massive investment will increase total production capacity to 440,000 vehicles per year with the possibility of adding more volume to accommodate high 2018 Accord sales.
While Honda executives aren’t giving exact sales projections, they’re expecting sales increases thanks to the Honda Accord’s new design.
The Anna, Ohio engine plant will use the $47 million for retooling. That facility will build the Accord’s new turbocharged engine.
We here at Lee’s Summit Honda are proud to see Honda continuing to invest in American facilities!
The Honda S2000 CR was a special trim level of the popular roadster. It saw a limited run for the 2008 and 2009 model years before the model was discontinued altogether. While production was limited, it never reached the expected amount. As a result, only 699 examples of the Honda S2000 CR are available, and one of them recently went up for auction.
The Honda S2000 CR drew attention from enthusiasts around the country when it went up on Bring a Trailer. The model is currently in located in New Jersey and has had four owners, according to the vehicle history report. At nearly 10 years old, it has 89,000 miles on the odometer.
The rare roadster comes stocked with a 2.2-liter F22C four-cylinder engine that delivers 237 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Inside, the roadster features Alcantara and cloth seats instead of the standard leather seating.
Perhaps most interesting is the paintjob. Of the 699 S2000 CRs produced, only 200 bore the Apex Blue Pearl color.
The 2008 Honda S2000 CR ended up topping the $15,000 mark, further proving that demand is still high for the limited-production roadster.
We here at Lee’s Summit Honda are proud to see Honda vehicles proving their longevity on the roadways.
As engine technology improves, cars can do a lot more with a lot less. That is why the 10th generation Honda Accord is saying goodbye to the V6 engine in favor of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. While some shoppers may be disappointed in this change, all indications show that this will be a thrilling update.
The base engine, though, will be a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder, which is the same engine found in the Civic and CR-V. It will be paired with a continuously variable transmission.
As for the 2.0T engine, it could very well be the most powerful one in its class. In addition, this engine will come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can also opt for a six-speed manual with either engine.
Along with a new engine lineup, the 2018 Accord will have sleek new styling. While the official design hasn’t been released, we have seen quite a few spy photos of camouflaged prototypes out on the road for testing. Based on the details we can see, the Accord will have more dynamic styling that will help it stand out more from the crowd.
Here in America, there are few things we love more than barbecue on hot summer days. While there are a lot of different kinds of barbecue, we know which one is the best—Kansas City barbecue. If you have ever wondered where this delicious food got its start, read below for the history of Kansas City barbecue.
Henry Perry is considered the father of Kansas City barbecue. He served slow-cooked ribs for just 25 cents a slab starting in 1908. He operated out of a trolley barn located at 19th and Highland. Perry came from Memphis, Tennessee, which is why Memphis barbecue and Kansas City barbecue are somewhat similar. However, Kansas City barbecue tends to use more varieties of meats and more sauce.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Perry’s restaurant was a cultural center, especially during the heyday of Kansas City Jazz. Two brothers, Charlie and Arthur Bryant worked with Perry and after Perry’s death, they took over. In 1946, the restaurant was renamed Arthur Bryant’s and is still one of the most popular barbecue restaurants in the country.
Another popular spot is Gates and Sons Bar-B-Q, which was started by Arthur Pinkard and George Gates in 1946.
Here at Lee’s Summit Honda, we love calling Kansas City home and we love us a good dinner of Kansas City barbecue.
Automation has come a long way in recent years and in many ways, it has made jobs safer, increased production, and helped create things that otherwise wouldn’t exist. Now Honda is stepping up its technology game with something that will likely see mixed reactions from home owners. Meet Miimo, the first robotic lawn mower available in the United States.
That’s right; Honda really went there. Not only has the Japanese brand brought a speedy Civic with high fuel economy, but now they’re making home ownership a little easier as well. Where does it end?
Miimo is available in two models and will be available at Honda dealerships this summer. The robotic lawn mower operates in a similar fashion to a Roomba vacuum. Miimo features three mowing settings: Random, for large lawns, Directional, for smaller lawns, and Mixed, for lawns in between.
As though that isn’t efficient enough, Miimo is also self-charging, and will return to the docking station when it needs to be charged. Plus, it only takes around an hour to reach a full charge.
“For customers who want to be on the cutting edge of technology, have busy lifestyles and don’t have the time for lawn care, or for customers who don’t enjoy cutting the grass, Miimo is the high-tech approach to achieving a beautiful yard,” said Michael Rudolph, Vice President of Honda Power Equipment.
We here at Lee’s Summit Honda can’t help but be a little excited about Honda’s new robotic lawn mower.