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The Joplin community is important to the team at Roper Honda, and we love supporting our local restaurants and businesses. It doesn’t matter if we’re grabbing a slice of cheesecake at the Red Onion Café, trying on a new pair of shoes at Runaround, or satisfying our sweet tooth at Candy House Gourmet: we know spending in our community makes it stronger.

Unfortunately, we can’t satisfy our urge to buy local when it comes to a new vehicle since there aren’t any auto factories near Joplin. But did you know you can support American manufacturing by driving a Honda? That’s right—even though Honda is headquartered in Japan, models like the Honda Odyssey, Ridgeline, and Passport are all built-in Alabama. In fact, those three models are ranked in the top 10 on the “2020 American-Made Index” by the folks at When you buy one of these amazing Honda vehicles, you’re directly supporting American jobs!

The Honda Odyssey

If you’re starting your search for a new minivan for sale in Joplin, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the new Honda Odyssey. It’s one of the best vans on the market and has been America’s favorite minivan for 10 years running. More than 1 million Odysseys have been sold in just the past decade, and after a 2021 refresh, the Honda van’s improved nature is sure to push those sales numbers up yet again.

2021 Odyssey in Joplin, MO
The 2021 Odyssey received an important visual upgrade – a set of more powerful and efficient LED headlights. The LED headlights are in addition to a new front end, 19” wheels (available on the Touring trim), and four new premium paint colors. You should see Forest Mist Metallic in person – it’s beautiful!

The big changes to the 2021 Odyssey are on the inside, and one of the most noteworthy updates are its available 2nd-row Magic Slide seats. They can now be folded flat to help you take full advantage of as much as 158 cubic feet of cargo space. Odyssey owners can take advantage of the available dual power sliding doors and optional Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate to make loading people and cargo much more convenient, too. Odyssey Elite trim level’s standard HondaVac makes it easy to keep up with the crumbs generated by that many hungry mouths.

2021 Odyssey Built in Vacuum
Safety is a priority with the 2021 Honda Odyssey, and Honda Sensing and the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera are standard equipment on every Odyssey trim level. Choosing the EX trim or higher adds Blind Spot Information Systems, Dynamic Guidelines to the rearview camera, and Auto High-Beam Headlights as extra safety measures. The 2021 Odyssey is so safe it earned the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.

Stop by our showroom soon to let our team show you all the impressive new features of the 2021 Honda Odyssey!

The Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline is the modern truck experience and combines all the utility of a standard pickup truck, with superior ride quality, some unique features, and improved fuel efficiency. Let’s look at what makes the Ridgeline the best truck for sale in Joplin.

2021 Honda Ridgeline in Joplin, MO
The Ridgeline is powered by a 280 HP V6 engine that, when combined with optional AWD, allows it to tow a maximum of 5,000 lbs.  It’s also equipped with a 5.3-foot Lay-Flat Bed that’s 50 inches wide to allow 4x8 sheet goods to fit flat. The bed also includes a lockable 7.3 cubic foot In-Bed Trunk that can be used as a cooler (it has a drain plug) or to store wet gear without getting in the way of other cargo in the bed.

The Ridgeline has a car-like suspension which gives it a ride quality much higher than other mid-size pickup trucks that have leaf springs and solid rear axles. Passenger volume is 108.9 cubic inches which translates to a much roomier and more comfortable interior than the Toyota Tacoma (100.1 cubic inches) and Ford Ranger (97.6 cubic inches) have to offer.

The Ridgeline offers a ton of real-world flexibility and does it while offering fuel mileage that puts the mid-size truck competition to shame. Car and Driver ran a real-world 75 MPH highway driving test of the Ridgeline and an All Wheel Drive model returned an astounding 28 MPG.

When it comes to technology, you’re going to see the Ridgeline offers a ton of standard gadgets to enhance your time behind the wheel. Every Ridgeline comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, the safety offered by Honda Sensing, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines, Push Button Start, and the incredible convenience of an Electronic Tailgate Lock. There’s even an available outlet in the bed of the Ridgeline so you can plug a TV or tools right into your truck.

Honda Ridgeline Tailgate
The team at Roper Honda would love to help if you’re looking for a Honda Ridgeline for sale in Joplin. Give us a call today or come see us at 902 Rangeline Rd in Joplin!

The Honda Passport

If you’ve been wondering what might make the best SUV to add to your driveway, we’d like to tell you about the 2021 Honda Passport. The Passport offers rugged styling, seating for five, plenty of cargo space, as well as technology and capability you’re going to love.

2021 Honda Passport Towing Trailer
The athletic styling on the Passport includes 20” wheels, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED Fog Lights, and dual exhaust finishers on all trim levels. There are also available Roof Rails to add to the already impressive level of cargo-hauling capability of the Passport.

Passport owners (and their passengers) will appreciate the spacious interior offered by this Honda SUV. There’s comfortable seating for 5 passengers and the rear seats offer nearly as much leg, shoulder, and hip room as the front seats. Those passengers will never have to fight over temperature, as every Passport includes Tri-Zone Climate Control as standard equipment. The Touring and Elite trim levels up the comfort level even more with standard heated front and rear outboard seating – the Elite even adds ventilated seats in the front.

The 2021 Passport offers sizeable and flexible cargo-hauling capacity with an available hands-free power tailgate, storage under the rear load floor, a 60/40 split rear seatback, a cavernous center console with a USB charging port, as well as over 50 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and more than 100 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded down.

2021 Honda Passport Cargo Room
Safety and Technology are top of the list for Honda, and the Passport is well prepared to offer you a safe and connected ride. The Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistance tech is standard on every 2021 Passport. The Intelligent Traction Management system offers peace of mind during Joplin’s winters with a Snow mode on 2WD Passports as well as the addition of a Sand and Mud modes when you opt for AWD.  Your Passport offers the advanced connectivity of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment in every trim level. The Touring and Elite trims come with Wi-Fi Hotspot capability, and the Elite adds the incredible convenience of a wireless phone charger. 

We’re proud to offer the Honda Passport for sale in Joplin and would love a chance to show you why it would be the perfect Honda SUV for your family.

Honda manufactures a large chunk of its models right here in the United States. The Odyssey minivan, Ridgeline pickup truck, Passport 5-passenger SUV, and Pilot 8-passenger SUV are all assembled in Lincoln, Alabama, while the Accord, CR-V, Insight, and Civic are assembled at other American Honda plants. So, when you choose to buy from Roper Honda, you’re choosing to support Americans—and that’s as patriotic as it gets.

Schedule a Honda test drive in Joplin today. Contact our Honda dealership near Springfield, MO, at 877-747-0738 to speak with our sales team, start your auto finance or Honda lease application, or ask about our winter Honda deals.

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