Roper Honda Blog

Honda SUV & Crossover Comparison: CR-V, HR-V, Passport & Pilot

So, you’ve decided on the brand (Honda) but can’t exactly pinpoint which Honda SUV is right for you. They’re all heavy in tech. They’re all extraordinarily safe. They’re all affordably priced, great on gas, stylish beyond belief—hey, we never said choosing the best new Honda SUV was going to be easy!


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Still, we’re up to the challenge if you are. As you go about comparing Honda crossovers and SUVs to buy, review the key differences between the popular HR-V, CR-V, Passport, and Pilot models below. (Or visit our Joplin Honda dealership to test…
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13 Free & Cheap Fall Events Near Joplin For Kids

Looking for something affordable yet fun to do in Joplin this fall? Sure, you could go to a local pumpkin patch, but there’s more to autumn than picking gourds till your fingers turn orange and your wallet crumbles to dust. Stick to your budget without boring your kids into oblivion. Here are 13 of the area’s best cheap and free events being held this autumn.

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5th Annual Joplin Arts Fest 2019

Date: Sept 20 – 21, 2019
Location: Mercy Park (Joplin, MO)
Price: Free

Browse work created by the area’s best artists, enjoy live…

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2020 Honda Odyssey FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

After more than two decades of success, the Honda Odyssey continues to be the prime minivan of choice for families large and larger. (Boy, how far we’ve come since the 1995 Odyssey, with its gloriously dated manual rear door, graced our dealership’s showroom floor.) Now, to commemorate the van’s 25th anniversary, Honda has released its 2020 Odyssey with a handful of new additions to keep those minivan-lovers happy.

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What new features come with the 2020 Odyssey?

Making its case for being America’s best minivan, the 2020 Honda Odyssey has made a few changes for the…

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The Safest Ways to Drive & Travel with Your Dog

Although Fido likes to coat your car in slobber, is it safe for him to stick his head out the car window? How about seat belts – do dog harnesses really help protect your pet? And what’s the harm of letting your pup sit in your lap as you drive? You’re just going to the bank….

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America is most certainly a canine country. Sixty million homes own pups, and tens of millions of pet owners drive with their dogs each day. Unfortunately, just 1 in 10 of those dogs are being properly restrained and kept safe on the road…

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2019 Honda Passport vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Looking for a sporty crossover? There are lots of choices in the midsize SUV class these days, especially for families and outdoor adventurers. As two of the top-selling SUVs, the all-new 2019 Honda Passport and Jeep Grand Cherokee should absolutely be on your “to test drive” list. 


Both SUVs are solid choices, capable of putting you on the fast track toward adventure, but the new Passport outpaces the Grand Cherokee in several key areas. 
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Tips to Have the Best Family Summer Road Trip Ever

Everyone’s bags are packed. The cooler is stocked with ice. You’ve got your itinerary, maps, destinations, hotel reservations – everything’s all set for your family summer road trip! To ensure your long family vacation is easier, calmer, cheaper, and more enjoyable, follow these tips and tricks from our road-tripping pros. By the time you return, you might even look forward to next year's adventure!

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Searching for America's 'hidden treasures'

We know you have places to get to, but take time to see the sights along the way, too. Otherwise, you might miss some of the best…

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5 BIG Mistakes Parents Should Avoid When Buying Their Teen a Car

Proud parents, grandparents and other relatives spent $5.2 billion on graduation gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. With this year's graduation season fast approaching, many parents are looking for the perfect vehicle as a generous and useful gift for their kids.


But the road to car shopping for a teen can have some somewhat dangerous pitfalls. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes moms and dads make when they're buying…

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Introducing the All-New 2019 Honda Passport SUV

With athletic styling and incredible versatility, the all-new 2019 Honda Passport is available now and built for adventures galore. It's the perfect any-season, all-wheel-drive SUV to explore the country, from Joplin to Seattle to Miami, or anywhere tires are allowed. Whether you choose the Sport, EX-L, Touring, or Elite model, here are some of the top reasons to love the 2019 Honda Passport (which is available for sale and lease right now at our Joplin Honda dealership). 

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The Best 2019 St. Patrick's Day Events Near Joplin, MO

With St. Patrick's Day 2019 on the horizon, we've put together a list of 6 sensational holiday events to enjoy in and around Joplin, Missouri. Here are our favorite ways to become Irish (if only for a weekend) and celebrate the popular holiday when everything is green.

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1. Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Though the street festivities in Joplin came to an end a few years back, the nearby 39th annual Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade, held in the historic downtown Springfield district, is still going strong. Beginning at noon on Saturday, March 16th, 

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2019 Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla Comparison

In the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, we have two cars that consumers are frequently conflicted over. Not only do the two cars fit into the same category, but they also share many of the same features and handle similarly. The fact is, both sedans are extremely nice vehicles, which makes choosing one over the other quite difficult. The good news is that there are some differences between the Civic and Corolla that may sway you to become a Honda fanatic.


Civic vs. Corolla: Power

You don't want to ever find yourself in a position where your vehicle…

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