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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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Where To See Christmas Lights Near Joplin, MO

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Holidays are fast approaching, which means one thing: Christmas lights displays! While some people crave bow-adorned gifts under a tree, we can’t get enough of the local holiday decorations. Here are a few of the best Christmas lights to see around Joplin and Carthage in 2018.  
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How We’d Spend $1 Million Lottery Winnings on a Honda

 

We’ll get to how we’d spend our winnings on a new Honda in a second, but first, there’s important business to attend to. If you’re one of the two lottery winners in Joplin or Oronogo who hasn’t claimed their $1 million prize, head to www.molottery.com to become Missouri’s newest millionaire. Now, onto your regularly scheduled programming.

 

If you haven’t heard, Jasper County made headlines recently after two locals each won $1 million playing the Missouri Lottery. First, a mysterious player at Joplin’s Snak-Atak won the Powerball drawing on October 10…

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Is Honda’s Smart Intersection Technology the Wave of the Future?

Recently, at a busy four-way intersection in Marysville, Ohio, a special Honda Pilot (and its lucky driver) tested out Honda’s newest safety initiative: the aptly named “Smart Intersection” technology. The tech passed with flying colors—that is, flashing reds and whites from the Marysville ambulance barreling down Main Street.

But what exactly is Honda Smart Intersection, you ask? (And why should you care?)

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Smart Intersection Explained…

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The 7 Best Family-Friendly Fall Events Near Joplin (2018)

Fall is nearly here! It's time to say goodbye to the Four State Area’s sticky summer and hello to the crisp breezes of autumn. Fall is also a wonderful time to enjoy fun activities with the whole family, of course! If you need something to do near Joplin this season, we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 of the top fall events for families in Joplin.

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Pathways Corn Maze (Oronogo, MO)

This 19-acre, musical-themed corn maze is a great family destination for the fall. Kids’ faces are sure to light up as they make their way through…

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