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It’s Here! The All-New 2019 Honda Insight Is Available Today

Ready or not, here comes the 2019 Honda Insight. The third generation model is stylish, efficient, and fashionably hybrid. Yep, it’s the best Insight in years.


The Honda Insight made its grand entrance at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in March 2018, boasting a feisty front fascia, sleek lines, innovative powertrain tech, and formidable safety features. Now, with the Insight landing at our Joplin Honda dealership, all that prestige can be yours.

Engines, Batteries, & Motors: Honda's Hybrid Power Team

Conventional wisdom seems to think that hybrid = sub-par powertrain performance.

But this isn’t 2001—it’s…

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10 Unique Ways to Customize Your Honda

You just bought a new Honda and you want to style it to match your personality. Or perhaps you have an old, reliable Honda—in our experience, they last nearly foreverin need of a facelift. Either way, these Honda accessories and car-customizing ideas will really make your vehicle stand out in a crowd.

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Honda Ridgeline with accessory In-Bed Cargo Net.

1. Customize your steering wheel logo.

Bedazzle or add color to the Honda "H" on your steering wheel. Whether you add rhinestones, color vinyl stickers, or replace the standard logo with a new one, it's sure to make…

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks Near Joplin, MO (Updated for 2018)

The great American tradition of commemorating Independence Day with fireworks goes back centuries, and that which was born in 1776 is still going strong in 2018! As you make plans for your Fourth of July celebrations, here are a few events and fireworks displays near Joplin that will delight the eyes of young and old alike.

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Joplin, MO

Joplin's 4th of July celebration will return to Missouri Southern State University in 2018, its home for over two decades. According to Jared Bruggeman, director of athletics at Missouri Southern, the site is ideal for community events...

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The Best New & Upcoming Honda Green Vehicles

Ready for the eco-friendliest cars of your lifetime? If you're a fan of eco-friendly rides, Honda's accomplishments are guaranteed to impress. Honda is leading the charge into the future with its exceptional collection of new hybrids, EVs, and plug-in models. Here are the top “green” Honda vehicles that are available for sale and lease today or within the next year.

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Three Amazing Honda Clarity Models

The Honda Clarity lineup includes the Plug-in Hybrid, Electric, and Fuel Cell. These powerful machines are aimed at reducing our carbon footprint—as well as the money you shell out...

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The 2018 Honda Pilot: Classy from Front to Back

As one of the very best three-row crossover SUVs on the market today, the 2018 Honda Pilot doesn’t disappoint. Available in two-wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), the new Pilot is designed to attract attention while also providing plenty of space for the entire family—and all the cargo that comes with them.

Roomy, kid-friendly, and loaded with technology, is it any wonder why the Pilot is so well-reviewed? Come grab the 2018 Pilot at our Joplin Honda dealership, and you’ll be ready for a new adventure every single day.

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Top Safety Pick

The 2018 Pilot offers…

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2018 Honda HR-V vs. CR-V vs. Pilot: Which is Best for You?

Honda has done it again with its newest award-winning SUVs, the 2018 HR-V, CR-V, and Pilot. All three crossovers are envy-inducing additions to the already-robust SUV market in America, but which model is best for you? Here’s a breakdown of each 2018 Honda SUV to ensure you’re making the right choice.


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What Did Honda Unveil at the 2018 NAIAS Auto Show?

The 2018 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) may be over, but its impact on the industry continues. Besides its reputation for exhibiting the most brilliant automotive creations in the world, January's event raised $5.1 million dollars for southeastern Michigan children's charities. (Fun fact: The NAIAS Charity Preview event is reputed to be the largest single-night fundraiser in the world.)

The 2018 NAIAS was certainly an event to remember—especially for Honda fans. Here’s a recap of all that Honda showed off the Detroit Auto Show this year.


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The 2018 Honda Ridgeline: Earning a Reputation for Greatness

Honda has a reputation for innovation, and the 2018 Ridgeline is a perfect example of how they've earned that status as one of the world’s freshest automakers. The new Ridgeline is Honda's take on what a midsize pickup should be: hardworking yet comfortable, versatile, and innovative. This 2018 truck carries over the same award-winning demeanor as its 2017 predecessor—which was a 2017 North American Truck of the Year Award winner, mind you—and critics can’t get enough of it.


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The New 2018 Accord Leads Honda to 7 KBB Best Car Awards

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is the source for so much info in the automotive world. Lenders use them, car dealers like us at Roper Honda respect them, and consumers know they can trust KBB for valuable information when researching new cars to buy. Perhaps one of the most valuable resources that Kelley Blue Book offers is their annual "Best Buy Awards" list, which narrows down the best of the best (obviously), alleviating customers’ car-shopping stresses from the equation.

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5 Family-Friendly Holiday Events in the Joplin, MO Area

Joplin could pass for Santa's North Pole home during the Holiday season. With tons of lights, parades, and festivities of all sorts, the entire area is sure to put even the grouchiest Grinch into the Christmas spirit. Check out these fantastic local holiday events for 2017, and your family is sure to have a blast!

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Precious Moments Chapel 2017 Lighting Ceremony (Nov. 24, 6 PM)

A short 25-minute drive from Joplin will take you to Carthage, Missouri, home of The Precious Moments Chapel, often referred to as "America's Sistine Chapel." 

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