2023 Honda HR-V vs. 2023 Mazda CX-30

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Anyone shopping for a subcompact SUV will be met by a flood of options, including the 2023 HR-V and CX-30. Each comes with its own pluses and minuses, but when you boil it all down to versatility and practicality, only one of these small crossovers is really worth its weight in brass tacks. 

Let's see how the newly redesigned Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-30 compare where it matters most: Space, flexibility and price.

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

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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!

Still, we’re up to the challenge if you are. As you go about comparing Honda crossovers and SUVs for sale near you, review the key differences between the popular HR-V, CR-V, Passport, and Pilot models below. (Or visit our Joplin Honda dealership…

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Best Place for Oil Changes: Dealership or Quick Lube Shop?

Is Jiffy Lube Good.jpegAs the saying goes, an ounce of prevention (oil change) is worth a pound of cure (complete and total engine failure). Regularly changing motor oil is undoubtedly the most important task on any owner's car maintenance to-do list. Clean engine oil lubricates all the moving parts that keep the vehicle chugging; when that oil turns to sludge, those moving parts seize up and refuse to play ball, leaving you with an expensive repair or, more realistically, a 2-ton paperweight.

But is it better to swing by an express oil change shop or get an appointment at your car dealership…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dashboard Cameras

Dashboard Cameras for sale in Joplin, MO
Did you know that Missouri had more than 130,000 car crashes in 2020? Those automobile accidents accounted for hundreds of millions of dollars in collision shop restorations, insurance premium increases, and property damage repairs. That’s certainly a hefty sum. Although dashcams, or in-car dashboard cameras, may not directly prevent car accidents, they do serve to reduce drivers’ out-of-pocket costs after the dust settles. These are 10 of the best reasons why buying a good dash camera is so beneficial.
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Honda HR-V: A Surprisingly Great SUV for Camping

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When you search “best SUV for camping,” what do you find? Big, honkin’ full-size SUVs with 7 seats, a billion cubic feet of cargo space, and missile defense systems. Probably. What won’t you find? Subcompact crossovers.

The thing is, that era of cramped, sardine-can subcompact SUVs is over. Today’s small crossovers are far more spacious, far more cleverly designed, and far more campsite-ready than their ancestors. Yet there’s one small SUV that makes temporary off-grid life easier: The Honda HR-V.

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Drive-In Theater: Tips & Tricks from a Pro

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Back in 2018, I became a MoviePass member. If you don’t remember MoviePass, allow me to illustrate the absurdity that was its subscription plan: For about $10 a month, you could watch one film in the movie theater, every day.

Yes, you read that correctly. One in-theater movie, per day, for an entire month – all for less than the cost of a cheap oil change.

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2022 Honda Accord: A 10Best Winner (AGAIN)

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Every year, Car and Driver takes a hard look at the entire selection of vehicles in the United States. They then select their 10Best winners from that group of more than 300 cars, SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and vans. Winning that award is a tremendous honor and, just like winning the Stanley Cup in back-to-back years, a repeat appearance is uncommon for an auto brand. 

The exception to that rule is Honda, and in particular its mega-popular Accord Read More

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