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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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2017 Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: A Side-By-Side Comparison

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Crossover SUVs have become the most popular and competitive vehicles in the automotive industry. They’ve gained their dominant position in the market because of their utility, efficiency, and safety ratings, making them exquisite family-centric vehicles. Let’s a closer look at what separates the two top contenders in the class: the 2017 CR-V and rival Toyota RAV4. Which is the best SUV for your money? Which is the safest? Which will have you yearning to take that next road trip?  

Honda’s State-of-the-Art Design vs Toyota’s Refresh  

The 2017 Honda CR-V was completely redesigned from the ground up…

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2017’s Best Fall Events near Joplin, MO

You might think that all the fun has been squeezed out of Joplin now that summer is ending. But the fall season is one of the best times of the year in the Ozarks area! With tons of outdoor events, activities, festivals, and shows to entertain the masses, you’re certain to find something to do before winter strikes in 2017. So, don’t let your fall simmer when you can get to a full boil! Check out these fantastic autumn events near Joplin and Carthage, MO.

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51st Annual Maple Leaf Festival

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The 2018 Honda Accord: Updates, News & Release Date

While the mid-size sedan market has cooled off in recent years as automakers battle to build the newest, hottest crossover SUV, Honda has continued to do what it does best: Innovate. Now in its 10th iconic generation, the newly redesigned Honda Accord is setting its sights on reclaiming the “family car” market from small SUVs and all other rivals. Have you found yourself asking, "When is the 2018 Accord coming out?"  If so, read…

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Prepare for Adventure in the New 2018 Honda Odyssey

At Roper Honda, we’ve long been pining for the arrival of the 2018 Odyssey. With more roominess than most rivals and a heavy dose of modern tech to boot, the 2018 Honda Odyssey was always bound to be the year’s must-test vehicle of choice. And now that this minivan has found its way onto our showroom floor, our Honda dealers can’t wait to introduce it to you. Let’s discover why the all-new Odyssey is going to be your family’s match made in heaven.

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The New & Improved Odyssey

A stranger to excellence…

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Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks near Joplin MO

Although summer officially begins in June, we’d argue that the season doesn’t truly kick off until you’ve seen a Fourth of July fireworks show! If you live around Joplin, MO, you’ll find that the following 2017 July 4th festivities offer everything you and your family could ever want, including daytime activities and an evening fireworks display that should amaze even the most die-hard cynic.

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A Look at the 2017 Honda Accord vs. the Toyota Camry

As two of the best-selling cars on the market, the 2017 Accord and Camry deserve lots of credit for the recent surge in sedan sales. Having wrestled away the spotlight from crossovers, both of these midsize cars are now battling each other for the right to be named the best of the best. In this Accord vs. Camry comparison, we’ll figure out which of these sedans is a breakout star, and which is a second-place finisher.

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The 2017 Accord. Photo: automobiles.honda.com

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