Honda Shows Off 2018 HR-V Updates

2018 HR-V Updates
The 2018 HR-V updates include the availability of a new paint color, and new dark-colored wheel designs available on the EX and EX-L trims.

For a few years now, the Honda HR-V has been heating up the compact crossover segment. This pint-sized SUV packs a big punch with features like its second-row Magic Seat®, its fuel-efficient engine, and great styling.

For the next model year, it gets a few updates. The 2018 HR-V updates include the availability of a new paint color, Aegean Blue Metallic, which is makes you dream of far-off places, and new dark-colored wheel designs available on the EX and EX-L trims. With these visual updates, you can make the HR-V fit your bold style even more.

Driving the HR-V is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 141 horsepower. It comes standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option. When equipped with the available CVT, the HR-V delivers an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined.*

Inside the cabin is where the HR-V is most impressive. The unbeatable versatility of its Magic Seat® really sets it apart from the competition. You can flip up the rear seat bottom cushions to haul tall items, or fold them down, along with the front passenger seats, for longer items.

Test drive the 2018 Honda HR-V available now at Brighton Honda.

*EPA estimates only. Actual mileage may vary.

Brighton Fall Events: Explore the Area

Brighton Fall Events
Brighton Fall Events

Looking for fall events in Brighton, Michigan? Hop in your new Honda and explore the community today. There are a number of things to do in the area, including an outdoor sculpture exhibit, the Hot Cocoa Classic, and the Holiday Glow event. Great for families, friends, or as a date night, these Brighton fall events are bound to be fun for everyone.

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

First, Pure Chiropractic recommends the Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. You can enjoy the fresh fall air when you walk down any one of the four public art trails. Public art plays an important role in the Brighton community, especially since the first commissions in the early 1990s. You can see sculptures, environmental land works, lighting, street furniture, and architectural wonders.

Mt. Brighton Hot Cocoa Classic

Next, visit the Mt. Brighton Hot Cocoa Classic on Nov. 7. This 5K event is great for athletes as well as hot-chocolate lovers, and the trail leads past the Brighton Golf Course among other scenic areas. Held atop Mt. Brighton, this event starts at 7:30 a.m. Naturally, there will be plenty of hot cocoa for all.

Holiday Glow

Finally, visit the Holiday Glow. Held on Nov. 21, this annual event has music, live performances, hay rides, a petting zoo, and more. You can even see Santa in person—a perfect event for celebrating the end of fall and the start of the holiday season.

These are just some of the fun things we at Brighton Honda can’t wait to explore. Explore the Brighton area today.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Earns Best-in-Class All-Electric Range

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Meet The Honda Clarity

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid recently ranked among the top in its class for its all-electric range. The announcement came after the EPA released fuel economy testing details, stating that among all mid-size plug-in hybrids, the Honda Clarity could go the furthest on a single charge. Drivers of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can go 47 miles on pure electricity—more than enough for the average driver to commute to work and back.

340 Miles On Gas, Plus 110 On Electricity

According to The News Wheel, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has seating for up to five people and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 110 MPGe.* Under the hood is a 1.5-liter engine that powers an electric motor. You can go up to 340 miles on a single tank of gas, and the 17-kWh battery pack can recharge in just 2.5 hours.

Seats Up To Five

“We think the combination of a class-leading 47 miles of all-electric driving range rating and a large, luxurious 5-pasenger package will give us an advantage in the plug-in hybrid game,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Auto Sales at American Honda Motor Co. “The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid represents the dawn of a new era, setting the path to a new generation of Honda products that will bring electrified technology into the mainstream.”

181 Horsepower

In addition to great fuel economy, the new 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid produces 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. That means you get great gas mileage without sacrificing power—a perfect combination. Learn more about the Honda Clarity at Brighton Honda in Brighton, MI.

Beautiful Fall Road Trips in Michigan

Michigan Road Trip - Brighton Honda

Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the country, and it’s especially pretty in the fall when the leaves are changing. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, here are some of the most colorful fall road trips in Michigan you can during the autumn months.


Whether you just want a quick trip or you want to be on the road for hours, there’s a road trip for you in Michigan. For short trippers, there are trips under an hour, such as the 20-minute Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Keep it short, or stop at any of the dozen suggested spots along the way.

Short Trips

This is just one of many short drives; another is the 45-minute trip on Route 2 from St. Ignace to Naubinway that goes over the Cut River Bridge, the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 (a must-see in fall), and the Black River National Forest Scenic Byway, which passes Rainbow Falls.


If you prefer something mid-range, around an hour or two, try the River Road National Scenic Byway, which starts out right on Lake Huron and goes by the Foote Pond Overlook. There’s also the Copper Country Trail National Byway and the Old Mission Peninsula on M-37.

Day Trips

Finally, if you want to make a day of it, drive down the Sunrise Coast, also known as the Pure Michigan Byway, and see Tawas Point, the Lake Huron shoreline, and the Black River Hills.


Call Brighton Honda today to find the perfect Honda for taking a trip through beautiful Michigan!


New 2018 Honda Accord Information and Specs

2018 Honda Accord at Brighton Honda

2018 Honda Accord

The 2018 Honda Accord is the most advanced Accord ever, with super-advanced new technology usually found only on luxury car lineups. The next-generation Accord will hit dealerships this fall, but in the meantime, here are some facts to get you excited about it.


The 2018 Honda Accord has been redesigned from grille to bumper not only with more innovative tech features than ever, but also more sophisticated design and luxurious materials that give it a high-end look without the expensive price tag.

Features & Technology

The new Accord will also have a range of powerful engine options, including 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines and a two-motor hybrid system, making the 2018 Accord both the most powerful and the most efficient ever.


The new technology is one of the most exciting aspects of the 2018 Accord, offering a color head-up display, climate control knobs that glow blue or red depending on whether you’re using AC or heat, and wireless charging.


Honda has been equipping its vehicles with driver assist features for a while, but it’s worth noting that on the 2018 Accord, you can get Collision Mitigation, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and a whole suite of technologies that help keep you and your family safer on the road.


The new generation of Accord is more powerful, efficient, safe, and technologically advanced than ever, and it’s one of the most advanced non-luxury sedans on the market. For more 2018 Honda Accord information and specs, give us a call today at Brighton Honda!