Whether your grad just finished high school or college, a new Honda model can help them tackle the road ahead. A new vehicle offers a great way to explore the world, cultivate responsibility, commute to work, and more.

Here's what we recommend for your new grads:

2018 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2018 Honda Civic Sedan is perfect for young drivers due to its manageable size, safety features, and suite of technologies. Parents can rest easy knowing that Honda Sensing® is available on the 2018 Civic Sedan, so new drivers will be able to benefit from a host of safety features, including adaptive cruise control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM).

The 2018 Civic comes standard with a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter normally aspirated engine, and receives an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway rating—making it a vehicle that's both powerful and economical.* For a little more 'oomph', drivers can opt for the available turbocharged engine, which brings the Civic's power up to 174 horsepower.

Inside the 2018 Civic Sedan, you'll find a host of optional tech features, including HondaLink® and Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, HD Radio®, SiriusXM® Radio, and Pandora® compatibility. With the Honda Civic, your grad can go just about anywhere in safety and style.

2018 Honda HR-V Crossover

If your grad would prefer the extra room of a larger vehicle but with the handling and feel of a compact one, take a look at the 2018 Honda HR-V Crossover. Combining the look and feel of the subcompact Honda Fit hatchback with the size of a Honda CR-V, the HR-V sprung onto the scene as a game-changer. All HR-V models use a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque and gets an EPA-rated 28 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway).**

Apart from providing great performance options, the Honda HR-V continues its reputation as one of the most versatile and appealing compact crossovers around. Safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, anti-lock brakes, and an array of airbags. Other features include a 60/40 split-folding second row "Magic Seat®," a 5-inch color display screen, and available Bluetooth® integration and Pandora® compatibility.

The driver assistance features on the Honda HR-V will keep your grad (and their passengers) safe, connected, and entertained, no matter where the road may lead.

Honda Graduate Program

Honda also offers a special program, reserved for college graduates, called the Honda College Graduate Program. This program is designed to help young people start their adult lives successfully behind the wheel of a 2017 model year or newer Honda. The program offers convenient savings and easy approval for young people buying or leasing a new car. An excellent way to build credit with flexible and competitive finance and lease packages, the Honda College Graduate Program is a great choice for any new grad. 

For more details on the 2018 Honda Civic or HR-V, including information regarding pricing and lease offers, contact us online or visit Patty Peck Honda at 555 Sunnybrook Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157. We'd be more than happy to help you and your grad find just the right vehicle!

*28 city / 40 highway / 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

**25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT Automatic models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT Automatic models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. 

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