Welcome to Paragon Honda

This morning Paragon Honda welcomed a delegation of Danish dealers representing 10+ manufacturers for a tour and presentation about our strategy and operation. They were able to meet our team and gain an in-depth look at our process, and we were able to learn how the auto industry works in Denmark.

The auto industry is a tough business – in both the United States and abroad. I am a strong advocate in sharing knowledge and helping each other when we can. The more we learn, the more we can push each other, and that only makes all of us better.

Danish Dealer Visit 3 Danish Dealer Visit 2

By |October 1st, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Welcome to Paragon Honda|

2016 Accord Reveal Location Speaks Volumes About Honda Technology

Honda recently unveiled the new 2016 Honda Accord and though details have yet to be announced, the new Accord will have both Android and Apple connectivity – making this dual tech partnership not only a first for Honda, but among most manufacturers across the industry.

Perhaps the most telling part of this reveal was the location Honda chose to reveal their new Accord. Instead of the typical auto-heavy locations like Detroit, New York or Los Angeles, Honda chose Silicon Valley as the spot to introduce their newest addition to their lineup. Their choice speaks volumes about Honda’s focus and brand direction. Their acknowledgement of the importance of Silicon Valley in the automotive R&D space will hopefully guide Honda product development for the several vehicle generations.

By |July 29th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on 2016 Accord Reveal Location Speaks Volumes About Honda Technology|

Paragon Acura shoots the all new Acura TLX in New York City

Take a look at the teaser for the all new Acura TLX. We are thrilled to have this amazing car in New York!

By |August 27th, 2014|Article|Comments Off on Paragon Acura shoots the all new Acura TLX in New York City|

The All Acura TSX is looking great…

This review from Car and Driver gives a great overview of a car that is going to be a great edition to the Acura line up.


2015 Acura TLX

With clever engineering and right-size packaging, the fun-to-drive TLX just might signal a revival at Acura.

But this all plays second fiddle to the driving. Cycle the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) button on the center console to its Sport or Sport+ settings, and the car’s inner first-gen TSX comes out—it positively begs to be ridden hard and put away wet. The electric power steering weights up, P-AWS works harder to swing the front-drive TLX’s tail through corners, and the throttle response is much spicier. In SH-AWD models, which lack P-AWS for obvious reasons, Acura’s magical torque-vectoring rear differential shuffles power to the outside rear wheel more aggressively to quell understeer.

Sport+ ups the ante with a unique and track-worthy shift logic; regardless of transmission, gears are held until redline, upshifts are cracked off with surprising firmness, and the transmission’s brain telepathically delivers perfectly rev-matched downshifts. The dual-clutch’s shifts are quicker, but the nine-speed reminds us of the excellent eight-cog ZF 8HP that sees duty in many of this car’s competitors, so it’s no slouch. (In manual mode, both ’boxes automatically upshift at redline.) When the IDS is toggled to Normal or Econ, the transmissions shift smoothly but diligently, quickly shuffling through the lower gears to maximize fuel economy. Throttle response is more subdued; the steering takes on a friendly, lighter disposition; and P-AWS and SH-AWD favor stability over agility. Econ mode further dials back the throttle and reins in the climate control to save fuel.

Even in the more workaday IDS settings, the TLX retains its composure when driven hard, never keeling over onto its outside front tire in tight corners. The steering lacks ultimate tactility but is amiably linear, and the brake pedal’s stroke is firm and easily modulated after an initial half-inch of fluff. The sweet-sounding four-cylinder is the most chuckable TLX, while the front-drive V-6 model feels a bit more nose-heavy and prone to torque steer. The V-6–only SH-AWD model hammers through bendy roads on a wave of torque and brute torque-vectored force.

The Choice Is Yours—But Mostly Acura’s

In typical Honda/Acura style, the TLX is offered with a small, curated batch of option groups masquerading as trim levels. A Tech package is offered on the 2.4L and front-drive 3.5L cars (it’s standard on the SH-AWD), while a more comprehensive Advanced package is available on V-6 versions. (For a full breakdown of what these packages include, see our pricing analysis.) Every model comes with a pile of standard equipment that includes heated front seats, full-LED headlamps and taillights, paddle shifters, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a sunroof.

In replacing the TSX and the TL, Acura has crafted a better car using the finest attributes of both. If you can live without rear-wheel drive, a manual transmission, or the fanciest badges, the TLX makes a very compelling case. Its case is made stronger yet when you consider its high level of sport and luxury features plus the fact that BMW will charge you $60K to get much of it in a 3-series.

Overall, the TLX is a satisfying and overdue return to the engineering and dynamic greatness long associated with Honda’s luxury brand. The three available configurations have their own distinct personalities and offer value at their respective price points, but if forced to choose, we’d hit the sheets with the V-6 SH-AWD model, wed the excellent 2.4L TLX, and (regrettably) kill the front-drive V-6 iteration. If Acura isn’t fully back, it’s damn close with this car. View Photo Gallery

By |August 5th, 2014|Article|Comments Off on The All Acura TSX is looking great…|

Benstock’s Service Lane Philosophy Featured in Automotive News


Benstock’s successful strategy of acquiring used vehicles out of his own service departments garners attention from the Automotive News.

Read the full article below.

Service lanes can become source of used-car inventory

By |February 3rd, 2014|Article|Comments Off on Benstock’s Service Lane Philosophy Featured in Automotive News|