Why NOT a Honda? At our family-run Mel Rapton Honda on 12th Street in Sacramento, we could give you hundreds of reasons our family has sold our friends and neighbors Hondas for almost 40 years. Safety, style, and affordability are only the top three.


The people who matter most could be drivers, passengers, or even pedestrians. That’s why Honda is dedicated to the philosophy that Safety is for Everyone.

For over 50 years, Honda has built some of the most praised vehicles on the road - and some of the safest.

The Honda Sensing Suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving.

    • Collision Mitigation Braking System

In the event of a possible frontal collision, this system alerts you with a visual warning on the Multi-Information Display (MID) and an audible beep sounds.

    • Lane Keeping Assistance

This uses a camera mounted between the windshield and the rearview mirror; should you cross a detected lane marker without using your turn signal, a message appears in the MID and a beep sounds continuously.

    • Road Departure Mitigation System

If you are driving in excess of 45mph and cross lanes without using your turn signal, this system visually alerts on the MID and begins beeping. Should your system determine no effort is being made to return the vehicle to the road, the system will automatically apply braking.

    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow

If you drive a great deal, you’re going to want this feature! The adaptive cruise control allows you to set not only a comfortable cruising speed, but also allows you to set the desired gap between you and cars ahead of you. The system alerts you if traffic ahead is motoring at a slower rate than you’ve set, and should you choose not to slow down your vehicle, the system will charge your brakes so it’s easier for you to stop, preventing a rear-end accident.

Not only do we provide sensing technology, but we also offer safety features that you’ve grown to expect, like Cross-Traffic Monitoring, Honda LaneWatch, and Auto High-Beam Headlights.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention one of our favorite safety features, HondaLink, which notifies the authorities to assist you and any passengers in the event of an accident.

You are important to us.


Although we have top-notch safety features, we haven’t forgotten style. Whether you’re looking for a sedan, a truck, or an SUV - we deliver on style!

From an exterior with aggressive lines and refined features including our signature C-shaped tail lights, Honda’s sleek profile is easy to spot in a crowd. Even our paint options are unique. A sampling of colors includes Crystal Black Pearl, Aegean Blue Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Molten Lava Pearl. Your vehicle won’t go unnoticed.

Spacious interiors and plush seating options provide comfort. Intuitive instrument displays with available technology bundles make your on-the-go life easier. Honda also makes available real luxuries, like heated seats for the driver and front passenger, an electronic parking brake that’s activated with the lift of a finger (no more pulling a lever!), and a one-touch power moonroof.

Many of our models provide a versatility not found in other vehicles. We understand the importance of being fuel-efficient but allowing enough cargo room for outdoor hobbies, too. Hondas are designed with intention. They’re small enough to fit into a tight parking squeeze, but roomy enough to provide comfort to both driver and passenger.


Time and time again, customers exclaim over Honda’s affordability. We’ve built our reputation on it. Named one of the most affordable high-tech brands on the road, Honda is a perfect brand for a first-time driver or budget-conscious driver.

We’ve helped our neighbors buy cars for years. Our finance tools make car buying easy, and our staff has answers to all your questions. Worried your credit may make buying a car difficult? We’ve been there, and we can help. Call us to help alleviate unnecessary worry.

Not only do we save you money when you purchase your Honda, but we also save you money down the road at the gas pump, too. We offer some of the most fuel-efficient makes and models on the road today. Several models offer 30mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in residential areas. We also have hybrid options that maximize fuel efficiency - or some that eliminate the need for gas at all.

At Mel Rapton Honda, you’re not just another customer. You’re our neighbor, and we’ve served our community with that philosophy in mind for almost four decades. Come let one of our professional and knowledgeable salespeople show you all the reasons you should buy a Honda today.