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8 Ways the 2015 Honda Accord in Waco Trumps the 2015 Nissan Altima

 

Wondering how the 2015 Honda Accord and the 2015 Nissan Altima compare? Greg May Honda in Waco is here with some of the important information you need about these 2015 mid-size cars, specifically regarding how the 2015 Honda Accord distinguishes itself in comparison to the 2015 Nissan Altima. Here are eight ways the new Accord shines:

1. Daytime running lights are a standard safety feature included in all 2015 Accord models. Plus, Accord EX-L/Touring models offer standard collision warning systems. The new Altima doesn't offer these safety specs.

2. The 2014 Accord, which has the same body structure and features as the 2015 Accord, was named a "Top Pick Plus" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2014 Altima was only given the title of "Top Pick." (2015 models haven't been fully tested yet). 

3. Consumer Reports predicts that the V6 Accord models have 75% better reliability than V6 Altima models. And Consumer Reports predicts 4-cylinder Accord models have 82% better reliability than 4-cylinder Altima models.

4. The Accord's available V6 engine produces 278 horsepower, while the Altima's available V6 engine only produces 270 horsepower.

5. The 2015 Honda Accord Sedan is rated a "Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle" by the EPA. The 2015 Nissan Altima is only rated a "Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle."

6. According to Motor Trend tests, the new Accord stops in 115 feet from 60 miles per hour, while it takes the new Altima 130 feet to stop from 60 miles per hour. Other publications, including Car and Driver and Consumer Reports, also found that the Accord stopped shorter from high speeds than its Nissan competitor.

7. With gas-charged shocks, the 2015 Accord is a champ even on the choppiest of roads. The 2015 Altima isn't equipped with gas-charged shocks.

8. The new Accord's standard dual zone air conditioning keeps occupants comfortable and better in control of the temperature inside the vehicle. Only select Altima trim levels offer this essential ergonomic feature. 

Ready to see everything the 2015 Accord offers at different trims? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda

 

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2015 CR-V in Waco: Motor Trend's Pick!

 

2015 CR-V SUV of the Year

Earlier this month, Greg May Honda outlined some of the amazing things to expect from the redesigned, 2015 CR-V. Now, we're back to sing the praises of the new CR-V a little more. Yesterday, we got word that Motor Trend named the new Honda crossover their 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year! This Motor Trend title is highly sought after by redesigned SUVs each year, and it's most definitely an honor for the new CR-V to receive this recognition from the top automotive publication.  

Other vehicles considered for the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year position were the 2015 BMW X5, 2015 Porsche Cayman, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Each of these vehicles definitely brought some impressive specs to the table, but the CR-V was still able to outshine them!  

Motor Trend claimed the 2015 CR-V's safety specs as well as its enhanced mechanics are a big part of why it qualified for the top title.  The new CR-V's continuously variable transmission (CVT) and its Earth Dreams engine make it stand out in terms of performance, according to Motor Trend. The magazine also commended the new Honda for its lane departure warning system, which is so advanced that it will even briefly steer the CR-V without a driver's assistance, in case of emergency.  

CR-V fans, are you as excited as we are at Greg May Honda about the 2015 CR-V's new title as 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year? If you are, we have some additional exciting news! The 2015 CR-V has officially arrived at our dealership in Waco! Schedule a test drive today!  

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Introducing the 2015 Honda CR-V in Waco

 

2015 Honda CR-V

Greg May Honda would like to announce that the redesigned, 2015 CR-V is currently on its way to our dealership in Waco! Honda started shipping the vehicle out to dealerships today, and the automaker released the full scoop on the new compact crossover yesterday. The CR-V comes with plenty of exciting updates. Here's what you should know about what's new about the 2015 Honda CR-V:

  • An updated 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine that now uses Earth Dreams technology to enhance performance and fuel efficiency. Like the engine in the 2014 CR-V, this updated engine produces 185 horsepower, but it takes torque up a notch, producing a total of 181 lbs.-ft. The 2014 CR-V produced 163 lbs.-ft. of torque.

  • New continuously variable transmission (as opposed to the 2014 CR-V's 5-speed automatic) allows for an incredibly smooth ride and increased fuel conservation.

  • According to EPA estimates, the new CR-V with front-wheel drive offers a combined fuel economy rating of 29 mpg, a highway fuel economy rating of 34 mpg, and a city fuel economy rating of 27 mpg. The all-wheel drive CR-V now gets a combined fuel economy rating of 28 mpg, a highway fuel economy rating of 33 mpg, and a city fuel economy rating of 26 mpg. (Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle).

  • Both the exterior and interior of the CR-V include some stylistic changes that make the 2015 CR-V appear sleeker and more refined than previous models.

  • The 2015 CR-V boasts a new Touring trim level, which includes advanced safety technology like adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, a forward collision warning system, and a lane departure warning system.

Interested in the redesigned, 2015 Honda CR-V? Get in touch with us at Greg May Honda. We'll make sure you're among the first to know when the new CR-V arrives to our dealership. If you're still researching all of your new car options, we also encourage you to check out all of our new Honda models!

 

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Waco Car Service Specials: Alignment Special and More

 

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Football season is here, and Greg May Honda wants to make sure your car is ready for tailgating and all of your adventures on the road! So, we're offering a number of car service discounts to help you get your Honda in phenomenal shape. Here are just a few of the our current service specials, which are valid until the end of September:

4-Wheel Alignment Special

There are a multitude of benefits associated with getting your wheels aligned. Doing so extends the life of your tires, improves the way your car handles, and helps you conserve fuel. Right now, you can save $10 on this service at our service center (with the valid coupon).

Oil Change Special

You can't beat our oil change, now priced at $24.95 with the valid coupon! As a part of this special, we switch out your filter, rotate your tires, check your tire pressure, and top off all of your car's fluids.

Road Trip Special

Taking any road trips this fall? If you are, you'll love this special, which includes a tire rotation, wheel alignment, oil & filter change, and multi-point inspection for only $109!

Air and Cabin Filter Special 

Need a new air filter and air cabin filter? You can have both for just $89.95 with this special! This service ordinarily costs $122.90. So, take advantage of the reduced price while you can, if you need these filters replaced! 

Ready to start saving on car maintenance at Greg May Honda? Print off your coupons from our service center, and consider scheduling your service with us before you stop by! 

 

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Waco Compact Cars: 2014 Civic vs. 2014 Impreza

 

Can't figure out whether the outdoorsy 2014 Subaru Impreza or the urban, hip 2014 Honda Civic is right for you? Greg May Honda in Waco is at your side with the important information you need. Here's an outline of how these two cars differ in terms of the perks they both offer:  

Advantages: 2014 Honda Civic  

  • Blind spot mirrors, which increase safety in the Civic

  • Better performance in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration side impact and front crash measures

  • Faster acceleration times in Motor Trend speed tests

  • Larger front brake rotors than the Impreza

  • More adept brakes, according to Car and Driver and Motor Trend tests

  • Standard front and rear stabilizer bars for better handling

  • Speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering for easier parking

  • 1000 lbs. of available towing capacity (vs. the Impreza's 0 lbs.)

  • A center armrest for the driver and front passenger

  • Better value retention over the course of five years, according to Kiplinger's

  • Lower operation and maintenance costs, according to The Car Book

Advantages: 2014 Subaru Impreza

  • Standard all-wheel drive, which makes the Impreza more suitable for off-roading

  • A 14.5-gallon fuel tank (vs. the Civic's 13.2-gallon fuel tank)

  • 97.5 cubic feet of passenger volume (vs. the Civic's 92.1 cubic feet)

Convinced what the 2014 Honda Civic has to offer makes it a better pick than the 2014 Subaru Impreza? Check out the different Civics available at Greg May Honda, explore different trim levels, and schedule a test drive with us if you're interested. We think you'll be completely sold on the Civic when you test it out!

 

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Introducing the 2015 Honda Lineup in Waco

 

Greg May Honda would like to announce that Honda has, as of this week, released the majority of its 2015 lineup. So far, this new Honda lineup definitely goes above and beyond in terms of features and performance. Here's an overview of what each new member of the Honda family offers:

The 2015 Honda Crosstour 

2015 Honda Crosstour

This is Honda's most recent addition to their 2015 North American lineup. The new Crosstour is currently making its way to dealerships across the country. It offers a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and a variety of features that differ slightly based on trim level, including either a 192-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine or a 278-horsepower, V6 engine.

The 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord

Earlier this week, the 2015 Honda Accord officially arrived to our dealership in Waco! The new Accord comes with a few awesome upgrades, including an available HomeLink system, which can sync up with your garage door and home security system, and an available blind spot monitoring system. Like its 2014 predecessor, the new Accord comes with powerful engine options and a body structure that earned it the Top Safety Pick Plus title from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The 2015 Honda Fit

2015 Honda Fit

If you're one of our blog's regular visitors or just a Honda Fit fan, you probably already know that the 2015 Honda Fit arrived to dealerships a few months ago. In case you missed the scoop on the Fit, you should know it comes with a completely redesigned body, which gives it a classier look while maximizing safety for occupants. Plus, it offers things like a standard backup camera, standard Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, an available 7-inch audio touchscreen, an available moonroof, an available blind spot monitoring system, and more!

The 2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Honda Pilot

The new Pilot took us all by surprise with the addition of its Special Edition trim level, which offers a DVD rear entertainment system, Sirius Radio, a power moonroof, and cool special edition badging. All 2015 Pilots come with 250-horsepower engines, backup cameras, and variable cylinder management, which helps Pilot owners conserve gas at cruising speeds. 

The 2015 Honda Odyssey 

2015 Honda Odyssey

Did you know the 2014 Honda Odyssey was the best-selling minivan in the U.S. in 2013? And that it was the only minivan to earn a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety? And that it's the first minivan in history to come with an available in-vehicle vacuum? Well, the good news is that the 2015 Honda Odyssey offers the same protection, performance, and ergonomic features as the 2014 model. If you're looking for a phenomenal new minivan, you definitely can't go wrong with the Odyssey!

Did one of these 2015 Hondas strike your fancy? Request a quote from us at Greg May Honda!

 

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2015 Sorento vs. 2015 Pilot in Waco: 11 Ways the Pilot Wins

 

Want to know how the 2015 Honda Pilot stands out in comparison to the 2015 Kia Sorento? Greg May Honda in Waco thinks you should know about these advantages: 

1. The Pilot's standard V6 engine produces 59 more horsepower as well as 72 lbs.-ft. more torque than the Sorento's standard 4-cylinder engine. 

2. With an engine control system, the new Pilot can shut down half of its engine's cylinders at cruising speeds to conserve fuel. The Sorento doesn't offer this.

3. Front brake rotors that are bigger than the Sorento's enhance how quickly and efficiently the Pilot stops on the Road.

4. Standard dual zone air conditioning keeps Pilot passengers more comfortable. Only certain trim levels of the Sorento come with this key ergonomic feature.

5. The 2015 Pilot's height-adjustable shoulder belts in the front and middle rows keep occupants safer. Unfortunately, the 2015 Sorento isn't equipped with height-adjustable shoulder belts in its middle row. 

6. Motor Trend tests determined that the Pilot is faster than the Sorento.

7. The Pilot's fuel tank is much larger than the Sorento's: 21 gallons vs. 17.4 gallons. This means you don't have to stop at the pump nearly as often.

8. Consumer Reports predicts that the 2015 Pilot will be 23% more reliable than the 2015 Sorento.

9. An unlimited corrosion warranty means you worry less in the Pilot. The Sorento's corrosion warranty expires after 100,000 miles.

10. Front and rear gas-charged shocks mean you stay in control of the Pilot even on choppy, uneven roads. Without gas-charged shocks, controlling the Sorento can be more difficult in some situations. 

11. The Pilot has 2.3 more cubic feet of space for passengers, and it offers seating for eight. The Sorento only provides seating accommodations for seven people.

Curious about how the 2015 Pilot beats other competitors? Drop us a line at Greg May Honda! And schedule a test drive in a new Pilot if you think it may be a good fit.

 

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Honda Summer Cheerance in Waco

 

It's going to be a cheerful week thanks to Honda! Greg May Honda in Waco is excited to announce that this week, August 4 through August 8, is the Honda Summer Cheerance Event, a brand new Honda initiative with the aim of spreading joy to 3,000,000 people in the form of videos, memes, social media posts, gifts, concerts, and more! Once Honda has reached 3,000,000 people with their cheerful content, events, and presents, the automaker is going to offer up some more kindness and donate $100,000 to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  

Honda's already served up some heartwarming and funny Cheerance videos on their YouTube page, and there will be many more to come over the next few days! Plus, the automaker will be interacting with and giving away cool stuff to users on Twitter and Facebook. Look for "#Cheerance." It'll be trending on social media this week, and Honda might just select you as one of their recipients of cheer!  

If you're looking to buy a new car, Honda will also be providing you with plenty of opportunities to save this week too. Their Summer Clearance Event is still going on, and you can take advantage of pricing specials on their whole lineup as well as 0.9% APR financing. Be sure to check out the deals.  

Are you pumped about the Honda Summer Cheerance Event? Greg May Honda certainly is! Are you ready to trade in your car for a new Honda for a great price? Try out our trade valuation tool and check out our new Hondas!

 

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2015 HR-V in Waco

 

2015 Honda HR-V

Need something a little smaller than your ordinary crossover but a little bigger and more versatile than a sedan? The 2015 Honda HR-V is the perfect match! In case you haven't heard of the HR-V yet, Greg May Honda in Waco is here to fill you in on what this brand new addition to the Honda lineup will offer.  

The HR-V will arrive to Honda dealerships this upcoming winter, and Honda hasn't released all of the specifics about this new car yet, but they have offered a few key details about its groundbreaking features. For instance, we know that the new HR-V will take some cues from two other Hondas: the CR-V and the Fit. In fact, the HR-V will look quite a bit like the CR-V in the front. And it'll come with a Magic Seat, like the Fit. Its Magic Seat will allow for an incredible amount of space for cargo and help the new car distinguish itself in the mini SUV class.  

The HR-V will be around 7 inches longer than the Fit and 9 inches shorter than the CR-V. It'll come with a unique center-tank layout, which will maximize the amount of overall space provided to occupants. It will also have hidden rear door handles, which will give it a sportier, sleeker exterior aesthetic.  

Edmunds predicts that the new Honda will come with a 1.5-liter, 130-horsepower engine and continuously variable transmission, like the 2015 Honda Fit.  Honda hasn't officially released any details about the Honda HR-V's powertrain, however. It's possible that the HR-V's 4-cylinder engine will be a little more powerful than the Fit's.  

We also predict that the new Honda will offer things like a standard backup camera, standard Bluetooth, and available smartphone integration. As soon as we learn more about the 2015 Honda HR-V, we'll let you know.  

If you need a new car before this winter, Greg May Honda hopes you'll check out our current inventory selection online, and feel free to request a free quote from us!

 

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New Mitsubishi Mirage vs. New Fit in Waco

 

Interested in both the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2015 Honda Fit? Greg May Honda is here to help you compare the two subcompact cars! Here's what they both offer in terms of advantages: 

How the 2015 Fit Excels  

2015 Honda Fit

  • The new Fit offers modern, innovative safety advantages like daytime running lights, active head restraints, and mirrors that help show what's in the car's blind spot. Plus, the Fit weighs between 462 and 613 pounds more than the Mirage, which makes it safer on the road.

  • The 2015 Fit's engine is way more powerful than the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage's engine. It produces 130 horsepower vs. the Mirage's engine's 74 horsepower, and it produces 114 lbs.-ft. of torque vs. the Mirage's 74 lbs.-ft. of torque.

  • The Fit's fuel tank is larger than the Mirage's: 10.6 gallons vs. 9.2 gallons.

  • The Fit comes with standard six-speed manual transmission. The Mirage only offers 5-speed manual.

  • With a wheelbase that's 3.1 inches longer, the Fit handles more efficiently on the road.

  • A maintenance minder system keeps Fit drivers in the know about their car's scheduled maintenance needs. Mirage drivers don't have this luxury.

  • The Fit offers an automatic headlight on/off feature, which adds some convenience to driving the vehicle. Mirage drivers have to put forth some extra effort to turn their headlights on and off.

How the 2014 Mirage Excels  

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

  • A standard cargo area cover keeps items stored in the back of the 2014 Mirage out of sight. The 2015 Fit doesn't offer this as a standard feature.  

  • The new Mirage comes with a knee airbag, which offers some extra protection. The Fit only has airbags for the upper half of its driver and front passenger's bodies.

  • The new Mitsubishi subcompact offers free roadside assistance for the first 60 months.

  • With standard automatic climate control, the new Mirage simplifies controlling its temperature for occupants. The Fit doesn't offer automatic climate control.

Are you almost sold on the Fit, but do you want to try it out first? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda

 

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