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2015 Civic vs. 2015 Focus in Waco

 

How do the 2015 Honda Civic and 2015 Ford Focus compare? If you're asking yourself that question, Greg May Honda has some answers for you. Here's some important information we think you should know about the advantages each of these compact cars has: 

2015 Honda Civic's Key Advantages

  • Headrests that prevent whiplash injuries

  • Daytime running lights

  • A "Top Pick+" title from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which trumps the Focus's less impressive "Top Pick" title

  • 124% more predicted reliability on the road than the Focus, based on Consumer Reports findings

  • Better fuel economy ratings, based on EPA test cycles and estimates

  • Available continuously variable transmission, which allows for peak engine performance and efficiency

  • Larger brake rotors in the front, which enhance the Civic's stopping capabilities

  • An extra 3.9 cubic feet of space for passengers, which definitely allows for more comfort

  • A standard locking fuel door

  • Lower ownership expenses over the course of five years, according to Intellichoice

2015 Ford Focus's Key Advantages 

  • A 590-amp battery that provides some extra reliability in comparison to the Civic's 410-amp battery

  • A battery that doesn't require any maintenance

  • Available dual zone climate control

Ready to drive the 2015 Honda Civic to see if it passes muster? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda

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2015 Fit vs. 2015 Versa Note in Waco

 

Greg May Honda is here again with another informative car comparison to help you in your car buying process. Curious about how the 2015 Honda Fit and 2015 Nissan Versa Note compare? Here's some key information about their strengths in relation to each other:

2015 Honda Fit's Strengths

  • Active head restraints to protect occupants from whiplash injury

  • Daytime running lights that keep it more visible on the road during all driving conditions

  • Blind spot mirrors use wide-angle convex mirrors to help prevent collisions

  • An IIHS "Top Pick" rating for 2014

  • A 130-hp standard 4-cylinder engine that produces 114 lbs.-ft. of torque vs. the Versa Note's 109-hp engine that produces 107 lbs.-ft. of torque

  • Standard six-speed manual transmission vs. the Versa Note's standard five-speed manual transmission

  • Larger front brake rotors than the Versa Note, which enhance handling

  • A larger trunk than the Versa Note with its rear seat folded

  • A maintenance-free battery

  • A remote vehicle starting system, so the Fit can be started from inside its driver's house

  • A telescoping steering for added comfort

  • A standard automatic headlight on/off feature

  • Rear heat vents 

2015 Nissan Versa Note's Strengths

  • An optional Around View monitor in comparison to the Fit's standard backup camera

  • A plastic fuel tank (that can withstand harder impacts) than the Fit's metal fuel tank

  • A 470-amp battery vs. the Fit's 340-amp battery

Now that you know more about some of what the 2015 Honda Fit has to offer, we encourage you to learn more by taking a test drive at Greg May Honda

 

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2015 Civic vs. 2015 Corolla in Waco

 

Greg May Honda knows the compact car market is saturated with excellent choices for car buyers. That's why, in this post, we'd like to go over how two popular compact car options compare and contrast. Here's the scoop on what both the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Toyota Corolla offer:

2015 Honda Civic: How It Outshines the Corolla

  • The new Civic has blind spot mirrors, which help prevent accidents. The new Corolla doesn't.

  • An IIHS Top Pick Plus, the new Civic outdoes the Corolla in terms of crash test performance. In fact, the IIHS did not recognize the new Corolla for its safety at all. 

  • The Civic's standard 4-cylinder engine produces 143 horsepower and 129 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Corolla's standard 4-cylinder engine only produces 132 hp and 128 lbs.-ft. of torque.

  • Motor Trend tested the acceleration capabilities of both the Civic and the Corolla and found that the Civic accelerates faster than its Toyota rival.

  • The Civic stops considerably shorter than the Corolla, according to Consumer Reports.

  • The Civic's fully independent front and rear suspensions and its power steering positively affect the way it handles. The Corolla doesn't have these features.

  • 3.2 inches shorter than the Corolla, the new Civic is easier to maneuver than its competitor.

2015 Toyota Corolla: How It Outshines the Civic  

  • New Corolla models come with free scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles. New Civic models don't offer this.

  • The Corolla's trunk offers 13 cubic feet of space, while the Civic's offers 12.5 cubic feet of space. 

Think the 2015 Civic offers a bit more of what you need? Take a test drive at Greg May Honda

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2016 HR-V vs. 2015 Encore in Waco: Key HR-V Advantages

 

You've probably heard about the new kid on the block in the mini SUV class, the 2016 Honda HR-V. The new HR-V was released just last Friday, and it's already winning over the hearts of drivers and prospective car buyers. If you're wondering how the new HR-V compares to the 2015 Buick Encore, here are some of its amazing advantages we think you need to know about at Greg May Honda:

  • The HR-V has a corrosion warranty that is not mile-dependent. The Encore's corrosion warranty expires after 100,000 miles.

  • The HR-V's standard engine produces 141 horsepower, while the Encore's only produces 138 horsepower.

  • With the option of manual transmission, the HR-V offers you more control than the Encore.

  • The option of continuously variable transmission in the HR-V offers more efficiency.

  • Front and rear stabilizer bars, which the Encore doesn't come with, give the HR-V an edge when it comes to handling.

  • The new Honda mini SUV has an extra 7.3 cubic feet of space for passengers in comparison to the Encore.

  • The HR-V's rear seats recline. The Encore's don't.

  • The HR-V offers up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo room. The Encore only offers up to 48.4 cubic feet.

  • The HR-V may be easier to maneuver than its Buick competitor because it weighs between 250 to 350 lbs. less.

Ready to experience the 2016 Honda HR-V revolution for yourself? Schedule at test drive at Greg May Honda!

 

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10 Key Ways the 2016 HR-V Outdoes the 2015 Trax in Waco

 

The 2016 Honda HR-V was officially released today! If you're considering the new HR-V and other mini SUVs, here are ten HR-V advantages over the 2015 Chevrolet Trax that Greg May Honda thinks you should know about:

1. The new HR-V's corrosion warranty lasts for an unlimited number of miles. The Trax's corrosion warranty runs out after 100,000 miles. 

2. The HR-V's 4-cylinder engine produces 141 horsepower, while the Trax's 4-cylinder engine only produces 138 hp. 

3. The HR-V offers the option of manual transmission, which enhances acceleration and overall control of the vehicle. The Trax doesn't. 

4. The HR-V also offers the option of continuously variable transmission, which is a fuel-efficient choice. The Trax only offers automatic transmission.

5. The HR-V's tires are larger than the Trax's, which improves its traction.

6. With standard 17-inch wheels, the HR-V trumps the Trax, which only has 16-inch wheels.

7. Front and rear stabilizer bars enhance handling in the new HR-V. The Trax doesn't come with a rear stabilizer bar.

8. A wheelbase that's 102.8 inches in comparison to the Trax's 101.6-inch wheelbase. A longer wheelbase allows for a smoother ride and more stable handling.

9. The HR-V's rear seats recline for enhanced comfort. The Trax's don't.

10. The HR-V's total cargo room (with its seats down) is 58.8 cubic feet. The Trax's is 48.4 cubic feet.

Want to learn more about this brand new Honda? Let us know at Greg May Honda! And, if you're ready to take a test drive, be sure to schedule one with us soon! 

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8 Ways the 2016 HR-V Beats the 2015 Juke in Waco

 

Greg May Honda is thrilled to announce that Honda has officially announced that the 2016 Honda HR-V's release date will be May 15! We're very excited for the new HR-V to join the Honda lineup family at our dealership. If you're interested in purchasing a new mini SUV, you may be considering both the HR-V and competitors like the Nissan Juke. If you do happen to be comparing the HR-V and the Juke, here are eight HR-V advantages we believe you should know about: 

1. The HR-V has innovative blind spot mirrors that help reveal cars and other objects that may nearby but out of sight. The Juke doesn't have this important safety feature.

2. The Nissan Juke requires premium gasoline. The HR-V only requires regular, unleaded gasoline, which helps cut expenses.

3. The HR-V's fuel tank holds 13.2 gallons. The Juke's only holds 11.8 gallons.

4. The new HR-V's wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer than the new Juke's, which improves the way the HR-V handles.

5. The HR-V has 13.4 cubic feet of extra space for passengers in comparison to the Juke. This makes all the difference and makes passengers feel much less cramped.

6. The new HR-V's truly magical Magic Seat allows for up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo room. The Juke only offers 35.9 cubic feet.

7. A standard maintenance minder system on the HR-V makes it easier for you to know when it's time to get your car serviced. The Juke doesn't have this type of system. 

8. The HR-V has some outstanding ergonomic extras the Juke doesn't like power mirrors mounted to the driver's armrest for easy access, a telescoping steering wheel, and rear heat vents. 

Want to try the HR-V out on the road (when it arrives May 15 or later)? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda!

 

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Some Key Ways the 2015 Civic Beats the 2015 Cruze in Waco

 

Wondering how the 2015 Honda Civic compares to the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze? At Greg May Honda, we think the Civic has a ton of advantages over the Cruze. Here are just some of them:

  • With standard whiplash protection, the Civic offers some extra protection for occupants in comparison to the Cruze.

  • The Civic was officially recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its safety and declared a "Top Safety Pick Plus." The IIHS didn't recognize the Cruze for its safety.

  • The Civic's corrosion warranty lasts for an unlimited number of miles. The Cruze's corrosion warranty expires after 100,000 miles.

  • Consumer Reports predicts that Civic models will be between 60% and 97% more reliable than Cruze models.

  • Consumer Reports found that the Civic accelerated faster in speed tests than the Cruze.

  • With optional continuously variable transmission, the Civic offers even more efficiency. The Cruze doesn't have continuously variable transmission as an option.

  • The Civic stops much shorter from 70 mph and 60 mph than the Cruze, according to Car and Driver and Consumer Reports.

  • In terms of handling, fully independent suspensions and stabilizer bars distinguish the Civic. Without these features, the Cruze may offer less impressive handling.

  • The Civic weighs around 250 to 550 lbs. less than the Cruze, which may also improve its handling.

  • Since the Civic is offered as both a coupe and a sedan, it appeals to a wider variety of consumers than the Cruze, which is only offered in a four-door model.

  • One-touch power windows as well as optional voice command add some extra convenience in Civic models. Cruze models aren't equipped with these specs. 

Want to experience how great it feels to drive the Civic in comparison to other cars in its class? Come on and take a test drive at Greg May Honda

 

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10 Reasons to Choose the 2015 Accord Over the 2015 Fusion in Waco

 

Our past two blog posts focused on how the Accord compares to some of its top competitors. Now we're back with another Accord comparison for car buyers in the Waco area to consider. This time around, we'll be comparing the 2015 Honda Accord and the 2015 Ford Fusion. And we'll be zooming in on how the Accord offers more than the Fusion. Here are ten reasons we think you should choose the Accord:

1. The new Accord's active head restraints help prevent whiplash injury. The new Fusion doesn't offer these.

2. The Accord's more powerful, 550-amp battery offers some extra reliability in comparison to the Fusion's 500-amp battery.

3. With 4-cylinder engine options and V6 engine options that are more powerful than those offered by the Fusion, the new Accord has more of a presence on the road.

4. Accord buyers can take their pick of manual transmission and continuously variable transmission options. Fusion buyers are stuck with automatic.

5. The new Accord is around 250 pounds lighter than the new Fusion, which makes it easier to maneuver.

6. Ergonomic extras like a standard locking fuel door, standard dual zone a/c, and rear a/c vents all distinguish the 2015 Accord from the 2015 Fusion.

7. Noise cancellation hardware allows the Accord to provide a more pleasant, quieter experience on the road than the Fusion, which lacks this hardware.

8. According to EPA estimates, the Accord offers better gas mileage than its Ford competitor. Specifically, it offers up to 36 mpg on the highway, while the Fusion only offers up to 34 mpg. (Based on estimates. Use this information for comparison purposes only. Mileage will vary).

9. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance will cost Accord owners between $170 and $1,950 less over a four-year period than it will cost Fusion owners.

10. Intellichoice estimates that it costs between $1,934 and $2497 less to own an Accord than it costs to own a Fusion over a five-year period. 

Think the 2015 Accord is a better match for your needs than the Fusion, Malibu, and Camry? Now's your chance to schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda!

 

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2015 Accord vs. 2015 Malibu in Waco

 

You've probably landed on this page because you're comparing the 2015 Honda Accord and 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. Fortunately, Greg May Honda is at your side to help you figure out the key differences between these two vehicles. Here are some of their noteworthy features to help you get a better idea of how they compare:

2015 Accord: Noteworthy Features

  • Active head restraints

  • A corrosion warranty that lasts for an unlimited number of miles

  • Acceleration capabilities that are more impressive than the Malibu's, according to Motor Trend tests

  • A fuel-conserving engine control system for V6 models

  • A 17.2-gallon fuel tank vs. the Malibu's 15.8-gallon fuel tank

  • Available manual transmission

  • Available continuously variable transmission

  • Shorter stopping from 60 mph than the Malibu, according to Motor Trend

  • Gas-charged shocks, which improve handling

  • A longer wheelbase (109.3 inches vs. the Malibu's 107.8 inches), which also improves handling

  • A body that's between 100 and 200 lbs. lighter than the Malibu's

  • Active noise cancellation

  • 2.9 cubic feet of extra space for occupants

  • A standard locking fuel door

  • Standard automatic temperature control

  • A coupe body style

  • Five-year ownership costs that are lower than the Malibu's five-year ownership costs, according to Intellichoice

2015 Malibu: Noteworthy Features

  • An optional cross-path warning system, which can make backing up safer

  • Standard OnStar

  • Complimentary scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles

  • Standard automatic transmission, which some drivers may prefer

  • Larger standard tires than the Accord

  • Gas struts to support the hood for easier access to the engine

Now that you know more, we invite you to take a test drive in a 2015 Accord at Greg May Honda

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2015 Accord vs. 2015 Camry in Waco

 

Both the 2015 Honda Accord and the 2015 Toyota Camry bring a lot to the table. They offer so much, in fact, that it's often hard for car buyers to pick their favorite. At Greg May Honda, we have a penchant for the 2015 Accord and think it offers quite a bit more than the 2015 Camry. To help you make your own informed decision, however, we're here with some objective information about how they compare. Here are some of the benefits and reasons to consider each vehicle: 

Accord Benefits and Reasons to Consider

  • A plastic fuel tank, which is safer and stronger in the event of a collision

  • A "Top Safety Pick Plus" rating, which is the highest rating from the IIHS

  • Better fuel economy in the EPA test cycle (an estimated 36 mpg on the highway vs. the Camry's estimated 35 mpg on the highway)*

  • An engine control system to help conserve fuel for V6 models

  • Available manual transmission (not offered by the Camry)

  • Optional CVT (not offered by the Camry)

  • Shorter stopping from high speeds, according to Car and Driver

  • Computer-generated active noise cancellation

  • A quieter interior when cruising, according to Car and Driver

  • A larger trunk than the Camry (15.8 cubic feet vs. 15.4 cubic feet)

  • A towing capacity of 1000 lbs., while the Camry isn't equipped to tow

  • A remote vehicle starting system

  • Standard dual zone a/c, which is only offered by select Camry models

  • A sporty coupe body style option

*Note: Fuel economy ratings are based on EPA estimates. Mileage will vary. Use for comparison only.

Camry Benefits and Reasons to Consider

  • An available pre-collision warning system

  • An optional cross-path warning system

  • A 582-amp battery vs. the Accord's 550-amp option

  • Standard folding rear seats

Like what you've learned about the new Accord? Why not schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda?

 

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