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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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?
Interested in how the 2015 CR-V compares to the 2015 Equinox? Let Greg May Honda provide you with the information you need! Here are ten ways the CR-V outdoes its competitor:
1. The 2015 CR-V is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus. The IIHS didn't give the 2015 Equinox a prestigious title.
2. The 2015 Honda CR-V is the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. The 2015 Equinox isn't.
3. On the EPA test cycle, the CR-V (2WD and 4WD) gets better fuel mileage than the Equinox. Specifically, it gets up to 34 mpg on the highway, while the Equinox only gets up to 32 mpg on the highway. (Based on estimates. Use for comparison only. Mileage will vary).
4. The CR-V is easier to maneuver than the Equinox because its turning circle is 3.1 feet tighter.
5. CR-V occupants have more room to stretch their legs and move their bodies. The CR-V offers 104.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, and the Equinox only offers 99.7 cubic feet of passenger volume.
6. The CR-V also offers more cargo room than the Equinox: 35.2 cubic feet vs. 31.5 cubic feet.
7. The CR-V's standard 4-cylinder engine produces more horsepower and more torque than the Equinox's standard 4-cylinder engine.
8. The CR-V has automatic folding rear seats that fold down with the touch of a button, for your convenience. The Equinox doesn't.
9. A standard locking glove box and a standard locking fuel door keep your valuables and your gas safe in the new CR-V. The new Equinox doesn't come with these features.
10. The CR-V's built-in pollen filter and available dual-zone air conditioning enhance your comfort on the road. The Equinox provides a little less comfort without these features.
Now that you know more about how the 2015 CR-V compares to the 2015 Equinox, are you ready to schedule a test drive? If so, let Greg May Honda know!
You've probably stumbled upon this post because you're researching how the 2015 Honda CR-V and 2015 Ford Escape compare. You're in luck! Greg May Honda has some important information you should know about how the CR-V beats its rival. Here are ten ways the CR-V outsmarts the Escape:
1. The CR-V Touring's standard collision mitigation braking as well as its lane departure warning take safety up a notch. The Escape doesn't offer comparable safety features.
2. The new CR-V performed much better than the new Escape in IIHS safety tests, achieving a title of "Top Pick Plus" from the institute, while the Escape wasn't recognized for its safety.
3. Consumer Reports predicts that CR-V models will prove to be between 76% and 157% more reliable on the road than Escape models.
4. The CR-V's standard engine option produces more horsepower and torque than the Escape's standard engine option as well as its turbo engine option.
5. EPA estimates indicate that the 2015 CR-V will save its owner more on gasoline expenses than the 2015 Escape.
6. With standard continuously variable transmission, the CR-V has an edge in terms of efficiency and brisk acceleration. The Escape doesn't offer continuously variable transmission.
7. The CR-V has six extra cubic feet of passenger space in comparison to the Escape. Passengers often feel more cramped in the Escape.
8. CR-V owners benefit from a larger cargo area than Escape owners: 53.2 cubic feet vs. 34.3 cubic feet.
9. The CR-V Touring's adaptive cruise control keeps you safer when you're cruising. Escape models don't offer adaptive cruise control.
10. Consumer Reports recommends the Honda CR-V based on safety, performance, and reliability. They don't recommend the Escape.
Itching to test out the 2015 CR-V on the road? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda!
How's your Honda doing? If you think it might be in need of some attention, or if you know it's in need of a particular service, Greg May Honda is here with some new service coupons that we hope will benefit you. Here are some of our current coupons, which expire 2/28/2015:
High Mileage Club Coupon
Does your car have over 100,000 miles on it? You can now save $10 off any service or repair on Tuesdays or Thursdays at Greg May Honda! Just bring in the valid coupon you've printed off from our website. If you know your car's in need of work, why wait and pay $10 more?
The groundhog predicted several more weeks of winter! Prep your car for the rest of winter, spring, and the summer heat with this coupon, which gives you a free battery test, tire inspection, radiator inspection, and more!
Recall Check Coupon
Bring this coupon into our service center, and we'll investigate (for free) whether there are any safety recalls or campaigns that need to be brought to your attention regarding your car's performance.
Express Service Tire Rotation Coupon
Save $5 on a tire rotation at Greg May Honda with this coupon! When was the last time your rotated your tires? If you can't remember, now might be a great time, especially since you can save with our current special. Keep in mind that tire rotations help your car handle better and extend the usable life of your tires!
Want to take advantage of one of these coupons? Print it off and schedule your service with us! Oh, and feel free to print off the coupon at the top of this blog post to save even more! :)