Wondering what makes the 2014 Honda Insight stand out from its hybrid car competitors? Greg May Honda, your Honda dealer in Waco, thinks a lot of things distinguish the Insight, but the car's innovative, green features and cutting-edge technology, in particular, are definitely worth considering. Here's what we think you should know about the Insight's green innovation and the high-tech experience it offers:
Honda has been perfecting their eco-friendly hybrid technology since they released the first ever hybrid car to hit the U.S. market in 1999. The 2014 Honda Insight makes use of things like continuously variable transmission (CVT), regenerative braking, and an exceptionally efficient 1.3-liter, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine to provide incredible fuel economy and produce fewer emissions that are harmful to the environment.
Thanks to its innovatively green mechanics, the new Insight is able to boast a combined fuel economy rating of 42 mpg, a city fuel economy rating of 41 mpg, and a highway fuel economy rating of 44 mpg, which means it saves its owner quite a bit on fuel and does the environment a favor by not needlessly wasting a non-renewable resource. Additionally, the Insight is able to achieve an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle status from the EPA due to its eco-friendly specs.
A High-Tech Experience
Like the majority of the 2014 Honda lineup, the 2014 Insight is decked out with the latest technology. Some of the Insight's high-tech highlights include a USB audio interface, audio controls mounted to the steering wheel, a multi-information display, and smartphone-compatible Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. Additional technology like the car's Econ Button and Eco Assist feature allow drivers to monitor fuel consumption and adjust engine settings to conserve fuel. These two technologically advanced features further reduce the Insight's carbon footprint and distinguish the vehicle as green leader.
Thinking about switching over to a hybrid car like the 2014 Honda Insight? Visit us at Greg May Honda to learn more about the Insight, and try out our free tool to value your trade-in to take one step closer to getting behind the wheel of your very own hybrid car!
If you've narrowed down your compact car options to a short list, and both the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Kia Forte have made the cut, here are a few things Greg May Honda, your Waco Honda dealer, thinks you should know about how the two compare when it comes to protection on the road and overall performance:
2014 Civic vs. 2014 Forte: Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2014 Civic 4-door model a Top Pick +, which is the highest rating issued by the institute. Additionally, the 2014 Civic Coupe was named a Top Pick by the IIHS, the second highest title granted by the institute. Plus, the new Civic earned an overall 5-star rating in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests. It's no surprise that the Civic has been awarded top safety accolades with safety specs like blind spot mirrors and an advanced compatibility engineering body structure.
The 2014 Kia Forte can claim an impressive overall safety profile with features like 4-wheel ABS brakes, a brake assist system, and standard driver, passenger, front side, and side airbags. However, most cars in the Forte's class, including the 2014 Civic, also come with these features. Furthermore, the IIHS did not name the new Kia Forte a Top Pick + or Top Pick. And the NHTSA only gave the Forte an overall rating of 4-stars based on the car's performance in the administration's measures.
2014 Civic vs. 2014 Forte: Performance
The 2014 Civic's aerodynamic body, high-tech transmission, and efficient engine distinguish the car as a top performer. Specifically, the Civic's engine paired with its innovative continuously variable transmission allow the vehicle to achieve an exceptional highway fuel economy rating of 39 mpg and an equally incredible city fuel economy rating of 30 mpg. Additionally, the Civic's engine in addition to its overall body structure and mechanics allow the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 9.7 seconds.
Although the 2014 Kia Forte's engine does produce a little more horsepower than the Civic's (148 hp vs. 143 hp), it doesn't make much of a difference on the road. In fact, the Forte takes a whole 10.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60. And without features like continuously variable transmission, the Forte can only offer 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
We've only outlined a bit of what the 2014 Civic has to offer in comparison to competitors like the 2014 Forte. Contact us or schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda to learn more!
Can you guess which mid-size car had the highest production numbers last year in North America? Greg May Honda, your Waco car dealer, is proud to announce it was the Honda Accord! 2013 was the first year any mid-size car outranked the Toyota Camry in terms of production numbers in North America.
Last year, a grand total of 466,695 Honda Accord sedans and coupes were produced at Honda's plant in Marysville, Ohio. Meanwhile, in Georgetown, Kentucky, only 445,973 Camrys made it out of the Toyota production plant in 2013.
Both Honda and Toyota are highly skilled at inventory management and make production decisions based on advanced consumer research. This increase in Accord production signals an increase in consumer interest in the Accord and Hondas in general. In fact, 2013 was the second-best year for Honda in terms of international sales in the automaker's history. The automaker increased its overall sales numbers by 7.2% from 2012. Honda was able to accomplish this while many automakers still struggle in the wake of the recession.
The Honda Accord and the entire Honda lineup have won no shortage of awards in recent years based on safety, overall performance, and consumer satisfaction. In fact, the 2014 Accord was recently honored by Kelley Blue Book as one of the family-friendliest cars of the year. Plus, the 2014 Accord has won top titles from organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It's no surprise that the Accord's production and sales numbers are steadily increasing!
Interested in a 2014 Honda Accord at Greg May Honda? Get your free eQuote today!
Greg May Honda in Waco would like to introduce you to the 2014 Honda Civic. The new Civic exceeds expectations in terms of performance specifics, safety performance, and entertainment technology. Here are some of the key things this new Honda offers:
2014 Honda Civic Performance Specifics
For a Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle, the new Honda Civic's engine is impressively powerful, producing a total of 143 horsepower and giving less environmentally-friendly competitors a run for their money. Plus, the new Civic's Continuously Variable Transmission allows for a divinely smooth ride and optimal engine performance at all speeds and in all conditions. A Drive-by-Wire Throttle System also enhances the way the Civic responds to driving conditions and adds to the Civic's overall performance abilities.
2014 Honda Civic Safety Performance
The 2014 Civic is equipped with the latest and greatest in safety technology. Daytime running headlights and taillights, airbags that protect front passengers from all possible angles, and an anti-lock braking system with electronic braking distribution help maximize occupant safety in the Civic. Plus, the Civic's Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure dramatically reduces danger and vehicle damage in crashes. The 2014 Civic hasn't undergone crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety this year yet, but we can assume it will follow in the footsteps of the 2013 Honda Civic and earn the highest honors from the institute.
2014 Honda Civic Entertainment
This year's Civic is a leader in entertainment technology. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen display, a USB audio interface, a rearview camera, and steering wheel-mounted controls, for starters. Pandora compatibility and an updated HondaLink suite of apps further ensure you stay connected to the media you crave on your daily journeys.
Interested in this year's Civic? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda!
Overwhelmed with your new minivan options? Greg May Honda in Waco wants to equip you with the knowledge you need to decide on the perfect minivan for your family. If you’re trying to learn more about the 2014 Honda Odyssey and the 2013 Mazda 5, keep reading, and we’ll detail some important things to know about each minivan’s safety and performance.
2014 Honda Odyssey Safety and Performance
The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the only new minivan to win the highest honor of Top Safety Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Some of the features that make the new Odyssey one of the safest vehicles on the road include active head restraints, height-adjustable seatbelts, daytime running headlights, and a plastic fuel tank.
In terms of overall performance, the Honda Odyssey definitely doesn’t disappoint. Its 248 horsepower, V6 engine allows for an impressive acceleration time of 7.3 seconds for the vehicle to get from 0 to 60 mph. Additionally, its 21-gallon fuel tank ensures fewer trips to the gas station. And its six-speed automatic transmission takes the minivan’s performance to an unprecedented level of excellence.
2013 Mazda 5 Safety and Performance
Just like the 2014 Honda Odyssey, the 2013 Mazda 5 covers the modern safety basics with 360 degrees of airbag protection for front passengers, front seatbelt pretensioners, 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, and front wheel drive. The Mazda 5 did not, however, earn the title of Top Safety Pick Plus. Furthermore, the new Mazda minivan is lacking safety features like a plastic fuel tank, active head restraints, height-adjustable seatbelts, and daytime running headlights.
The 2013 Mazda 5 can claim a few performance advantages like front and rear stabilizer bars that improve cornering in addition to a city fuel economy rating of 22 mpg, but it’s not quite as impressive as the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The Mazda 5’s engine only produces 157 horsepower, and the Mazda minivan takes a total of 9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Plus, its five-speed automatic transmission means it doesn’t perform as efficiently as its Honda competitor.
The 2014 Honda Odyssey has a lot more to offer than we’ve outlined here, including a revolutionary in-vehicle vacuum. If you want to experience what it’s like to drive a new Odyssey, visit us at Greg May Honda. And feel free to schedule a test drive beforehand!
Was taking better care of your car on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Even if it wasn’t, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to pay a little more attention to your vehicle’s needs. Greg May Honda, your Honda service center in Waco, would like to help you get your car ready for the rest of 2014. Here are a few New Year service suggestions for you to keep in mind that we hope will save you trouble and money in the long run:
Check your maintenance schedule.
If you have a Honda, you can check your vehicle’s maintenance schedule online on the Honda website. Many car manufacturers also offer maintenance schedules online or in owners’ manuals. If you find out it’s time to take your car in for some kind of routine service, now’s a great time to do it, especially if you want to lose the worry for the rest of the year.
Make sure your battery’s 2014-ready.
If it’s been a while since you’ve swapped out your battery, or you notice that your car’s hesitating a little when you start it up, consider getting it tested or testing it yourself. If your battery’s weatherworn or timeworn, it’s definitely a good idea to invest in a new one sooner rather than later.
Inspect your car’s windshield wipers.
Prep your car for April, May, June, and July showers with some new wipers. It’s often recommended that you get new windshield wipers for your car every year or so. New wipers are a minor expense that ultimately can save you a lot of trouble when it starts pouring cats and dogs later this year.
Test out you’re A/C.
It’s not quite warm enough to need your car’s A/C, but it will be sooner than you think! Now’s an excellent time to make sure your vehicle’s air conditioning is working well. If you discover it’s in need of some work, you can either get it repaired now or save up over the next few months before you really need air conditioning in your car.
These are just some of the things you can do to prep your car for the next 11 months. Greg May Honda hopes your New Year is off to a great start and that it continues without any car trouble! Oh, and don’t forget to check out our current service specials!
Greg May Honda, your Waco Honda dealer, would like to close out the year by paying homage to the 2013 Honda Civic, one of our favorite 2013 cars. If you're considering the 2013 Honda Civic, you might be wondering how it compares to another popular subcompact, the 2013 Ford Focus. Here's what you should know about each car's performance capabilities and economic advantages:
2013 Honda Civic Performance
The 2013 Honda Civic is reliable, efficient, and safe. Because of its superior reliability, J.D. Power and Associates ranked the Civic third among subcompact cars in its Initial Quality Study. On the road, the 2013 Honda uses features like large front brake rotors, available side mirror defoggers, and a single overhead camshaft to ensure efficiency. Additionally, safety specs like standard whiplash protection, daytime running lights, and standard brake assist keep occupants safe in the Civic.
2013 Ford Focus Performance
The 2013 Ford Focus has earned some accolades thanks to its 160 horsepower, 4-cylinder engine and free roadside assistance, but it doesn't quite measure up to the 2013 Honda Civic in a number of ways. It was not ranked among the top three in J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study. Its front brake rotors are smaller than the Civics, and its dual overhead cams make its engine more difficult to repair. Furthermore, without features like available side mirror defoggers, standard whiplash protection, daytime running lights, and standard brake assist, the 2013 Focus isn't quite as safe as its Honda rival.
2013 Honda Civic Economic Advantages
The 2013 Civic saves its owner in the long run. The Car Book gives the Civic its top rating for insurance savings. Plus, Intellichoice estimates that the Civic will retain up to 59.07% of its value after five years. It's also important to keep in mind that the Civic saves its owner on fuel. Available models get between 36 miles per gallon and 41 miles per gallon the highway, which means fewer trips to gas stations.
2013 Ford Focus Economic Advantages
The 2013 Focus won't go down in history as the least cost-efficient subcompact, but it doesn't quite offer the same economic advantages as the 2013 Civic. For instance, it only received the third highest rating for insurance savings from The Car Book. Intellichoice estimates that it only retains up to 54.46% of its value after five years. Additionally, in terms of fuel savings, the Focus offers a little less the Civic, only allowing for a maximum of 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
We've outlined some of the key ways in which the 2013 Honda Civic and 2013 Ford Focus differ. Overall, we think the Civic is the better buy. We hope you'll check out the brand new 2013 Honda Civics at Greg May Honda, and please don't hesitate to schedule a test drive with us!
Greg May Honda keeps up with the latest Honda trends and news and tries to keep our Waco customers informed about exciting things going on in the world of Honda. Last month at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda announced details about a new car they've had in the works for a while: the 2015 Honda Urban crossover. We're thrilled to provide some specifics about this new Honda concept. Here's what you should know about the 2015 Urban:
2015 Honda Urban Exterior Design
The new Honda Urban exemplifies what it means to be a small crossover SUV in terms of design. The front exterior of the car is sleek and styled like a coupe. Its rear is rounded and reminiscent of a hatchback. Overall, the Urban's body is chiseled, sleek, and modern. It will be a sight to behold on the road in Waco once it arrives!
2015 Honda Urban Interior Comfort
The Urban is designed to give the driver and front passenger all of the space they'd expect from a crossover SUV. Backseat passengers have plenty of room too, and Honda's Magic Seats make a number of convenient seating configurations possible.
2015 Honda Urban Performance
Car buyers will be able to choose from three different Urban powertrain options: gasoline, hybrid, and diesel. Each option will make use of Honda's innovative Earth Dreams engine technology, which increases fuel efficiency and improves performance on the road. Additionally, consumers will have the choice of either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive based on their preferences of how they'd like the crossover to perform.
As we get them, we'll pass along more details about the new Honda Urban, which is slated for a U.S. release in 2014. In the meantime, be sure to browse the Greg May Honda inventory and request an eQuote from us if you're in the market to buy a new car in Waco!
Searching for a pre-owned car in Waco? End your search at Greg May Honda! We're waiting to hand over the keys to a number of used sedans, trucks, and SUVs. We think there's something for everyone at our dealership. Here's a sneak peak at some of the pre-owned vehicles at Greg May Honda:
2013 Chevy Impala LT
We have quite a few pre-owned Chevrolet Impala models to choose from at our dealership. This particular model comes with a V6 cylinder engine, automatic transmission, and only 15,909 miles. At $17,992, it's definitely a worthwhile investment.
2009 Ford Escape Limited
The SUV options at Greg May Honda are many, and this Ford Escape Model is a prime example of the quality of our selection. It comes with a V6 engine, 5-star crash ratings, leather seats, satellite radio, and more for just $15,744.
2010 Honda Accord Sedan EX
We've got sedans galore at our dealership, and this is one of our favorites. This 2010 Accord only has 34,880 miles and comes with a moonroof, multi-CD changer, 5-star crash ratings, keyless entry, 4-wheel disc brakes, and more. For just $17,221, you can take this Accord home with you.
2003 Honda Pilot EX
This 2003 Honda Pilot is one of the many vehicles at our dealership that costs less than $10,000. We think this particular Pilot is a great option because it comes with leather seats, a premium sound system, privacy glass, keyless entry, and a comfortable third row of seats. For just $8,716, it's yours!
These are just a few of the pre-owned options at Greg May Honda right now. Visit our dealership to see the full selection, and feel free to schedule a test drive of one of the vehicles mentioned above!
The right subcompact car can save you on gas and make maneuvering on the road and in parking situations a lot simpler. Figuring out which subcompact car is right for you isn't necessarily easy, though. Luckily, Greg May Honda is here to help you compare new cars in Waco and sift through the options. If you're wondering about how the 2013 Honda Fit and 2013 Ford Focus differ, here's what you should know:
2013 Honda Fit Safety Features
To protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash, the 2013 Fit comes with Active Head Restraints. The car also includes Daytime Running Lights to increase its presence on the road. Additionally, the Fit's side airbags shut off if they detect a passenger leaning on the door or if they detect that a passenger is a child based on height and weight. These are just some of the many safety features the Fit has to offer.
2013 Ford Focus Safety Features
Like the 2013 Fit, the 2013 Focus has front-wheel drive, traction control, antilock brakes, and front and side airbags. Unlike the Fit, the Focus does not have Active Head Restraints, Daytime Running Lights, or airbags that shut on and off depending on passenger behavior, height, and weight. The lack of these essential safety features makes the Focus inferior in terms of safety.
2013 Honda Fit Performance
As you can tell from the video about Jason and his Fit, Honda Fits are great cars for making memories. They're also reliable and perform exceptionally well on the road. The 2013 Honda Fit is easily able to maneuver because of its size. In fact, it has an impressive turning circle of 34.4 feet. The Fit's relatively lightweight body also allows for the car to have exceptional handling and acceleration abilities. The Fit is not only a great performer on the road but is also reliable. J.D. Power and Associates rated the 2013 Fit as one of the top three subcompacts in terms of reliability.
2013 Ford Focus Performance
Unlike the 2013 Fit, the 2013 Focus is not considered one of the three most reliable subcompacts. Although the 2013 Focus does come with some performance perks like six-speed automatic transmission, it doesn't maneuver as well on the road as its Honda competitor. Its larger, heavier body makes changing lanes and parking more of a challenge. Additionally, the Focus's turning circle is 36 feet, which means its turns are wider.
Both the 2013 Fit and the 2013 Focus have a lot to offer, but we think the Fit is a better match for most people looking for a new subcompact car. You can experience the 2013 Honda Fit for yourself at Greg May Honda in Waco. We hope you'll schedule a test drive and stop by!