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2016 Honda Fit vs. Nissan Versa in Waco

 

Greg May Honda is here to help you on your quest for your next subcompact car! Today we're looking in-depth at two impressive vehicles in their class, the 2016 Honda Fit and the Nissan Versa in Waco.

Let's start by taking a look at safety ratings. Even though both vehicles have standard driver and passenger airbags, front side-impact airbags and side-impact head airbags, only the Honda Fit left the NHTSA front crash test with 5 stars overall for both driver's seat and passenger. The Nissan Versa didn't do so hot with only 3 stars overall for the driver's side and only 2 for the passenger. You'll be much safer in the Honda Fit.

The Fit also beats out the Nissan Versa in Waco with its engine performance. Delivering 21 more horsepower than the Versa, the Fit can go from zero to 60 in 9.1 seconds! This is compared to the Versa's 109 horsepower and zero to 60 in 10.3 seconds. The Fit also has a better transmission than the Versa, with a six-speed manual transmission, which improves performance, reduces engine wear and gets you better MPG.

So now that we have the technicalities out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff. The Fit offers a remote starting system, so you can cool off your vehicle inside the comfort of your home and never have to sit in a hot car ever again! The Versa doesn't offer a remote starting system. Additionally, all Fit models come standard with Bluetooth Streaming audio and USB audio interface on a swanky 7-inch display touch screen. The Versa has Bluetooth and a rear view camera, but on a 5.8 color display screen. Both vehicles come with their own version of wireless connectivity, the Fit with HondaLink and Versa with NissanConnect.

We might be a little biased, but the Honda Fit seems to put the Nissan Versa in Waco to shame in terms of safety, engine performance and features. What do you think? If you agree, we'd love to see you stop by Greg May Honda today to test drive the 2016 Honda Fit!

 

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8 Reasons the 2015 Honda Civic Upstages the Mitsubishi Lancer in Waco

 

If you want to test drive in Waco because you're anticipating purchasing a compact car in the near future, you might be looking into the 2015 Honda Civic and the Mitsubishi Lancer in Waco. Both are great options, however, one is ultimately the best option for you, and at Greg May Honda, we believe it’s the 2015 Honda Civic. Why? Here are 8 reasons!  
 

1.    Outstanding Safety Ratings 

  • The 2015 Honda Civic is safer than the Mitsubishi Lancer, as indicated by a crash test by the NHTSA. The neck injury risk is 41% compared to the Mitsubishi's 58%.
  • The Civic also received an overall rating of "Good" by the IIHS in its small overlap frontal offset crash test, while the Lancer received an overall rating of "Acceptable."
  • The NHTSA side impact test on both vehicles gave Civic five stars overall, and the Lancer only has a four star rating.

2.    Unlimited Warranty

  • The Civic's corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Mitsubishi Lancers (which is 100,000).
  • With 69% more Honda dealers than Mitsubishi dealers, getting serviced or assistance is much easier.

3.    Reliability

  • J.D. Power and Associates rated the Civic #3 among compact cars and the Lancer, you ask? Not even in the top three.
  • You'll really want to test drive in Waco because the Honda as a company ranks 8th in the 2014 Initial Quality Study of new car owners, as surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates. Mitsubishi ranks much farther down at 30th.
  • The 2014 survey of owners of three-year-old cars confirmed that Honda is more reliable than Mitsubishi as Honda ranked sixth in reliability by J.D. Power, Mitsubishi ranked 26th.

4.    Fuel Economy

  • According to the EPA test cycle, the Civic's standard engine trumps the Lancer in fuel mileage with 28 city/36 highway (Lancer is 25 city/34 highway).

5.    Quality Space

  • The Civic has more shoulder room than the Mitsubishi Lancer in Waco.
  • The 2015 Honda Civic offers cargo security, but the Lancer does not.

6.    Towing Capacity

  • Need to tow but not into trucks? The Civic has up to 1000 pounds of towing power (Lancer has zero towing capacity).

7.    Embellishments

  • The Civic has a telescoping steering wheel for optimal driving comfort.
  • Power locks automatically lock when your Civic hits a certain speed, which keeps you and your passengers safer on the road.
  • Standard smartphone integration is available in the Civic SE/EX/EX-L and includes voice texting and Internet radio integration.
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Civic and costs extra if you go with the Lancer.

8.    Lower Insurance Cost

  • The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that the insurance on your Civic will cost $1810 less than the Mitsubishi Lancer over a 5-year period.

 
Need we say more? All over the spectrum, the 2015 Honda Civic beats out the Mitsubishi Lancer. If you want to see for yourself, stop by Greg May Honda and take a test drive in Waco today!

 

 

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2016 Honda Fit vs. 2015 Kia Soul in Waco

 

Greg May Honda in Waco is here to make sure that you buy a vehicle to "fit" your needs. If you're just looking to get from point A to point B, the 2015 Kia Soul will do. But, if you're looking to get from point A to point B safely and with style, the Honda Fit is the car for you and you can find the 2016 Honda Fit in Waco!

 

Safety Strengths

Active Head Restraints

The 2016 Honda Fit features Active Head Restraints that protect both the driver and the passenger from whiplash caused by rear-end collisions. A seatbelt can hold you upright, but the Active Head Restraint moves the headrest forward to eliminate neck and spine injuries.

 

Daytime Running Lights

The Canadian government did a study and found that driving with lights during daytime hours reduced accidents by 11%! The 2016 Honda Fit comes equipped with daytime running lights to make it more conspicuous and easily visible.

 

NHTSA Crash Test 5-Star Safety-Rating For Both Driver & Passenger

After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a front crash test, it was concluded that the 2016 Honda Fit is safer than the 2015 Kia Soul. Compared to the Kia Soul who only received 4 stars overall for passenger safety, the 2016 Honda Fit received a 5 star overall rating for both driver and passenger safety.

 

Style & Comfort Extras

Legroom & Space

Your taller friends and family will be more comfortable in the 2016 Honda Fit because it features more front legroom and more rear legroom than the Soul. Have a long road trip scheduled? No fear, the Fit's rear seats recline, making an extended road trip restful for the passengers in the very back.

 

Remote Vehicle Starting System

There's nothing worse than waiting for a car to heat up or cool down, but you don't have to worry about that with the 2016 Honda Fit. For the colder or extremely hot days, a simple push of a button from inside of your home can start up your vehicle without even having to open the door! This Honda Fit in Waco can withstand any kind of crazy Texas weather.

 

Bluetooth and 5-inch Color LCD Screen

If you love jamming out in the car, you'll really love that the 2016 Honda Fit is set with Bluetooth ® Streaming Audio and Bluetooth ® HandsFreeLink for when you need to take a quick call. All of this is displayed on the 5-inch color LCD Screen (7-inch for 2016 Honda EX /EX-L)! Going all out with the 2016 Honda EX-L? You'll enjoy real-time traffic updates that plot alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems on the GPS screen. How cool is that?

The decision should be easy for your next compact SUV. Come take a test-drive in the 2016 Honda Fit in Waco at Greg May Honda today!                                    

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Waco New Car Comparison: 2016 HR-V vs. 2015 XV Crosstrek

 

Looking to invest in a new crossover or mini SUV in Waco? You might be looking further into the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. And, if you are, Greg May Honda is here to help you learn more about these two vehicles regarding how they compare.

Overall, we think the HR-V is the winner of these two cars. However, the XV Crosstrek has quite a bit to offer too. In comparison to the HR-V, it stands out with things like standard all-wheel drive (available but not standard on HR-V models), a larger fuel tank, fog lights, a roof rack, and heated outside mirrors. As you can probably tell, the XV Crosstrek is a bit more outdoorsy than the HR-V in some ways.

The HR-V offers more of what most drivers are looking for, though. Some of its outstanding features include blind spot mirrors, standard six-speed manual transmission, and a maintenance minder system. The XV Crosstrek doesn't have any of these features and only comes with standard five-speed manual transmission.

Additionally, the XV Crosstrek can't compare to the HR-V in terms of space. The HR-V boasts more room for passengers and more room for storage. And it manages to do this while having a smaller, lighter body than the XV Crosstrek, which means it's easier to maneuver on the road.

Have we convinced you the 2016 Honda HR-V is worth test driving? Schedule your test drive with us at Greg May Honda! We look forward to your visit!

 

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2015 Fit vs. 2015 Mirage in Waco

 

Weighing your new subcompact car options in Waco? Both the 2015 Honda Fit and 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage are excellent choices. In fact, they're such excellent choices that deciding between them can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, Greg May Honda is here to help you compare them. In this article, we'll be explaining some of the things that both of these cars bring to the table.

First off, let's take a look at the Mirage's perks. In contrast to the new Fit, the Mirage distinguishes itself with a little bit more fuel efficiency, according to EPA estimates. Additionally, the Mirage has some other benefits, including standard automatic climate control, a standard knee airbag, and optional fog lights. The Fit doesn't have these features.

Even though the Mirage has the things offered above, it still can't quite hold a candle to the 2015 Fit. This is because the Fit is the safety, performance, and entertainment champ of these two vehicle options. In terms of safety, the Fit outdid the Mirage in IIHS crash tests, and it comes with extras like daytime running lights, blind spot mirrors, and active head restraints. The Mirage doesn't offer these features.

The Fit's performance advantages are many. Most notably, its standard 4-cylinder engine produces almost twice as much horsepower as the Mirage's (130 hp vs. 74 hp). Furthermore, the Fit has 1.4 extra gallons of fuel tank capacity, a longer wheelbase, and a front stabilizer bar, which improves handling.

The Fit is also an appealing choice because it offers more passenger and cargo room than the Mirage. Plus, it has a telescoping steering wheel, standard Bluetooth, and standard smartphone integration. The Mirage doesn't offer any of these things.

Get to know the 2015 Honda Fit better at Greg May Honda! We invite you to schedule a test drive!

 

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2016 HR-V vs. 2015 Outlander Sport in Waco

 

On the lookout for a mini SUV that saves you at the pump, is easy to drive in the city and in the country, and that offers some extras to enhance your life as a driver? There's a good chance you've stumbled upon both the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. So, you might be wondering how these two cars compare. Greg May Honda has the info you're looking for! In this post, we'll explain how the new HR-V ultimately outshines the new Outlander Sport.

First off, let's start with the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport's advantages. It has a larger fuel tank than the HR-V, which means it probably allows for a longer range between fill-ups. Plus, it has steering wheel transmission control, which is an interesting and handy feature the HR-V doesn't have. Additionally, a power-adjustable driver's seat helps distinguish the Outlander Sport from the HR-V.

When it comes to overall safety, performance, and comfort, however, we think the 2016 HR-V is the true champ of these two mini SUVs. The HR-V has safety extras like blind spot mirrors that make a big difference. It also gets better fuel mileage, according to EPA estimates. Plus, it has standard six-speed manual transmission, which trumps the Outlander Sport's standard five-speed manual transmission.

It's also important to note that the new HR-V offers 2.6 extra cubic feet of room for passengers. It additionally has 9.3 extra cubic feet of room for cargo (with its rear seats down). Available smartphone integration, which the Outlander Sport also doesn't offer, further sets the new HR-V apart as the leader of these two vehicles.

So, which of these mini SUVs sounds like a better match for you? If it's the 2016 Honda HR-V, consider scheduling a test drive in one of our models at Greg May Honda!

 

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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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