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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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10 Ways the 2015 CR-V Beats the 2015 Equinox in Waco

 

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! 

 

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10 Ways the 2015 CR-V Outsmarts the 2015 Escape in Waco

 

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

 

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New Service Coupons From Your Waco Honda Service Center

 

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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?

Winterization Coupon 

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! :)

 

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2015 CR-V vs. 2015 RAV4 in Waco

 

In a previous post, Greg May Honda compared the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Nissan Rogue. Now, we'd like to compare the 2015 CR-V with another top vehicle in its class, the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Here's how the CR-V shines and the RAV4 shines, to better help you decide between the two: 

How the CR-V Shines

  • The CR-V has a Collision Mitigation Braking System for its Touring level. The RAV4 doesn't offer a comparable system.

  • The CR-V Touring's adaptive cruise control is a handy safety feature that no trim levels of the RAV4 offer.

  • A 185-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine powers the 2015 Honda CR-V, while a weaker, 176-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine powers the 2015 Toyota RAV4. Plus, the CR-V's engine produces 181 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the RAV4's engine produces just 172 lbs.-ft.

  • Motor Trend found that the CR-V was faster than the RAV4 in their speed tests.

  • Standard continuously variable transmission distinguishes the CR-V in its class. The RAV4 doesn't pleasantly surprise us with its automatic and manual transmission options.

  • Speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering makes a difference in the CR-V when maneuvering around parking lots. Without power steering, the RAV4 is harder to maneuver in some situations.

  • The CR-V has 104.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the RAV4 only offers 101.9 cubic feet.

How the RAV4 Shines

  • The RAV4's whiplash-injury-lessening seats distinguish the vehicle in terms of safety. The CR-V doesn't offer a whiplash protection system.

  • The RAV4 comes with free scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles.

  • The new RAV4 has larger standard tires than the new CR-V, which may enhance traction.

At Greg May Honda, we believe the 2015 CR-V's advantages are more compelling the RAV4's. If you're ready to try the CR-V out, be sure to schedule a test drive with us! 

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2015 Fit News from Your Honda Car Dealership in Waco

 

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just finished fully testing the 2015 Honda Fit, and Greg May Honda is thrilled to report that the new Honda received an a "5-Star Overall Vehicle Score."  This is the highest overall score given by the NHTSA, and it takes phenomenal safety features and exceptional overall protection to achieve this score.

The 2015 Fit received a five-star rating in both front and side-impact crash tests administered by the NHTSA. Additionally, the Fit received a respectable 4-star rating in the administration's rollover test. The new Honda was able to get these ultra-impressive ratings thanks to its updated structure for the 2015 model year. The Fit now comes with stronger structural steel bars as well as a body that's designed to be more resilient than ever.

Other safety features that the Fit can thank for its recent recognition as a safety leader include its rearview camera, blind spot mirrors, motion-adaptive power steering, traction control, vehicle stability assist, anti-lock brakes, and an available lane departure warning system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has also recognized the Fit for its safety aptitude. The institute gave the Fit its second-highest title of "Top Safety Pick" based on its excellent crash test performance.

The Fit is among the few cars in its class to be recognized by major U.S. organizations that assess car safety. If you want a small car that fits your lifestyle and offers you all the protection you need, consider the 2015 Honda Fit! We encourage you to check out the Fit models at Greg May Honda, and we also encourage you to take a look at all of our super safe Honda models! 

 

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2015 Small SUVs in Waco: How the CR-V Outshines the Juke

 

Looking for a small SUV in the Waco area? Perhaps you're considering both the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Nissan Juke. Although each car has its unique strengths, Greg May Honda believes the CR-V offers consumers a lot more. Here are some of the new CR-V's most compelling strengths in comparison to the Juke: 

  • Standard blind spot mirrors

  • Safety extras for its Touring trim level: collision mitigation braking and lane departure warning

  • 23% higher reliability ratings than the Juke from Consumer Reports

  • A requirement of regular, unleaded gasoline as opposed as the Juke's premium gas requirement

  • A fuel tank that holds 15.3 gallons, which trumps the Juke's 11.8-gallon tank

  • Standard automatic transmission, which costs extra for Juke owners

  • Shorter stopping from 70 mph and 60 mph, according to Car and Driver and Motor Trend

  • A wheelbase that's 3.5 inches longer than the Juke's, which allows it to handle better

  • 104.1 cubic feet of passenger space vs. the Juke's 86,7 cubic feet

  • A maintenance-free battery, which is easier than the Juke's

  • Rear a/c vents for extra passenger comfort

  • Available dual-zone a/c

  • Available adaptive cruise control

As you can probably tell, the CR-V comes with a number of performance, safety, and ergonomic benefits that distinguish it from popular small SUVs like the Juke. If you want to get a feel fro the CR-V, please schedule a test drive with us at Greg May Honda! We look forward to your visit!

 

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4 Things to Know About the 2016 Pilot in Waco

 

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Greg May Honda is excited to announce that the Honda Pilot will be completely redesigned for the 2016 model year. It will come with a brand new exterior design, significant tweaks to its interior design, high-tech upgrades, and some mechanical changes to boost its performance capabilities. Honda hasn't released too many details about the 2016 Honda Pilot, but we do expect a few things from the new Pilot. Here are four noteworthy things we expect:

1. The Pilot's body will likely look more like the Acura MDX's body. It will most likely be longer, and its headlights will probably be longer and slenderer than the Pilot's headlights in years past. Some car enthusiasts predict that the Pilot's headlights and overall body will look more like the Honda Accord than previous generations. 

2. Extra space for third-row passengers is likely coming. The Pilot's larger body will most likely allow for additional space for rear-seat passengers. This will be a very nice change for those who want a little more comfort for all occupants in the Pilot. 

3. The Pilot's ultra-powerful and competent 3.5-liter, V6 engine will likely remain the same. However, Honda may surprise us with some updates to the Pilot's transmission options. It's expected that the new Pilot will either come with the same 8-speed automatic transmission that powers the Accord or that it will come with the 9-speed automatic transmission that powers the Acura TLX.

4. The 2016 Pilot will likely be updated with optional advanced safety systems, including a lane departure warning system and blind spot monitoring system. These are becoming common optional features in Honda models, and we definitely anticipate that the redesigned Pilot will feature them.

Greg May Honda will keep you in the loop as soon as we know more about the 2016 Honda Pilot, and we'll let you know when we know of its release date. While you wait, we encourage you to browse our current new car inventory! 

 

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