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! :)
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!
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!
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!
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!
We're proud to announce that we've been getting some great attention from Automotive News in the past few months! As we mentioned in a previous post, the publication recently recognized both Greg May Chevrolet and Greg May Honda as top places to work in the nation. In addition to this, Automotive News also recently recognized Greg May Honda for expanding our service center according to American Honda Motor Co.'s advice.
Following American Honda's recommendation, we recently added service bays to our service center. Additionally, we added some additional parking to better serve our service center customers. Plus, we also extended our service center's hours on Saturdays. Since October, our service center has been open until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays!
American Honda asked Honda dealers to add either service bays, extended hours, or both to their service centers by 2018. Greg May Honda did both! And we put forth around $500,000 to improve our service center and increase your satisfaction. In addition to extending our hours, expanding our parking, and extending our hours, we've also given our service technicians tablets to help make their jobs easier, and we give our customers buzzers to alert them of when their cars are ready.
Now, we're happy to say our service center is able to see more customers, and more customers leave our service center happy. In fact, our customer-pay repair orders have increased by 9 percent since we finished making the improvements to our service center in September. And our customer satisfaction scores have been 4 percent more positive since we made the changes.
If your Honda needs a little TLC, we hope you'll schedule an appointment at our new and improved service center!
The Greg May Honda Service Center would like to offer some advice to car owners to help them prep their vehicles for the forthcoming winter. Here are three simple tips we think you should consider before things get really chilly in Waco:
1. Listen to your car.
Although your car obviously won't tell you when it isn't functioning as well as it used to, it may start to make subtle noises to warn you of potential issues. If it makes hesitation noises when you turn on the engine, your battery could be weak. If you hear grinding or squeaking when you stop your car, your brakes probably need attention. And if your car whines in any other way, it may be a good idea to get it checked out to set it up for success this winter.
2. Take a closer look at your tires.
If their tread looks worn down, or if they look slightly deflated, it's best to take action now before you end up in an unsafe situation when there's ice on the road. Check your tire pressure and fill your tires up with air if needed. And if your tread is severely worn down, it may be a good idea to invest in some new tires.
3. Check your heating/defrosting system.
Haven't used your car's heater or defroster yet this year? Test it out now before temperatures dip for the duration of winter. If it doesn't seem to be up to snuff, take it in to get checked out. Oh, and it's also a good idea to check your antifreeze levels to make sure you have enough antifreeze for the upcoming chilly season.
If you think your car could use some extra attention or maintenance before winter, we encourage you to consider stopping by our service center at Greg May Honda. Oh, and be sure to check out our service coupons beforehand!