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2015 Sorento vs. 2015 Pilot in Waco: 11 Ways the Pilot Wins

 

Want to know how the 2015 Honda Pilot stands out in comparison to the 2015 Kia Sorento? Greg May Honda in Waco thinks you should know about these advantages: 

1. The Pilot's standard V6 engine produces 59 more horsepower as well as 72 lbs.-ft. more torque than the Sorento's standard 4-cylinder engine. 

2. With an engine control system, the new Pilot can shut down half of its engine's cylinders at cruising speeds to conserve fuel. The Sorento doesn't offer this.

3. Front brake rotors that are bigger than the Sorento's enhance how quickly and efficiently the Pilot stops on the Road.

4. Standard dual zone air conditioning keeps Pilot passengers more comfortable. Only certain trim levels of the Sorento come with this key ergonomic feature.

5. The 2015 Pilot's height-adjustable shoulder belts in the front and middle rows keep occupants safer. Unfortunately, the 2015 Sorento isn't equipped with height-adjustable shoulder belts in its middle row. 

6. Motor Trend tests determined that the Pilot is faster than the Sorento.

7. The Pilot's fuel tank is much larger than the Sorento's: 21 gallons vs. 17.4 gallons. This means you don't have to stop at the pump nearly as often.

8. Consumer Reports predicts that the 2015 Pilot will be 23% more reliable than the 2015 Sorento.

9. An unlimited corrosion warranty means you worry less in the Pilot. The Sorento's corrosion warranty expires after 100,000 miles.

10. Front and rear gas-charged shocks mean you stay in control of the Pilot even on choppy, uneven roads. Without gas-charged shocks, controlling the Sorento can be more difficult in some situations. 

11. The Pilot has 2.3 more cubic feet of space for passengers, and it offers seating for eight. The Sorento only provides seating accommodations for seven people.

Curious about how the 2015 Pilot beats other competitors? Drop us a line at Greg May Honda! And schedule a test drive in a new Pilot if you think it may be a good fit.

 

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Honda Summer Cheerance in Waco

 

It's going to be a cheerful week thanks to Honda! Greg May Honda in Waco is excited to announce that this week, August 4 through August 8, is the Honda Summer Cheerance Event, a brand new Honda initiative with the aim of spreading joy to 3,000,000 people in the form of videos, memes, social media posts, gifts, concerts, and more! Once Honda has reached 3,000,000 people with their cheerful content, events, and presents, the automaker is going to offer up some more kindness and donate $100,000 to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.  

Honda's already served up some heartwarming and funny Cheerance videos on their YouTube page, and there will be many more to come over the next few days! Plus, the automaker will be interacting with and giving away cool stuff to users on Twitter and Facebook. Look for "#Cheerance." It'll be trending on social media this week, and Honda might just select you as one of their recipients of cheer!  

If you're looking to buy a new car, Honda will also be providing you with plenty of opportunities to save this week too. Their Summer Clearance Event is still going on, and you can take advantage of pricing specials on their whole lineup as well as 0.9% APR financing. Be sure to check out the deals.  

Are you pumped about the Honda Summer Cheerance Event? Greg May Honda certainly is! Are you ready to trade in your car for a new Honda for a great price? Try out our trade valuation tool and check out our new Hondas!

 

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2015 HR-V in Waco

 

2015 Honda HR-V

Need something a little smaller than your ordinary crossover but a little bigger and more versatile than a sedan? The 2015 Honda HR-V is the perfect match! In case you haven't heard of the HR-V yet, Greg May Honda in Waco is here to fill you in on what this brand new addition to the Honda lineup will offer.  

The HR-V will arrive to Honda dealerships this upcoming winter, and Honda hasn't released all of the specifics about this new car yet, but they have offered a few key details about its groundbreaking features. For instance, we know that the new HR-V will take some cues from two other Hondas: the CR-V and the Fit. In fact, the HR-V will look quite a bit like the CR-V in the front. And it'll come with a Magic Seat, like the Fit. Its Magic Seat will allow for an incredible amount of space for cargo and help the new car distinguish itself in the mini SUV class.  

The HR-V will be around 7 inches longer than the Fit and 9 inches shorter than the CR-V. It'll come with a unique center-tank layout, which will maximize the amount of overall space provided to occupants. It will also have hidden rear door handles, which will give it a sportier, sleeker exterior aesthetic.  

Edmunds predicts that the new Honda will come with a 1.5-liter, 130-horsepower engine and continuously variable transmission, like the 2015 Honda Fit.  Honda hasn't officially released any details about the Honda HR-V's powertrain, however. It's possible that the HR-V's 4-cylinder engine will be a little more powerful than the Fit's.  

We also predict that the new Honda will offer things like a standard backup camera, standard Bluetooth, and available smartphone integration. As soon as we learn more about the 2015 Honda HR-V, we'll let you know.  

If you need a new car before this winter, Greg May Honda hopes you'll check out our current inventory selection online, and feel free to request a free quote from us!

 

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New Mitsubishi Mirage vs. New Fit in Waco

 

Interested in both the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2015 Honda Fit? Greg May Honda is here to help you compare the two subcompact cars! Here's what they both offer in terms of advantages: 

How the 2015 Fit Excels  

2015 Honda Fit

  • The new Fit offers modern, innovative safety advantages like daytime running lights, active head restraints, and mirrors that help show what's in the car's blind spot. Plus, the Fit weighs between 462 and 613 pounds more than the Mirage, which makes it safer on the road.

  • The 2015 Fit's engine is way more powerful than the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage's engine. It produces 130 horsepower vs. the Mirage's engine's 74 horsepower, and it produces 114 lbs.-ft. of torque vs. the Mirage's 74 lbs.-ft. of torque.

  • The Fit's fuel tank is larger than the Mirage's: 10.6 gallons vs. 9.2 gallons.

  • The Fit comes with standard six-speed manual transmission. The Mirage only offers 5-speed manual.

  • With a wheelbase that's 3.1 inches longer, the Fit handles more efficiently on the road.

  • A maintenance minder system keeps Fit drivers in the know about their car's scheduled maintenance needs. Mirage drivers don't have this luxury.

  • The Fit offers an automatic headlight on/off feature, which adds some convenience to driving the vehicle. Mirage drivers have to put forth some extra effort to turn their headlights on and off.

How the 2014 Mirage Excels  

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

  • A standard cargo area cover keeps items stored in the back of the 2014 Mirage out of sight. The 2015 Fit doesn't offer this as a standard feature.  

  • The new Mirage comes with a knee airbag, which offers some extra protection. The Fit only has airbags for the upper half of its driver and front passenger's bodies.

  • The new Mitsubishi subcompact offers free roadside assistance for the first 60 months.

  • With standard automatic climate control, the new Mirage simplifies controlling its temperature for occupants. The Fit doesn't offer automatic climate control.

Are you almost sold on the Fit, but do you want to try it out first? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda

 

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The 2015 Fit in Waco is a Winner!

 

2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit has just been at dealerships for a couple of months, and it's already winning top honors! In fact, Greg May Honda is thrilled to announce that the new Fit has received rave reviews across the board and has received top ratings and titles from U.S. News and World Report.  

Specifically, U.S. News and World Report named the Fit #1 in the Affordable Small Cars category and #1 in the Affordable Subcompact Car category. Plus, the publication gave the Fit an overall rating of 8.9 on a scale of 10. This type of rating is only reserved for the best of the best in the car industry.  

According to U.S. News and World Report, some of the reasons the Fit stands out from the crowd include its large cargo area (thanks to its Magic Seat), its incredible fuel economy ratings, its ample room for passengers, and its smooth ride. According to the publication, the Fit only comes with minor imperfections like an engine that makes a little more noise than some of the cars in its class.  

It'll be exciting to see what other awards and honors the 2015 Fit receives as its tenure continues. Honda put a lot of work into making the new Fit safe, dependable, comfortable, and fun.  

At Greg May Honda, we sure do think the 2015 Honda Fit has a lot to offer, and we agree with U.S. News and World Report about the Fit being #1. If you're interested in this new Honda subcompact, schedule a test spin with us! 

 

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Honda Environment News in Waco: Victory for Honda Short Films

 

Greg May Honda in Waco is thrilled to announce some exciting news about a recent Honda victory at the 2014 Telly Awards. Honda's short film, "Never Ending Race, won awards in two top categories for online videos: Green/Eco-Friendly and Social Responsibility.  

"Never Ending Race," features the story of how Honda led the pack in the 1970s by creating engine technology that dramatically reduced the emissions levels of their vehicles, helping to reduce smog and pave the way for other car companies to develop similar technology. The film also highlights some of Honda's more recent achievements as a leader in producing low emissions vehicles.  

"Never Ending Race," is one of Honda's many short films about the company's commitment to eco-friendly innovation in the car industry. Honda has over 28 short films on their YouTube channel that highlight the ways in which the automaker reduces the carbon footprints of its vehicles.  

We encourage you to take a look at "Never Ending Race" as well a Honda's other short films. Honda's short films illustrate just how much the automaker cares about the planet and just how dedicated the automaker is to revolutionizing the car industry with environmentally-friendly technology.  

At Greg May Honda, we couldn't be prouder of our wide selection of eco-friendly Hondas! If you're looking for a new car in Waco, we hope you'll stop by and check them out. And we hope you'll use our tool to value your trade if you're looking to buy a car soon!

 

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2015 Honda Pilot in Waco

 

2015 Honda Pilot

Honda took us all by surprise at the beginning of this month and released the 2015 Honda Pilot. Until its release, Honda hadn't revealed any details about this new SUV to dealerships or to the public. Now the 2015 Honda Pilot has arrived to our Waco dealership, and Greg May Honda is excited to provide you with some information about this new Honda and its new Special Edition trim level.

The new, 2015 Honda Pilot Special Edition (SE) offers some exciting special features, including a DVD rear entertainment system, pewter grey aluminum alloy wheels, a power moonroof with tilt feature, and Sirius XM radio. The Pilot SE also boasts sophisticated-looking special edition badging.

All trim levels of 2015 Pilots will come with a rearview camera, remote entry, and an integrated Class III trailer hitch. Plus, all new Pilots are powered by 250 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engines. Car buyers who are interested in the 2015 Pilot can choose from two-wheel drive or Honda's Variable Torque Management 4-wheel-drive system, depending on how much off-roading they plan on doing.

Other features like fully independent suspension, five-speed automatic transmission, and Grade Logic Control for safe climbs up steep hills distinguish the newest Honda Pilot. Whether you're zipping around the city, cruising down the highway, or taking a trip off the beaten path, the ride is smooth in the 2015 Pilot.

Ready to take the 2015 Honda Pilot for a test spin around Waco? Get in contact with us at Greg May Honda

 

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Honda Stage and 2014 Honda Civic Tour

 

Honda Stage

Greg May Honda in Waco is here with the latest Honda news. We're excited to announce that last week, Honda debuted its newest music project, Honda Stage. Honda Stage is a new YouTube and concert initiative, which will give people access to exclusive footage from over 200 Honda Stage concerts at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. Honda is working with Clear Channel as well as LiveNation to acquire and produce the footage necessary for this groundbreaking project.

Honda will also be working with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his cable-TV network, Revolt, to record in-studio performances and interviews with top musical artists. And the automaker will publish exclusive footage from major music festivals like Austin City Limits, the Governors Ball in New York, and Music Midtown in Atlanta.

In addition to Honda Stage, Honda will continue their other popular foray into the music industry with the 2014 Honda Civic Tour. The automaker just announced the tour dates and locations for their 13th annual Civic Tour. Portugal. The Man, Grouplove, and 3BallMTY will be headlining the tour!

Honda hopes to further strengthen brand loyalty among Millennials with Honda Stage as well as this year's Honda Civic Tour. Since Millennials notoriously love music but are a little less enthused about cars that older generations, Honda Stage is expected to be a great way to bridge the gap.

Greg May Honda is definitely excited to watch all of the footage Honda uploads on their Honda Stage YouTube Channel! We'll keep you in the loop with the latest news and updates from Honda, Honda Stage, and the Honda Civic Tour! We hope you'll keep us posted and get a free eQuote if you're interested in buying a new Honda!

 

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2014 Venza vs. 2014 Crosstour in Waco

 

Greg May Honda in Waco is here with another car comparison for you if you're in the research step of your car buying process. Here's how the 2014 Toyota Venza and 2014 Honda Crosstour compare in terms of their perks:  

2014 Honda Crosstour: Overview of Perks  

2014 Honda Crosstour

  • The new Crosstour's engine options are mightier than the new Venza's. The Crosstour's 4-cylinder engine produces 11 more horsepower than the Venza's 4-cylinder engine (192 vs. 181). And the Honda's V6 engine produces 10 more horsepower (278 vs. 268).

  • In EPA tests, the 2014 Crosstour outperforms the 2014 Venza in terms of fuel economy. Its 4-cylinder engine gets an estimated 31 mpg on the highway, while the Venza's 4-cylinder engine only gets an estimated 26 mpg on the highway. And its V6 engine gets around 28 mpg on the highway, while the Venza's V6 engine lags behind, only getting around 25 mpg on the highway. (Based on 2014 EPA estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary).

  • To further enhance fuel efficiency, V6 Crosstour models come with an engine control system, which can shut down half of the engine's cylinders while the car is cruising.

  • With front and rear gas-charged shocks as well as variable-assist power steering, the Crosstour offers superior handling capabilities. Without these features, the Venza doesn't handle as well on choppy roads and in parking lots.

  • The new Crosstour offers handy ergonomic flourishes like extendable sun visors and armrest-mounted mirror controls. The Venza isn't equipped with these features.

2014 Toyota Venza: Overview of Perks

2014 Toyota Venza 

  • Toyota Venza owners benefit from free scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first).

  • In Consumer Reports tests, the 2014 Venza stops a few feet shorter than the 2014 Crosstour from high speeds. This means that its brakes may act more responsively on the road.

  • The Venza offers 6.6 extra feet of passenger volume in comparison to the Crosstour.

  • The new Toyota wagon comes with standard dual zone air conditioning, which offers drivers and front passengers more control of their temperature settings.

At Greg May Honda, we think the 2014 Crosstour comes with more noteworthy advantages than competitors like the 2014 Venza. If you're interested in the Crosstour, we hope you'll set up a time for a test drive with us! 

 

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Honda News in Waco: 2014 Honda Accolades

 

2014 Honda lineup awards

With each new year and each new Honda lineup, the cars we sell at Greg May Honda win an increasing number of awards. So far, the 2014 Honda lineup has exceeded expectations at awards ceremonies, in car reviews, in safety tests, and on the road. We’re happy to highlight just a few of the recent awards Honda has won:  

  • Kelley Blue Book named Honda the Most-Trusted Car Brand of the year. This is the third year in a row that Honda’s won this award, which is based on ratings of Honda owners and everyday consumers just like you!

  • Kelley Blue Book also named Honda its Best Overall Brand of the year!

  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave four Hondas its top rating of Safety Pick Plus: the 2014 Honda Civic 4-door Sedan, the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe, the 2014 Honda Accord 4-door Sedan, and the 2014 Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey was the only minivan to achieve this rating!

  • The 2014 Accord was named the Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal, was given the Best Resale Value Award in its class from Kelley Blue Book, and was awarded 5-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • Kelley Blue Book named four Hondas on its list of 12 Best Family Cars of the year: the Pilot, the Odyssey, the Accord, and the CR-V.

The year’s not even halfway over, and these are just a handful of the awards new Hondas have already won! We’ll let you know as Honda earns more accolades over the course of the year. We definitely think the 2015 Fit will make a name for itself in its class before 2014 comes to a close. We encourage you to take a look at some of the award-winning Hondas at Greg May Honda, and try out our tool to value your trade in if you’re interested in any of them!

 

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