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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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10 Key Ways the 2016 HR-V Outdoes the 2015 Trax in Waco


The 2016 Honda HR-V was officially released today! If you're considering the new HR-V and other mini SUVs, here are ten HR-V advantages over the 2015 Chevrolet Trax that Greg May Honda thinks you should know about:

1. The new HR-V's corrosion warranty lasts for an unlimited number of miles. The Trax's corrosion warranty runs out after 100,000 miles. 

2. The HR-V's 4-cylinder engine produces 141 horsepower, while the Trax's 4-cylinder engine only produces 138 hp. 

3. The HR-V offers the option of manual transmission, which enhances acceleration and overall control of the vehicle. The Trax doesn't. 

4. The HR-V also offers the option of continuously variable transmission, which is a fuel-efficient choice. The Trax only offers automatic transmission.

5. The HR-V's tires are larger than the Trax's, which improves its traction.

6. With standard 17-inch wheels, the HR-V trumps the Trax, which only has 16-inch wheels.

7. Front and rear stabilizer bars enhance handling in the new HR-V. The Trax doesn't come with a rear stabilizer bar.

8. A wheelbase that's 102.8 inches in comparison to the Trax's 101.6-inch wheelbase. A longer wheelbase allows for a smoother ride and more stable handling.

9. The HR-V's rear seats recline for enhanced comfort. The Trax's don't.

10. The HR-V's total cargo room (with its seats down) is 58.8 cubic feet. The Trax's is 48.4 cubic feet.

Want to learn more about this brand new Honda? Let us know at Greg May Honda! And, if you're ready to take a test drive, be sure to schedule one with us soon! 

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8 Ways the 2016 HR-V Beats the 2015 Juke in Waco


Greg May Honda is thrilled to announce that Honda has officially announced that the 2016 Honda HR-V's release date will be May 15! We're very excited for the new HR-V to join the Honda lineup family at our dealership. If you're interested in purchasing a new mini SUV, you may be considering both the HR-V and competitors like the Nissan Juke. If you do happen to be comparing the HR-V and the Juke, here are eight HR-V advantages we believe you should know about: 

1. The HR-V has innovative blind spot mirrors that help reveal cars and other objects that may nearby but out of sight. The Juke doesn't have this important safety feature.

2. The Nissan Juke requires premium gasoline. The HR-V only requires regular, unleaded gasoline, which helps cut expenses.

3. The HR-V's fuel tank holds 13.2 gallons. The Juke's only holds 11.8 gallons.

4. The new HR-V's wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer than the new Juke's, which improves the way the HR-V handles.

5. The HR-V has 13.4 cubic feet of extra space for passengers in comparison to the Juke. This makes all the difference and makes passengers feel much less cramped.

6. The new HR-V's truly magical Magic Seat allows for up to 58.8 cubic feet of cargo room. The Juke only offers 35.9 cubic feet.

7. A standard maintenance minder system on the HR-V makes it easier for you to know when it's time to get your car serviced. The Juke doesn't have this type of system. 

8. The HR-V has some outstanding ergonomic extras the Juke doesn't like power mirrors mounted to the driver's armrest for easy access, a telescoping steering wheel, and rear heat vents. 

Want to try the HR-V out on the road (when it arrives May 15 or later)? Schedule a test drive at Greg May Honda!


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Some Key Ways the 2015 Civic Beats the 2015 Cruze in Waco


Wondering how the 2015 Honda Civic compares to the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze? At Greg May Honda, we think the Civic has a ton of advantages over the Cruze. Here are just some of them:

  • With standard whiplash protection, the Civic offers some extra protection for occupants in comparison to the Cruze.

  • The Civic was officially recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its safety and declared a "Top Safety Pick Plus." The IIHS didn't recognize the Cruze for its safety.

  • The Civic's corrosion warranty lasts for an unlimited number of miles. The Cruze's corrosion warranty expires after 100,000 miles.

  • Consumer Reports predicts that Civic models will be between 60% and 97% more reliable than Cruze models.

  • Consumer Reports found that the Civic accelerated faster in speed tests than the Cruze.

  • With optional continuously variable transmission, the Civic offers even more efficiency. The Cruze doesn't have continuously variable transmission as an option.

  • The Civic stops much shorter from 70 mph and 60 mph than the Cruze, according to Car and Driver and Consumer Reports.

  • In terms of handling, fully independent suspensions and stabilizer bars distinguish the Civic. Without these features, the Cruze may offer less impressive handling.

  • The Civic weighs around 250 to 550 lbs. less than the Cruze, which may also improve its handling.

  • Since the Civic is offered as both a coupe and a sedan, it appeals to a wider variety of consumers than the Cruze, which is only offered in a four-door model.

  • One-touch power windows as well as optional voice command add some extra convenience in Civic models. Cruze models aren't equipped with these specs. 

Want to experience how great it feels to drive the Civic in comparison to other cars in its class? Come on and take a test drive at Greg May Honda


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