Welcome to Allen Honda Resources

describe the image

Allen Honda has a great selection of Hondas in College Station ready for you to test-drive today. Browse our resource section to learn more about our Hondas. Let Allen Honda help you find the perfect Honda for you! 

Subscribe via E-mail

Your email:

Posts by category

Allen Honda Resources

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

5 Key Ways The 2016 Pilot Beats The Ford Explorer in College Station





For American families, there are an ample amount of choices when it comes to a vehicle. Many factors need to be considered when deciding on a vehicle including functionality, styling, price and much more. However, there are a few key aspects that we believe to be the most important. We would like to explore those in regards to comparing the 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer in College Station. After considering each vehicle, it will be clear that the Pilot comes out on top. Here are Allen Honda’s reasons why the 2016 Honda Pilot beats the 2016 Ford Explorer in College Station.

 Screen Shot 2015 07 17 at 2.18.00 PM

Fuel Efficiency


During an EPA test cycle the Honda Pilot achieved better fuel mileage than the Ford Explorer. An engine control system called Idle-Stop increases fuel efficiency by automatically turning off the engine while stopped. Additionally, the direct-injecting engine provides quick acceleration and higher fuel efficiency.




With four separate systems designed to help you drive safer on the road, the Pilot clearly trumps the Explorer. The cross traffic monitor alerts you when approaching vehicles are detected from sensors in the rear bumper. Honda LaneWatch compliments the monitor with a small camera displaying live video of your right blind spot on your Display Audio screen. This reveals nearly four times more than the passenger-side mirror alone (EX, EX-L, Touring).


Space and Comfort


The Pilot has standard seating for 8 passengers while the Explorer can only carry up to 7. With the Pilot, Tommy gets to bring that one extra friend along to the water park this summer! As for comfort ability, the Pilot has 1.8 inches more front hip room, 3.9 inches more third row hip room and 6.8 inches more third row shoulder room than the Explorer. Lastly, the Pilot offers significantly more cargo room; 109 cubic ft. compared to 81.7 cubic ft. with all rows folded down.


Overall Driving Experience


The Pilot may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 550 pounds less than the Explorer. Also, the Pilot is almost 4 inches shorter than the Explorer, giving more stability and maneuverability in handling tight curves and spaces. With a computer-generated active noise cancellation to help eliminate noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, the Pilot is quieter and more enjoyable on long road trips. The Explorer does not offer active noise cancellation.


The Little Things


Some basic features you may come to expect in newer cars, such as one-touch power windows, are non-existent in the Explorer. On the Pilot, both front windows are automatic with one touch of a button making drive-up windows and tollbooths more convenient. Ford disregarded while Honda did add a locking fuel door to prevent vandalism. Lastly, for quicker and easier access to the back row, Honda added one-touch button to move the 2nd row seat forward (EX-L and above). 


After explaining our reasoning on why the 2016 Honda Pilot blows the Ford Explorer out of the water, we hope you come by to take a test drive! Give us a call or stop by at your convenience.


Contact UsAbout The Pilot  

Fun Family Transportation in College Station


Allen Honda has the perfect pre-owned vehicle for your family. Small or large, we have you covered. Rest easy knowing your family is safe and protected on the road with most vehicles coming accident free and with a CarFax. Entertain the children with extra features that would cost you thousands if bought brand new.


2012 Infiniti QX56

Screen Shot 2015 07 08 at 10.34.48 AM 

Functionality and beauty combined in this extraordinary vehicle. With room for 8 adults, fitting the whole family and their luggage is never a problem. This vehicle is fully loaded; leather & heated seats, navigation system, sunroof, backup camera, and tow hitch. Get going in this gem!


2007 Honda Pilot EX-L

Screen Shot 2015 07 08 at 12.20.55 PM

Need reliability on a tight budget? Check out this steal from Allen Honda. This one owner Honda Pilot has been beautifully maintained and received a power circle rating of 4 in overall quality mechanical, powertrain quality mechanical, and body interior quality design. Rest assured your family will be safe with a 5-star safety rating for frontal driver, frontal passenger, side driver and rear passenger impact.


2013 Ford Explorer Sport

Screen Shot 2015 07 08 at 11.09.35 AM

Have a smaller family? Get moving in this 2013 Ford Explorer Sport edition. Coming fully loaded with soft and luxurious leather, navigation system, and keyless entry, your family will be riding in style. The anti-theft system is ideal on road trips to unfamiliar areas. Gaze at the vast Texas sky through not one but two large sunroofs. Pack up the family and head west in this gorgeous vehicle!


2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

Screen Shot 2015 07 08 at 11.59.45 AM

Does your family consist of a bunch of little ones? This Dodge Grand Caravan makes traveling a breeze with a siding passenger door and car seat capabilities. With low miles and a price to match, you can’t go wrong with this family traveler!


Found your fun family transportation in College Station? Or not quite convinced? Don’t hesitate to find out more information or schedule a test drive with one of our friendly staff members. If you haven’t yet seen a vehicle that fits your needs, browse through Allen Honda’s complete pre-owned inventory in College Station. 


Shop Pre-OwnedCars 

Anticipating The 2016 Honda Pilot in College Station


Allen Honda has been anticipating the release of completely remodeling 2016 Honda Pilot in College Station since it’s debut back in February 2015. We’ve read article after article, watched review after review and have concluded that the 2016 Honda Pilot is the perfect vehicle for the modern family. We’ve put together a list of features proving our theory.

  1. Extra room for little people is just a button away. For easier access to the third row, simply push the button and the 2nd row seat slides forward (EX-L and above).

  2. Who’s ever heard of heated 2nd row captain’s chairs? The Honda Pilot went there. These cozy chairs make it easier for your passengers to kick back and relax (Elite).Screen Shot 2015 06 30 at 9.58.06 AM

  3. Always traveling with your family plus all their friends? The Pilot, with seating up to 8, has room for everyone; family, friends, co-workers and more. You’d think there wouldn’t be much room left over but somehow they fit in an 82-quart cooler behind the 3rd row seat.

  4. Entertain the kiddos with a DVD (EX-L RES) or Blu-ray (Touring, Elite) on the brilliant 9-inch screen. Screen Shot 2015 06 30 at 9.58.27 AM

  5. Entertain yourself with the 8-inch display audio touch-screen. Touch, pinch and swipe your way through music, podcasts and more (EX and above).

  6. Standard in all vehicles, the multi-angle rearview camera lets you get a better view of what’s behind you with three different angles: normal, top-down and wide. Screen Shot 2015 06 30 at 9.58.49 AM

  7. Lane departure warning alerts you if you drift out of a detected lane without signaling. Available in the EX and EX-L and standard in the Touring and Elite.

  8. Lastly, because you’ll be traveling all summer long, the 9-speed automatic transmission will dramatically improve fuel efficiency. Coming standard in the Touring and Elite, this feature also provides an incredibly refined driving experience.


Allen Honda cannot wait for the arrival of the 2016 Honda Pilot in College Station. Already at some dealerships across the country, the Pilot takes family stature and luxury to the next level. If you’d like to learn more about the Pilot or any other model, visit our website or give us a call. 


Contact UsAbout The Pilot




Allen Honda's Summer Service Specials in College Station



As you are well aware, it gets hot, hot, hot in Texas during the summer. Taking extra precautions to protect yourself and your family from the sun is definitely the highest priority. However, don’t forget about your vehicle. Without proper maintenance and routine care, problems arise that can eventually lead to over heating and possible engine failure. Allen Honda has a few summer service specials in College Station that can help prepare your car to face the hot and humid months ahead of us.


Tire Rotation and Balance Coupon


Extreme heat can make your tires overinflate. If your tire pressure light is on anytime during the next couple months, it’s time to come see us. Additionally, in order to extend the life of your tires, consider a tire rotation and balance at Allen Honda. Bring in the valid coupon from our website, and you'll only have to pay $36.95 plus tax for this service.


$5.00 Off an Oil Change


Is your vehicle ready for an oil change?  In addition to our already competitive price, take an extra $5.00 off with the valid coupon at Allen Honda. Scorching hot weather is hard on your engine so regular oil changes are especially important during the summer. If you know it's time for an oil change, do it now rather than later!


Automatic Transmission Service Coupon


We'll check filters, pans, and fluid levels to make sure your car's transmission has all the help it needs to function at its best, and we'll do it for just $69.95 plus tax with the valid coupon. This is a bargain, and it's something you should definitely consider, especially if you've never invested in an automatic transmission service before and you've been driving your car for a few years.


College Student Service & Parts Discount


College students, you can save 10% on any service or part for your Honda at Allen Honda! Simply bring in your A&M, Blinn or SHSU ID as well as your valid coupon, and we'll take off 10%.


Help your car outlast Texas’s sizzling summers by paying close attention to needed maintenance and taking advantage of Allen Honda’s summer service specials in College Station. Give us a call or visit our website to request service today. 


  Schedule YourService!

2015 Chevrolet Equinox VS. 2016 Honda HR-V in College Station




In this week’s blog, Allen Honda would like to discuss the differences between the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2016 Honda HR-V in College Station. If you’re considering either of these vehicles, you understand the recent proliferation of this SUV segment. The selection of crossovers and small SUVs has sky rocketed, which can make it difficult to sort through all the advertising and hype. Not to worry, Allen Honda is here to help! We’ve put together a list of specifications and reviews of both the Equinox and HR-V.


bigstock Bangkok  March   Honda Hrv 86637815

Honda HR-V Spec Highlights

  • On a EPA test cycle the HR-V got a MPG rating of 28 in the city and 35 highway*

  • Multi-point fuel injection

  • Standard electric parking brake

  • Eco Assist System

  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)

  • Rear legroom of 39.3 in


Honda HR-V Reviews

  • “This little Honda has mastered body control, whether you’re talking about handling or ride quality.” – Car and Driver Review Here

  • “The HR-V isn't a big vehicle — it's about 10 inches shorter than the Honda CR-V compact SUV — but it lives like one with an extremely comfortable backseat.” – Cars.com Review Here


Chevrolet Spec Highlights

  • EPA of 22 city/ 32 highway

  • Direct fuel injection

  • The Equinox does not offer electric parking brakes

  • Instead of a system like Eco Assist, the Equinox offers Flex Fuel, which uses a blend of ethanol and gasoline. This fuel, called E85, has limited availability and does not contribute to a lower MPG.

  • Continuously variable transmission is not available in the Equinox

  • Rear legroom of 39.0 in


Chevrolet Reviews

  • “The aging Equinox is spacious and well-equipped, but is easily bested by newer and more entertaining rivals.”- Car and Driver Review Here

  • “The 2015 Chevy Equinox is a worthy choice for a small crossover SUV, particularly if you're interested in one with a nice highway ride and an available V6 engine, but some newer competitors may be a better choice.” Review Here


We hope this information has assisted in your process to choose a small SUV/crossover. Both vehicles have their advantages and disadvantages. However, we believe the Honda HR-V comes out on top with the ample standard features and quality engineering that went into this vehicle. If you’re searching for a spunky, fuel-efficient vehicle, the 2016 Honda HR-V in College Station is for you. To learn more about the HR-V, click on the link below to visit our website now.


  Contact UsAbout the HR-V


* 25 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 28 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. 


Allen Honda's Traveling Tips for Pet Parents



bigstock Small dog maltese sitting safe 47156464


Do you think of your pet as family? Would you practically do anything to protect them? Why not consider their safety in the car? Just like you and I, cats and dogs can suffer major injury from car accidents. Additionally, as you might be aware, your pet can be a distraction just like a young child. Following Allen Honda’s traveling tips will prevent accidents and insure your dog or cat's safety.

  1. As summer fast approaches, protection from the sun's rays becomes increasingly more important. If you do not have tinted windows, the next best thing is to invest in a pair of window screens for the row in which your pet is sitting. Dogs with short hair get sunburned too!

  2. According to The Wall Street Journal, a car traveling at 30 mph can result in a 60-pound dog crashing into a windshield or another passenger with an impact of 2,700 pounds. It is pertinent to the safety of all passengers that you buckle up your pooch!

  3. Be sure to have your pet’s shots up-to-date and bring their health certificates and records with you. Some hotels and national and state parks will ask to see that your pet has been treated for rabies.

  4. Make a list of things your pet might need. They definitely would if they had disposable thumbs! This list might include such things as flea and tick spray, treats, waste bags, and toys.

  5. The website petswelcome.com claims that there are now over 16,000 pet-friendly hotels nationwide, up about 20% five years ago.  Just to be safe, call ahead to make sure your pet is welcome where ever you are staying.

  6. As you normally should, have tags on your pets, especially when you travel. Make sure your address and cell phone number is up to date. Fido can easily become lost out on the open road!


Following Allen Honda’s traveling tips for pet parents will keep both you and your beloved fur-babies protected while traveling. Protecting your family is not only your concern but our concern as well. Before any road trip, remember to do an inspection of your vehicle from the brakes to the fluids. Breaking down miles away from home is no vacation! Bring your car in before because Allen Honda is always here to help with service specials and other routine maintenance. Click on the link below to see what we do.


Services Offered 



Wall Street Journal

Introducing The Honda HR-V in College Station

bigstock BANGKOK  MARCH   Honda HR V 86141672

Finally! The 2016 Honda HR-V goes on sale today at select dealerships nationwide. To our dismay, the HR-V in College Station has not arrived just yet but Allen Honda is optimistic to see it very soon. 

What’s so impressive about Honda’s new HR-V? Everything. From the sleek design, to the outstanding standard features, there are hardly any critics of the HR-V. Have you considered either the Fit or maybe the CR-V? The HR-V is the perfect combination of both. It’s fun, zippy, and just right for an urban adventure on Saturday night.

If the many great reviews and positive test drives haven’t convinced you, then we’re up for the challenge. We’ve put together a list of reasons why the HR-V should be your next car:

bigstock Money Tree 827619


  1. Your wallet will thank you. The Base HR-V with standard transmission starts at $19,115 MSRP* plus shipping and destination. The decked out, Navi-including model comes in at just $25,840 MSRP* plus shipping and destination.

  2. Speaking of money, the HR-V will save you tons at the gas pump. In a test drive, USA Today exclaimed, “our rambunctious driving didn't push it below 30 mpg.” The Honda HR-V has a combined MPG* of 31.

  3. It’s small but spacious. The Magic Seat, stemming from the Fit, allows for up to 58.8 cubic feet of available cargo space. It’s the perfect place for putting all the antiques you can buy on a road trip across our great state.

    2016 honda hrv rear seats option e
  4. You’ll never again back into the neighbor's trash can with the standard multi-angle rearview camera.*

  5. The HR-V is now your smartphone. HondaLink Next Generation (EX, EX-L Navi models) seamlessly connects smartphones to the 7-inch touch screen in front of you to play music, hear podcasts, and more.

2016 honda hrv hondalink


There are plenty of other reasons why the new Honda HR-V in College Station should be your next vehicle and Allen Honda would love to tell you about them. Give us a call or visit our website for more details.

Contact Us


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

*25 city/34 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 28 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. User for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

*Varies depending on how you drive. 


Source: USA Today - http://usat.ly/1IbtHWF

2015 Scion FR-S VS. Civic Si in College Station



Allen Honda is pleased to bring some excitement to the table with a comparison of the 2015 Scion FR-S and 2015 Honda Civic Si in College Station. Both vehicles have the sexy styling to get you drooling and the oomph to have your heart thumping.


silver civic si coupe front5


In 2013, Scion partnered with Subaru to introduce the FR-S. Needless to say, this car is very fresh to the automotive industry. As most people are aware, the Honda Civic is a staple in car history and has been around since 1973. Lets take a closer look at what both vehicles have to offer in regards to performance and styling.

 bigstock Scion Fr s Drift Car   Naia 28981889


Comparison of Performance and Styling:

  • With 205-horsepower, 174-lb.-ft. of torque and a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, the Civic Si clearly over-powers the competitor underneath the hood. The Scion FR-S has 200 horses, 151 lb.-ft of torque and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder.
  • A 6-speed manual transmission is the only way you will find the Civic Si Coupe. Deciding to stay true to the vehicle’s performance-oriented history, the Civic was solely made for the clutch pedal enthusiast. The Scion FR-S comes in both manual and automatic.
  • Typically found only in race-cars, the helical limited-slip differential comes standard in the Civic to give the driver more handling control and enhance the steering response while accelerating and cornering. The FR-S does not have any comparable system.
  • Textured aluminum pedals and an aluminum-capped shifter give the Civic Si the edge every sports car needs and pays respect to its racing history. The Scion FR-S has a similar look and feel.
  • For better traction and handling during not-so ideal conditions, the Civic Si has larger tires than the FR-S (225/40R18 vs. 215/45R17).

Does the feeling of rowing your own gears using an aluminum-capped shifter excite you? How about knowing that your car is only available in the traditional manual form? The Honda Civic Si in College Station is crafted for the racing enthusiast and is simply the winner of this race. Take your test drive today at Allen Honda in College Station or find out more by clicking the link below. 


Contact Us

2015 Mini Cooper Coupe VS. 2015 CR-Z in College Station



In honor of Earth Day, Allen Honda is comparing the 2015 Mini Cooper Coupe with the 2015 CR-Z in College Station. Both cars are relatively fuel-efficient but the CR-V has several high-tech, eco-friendly systems up its sleeve. If you’re considering either of these vehicles, we hope our information and expertise can assist you in your decision.


Screen Shot 2015 04 21 at 3.35.56 PM


2015 Honda CR-Z – Environmental Advantages


  • At stoplights or in heavy traffic, the CR-Z’s gasoline engine temporarily turns off while at a stop, saving fuel and reducing emissions. This idle-stop system re-starts as soon as you take your foot off the brake and you’re ready to get going again.
  • Regenerative brakes improve the vehicle’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it.
  • Honda was the first car manufacture to offer Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV) emission technology on a production vehicle. The CR-Z, being no exception, has earned the title of Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV).
  • Integrated Motor Assist IMA® complements the i-VTEC® 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor, located between the engine and the transmission. The electric motor is simply there for an extra boost of power, taking the heat off the gasoline engine when needed.
  • Like most 2015 Honda models, the CR-Z has standard variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy.


bigstock    Mini John Cooper Works 83294837


2015 Mini Cooper Coupe – Environmental Advantages

  • The fully electric power-assisted steering helps to reduce fuel consumption by not drawing extra power from the engine. The Honda CR-Z has this technology as well.
  • The volume flow regulated oil pump of the Cooper Coupe does just what the name states. It regulates the amount of oil being used to create the perfect balance between power output and effective engine lubrication and thus helping full efficiency. The CR-Z has a similar system in place.
  • The Mini Cooper’s twin engines are equipped with direct fuel injection, which many believe to produce less emissions and save more fuel than the multi-point fuel injection that the Honda CR-Z has. However, the Honda CR-Z gets an average of 8 more miles per gallon in the city than the Mini Cooper Coupe.


The Honda CR-Z was designed with fuel efficiency and the environment in mind. By incorporating Eco Assist™, a sophisticated feedback system that teaches you to drive more efficiently, the driver has some environmental responsibility as well. Saving gas and the environment has never been easier!

After our comparison, there is little room for doubt that the Honda CV-Z isn’t the champion between the two. If you’ve made up your mind, come to Allen Honda and test drive a brand new 2015 CV-Z in College Station. Need more convincing? Give us a call; we are the Honda experts. 

Contact Us About the CR-Z
*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

The New Civic Concept in College Station?

Screen Shot 2015 04 08 at 1.24.22 PM

Will the new Honda Civic concept come to College Station in its present form? We’re dreaming that it’s so! This sleek design was just debuted at the New York Auto Show on April 1st. The sporty little car got a ton of attention – good and bad – but here at Allen Honda, we’re smitten. Zac Estrada of CarSccoops.com had this to say of the concept, “the Honda Civic Concept is one of the best examples of a car company listening to customers, enthusiasts and journalists all at the same time.”

Unfortunately, some details on the Civic will be tweaked for compliance and functionality, including the ultra-huge alloy wheels and the slim side mirrors. Despite those changes, the 10th generation Civic coupe is sure to be a show stopper when is it rolled out later in the year. Meanwhile, the anticipation is killing us! We can just picture the Civic concept in College Station. Here are some reasons we can’t wait to see this beauty come to life:

1. The game-changing Civic coupe will boast a throaty 1.5-liter 4-cylinder coupled to a 6-speed manual. Fun, fun, fun! 

2. Although the interior was not shown, John Mendel, the executive vice president of American Honda, promised, when revealed, it will offer a "high level of connectivity." Sounds like a highly technologically advanced vehicle is surely on the way.

3. In addition to the coupe, Honda will be whipping out a hatchback, sedan, and a version of the already debuted Type-R concept. With the sporty coupe being the muse to the whole family, Honda fanatics are just beside themselves. We can’t wait till the unveiling of the Civic sedan in the fall. 

4. That color is bold, we know, but it makes a statement. The kind of statement that says the Civic is back, and better than ever.

5. Lastly, the aesthetically pleasing tail-lamps are just as pretty to look at as the fierce front grille. We also enjoy the center positioned exhaust, which gives the classic Civic a fresh new twist. 

Screen Shot 2015 04 08 at 1.24.54 PM

"We are going back to our roots," said Mendel. Critics and the likes agree that the new concept is definitely bringing back that Civic feistiness and the once-known high performance. It may be a tall order to maintain Honda’s reputation of reliability and economically-friendlessness but we’re certain that the Honda Civic family won't disappoint. In the meantime, Allen Honda will keep dreaming to see that Honda Civic concept in College Station and you can check out our current Civic inventory. 


Browse Our Civic Inventory



All Posts