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2015 Fit News from Your Car Dealer in College Station


2015 Honda Fit

Allen Honda, your College Station car dealer, is here with the latest news about our favorite new subcompact car, the 2015 Honda Fit. We're happy to report that U.S. News and World Report recently recognized the Honda Fit for being top in its class!  

The publication, which is an authority on car rankings, considers the new Fit #1 among affordable compact cars as well as #1 among affordable subcompact cars. This means the new Fit is already making a name for itself as the top dog in its class!  

The redesigned Honda Fit comes with things like 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space, a second generation advanced compatibility engineering body structure for extra protection, standard Bluetooth connectivity, and a standard backup camera. These features, among others, truly distinguish the Fit among rivals.  

U.S. News and World Report gave the Fit an overall score of 8.9 based on how the car has fared in reviews and test drives so far. This score is way above average and further illustrates just how impressive the Fit is in comparison to the competition.  

At Allen Honda, we think the 2015 Honda Fit is simply the most logical choice among subcompact cars. Who wouldn't want an epic amount of cargo space, excellent fuel economy, and cool, high-tech features? Come and check the Fit out and see why it's already starting to earn accolades! Oh, and be sure to schedule a test drive to test out the Fit's chops on the road!


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New Chevrolet Spark vs. New Fit in College Station


Allen Honda in College Station is here again with a monthly car comparison to help you find the perfect car for your daily journeys! This time around, we'd like to compare two leaders in the subcompact car class: the 2014 Chevrolet Spark and the 2015 Honda Fit. Here's what we think you should know about these two vehicles' assets:

2015 Honda Fit: Key Assets  

2015 Honda Fit

  • Advanced safety features like active head restraints, a standard backup camera, a next generation advanced compatibility engineering body structure, and blind spot mirrors

  • A 4-cylinder engine that produces 46 more horsepower than the Spark's 4-cylinder engine (130 hp vs. 84 hp)

  • Six-speed manual transmission, which allows for better performance than the Spark's standard five-speed manual transmission

  • A wheelbase that's 6.1 inches longer than the Spark's, which dramatically enhances handling

  • A standard front stabilizer bar, a feature that improves handling that the Spark also lacks

  • Seating for 5 passengers (vs. the Spark's seating for 4 passengers)

  • 52.7 cubic feet of total cargo volume thanks to its Magic Seat (vs. the new Spark's 31.2 cubic feet of total cargo volume)

  • Standard Bluetooth wireless connectivity, an important entertainment feature only offered by select Spark models

  • Rear heating vents for extra comfort in the winter

2014 Chevy Spark: Key Assets  

2014 Chevrolet Spark

  • OnStar, which uses GPS technology to help emergency personnel find your car in the event of a collision

  • Free roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first)

  • A turning circle that's 2.6 feet tighter than the Fit's

  • Slightly better fuel economy: up to 39 mpg on the highway vs. the Fit's 37 mpg on the highway (Based on EPA estimates. Mileage may vary. Use for comparison purposes only.)

Ready to test out the 2015 Honda Fit? Schedule a test drive at Allen Honda!


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2015 Honda Pilot in College Station


2015 Honda Pilot

Allen Honda has officially rolled out the red carpet in College Station for the 2015 Honda Pilot! The new Pilot joins the 2015 Fit as the second addition to the 2015 Honda lineup. And this SUV is already making a name for itself on the road. Here are some key features the new Pilot offers that distinguish it in its class:  

  • A standard V6 engine that produces 250 horsepower and uses Honda's Variable Cylinder Management System (VCM) to conserve fuel by automatically shutting down half of its cylinders when the Pilot needs less power

  • Available Variable Torque Management 4-Wheel Drive, which allows maximized versatility and increased opportunities for adventures on and off the road

  • Variable-assist power steering, fully independent front and rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars to fully enhance handling

  • Standard Bluetooth wireless connectivity, standard tri-zone air conditioning, an available navigation system, and available HomeLink system to take ergonomics to a whole new level

And these are just a few of the noteworthy features the 2015 Honda Pilot comes with. We'd also like to mention that Honda has introduced a whole new trim level with their new flagship SUV: the 2015 Honda Pilot Special Edition. The Special Edition Pilot offers some cool extras like a DVD rear entertainment system, sporty alloy wheels, a one-touch power sunroof, and Sirius XM radio.  

If you're looking for a new SUV, Allen Honda definitely recommends the 2015 Honda Pilot. So, please get in contact with us if you're interested in the new Pilot, and feel free to get a quick quote online too!


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2014 Venza vs. 2014 Crosstour in College Station



Allen Honda is here again to bring you a comparison of two popular cars to aid you in your car buying process. This time around, we'd like to take a closer look at how the 2014 Toyota Venza and 2014 Honda Crosstour compare. Here's the difference between the two cars in terms of performance and safety: 

Performance: 2014 Venza vs. 2014 Crosstour

Both the 2014 Venza and the 2014 Crosstour offer a number of performance benefits. The 2014 Venza, for instance, stops shorter than the 2014 Crosstour in Consumer Reports tests, and the Venza has larger tires than the Crosstour, which may allow for better traction control in some circumstances. Plus, the Venza offers 1.9 inches more ground clearance than the Crosstour. Despite these benefits, however, the 2014 Crosstour outshines the Venza in the performance department for a number of reasons.

Specifically, the new Honda Crosstour's standard 4-cylinder engine produces 11 more horsepower than the new Toyota Venza's standard 4-cylinder engine (192 hp vs. 181 hp). And the new Honda crossover's V6 engine produces 10 more horsepower than the Venza's V6 engine (278 hp vs. 268 hp). Plus, the Crosstour gets up to 31 mpg on the highway. The Venza only gets 26 mpg. (Based on 2014 EPA estimates. Mileage will vary. Use for comparison purposes only). Performance features like computer-generated active noise cancellation, front and rear gas-charged chocks, and variable-assist power steering are the icing on the cake in terms of what the Crosstour offers in comparison to the Venza.

Safety: 2014 Venza vs. 2014 Crosstour

The Venza and the Crosstour both offer important safety features like traction control, front and side airbag protection for front seat occupants, front-wheel drive, and electronic stability systems. However, only the Crosstour stands out as the safety leader of the two. First of all, the new Crosstour has smart airbags, which can detect the weight of passengers and safely tailor their deployment force based on what's safest for those passengers. Additionally, the Crosstour offers an available collision warning system as well as an available lane departure warning system. And the new Honda was given a safety rating of 9.7 by U.S. News and World Report, while its Toyota competitor was only given a rating of 9.3.

If we've sparked your interest in the 2014 Honda Crosstour, consider scheduling a test drive at Allen Honda


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College Station Compact Car: 8 Fun Facts About the Civic


1973 Honda Civic

At Allen Honda in College Station, we're pretty big Honda Civic fans. We've watched the Civic change a lot over the years at our dealership, and we've been thrilled to witness its evolution. If you're just getting to know the Civic, we'd like to share some fun facts about this awesome compact car. Here are a few things to know about the Civic:  

1. The Civic hit the streets of College Station in 1973.  

2. The First Civic was a subcompact hatchback, and it got up to 40 mpg on the highway (according to EPA estimates).  

3. There are currently 9 generations of Honda Civics, and the Civic lineup includes a sedan, a coupe, a hybrid, a natural gas-powered vehicle, an extra fuel-efficient HF model, an Si sedan, and an Si coupe. (Si models have extra sporty styling and mechanics).  

4. The Civic sedan now boasts a 143-hp, 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine. The first Civic came with an engine that only produced around 50 hp.  

5. The Civic Hybrid hit the North American market in 2003. It was the first vehicle in history classified by California's Air Resources Board as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle.  

6. According to estimates, over 36,000 Honda Civics are sold in the U.S. each month, and it's the 7th best-selling car in the country.  

7. The Honda Civic Tour, an annual concert tour featuring some of the most talented living pop and rock musicians, launched in 2001. As a part of the tour, the headliners design a Civic that's raffled off to a lucky concert attendee each year. Last year, Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson were the headliners.  

8. The 2014 Honda Civic (EX and above) is the first Honda to come with Siri Eyes Free, which syncs up with drivers' iPhones to provide easy access to Siri's voice-to-text function.  

If these fun facts leave you wanting to know more about the 2014 Honda Civic, we hope you'll stop by Allen Honda! And we also hope you'll try out our tool to get a quick quote on a Honda Civic before your visit!


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Pre-Owned Cars in College Station


Looking for a pre-owned vehicle in College Station? Allen Honda has plenty! All of our used cars come with CARFAX reports, have only had one owner, and are in excellent condition, inside and out and under the hood. Here's a snapshot of some of our current pre-owned inventory to wet your whistle:  

2000 Honda Accord SE  

2000 Accord SE

This beautiful, red Accord is yours for just $6,995! It offers things like power mirrors, cruise control, an anti-lock braking system, variable assist power steering, keyless entry, and much more! Plus, its exterior, interior, and powertrain are all in excellent condition. This car is ready to hit the road!  

2012 Honda Civic Coupe LX  

2012 Honda Civic Coupe

With only 23,197 miles, this stylish Civic Coupe is quite the catch! Its built-in security system, 6-speaker audio system, brake assist, and highly protective Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure are just some of what there is to love about this car, which we're selling for just $17,595.  

2010 Toyota Sienna LE  

2010 Toyota Sienna

Want a reliable minivan the whole family will love that won't put a strain on your pocketbook? Consider this 2010 Toyota Sienna LE for $14,995. Some of its amazing specs include an auxiliary input jack, a 3.5-liter, V6 engine, a 4-wheel antilock brake system, and traction control.  

2008 Buick Lucerne CXL  

2008 Buick Lucerne

Three free months of XM Satellite Radio, OnStar with one free year of the OnStar Directions and Connections plan, leather seats, and dual zone air conditioning are just a few of the extras this Buick Lucerne boasts! Right now, you can park this lovely Lucerne in your driveway for just $12,995.  

If you're interested in any of these models, please get in touch with us at Allen Honda soon. We don't expect that they'll stick around our dealership for long. We also encourage you to browse all of our pre-owned inventory online!


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Military Car Discount in College Station


Honda Military Appreciation at Allen Honda

Allen Honda in College Station wants to express our immense gratitude to the great people who serve our country in the military with the Honda Military Appreciation Offer. This special offer for active duty military members, their spouses, and military retirees features a $1,000 discount on any new 2013 or 2014 Honda model at our dealership. This discount can apply to new vehicles that are leased or financed through Honda Financial Services.

The $1,000 Honda Military Appreciation Offer is valid at our College Station dealership from May 16, 2014 through June 2, 2014. And, if you can't take advantage of the discount before the 2nd, you'll still have some time to receive a $500 discount on any new car at our dealership from June 3, 2014 to June 30, 2014.

In order to be eligible for the Military Appreciation Offer, you'll need to provide your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). Spouses of active duty service members are required to provide their spouses' LES as well as their Military IDs. For the full details of this offer and detailed eligibility requirements, please visit the official Honda Military Appreciation Offer page

And, if you're a military member who's ready to save $1,000 on a new Honda, be sure to check the value of your trade-in and to check out the other specials featured on the Allen Honda website. The Military Appreciation Offer can be combined with all other offers except the Zero Due at Signing Lease program. We're excited to get the ball rolling and help you save on a new Honda!


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2014 Toyota Prius vs. 2014 Accord Hybrid in College Station


Can't figure out which 2014 hybrid is right for you? Allen Honda in College Station is here, at your side, with some information that we hope will help. Here are some of the unique advantages offered by two of the most popular new hybrids on the market, the 2014 Accord Hybrid and the 2014 Prius:

2014 Accord Hybrid Advantages

2014 Accord Hybrid

  • Things like fully independent front and rear suspensions, front and rear gas-charged shocks, front and rear stabilizer bars, and a long wheelbase set the 2014 Accord Hybrid apart in terms of ride and handling. Without fully independent front and rear suspensions, gas-charged shocks, and a rear stabilizer bar, the Prius doesn't offer as smooth of a ride. And with a wheelbase that's 3 inches shorter, handling doesn't feel as stable in the new Prius.

  • Like most hybrids, the 2014 Accord doesn't require too many stops at the pump. However, the Accord prolongs time between fill ups even more than most competitors with a larger-than-average 15.8-gallon fuel tank. The 2014 Prius only offers an 11.9-gallon tank.

  • The 2014 Accord Hybrid's engine is a beast on the road (albeit an efficient one). It produces 196 horsepower and 226 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Prius' engine only produces 134 horsepower and 153 lbs.-ft. of torque.

  • The Accord Hybrid boasts all the safety essentials you'd expect plus some important extras like blind spot mirrors that the Prius lacks.

  • To increase the comfort of passengers, the new Accord Hybrid uses active noise cancellation to reduce noise and vibration inside the car. The Prius doesn't offer this feature.

  • The Accord Hybrid's 9.5 extra cubic feet of passenger volume in comparison to the Prius means passengers have more room to stretch in the new Honda.

  2014 Toyota Prius Advantages  

2014 Prius

  • The 2014 Prius offers nominally better fuel efficiency. Specifically, it offers a highway fuel economy rating of 48 mpg and a city fuel economy rating of 51 mpg. The Accord Hybrid, on the other hand, offers a highway rating of 45 mpg and a city rating of 50 mpg. These ratings are just EPA estimates, however, and vary based on a number of factors like how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

  • The Prius' turning radius is 3.9 feet tighter than the Accord Hybrid's, which means the vehicle can feel a little easier to maneuver.

  • With a whopping 21.6 cubic feet of trunk space, the Prius doesn't fail to impress in the storage department in comparison to the Accord Hybrid, which only offers 12.7 cubic feet of trunk space.

As you might be able to tell, the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid arguably offers more notable advantages than the 2014 Toyota Prius. In the end, both of these hybrids are top picks. We encourage you to test drive both to help you decide which is best for your needs. When you're ready, we hope you'll schedule a test drive with us at Allen Honda


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Honda Fit Release in College Station: 4 Fun Facts About the 2015 Fit


2015 Honda Fit

As the 2015 Fit prepares for full deployment in the U.S. market, Allen Honda in College Station is rolling out the red carpet for this new addition to the Honda lineup. If you're curious about the new Fit and want to learn more, here are some fun facts about the 2015 Honda subcompact:  

1. The 2015 Fit will be arriving to our dealership soon!  

We don't know the exact date yet but anticipate the new Fit will arrive sooner rather than later this month! We've already cleared out space for this new addition to the Honda lineup at our dealership, and we're offering some specials on our 2013 Fit inventory, which we hope will allow us to make more room for the new subcompact.  

2. It's sportier (and fitter) than ever before!  

With an updated, slimmer-looking exterior that includes new, sportier-looking headlights and a larger grille, the 2015 Fit is nothing short of visually striking. On the inside, the new Fit comes with extra room for passengers and available leather-trimmed seats to provide an extra splash of style. Under the hood, it comes with an updated i-VTEC, Earth Dreams engine that impressively produces 130 horsepower and 114 lbs.-ft. of torque.  

3. Its transmission options have improved.    

The Fit used to come with either 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Now it comes with either 6-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. Each of these transmission options enhances the ride in the 2015 Fit, and the CVT option helps the little car conserve even more fuel than ever before.  

4. The new Fit is a safety trailblazer.  

The latest Fit sports an Advanced Compatibility Engineering II Body Structure. This high-tech body structure allows the Fit to better distribute energy from a crash to minimize damage to the car and maximize the protection of occupants. The Fit also comes with a number of other safety perks that enhance its overall protective capabilities, including a standard backup camera.  

If you're as excited about the 2015 Honda Fit as we are, be sure to contact us at Allen Honda to let us know. We'll give you a call as soon as the new Fit arrives to our dealership!


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3 Qualities that Distinguish the 2014 CR-Z in College Station


2014 Honda CR-Z

To say the 2014 Honda CR-Z is unique as both a coupe and as a hybrid is an understatement. The CR-Z is equipped with countless distinguishing features that make it stand out from both its siblings in the Honda lineup and from its competitors. Allen Honda in College Station is here to highlight some of the incredibly unique things the new CR-Z brings to the table. Here are five qualities that distinguish this new Honda hybrid:

1. Bold design

Inside and out, the 2014 CR-Z is bold and beautiful with things like a large front grille, LED brake lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a fin-shaped antenna, textured aluminum brake pedals, and black upholstery with striking red accents. The CR-Z's looks say a lot about its character. Visually, it's a cross between a coupe, a hybrid, and a sports car, and it's all of those things on the road as well.

2. Speed and efficiency

The CR-Z is chock-full of awesome performance specs like a 1.5-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC engine, hill start assist, and your choice of either 6-speed automatic transmission or continuously variable transmission. What really makes it stand out performance-wise, though, is its Plus Sport System and Integrated Motor Assist system. The CR-Z's Plus Sport System lets you instantly boost the vehicle's speed with the touch of a button. And its Integrated Motor Assist system makes use of an electric motor to quickly and efficiently start the car's engine, accelerate the car, and recharge the car's battery with regenerative braking.

3. Eco-friendliness 

Not only does the 2014 CR-Z conserve fuel efficiently with a combined fuel economy rating of 39 mpg (based on EPA estimates—use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary). The hybrid car was also rated an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle by the EPA, which means its carbon footprint is insignificant.

Like what you're learning about the 2014 Honda CR-Z? Schedule a test drive with us at Allen Honda!


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