The 2015 class of minivans is made well, with attention to detail, attention to safety, and attention to your comfort and enjoyment. Choosing the right minivan can be a challenge, since they all offer a lot of what you're probably looking for. Luckily, Allen Honda in College Station wants to aid you as you sort through all of the information about potential vehicles. In this blog post, we'd like to introduce eight ways the 2015 Honda Odyssey beats the 2015 Kia Sedona, to help you learn more about these two top minivan choices. Here are the Odyssey's perks:
1. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety considers the 2015 Odyssey a Top Safety Pick Plus. The Sedona was not given this title.
2. The new Odyssey's five-year corrosion warranty doesn't have any mileage limitations. The Sedona's warranty expires after 100,000 miles.
3. The Odyssey has an engine control system that automatically shuts off half of its cylinders when the vehicle is cruising to conserve fuel. The Sedona is not equipped with this handy feature.
4. Front and rear gas-charged shocks improve the way the 2015 Honda Odyssey handles, especially when driving on choppy roads. The Sedona's shocks aren't gas-charged.
5. The Odyssey (Touring level) comes with an in-vehicle vacuum, which makes cleaning the vehicle a lot easier. The Sedona doesn't offer a vacuum.
6. The Odyssey offers 148.5 cubic feet of available cargo room. The Sedona only has 142 available cubic feet.
7. One-touch power windows are a convenient ergonomic extra in Odyssey models. Sedona owners don't benefit from this feature.
8. Active noise cancellation allows the Odyssey to provide a quiet, and peaceful experience for occupants. The ride in the Sedona may be less peaceful without this feature.
Almost sold on the 2015 Odyssey? Schedule a test spin at Allen Honda!
Is your car ready for winter? If you're a little unsure it's set up for success for the new year and beyond, here are some cold weather tips from Allen Honda we think you should keep in mind:
1. Consider your battery's age.
Car batteries tend to work well for around four years. After that, they can prove to be less reliable. Cold weather can definitely have a negative effect on a battery that's past its prime. So, if you've had the same battery for more than four years, consider getting it switched out before winter officially starts. Oh, and if you notice your vehicle hesitating to start, you should also consider getting your battery inspected.
2. Check your tread.
Does the tread on your tires look worn down? Tires with insufficient tread can put you at risk on icy roads. Get your tires checked out and switched out, if necessary, to make sure you stay safe when the winter weather gets inclement.
3. Stock up on emergency supplies.
Don't get caught on the road in a tricky situation without supplies that will make your life easier. Make sure you have a flashlight, some bottled water, a tire pressure gauge, jumper cables, and a first aid kit in your vehicle. It's also a good idea to keep an old cell phone that you don't use anymore in your vehicle. Even if the phone isn't activated, you can still typically use it to dial 911.
4. Think about a multi-point inspection.
At Allen Honda, we'll check your fluid levels (and top them off) as well as thoroughly inspect your car's most important mechanical parts. We'll help you identify any potential problem areas and help you develop an action plan to get them fixed. Now is a great time to be proactive about car maintenance.
We hope you'll keep our cold weather tips in mind as you get ready for the new year. If you need any help with car maintenance, please schedule a service appointment at Allen Honda!
In August, we offered you some details about Honda's new mini SUV, the Honda HR-V. Now Allen Honda is back with even more details about this brand new addition to the Honda lineup! Honda officially debuted the 2016 Honda HR-V at the Los Angeles Auto Show a couple of weeks ago, and the automaker released a number of key details about the new vehicle. Here are some things you should know that the awesome, new 2016 Honda HR-V will offer:
A competent 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower
Standard six-speed manual transmission
Available continuously variable transmission
A Magic Seat that allows for up to 58.8 cubic feet of available cargo space
A standard backup camera
Standard front wheel drive
Available all-wheel drive for outdoor enthusiasts
Standard Bluetooth connectivity
Standard Pandora streaming music compatibility
An available blind spot monitoring system
Available push-button start
An available power sunroof
Available heated front seats
Like what you're hearing about the 2016 Honda HR-V? Don't worry! You won't have to wait too long for it to arrive to our dealership in College Station. Honda is planning on releasing the new Honda early in the spring of 2015. If you're looking for a fuel-efficient, versatile vehicle right now, we encourage you to check out all of the new Honda models available at our dealership! Feel free to browse our inventory today!
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Looking for the perfect 2015 crossover to park in your driveway? Allen Honda in College Station is here at your side with some key information about how two popular crossovers you may be considering compare. We've got the scoop on how the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Ford Escape stack up against each other. Here are eight of the new CR-V's advantages in comparison to its Ford competitor:
1. Things like an available collision mitigation braking system and lane departure warning system give the CR-V an edge when it comes to safety.
2. The CR-V's standard 4-cylinder engine produces 185 horsepower and 170 lbs.-ft. of torque. The new Escape's standard 4-cylinder engine only produces 168 horsepower and 170 lbs.-ft. of torque.
3. Continuously variable transmission conserves gas and improves engine performance in the 2015 CR-V. The 2015 Escape doesn't offer continuously variable transmission.
4. The CR-V offers a whopping 6 cubic feet of extra passenger space in comparison to the Escape.
5. The CR-V's cargo area is roomier: 35.2 cubic feet vs. 34.3 cubic feet.
6. With adaptive cruise control, the CR-V can automatically lower its own speed to avoid a collision when cruise control is activated. The Escape lacks this high-tech feature.
7. The CR-V's turning circle is 1.8 feet tighter than its Ford competitor's.
8. The 2015 Honda CR-V was named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. The 2015 Ford Escape was not.
There's even more to love about the CR-V in comparison to its rivals than we've covered here. Get in touch with us at Allen Honda to learn more or to schedule a test drive in a 2015 Honda CR-V!
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Allen Honda in College Station would like to announce that Happy Honda Days, the annual winter Honda sales event, is here! This year, the Happy Honda Days offers are as impressive as ever. It's a great time to purchase or lease a Honda if you're in the market for a new car! In case you're wondering, here are some of the highlights of what Happy Honda Days is offering consumers:
$209 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing to lease 2014 Honda CR-V 2WD LX models.
$149 per month for 36 months to lease 2015 Fit CVT LX models with $2,699 due at signing.
$279 per month for 36 months with $2,999 due at signing to lease 2015 Odyssey LX models.
$269 per month for 36 months to lease 2015 Honda Pilot LX models with $2,499 due at signing.
$159 per month for 36 months to lease 2014 Civic Coupe LX models and 2014 Civic Sedan LX models. $2,699 is due at signing for coupe models, and $2,499 is due at signing for sedan models.
$249 per month for 36 months to lease 2014 Crosstour 2WD EX models.
0.9% APR for 24-60 months when you finance 2014 Civic Sedan, 2014 Accord Sedan, 2014 CR-V, 2015 Odyssey, 2015 Pilot, 2014 Accord Coupe, and 2014 Civic Coupe models, for qualified buyers.
And this isn't all the 2014 Happy Honda Days Sales Event has to offer! Learn about how else you can save at Allen Honda this holiday season. Oh, and be sure to schedule a test drive with us if any of these offers has struck your fancy!
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We have an impressive crop of affordable, pre-owned vehicles at Allen Honda in College Station right now. We have topnotch SUVs, mid-size cars, compact cars, subcompact cars, and trucks, and we have a used vehicle to meet the needs of pretty much any driver. Here are some of our current favorites, hand-picked from our wide selection of used cars:
There's nothing like a rugged, versatile Honda Element! This car remains a favorite among a niche crowd of both people who love the outdoors and people who just love a roomy SUV. Plus, it comes with a sunroof, and you can remove its rear seats for easy cleaning! We'll hand over the keys to this Element for just $8,995. If you're on a budget and looking for a great SUV, consider this one!
We're asking just $10,995 for this beautiful, red Civic that's poised to get you where you need to go in style. It offers excellent fuel economy, 5-star safety ratings, and performance capabilities that will amaze you. Plus, it only comes with 78,600 miles!
You'll turn heads in this stunning convertible, and it'll only cost you $12,995! It's the perfect car to impress on the road and in your driveway. Plus, it's satellite radio-ready and offers superb fuel economy ratings. And its previous owner only drove it 58,538 miles!
This 2013 Dodge Dart has a long life ahead of it on the road. It only comes with 33,242 miles and has an eye-popping price tag of $14,595. Plus, it has a combined fuel economy rating of 33 mpg, which means it'll save you tons at the pump! (Based on EPA estimates. Use for comparison only. Mileage may vary).
Get in touch with us at Allen Honda as soon as possible if you're interested in any of the vehicles mentioned above. Since their prices are so great, we don't think we'll have them on hand for long. And, if you're curious about the rest of our pre-owned inventory collection, we encourage you to browse it today!
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As we mentioned in our previous post, the 2015 Honda CR-V is redesigned and en route to Allen Honda in College Station! We're quite excited about the CR-V's arrival, and we're excited to announce that the new Honda SUV won the title of Top SUV of the Year from Motor Trend! Motor Trend announced the 2015 CR-V's victory yesterday, and, since then, Honda enthusiasts have been abuzz!
The CR-V competed with top SUVs like the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe, Porsche Cayman, and BMW X5 for the title, and it beat them all! This was definitely an accomplishment considering just how fierce the competition was. In order to be considered for the title, an SUV had to be redesigned for 2015. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee was also considered for the title because of its late 2014 release date.
Motor Trend cited the CR-V's impressive mechanics as well as its available safety features as compelling reasons for consumers to consider the new Honda. They took a liking to the 2015 CR-V's CVT, Earth Dreams engine, excellent fuel economy ratings, and its available lane departure warning system.
The 2015 CR-V is definitely expected to be a consumer favorite at our dealership. We'll let you know when the CR-V officially makes its debut in College Station. In the meantime, please check out the rest of the 2015 Honda lineup at Allen Honda. The whole 2015 Honda family has a ton to offer. You won't be disappointed with your options from Honda this year!
The 2015 Honda CR-V is currently headed to Allen Honda in College Station! It'll be the newest to join the 2015 Honda lineup at our dealership. The 2015 CR-V is redesigned and was changed in a number of exciting ways. If you want to know more about this 2015 Honda SUV, here are seven fun facts about this new vehicle:
1. Continuously variable transmission replaces 5-speed automatic in the new CR-V. This enables the CR-V to offer better gas mileage as well as a better engine performance.
2. The CR-V (front-wheel drive model) now gets 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway! (According to EPA estimates. Mileage may vary. Use these estimates for comparison purposes only).
3. The new CR-V's updated 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine now makes use of Earth Dreams. Earth Dreams offers a boost to the CR-V's fuel economy as well as the power it offers.
4. While the 2014 CR-V produced an impressive 163 lbs.-ft. of torque, the 2015 CR-V now produces an even more impressive 181 lbs.-ft. of torque.
5. The CR-V has a new front face, new grille, and updated headlights. Overall, it looks slimmer and more modern than previous CR-V models.
6. A few additions and alterations inside the CR-V make it look more refined and add some convenience. A new extendable sun visor, for instance, is a nice touch.
7. The 2015 CR-V adds a Touring trim level, which comes with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, and a forward collision warning system.
We'll update our inventory online as soon as the 2015 CR-V arrives. Please feel free to contact us at Allen Honda if you want a courtesy call to inform you of its arrival. And please feel free to check out all of our current 2015 models!
2015 Mid-Size cars are arriving to dealerships and making waves on the road in College Station! The majority of the 2015 Honda lineup has officially arrived to Allen Honda, and we've been incredibly impressed with these new Hondas. If you're looking for a new mid-size car, we definitely recommend the 2015 Honda Accord. And, if you're wondering how the Accord compares to other popular mid-size cars, we have the answers you need. Below we've outlined some information regarding how the new Accord compares to one of its fiercest competitors, the 2015 Kia Optima.
2015 Honda Accord: Highlights
2015 Accord EX-L and Touring models are equipped with standard collision warning systems and lane departure warning systems. Although the Optima does offer an available blind spot monitoring system, it doesn't offer these advanced safety systems.
The new Accord outperformed the new Optima in Consumer Reports speed tests.
The Accord comes with either manual transmission for better acceleration and control or continuously variable transmission (CVT) for better fuel efficiency and engine performance. The new Optima only comes with automatic transmission.
According to brake tests facilitated by Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Consumer Reports, and Road & Track, the Accord stops much shorter from high speeds than its Kia competitor.
Gas-charged shocks improve the way the new Accord handles. The Optima doesn't have gas charged shocks.
With computer-generated active noise cancellation, the 2015 Accord provides a quieter experience for occupants than the 2015 Optima, which doesn't have noise cancellation technology.
With up to 1000 pounds of towing capacity, the Accord stands out as more versatile than the Optima, which doesn't come with any towing capacity.
Standard dual zone air conditioning keeps things cooler in the Accord than the Optima, which only offers this feature at certain trim levels.
According to Intellichoice estimates, it costs $3,230 to $5,309 less to own the Accord over a five-year period that it costs to own the Kia Optima.
2015 Kia Optima: Highlights
The new Optima received 5-star ratings in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) front driver and passenger crash tests. The Accord received 4-star ratings in these crash measures.
With standard fog lamps and power heated exterior mirrors, drivers of the Optima don't have to worry as much about fog and dew. The Accord doesn't come with these features.
The 2015 Optima has six speakers, while the 2015 Accord only has 4 speakers.
The new Optima's engine produces a little more horsepower than the new Accord's: 192 hp vs. 185 hp.
If you want information about how the 2015 Honda Accord compares to other competitors, get in touch with us at Allen Honda. And, if you know you're interested in the new Accord, schedule a test drive with us!
What better time is there to prepare your car for the rest of 2014 than now? This is especially true when you consider all of the service specials you can take advantage of at Allen Honda! Here are some of our current coupon offerings to help you save on maintenance for your Honda:
Oil Change Coupon
Right now, with the valid coupon, you can get $5 off an oil change. Allen Honda currently offers one of the most reasonably priced oil changes for Hondas in town, for a cost of $37.55. With this coupon, you can save even more!
Automatic Transmission Service
We'll refill fluids, remove debris, and tune up any part of your transmission system that needs a little TLC with this preventative service, which can dramatically extend the life of your transmission. And, right now, with the valid coupon, this critical service will only cost you $69.95!
With your valid student ID and valid coupon, you can get a 10% discount on any service! Whether your vehicle needs just a little attention or some major work, this coupon can help you save!
Tire Rotation and Balance
Improve your car's handling and extend the life of your tires with this service! It'll only cost you $36.95 with the current service special coupon available on our website!
Ready to take advantage of one or more of these service coupons? Print them off now, and schedule your service with us! The qualified service technicians at Allen Honda can't wait to help!