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Crossovers in College Station: 2014 CR-V vs. 2014 RAV4

 

What happens when the 2014 Honda CR-V and the 2014 Toyota RAV4 duke it out? Allen Honda is here with the scoop! Here's how the new CR-V and the new RAV4 compare:

Safety Assessment: 2014 CR-V vs. 2014 RAV4

2014 Honda CR-V

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests, the 2014 Honda CR-V trumps the 2014 RAV4 in terms of safety. The NHTSA gave the 2014 CR-V an overall rating of 5 stars based on its stellar performance in the administration's measures. In contrast, the NHTSA only awarded the 2014 RAV4 an overall safety rating of 4 stars.

Both the new CR-V and the new RAV4 are equipped with some of the industry's latest and greatest safety features, including traction control, an electronic stability system, front-wheel drive, frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, and side-impact head airbags for drivers and front passengers. The CR-V is able to offer more protection, however, thanks to its innovative body that's designed to distribute crash energy to mitigate damage from crashes.

Performance Assessment: 2014 CR-V vs. 2014 RAV4

2014 Toyota RAV4

Both the 2014 CR-V and the 2014 RAV4 offer unique performance benefits. The RAV4, for instance, comes with 6-speed automatic transmission, which allows for improved engine performance at high speeds. The CR-V only offers 5-speed automatic transmission. In many other ways, however, the CR-V comes out on top as the better performer.

Specifically, the CR-V's standard 4-cylinder engine produces 9 more horsepower than the RAV4's 4-cylinder engine. And, despite the RAV4's 6-speed transmission, the CR-V still accelerates a bit faster than its competitor, as it's able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8.4 seconds. It takes the RAV4 8.9 seconds to accelerate to the same speed. Plus, the CR-V offers more adept brakes that can stop from 60 miles per hour in 128 feet. The RAV4's brakes take 135 feet to stop from 60 miles per hour.

The 2014 CR-V definitely comes with a number of advantages in comparison to competitors like the 2014 RAV4. Schedule a test drive at Allen Honda to experience these advantages firsthand! And be sure to check out everything your Central Texas Honda Dealers have to offer! 

 

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College Station Honda News: 20 Millionth Honda Built in U.S.

 


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Allen Honda, your Bryan and College Station Honda dealership, has some awesome news from the world of Honda! A couple of weeks ago, Honda announced that they had built their 20 millionth car in the U.S. This is an enormous achievement for the automaker and illustrates Honda's overwhelming success in the U.S. since it started production at its Marysville, Ohio plant in 1982.

In 2013, Honda produced a total of 1,309,917 cars at its four U.S. plants in Marysville, Ohio, East Liberty, Ohio, Lincoln, Alabama, and Greensburg, Indiana. This was a record production number for the automaker that likely reflects an increased demand for Hondas in the U.S. market. The four U.S. Honda plants make eleven different car models with a special focus on producing Honda Accords for the worldwide market.

In fact, Honda also announced that it just produced the 10 Millionth Honda Accord at its Marysville, Ohio plant. Honda's U.S. production facilities have assembled the largest number of Accords worldwide and are the main international supplier of the popular mid-size sedan.

After accomplishing these impressive feats, it seems as though Honda definitely plans to keep on expanding its U.S. production efforts. In fact, the automaker is currently building a new plant in Marysville, Ohio that will serve as the chief production plant of the Acura NSX.

Allen Honda would like to congratulate the Honda production plants for their recent accomplishments and thank all of the production team members in the U.S. for their hard work! We'd also like to thank all the loyal Honda customers who helped Honda achieve its success over the years! If you're interested in becoming one of the millions of people in the U.S. who owns a Honda, we encourage you to explore our inventory online and get a quick quote!

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College Station Accord News: Accord is Top Selling Car

 

2014 Honda Accord

Allen Honda, your College Station Honda dealership, recently got some exciting news about our favorite mid-size car, the Accord. In 2013, the Honda Accord was the top selling vehicle to individual buyers. It beat out other cars like the Toyota Camry that had higher sales numbers but fewer sales to individual consumers and families. (Corporate and governmental organizations purchased a large portion of the Camrys sold in 2013).

In official statements from Honda, the automaker attributes the Accord's success last year to the incredibly high resale value of Honda vehicles. Kelley Blue Book recently named the 2014 Accord its Best Resale Value Winner in the mid-size car class. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Accord retains up to 60.9% of its value for the first 36 months of ownership and up to 46.4% of its value for the first 60 months of ownership. 

The Accord's success among consumers is also likely due, in part, to its exceptional features. Each year, new Accord models offer a spacious, comfortable interior, a sleek, safe exterior, and the latest entertainment features. As the months pass in 2014, we can expect the Accord to continue to win over the hearts of consumers looking for a reliable, efficient vehicle. 

Looking for a car that you can trust to offer a smooth ride and that retains its value? Consider the 2014 Honda Accord at Allen Honda! We're waiting to give you the scoop on all of our available models, and we encourage you to schedule a test drive with us! Now is the perfect time to buy a new Honda Accord from your Central Texas Honda Dealer. 

 

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3 Reasons to Love the 2014 Honda Insight in College Station

 

2014 Honda Insight

The 2014 Honda Insight takes hybrid car technology to a whole new level and is in a league of its own in terms of specs. If you're wondering what, in particular, makes the new Insight stand out from the crowd of hybrid cars in College Station, Allen Honda is here with the information you need. Here are three reasons to love the 2014 Honda Insight:

1. Smart, Green Features

In addition to being an incredibly fuel efficient vehicle that makes use of the latest hybrid car technology and regenerative braking technology, the Insight also comes with two cool features that give drivers more control of their car's carbon footprint: Eco Assist and an ECON button. Eco Assist uses ambient color behind the speedometer to give drivers an idea of how efficiently they're conserving fuel. And the ECON button allows drivers to automatically shift engine conditions to conserve energy and gas.

2. Efficient Mechanics

The 2014 Insight is equipped with continuously variable transmission to allow for a smooth ride and increased fuel efficiency. Plus, the Insight's 1.3-liter, iVTEC engine is designed to offer the perfect combination of power and intelligent use of energy. Thanks to its highly efficient mechanics, the new Honda Insight is able to achieve a highway fuel economy rating of 44 mpg and a city fuel economy rating of 41 mpg.

3. Convenient Entertainment Technology

A USB audio interface that's compatible with mp3 players, audio controls mounted to the steering wheel, and Bluetooth connectivity with Bluetooth steering wheel-mounted controls make the Insight a leader in entertainment technology. Thanks to these amazing features, staying connected to your favorite media is a breeze in the Insight.

Interested in a new Honda Insight? Get a quick quote from your Central Texas Honda Dealer! 

 

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2014 Sienna vs. 2014 Odyssey in College Station

 

Is your family looking for a new minivan in College Station? You're probably considering both the 2014 Toyota Sienna and 2014 Honda Odyssey, two of the best-selling minivans in the country. And you may be wondering how the two vehicles compare to each other. Well, we have the answers here at Allen Honda. Here's the scoop on their safety and performance:

Safety Comparison of the 2014 Sienna and 2014 Odyssey 

2014 Honda Odyssey

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is clearly the safety leader of the two minivans, even though the 2014 Sienna offers a few safety perks like all wheel drive and optional pre-crash seatbelt pretensioners that the Odyssey lacks. The Odyssey comes out on top in terms of safety with the highest safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The new Odyssey was the only minivan this year to be named a Top Pick Plus by the IIHS, and the Odyssey was one of the few minivans to receive an overall rating of 5 stars from the NHTSA. The Sienna was only able to earn 4 stars from the administration. Safety specs like an available collision warning system and an available lane departure warning system are some of what help the Odyssey lead the pack in terms of safety.

Performance Comparison of the 2014 Sienna and 2014 Odyssey

2014 Toyota Sienna

Both the new Sienna and the new Odyssey can hold their own in the performance department. In contrast to each other on the road, they're almost neck and neck, in fact. Some of the Sienna's subtle advantages include a V6 engine that produces 266 horsepower (18 more than the Odyssey's engine produces) and larger-than-average front brake rotors that allow the Sienna to stop shorter than its Honda counterpart. 

Overall, however, the new Odyssey wins the race among the two with fully independent front and rear suspensions for better handling, an engine control system that improves fuel efficiency, active noise cancellation, and speed sensitive variable-assist power steering for better control at low and high speeds. Plus, the Odyssey's combined fuel economy rating is an impressive 22 mpg, while the Sienna lags behind with a 21 mpg combined fuel economy rating. And the Odyssey's engine trumps the Sienna's in terms of torque, producing 5 more lbs.-ft. of torque on average.  

Think the 2014 Honda Odyssey might be a good fit for your needs? Schedule a test drive and come on down to Allen Honda or visit CentralTexasHondaDealers.com for current Odyssey specials. 

 

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New Car in College Station: 2014 Honda Civic

 

2014 Honda Civic

Allen Honda, your Bryan and College Station Honda dealership, recently posted an article about how the 2014 Honda Civic compares to one of its popular competitors, the 2014 Ford Focus. Now, we'd like to dig deeper and give you a more detailed picture of some of the new Civic's most noteworthy features. Here are some of the most important things that set the Civic apart:

Eco-friendliness

The EPA named the 2014 Honda Civic a Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle. The Civic is able to achieve this feat of eco-friendliness thanks in part to its incredibly efficient engine and Earth Dreams continuously variable transmission. The Civic's Eco Assist and Eco Boost features, which give drivers the opportunity to monitor their fuel consumption and control their engine settings to conserve fuel, also help to reduce the carbon footprint of the compact car.

Cutting-edge technology

The 2014 Civic is the first Honda to come with a touchscreen display, which gives users the opportunity to quickly and easily sift through smartphone content and apps. Speaking of apps, the Civic masterfully integrates them with its next generation HondaLink software, giving occupants access to Pandora, Facebook, Twitter, and much more content from their smartphones. Best of all, drivers can safety access all of this content using steering wheel-mounted controls.

Incredible protection

The 4-door Civic with optional front crash protection received the highest rating of Top Pick Plus from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). And the 2014 Civic Coupe received the second highest rating from the IIHS of Top Pick. Only eight cars in the Civic's class were able to earn these high honors from the institute. 2014 Civic models are considered some of the safest compact car models on the road thanks to features like a body frame that distributes crash energy, anti-lock brakes with technology to prevent wheel lockup, and side curtain airbags with rollover sensors.

Interested in a new car that's eco-friendly, high-tech, and exceptionally safe? Consider the 2014 Civic! We invite you to test drive one of our available models at Allen Honda

Your Central Texas Honda Dealers have a huge selection of new 2014 Honda Civics in stock now. 

 

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College Station SUVs: 2014 Honda Pilot vs. 2014 Chevy Traverse

 

Allen Honda, your College Station car dealership, knows how important subtle mechanical details are when it comes to a car's overall performance abilities. On the surface, the 2014 Honda Pilot and the 2014 Chevy Traverse, two top new SUVs, have a lot in common. However, there are a few seemingly minor but important details that distinguish each. If you're wondering about the overall performance aptitude of these two SUVs, here's what you should know about their efficiency and handing:

2014 Honda Pilot Efficiency and Handling

2014 Honda Pilot

The 2014 Honda Pilot outperforms many of its competitors due to a number of outstanding features that enhance its overall efficiency and handling. Its 13-inch front brake rotors and 13.1-inch rear rotors, which are larger-than-average, allow the Pilot to come to a stop from 60 miles per hour in just 154 feet. Plus, the new SUV's rear gas-charged shocks provide maximum control on choppy roads. Not to mention, additional specs like standard front and rear stabilizer bars and 65 series tires ensure drivers feel fully in control of the Pilot on the road.

It's also important to note that the Pilot boasts a highway fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon and a city rating of 18 miles per gallon. Additionally, safety specifications like active head restraints and optional parking sensors further set the new Pilot apart.

2014 Chevy Traverse Efficiency and Handling

2014 Chevy Traverse

The 2014 Chevy Traverse's V6 engine produces a little more horsepower than average (281 hp vs. the Pilot's 250 hp), and the Traverse's extra powerful, 660-amp battery offers some additional reliability when it comes to handling large electrical loads. However, the new Traverse can't quite compare to the Pilot in many other respects. For instance, the Traverse's front and rear rotors are smaller than the Pilot's, which slows the Chevy down when it's braking. Without gas-charged shocks, Traverse drivers have less command on choppy roads. And the Chevy SUV's lack of rear stabilizer bars and its 70 series tires negatively affect its handling.

In terms of fuel economy and safety features, the 2014 Traverse doesn't outdo the Pilot either. Its highway fuel economy rating of 24 mpg and city fuel economy rating of 17 mpg mean more trips to the pump. And the Traverse lacks useful safety specs like active head restraints and optional parking sensors.

Want to experience what it's like to get behind the wheel of a new Pilot? Take a trip to your Central Texas Honda Dealer now! And feel free to get a quick quote before you meet with us in person! 

 

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Bryan Honda News: Pedestrian Auto-Braking Protection

 

Pedestrian Auto-Braking Protection

Allen Honda, your College Station and Bryan Honda dealership, hopes to keep you aware of all the new technology Honda develops. We're excited to announce some useful new safety technology the automaker has in the works that we think will do a lot of good and save a lot of lives on the road in urban areas.

Honda has a rich history of building its cars with occupant safety in mind. Now your Central Texas Honda Dealer is taking its safety efforts one step further and developing pedestrian auto-braking protection. This safety technology will allow Honda vehicles to detect nearby pedestrians and automatically hit the brakes to prevent pedestrian-related accidents.

This new technology uses a radar scanner and video camera to identify pedestrians in close proximity. According to Honda, this automatic braking feature allows cars to come to an almost immediate, complete stop from speeds of up to 37 miles per hour.

Honda plans to debut this new, highly innovative safety add-on when it releases the 2015 Acura RLX late this year. The automaker currently has plans of including it as an optional feature. However, in the future, we can likely expect most Hondas to be equipped with this safety technology and a whole host of other incredible safety features. It's no wonder that Hondas win so many safety accolades each year!

Want to learn about the amazing safety features 2014 Hondas come with? Visit us at Allen Honda, and consider scheduling a test drive with us! 

 

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Northwest Houston Honda News: Best of Honda 2013

 

Best of Honda 2013

2013 has come and gone. We’ve made our resolutions, and we’re already making 2014 memories we’ll reflect upon this time next year. Now is the perfect time to take a moment and think about all of the exciting and memorable things that happened in the world of Honda last year. Allen Honda, your College Station and Northwest Houston Honda dealer, would like to take you on a walk down memory lane. Here are our favorite 2013 Honda memories:

  • Honda Urban SUV Announcement

At the very beginning of last year, Honda announced their new Urban SUV concept at the Detroit auto show. As the year unfolded, we learned more about this small, sporty crossover. Now it’s already been released in Japan as the Vezel, and we’re expecting it to hit the U.S. market later this year.

  • The 12th Annual Honda Civic Tour

Remember when the Honda Civic Tour came to a city near you and brought you incredible performances by Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson? The 2013 Honda Civic Tour was one of the best yet. We can’t wait to see who’s going to be headlining this year!

  • Odyssey Debuts the HondaVAC

A few months ago, Honda released the new Odyssey, and one of the most exciting additions to the vehicle was the HondaVAC, an in-vehicle vacuum. The Honda Odyssey is the first minivan in history to offer this feature!

  • Happy Honda Days Commercials Featuring Michael Bolton

Who doesn’t love Happy Honda Days, Honda’s winter annual sales event? And who doesn’t love Michael Bolton? What happens when you combine the two? Magic! 

  • 2014 Civic’s New Technology

As 2013 was coming to a close, Honda surprised us all with some groundbreaking additions to the Civic: a display audio touchscreen and updated HondaLink with a smartphone-powered navigation app. With these additions, Honda positioned itself as one of the most forward-thinking automakers, making it a whole lot easier to stay connected in the Civic via your smartphone.

These are just some of the exciting things that happened in the wonderful world of Honda this year! If you want to start making some 2014 memories in your very own new Honda, consider checking the value of your trade in and visiting us at Allen Honda or visit CentralTexasHondadealers.com for regional specials. 

 

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College Station New Cars: 2014 Civic vs. 2014 Focus

 

The 2014 Honda Civic is one of the latest additions to the Allen Honda showroom in College Station, and we think it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a subcompact car. We also think it’s wise for potential car buyers to fully explore all their options before they make any purchasing decisions. If you’re considering the 2014 Civic, you may also be considering the 2014 Focus. To help you determine which is best for your needs, here’s a snapshot of each car’s performance features and ergonomics:

2014 Honda Civic Performance

2014 Honda Civic

J.D. Power and Associates recently named the Civic the top car in its class in their Initial Quality Study. The Civic earned this title thanks to its reliability and outstanding performance features. The new Honda’s combined fuel economy rating of 33 miles per gallon, its continuously variable transmission, and its towing capacity of 1000 pounds dramatically enhance the experience of drivers and passengers alike. Plus, innovative safety features like standard whiplash protection and daytime running lights take the 2014 Civic’s safety performance to a whole new level. 

2014 Ford Focus Performance

2014 Focus

Although the 2014 Focus does offer some advantages like front and rear gas-charged shocks that enhance control on choppy roads, it lacks many of the performance features that distinguish the Civic. For instance, the Ford does not offer continuously variable transmission or any towing capacity whatsoever. Additionally, it only boasts a combined fuel economy rating of 31 miles per gallon. And although the Focus does come with blind spot mirrors to enhance safety, it does not offer whiplash protection or daytime running lights. 

2014 Honda Civic Ergonomics

Honda had ergonomics on the brain when they built the 2014 Honda Civic. Features like a USB audio interface, rearview camera, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and Pandora compatibility make life easier and more enjoyable in the Civic. Plus, a standard locking fuel door, 94.6 cubic feat of passenger space, and one-touch window control further distinguish the new Honda in terms of ergonomics. There’s no doubt about it. Occupants are comfortable and connected in the new Civic. 

2014 Ford Focus Ergonomics

The Focus makes a name for itself in the realm of ergonomics with a few standout features like variable intermittent wipers and optional dual zone air conditioning, but it’s not quite as impressive as the Civic. The new Ford does not come with Bluetooth wireless connectivity, Pandora compatibility, one-touch window control, or a standard locking fuel door. Furthermore, the Focus only offers a modest 90.7 cubic feet of passenger space. 

We hope you’ll check out some of the 2014 Honda Civic models at Allen Honda. And don’t forget to schedule a test drive! 

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