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7 Ways The 2016 Pilot in College Station Beats The Kia Sorento

 

 

As we near this year’s end, we observe the ending of the 2016 Honda model introductions. The excitement has begun to wind down but the editorial reviews keep pouring in. Between the new Honda Accord and Coupe and upcoming Civic Sedan release, Allen Honda is ecstatic about the 2016 line-up, especially the 2016 Pilot in College Station!

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Other car manufactures have also been releasing their redesigned vehicles, including Kia and it’s Sorento. If you’re in the market for a family-friendly SUV, you are probably looking around for comparisons. Allen Honda has put together a list of 7 reasons why we believe the 2016 Pilot trumps the 2016 Sorento.

 

The 2016 Honda Pilot spits out 95 more horsepower (280 vs. 185) and 84 lbs.-ft more torque than the Sorento. Towing soccer boys, bikes or boats will never be an issue for the Pilot.

 

Moreover, the Pilot’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Sorento’s (3500 vs. 2000 pounds).

 

Gas mileage is a win for the Pilot as well according to the EPA test cycle. An engine control system that shuts down half of the engine’s cylinders (when not needed) might have something to do with that. The Sorento does not offer anything similar.

 

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles has deemed Honda vehicles as more reliable than Kia after seeing the long-term dependability statistics. Simply stated, less worry!

 

For better road traction, the Pilot has larger tires than the Sorento. Additionally, its wheelbase is longer for a smoother ride and better handling.

 

The Pilot offers seating for 8 adults, while the Sorento can only carry up to 7. Also, the Pilot’s middle and third row seats recline while the Sorento’s third row does not.

 

Lastly, the Honda Pilot outsold the Kia Sorento by 6% during 2014. There’s proof in the numbers!

 

Between the specifications and accolades of each vehicle, it is very plain to see that the Pilot comes out on top, year after year. Want to experience what it's like to get behind the wheel of a new Pilot and feel its powerful torque? Take a trip to Allen Honda!

 

 

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The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe in College Station

 

After the reveal of the Honda Accord Sedan a couple weeks ago, Honda released photos of the 2016 Accord Coupe and Allen Honda is not surprised that it is just as beautiful as its sister sedan. In the past, the sedan and coupe have complimented each other’s styling and the 2016 updates are no different.

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Allen Honda is highlighting a few of the updates on the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe in College Station including the pricing, which, fortunately, has not changed much at all.

 
  • An Acura-ish facelift including new fascia and grille design and a redesigned, aluminum front hood coming standard on each vehicle for lower weight helping to increase efficiency and performance.  
  • All models that have fog lights will be updated to LED for higher safety and efficiency.
  • Also, LED will be the day-time running lights available on select models.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay! YES! Learn more here: New Technology 
  • The taillights on EVERY trim join the LED bandwagon
  • Re-shaped exhaust pipes for a more luxurious feel
  • Multi-angle rearview camera available on every trim for added safety
  • New wheel designs! Beautiful alloys on both the EX and EX-L grow a whole inch to 18 inches. The Touring Coupe gets some dazzling 19 inchers.
  • It has been rumored that all these improvements will result in a hefty price increase.  However, Honda has confirmed pricing on the base model will be the same and higher models will not be far off from the previous year model.
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Our excitement is growing here in College Station as we uncover what the New Year will bring. We hope you stick around to finally see the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe in College Station. Until then, if you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, visit our website or give us a call! 

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New Honda Technology in College Station

 

Since the debut of the 2016 Honda Accord, Allen Honda has been ecstatic about all the technological advances that we hope to eventually come to all Hondas. Last week, we introduced the completely re-designed Accord and gave you some insight into why it could possibly be one of the most advanced vehicles Honda has ever made. This week we will dive deeper into those reasons and explore the latest Honda technology in College Station.

 

 

Intelligent Traction Management

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Introduced last month in the 2016 Honda Pilot, Intelligent Traction Management makes driving on variable terrains easy as pie. The all-wheel drive models (EX and above) allow for the snow, sand, mud and normal options while the front-wheel drive vehicles offer normal and snow. This technology was enhanced with the recently improved torque distribution made possibly by the all-new Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) AWD system. We hope to see other models, such as the sporty HR-V or larger CR-V acquire this technology in the future.

 

Honda Sensing

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Honda has named the advanced safety technology featured in the 2016 Honda Accord and Pilot as Honda Sensing. This complete package includes Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS™), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). While all these do not prevent other cars from hitting you, it certainly helps you become a safer and more aware driver. The Collision Mitigation Braking System ™ (CMBS™) is designed to help reduce the chance of a collision by alerting the driver. Additionally, it will take steps to reduce the severity of impact when a collision is unavoidable. Improving vehicle safety on America’s roads is one of Honda’s top priorities and the more advanced technology becomes, the more Honda will integrate into its’ vehicles.

 

Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto was a huge step forward in the tech world for Honda. It’s no wonder they decided to unveil this in the most tech-friendly place, Silicon Valley. Several carmakers have jumped on the CarPlay or Android Auto bandwagon but not many have integrated both into a single, easy to use system. If using an Android, you can quickly access Google Now or even Google Maps to find your destination hands-free. Apple CarPlay allows you to do the things you want to do on your phone but instead puts it in your car. Getting directions, making calls, reading messages, and playing music is all possible with this new technology. CarPlay currently supports several third party apps such as iHeartRadio, Spotify and audiobooks.com. The chance that Honda will incorporate these options into future models is very likely and Allen Honda is certainly excited for it!

 

 

After much anticipation, almost all 2016 Honda models have been introduced. We are very eager to see what Honda has in store for the Honda Civic set to debut later this year. Allen Honda's blog will be sure to cover that event and to feature any new Honda technology in College Station. If you have any questions about current models or would like to schedule a test drive, contact us today. 

 

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Exploring The 2016 Honda Accord from College Station

 

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With it’s unveiling in Silicon Valley last week, the 2016 Honda Accord got a significant facelift to give it a sportier and more aggressive look. A new hood, solid metal grille and sleek LED head and tails lights offer the vehicle a sophistication we’ve never seen before. However, it’s what’s on the inside that has us so impressed. In this week’s blog, Allen Honda explores the 2016 Honda Accord from College Station, detailing the technology in which makes it great.

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Connectivity

 

Connectivity is a way of life for most people today. They want the conveniences of the internet at their fingertips anywhere and everywhere, including their car. Honda understands this. That’s why they decided to make the 2016 Honda Accord the most technologically advanced vehicle in their line up to date. Adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto was the first step in doing so. If using an Android, you can quickly access Google Now or even Google Maps to find your destination hands-free. Apple CarPlay allows you to do the things you want to do on your phone but instead puts it in your car. Getting directions, making calls, reading messages, and playing music is all possible with this new technology. CarPlay currently supports several third party apps such as iHeartRadio, Spotify and audiobooks.com.

 

These two options are everything you ever needed all on the road and at your fingertips. Using the 7-inch touch screen display, you can actually pinch and swipe through apps just like you would on most Smartphones.  On select models, you’ll also have a 7.7 high-resolution screen just above that has enabled GPS and displays multiple audio sources.

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Safety

 

Honda has dubbed the advanced safety technology featured in the 2016 Honda Accord as Honda Sensing. This complete package includes Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS™), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). While all these do not prevent other cars from hitting you, it certainly helps you become a safer and more aware driver. The Collision Mitigation Braking System ™ (CMBS™) is designed to help reduce the chance of a collision by alerting the driver. Additionally, it will take steps to reduce the severity of impact when a collision is unavoidable. Improving vehicle safety on America’s roads is one of Honda’s top priorities and the more advanced technology becomes, the more Honda will integrate into its’ vehicles.

 

 

Described by Honda executives, the 2016 Honda Accord will be “the most high-tech Accord in history”. That’s a bold statement but here at Allen Honda we are ecstatic at what the future holds for Honda and the Accord. If you’d like to find out more about the 2016 Honda Accord from College Station, subscribe to our blog for the latest updates. Give us a call or visit our website for information regarding any other vehicle. 

 

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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.

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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.

 

Safety

 

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.

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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Allen Honda's Summer Service Specials in College Station

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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* 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

 

 

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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.

 

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