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2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Ford Explorer in College Station


When it comes to choosing an SUV, you certainly have options! SUVs are practical, versatile and have a touch of sophistication to them. However, they aren't all made equal and not every option is the best fit for your and your family. Have you done your research to ensure you aren't going to experience buyer's remorse? Allen Honda is here to give you a research boost. Today we're comparing the 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Ford Explorer in College Station!


2016 Honda Pilot in College Station

  • Offers a Collision Mitigation Braking System to warn driver of potential collision ahead
  • Engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is in heavy traffic situations and auto starts again when the driver is ready to move again to save fuel and ultimately save you money
  • The Honda Pilot in San Antonio has a 19.5 gallon fuel capacity, almost a full gallon more than the Explorer
  • 9-speed automatic on the Honda Pilot Touring/Elite (Explorer only has up to 6-speed option)
  • Easier to maneuver and park because it is 3.8 inches shorter than the Explorer and 400-550 pounds less
  • Pilot has 8 passenger seating (1 more person than the Explorer can hold)
  • Middle and third row seats recline
  • Able to tow 1500 more pounds than the Ford Explorer
  • Total 109.2 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Aerodynamic styling
  • Hands-free tailgate lift
  • LED Headlights


2016 Ford Explorer in College Station

  • Front wheel drive and four-wheel antilock breaks
  • Available 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Available hands-free, foot-activated lift-gate
  • Standard airbags
  • 18.6 gallons of fuel capacity


We may be a tad biased here at Allen Honda, but the 2016 Honda Pilot seems to really outshine the 2016 Ford Explorer in Katy in multiple different ways. If you think so too, we'd love to see you behind the wheel of the all-new Pilot! Schedule a test-drive and we'll see you soon!

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Crossovers in College Station TX: 2016 Honda Fit vs. 2015 Nissan Versa Note




We're so glad you found the Allen Honda blog, and you will be glad too! We're notorious for consistently giving the in-depth details about the latest and greatest cars, and today's blog post is no exception. We're going to do a side-by-side comparison of two incredible crossovers in College Station, TX: the 2016 Honda Fit and the 2015 Nissan Versa Note.


Crossovers aren't generally known for their safety ratings, but the Fit sets a whole new crossover safety standard. Receiving 5 stars overall in the NHTSA front crash test, its one of the safest crossovers on the market. Comparatively, the Versa Note only received 3 stars overall making it 40% less safe than the Fit. The Honda Fit was also named a "Top Pick" by IIHS, but we can't say the same for the Versa Note.


Safety isn't the only way the Fit beats out the Versa Note, it trumps it in reliability, too. J.D. Power and Associates conduct an Initial Quality Study every year and survey new car owners. In that study, Honda was ranked 14th in initial quality while Nissan ranked way below industry average at 20th.


If you're into powerful vehicles, you're better off going with the 2016 Honda Fit, as it goes from zero to 60 in just 9.1 seconds. The Versa Note is an entire 1.2 seconds behind, going from zero to 60 in 10.3 seconds. This could be due to the Fit's greater horsepower (130 vs. 109) and the standard 6-speed manual transmission (Versa Note only has 5-speed available).


Do you like saving money while saving the environment? You can do both with the 2016 Honda Fit! The Fit gets 33 MPG in the city and a whopping 41 MPG on the highway*. The Versa Note? It gets 31 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway*. You know that every mile counts!


It’s obvious that the Fit really outshines the Versa Note when it comes to crossovers in College Station TX. The Fit also offers features that the Versa Note doesn't, like a remote vehicle starting system, telescoping steering wheel, standard power windows and standard rear heat vents. So don't wait any longer, come try out the 2016 Fit at Allen Honda today!


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* Based on 2012-2016 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

2016 Honda HR-V vs. 2015 Nissan Juke in College Station, Texas



 We can bet that you're looking for an all-star crossover in the near future! You've landed on the right page because today, Allen Honda is doing a side-by-side comparison of two competing crossovers: the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2015 Nissan Juke in College Station, Texas!


2016 Honda HR-V

2015 Nissan Juke

Blind spot mirrors that use wide angle convex

No blind spot mirrors

Standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags


Standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags


Single overhead engine cam for simplicity

Dual overhead cam – adds to engine complexity

J.D. Power and Associates' 2014 Initial Quality Study – Honda ranks 8th

J.D. Power and Associates' 2014 Initial Quality Study – Nissan ranks 19th

2WD – 28 city/35 hwy*

2WD – 28 city/32 hwy*

4WD – 27 city/32 hwy*

4WD – 26 city/31 hwy*

Uses regular unleaded gasoline

Requires premium gasoline

13.2 gallon fuel capacity

11.8 gallon fuel capacity

Standard flush composite headlights that align with aerodynamic frame

Headlights that interfere with aerodynamics and increase drag

100.1 cubic feet of passenger volume

86.7 cubic feet of passenger volume

Reclining rear seats

Rear seats do not recline

58.8 cubic feet of cargo volume (rear seat folded)

35.9 cubic feet of cargo volume (rear seat folded)

Telescoping steering wheel

Tilt steering wheel

Rear heat vents

No rear heat vents


After this side-by-side comparison, it's evident that the 2015 Nissan Juke in College Station, Texas just doesn't stand a chance to the 2016 Honda Pilot! Don't wait any longer; stop by Allen Honda to take the Pilot for a spin!


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Minivans in College Station: 2016 Honda Odyssey vs. 2015 Toyota Sienna



Looking for new minivans in College Station? Minivans are a family favorite due to their unmatched safety ratings, massive cargo and passenger room, kid-friendly sliding doors and technology extras, but you might have a difficult time deciding. Let Allen Honda, your local minivan experts, help you out! We're on a mission to find you the best minivan to suit your needs. So let's start off comparing two great minivans in College Station: the 2016 Honda Odyssey and the 2015 Toyota Sienna!


2016 Honda Odyssey

  • Overall 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA crash safety test
  • Overall "Good" rating in the IIHS crash safety test
  • Zero to 60 MPH in 7.3 seconds
  • 21 gallon fuel capacity
  • 248 horsepower
  • Stops more quickly than the Sienna (60 to zero, 125 ft. vs. 128 ft.)
  • Vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering for a better feel of the road (not offered in the Sienna)
  • Towing power up to 3500 pounds
  • 172.6 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • The driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote.
  • Odyssey Touring/Elite has a standard center folding armrest for third row seats
  • A Consumer Reports' "Top Pick"
  • Recognized as a Car Book "Best Bet"
  • Winner of 4 Kiplinger's Awards
  • Optional Odyssey "Special Edition" complete with new HondaVAC
  • Seating for up to 8
  • 5 car seat anchors


2015 Toyota Sienna

  • Overall 4-star safety rating from the NHTSA crash safety test
  • Overall "Acceptable" rating in the IIHS crash safety test
  • Zero to 60 MPH in 7.7 seconds
  • Fuel capacity of 20 gallons
  • Not recommended to tow anything
  • Passenger volume of 164.4 cubic feet
  • Driver can only operate windows from the inside of the vehicle
  • Recommended by Consumer Reports
  • 2 Kiplinger's Awards
  • Seating for up to 8 passengers
  • Dual sliding doors with jam protection



It's clear who reigns victorious in this comparison of minivans in College Station, and that would be the 2016 Honda Odyssey! Can't wait to get your hands on the wheel? Stop in Allen Honda and we'll be happy to set you up for a test drive today! 


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2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Nissan Sentra in College Station



It's almost impossible to choose a car when there are several amazing options out there. Where do you even start? Allen Honda is a go-to source for all of your car needs, including the research. We'd never tell you to buy a car without weighing the pros and cons. With that being said, today we're comparing two of the best cars in their class, the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Nissan Sentra in College Station side-by-side. Which one will outclass the other?



2015 Honda Civic

2015 Nissan Sentra

NHTSA Crash Test - Driver

4 Stars

4 Stars

NHTSA Crash Test - Passenger

4 Stars

3 Stars

Available Body Styles

Sedan, Coupe


IIHS Crash Test Overall



Zero to 60 Time

8.4 seconds

9.7 seconds

EPA Standard

Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle

Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle

Consumer Reports Recommended



Kiplinger's Awards



Daytime Running Lights



Whiplash Protection


Not offered


1.8 VTEC 4 cylinder

1.8 DOHC 4 cylinder




Stop distance

(60 to zero MPH)

116 feet

124 feet


After this comparison, we would say that it's a close call, but that's simply not the truth. With better crash test ratings, multiple body style offerings, better safety features and more horsepower, the 2015 Honda Civic puts the Nissan Sentra in College Station to shame. So to you, we're recommending that your next new car be the 2015 Honda Civic in College Station! Stop in today at Allen Honda to see it for yourself!


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5 Ways The Fit is Larger than The Ford Fiesta in College Station



Last week, Allen Honda discussed the differences from the 2016 Honda Fit and the Kia Soul. There was an obvious winner in that competition. This week, the Honda Fit is up against the Ford Fiesta in College Station. However, the dogs are howling for the Fit. To find out why, read more below. 

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When it comes to the Honda Fit, the more the merrier. We’re talking about everything of course. Dogs, cats, chinchillas, saxophones, drums, you name it. The 2016 Honda Fit was designed to take the heat. Read our 5 reasons why we believe the Honda Fit is significantly more spacious than the Ford Fiesta. 


1. The largest of dogs are no match for the Fit! With 95.7 cubic feet passenger volume, the Fit can squeeze in all the pups on the block. The Ford Fiesta comes in at just 85.1 cubic feet.

Pro Tip: The Fit lets your pooches do what they love with standard, power windows. These are an add-on for the Fiesta; available on just two trims.


2. The Fit is also a people pleaser. For enhanced passenger comfort on road trips, the Fit’s rear seats recline. The Ford Fiesta’s seats do not recline.


3. For our musically inclined fans, the Honda Fit has a much larger cargo area than the Fiesta Hatchback. With its rear seat folded down, the Fit packs in a whopping 52.7 cubic feet of equipment compared to the Fiesta at just 25.4 cubic feet.

Pro Tip: To allow full utilization of available cargo room, the Fit’s hatch uses gas strut supported hinges that don’t intrude into the cargo area. The Fiesta’s useful trunk space is reduced by its intrusive beam hinge.


4. Do we have any antique hunters out there? The Fit’s 2nd Row Magic Seat® folds up to allow for up to 4 feet of vertical space.  Not to worry, you can take that adorable chic buffet that you weren’t planning on buying but just couldn’t resist!


5. Lastly, the Honda Fit is a surfer’s dream. Fold down the passenger-side rear and front seats for an extra long space perfect for a board. The Ford Fiesta lacks this convenience.


It’s an obvious choice between the Honda Fit and the Ford Fiesta in College Station. If you’re looking for a spacious, versatile car give Allen Honda a call or visit our website for more information. 

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The Kia Soul VS. The 2016 Honda Fit in College Station



If you’re in the market for a compact, versatile car, you’ve probably looked at both the Honda Fit and Kia Soul. Honda, having just recently debuted the redesigned 2016 Fit, is hoping the updates will persuade you to make a decision in their favor.

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Allen Honda has extensively researched each vehicle, reading about both positives and negatives. Today, we’d like to compare the Kia Soul with the 2016 Honda Fit in College Station as they relate to safety and performance.




In order to get an accurate idea on how these two vehicles compare, it is very important to look at the safety features on each. Below is a list of safety features on each vehicle respectively.


Honda Fit

  • Standard multi-angle rearview camera

  • Vehicle Stability Assist ™ (VSA®)

  • ACE ™ Body Structure

  • Daytime running lights

  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and brake assist


Kia Soul

  • Electronic Stability Control

  • Vehicle Stability Management

  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution

  • Hill Start Assist Control


It appears the Honda Fit outnumbers the Kia Soul in the number of standard safety features. It is also important to note that the Honda Fit received a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).




In addition to safety, we believe the Fit outshines the Soul in regards to performance. Below are 5 reasons why.

  1. On an EPA test cycle, the Fit gets better fuel mileage than the Soul

  2. The Fit offers an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). This means there are no “steps” between gears, keeping the engine at the most optimal speed for fuel economy. Also, the CVT will keep the vehicle at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Soul does not offer a CVT system.

  3. One reason the Fit may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better is because it weighs about 200 pounds less than the Kia Soul.

  4. Making handling even better is the Fit’s low profile, coming in at 3 inches shorter than the Soul.


We’re not alone in thinking the Fit is the superior vehicle. Motor Trend performed a comparison test in its January 2015 issue and they ranked the Honda Fit EX higher than the Kia Soul. Additionally, the Fit was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 7 of the last 9 years. The Soul has yet to be named a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.


If you have any questions regarding the 2016 Honda Fit in College Station or would like to browse Allen Honda's current Fit inventory, visit our website or give us a call today.


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Toyota Corolla VS 2015 Civic in College Station


Have you heard the big news from Honda? The completely re-designed 2016 Honda Civic Sedan is set to be revealed September the 16th. Allen Honda is ecstatic to learn about its new features. However, we really can’t image what they would add given that the 2015 Civic is jam-packed with an abundance of features, most of which are standard.

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As we go into a new generation of Civics, Allen Honda would like to take a look back at the 2015 Honda Civic in College Station and compare it to one of its top competitors; the 2015 Toyota Corolla. Below you will find a comparison between the two vehicles based on driving assistance, conveniences, and environmental impact.


Driving Assistance

In recent years, car manufactures have upped the ante on vehicle safety and driving assist systems. Honda is no exception given their LaneWatch™, rearview cameras, and Intelligent Multi-Information Display, all of which are available on the 2015 Civic sedan. The Corolla offers a backup camera but is not standard like on the Civic. Additionally, the Corolla’s multi-information display is limited to such things as average MPG and outside temperature, while the Civic communicates with all the vehicle’s systems to display ample information including Pandora, USB audio, and customizable wallpaper.



The Civic Automatic offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The Corolla doesn’t offer a remote starting system. The Civic EX/EX-L has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature that automatically turns lights on at dusk and off after dawn, but the Corolla doesn’t offer this feature either. The Civic’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Corolla’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.



Environmental Impact

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certifies the Honda Civic as a “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” (PZEV). The Toyota Corolla is only certified to “Low Emissions Vehicle” (LEV) standards. The environmental differences between the two vehicles are substantial. Several Honda systems could be the reason for that including Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), Eco Assist™, and the ECON button, all of which play vital roles to both reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. The Toyota Corolla does not offer anything similar to these systems.


By now, it's clear that the 2015 Honda Civic is far superior to the Toyota Corolla. We also believe the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan will surpass our expectations to be the greatest Civic yet. If you’d like more information regarding the 2015 Civic in College Station or want to take a test drive, give us a call today!



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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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