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10 Ways the 2015 Civic Outshines the 2015 Jetta in San Marcos


The 2015 Honda Civic and 2015 VW Jetta are both popular new car choices in the San Marcos area. Deciding between the two? Honda of San Marcos thinks you should know about these ten Civic benefits:

1. The Civic proved to be safer in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration front and side crash tests. 

2. Consumer Reports predicts that new Civic models will be between 28% and 39% more reliable than Jetta models.

3. The Civic's standard 4-cylinder engine produces a lot more horsepower than the Jetta's standard 4-cylinder engine: 143 hp vs. 115 hp. This makes a noticeable difference on the road in terms of presence. 

4. Civic models can get up to 39 mpg on the highway, while Jetta models can only get up to 37 mpg on the highway. (Based on EPA estimates. Mileage will vary depending on driving conditions and other factors. Use for comparison only). 

5. With optional CVT, Civic owners can conserve some extra fuel. The new Jetta doesn't offer CVT as an option.

6. The Civic is 3.9 inches shorter and has a turning circle that's 1 foot tighter than the Jetta's, which means it's easier to maneuver. 

7. The new Civic can two up to 1,000 lbs., while the new Jetta isn't recommended for towing.

8. Available smartphone integration makes accessing apps and phone contacts easier in the Civic. The Jetta only offers basic Bluetooth connectivity, not full smartphone integration.

9. The Civic is offered as both a sedan and a coupe. The Jetta is only offered as a sedan.

10. The Civic is the more popular choice among consumers, based on sales records. It outsold the Jetta by two to one in the 2014 model year.

If these benefits have piqued your interest in the new Civic, come on and take a test drive at Honda of San Marcos!



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2015 Civic vs. 2015 Corolla in San Marcos


Need a quick summary of how the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Toyota Corolla compare? Honda of San Marcos is here with what you need! Both of these new cars offer advantages. Here are some of them:

2015 Civic: Advantage Highlights

  • Blind spot mirrors

  • A "Top Safety Pick Plus" title from the IIHS

  • A single overhead cam for its engine, which makes repairs easier (and often less costly)

  • A Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle status from the EPA (vs. the Corolla's Low Emissions Vehicle status)

  • A body that's 3.2 inches shorter than the Corolla's, which allows for easier maneuvering

  • A standard engine that produces 11 more horsepower and 1 more lbs.-ft. of torque than the Corolla's

  • Brisker acceleration, according to Motor Trend

  • Larger brake rotors

  • Better stopping performance according to Car and Driver

  • Fully independent front and rear suspensions

  • Power steering for low-effort parking

  • A quieter interior than the Corolla when idle, according to Car and Driver

  • Towing capability (of up to 1000 lbs.)

  • A stylish coupe option in addition to the standard sedan option

  • A remote vehicle starting system

2015 Corolla: Advantage Highlights

  • Complimentary scheduled maintenance services for 2 years or 25,000 miles

  • 2.9 extra cubic feet of passenger volume

  • A 13 cubic foot trunk vs. the Civic's 12.5 cubic foot trunk

  • "Very Good" headlights, according to Consumer Reports (vs. the Civic's "Good" headlights)

There's nothing quite like the 2015 Honda Civic. If you think the Civic is just what you're looking for, please come take a test drive at Honda of San Marcos

And don't forget that Honda of San Marcos is home of the exclusive, free lifetime powertrain warranty! 

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2015 Civic vs. 2015 Elantra in San Marcos


Honda of San Marcos has the information you need about how the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Hyundai Elantra compare. Here are some reasons to consider both the Civic and the Elantra, to help you better decide between the two:

Reasons to Choose the Civic

  • Standard whiplash protection

  • Better NHTSA crash tests results

  • Better IIHS rating of "Top Safety Pick Plus"

  • An engine with a single overhead cam, which makes repairs less complicated

  • A Consumer Reports reliability rating that's 16% higher than the Elantra's

  • Faster acceleration in Motor Trend tests

  • Optional continuously variable transmission (CVT)

  • Shorter stopping than the Elantra, according to Motor Trend and Consumer Reports

  • Fully independent front and rear suspensions for improved handling

  • Better fuel economy estimates, according to the EPA

  • Front and rear stabilizer bars for improved handling

  • An optional coupe body style

  • A standard maintenance minder system

  • A remote vehicle starting system

  • Standard Bluetooth, which costs extra for Elantra owners

  • More front leg room and rear legroom than the Elantra

  • 46% more models sold in the 2014 model year

Reasons to Choose the Elantra

  • A corrosion warranty that's 2 years longer than the Civic's

  • A 550-amp battery vs. the Civic's 410-amp battery

  • Front and rear gas-charged shocks, which enhance handling capabilities

  • A turning circle that's .6 feet tighter than the Civic's

Based on your needs, do you think the 2015 Honda Civic is the better pick? If you do, be sure to schedule a test drive at Honda of San Marcos! We're the home of the exclusive, free lifetime powertrain warranty

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How the 2015 Civic Compares to the 2015 Focus in San Marcos


Trying to find some reliable information about how the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Ford Focus compare? Honda of San Marcos has some important information for you to consider. Below, we've outlined some of the ways in which the 2015 Civic outshines the 2015 Focus. Here are the details: 

  • The Civic has standard whiplash protection, which helps prevent whiplash injury for occupants.

  • Standard daytime running lights make the Civic more conspicuous (and arguably safer) on the road than the Focus.

  • The Civic's "Top Pick Plus" rating from the IIHS is more impressive than the Focus's "Top Pick" rating.

  • Consumer Reports estimates that the 2015 Civic will be 124% more reliable than the 2015 Focus.

  • With optional CVT, the Civic offers more versatility in terms of efficiency than the Focus, which doesn't offer CVT.

  • The Civic's front brake rotors are larger than the Focus's, which allow for improved stopping, as proven in brake tests facilitated by Car and Driver and Consumer Reports.

  • The Civic's turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the Focus's.

  • With 94.6 cubic feet of passenger space, the Civic distinguishes itself in comparison to the Focus, which only offers 90.7 cubic feet of passenger space.

  • 1000 lbs. of towing capacity, a maintenance minder system, and standard Bluetooth are all nice extras offered by the Civic that the Focus doesn't offer.

  • Intellichoice estimates that the five-year ownership costs of a Civic are between $269 and $2644 less than the five-year ownership costs of the Focus.

Think the Civic is a better match for you than the Focus? Schedule a test drive at Honda of San Marcos, the only home in Central Texas of the free, lifetime powertrain warranty for Honda models!


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2015 Hybrid Cars in San Marcos: 2015 Accord vs. 2015 Camry


There's nothing like an efficient hybrid car to compliment your efficient lifestyle. If you're searching for a new hybrid vehicle in San Marcos, Honda of San Marcos would like to introduce you to the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid. The new Accord Hybrid offers a bit more than competitors like the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid. If you're wondering how these two cars compare when it comes to their individual advantages, here's some important info to know:

The New Accord Hybrid's Advantages

  • A plastic fuel tank, which is sturdier than the Camry's metal fuel tank

  • An IIHS "Top Safety Pick Plus" title

  • A 4-cylinder engine that produces 226 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the Camry's only produces 199 lbs.-ft. of torque

  • Larger tires, which allow for more traction

  • Shorter stopping from 60 mph, according to Motor Trend

  • Standard 17-inch wheels, which are bigger and better for handling than the Camry LE's 16-inch wheels

  • Computer-generated active noise cancellation for a quieter cabin

  • Available memory seats

  • Speed-sensitive wipers

  • Available heated rear seats (in addition to available heated front seats, which are also offered by the Camry Hybrid)

  • Recognized by Kiplinger's

  • Ranked #1 among hybrid-electric vehicles by U.S. News and World Report

The New Camry Hybrid's Advantages  

  • Free scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles

  • A 582-amp battery vs. the Accord's 550-amp battery

  • A 17 gallon fuel tank vs. the Accord's 15.8-gallon tank

  • A trunk that is 13.1 cubic feet vs. the Accord's 12.7-cubic foot trunk

  • The Camry Hybrid's turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Accord Hybrid's

Come on and test drive the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid at Honda of San Marcos! 


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2015 Hybrid in San Marcos: 6 Things to Love About the Accord Hybrid


2015 Honda Accord Hybrid San Marcos

There are plenty of new hybrid cars in San Marcos, but Honda of San Marcos believes only a few of them truly stand out from the crowd. One of the few and proud hybrid vehicles that's truly remarkable is the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid. We think there's a lot to love about the Accord Hybrid, but here are six things we think you should specifically know about: 

1. The new Accord Hybrid comes with blue accents on its grille and headlights, which help give it some flair that sets it apart from the traditional Honda Accord. 

2. Safety features like a standard rearview camera, available adaptive cruise control, an available lane departure warning system, and an available forward collision warning system

3. The 2015 Accord Hybrid's 50 mpg city fuel economy rating and 47 combined fuel economy rating distinguish the car as a fuel-saving leader. (Ratings according to estimates. Use for comparison only. Mileage will vary).

4. The new Accord Hybrid stays efficiently charged thanks to its electronically activated braking system that's regenerative. 

5. With an Earth Dreams engine, the Accord Hybrid is able to conserve fuel and accelerate with ease. 

6. Technology flourishes like Bluetooth connectivity, an available touchscreen, steering wheel controls, a USB interface, and push button start all enhance the experience of driving a 2015 Accord Hybrid.

Ready to test-drive the 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid and discover some additional things to love about this new Honda? Let us know at Honda of San Marcos


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2015 Honda Fit in Central Texas: Safety News


2015 Honda Fit Central Texas

Honda of San Marcos is excited to report that the 2015 Honda Fit has been in the news this week! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their official safety scores for the Fit, and the new Honda subcompact car received an overall 5-star rating!

An overall 5-star rating is the highest given by the NHTSA, and it's only given to vehicles that perform exceptionally well in NHTSA crash tests. The Fit received 5-star ratings in both frontal and side impact NHTSA crash tests. Additionally, the new subcompact car received a rating of 4 stars in the administration's rollover test.

The 2013 Honda Fit received respectable 4-star ratings in all of the NHTSA's crash tests. But the 2015 Honda Fit has taken safety to a whole other level. Its success in crash tests is largely due to its new, updated body structure, which is stronger and distributes crash energy more effectively.

The new Fit also boasts new safety systems like a standard backup camera, an available lane departure warning system, and available blind spot side mirrors. These safety additions are rare in the subcompact car class. And they further distinguish the new Honda Fit as a leader in safety among its competitors. 

This accomplishment in NHTSA crash tests marks the Fit's second victory in terms of recognition for its safety. The new Honda was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Do you want to take a test spin in one of the safest compact cars on the road? Reach out to us at Honda of San Marcos!


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10 Ways the 2015 Civic Beats the 2015 Cruze in San Marcos


Trying to choose between the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze? Honda of San Marcos would like to help with some information about how the new Civic outshines its rival. Here are 10 reasons to consider the Civic over the competition:

1. The 2015 Honda Civic is a safety all-star. It outperformed the 2015 Cruze in many of the NHTSA's crash tests. Plus, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety considers it a "Top Safety Pick Plus" and doesn't recognize the Cruze for its safety. And the Civic offers extras like whiplash protection, which the Cruze doesn't offer.  

2. Consumer Reports predicts that the 2015 Civic will be 60% more reliable than the 2015 Cruze.

3. The Civic's standard 4-cylinder engine produces 143 horsepower and 129 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the Cruze's standard 4-cylinder engine only produces 138 horsepower and 125 lbs.-ft. of torque. 

4. Consumer Reports determined that the Civic accelerates faster than the Cruze.

5. The new Civic offers optional CVT, which reduces fuel consumption. The Cruze doesn't come with optional CVT.

6. The 2015 Civic's front brake rotors are larger than the Cruze's, which allows it to stop shorter from high speeds, as it proved to be able to do in Car and Driver and Consumer Reports brake tests.

7. Fully independent front and rear suspensions as well as front and rear stabilizer bars allow the Civic to handle better than the Cruze in many situations. The Cruze doesn't offer these features.

8. The Civic's turning circle is a whole foot tighter than the Cruze's. 

9. Parking in the Civic is a breeze thanks to its variable-assist power steering, which the Cruze doesn't have.

10. The Honda Civic outsold the Chevrolet Cruze by 29% during the 2014 model year. The 2015 Civic is expected to be a more popular choice than the Cruze as well.

Schedule a test drive at Honda of San Marcos, and come see the 2015 Civic in person!  


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Introducing the 2016 Pilot in San Marcos


2016 Honda Pilot

Earlier today, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. announced that they will unveil the redesigned, 2016 Honda Pilot at the Chicago Auto Show next month. Honda of San Marcos definitely thinks this is exciting news! We don't know a whole lot about the next generation Pilot at this point, but here's what we do know:

- The Pilot will officially hit dealerships this summer.

- It will, according to Honda, feature a dramatically different design than the current Pilot.

- It will have fuel economy ratings that are very competitive in its class.

- It will offer groundbreaking safety and entertainment technology.

- It will be the first third generation Pilot!

- The Pilot will be as family-friendly as ever!

Honda of San Marcos also expects some updates in particular from the Pilot. However, Honda hasn't yet confirmed these potential updates. Here's some of what we expect:

- A body that is longer and that looks more like the Acura MDX

- Extra space for passengers in the third row

- A lane departure warning system and a blind spot monitoring system as well as other advanced safety systems

What do you hope to see from the 2016 Honda Pilot? We'll be back with more news about the Pilot after Honda releases more details at the Chicago Auto Show. If you're looking for a SUV, the 2015 Pilot definitely has a lot to offer in comparison to competitors in its class. We hope you'll check out our available Pilot models as well as all of our new car models! 


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Introducing Selected, Affordable Pre-Owned Cars in San Marcos


Looking for a vehicle that will cost you under $15,000 in San Marcos? Honda of San Marcos has plenty of reliable, top-performing options. Here are just a few of them: 

2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS

2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS

You'll look pretty cool cruising around Central Texas in this 2009 Hyundai Elantra for just $7,995! It offers things like 15-inch steel wheels with covers, active head restraints, heated side mirrors, power steering, keyless entry, and superb gas mileage. It's definitely hard to beat what you get for the price! 

2006 VW Beetle Convertible 

2006 VW Beetle Convertible

This VW convertible only comes with 60,024 miles and only costs $9,875! Plus, it has alloy wheels, anti-whiplash head restraints, heated side mirrors, an MP3 decoder, occupant-sensing airbags, and amazing gas mileage! 

2011 Ford Fiesta S

2011 Ford Fiesta S

This vehicle is only a few years old, only has a little over 50,000 miles, is in excellent condition, and only costs $9,445! It also has power steering, a striking silver exterior, occupant-sensing airbags, electronic stability control, front wheel independent suspension, and much, much more! 

2006 Honda CR-V EX

2006 Honda CR-V EX

For just $10,875, this CR-V is yours, and it'll offer all the versatility you need! It has six speakers, alloy wheels, four wheel independent suspension, electronic stability control, and plenty of room in the for passengers and cargo! 

2012 Honda Accord LX

2012 Honda Accord LX

Just a few years old, this Accord is a bargain at $11,995. It's stylish, luxurious, and boasts amazing specs like active head restraints, brake assist, an MP3 decoder, keyless entry, speed-sensitive wipers, and steering wheel-mounted media controls!

These are just a few, selected used cars priced under $15,000 at Honda of San Marcos. Make sure you check out all of our pre-owned vehicles, and make sure you get in touch with us soon if you're interested in one of these! They won't be at our dealership for very long!


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