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Pre-Owned Cars in San Marcos: Back-to-School Favorites


Looking for the perfect car to start the school year off right for your family? Honda of San Marcos has some recommendations from our dealership! Here are some awesome cars we think you might be interested in this back-to-school season:

2010 Dodge Journey SXT

2010 Dodge Journey

If you're looking for an affordable, pre-owned SUV, you can't beat this 2010 Dodge Journey, which is priced at $9,995. It comes with a V6 engine, four-wheel drive, Sirius satellite radio, six speakers, alloy wheels, and much, much more!

2009 Honda CR-V EX-L

2009 Honda CR-V

For just $15,995, this CR-V is quite the catch! It offers things like alloy wheels, heated door mirrors, heated front seats, 7 speakers, standard brake assist, ABS brakes, and automatic temperature control. 

2011 Honda Odyssey

2011 Honda Odyssey

This is the perfect family car to start the school year off right! Dual zone a/c, heated front seats, a power moonroof, power steering, XM satellite radio, alloy wheels, 7 speakers, and 3,500 lbs. of towing capacity are just a few of this Odyssey's standout features. This minivan is priced to sell fast at $19,375. 

2012 Honda Accord EX-L

2012 Honda Accord

This stylish, sophisticated Honda Accord boasts low mileage and all the luxury and reliability you expect from Honda's flagship midsize car. With XM radio, alloy wheels, dual zone A/C, heated door mirrors, a rear seat center armrest, power steering, and a reasonable price tag of $21,495, this Accord may be right up your alley!

These cars won't stick around our dealership for long. So, we hope you'll reach out to us at Honda of San Marcos if you're interested in any of them or interested in scheduling a test drive in one of our pre-owned vehicles! 


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Honda CR-Z Supercharger


2014 CR-Z Supercharger

Honda of San Marcos would like to announce that the Honda CR-Z, a car that expertly combines racecar technology with hybrid car technology, just got even cooler and more impressive. Honda just released a supercharger for the CR-Z that's going to allow the car to produce 197 horsepower while maintaining its phenomenal fuel efficiency.  

Without the supercharger, the CR-Z's 1.5-liter engine produces 130 horsepower, which is still quite decent for a car the CR-Z's size. With the supercharger, however, the CR-Z takes its performance to a whole new level, without compromising a thing. The supercharger package includes an air-to-air intercooler, an ECU that complies with AT-PZEV standards, high-flow fuel injectors, and a new and improved air filtration system.  

If you're a current CR-Z owner, you can upgrade your car with the supercharger at our dealership! The supercharger package costs $5,495. If your warranty is still valid, the supercharger kit will be covered under it for the rest of your active warranty period.  

Honda is also currently offering other upgrades and add-ons for CR-Z owners, including 18-inch alloy wheels with Super Sport tires, larger brake rotors, sport shocks, spoilers, a sports exhaust system, and an array of awesome decals. If you're interested in any of these upgrades and add-ons or the supercharger package, get in touch with us!  

And, if you're looking for a new car, consider a CR-Z or any of the vehicles in the Honda lineup! We've got something for everyone at Honda of San Marcos! So, shop our new inventory online, and start a conversation with us!


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San Marcos SUVs: 10 Ways the 2015 Pilot Outshines the 2014 Journey


Comparing the 2015 Honda Pilot and 2014 Dodge Journey? Let Honda of San Marcos help. Here are 10 things we believe you should know about how the Pilot outshines its Dodge competitor:  

1. The Pilot's standard V6 engine produces 77 more horsepower and 87 more lbs.-ft. of torque than the Journey's standard 4-cylinder engine. This means more power and better performance on the road.  

2. To make maneuvering in parking lots and at slow speeds easier, the new Pilot comes with speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering. The Journey doesn't offer this key feature.  

3. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Pilot. Unfortunately, it costs extra on the Journey, which means some Journey owners have to go without easy access to smartphone and media content.  

4. The 2015 Pilot performed better than the 2014 Journey in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) front and side crash tests. Plus, the Pilot is equipped with optional parking sensors, which improve the overall protection it provides.  

5. A 550-amp battery keeps the Pilot more than sufficiently powered up. The Journey's 525-amp battery doesn't offer the same power boost.   

6. The Pilot's tires, which are larger than the Journey's, allow for improved traction and better performance overall.  

7. Consumer Reports considers the 2015 Pilot to be around 67% more reliable than the 2014 Journey.  

8. The width between the Pilot's wheels is 5.9 inches wider than the width between the Journey's wheels, which significantly improves handling.  

9. The new Pilot offers seating space for up to 8 passengers, while the Journey only offers room for up to 7 people.  

10. The Pilot's maximum towing capacity is 2000 lbs. The Journey's is only 1000 lbs.  

The list of ways the Pilot outdoes the Journey could go on and on, but we thought we'd keep it short and sweet. If you're convinced the Pilot might be right up your alley, schedule a test drive with us at Honda of San Marcos!


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New Braunfels Honda Dealer Presents the 2015 HR-V


2015 Honda HR-V

As we mentioned in our previous article about the 2015 Honda lineup, Honda is currently putting the finishing touches on the 2015 Honda HR-V, the newest addition to their North American lineup. The HR-V will be available to consumers at Honda of San Marcos and other North American Honda dealerships this winter! In case you haven't heard about the new HR-V yet, here are a few things we think you should know:

  • It's going to be a mini SUV (a.k.a. a subcompact SUV). It'll be in the same class as the Nissan Juke, Jeep Renegade, and Mini Countryman.

  • Stylistically, it looks a lot like a fusion between the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2014 Honda CR-V. Its front exterior, in particular, looks a bit like the CR-V. Along the sides, it looks a little like an enlarged Fit. It offers a number of unique stylistic elements, including hidden rear door handles, which distinguish it from its older siblings, though.

  • The HR-V is the second vehicle in the Honda lineup to offer a Magic Seat. The new Honda joins the Fit in benefiting from this amazing feature, which significantly maximizes cargo space.

  • With a distinct center-tank layout, passenger space in the new HR-V is amplified.

  • More details about the HR-V are forthcoming from Honda, but we do know it'll come with some off-roading capabilities and a powertrain that offers exceptional versatility and reliability.

Let us know at Honda of San Marcos if you want us to notify you when we know the HR-V's release date! We'll keep you posted about the HR-V's features as we learn more. If you're in the market for a new car this summer, be sure to schedule a test drive with us!


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7 Ways the New Fit in San Marcos Beats the 2014 Versa Note


The 2015 Fit is officially an all-star in the subcompact class. Despite the new Fit's overwhelming success in San Marcos and beyond, however, competitors like the 2014 Versa Note remain popular choices among consumers. If you're trying to decide between the new Fit and the new Versa Note, Honda of San Marcos thinks you should know about seven of the Fit's most compelling advantages:  

1. The 2015 Fit's safety extras like active head restraints, daytime running lights, blind spot mirrors, and a next generation advanced compatibility engineering body structure make the 2014 Versa Note look like it's in the Dark Ages in terms of safety features.  

2. With a 130-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine, the Fit offers more power than the Versa Note, which only comes with a 109-horsepower engine.  

3. The Fit gets up to 41 mpg on the highway. The Versa Note only offers up to 37 mpg on the highway. (Based on EPA estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Mileage may vary).  

4. Six-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2015 Fit. Five-speed manual is standard on the Versa Note, which means it doesn't offer as smooth of a ride.  

5. The 2015 Fit's Magic Seat allows for up to 52.7 cubic feet of available cargo space. The Versa Note is only equipped with 38.3 cubic feet of cargo space.  

6. Ergonomic touches like a remote vehicle starting system, standard power windows, standard side window demisters, and rear heating vents take comfort and convenience to a whole new level in the 2015 Fit. The Versa Note doesn't offer these extras as standard features.  

7. Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the new Fit. Only select trim levels of the new Versa Note come with this essential entertainment feature.  

Sold on the 2015 Honda Fit? Schedule a test drive at Honda of San Marcos


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Honda's Robotic Technology: ASIMO Takes Steps Forward


Honda Robotic Technology

Honda of San Marcos is here to bring you the latest news about innovation in the world of Honda. We recently got word that Honda has made some advancements in its robotics technology. Specifically, Honda has expanded the abilities of its robot, ASIMO.  

Honda has been working with robotic technology since the 80s. In the early 2000s, the company introduced ASIMO, its robot prototype, to the world. ASIMO, whose name stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, was able to walk, climb up stairs, pick up objects, and replicate many simple human movements. Now the automaker is stepping up ASIMO's game, and the robot can run, climb steps more easily, and twist the top off a water bottle, according to The Next Web.  

Honda has plans to continue to refine ASIMO's abilities and ultimately bring ASIMO to consumers. If you'd like to get an idea of all the cool things Honda's robot can currently do, try out the ASIMO Interactive Control Panel.  

ASIMO is just one of the many projects Honda is working to create new, groundbreaking technology. And ASIMO is an illustration of the company's commitment to innovation.  

Have you checked out all the innovative technology in new Hondas? Honda is leading the pack with advanced safety, entertainment, and performance features in its vehicles. The 2014 and 2015 Honda inventory at Honda of San Marcos is bursting at the seams with awesome technology.  We invite you to get acquainted with this car technology online and at our dealership! 


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5 Things to Know About the 2015 Honda Lineup in San Marcos


2015 Honda Fit

Ahead of the curve, Honda is one of the few automakers to release some its 2015 models. If you're curious about what's going on with the 2015 Honda lineup, keep reading. Honda of San Marcos has all the information you need! Here are 5 things to know about Honda's new lineup:

1. The 2015 Honda Fit is revolutionary in its class. With a standard rearview camera, standard Bluetooth, standard steering wheel-mounted controls, an available navigation system, and available Honda LaneWatch, the Fit distinguishes itself in the subcompact class as a high-tech frontrunner.

2. The new Fit is unbelievably safe. You won't have to worry about your safety in this subcompact! It has a next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags, and more. We definitely won't be surprised if the Fit earns top safety ratings this year.

3. For the most part, the 2015 Pilot sticks with what worked about the 2014 Pilot: powerful engine options, tech specs like a USB audio interface and an available HomeLink Remote System, 4-wheel independent suspension, variable torque management 4-wheel drive, and 4,500 lbs. of towing capacity.

4. Honda surprised us with a new Special Edition Pilot trim level, which offers extras like gray aluminum alloy wheels, a power sunroof with tilt feature, Sirius radio, and a DVD rear entertainment system. 

5. The 2015 Honda HR-V will become Honda's first mini SUV in the North American market. The HR-V features an efficient center-tank layout, Honda's famous Magic Seat, and stylish hidden rear door handles. We're still learning about what the HR-V and the rest of the 2015 lineup will offer, but we're excited!

Honda of San Marcos will keep you posted about Honda's 2015 lineup as we learn more. While you wait for the scoop, why not schedule a test drive in one of our 2014 Hondas?


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Honda News from your Wimberley Honda Dealer


Honda Stage Honda San Marcos

Honda's definitely been busy over the past few weeks! Honda of San Marcos, your Wimberley Honda dealer, is here with the latest Honda news to help you keep track of the waves the automaker has been making. Here are some important updates from the world of Honda: 

  • The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety recently honored Honda as a Highway Safety Hero for the automaker's work to advance pedestrian safety. Technology like standard rearview cameras, which the majority of new Hondas come with, helps make Honda stand out as a leader in pedestrian safety.

  • Honda just announced the 2014 Honda Civic tour dates and headliners. The tour's special guests include Portugal. The Man, Grouplove, and more! Tickets for the tour are now on sale for select concerts in select cities.  

  • Honda also just launched Honda Stage, a groundbreaking new YouTube channel, which will give people access to exclusive live footage of top musicians performing at concerts, recording studio sessions, music festivals, and more.

  • The 2015 Honda Fit as well as the 2015 Honda Pilot, which includes an all-new Special Edition trim level, have arrived and are attracting a crowd at our dealership!

  • Honda's developing an electric car that uses driverless car technology to park itself!

That's all the Honda news we have at Honda of San Marcos for now! We'll be back soon with more updates about Honda. While you wait for the scoop, we hope you'll consider taking a new look at our inventory online!

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2014 Venza vs. 2014 Crosstour in San Marcos


Honda of San Marcos is happy to bring you another car comparison. This time, we'll be taking a closer look at the 2014 Toyota Venza and 2014 Honda Crosstour. Here's how these two wagons compare in terms of safety and performance:

Safety: 2014 Toyota Venza vs. 2014 Honda Crosstour

2014 Honda Crosstour

U.S. News and World Report gave the 2014 Venza a safety rating of 9.3 out of 10, while the publication gave the 2014 Crosstour a slightly higher safety rating of 9.7. Both the Crosstour and Venza deserve recognition for their protection, based on their above average performance in IIHS and NHTSA safety tests and because of their impressive safety specs.

Both the new Crosstour and the new Venza offer essential safety features like frontal airbags, side-impact airbags, and side-impact head airbags for drivers and front passengers. And they also both offer front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability systems, and traction control. The Crosstour stands out, however, with extras like an available collision warning system, available lane departure warning system, an extra protective Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, and a plastic fuel tank.

Performance: 2014 Toyota Venza vs. 2014 Honda Crosstour

2014 Toyota Venza

The new Venza and the new Crosstour offer distinct performance advantages that set them apart from each other and set them apart in their class. The Venza, for instance, distinguishes itself with an impressive 8.1 inches of ground clearance, up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity, a remote vehicle starting system, and 55 series tires that provide a notably stiffer sidewall than the Crosstour's 65 series tires. Despite these advantages, however, the Crosstour still arguably outshines its Toyota competitor in the performance department.

The 2014 Honda Crosstour's 4-cylinder engine option produces 11 more horsepower than the 2014 Venza's 4-cylinder engine option. And the Crosstour's available V6 engine produces 10 more horsepower than the Venza's available V6 engine. For better control on uneven roads, the new Honda wagon offers front and rear gas-charged shocks, which its Toyota rival isn't equipped with. Plus, the Crosstour boasts variable assist power steering for low effort parking as well as active noise cancellation for a more enjoyable ride. The Venza lacks both of these features.

Even though it's a close race, Honda of San Marcos thinks the 2014 Honda Crosstour is the winner of these two wagons. We hope you'll consider experiencing what the 2014 Crosstour has to offer in person by scheduling a test drive with us!


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Car Discount for College Graduates in San Marcos


Honda Grad Program

This is just a friendly reminder from Honda of San Marcos that there's still time to save on a new Honda with our College Grad Program discount! We want to help you celebrate the incredible accomplishments you've made as a recent college graduate with this offer of $500 off any 2013 or newer Honda at our dealership. In order to qualify for this offer, you'll need to provide:  

- A 5% down payment

- Proof of employment (or firm commitment of employment in the near future)

- Proof of graduation in the past two years or proof of graduation in the next six months

- Credit documents that indicate you don't have adverse credit history  

We want to help get you in a new car for your new life in the real world! In fact, as a part of this program, you'll even have the chance to defer your first payment for 90 days, which will give you some time to get settled at your new job. Plus, we have a number of competitive and flexible financing and lease packages we think will fit your budget.  

Whether your dream car is a Honda Fit or a Honda Pilot (or anything in between), we want to hand over the keys! Get in touch with us at Honda of San Marcos to learn more about how the Honda Graduate Program can benefit you! We look forward to getting the conversation started and helping you enjoy this exciting new chapter of your life! 


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