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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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Car Service Specials in San Marcos

 

Car Service Specials in San Marcos

The Honda San Marcos service center is currently offering tons of service specials to help you get your car ready for summer fun and safe summer travels! Here are a handful of the awesome specials we're offering right now:

Buy-One-Get-One-Free Oil Change

Until 6/30/2012, you can purchase an oil change at our service center with a valid coupon, and your next oil change will be on us! This service offer includes a free multi-point inspection and free oil change within six months of your first qualifying oil change.

Transmission Service Special

Until the end of June 2014, you can get your transmission serviced and checked out by us for just $99.95 with a valid coupon. As a part of this service special, our qualified technicians will drain and refill your transmission fluid, thoroughly inspect your transmission, perform a multi-point inspection, and conduct a performance test-drive.

Air Conditioning Service

We'll get your car's a/c ready for summer with this service for just $129.95 (with a valid coupon). Our air conditioning service includes evacuation and recharging of your a/c system, a leak and performance test, and a free multi-point inspection.

Road Trip Service Special

It's not summer without a road trip! This comprehensive service special, which costs just $199.95, includes an oil change, tire rotation and balance, alignment check, air intake filter service, and multi-point inspection. We cover all the bases with this service offer!

Battery Service Special

The heat can drain your battery fast! We recommend getting it checked out by our service center staff before the oppressive summer heat fully descends upon us. With the valid, applicable coupon, we'll inspect your battery, clean its terminals, load test it, check your car's charging system, and perform a multi-point inspection. 

Ready to take advantage of these service offers from Honda San Marcos? Print off your coupons today!

 

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2015 Honda Fit in San Marcos

 

We anticipate that the 2015 Honda Fit will be arriving to our San Marcos dealership sometime in the coming weeks, and we're awaiting its debut with a lot of excitement. The new Fit has already been tested out and reviewed by a number of reputable sources in the auto industry, and what we've heard about the new, third-generation Fit so far has definitely been music to our ears. Last month, Honda of San Marcos gave you a few tidbits of information about the Fit, but now we know a lot more and are ready to share the details. Here are some noteworthy things to know about the new Honda subcompact:

  • The 2015 Fit's body is sportier and more aerodynamic than previous models. Overall, it looks a little less cute and a bit cooler, less like a minivan sent through a shrink ray and more like a subcompact car that's ready to hit the racetrack.

  • Its 1.5-liter engine got a power boost. It now produces 130 horsepower, which is 13 more horsepower than the 2013 Fit's engine.

  • Its powertrain is also more fuel efficient, boasting an estimated fuel economy rating of 41 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg in the city (Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage may vary).

  • The Fit comes with either continuously variable transmission or 6-speed manual. You take your pick!

  • This little Honda retains its Magic Seat, a backseat that can fold completely down to allow for an unbelievable amount of cargo space (52.7 cubic feet, to be exact), unmatched by any other subcompact. 

  • The 2015 Fit also offers more space and legroom for occupants than previous models and offers cool add-ons like leather trimmed seats and alloy wheels.

  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a rearview camera are standard features in 2015 Fit models.

  • The Fit slimmed down a little bit, weighing 57 less pounds, which improves its overall maneuverability. The Fit's lighter body doesn't hurt its safety capabilities, though. In fact, the Fit is built with steel that's stronger than ever before. Honda anticipates that the 2015 Fit will pass all IIHS and NHTSA crash tests with flying colors.

Honda of San Marcos will let you know as soon as the 2015 Honda Fit arrives to our showroom floor. In the meantime, we hope you'll sign up to get Fit updates from Honda!

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Honda Graduate Program in Central Texas

 

Honda Graduate Program in Central Texas

As college seniors in Central Texas get ready for their upcoming graduations, Honda of San Marcos is ready to help them celebrate! We're excited to announce our discount program, which provides recent graduates with $500 toward the purchase of any new 2013 or 2014 Honda at our dealership.

In order to qualify for this college grad program, participants need to provide proof of graduation from an approved school within the last two years or next six months. They also need to provide a 5% down payment as well as verifiable proof of employment at the time of purchase or proof of an employment start date within 120 days of purchase. Additionally, the credit history of all program applicants will be checked to ensure a stable credit history.

Here's a list of the approved schools whose graduates qualify for this program:

The University of Texas

Texas A&M

Baylor University

Texas Tech University

Texas State University

Austin Community College

Concordia University

DeVry University

ITT Tech

St. Edward's University

Southwestern University

Texas Lutheran University

Our Lady of the Lake University

Trinity University

St. Mary's University

Schreiner University

San Antonio College

Incarnate Word University

Palo Alto College

UTSA

UTSA Health Science Center

In addition to the $500 discount on all new cars, qualified participants of this program have the option to defer their first payment for 90 days and 60 interest-free days. We also have a number of attractive financing packages that we think new graduates will find appealing. If you're a recent grad, we encourage you to learn more about the Honda Graduate Program and get in touch with us at Honda of San Marcos!

 

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