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Toyota Sequoia vs. 2017 Pilot in San Marcos

Posted by Local Search Group on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 @ 12:03 AM

Hunting for the perfect large SUV? We thought so since you landed on this page! Honda of San Marcos loves helping customers find the perfect vehicle so we’re comparing two top large SUV contenders: the Toyota Sequoia and Honda Pilot. Read further to see how the 2017 Pilot in San Marcos takes first place.

Sequoia vs. 2017 Pilot Safety Features

Honda of San Marcos knows safety is a top concern for purchasers. Keeping both the driver and all passengers safe remains a top priority for Honda. The 20217 Pilot offers top safety features and we’re exploring them to show you how this vehicle stacks up to the Sequoia.

  • The Pilot (except LX) offers optional Collision Mitigation Braking System that uses sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision. If the driver does not react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes to reduce crash impact or avoid it all together. The Sequoia does not offer collision warning or crash mitigation.
  • The Pilot Elite comes with cross-path warning system that uses wide-angle radar in the bumper to alert to the driver of vehicles or other objects approaching from the sides. The Sequoia does not offer a cross-path warning system.
  • Optional Lane Departure Warning alerts an inattentive driver when the vehicle strays from the middle of the lane. If your vehicle starts drifting from the center lane in the 2017 Sequoia, there is no system to alert you to move the vehicle back on course.

Sequoia vs. 2017 Pilot Features

Additional features the Honda Pilot offers over the Sequoia include:

  • Easy fill tire system
  • Cap-less fueling system
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Drift compensation steering
  • Standard third row seat that folds flat into the floor 

Test Drive a 2017 Pilot in San Marcos at Honda of San Marcos

Interested in finding out more information on the 2017 Pilot in San Marcos or want to take it for a test drive? Stop by Honda of San Marcos today to see how this SUV stacks up to competition and see how it performs on the open road! We know you’ll love it as much as we do.

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It's Here! Come See The New Honda Odyssey In San Marcos!

Posted by Local Search Group on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:07 PM

The new 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Marcos is everything you could ever want in a minivan. Besides sleek styling and outstanding extras, the Honda Odyssey comes with all the Honda quality you expect. Available now to test drive at Honda of San Marcos, it’s time for you to check out the 2017 Odyssey for yourself.

Modern Conveniences Just for You

The Honda Odyssey is a family vehicle. With its adjustable 3rd row seat and multi-function 2nd row center seat, the Odyssey can easily transform into a vehicle for 7 or 8. Though, Honda knows comfort is about more than a roomy interior. That’s why the Odyssey comes equipped with HondaVAC® -- a built-in vacuum with extended reach and removable waste bin. The Odyssey makes it easy to clean up everything from errant cereal to leftover sand after a day at the beach.

Other conveniences available in the 2017 Honda Odyssey are:

  • Adjustable Center Console
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HondaLink® and Audio Touch Screen

Take to Adventure in the Honda Odyssey

With an average miles per hour on the highway of 27 and 19 in the city*, the Honda Odyssey is perfect for your next adventure – across town or across the country. Stop by Honda of San Marcos today and test drive the 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Marcos to see all of its features firsthand. Our helpful Honda folks are ready to put you behind the wheel of your next dream car.

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SUV Comparison: Sportage vs. 2017 CR-V in San Marcos

Posted by Local Search Group on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 07:01 PM


Are you choosing between a Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V? If you found yourself to this page we thought so! Today these competitors go up against each other to see who comes out top dog. See how the 2017 CR-V in San Marcos, available at Honda of San Marcos, comes out as the clear winner of the two SUVs.

When your CR-V needs scheduled maintenance easily find a Honda dealership in your local area. There are 35% more Honda dealers than Kia dealers making servicing your CR-V easygoing. The CR-V offers great interior space for passengers and it also offers better gas mileage than the Kia Sportage. 

  • CR-V FWD 2.4 4 cylinder auto gets 26 city 32 highway MPG *
  • Sportage FWD 2.4 4 cylinder auto gets 23 city and 30 highway MPG
  • CR-V AWD 2.4 4 cylinder auto gets 25 city and 31 highway MPG *
  • Sportage 2.4 4 cylinder auto gets 20 city gets 21 city and 25 highway MPG

A continuously variable transmission comes standard in the Honda CR-V. This offers no steps between gears and it keeps the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy and at peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Kia Sportage does not offer a continuously variable transmission option. 

Enjoy more front headroom, front hip room, front shoulder room, rear headroom, rear legroom and rear should room in the CR-V than the Sportage. Both long and short trips feel relaxed and allow passengers to stretch out and get comfortable.

When you need to transport objects, the CR-V affords you more than the Kia Sportage. The 2017 CR-V offers 39.2 cubic feet cargo capacity when seats are up while the Sportage falls short with 30.7 cubic feet. Get up to 75.8 cubic feet area when the seats are folded in the CR-V. You can fit luggage, a stroller or boxes easily in the 2017 Honda CR-V.

Interested in the 2017 Honda CR-V yet? Stop by Honda of San Marcos today to see this SUV in action and feel the power and luxury it delivers.
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*Based on 2017 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.

Topics: 2017 CR-V, 2017 CR-V in San Marcos, New Honda CR-V, CR-V Features

Chevy Volt vs. Accord Hybrid in San Marcos

Posted by Local Search Group on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 03:09 PM

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid and Chevy Volt offer improved fuel efficiency and an environmentally friendly vehicle to get you to any destination. Which car packs more features and delivers a more comfortable ride? Read more to see how the Accord Hybrid outdoes the Volt! If you like what you read, stop by Honda of San Marcos to see the Accord Hybrid in San Marcos.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

  • Plastic fuel tank that can withstand harder and more intrusive impacts without leaking
  • Unlimited miles corrosion warranty
  • 2.0 DOHC 4 cylinder hybrid produces 212 horsepower
  • 49 city and 47 highway MPG*
  • Fully independent front and rear suspensions allowing the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement without compromising ride comfort
  • Computer generate active noise cancellation helps remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment
  • Classified as a midsize sedan
  • 103. 2 cubic feet passenger volume
  • Standard outside mirrors include heating element to clear off mirrors for better visibility
  • Standard dual-zone air conditioning

2017 Chevrolet Volt

  • Metal gas tank
  • 100,000 miles limited corrosion warranty
  • 1.5 DOHC 4 cylinder hybrid engine produces 149 horsepower
  • Running the gasoline engine the Volt only receives 43 city and 42 highway MPG*
  • Classified as a compact car
  • 90.3 cubic feet passenger volume 

When features go head to head, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid provides more for both drivers and passengers. This fuel-efficient Accord offers a smooth ride with top technology. Stop by Honda of San Marcos today to test-drive a brand new Accord Hybrid in San Marcos!

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*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

Topics: Honda Accord Hybrid, 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid Features

Buy Certified Pre-Owned Honda in San Marcos

Posted by Local Search Group on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 05:30 PM

You have made the decision to purchase a new car, but have you decided if you want to buy brand new, used, or certified pre-owned? We understand these choices can be a bit confusing. Honda of San Marcos is here to make the decision easier by answering some of the most common questions about what constitutes a certified pre-owned Honda in San Marcos.

What is a certified pre-owned (CPO) Honda?

Only well maintained vehicles less than six years old, and fewer than 80,000 miles are eligible for certification. When we list a qualified vehicle as CPO, the vehicle has passed an extensive 182-point inspection and Vehicle History Report review. Every aspect of the vehicle from engine to body paint are thoroughly checked to ensure it meets all of Honda strict standards.

What are the benefits to purchasing CPO?

All certified pre-owned vehicles at Honda of San Marcos include the following:

  • Vehicle History Report
  • Extensive 182-point inspection
  • 7-year / 100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty
  • No deductible on covered repairs made at any Honda dealer nationwide
  • 12 month / 12,000 mile non-powertrain equipment warranty
  • Special financing options available
  • Complimentary 90-day trial period of SiriusXM Radio

The decision to purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle brings the ownership advantages of a new Honda, combined with the economic advantages of purchasing pre-owned. Stop by Honda of San Marcos and speak with our sales associates to discuss more about purchasing a certified pre-owned Honda in San Marcos.

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Hyundai Tucson vs. Honda HR-V in San Marcos

Posted by Local Search Group on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 09:03 PM

With a vast option of makes and models to choose from, narrowing down your car search seems difficult. Today Honda of San Marcos helps compare and contrast all the specs on two popular SUVs: the 2017 Honda HR-V in San Marcos and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. Keep reading to find out which SUV claims the gold medal for features and top amenities.

2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Hyundai Tucson

There are over 73% more Honda dealers than Hyundai dealers

Finding a Hyundai dealer might be harder when your car is ready for service

The HR-V has a single overhead cam for simplicity

The engines in the Tucson have dual overhead cams that add to the number of moving parts and complexity

HR-V is faster than the Tucson clocking in at 10.5 seconds for 0-60 MPH

The Tucson accelerates slower than the HR-V

1.8 4 cylinder CVT HR-V gets 28 city and 34 highway MPG*

The 2.0 4 cylinder auto gets 23 city and 30 highway MPG*

Offers optional CVT transmission that offers no steps between gears keeping the engine at the most efficient state for improved fuel economy

The Tucson does not come with a CVT engine

The HR-V has a higher minimum ground clearance for easier travel over rougher terrain

The Tucson has a lower minimum ground clearance making it more susceptible to get stopped or damaged on rougher terrain

The HR-V is 7.1 inches shorter than the Tucson making it easier to handle, maneuver and parking in tight spaces

The Tucson is longer and can be harder to navigate in tight spaces


Come stop by Honda of San Marcos to test-drive the new 2017 Honda HR-V in San Marcos and experience all its features. Our helpful sales associates are standing by to explain all the current promotions and top features the HR-V offers you. We know once you see this impressive vehicle up close you’ll fall in love with all its amenities.
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*Based on 2017 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.

Topics: Honda HR-V in San Marcos TX, 2017 Honda HR-V, 2017 Honda HR-V in San Marcos, Honda HR-V, HR-V Features

Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Marcos

Posted by Megan Denny on Mon, Jan 02, 2017 @ 05:04 AM

The brand new 2017 Honda Odyssey just released and both drivers and passengers can’t wait to get behind the wheel and experience the new features. Today Honda of San Marcos shows you how the new Honda Odyssey stacks up to its competition the 2017 Toyota Sienna. The 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Marcos provides families with top space, technology and safety. 

2017 Honda Odyssey in San Marcos

2017 Toyota Sienna in San Marcos

The Odyssey EX-L/Touring/Touring Elite’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane.

The Sienna doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

 

The engine in the Odyssey has a single overhead cam for simplicity

 

The engine in the Sienna has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

Odyssey gets better highway fuel mileage than the Sienna FWD with 19 city and 28 highway MPG*

The Sienna only gets 27 highway MPG*

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Odyssey’s fuel efficiency.

The Sienna doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

 

The Odyssey’s fuel capacity is larger than the Sienna’s with a 21 gallon tank

The Sienna only has a 20 gallon tank

The Odyssey stops shorter than the Sienna

The Sienna does not stop shorter than the Odyssey

The Odyssey has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road.

The Sienna doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

 

The Odyssey has 8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Sienna

The Sienna is not as large inside as the Odyssey


The Honda Odyssey comes out with more features than the Sienna. To find out all 2017 Honda Odyssey features stop by Honda of San Marcos today to see it up close and personal. Our helpful sales associates are standing by to answer any questions and show you how the 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Marcos knocks competition out! Shop Brand New  Honda Odyssey Inventory! 

*Based on 2017 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.

Topics: 2017 Honda Odyssey, New Honda Odyssey, 2017 Honda Odyssey Features, 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Marcos

Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot in San Marcos

Posted by Megan Denny on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 04:43 PM

SUVs serve many purposes from providing extra room for long road trips to additional storage for sports equipment. With many options to choose from it may seem daunting choosing the best from the bunch. We’re showing you how the 2017 Honda Pilot in San Marcos stacks up to competition like the 2017 Toyota Highlander. The new Pilot at Honda of San Marcos provides drivers and passengers with top technology and space. Read on to find out how the Pilot overthrows the Highlander.

 

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Toyota Highlander

The engine in the Pilot has a single overhead cam for simplicity

The engines in the Highlander have dual overhead cams

The Pilots 3.5 SOHC V6 produces 95 more horsepower and 78 lbs.-ft. more torque

The Pilot only produces 262 horsepower and 184 lbs.-ft. torque

Engine control system shuts down half the engine’s cylinders to improve fuel efficiency

The Highlander does not offer a system that can shut down part of the engine

Nine-speed automatic is standard on the Pilot Touring/Elite

Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Highlander

Has standard easy tire fill system

Does not have a tire air pressure monitoring system

Computer generated active noise cancellation makes the cabin quieter for passengers

The Highlander does not offer computer generated active noise cancellation

The Pilot has 8 cubic feet more passenger volume

The Highlander has less passenger volume making it feel more cramped

Pilot’s cargo area is larger than the Highlander behind the third seat, with third seat folded down and with second seat folded down

The Highlander does not offer as much cargo room so fitting luggage and other personal items might be harder to fit

Standard third row seat folds flat into the floor so it doesn’t disrupt storage

The Highlander does not offer seats that fold into the floor


When side-by-side it's clear the 2017 Honda Pilot in San Marcos outperforms the 2017 Toyota Highlander. Stop by Honda of San Marcos today to take the Pilot for a spin around the block. This impressive SUV keeps getting better and this year’s model offers families many features to make their trips easy.
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Jeep Cherokee vs. Honda CRV in San Marcos

Posted by Megan Denny on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 07:12 PM

If you’re in the market for a powerful and sporty SUV, look no further than the Honda CRV in San Marcos. At Honda of San Marcos you’ll find an impressive selection of CRVs as well as other award winning Hondas. Today we’re showing you how the Honda CRV stacks up to competition like the Jeep Cherokee.

The CRV outperforms the Jeep Cherokee in gas mileage. The CRV gets 26 city and 33 highway MPG while the Jeep Cherokee only gets 22 city and 31 highway MPG. * Spend less on gas and go further between fill-ups in the new CRV.

Accelerate faster in the CRV than the Cherokee. The CRV comes with a 2.4-liter engine with 185 horsepower and 181 lbs. per feet torque which is more than the Jeep Cherokee. Imagine effortlessly merging on to the highway and rounding corners with speed.

The CRV is slightly shorter allowing you to maneuver easier than the Cherokee. Even though the CRV might be shorter, it still offers more cargo room than the Cherokee. Fit more luggage, shopping bags or boxes in the CRV.

Are you excited about the Honda CRV in San Marcos yet? We thought so! Stop by Honda of San Marcos today to experience each and every Honda CRV feature. We know you will find your own favorite features after taking this SUV for a spin around San Marcos. And who knows, you might leave with a new set of wheels!
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*Based on 2017 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.

Topics: Honda CRV, 2017 Honda CRV, Honda CRV in San Marcos, New Honda CRV, Honda SUVs, New Honda SUV

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda HRV in San Marcos

Posted by Megan Denny on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 07:06 PM

The design and handling of SUVs has come a long way since they were first introduced to the market, and this is true of the 2017 Honda HR-V too. As a new crossover vehicle, the Honda HR-V in San Marcos, available at Honda of San Marcos, is a lower-cost, high-quality option to the Toyota RAV4, making it an easy choice for drivers looking for their next all-purpose ride.

With a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it’s obvious that the 2017 Honda HR-V is a smart and safe choice. However, the 2016 Honda HR-V has also been named one of the Best Cars for Families by U.S. News and World Report, and a 2016 Green SUV of the Year by the Green Car Journal. If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s at the top of its class, the HR-V fits the bill.

In addition to accolades, the Honda HR-V is slimmer than the RAV4, making it easier to maneuver in tight spots and parking lots. However, this maneuverability doesn’t sacrifice interior room, and the Honda HR-V offers passengers more backseat room than the RAV4. When combined with the HR-V’s reasonable price point, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular SUVs available.

Honda of San Marcos invites you to stop by and test-drive a new Honda HR-V in San Marcos today. Our team of dedicated Honda Specialists is ready to put you behind the wheel of your next dream car. Find Your Honda HRV! 

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