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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! 

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

2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Honda Accord in San Marcos

Posted by Megan Denny on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 03:44 PM

 

When comparing the 2017 Honda Accord to the 2017 Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord comes out on top. A sophisticated style blended with advanced features makes the Accord a top contender among sedans. Honda of San Marcos loves helping customers find their dream car so we are doing the hard work for you! Read more to discover the difference between the Toyota Camry and 2017 Honda Accord in San Marcos. 

2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Toyota Camry  

According to EPA findings, the Accord gets better gas mileage than the Camry. The 2.4-liter, 4 cylinder auto Accord gets 26 city/34 highway MPG compared to the 2.5-liter, 4 cylinder auto Camry which gets 24 city/33 highway MPG. * Do you like driving a manual? The Accord offers a manual transmission while the Camry does not.

In the off chance you need to tow something, the 2017 Honda Accord has up to 1000 pounds towing capacity. The Toyota Camry does not have any towing capacity. When driving in a downpour, the last thing you need to concentrate on is adjusting your windshield wiper speed. The 2017 Honda Accord comes standard with speed-sensitive wipers. They speed up when you do and slow down when you come to a stop. The Toyota Camry does not offer speed-sensitive windshield wipers. You must manually adjust the wipers dependent on how much or little rain is falling. 

As you can see, the 2017 Honda Accord comes packed with features you cannot get in the 2017 Honda Camry. Honda of San Marcos invites you to browse all Honda Accord features and to stop by to test-drive the 2017 Honda Accord in San Macros!

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*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

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Awaiting the 2017 HR-V in San Marcos!

Posted by Megan Denny on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 08:48 PM

 

Honda’s compact SUV, the HR-V, is gaining popularity among customers. Customers who need a little extra space but not a large vehicle love the HR-V. The 2017 model is not available for sale yet, but Honda of San Marcos has a few ideas of what you can expect. Get ready for the arrival of the 2017 HR-V in San Marcos!

This SUV is small but packed with power. Honda offers a 4WD version giving drivers confidence behind the wheel of the HR-V in rainy weather and tough terrain. We might see the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that is used in the Civic incorporated in the 2017 Honda HR-V. 

Newer design elements showed up in the 2017 HR-V model during car shows. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard on all models and disguised back door handles give the appearance that the HR-V is a two door. It is rumored that a moonroof will be standard on all models, but rest assured knowing you will be able to add it.

Honda added the 2nd row magic seat so you can transform the passenger space to fit almost anything in the HR-V. Expand cargo space with three modes to accommodate long objects like a surfboard or tall objects like plants. 

Added technology keeps you connected during your drive. Smart phone integration should be an option in the 2017 Honda HR-V. A larger infotainment system will be available – up to a 7-inch display screen. Navigation and Bluetooth should also be added to the HR-V.

We can’t wait to get the 2017 HR-V in San Marcos mid 2017. This compact SUV gives drivers all the space they could need without a huge car. Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 Honda HR-V at Honda of San Marcos.

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Did the VW TDI Recall Affect You? Consider Purchasing a Honda!

Posted by Megan Denny on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 04:25 PM

 

Whether you’re currently in the market for a new car or just an auto aficionado, you might have heard about the recent Volkswagen TDI recall. According to a notice by the EPA, Volkswagen TDI vehicles failed to comply with government regulations controlling the use of engine software that affects emissions control. The Volkswagen diesel recall occurred after the company received two notices from the EPA in September and November of last year. Although the company is currently working with government regulators to resolve the issue, the issue inconvenienced many VW drivers across the country.

While it’s important to note that the Volkswagen TDI recall has nothing to do with the safety or drive quality of the vehicles in question – they remain legal for driving and selling – some VW owners are reconsidering their choices. In light of this fact, Volkswagen has graciously given drivers the choice to fix the problem, sell back their vehicles, or terminate their leases. If you were affected by the Volkswagen TDI recall and want to try out a new ride, consider test-driving one of the brand-new fuel-sipping Hondas available at our dealership.

The Honda Accord Hybrid and Volkswagen Passat both posses similar features and design. Experience great gas mileage, technology and space in the Honda Accord Hybrid.

Some top Honda Accord Hybrid features to enjoy: 

  • 49 mpg city, 47 highway, 48 combined*
  • Honda Sensing package
  • Integrated Smartphone features
  • Push Button Start
  • LED Fog Lights and Daytime Running Lights
  • Bluetooth
  • Eco Assist

We invite you to come check out the features and test drive a Honda Accord Hybrid today at Honda of San Marcos!
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* Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors. 
 

Topics: Honda news

Awaiting the 2017 CR-V in San Marcos!

Posted by Megan Denny on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 07:10 PM

 

 

 

Are you in the market for an SUV? It might seem tough choosing the best vehicle for you and your family, but the 2017 CR-V stands out among the many available SUVs. Honda of San Marcos can’t wait for the CR-V to get on our lot. While we wait, we’re here to give you all the details on the 2017 CR-V in San Marcos!

Exciting exterior changes are noticeable in the front grille, reshaped bumper and newly designed winged headlights. You won't be missed during the day with new LED daytime running lights! The CR-V comes with dual exhausts, L-shaped tail lights and a redesigned tailgate. The interior is much roomier, offering passengers and the driver added comfort. The changes incorporated are both sleek and elegant in the 2017 CR-V. 

A 190 horsepower, 1.5-turbocharged engine makes its debut in the 2017 CR-V. This engine upgrade does not mean more power for less fuel efficiency. Experts believe the 2017 Honda CR-V might get better gas mileage than it’s predecessors. Easily open the hatch with arms full! Hands-free hatch opens your hatch by waving a foot under the bumper on the Touring trim.

Safety features included on different trims include: 

  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keeping assist

With the many changes incorporated in the 2017 Honda CR-V, you will not be able to find a better SUV! The 2017 Honda CR-V in San Marcos is top-of-the-line in power, space and design. Keep checking back at Honda of San Marcos to see when the 2017 Honda CR-V will be on our lots! While you wait, feel free to browse current inventory! Shop Current  Inventory! 

Topics: Honda SUV, 2017 CR-V

Explore the San Marcos 2017 Odyssey!

Posted by Megan Denny on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 07:29 PM

 

What makes a great minivan? Honda of San Marcos believes space, size, power, technology and functionality makes a minivan great. The Honda Odyssey has been at the forefront of minivans for many years and is expected to debut at the end of 2016 or spring of 2017. Regardless of when it debuts, we know there will be both added and upgraded features. We invite you and your family to come explore the San Marcos 2017 Odyssey!

 Newly Added 2017 Honda Odyssey Features

The 2017 Honda Odyssey has not made its debut yet, but we have heard a few rumors regarding the newest features. To make the 2017 Honda Odyssey even more family friendly, Honda Sensing Features may come standard across all trims. Honda Sensing adds an extra layer of safety by alerting the driver of potential hazards.

Honda might surprise us with different engine options. Rumors stating a 4WD or hybrid version have many people excited. These options would make the Odyssey even more desirable to customers. If these are rumors, we know the V6 engine will remain.

There probably will not be many changes to the interior other than modernizing the space. Added technology might be evident with more Smart Phone integrations like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Stay Tuned For More Information at Honda of San Marcos

Honda of San Marcos cannot wait for the 2017 Honda Odyssey release! We invite you to explore the San Marcos 2017 Odyssey once it hits our lot! We know this family favorite will be better than ever. To find out more information on current inventory visit Honda of San Marcos! Stay tuned for more information as we track this story closely!

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