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!
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:
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Want to know more about the 2014 Honda CR-V in San Marcos? Honda San Marcos would like to help you get to know the new CR-V a little better with these six fun facts:
1. The CR-V is a top award winner in its class. It's received recognition from all the big names in the car industry, including Kelley Blue Book, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Edmunds, and more.
2. It's equipped with the latest safety specs, including daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake distribution, and vehicle stability assist.
3. Advanced engine technology powers the CR-V. The CR-V's 2.4-liter, dual overhead camshaft, 4-cylinder engine is innovatively built to deliver 185 horsepower while allowing the vehicle to offer a highway fuel economy rating of 31 mpg.
4. The crossover is built to be extra responsive on the road. It's outfitted with a groundbreaking drive-by-wire throttle system that replaces the vehicle's traditional throttle cable to improve the car's overall drivability and how quickly it responds to a driver's direction.
5. There's no shortage of cool tech specs in the CR-V. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, steering wheel-mounted controls, a multi-information display, a USB audio interface, and an available DVD rear entertainment center are just a few of the new Honda's technologically awesome specifications.
6. It offers space and storage compartments aplenty. Specifically, it offers a total of 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down and a total of 104.1 cubic feet of space for passengers. Additionally, it comes with a number of cup holders, door-pocket storage bins, and a roomy glove compartment.
Ready to schedule a test drive in a new CR-V at Honda San Marcos? Click the button below! Also be sure to check out other Hondas at your Central Texas Honda dealers!
Curious about how the 2014 Kia Sportage and 2014 Honda CR-V compare? Honda San Marcos, your San Marcos Honda dealer, is here with the information you're looking for! Here's the scoop on these two cars' safety and overall performance:
2014 Sportage vs. 2014 CR-V: Safety
In terms of safety, both the new Kia Sportage and the new Honda CR-V are considered top dogs in their class. Each was awarded an overall safety rating of 5 stars from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA). However, the CR-V performed better in NHTSA front crash tests, earning 5-stars for occupant protection. The Sportage only received a 4-star rating for occupant protection in front crash tests. Additionally, 11,961 2014 Kia Sportages were recently recalled due to incorrect tire pressure information. The CR-V has not experienced any similar safety recalls.
2014 Sportage vs. 2014 CR-V: Overall Performance
The 2014 Kia Sportage and the 2014 CR-V are almost equally impressive when it comes to overall performance and reliability. In fact, J.D. Power and Associates ranked both among the top three crossovers in their Initial Quality Study. Nevertheless, the Honda CR-V still outranked the Sportage as the number one vehicle in the quality study. The Sportage was ranked second in its class in the study.
Both the Sportage and CR-V offer capable engines and exceptional fuel efficiency. The Kia crossover's 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces 182 horsepower, and the Honda's 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces a little bit more: 185 horsepower. The new CR-V's combined fuel economy of 26 mpg and the new Sportage's combined fuel economy of 23 mpg mean savings at the pump in either car, but the incredibly efficient CR-V will save you a little more.
Have we piqued your interest in the 2014 Honda CR-V? Contact Honda San Marcos to learn more about this new car, and shop our new inventory online!
Your Central Texas Honda dealers are excited to get you behind the wheel of a new Honda today!
Trying to figure out how the 2014 Honda Accord and 2014 Nissan Altima stack up against each other? Look no further! Honda of San Marcos is here to help! Here are some key things to know about these two cars in comparison to each other:
2014 Honda Accord Performance
2014 Accord models are equipped with a 2.4-liter, Earth Dreams 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. Both engine options offer optimal combinations of fuel efficiency and power. The Accord’s 4-cylinder engine produces 185 horsepower, and its V-6 engine produces 278 horsepower. Both options allow the Accord to get an amazing highway fuel economy rating of 34 miles per gallon. (Based on 2014 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, and other factors).
Other performance specs like rear gas-charged shocks, computer-generated active noise cancellation, and a maintenance-free battery set the 2014 Accord apart. As a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle, the Accord also stands out as an eco-friendly leader in its class.
2014 Nissan Altima Performance
Although the 2014 Nissan Altima does offer things like automatic transmission and impressively large tires, it doesn’t offer quite as much as the Honda Accord in the performance department. The Altima does not come with rear gas-charged shocks, computer-generated active noise cancellation, or a maintenance-free battery, for instance. Additionally, the Altima’s available V-6 engine only produces 270 horsepower and only allows for an estimated highway fuel economy rating of 31 miles per gallon.
2014 Honda Accord Ergonomic Specs
Driving or riding in a 2014 Accord is comfortable and easy thanks to its ergonomic specs. Things like available memory seats, dual zone A/C, and available rear A/C vents maximize your comfort in the new Accord. Plus, features like light-sensitive automatic headlights and available speed-adaptive cruise control, which changes speed settings based on driving situations without a driver’s intervention, simplify the experience of driving the Accord.
2014 Nissan Altima Ergonomic Specs
The 2014 Altima offers around an inch more headroom and 2.5 inches more legroom than the 2014 Accord. However, the Altima doesn’t come with dual zone A/C or rear A/C vents (although it does have rear heating vents). Furthermore, the new Nissan lacks speed adaptive cruise control and light-sensitive headlights, which means more effort for drivers.
Want to learn more about the available new Accord models at Honda of San Marcos? Interested in other Hondas? Shop our new inventory online and don't forget to check out the rest of the Hondas from your Central Texas Honda dealers!
Honda San Marcos, your San Marcos and South Austin Honda dealer, is excited to announce that Honda is leading the pack in terms of fuel economy in 2014. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a report indicating that Honda is the second most fuel-efficient carmaker in the U.S. market.
The average fuel economy of the 2014 Honda fleet is currently 27 miles per gallon. When you consider all of the shapes and sizes of Hondas, this is quite an incredible achievement. 2014 Honda Insight, Accord Hybrid, and Fit EV models are this year’s fuel-efficient leaders, but all new Hondas are built with attention to fuel consumption. Features like continuously variable transmission and Eco Assist, which allows drivers to monitor fuel use, allow new Hondas to save more gas than ever before.
Mazda is currently the most fuel-efficient car brand in the U.S. market, with an average combined fuel economy of 27.5 miles per gallon. That means Honda is just .5 miles per gallon away from the top spot. As the carmaker steps up its game even more over the next few years, it won’t be surprising if Hondas soon offer the best fuel economy ratings of all cars in the U.S.
The EPA has urged carmakers to reach a goal of 54.5 miles per gallon average fuel economy by 2025. We think this won’t be much of a challenge for Honda and look forward to Honda vehicles making use of even more eco-friendly advances in car technology.
Looking for a new car that doesn’t needlessly burn fuel? Schedule a test drive in one of the fuel-efficient models at Honda San Marcos!
Honda of San Marcos introduces the NEW Honda Urban, a sleek-new SUV, coming to our dealership in 2014. This innovative crossover is the perfect size for the streets of the city while still being able to fit the whole family. The 2014 Honda Urban joins the line up with other light-trucks and introduces its coupe-like styling.
Shorter than the Honda CR-V, the Urban creates space by repositioning the full tank to add more room to the back seats. Its Magic Seat also allows for several different configurations to create either more storage or passenger space. With its advanced design, updated interior styling and next-generation connectivity, the 2014 Honda Urban is a revolutionary crossover SUV.
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Honda recently added a new hybrid to its award-winning line-up! The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid is stylish, fuel efficient and available at Honda of San Marcos, home of the free lifetime warranty. We are a premier Honda dealership serving the San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels and surrounding hill country areas.
The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid features a new sporty front grille with electrifying blue accents and redesigned taillights. In addition to the aerodynamic profile, the Civic hybrid runs on a four-cylinder 1.5 liter VTECH gasoline engine powered by an electric motor; together producing 110 horsepower. The rear hybrid badge boasts its estimated 44 city/44 highway MPG.
Once you take a step inside the cabin you will instantly notice Honda’s famous ECO button and the onboard intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID). The i-MID system helps drivers monitor their efficient driving along with other user friendly functions, such as:
Safety comes first in the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid, which might explain why it won the Top Safety Pick+ title from IIHS in 2013! Feel protected with advanced safety features like lane a departure warning system, forward collision warning and a rearview camera. The Civic Hybrid also comes with standard Honda features such as anti-lock brakes, dual stage front airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, traction control and more!
Buyers have the option of purchasing the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid with or without leather and satellite navigation with voice recognition. At Honda of San Marcos, we have an extended inventory of Honda genuine accessories and Honda parts to add a special touch to your Civic Hybrid.
Click the link below for more information on the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid. Shop our new and used Honda inventory at Honda of San Marcos, home of the free lifetime warranty! We are a premiere Honda dealership serving the San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels and surrounding hill country areas.
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Honda has added new features in the all-new 2013 Honda Odyssey and is available at Honda of San Marcos! Come visit Honda of San Marcos currently serving the San Marcos, Austin, San Antonio and surrounding Texas Hill Country areas. Visit us today for a test-drive and experience the great selection of new Honda models we have today.
According to Honda, “the Odyssey takes van style, performance, efficiency and safety to new heights.” Drivers from all generations will admire the new style and design set forth in the new 2013 Odyssey. The standard rear roofline spoiler adds an athletic profile and overall appearance. But, Honda knows that for drivers functionality is key. All EX and above Odyssey models come with power sliding doors and the EX-L models and above features a new power tailgate. It's easy to maintain both cleanliness and fun with the Flip-Up Trash-Bag Ring featured in EX models and above, allowing drivers to never worry about a messy van ever again.
You'll drive comfortably in your new Honda Odyssey knowing your passengers are comfortable too. The Honda Odyssey comfortably seats eight adults or five toddlers securely in their safety seats (already equipped with LATCH). Do you need more room for cargo and less for passengers? Thanks to Honda’s 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat, you can safely store and secure your extra cargo, proving once more that the Honda Odyssey is all about versatility.
The Honda Odyssey comes in a variety of trim models from LX to Touring Elite. With over five trim models to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for you. All Honda Odyssey’s use a 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine with 248 horsepower that boasts 21 combined MPG (22 MPG for Touring models).
The Honda Odyssey wasn't the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2013 Top Pick for nothing. Everything in the Odyssey is designed for both driver and passenger safety; from the Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure to the active head restraints, which reduce neck injuries in an event of an auto accident. When you're travelling with precious cargo, we know that it's important to feel that your van will do the best to protect everyone inside. The 2013 Odyssey aims to be that van.
We'd love to have you test-drive a brand new 2013 Odyssey today. Whether you're driving your family to events on the weekends, or planning a great summer road trip, the 2013 Odyssey will get you where you need to be. For more information about the 2013 Honda Odyssey, download the e-brochure or stop by Honda of San Marcos for a test drive.
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