A Battle of the Minivans – Comparing the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy

For today’s comparison, we’re taking the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy and putting it against the Kia Sedona. These two minivans share incredible features, but only the Odyssey has what it takes to push it over the top. 

Beyond being good for the environment, having an excellent fuel economy helps lower fuel costs to save you money, increases energy stability, and reduces dependence costs. The Odyssey has a few tricks to improve its fuel efficiency, like better fuel mileage than the Sedona (19 city/28 hwy* vs. 18 city/24 hwy), and an engine control system that can shut down half of its cylinders. And if you get caught in heavy traffic or at stoplights, the Touring and Elite models engines automatically turn off to help you save even more fuel! Once you’re ready to move again, the engine will automatically kicks back on without missing a beat. When you finally do need to fill up the tank, expect a fuel filler that will automatically open and close when the fuel nozzle is inserted or removed. This nifty little feature helps reduce fuel evaporation which causes pollution. The Sedona doesn’t have this feature or an engine that can shut off half of its cylinders. 

To be more visible under all weather conditions, the Odyssey is equipped with daytime running lights, which can aid in reducing accidents by 11%. If you are ever in an accident, the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models can utilize HondaLink Assist to alert emergency personnel of your location with its GPS receiver and cellular system. The Sedona only offers a navigation computer and doesn’t have Daytime Running Lights. 

Inside the Odyssey’s cabin, you’ll find more features than ever before. To keep an eye on everyone in the second and third rows, the driver can use Honda CabinWatch® to see the backseats (standard on the Touring and Elite models). And to talk directly to passengers in the back, there’s no need to shout because the driver can use Honda CabinTalk™ which can override RES connected headphones or use the Odyssey’s speakers to get your message across (standard on EX-L, Touring, and Elite models). 

Want to know more about the 2019 Honda Odyssey in Katy? Visit us at Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive, and we will have you driving off into the sunset happier than ever.

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined MPG rating for LX, EX, and EX-L trims with 9-speed automatic transmission. 19 city/28 highway/22 combined MPG rating for Touring and Elite trims with 10-speed automatic transmission. Based on 2019 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.

Our Vision Is At A Perfect 20/20! – Comparing The 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy, Texas

There’s more to a vehicles safety features than airbags, plastic fuel tanks, and crash mitigating brakes. And although the Sequoia shares these features with the Pilot, it’s still missing a few aspects you’ll want in a new SUV. To better protect those in the passenger compartment, the Pilot utilizes a safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame. This feature provides a more solid mounting location for door hardware while providing extra impact protection. The Sequoia doesn’t have any frame members above the floor because it uses a body-on-frame design, meaning that it isn’t as solidly built as the Pilot. 

We know that the year 2020 is still months away, but we couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about the 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy, Texas! And we can’t brag about a new vehicle without comparing it to another, so keep reading to see why this Honda is the better choice over the 2020 Toyota Sequoia.

For more peace of mind, the Pilot has an optional four-wheel drive for better traction and safety for any road condition, whereas the Sequoia only offers an off-road system. For even more comfort, if you’re in an accident, lock your keys in the vehicle, or even if your Pilot is stolen, HondaLink Assist will be your saving grace on the Touring, Elite, and Black Edition models. This feature uses a GPS receiver and cell system to remotely unlock your doors, track down your vehicle, and will even send emergency personnel to your location if the airbags deploy. The Sequoia doesn’t offer an advanced GPS like this so that you won’t have that extra security in the Toyota.

Like we mentioned earlier, the Pilot has optional four-wheel drive to provide better traction, but there is also an optional drift compensation steering on this Honda (except for the LX model). This system automatically compensates for any road conditions that would cause you to drift, making it easier to stay on the straight and narrow. Along with the drift compensation steering, there are more aspects of the Pilot that make it more efficient and easier to handle, like weighing about 1,700 pounds less than the Sequoia, being 8.6 inches shorter and hosting a unibody construction. This type of construction lowers the Pilot’s center of gravity without diminishing ground clearance so you can still take this SUV off-road for unparalleled performance and adventure. 

Looking into the smaller, yet still important ergonomic features of the Pilot, you will be amazed by the level of convenience Honda offers. If you ever need to let the fresh air blow through the cabin before stepping inside on a hot summer day, the driver can lower the windows from a distance thanks to the keyless remote. And if you ever leave the engine running, you won’t have to worry about damaging the starter and ring gear because the engine computer on this Honda disables the starter while the engine runs. And to assist with driving at night, the Pilot’s power lock, mirror, window, and cruise control switches are all lit from behind. This makes them more visible in low light, whereas the Sequoia’s main switches are unlit, making them more difficult to be spotted in the dark. All of these features might seem minuscule at first, but once you have a taste of them, there’s no going back. 

Are you seeing in perfect 20/20 yet? If not, you can give us a call or stop by Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive! There’s more to discover about the 2020 Honda Pilot in Katy, Texas, so what are you waiting for? 

Nothing Can Stop This Sedan – Comparing The 2019 Honda Civic Sedan in Katy

The 2019 Honda Civic Sedan in Katy is not a vehicle to be trifled with. It has incredible horsepower and style, but there are more features to brag about. Without wasting any more time, keep reading to see how the Civic and Kia Forte compare.

We are going to start today’s comparison strong, by jumping into the more “fun” reasons why the Civic Sedan is better than the Forte. To help with the morning rush to work, the Civic comes standard with a remote vehicle starting system, which can be activated from inside the house. This also kicks on the climate control system to set the cabin at your preferred temperature before sliding in. When rolling through the drive-thru for your morning coffee, you’ll find that the front power windows open and close completely with a single touch of the switch, making it more convenient when pulling up and driving away. Once you step out of the Civic and head into work, if you happen to notice that you accidentally left the windows rolled down, you won’t have to start up the car to close them. Using the outside door handle, the driver can close all windows without having to start the engine. 

You might not think about it this factor, but a massive player in a vehicle’s traction and handling are the tires and wheels. To provide better traction, the Civic’s standard tires are much larger than the Forte’s (215/55R16 vs. 195/65R15). They also have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio), providing a stiffer sidewall than the Kia Forte to help with handling. Other factors that contribute with the Civic’s ride and handling are the fully independent front and rear suspension systems. This permits a better angle for gripping the pavement, but the Kia Forte only has a semi-independent rear suspension system so that the ride won’t be as smooth or efficient.

With safety features, the more advanced they are, the safer you will feel. The Civic Sedan has seat and vehicle speed sensors to determine how much power is used in the airbags. These smart airbags will deploy at different levels of force to better protect passengers of all sizes. In case you’re in an accident and are unable to call for help, you can rely on the HondaLink Assist to send emergency personnel to your aid. By using GPS, this feature can sense when the airbags are deployed and will “call for help” without you having to do anything. The Kia Forte doesn’t have smart features in their side airbags, or a GPS response system.

Want to know more about the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan in Katy? Then visit us this weekend for a test-drive at Honda Cars of Katy, we look forward to seeing you!

Comparing The 2019 Honda Accord in Katy

You always hear about how certain cars can make your drive a fantastic, safe, and memorable experience. But with the 2019 Honda Accord in Katy, you won’t be the only one experiencing the incredible features this award-winning sedan has to offer. In the following comparison between the Accord and Chevrolet Impala, you’ll see that not only will your life be affected by driving this Honda, but so will others.

Safety For You and Other Drivers

With the help of vehicle speed and seat sensors, smart airbags can be found throughout the cabin, which deploys at different levels of force to better protect passengers of all sizes. And if a child is sensed leaning against the door, the side airbag will shut off completely. The Impala doesn’t have smart airbags and will always deploy full force no matter the collision. Another critical safety feature found on the Accord is the driver alert monitor, which detects when a driver is inattentive and will sound a warning to suggest a break. This is important because according to the NHTSA, about 100,000 crashes and 1,500 deaths occur every year from drivers falling asleep at the wheel. 

Saving The World and Your Wallet

Gas prices fluctuate all year long, and it can often lead to stressful situations. But the Accord has such an incredible fuel economy, that you’ll be spending less time at the pump with more cash in hand. Check out the chart below to see how it compares against the Impala:

AccordImpala
1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto30 city/38 hwy*22 city/29 hwy*4 cyl./Auto
2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto23 city/34 hwy*19 city/28 hwy*V6/Auto
Sport/Touring 2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto22 city/32 hwy*18 city/28 hwy*V6/Auto Flex Fuel

The Accord also has a standard cap-less fueling system which cuts down on fuel evaporation and the need to fondle a gas cap, so you’ll be able to fill up with ease while reducing pollution! The Impala doesn’t have a cap-less fueling system, so you’ll still have to mess with a cap.

Don’t Drive Without These

The level of comfort and convenience in any vehicle is essential, and the Accord surpasses any competitor with its ergonomic features. The Touring model comes standard with a heads-up display that provides the driver with crucial instrument readouts without them having to divert their attention from the road. All of this information is projected in front of the driver’s line of sight, but the Impala doesn’t offer this feature so the driver will have to keep an eye out for road signs are vehicle notifications constantly. If you forget that your high beams are on while driving around at night, the Accord will be able to detect an oncoming vehicle and automatically switch them to low beams, so they’re not blinded.

So not only is the 2019 Honda Accord in Katy convenient for you, but it’s also suited for other drivers too! If you want to know more about this award-winning sedan, stop on by Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive! We look forward to seeing you!

*Based on 2012-2019 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.

Yes, It’s That Impressive – Comparing The 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy

Today, we’re taking the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy and comparing it to another popular competitor, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. These two vehicles have their own impressive specs and features to boast about, but we’re here to tell you why Honda is the best choice. 

Efficiency in handling and acceleration are critical features of any chassis to ensure a pleasant driving experience. The CR-V’s body can range from 300 to 850 pounds less than the Santa Fe and is 7.2 inches shorter, making parking in tight spaces a breeze. When looking at the vehicle’s aerodynamics, you’ll find that the standard flush composite headlights on the Honda help reduce drag while the Hyundai’s recessed headlights spoil the aerodynamics. Another feature to reduce drag on the CR-V is the electronically controlled shutters that close off airflow when less engine cooling is necessary. This can help improve highway fuel economy as well, but unfortunately, the Santa Fe doesn’t offer active grille shutters, and the following graph will show you why you’re going to need as much help as possible when it comes to fuel efficiency. 

With fuel economy and range, every little extra feature can help you maintain great MPG for fewer fuel stops. Like we mentioned earlier, the CR-V has these additional features to improve fuel economy, but even if it didn’t, you would still get more band for your buck than if you chose the Santa Fe:

CR-VSanta Fe
FWD2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.26 city/32 hwy*22 city/29 hwy*
AWD2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.25 city/31 hwy*21 city/27 hwy*

This Honda also has a standard cap-less fueling system which can automatically open and close when the fuel nozzle is inserted or removed. This completely eliminates the need to mess with a fuel cap while also reducing fuel evaporation that causes pollution. 

We know that when you’re looking at SUV’s, that means you need more space than the average vehicle. Without looking like a behemoth, the CR-V has a much more significant cargo capacity than its competitor. With the rear seat up, you’ll have 39.2 cubic feet of space to work with versus the Santa Fe’s 35.9 cubic feet. When you fold down that back seat, the volume increases to 75.8 cubic feet; still 4.5 more cubic feet of space than the Hyundai. When loading all of your gear into the back, the low lift-over hatch makes it easier to do so because the height is 26 inches (vs. 31.2 inches)

Now that you know the Santa Fe isn’t that impressive check out our website for more specs on the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy. Or if you’re ready to test-drive, visit us at Honda Cars of Katy this weekend! We’ll see you soon!

*Based on 2012-2019 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.

It’s A Win-Win Situation – Highlighting The 2019 Honda Accord and Civic in Katy

We’re changing up today’s topic a bit and highlighting the 2019 Honda Accord and Civic in Katy instead of making a comparison. Together, these two vehicles have their own unique design, but also share similar features, so keep reading to learn all about these two powerhouses.

Whether you choose the Accord or Civic, you won’t have FOMO because each Honda has an incredible powertrain to boast about. The Accord gives you the choice of three advanced powertrains; a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a next-generation two-motor hybrid engine. For the 2.0 turbo engine, a 10-speed automatic comes standard for ultimate acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. The Civic has a fully independent suspension system and two transmissions to choose from; the turbocharged engine produces an impressive 174 horsepower, while the 2.0-liter engine gives 158 horsepower with an MPG rating of 38* on the highway. Both the Accord and Civic host a standard continuously variable transmission to keep the engine at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration.

With the Accord and Civic, you’ll have 5 trims to choose from, each one building up from the previous. Starting with the Accord, you have the option to select the Hybrid, Sport, EX, EX-L, or Touring depending on your preference. If you need a moonroof, then start with the EX and go up, or maybe you want everything from Apple CarPlay™ Integration to Mobile Hotspot Capability, then choose Touring. The Civic gives you the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring for their lineup, and the features range from a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera to a 450-Watt Premium Audio System.

When you take a seat inside the Honda Civic or Accord, you’ll find both interiors to be equally luxurious. The spacious interior for both Honda’s can fit five while offering ample amounts of cargo space and elegant detailing like leather-trimmed seats. If you find yourself with more gear than people, you can also utilize the available 60/40 split fold-down rear seat and pack up just about anything you desire. The technology found throughout the Accord and Civic is equally impressive, with a 7-inch display touch-screen that can house your favorite apps for music, podcasts, and more.

Do you want to know more about the 2019 Honda Accord and Civic in Katy? Then visit us this weekend at Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive to discover more incredible features these two have to offer!

*Based on 2012-2019 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.

Highlighting The Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo Engine in Katy

With the 2019 CR-V, there are a variety of options to choose from, including engines. Today, we are going to highlight the Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo Engine in Katy and tell you all of the fantastic features that come with choosing this compact SUV.

This turbo engine comes standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels and can produce 190 horsepower and generate 179 pound-feet of torque. For those who don’t know the connection between the two, horsepower is the amount of output of an engine, while the torque measures the engines turning ability. Torque is a better measurement of acceleration while horsepower is a better measure if the CR-V’s top speed. On top of incredible speed and acceleration, the 1.5L Turbo engine offers excellent fuel economy as well, with 28 mpg* in the city and 34 mpg* on the highway. To help maintain speed efficiency, or keep at its peak horsepower, the CR-V has a continuously variable transmission with no “steps” between gears. Overall, this Honda is both powerful and efficient, so you can’t go wrong choosing the CR-V with the 1.5L Turbo engine.

There are a few more specs you’ll find only on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels other than its unique engine, and one of them is the driver alert monitor. This system can detect when the driver is inattentive and will sound a warning to suggest a break from the road. This can help you not be apart of the alarming statistic of 100,000 crashed and 1500 deaths per year caused by drivers who fall asleep. For convenience, these three models also come standard with a remote vehicle starting system which can have the engine ready to go while you’re heading out the door. After you activate this system, the climate control will automatically kick on heating or cooling the interior to your desired temperature.

On top of these unique features, the CR-V has plenty of other advanced technologies, driver assistive features, and luxurious interior materials to impress even the pickiest buyers. Visit us this weekend for a test-drive and discover them for yourself, or you can also check them out on our website. We’ll be waiting to answer any and all questions you may have about the Honda CR-V 1.5L Turbo Engine in Katy!

*Based on 2012-2019 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.

Does This Reflect Your Style? – The 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy

The type of vehicle a person drives speaks volumes about their personality, so what does it mean to drive the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy? This compact SUV tells the world that you have a sense of both style and adventure that other SUV’s like the Toyota Rav4 can’t hold a candle to. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn just a few reasons why this Honda is the better choice over that Toyota…

Not only does the CR-V offer incredible features for the driver, but the passengers will be able to enjoy them as well. Available leather-trimmed seating and a dual-zone climate control system will keep everyone throughout the cabin cool and comfortable during any upcoming summer adventures. You also might want to keep in mind that the CR-V has 7 cubic feet of more passenger space than the Rav4, which can help with your passenger’s comfort level. Besides the leather seating and advanced A/C system, the CR-V also has a wide range of technologies that are seamlessly integrated to not only keep you connected to the road, but to the entire world. You’ll be able to tap into your iPhone® or Android™ and manage text messages, get directions, and access your favorite music apps. You can also charge said compatible devices in the front and back seats with USB charging points found throughout the cabin.

Technology isn’t the only versatile feature found in the CR-V, as the back seats can be configured for any and all cargo. Compared to the Rav4, this Honda has 1.6 more cubic feet of space with its rear seat up, and 6 more cubic feet when you fold down the back seat. Another cool thing is that the rear seats are automatic, so all you’ll have to do it push a button, and they’ll be folded down. The Rav4 doesn’t have automatic folding seats, so you’ll have to do that by hand. When loading and unloading the cargo area, you won’t have to worry about the liftgate getting in the way because it lifts up in one piece, but the Rav4’s might be troublesome because it’s swing out door blocks loading from the driver’s side.

Do you think the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy fits your personality? Feel free to visit us at Honda Cars of Katy for a test-drive to discover other amazing features! Or you can check out our website for more information at HondaCarsofKaty.com.

Stop Stressing About This One Thing – Comparing the 2019 Honda HR-V in Katy

We know deciding between two vehicles can be tough. When the price points, design, and features are so similar, you can find yourself stressing about which one to choose, but we are here to help ease your troubled mind. At Honda Cars of Katy, we’ve thoroughly researched the 2019 Honda HR-V in Katy and compared it to the Ford Escape so you can just sit back and relax about your next car buying decision. If that sounds like something that interests you, then keep reading to discover why we say the Honda HR-V is the better choice.

The two most popular features that people like to research on a new vehicle are the transmission and fuel economy. These days, more and more people are turning to cars that have a more extensive MPG range and eco-friendly transmissions that don’t slack on power. The HR-V is a perfect example of a vehicle that has it all. Check out the nifty graph below to see this fact laid out in number form:

Buying fuel is also easier for the HR-V because it only requires regular unleaded gasoline to perform at its best. If you want maximum efficiency with the Escape, you’re going to have to fork over 20 to 55 cents more per gallon because it requires premium gasoline for maximum efficiency. With the transmission, the HR-V has a CVT, which stands for continuously variable transmission. This can keep the engine at its most efficient speed for improved fuel economy because it doesn’t have “steps” between gears. The Escape doesn’t offer a continuously variable transmission.

Vehicle construction is another feature worth looking into when choosing your next vehicle because the chassis can significantly affect handling and acceleration. The HR-V’s chassis weighs about 600 pounds less and is 7.7 inches shorter than the Ford Escape, making it more efficient and easier to handle, especially when you need to park in tight spaces. Have you ever found yourself trying to have a conversation with your passengers, but find it’s challenging to do so because of excess noise? The chassis has to do with this as well because the construction of a vehicle can also determine cabin noise and annoying vibrations. The HR-V can remove annoying noise and vibrations thanks to computer-generated active noise canceling technology.

Do us a favor; take a deep breath, relax, and then exhale. We’ve done the dirty work, now all you have to do is visit us this weekend to test drive the 2019 Honda HR-V in Katy. We promise that your experience at Honda Cars of Katy will be nothing but stress-free and enjoyable! We look forward to seeing you!

*Based on 2012-2019 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.

You’ll Want to Read About This – Comparing the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy

We know a good story when we hear it, and we heard that the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy is a better buy than the Ford Edge! If you don’t believe us, then keep reading to learn about all of the benefits of owning this Honda…

The Benefits are Endless

Driving a CR-V has many benefits to brag about, but did you know that there’s an economic advantage to driving this Honda? According to Jack Gillis, author of The Car Book, when doing the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance at 50,000 miles, CR-V owners will save about $350 because it’s less expensive to operate than the Ford Edge. Other basic repairs like water pumps, mufflers, brake pads, and the timing belt/chain, also cost less for the CR-V. In five years of ownership, IntelliChoice* estimates that the entire costs of owning a CR-V will be anywhere from $6828 to $8728 less than if you drove a Ford Edge. What would you buy with that much saved? Not only is the 2019 CR-V more affordable than the Edge, but it’s also more reliable, saving you time and trouble. Consumer Reports even gives the CR-V an 18 point advantage in reliability, while J.D. Power and Associates* gives it a rating of third among compact SUVs in a 2018 Quality Study.

Another huge advantage to choosing the CR-V over the Edge is the incredible fuel economy. In an EPA test cycle, the CR-V proved to be superior, as you can see in the graph below. To lower fuel costs even more, the CR-V operates at maximum efficiency with regular unleaded gasoline. The Edge requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon!

In case Ford Edge owners get a little jealous, you won’t have to worry about vandalism to your gas tank, because the CR-V comes with a standard locking fuel door with remote release only accessible to the driver.

Impressive Interior For All

The CR-V is all about convenience and luxury, and it’s very obvious once you enter the cabin. Both driver and passengers can experience the luxurious side of this SUV thanks to the leather-trimmed seating and innovative technologies found throughout, like Driver Assist Technologies and an Audio Display touch-screen that can display all of your favorite apps and more. Storage is second nature to the CR-V in both the front seat and cargo. When compared to the Edge, this Honda has more cargo volume with the rear seats folded (75.8 vs. 73.4 cubic feet), and the center console has an adjustable parcel shelf so you can fit anything from a bag to a tablet in there.

So there you have it. We told you many reasons why the 2019 Honda CR-V in Katy is the best choice when comparison shopping, but if you still need more convincing, then visit us for a test drive at Honda Cars of Katy! You won’t regret it!

*IntelliChoice Car Center and Automotive Lease Guide (ALG).

*J.D. Power and Associates, Automotive Lease Guide and Strategic Vision, Inc.

*Based on 2012-2019 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.