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Top Family Cars in Killeen: Honda Pilot and Honda Civic

Posted by Jessica McFall on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 09:48 PM

 

Two of our very own Honda vehicles at Cleo Bay Honda ranked as the Best Family Cars of 2016 from Parent's Magazine and Edmunds.com! We've been talking about these cars all year, but this recent award really sets in the fact just how astounding these model year cars are. Being named a "family best" is no easy task, and Honda really goes the extra mile in safety and technology features by putting family top of mind. What makes the Pilot and the Civic top family cars in Killeen?

  

As mentioned, the 2016 Honda Civic was selected as 1 of 10 out of hundreds of vehicles. The Civic is also named the 2016 North American Car of the Year and it's not a coincidence that it's winning so awards – the details are what make the Civic so great. Firstly, it received the highest available safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well named a Top Safety Pick+ form the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These awards have to do with the addition of the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, available on all trims, making Civic the most affordable new car in America with these advanced safety technologies, including automatic emergency braking (when equipped with optional front crash prevention).

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The family-first 2016 Honda Pilot was also on the list of Best Family Cars of 2016. The Pilot is the perfect vehicle for any growing family, as it is as spacious as it is high-tech. The interior was well thought out with a total of 8 available seats, over 109 cubic feet of cargo space, as well as collapsible back seats. The Pilot really won Parent's Magazine over with the next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure and multi-angle rear view camera. Like the Civic, the Pilot earned top safety ratings from both the NHTSA and IIHS.

 

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Whether you have a family currently or considering starting one, either the 2016 Civic Sedan or the 2016 Honda Pilot are great choices for the top family cars in Killeen. We've always known they were impressive, but now we have the recognition to prove it! Interested in these two amazing vehicles? We'd be happy to set you up for a test drive at Cleo Bay Honda!

 

 

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2017 Ridgeline vs. New GMC Canyon in Killeen

Posted by Jessica McFall on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 09:24 PM

 

Trucks are taking over the Killeen highways, and for great reasons! The newest trucks out there are top of the line in power, performance and features, but only one can really stand the test of time. Cleo Bay Honda is going to do a comparison of two popular trucks, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and the GMC Canyon in Killeen to truly see which one is the truck for you!

 

Let's start by talking fun stuff – features. The GMC Canyon has a hard time catching up to the new Ridgeline as it lacks several key features of the new Honda truck. The Ridgeline has memory seats that holds customized positions for up to two drivers, it has one-touch power windows, a push button start, a locking fuel door to prevent vandalism, automatic dimming high beam lights, heated steering wheel, dual zone AC, in-bed audio system and more. We could go on, but there are so many features the Canyon lacks, we'd run out of time!

 

As far as safety goes, you're better off with the Ridgeline in this aspect, too. The Ridgeline has a standard collision mitigation braking system, a cross-path warning system, and a 3-dimensional high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment for that extra measure of impact protection. Both trucks have standard airbags, rearview cameras and available all-wheel drive, but those extra safety features really make a difference with the Ridgeline!

 

Both have comparable fuel economy (Ridgeline 19 city/26 highway and Canyon 18 city/26 highway*) but the power on the Ridgeline definitely stands out. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline touts an incredible 280 horsepower – 80 more horsepower than the competition, the GMC Canyon. This will get you farther, faster with the Ridgeline's engine control system that can shut down half of the engine's cylinders to improve efficiency. Efficient and powerful? This truck is everything.

 

Amazing features, cutting edge safety qualities, power and fuel efficient, it's hard not to choose the 2017 Honda Ridgeline over the GMC Canyon in Killeen. As great as this truck looks online, it's even more impressive in person. Stop in Cleo Bay Honda today for a test drive and we'll be happy to help you get your hands on the wheel!

 

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* Based on 2012-2017 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

 

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New Killeen Trucks: Chevy Colorado vs. Honda Ridgeline

Posted by Jessica McFall on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 09:14 PM

 

So, you're looking for new Killeen trucks and don't know where to start? Welcome to the Cleo Bay Honda blog where we do just that – help you on your way in your new car buying process! Trucks today are much different than trucks of the past. They're more innovative than ever, more powerful than ever and safer than ever. Forget all past experiences with trucks, we're going to compare two popular, front-running trucks: the new Chevy Colorado and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline!

 

Comfort and Technology.

The Ridgeling RTL-E has memory seats that activate different, customized positions for the driver. But memory seats aren't the only feature that the Colorado doesn't offer, it's the one-touch power windows, the push-start button, dual-zone AC, standard adaptive cruise control, standard Bluetooth wireless (Bluetooth costs extra on the Colorado), an in-bed trunk, a 115-volt electrical outlet, and rear AC vents (a must in Texas). With all of these features combined, you'll be significantly more comfortable in the Ridgeline.

 

Power and Performance.

The Honda truck's 280 horsepower V6 engine is refreshing as it's quite a bit faster than it's predecessor. The Chevy truck on the other hand touts only 200 horsepower and has the acceleration more of a mid-size care than SUV. Speaking of SUVs, the Ridgeline has the cabin-feel of the SUV being wider and favoring its cousin, the Honda Pilot. This is great news for those of you who plan to cart the family around in the new truck! The new Colorado is slightly larger than previous generations, but still feels narrow and cramped.

 

Safety.

The 2017 Ridgeline in San Antonio is takes more safety measures than does the Colorado. The Ridgeline (RTL-E/Black Edition) has standard Collision Mitigation Braking System, which warns the driver of a potential collision and will automatically brake if the driver doesn't react to alert. The Colorado offers a warning system, but not the automated braking feature that could potentially reduce the collision. The Ridgeline also offers a cross-path warning system and a 3D high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment that provides extra impact protection.

 

Do you see what we see? When it comes to new Killeen trucks, the 2017 Ridgeline dominates in comfort, technology, power, performance and safety! Stop on in Cleo Bay Honda and we'll get you hooked up for an exclusive test drive in the all-new Honda Ridgeline!

 

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2017 Ridgeline vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier in Killeen TX

Posted by Jessica McFall on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 09:48 PM

 

Looking for a new truck? Cleo Bay Honda has you covered! This month we're looking at the latest and greatest new trucks, and might we say that there are some really great options out there. With that being said, every manufacturer is different and some are just overall better quality than others and we're here to find out which truck that is. Let's look at a side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and the new Nissan Frontier in Killeen!

 

 

Honda Ridgeline

Nissan Frontier

Collision Mitigation Braking System

No Collision Mitigation Braking System

Full-time four-wheel drive

Off-road is only system available

280 horsepower

152 horsepower

18 city/25 hwy MPG (4x4 V6/Auto)

15 city/21 hwy MPG (V6/Auto)

Standard automatic transmission

Automatic available for an extra cost

Standard 6-speed

Standard 5-speed

Standard 18-inch wheels

Standard 15-inch wheels

109.7 cubic feet of passenger volume

101.1 cubic feet of passenger volume

33.9 cubic feet in the cargo box

27.1 cubic feet in the cargo box

Remote Vehicle Starting System available

No Remote Vehicle Starting System

Memory seats

No memory seats

Heated steering wheel available

No heated steering wheel

Standard Bluetooth connectivity

Bluetooth available for additional cost

 

 

Power, performance, comfort and space – the 2017 Ridgeline effortlessly beats out the new Nissan Frontier in Killeen! It's a popular truck this year so head on over to Cleo Bay Honda to reserve your spot for a test-drive today! See you at Cleo Bay!

 

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*Based on 2012-2016 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

 

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2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Honda Civic in Killeen

Posted by Jessica McFall on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 08:42 PM

 

It's about time that you drive a brand new car from Cleo Bay Honda! There are tons of new car options, but you're lucky to have found this page because we're going to narrow it down for you! Some cars have extra safety features, some have super cool technology features and others have both. Between the 2016 Mazda3 and the 2016 Honda Civic in Killeen, which one has it all? Let's find out!

 

2016 Honda Civic

  • Standard driver and passenger airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable shoulder belts and rear view camera
  • Honda is ranked 14th in the J.D. Power initial quality study
  • The Civic has smart airbags so when a child is sitting in the passenger seat, the airbags will not deploy at full force and injure the child
  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Optional Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind spot mirrors with wide-angle convex
  • EX/EX-T/EX-L/Touring have standard HondaLink Assist with a GPS response system
  • 158 horsepower
  • Zero to 60 in 7.2 seconds
  • 41 MPG on the highway* with the 2.0 4-cylinder 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Cap-less fueling system which avoids evaporation that causes pollution
  • EPA certified as a "Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle"
  • Standard "hill holder feature"
  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering
  • 1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk
  • Remote vehicle starting system
  • Available heated rear seats
  • Standard automatic headlight on/off feature

 

2016 Mazda3

  • Standard driver and passenger airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable shoulder belts and rear view camera
  • Mazda is ranked 23rd in the J.D. Power initial quality study
  • 155 horsepower
  • Cap-less fueling system not available
  • 4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk
  • Available front heated seats
  • Automatic headlight on/off feature available for an additional cost

 

 

The results are in and it's not hard to see that the 2016 Honda Civic in Killeen easily outsmarts the 2016 Mazda3! Can you picture yourself in the all-new Civic? Cleo Bay Honda exclusively invites you to partake in a Civic test drive! Stop by today and we'll be happy to get you behind the wheel.

 

 

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Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Honda Ridgeline in Killeen

Posted by Jessica McFall on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 @ 01:26 PM

 

If there's one thing Texas knows, it's trucks. And right now there are a whole lot of bright, shiny and new trucks out there – just waiting for you to try! Maybe you have your eye on one already, but if not, we invite you to start on a clean slate and consider some trucks you might have overlooked. Two up and coming trucks on the road today are the Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline in Killeen and Cleo Bay Honda will tell you all about them!

 

Honda Ridgeline

  • Standard collision mitigation braking
  • Full-time four wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning system
  • 5 SOHC V6 engine
  • 280 horsepower
  • Standard automatic transmission
  • Unibody construction frame
  • 7 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • 1584 pound payload capacity (4x4)
  • Optional remote vehicle starting system
  • Standard adaptive cruise control (RTL-E/Black Edition)
  • Navigation System
  • Standard headlight on/off feature
  • The lockable In-Bed Trunk® that is complete with a drain for easy cleaning when using as a cooler or storing dirty gear
  • Smart entry

 

 

Toyota Tacoma

  • GoPro® mount on the windshield
  • Smart key with Push Start Button
  • In-bed storage
  • 9 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • 159 horsepower
  • Only off-road drive available
  • Body-on frame design
  • Automatic headlights available for an additional cost

 

 

Both trucks have a lot going for them, but we have to point out the obvious and say that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline in Killeen takes the cake in this comparison. Cleo Bay Honda wants you to join in on the fun of the new Ridgeline and take it for a test drive! Stop in today and one of our helpful associates will be happy to get you in the driver's seat!

 

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2016 Civic vs. 2016 Dart in Killeen TX

Posted by Jessica McFall on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 01:18 PM

 

Ready to learn about your options for new cars? Lucky for you, you've found the Cleo Bay Honda blog where we present a fount of knowledge about new cars! Sedans are a popular vehicle not just for their affordability, but their incredible fuel economy and technology. 2016 model year cars are the most up-to-date model years yet, but are so ahead of their time! Today we're going to look closely at the 2016 Civic and 2016 Dart in Killeen!

 

If fuel economy and efficiency is important to you, it's safer to go with the Honda Civic in Killeen. Both the Civic and Dart have 2.0 4. Cylinder/Manual transmissions in the most basic mode, but the Civic gets 27 city/40 hwy MPG while the Dart only gets 25 city/36 hwy MPG*. In addition to better fuel efficiency, the Civic doesn't require premium gas like the Dart, which can save you 20-55 cents/gallon.

 

The 2016 Honda Civic has a few more safety features than the 2016 Dodge Dart. For example, the Civic has vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors that alert the smart airbags in the Civic to deploy with different levels of force to protect passengers of different sizes. The Dart's airbags deploy at full force every time. The Civic also has optional Collision Mitigation Braking System and a lane departure warning system. The Dart doesn't have either of these as an option. Both vehicles have standard driver, passenger, side-impact, and side-impact head airbags.

 

Worried about space in a "compact car"? The Civic doesn't feel so compact with 39.3 inches of headroom in the front, and 37.1 in the rear seating area! Holding 5 passengers, the Civic has 97.8 cubic feet of cargo room and 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The Dart only has 13.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and its passenger volume is unlisted (which we can only assume means that it doesn't compare).

 

We've said it before and we'll say it again – not all cars are created equal even if they are the same model year! In this case, the Civic is way ahead of the game in terms of technology and features. The Civic has front power windows, standards power locks (which the Dart has, but costs extra), standard power remote mirrors, standard Bluetooth wireless, standard HondaLink, available front heated seats, and so much more.

 

It's not a secret that the 2016 Civic just has an overall better offering than the 2016 Dart in Killeen! You deserve the best, so come check out the 2016 Honda Civic today at Cleo Bay Honda! Our helpful associates will be happy to schedule you in for a test drive!

 

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New SUVs in Killeen: 2016 CR-V vs. 2016 Forester

Posted by Jessica McFall on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 12:51 PM

 

 

 

 

Ready to upgrade your car? It's time to start looking at new SUVs in Killeen! You can rest assured that your dream vehicle is within reach, but before you make a decision we invite you to look at your options from a different approach. Today Cleo Bay Honda is comparing two of the more popular SUVs on the roads of Killeen, and those would be the 2016 CR-V and the 2016 Subaru Forester. Which one will win you over? Let's find out!

 

2016 Honda CR-V

  • Uses wide-angle convex mirrors inside of the side view mirror for optimal viewing of objects in a blind spot
  • Standard frontal airbags, front side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and available all-wheel drive
  • 5-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the driver
  • 4-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the passenger
  • There are 71% more Honda dealers than Subaru dealers, making it more convenient to get your CR-V serviced
  • Equipped with a 410-amp battery
  • 185 horsepower
  • Is able to run off of unleaded gasoline
  • 2 cubic feet of cargo room
  • Touring edition has memory seats
  • Headlights rated "Very Good" by Consumer Reports
  • Available in front-wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive
  • 1 cubic feet of available passenger volume
  • Multi-angle rear view camera is available on all models
  • SmartVent® front side airbags
  • Honda LaneWatch® available in the EX/EX-L/Touring models

  

2016 Subaru Forester

  • Standard frontal airbags, front side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and available all-wheel drive
  • 5-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test
  • 4-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the passenger
  • Only has a 390-amp battery
  • 170 horsepower
  • Requires premium gasoline, making it more expensive
  • 4 cubic feet of cargo room

  

Looks like your decision is made! Out of these two new SUVs in Killeen, the 2016 Honda CR-V really beats out the 2016 Subaru Forester in several ways including crash safety ratings, cargo space, horsepower and technology features! There's only one thing left to do, stop by Cleo Bay Honda for a test drive, and who knows, you might be leaving the dealership in a brand new car!

 

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Honda Returns to ACL This Fall!

Posted by Jessica McFall on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 @ 08:30 PM

Those of you that have had the opportunity to visit one of Texas' (and arguably the country's) most anticipated festivals, Austin City Limits, will know that it isn't just a festival, it's an experience (you can buy tickets here). Cleo Bay Honda enjoys the hype the festival triggers in Central Texas, and this year is no different. Every year, artists from all over the globe gather in Austin to put on this incredible event, and Honda is proud to be a part of the fun once again at ACL!

 

The Honda Stage, presented by Honda, is located at the Western-most area of the festival, and difficult to miss as it remains one of the largest stages on the premise.

 

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"In 2014, Honda launched Honda Stage, a unique 360-degree, multi-platform music program designed to meet music fans where they are already searching for and consuming music. This new music platform brings together an unprecedented group of entertainment and technology leaders to produce and distribute some of the best original, high-quality, music content available under the new Honda Stage name, through dozens of live events and exclusive online content." (Excerpt from this press release in 2014.)

 

 

Now it's time to name drop. Some popular stars that have graced the Honda Stage in previous years were artists like Chvrches, Jimmy Cliff, Skrillex, the Avett Brothers, Interpol, Calvin Harris, Spoon and AFI. While the exact schedule is yet to be finalized by ACL, we can expect just as big, or even bigger names at this year's fest. Here's the final list of big-name artists attending at the end of September and beginning of October:

 

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"Austin City Limits is always an exciting event for Central Texas. The festival brings the city together in an unexpected way through music, technology and culture, and there's always something new to look forward to every year," says Brian Hoenig, General Manager of Cleo Bay Honda. Can't wait until Honda returns to ACL? View today's best and brightest in the music industry by checking out the Honda Stage YouTube page and see what you can expect this fall on the one-of-a-kind Honda Stage!

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2016 CR-V vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5 in Killeen TX

Posted by Tarrah Miller on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 08:25 PM

 

Are you planning to buy or lease a new SUV in your future? Even if it's not in the near future, it's never too early to start looking for options! Cleo Bay Honda wants to provide you with the very best information when it comes to your car search. With that being said, today we're conducting a side-by-side comparison of two renowned SUVs: The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 in Killeen! Let's check out how they measure up to one another.

 

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Mazda CX-5

Standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts

 

Standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts

 

Daytime running lights

Daytime running lights

5-star driver NHTSA crash test rating

5-star driver NHTSA crash test rating

4-star passenger NHTSA crash test rating

3-star passenger NHTSA crash test rating

Standard automatic transmission

Automatic transmission available at additional cost

70.9 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat folded

64.8 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat folded

Standard locking glovebox

No lock for glovebox

Available standard power cargo door for CR-V Touring

No available power cargo door

Maintenance free battery for long life

Battery must be checked often

Recommended by Consumer Reports

Recommended by Consumer Reports

Recipient of 3 Kiplinger's Awards

Recipient of 2 Kiplinger's Awards

 

 

With better features, better safety ratings, and more recognition, the 2016 CR-V is a top pick next to the 2016 Mazda CX-5. Even though it's pretty on paper, the CR-V is even better in person and Cleo Bay Honda invites you to take it for a spin! Come by today and one of our helpful associates will be happy to get you in the driver's seat!

 

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