Could a CR-V Pickup Truck be in San Antonio, TX?

Could a CR-V be a pickup truck in San Antonio?The ever popular model could be expanding.

The Honda CR-V is undeniable a popular, reliable model in Honda’ stellar lineup. It continues to improve in sales month after month. What would taking that success and moving it into a pickup truck look like? That is what Honda is looking in to doing. At Benson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX we’re very familiar with the success of the CR-V, as well as the Honda brand.

Rumors are crazy about a possible exit of the Honda Ridgeline. Yet, nothing is confirmed about its exit, could a pickup CR-V be what’s next? Well, no one knows for sure but we know that Honda will produce an incredible one if they do. Honda has been busy lately with a new Accord lineup in the works and the already successful launch of the new Civic lineup. A CR-V pickup truck would be successful because the model continues to be a top seller for Honda. The 2011 CR-V features a 4 cylinder, DOHC i-VTEC engine, 180 horsepower and is an ultra low emission vehicle. It gets a combined 24 MPG. Further details about the possible pickup truck are just too scarce at this point. The Ridgeline is a great pickup truck, but the CR-V is a great SUV, too. It’s just too early to tell, but either way Honda pickup drivers will be happy.

San Antonio Honda dealer, Benson Honda loves hearing about the progress Honda is making. Every day Honda shows a new and innovative step they’re taking toward the future. Soon our customers will be seeing the new Accord lineup, but for now the current Honda lineup impresses many. If a new or used Honda in San Antonio is in your future, stop out at Benson Honda and take a look around our lot. We have a great selection of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX. Our friendly, qualified staff would love to help you, today!

Gas Engines Will Prevail under 2025 CAFÉ Rules

2025 CAFE Rules Benson Honda San Antonio, TXHonda looks to future, pulls from current success

By 2025, cars will have to show a 53 percent improvement from current fuel efficiency. Most manufacturers are embracing this new standard set by the White House, including Honda. Benson Honda, a leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX, brings this news to you with confidence in Honda’s already established leading fuel efficient lineup.

While some consumers may be thinking that these standards will equate to more and more hybrid and electric vehicles, Honda’s gas engines won’t have to make extreme changes. Honda’s established lineup of successful four-cylinders will be able to provide the required fuel efficiency standard. By 2025 the government says that the average MPG should be about 54. The standard is estimated to save about 12 billion barrels of oil and eliminate about 6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution. The average savings for a family will equate to more than $8,000.

“Automakers will meet the standards by improving technology on the road today,” said Brendan Bell of the Clean Vehicles Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

It’s been reported that Honda is welcoming the competition that will come from these new standards. Honda has been not only a long-time leader for fuel efficient models, but also in protecting the environment. Honda is currently the only manufacture with an approved car for HOV in California—the natural gas model.

Tom Benson shares Honda vision for a healthier planet. We’re proud to supply Hondas to those who want to make fewer trips to the pump, protect the planet and keep money where it belongs—in your wallet. Stop down and take a look around. We have a great lot full of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX. Our staff is always willing and able to help with a test drive or just answer a few questions.

2012 Honda Crosstour to be Upgraded

2012 Honda Crosstour Benson Honda San AntonioNew model will be simply Crosstour, not Accord

No longer to be confused with the Honda Accord, the 2012 Honda Crosstour loses the Accord label. Not to disappoint however, taking away the word Accord has opened up much room for improvements. Benson Honda, one of the leading new and used Honda dealers in San Antonio, has been a long time fan of the Crosstour, and we’re looking forward to 2012’s model.

Slated to be on dealership’s lots by the summer of 2011, the 2012 Honda Crosstour has added more standard features to its base trim.

These include:

  • Automatic headlights
  • Backup camera
  • Bluetooth
  • USB audio interface

The EX-L trim on the Crosstour will include all-wheel drive, a great option for those who trek through winter driving.


  • 18 MPG city
  • 27 MGP highway
  • Ultra low emission vehicle rating
  • Seats 5, 60/40 split
  • Hatchback, with hidden removable utility box
  • 3.5-liter V-6 with Variable Cylinder Management
  • 271 Horsepower
  • 18-inch alloy wheels (EX-L)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering, which distributes crash energy away from cabin
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 25.7 cu ft of cargo space, 51.3 with rear seats folded down
  • Satellite-Linked Navigation System Airbags in front, front side, side curtain

Rollover sensor The 2012 Honda Crosstour will start at about $30,000, a great price for all the great features on this new model. Honda is known for reliability and durability almost more than any other brand. Adding the Crosstour to your garage just can’t be seen as a bad move, and millions of Honda owners will agree. If you’ve been thinking about a used or new Honda in San Antonio, Benson Honda has an entire lot full of great Honda choices. Our friendly, qualified staff can help answer your questions or get you moving on a test drive. Stop out today!

Honda CR-Z Mugen Concept Car

Honda CR-Z Mugen concept car. Benson Honda San Antonio, TexasConcept car becoming more and more social, seen more often

Mugen has extended its insane ability to perfect after-market vehicles to the hybrid Honda CR-Z. Debuted in July, the Mugen of Japan prototype has many features that would leave the best Honda enthusiast entertained. Benson Honda, the one of the best Honda dealers in San Antonio, is impressed and we’re a bit curious if Honda will produce a similar model.

While we’re happy to wait to find out, the CR-Z Mugen concept continues to be seen more and more often. For instance, in the front lawn of Lord March during the Goodwood Hillclimb. To achieve the true Mugen transformation of the CR-Z, Mugen took a standard CR-Z and added many go-fast improvements.

These include:

  • Twin center-exit exhaust
  • Carbon fiber bodywork and underbody tray
  • Carbon bonnet, passenger doors and rear tailgate
  • Forged 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Four-piston calipers
  • Reworked suspension
  • Vented bumper

The interior features a race-developed information screen which monitors chassis and engine data. This addition also provides navigation and audio capabilities. On top of all that, the high-tech kit monitors the Mugen CR-Z’s driving around two laps and then further provides data related to future laps.

While Benson Honda, or any dealership, won’t be seeing this Mugen concept car as Honda doesn’t have current plans to manufacture it, we have a lot full of great Hondas.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a hybrid, four door sedans or a used car in San Antonio, Benson Honda is your number one Honda dealership in Texas. When you’re taking a look around the lot, leave your car with our service department. Our service center can provide one the best oil changes in San Antonio. Stop out, take a look, get an oil change or just browse on our website—you won’t be disappointed in our selection of new and used Hondas in San Antonio.

2012 Honda CR-V Concept Will be Stunning

Honda 2012 CR-V Concept Tom Benson Honda San Antonio TexasTop-selling CR-V gets new style

For the past four years the Honda CR-V has been selling at record pace and its popularity is world-wide. Whether it’s ranking well and earning awards, the CR-V continues to improve and its fifth year won’t be an exception. At Benson Honda, the best Honda dealer in San Antonio, Texas, we love the CR-V and we’re happy to share this news.

The CR-V has been the best selling SUV in the United States since 2007. This concept CR-V simply takes all those award winning details and puts them in line with what 2012 is demanding from automobiles. And, without skipping a beat, Honda has added distinctive improvements in style for the upcoming year’s CR-V model. The CR-V Concept: Improved, sleek grill Multi-reflector headlights Aerodynamic design Improved three-dimensional design 5-spoke machined alloy wheels More defined SUV design, showing capabilities Reduced body weight Improved fuel efficiency Redesigned interior "The 2012 CR-V Concept introduces the exterior styling for the more sophisticated and dynamic design of the upcoming production model," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda.

"Long considered the benchmark for packaging and user-friendly design in the small SUV segment, the all-new CR-V will offer an added dimension of style, amazing interior versatility and Honda's latest technologies for convenience and refinement."

Manufactured in Ohio, the Honda CR-V ranks high in J.D. Powers Initial Quality Study, year after year. Even the plant where the CR-V is manufactured ranks for high quality.

To see the CR-V Concept model, you can go to the Orange County International Auto Show in Californina this September. But, to get your hands on a new or used Honda in San Antonio, Texas, today—stop out at Benson Honda. We have the latest and greatest Honda you’ll find!