Honda Insight Stays in San Antonio, Same Great Price


Benson Honda San Antonio TXHonda is constantly improving and passing the benefits onto its customers – without raising the price.

Honda recently unveiled its updated 2012 Insight hybrid, and Benson Honda, a leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX, will soon have them in stock. The car now has a fuel economy rating of 41 mpg in the city and 44 on the highway and features an enhanced interior and additional features, along with a lower starting price.

The Insight’s fuel economy is the highest of any new vehicle available with a MSRP starting under $20,000.

The car features five-passenger seating, aerodynamic styling and five doors. When it comes to saving gas, aerodynamics matter, and Honda kept that in mind with the sleek style of the vehicle. The exterior sports a more distinctive grille design, restyled front and rear bumpers, and changes under the vehicle, all of which account for a 2 percent increase in aerodynamic performance.

The headlight and brake light reflectors have been changed, and Insight and Insight LX models have 15-inch wheel covers. Inside the car, comfort is key. The redesign offers more leg and head room in the backseat, better beverage holders that can hold larger drinks and a more supportive front armrest. The ride is also quieter thanks to more insulation throughout the cargo area and vehicle.

The Insight is one of Honda’s diverse line-up of environmentally-friendly vehicles, including the Civic Natural Gas sedan, Civic Hybrid, CR-Z sport hybrid and Insight hybrid. Honda was named America’s “Greenest Automaker” for the fifth consecutive time by the Union of Concerned Scientists in late 2010.

Whether you are crunching numbers or saving the environment, the Honda Insight has you covered on both. Come visit Benson Honda’s lot of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX, and take one for a test drive today!

Honda Pilot Turns Heads in Shoot Out and in San Antonio, TX


Benson Honda San Antonio TXNo matter what type of vehicle you are looking for, Honda can provide it. No longer only known for its smaller cars, Honda is earning accolades for its models across the board.

Benson Honda, a leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX,  is proud to announce that the Honda Pilot recently beat out six other family SUVs in the Today/MotorWeek SUV Shootout.

The competition included the Pilot, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, 2011 Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Highlander – all vehicles in the $37,000 range that come with three rows of seating.

The Pilot scored No. 1 overall in the face-off, which took into account a car shopping family’s opinion for 25 percent of the vehicle’s total score, votes from auto journalists for 65 percent of the score and fuel economy for 10 percent of the score.

The 2011 Honda Pilot offers all the fun of a sports car with the safety and leg room of an SUV.

With its power tailgate, eight-passenger seating, rearview camera, 25 mpg highway, navigation shystem with voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free link, song by voice, a rear entertainment system, passengers feel like they are riding in class.

Safety is still Honda’s number one priority, and that shines through in the Pilot’s craftsmanship. The SUV offers four-wheel drive, vehicle stability assist, and front and side airbags with rollover sensors. Also, every Honda Pilot is made with an acoustic windshield with double-pane glass to keep the clamor of the outdoors where it should be.

Benson Honda, the premier Honda dealership in San Antonio, TX, has Honda Pilots priced to sell on its lot. The Honda Pilot was named the 2011 Annual True Cost to Own SUV, and starts at $28,470.

Come check out our lot of new and used Hondas and find out why Honda is getting worldwide attention for its vehicles. You won’t be disappointed.

All-New 2012 Natural Gas Civic Production Begins


Benson Honda San Antonio, TX Honda Natural GasIndiana plant’s mass production of model underway

As the number of number of certified Civic Natural Gas dealers across the nation expands, Honda Manufacturing is working diligently to fill the environmental need of consumers.  Benson Honda hopes to be part of this expansion and as a leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, we’re proud to bring you this news.

Alternate fuel vehicles are taking more and more spots on the roads you travel every day.  From electric to natural gas, eyes everywhere are on how to improve individual’s impact on the environment.  Honda, through vehicle development and facility zero waste efforts, works very hard to ensure its brand’s carbon footprint stays where it belongs.

The Greensburg, Indian plant will be the only plant manufacturing the Honda Civic Natural Gas model.  Due to this, the plant recently added a second shift and new employees to meet the manufacturing goals.

.”We’re extremely proud Indiana is the home for this all-new Civic Natural Gas,” said Jun Nishimoto, HMIN President. “As the sole producers of the Civic Natural Gas, our associates in Greensburg are making an important contribution to Honda’s global effort to reduce CO2 emissions and advance the deployment of vehicles that can help the transition away from gasoline to cleaner and more sustainable alternative fuels.”

The 2012 Civic Natural Gas is the only OEM made natural gas vehicle in America and is the cleanest certified by the U.S. EPA.  Along with Honda’s hybrid, the natural gas model adds to Honda’s commitment to power vehicles with less pollution.

Whether you’re in the market this all-new model, a hybrid or a fuel efficient Honda, Benson Honda, a premiere Honda dealership in San Antonio, TX is your number one destination.  We have a great selection, knowledgeable staff and we’ve been waiting for you.  Come by today!

Four Honda Models Named Best Family Vehicles, Find Them at Benson Honda


Benson Honda San Antonio TXThe best of the best can be found at San Antonio, TX Honda dealership

At Benson Honda, a leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX, we are all too familiar with car shopping ups and downs.  The research that goes into picking out the best car can sometimes cause headaches.  When searching for a family car the stakes are just a bit higher, and let’s face it—you’re looking for a need, not a want.  Benson Honda is excited to share the news of four Honda models making U.S. News 2011 Best Cars for Families.

The following Hondas are on the list:

Honda Fit: “Best Subcompact Car for Families” and “Best Hatchback for Families”

Honda CR-V: “Best Affordable Compact SUV for Families”

Honda Civic: “Best Compact for Families”

Honda Odyssey: “Best Minivan for Families”

With all these models being known for reliability, durability and most importantly your family’s safety, Benson Honda is confident that our lot will provide a great selection for you.

Choosing the right family car can be the difference between a family road trip success and failure.  It can be the difference between the fighting kids in the back, being able to pack all the right things or just leaving it behind.  The 2011 U.S. News Best Cars for Families awards had this in mind when formulating its list.

To determine the best of the best, the team looked at data that ranked safety, ratings, and the overall cost of the vehicles. 

Whether you have a family that is fit for the Honda Odyssey or you’re family is the perfect fit for the Honda Fit, Benson Honda has it.  Our goal is to keep your family safe and keep the buying experience as painless as possible.  When it’s time for your family to move into a new or used Honda in San Antonio, we hope you’ll stop and see us!

Honda Civic Natural Gas Pricing Announced


Benson Honda San Antonio, TX Civic Natural GasIf you are looking for a new ride that combines your love of style, refinement and the Earth, look no further than the Civic Natural Gas.

Honda has recently announced availability and prices on the new model, and Benson Honda, a leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX, is excited to share the news with you.

“The Civic Natural Gas builds on the company’s 15-year legacy of offering viable, alternative fuel-powered vehicles by adding popular features and expanding its retail availability,” said John Mendel, the executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc.

The price will be right to buy one of these unique and Earth-friendly cars – Honda has announced the MSRP is $26,155 to start.

The Civic Natural Gas, which was once called the Civic GX, emits nearly no smog-forming particles and was called the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle by the EPA.

Drivers of the car will get a decal that qualifies them for the HOV carpool lanes in several states across the country, even when they are driving alone.

The car has a fuel economy rating of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The car will not only use the gas more efficiently, but it will save you at the pump. Throughout history, natural gas has cost about 30 percent less per gasoline-gallon equivalent at gas stations.

“Inherently clean-burning natural gas has a proven track record as an extremely low-emission, domestically produced transportation fuel,” Mendel said. “The new Civic Natural Gas makes it even more convenient to tap into this desirable and abundant resource.”

The car will be built in Indiana, making it the only natural-gas-powered vehicle originating in the United States.

Here at Benson Honda, the premiere Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX,  we are thrilled to see the new green cars that Honda is producing and we are along for the ride. Come check out our selection of new and used Hondas, and take one home today!