Find the Best of the Best at Benson Honda


Honda on Car and Driver Magazine 10 Best Cars Benson HondaAlthough Honda often finds its way on to the “best of the best” lists, it is definitely something the company, and we at Benson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, never tire of.

Car and Driver Magazine recently named the 2012 Honda Accord 4-cylinder and the 2012 Honda Fit as winners in the annual 10 Best Cars competition.

It is the 26th time the Accord has won the award – in the 30 years that Car and Driver has held the competition, and the most than any other car in the award’s history – and the sixth time the Fit has been honored – once for each year it has been on the market.

“The Car and Driver 10 Best Cars awards document a proud history of great cars in America over the last 30 years,” said John Mendel, the executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. “Honda is honored to again have two of our vehicles included among the best of the best.”

The Fit has been sold in the United States since 2007, and the Accord was introduced in 1982.

It’s hard to ignore the quality craftsmanship, great resale value, safety features and high fuel economy that is evident on all of Honda’s vehicles, and this recognition is validation of that fact.

At Benson Honda, a premiere Honda dealer in San Antonio, we hope you will check out our lot of new and used Hondas and see that through the years, Honda has focused on quality and customer satisfaction. Take one of the vehicles, maybe the Honda Fit or Accord, and we can guarantee you will be impressed. It might just have to be your Christmas present to yourself.

We hope to see you soon!

Benson Honda Revs its Engines for 2012


2012 Honda Civic Natual Gas Benson HondaBenson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, is proud to announce the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas was recently named the 2012 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal, a designation that recognizes both its environmentally friendliness, as well as some new updates in its construction.

Benson Honda is excited to tell you about the use of high-strength steels on the Honda Civic Natural Gas, which also played a part in the car’s recognition as a best of the year.

About 55 percent of the car’s steel is higher strength, compared to 50 percent in recent models, which reduces the car’s weight while also enhancing safety and lowering the car’s life cycle emissions. Steel production emits 1/20th to 1/5 the carbon dioxide of alternative materials, and it can be recycled.

“Advanced high-strength steels allow automakers to offer the very best in crash safety, while also saving weight, leading to improved fuel economy,” said Ron Krupitzer, vice president of automotive applications for the Steel Market Development Institute. “Steel’s unique strength and forming properties enable the Civic to achieve excellent crash protection without negatively impacting styling.”

The 2012 Civic Natural Gas, the fifth generation of the vehicle, is the only assembly-line produced natural gas passenger model manufactured for sale in the United States.

Just in time for Christmas, come over to Benson Honda and see what you could be driving next year. Check out our lot of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, or get your vehicle serviced by our knowledgeable and friendly service team.

Our customer service is as award-winning as our products, so come check it out for yourself. We hope to see you soon!

Grab an Award Winning 2012 Honda Odyssey at Benson Honda


2012 Honda Odyssey Benson Honda San Antonio TXA Honda vehicle, from Benson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX, is a great deal when you first buy it, and continues to be a great deal — even when you are ready to trade it in for a new one.

American Honda Motor Company Inc. recently announced that ALG has awarded Residual Value Awards to the 2012 Odyssey minivan and the 2012 Fit sub-compact.

Benson Honda is proud to be a part of the Honda family, and excited to share this news with you.

“We are delighted to receive two Residual Value Awards from ALG for the Fit and the Odyssey,” said John Mendel, the executive vice president of sales for American Honda. “From the smallest to the largest, Honda vehicles are designed to provide class-leading quality, feature content and value to our customers.”

The award honors vehicles that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after three years, and Honda’s vehicles are well known for their high resale values.

ALG is a provider of residual value information in the automotive industry.

The Honda Odyssey won the Best Minivan category for the second year in a row, and the Fit won the sub-compact car category for the fourth consecutive year.

Honda has won 24 model awards and six overall brand awards from ALG since 2001.

At Benson Honda, we are happy that Honda’s craftsmanship, quality and affordability is being noticed in the industry.

We strive to provide the customer service that Honda customers expect. Check out our lot of new and used Hondas, quiz our friendly sales staff or take your car to our experienced professionals in our service department.

We want to be your go-to car dealership from the time you purchase your vehicle to the time you are ready to upgrade.  Stop out and see why we’re the premiere new and used Honda dealer in San Antonio.

2012 Hondas are Green and So is Benson Honda


2012 Honda Natural Gas Civic Benson Honda San Antonio TXThis holiday season, wear red and go green with the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas.

The car was recently named the Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show – a big accomplishment for the fifth generation vehicle – and at Benson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX, we can’t keep the news to ourselves.

“This, to Honda, is everything,” said Michael Accavitti, the vice president of marketing for American Honda Motor Company. “Environmental awareness is right in our wheelhouse.”

The Civic Natural Gas, which was first introduced in 1998, gets 38 miles per gallon on the highway. Its gas tank can be filled at home, and a tank of compressed natural gas can last for about 240 miles. Even with the big benefits for the environment and your wallet, the Civic Natural Gas comes with a small price tag.

“The Civic Natural Gas is not only a great vehicle, it also demonstrates Honda’s commitment to provide a variety of alternatives to gasoline,” Accavitti said.

It is the only assembly-line produced natural gas passenger model manufactured for sale in the U.S., and natural gas is almost exclusively domestically sourced. Natural gas costs about 30 percent less than gasoline.

“There is no other vehicle like the Civic Natural Gas on American highways, and this recognition has been a long time coming for Honda,” said Rob Cogan, the editor of the Green Car Journal.

Judges included representatives of green groups like the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and Global Green USA.

It’s never been a better time to be a part of the Honda family, so come over to Benson Honda, the premiere Honda dealer in San Antonio, TX, today and take any of our new or used Hondas out for a test drive. You just might decide it’s time for an early Christmas present to yourself!