Benson Honda has Long Lasting Hondas for You

Benson Honda San Antonio TXEven across the ocean, Honda is being recognized for being a car that is made to last.

A new study in the United Kingdom by researchers at potholes.co.uk found that Hondas are the most resilient cars when it comes to running over pesky potholes.

Here at Benson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, we know it is a pain when your car gets damaged by a poorly paved road, and this research reinforces our belief that a Honda is the way to go when buying a new or used car.

The website, which is set up by a warranty provider called Warranty Direct, looked over tens of thousands of policies to see which brands were least and most susceptible to damage from potholes.

Less than 2 percent of Hondas in the policies analyzed had axle or suspension damage from potholes or other problems on the road.

“As councils struggle to solve the pothole problem, consumers can at least be smart about their vehicle of choice,” said Duncan McClure Fisher of Warranty Direct. “We’ve found some cars have an uncanny ability to absorb the jolts.”

The study found Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz and Land Rovers to be the most susceptible to damage from potholes with more than 10 percent reporting damage each year.

With winter in full swing, potholes are unfortunately a given. There’s not much you can do about that, but according to this study, there is one way to at least keep the damage at bay: buy a Honda.

Visit Benson Honda, the premiere Honda dealer in San Antonio, and our friendly sales staff will help you find the Honda that is perfect for you. Take it for a test drive, and feel free to hit a few potholes. With a Honda, you don’t need to be worried about lies down the road.

We hope to see you soon!

2013 Honda Accord Concept Turns Heads with Advanced Technology

More Honda Technology to Hit the Streets of San Antonio

Automakers traditionally beef up their concept vehicles for auto shows, but rarely deliver the same technological advances once the cars hit the highways. Honda is an exception with its Honda Accord Coupe Concept, revealed at the North American International Auto Show. Benson Honda, a premier Honda dealership in San Antonio, TX, awaits the arrival of the 2013 Accord.

According to an article on MSN Autos, “Honda’s “concepts,” it seems less a vision of the future and more a preview of next year’s model.” Expected to hit the North American market in the fall of 2013, the Accord is newly designed with its 2.4-liter direct-injected, 181 horsepower four-cylinder, or a 3.5 liter SOHC V6 engines. The Accord offers a variety of powerplant options and will also be available as a plug-in hybrid with three modes: all electric, gasoline-electric and direct drive.

The all-electric Accord runs on a 120 kW motor powered by a 6 kWh lithium-ion battery, and is expected to have an electric-only range of about 15 miles with a top speed of 62 mph. Fully rechargeable, the Accord is ready for action in four hours with a 120-volt charger or in 1.5 hours using a 240-volt charger.

The coupe is also equipped with a lane departure warning system, blind spot warning technology and Forward Collision Warning technology for “enhanced driver safety, visibility and security,” says Honda.

The 2013 Honda Accord strives to take technology, performance and safety to the level. Benson Honda looks forward to the all-new coupe. For more information about the dealership’s vast selection of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX, check out the dealership online or on-site today.

Cars.com Names 2012 Honda Pilot Family Car of the Year

2012 Honda Pilot Makes Great Family Car in San Antonio, TX

Cars.com Names 2012 Honda Pilot Family Car of the Year

Cars.com Names 2012 Honda Pilot Family Car of the Year

The Honda Pilot SUV received a variety of upgrades for 2012, and its improvements have been paying off. Benson Honda, a premier Honda dealership in San Antonio, TX, is happy to announce that the Pilot has received the Cars.com “Family Car of the Year” award. The vehicle has also earned a reigning spot in the “USA Today, MotorWeek and Cars.com $37k and Under SUV Shootout.”

“We’re delighted to see the eight-passenger Pilot’s versatility and family-friendly attributes recognized with this prestigious award,” said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of product planning, American Honda Motor Co. “The newly refined and more fuel-efficient Pilot provides real value and surprising sophistication for anyone shopping in the segment.”

The Pilot has been given a sleeker front-end design, enhanced interior features and improved fuel economy. Capable and efficient, the Pilot is equipped with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology and is able to earn 25 mpg on the highway, perfect for transporting an active family safely and efficiently. Its powerful i-VTEC engine offers 250 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque.

The Pilot’s entertaining technology, interior flexibility and enhanced safety features gave the Pilot a competitive edge. The vehicle also offers endless amounts of storage and cargo space to keep families organized throughout their busy days.

According to Cars.com, “The Pilot has a nice balance of size, roominess, efficiency and versatility for even the busiest of families. Parents juggling life, work and multiple kids’ soccer teams while trying to maintain a sense of sanity…will have a true partner in the Pilot.”

Benson Honda congratulates Honda for receiving yet another prestigious award for its 2012 Honda Pilot. For more information about the dealership’s vast selection of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX, visit Benson Honda online or on-site today.

Benson Honda Awaits Arrival of New Honda Plant in Ohio

Benson Honda Awaits Arrival of New Honda Plant in Ohio

Benson Honda Awaits Arrival of New Honda Plant in Ohio

Benson Honda Awaits Arrival of New Honda Plant in Ohio

Benson Honda is a premier Honda dealership in San Antonio, Texas. The dealership is enthusiastic to announce that Honda plans to build a new facility in Ohio to make the Acura NSX supercar.

Revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the rejuvenated NSX should be available within the next three years. Originally produced in Japan from 1990 to 2005, the sports car has not been sold for over five years.

Expected to be designed and built with fresh performance capabilities, the NSX will be designed and built in central Ohio. Acura expects that the vehicle’s production and improvements will require a great deal of talent.

“It says a lot that we’re willing to bring a marquee vehicle like the NSX to Ohio and say we have the engineering talent and capabilities here to do it,” Jeff Conrad, Acura’s vice president, said according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

According to Plain Dealer, Conrad said many people at Acura are excited to bring back the NSX. He said the company hopes to build its brand around offering high-tech, powerful cars that offer great fuel economy, and the NSX can be a symbol for that goal.

“It never got out of our bloodstream. It’s something we’ve been thinking about for a long, long time,” said Conrad.

The new facility will create a number of new jobs for the Buckeye State, which will help the area’s strained economy. “It’s exciting, obviously, for our state. The auto industry is coming back. It’s the sector that’s creating jobs,” said Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Benson Honda celebrates Honda’s decision to bring more jobs to Ohio with the construction of its new plant. For more information about the vast selection of new and used Hondas is San Antonio, visit the dealership online or on-site today.

Benson Honda Makes Leap List with 2012 Honda CR-V

Benson Honda Makes Leap List with 2012 Honda CR-V

Benson Honda Makes Leap List with 2012 Honda CR-V

Benson Honda Makes Leap List with 2012 Honda CR-V

Benson Honda is a leading Honda dealership in San Antonio, TX. Ads for the 2012 Honda CR-V have recently aired, which remind prospective customers to make a list of things to do before taking on life’s milestones, such as marriage or starting a family.

“The all-new 2012 CR-V is here, and it’s designed to help you get to that list of things you always said you’d do before taking life’s next big leap. Like hiking the Appalachian Trail. Or learning the drums. Or shooting a short film. So if marriage is right around the corner, make a Leap List today. And get going on it in the completely-redesigned 2012 CR-V,” says Honda.

Designed for adventure and exploration, the CR-V will help anyone accomplish his or her Leap List. A 185-hp, DOHC, i-VTEC engine offers the most horsepower and torque of any CR-V engine yet. A smooth ride, the CR-V is equipped with Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. This helps the vehicle react quickly to a loss of traction, ensuring safe travel in any climate.

The fresh CR-V is a stylish, athletic, and comfortable vehicle ready for action. With Eco Assist technology, the eco-friendly vehicle goes from great to exceptional. The most efficient CR-V in existence, the vehicle takes drivers from one adventure to the next without sacrificing sustainability and balance. A functional interior offers plenty of space for the driver, passengers, and all necessary adventure gear.

Benson Honda offers several new and used Hondas in San Antonio, TX. Make your own Leap List today and stay updated with San Antonio’s premier Honda dealer for more information on the 2012 Honda CR-V.

Whether you want to climb Mount Everest, fly around the world or bungee jump, the Honda CR-V will help you cross everything off your list.

Honda: Safety for All.

 

Benson Honda Honda Accord Top Safety PickBenson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, is proud to share the news that Honda made an impression on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, who recently released its list of top safety picks, which included the new models of the Honda Accord.

The list includes 115 vehicles – 18 of which are new to the list this year. The institute tests the vehicles to see how safe they are in the case of a front impact, side impact, rear impact or roll-over crash.

Ten of the 18 newly listed vehicles are from Honda, which is credited to the vehicle’s roof strength, which must be twice as strong as current federal standards to receive a “good” rating in the list.

“The automaker buckled down and upgraded roofs on 10 models that missed winning last year because of rollover protection,” said Adrian Lund, the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Honda now has winners in seven vehicle classes, showing that no matter what type of vehicle you pick from Honda, from a small sedan to the Ridgeline pickup truck, it is a safe bet.

At Benson Honda, we are excited to see that Honda’s quality craftsmanship and safe vehicles are popping up on awards lists everywhere. Honda is a brand you can trust, and at Benson Honda, we strive to offer customer service that matches the quality of our products.

Come over and quiz our friendly sales staff or get your car serviced by our trustworthy and dependable service team. No matter what your vehicle needs, we can help. Check out our lot of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, and take one for a test drive today.

We hope to see you soon!!!

Top Safety Pick Honda Accord at Benson Honda

 

Benson Honda Honda Accord Top Safety PickBenson Honda, the leading Honda dealer in San Antonio, is proud to share the news that Honda made an impression on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, who recently released its list of top safety picks, which included the new models of the Honda Accord.

The list includes 115 vehicles – 18 of which are new to the list this year. The institute tests the vehicles to see how safe they are in the case of a front impact, side impact, rear impact or roll-over crash.

Ten of the 18 newly listed vehicles are from Honda, which is credited to the vehicle’s roof strength, which must be twice as strong as current federal standards to receive a “good” rating in the list.

“The automaker buckled down and upgraded roofs on 10 models that missed winning last year because of rollover protection,” said Adrian Lund, the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Honda now has winners in seven vehicle classes, showing that no matter what type of vehicle you pick from Honda, from a small sedan to the Ridgeline pickup truck, it is a safe bet.

At Benson Honda, we are excited to see that Honda’s quality craftsmanship and safe vehicles are popping up on awards lists everywhere. Honda is a brand you can trust, and at Benson Honda, we strive to offer customer service that matches the quality of our products.

Come over and quiz our friendly sales staff or get your car serviced by our trustworthy and dependable service team. No matter what your vehicle needs, we can help. Check out our lot of new and used Hondas in San Antonio, and take one for a test drive today. 

We hope to see you soon!