The Honda Fit – a safe car for man and…kitten?

2013 Honda Fit

Make sure that any animals on board ride inside your vehicle.

Now we knew that the Honda Fit was a safe small car, but this is getting a little ridiculous. You may have heard this one, but we were struck by the story of the kitten in a Honda Fit. As the story goes, a 3-week old kitten survived a 1,000 mile road trip (from Oregon to California) under the hood of an unsuspecting owner’s Honda Fit. After continuing to hear the sound of a kitten but unable to actually find it, the owner of the car sought out some professional help who located the little cat. Luckily, all ended well as the kitty was completely unharmed. Continue reading

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Honda vehicles continue to hold their value down the road

Cars that Hold their Value

2013 Honda Civic

2013 Honda Civic

It’s a fear for anyone that buys a new car. “It’s going to lose value once I drive it home.” To a certain extent, there is no avoiding this truth. But there are definitely cars on the market where this fear can be greatly limited. Two great examples of cars that hold their value can be found right in the Honda lineup at Benson Honda. They are the Honda Civic and Honda Odyssey – and they recently received the 2013 Best Retained Value Award from respected car authority Edmunds.com. Continue reading

Could the glass in car windshields be changing?

car windshield

A clear view – what more could you want?

You probably don’t put much thought into the materials that make up your car’s windshield. It’s some form of glass and you can see out of it – not much else really matters. The current car windshield is typically made up of two panes of glass with a plastic layer in between that holds everything in place. That’s why a windshield keeps its place inside the vehicle even when it is broken. But while we may not have major complaints with our windshields, it is possible big changes could be coming in the form of Gorilla Glass car windshields. Continue reading

Honda encourages efficient car buying

Honda Fit EV engine

The Honda Fit EV is ready for the fuel mileage ratings of the future.

Honda is continuing its dedication to making more efficient vehicles. And the company is also doing more to get these efficient vehicles into the hands of consumers. This can be seen by the recent move by the brand to make it even more affordable to lease a Honda Fit EV. For those that don’t know, this is the electric version of the popular Honda Fit in San Antonio. By making it more affordable, Honda is hoping to allow consumers to stretch their dollars even further. After the payments, consumers don’t have to worry about buying gasoline for the vehicle since it is all electric. Continue reading

Honda family vehicle options are soaring in popularity

Honda Family Vehicle Options

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V

It seems the world is catching on to the Honda family vehicle options. When sales were tallied for May, it was found that the Honda CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey all posted outstanding numbers. It’s really no surprise, as these three models represent the versatility that many families need around the country. Here at Benson Honda, we’ve seen a similar increase in interest in these models. Continue reading