Honda Wins Multiple Awards Including Best Overall Brand

Best Overall Brand of 2013

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Honda was voted Best Overall Brand in 2013 by Kelley Blue Book.

It is no surprise that in past years, Honda has won multiple awards for their brand as well as their superior vehicles. The results for 2013 have come in and it is yet another great year for Honda.

This year, the Kelley Blue Book awarded the Honda brand with three awards that we at Benson Honda could not be any more excited about. Honda was voted Best Overall Brand of 2013, the most prestigious of all the awards given by KBB. They also received the award for Most Trusted Brand for the second year in a row, and Best Value Brand for the third consecutive year. Continue reading

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HondaLink App Opening Up at Benson Honda

HondaLink App

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The HondaLink EV app helps to keep track of your electric battery power.

Picture yourself in an unfamiliar city. Somewhere way north of San Antonio. It’s December and freezing cold. You’re driving around and you need a cup of coffee badly, but you want to try something local, something amazing. With HondaLink you can find that place without ever taking your eyes off the road.

The HondaLink app, which was tested in the 2013 Honda Accord, will now be making a more significant appearance in Honda’s models. It is just another way that Honda is rewarding their loyal customers. HondaLink works with your smartphone to stream information and environment into your car. What makes this technology so awesome is that it is all hands free. Continue reading

Reduce Your Environmental Footprint with Honda’s Earth Dreams Engine

2014 Honda Earth Dreams Engine

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The Earth Dreams technology has been implemented for fuel-only cars, as well as hybrids.

Honda only implemented their Earth Dreams technology in a few of the 2013 model engines, but their belief in the technology is strong. After seeing the fuel economy ratings of the 2014 models, all which have Honda Earth Dreams engines, our trust in their performance is just as strong here in San Antonio. A $215 million investment was just put into the Ohio plant where powertrain technologies and a technical training center will soon be built. That means even better efficiency in the near future. As if they weren’t efficient enough already. Continue reading

Comparing the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In with the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In vs 2013 Ford Fusion Energi

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The 2014 Honda Accord offers three modes of driving: normal, sport and ECON.

Discussing hybrid and electric-only vehicles have been a top priority for us at Benson Honda in San Antonio. That’s because Honda continues to release these options in models which never offered them before. This shouldn’t scare you away. Instead we want you to become informed about these eco-friendly options and hopefully adapt to them.

Often the best way to see what hybrid or electric vehicle may be best for you is to put two models side by side. We wanted to compare two vehicles which have been popular in the switch to hybrid technology. Today we bring you the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In vs 2013 Ford Fusion Energi. Continue reading

Avoid Future Car Problems With These Ingenious Tips

Car Life Hacks from Benson Honda

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Toothpaste can really work some magic on those foggy headlights.

Everyone knows that there is nothing more annoying than when you get a scratch in your car. Some people take their car in immediately to buff it out, but others may just leave it there. You may be surprised to know that there is a simple car life hack for that. Granted you can find a color to match your car, you can hide scratches with nothing but a little nail polish.

Sometimes we run into certain dilemmas in life that can seem so hard to solve, when in actuality the solution is simple. All it takes is a little ingenuity. At Benson Honda in San Antonio, we decided that we would put together a short list of some ingenious ideas which you can use to make a quick fix or avoid future problems. Continue reading

The Wait for Honda’s Release of the Third Model of the Year is Over

2014 Honda Accord Coupe Release Date

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The Accord Coupe went on sale today. It has been completely revamped on both the inside and outside.

Honda’s excitement about hybrid and electric-only vehicles has been contagious. Here at Benson Honda we have been trying to keep you updated with the latest information about the new models. What we haven’t told you much about is the fuel-only 2014 Honda Accord in San Antonio. Well there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you don’t have to wait any longer for the Honda 2014 Honda Accord Coupe Release Date. That’s because it went on sale today. The bad news is that we haven’t given you too much information about it, which is why we’re going to give you all the juicy details right now. We realize that we’re a little late, but you’ll have to forgive us. The Accord is one of Honda’s most prized possessions, so it’s no surprise that they kept information about it a little more private than the other models. Continue reading

Ridgeline Production Will Take a Short Break for Redesign

Waiting for the 2014 Honda Ridgeline in San Antonio

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The 2013 Honda Ridgeline. Photos of the 2014 model have not been released yet.

Something we admire, and what our customers love about the Honda Ridgeline is how it is unlike any pickup trucks currently on the market. One of our favorite features here at Benson Honda is the sleek truck bed design, an innovation which distinguishes the compact pickup as a Honda. As with the other 2014 models yet to be released by Honda, we are really anticipating getting the 2014 Honda Ridgeline in San Antonio.

However, recent news has surfaced that the Ridgeline will be taking a break for a little while. Honda has announced that they will be suspending production of the model in September of next year to work on its redesign. Don’t get too worried though, this does not mean that they have given up on the Ridgeline. According to their production schedule, they will pick up with production in the second half of 2016. Continue reading