Looking Into the Safest Minivan Currently Available

Top Safety Pick+ Safety Standards

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Hopefully you never end up in this situation, but if you do, the Honda Odyssey is capable of keeping you safe.

We recently announced that the 2014 Honda Odyssey was the first minivan to receive the newly coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but never really explained what that new title means. Sure, the label sounds good, but unless you really understand exactly what it took for the Odyssey to get it, it can be confusing. So let’s look at the Top Safety Pick+ safety standards. Continue reading

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The Best Battery for Your Hybrid or EV

Advantages of Lithium-Ion Batteries

These are the electric drive components of the Honda FCX Clarity. The lithium-ion battery is pictured on the left.

These are the electric drive components of the Honda FCX Clarity. The lithium-ion battery, pictured on the left, looks and works much different than a common lead acid battery.

If you’ve ever read anything about hybrids or fully electric vehicles, you’ve probably come across the term “lithium-ion battery.” If you’ve been reading the Benson Honda blog, you would know that this is the battery that serves as a power source in the majority of Honda hybrid and electric-only models. Out of the available car batteries, it’s the lithium-ion which tops the list benefit-wise, so let’s take a look at the advantages of lithium-ion batteries. Continue reading

Honda Provides Four Additonal Drive-Ins with Projectors

Honda’s Project Drive-In

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Ry Russell reacts as he finds out that he is the recipient of a new digital projector.

Last month we told you about Honda’s Project Drive-In, which is a national effort by Honda to save drive-in movie theaters by distributing digital projectors. Originally Honda had plans to give out a total of five projectors, but after more than 2.5 million votes were casted among the 150 qualifying drive-ins, Honda decided to extend their generosity. They recently awarded an additional four projectors, for a total of nine drive-ins saved. Perhaps the most exciting thing is that Honda still hasn’t shut down the project. The project’s website states “9 down 140 to go.” Continue reading

More Treats than Tricks Expected for Accord Hybrid Release

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Release Date

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A combined fuel economy of 47 mpg is just one of the treats that can be found in the Accord Hybrid.

We just recently told you about how the 2014 Accord Hybrid will be capable of an outrageous 50 mpg in the city, but there is some even more exciting news. The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid release date has finally been revealed. After returning from a one year hiatus, Honda has announced that the fuel-efficient four-door sedan will hit showroom floors this Halloween, and we’re expecting it to bring more treats than tricks. Continue reading

2014 Honda Crosstour Officially Released for Sale

2014 Honda Crosstour Release Date

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The design of the 2014 Honda Crosstour is unlike any other crossover SUV available.

There is some great news for all of the Crosstour lovers out there. The wait for the 2014 Honda Crosstour release date is over. Yes, you read that right. Honda announced today that all eight trims of the unique crossover officially go on sale today, and here at Benson Honda we couldn’t be any more excited. The Crosstour is the fourth 2014 model to be released by Honda so far this year. Let’s take a look at all that the versatile crossover has to offer.

It’s hard not to spot the Crosstour, as its sleek and rugged design is unlike any other crossover SUV out there. The 2014 Crosstour will offer two engine options and available all-wheel drive. It’s capable of 31 mpg highway when the standard 2.4-liter engine is paired with the automatic transmission. For those looking for a little more power, the V-6 engine option offers 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque—an increase from the 4-cylinder of roughly 90 in both categories. Power like that in a crossover is rare. Continue reading

CR-V and Odyssey Two of the Best Bets for Used Cars

Used Honda in San Antonio

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Edmunds voted the Honda CR-V as the best bet for a used compact SUV/crossover.

Here at Benson Honda, we know that used cars are just as big of a concern as new ones, and with the amount of choices that exist out there, finding a reliable used car can be difficult. That’s why we’re going to make it easier for you to find the best deal on a used Honda in San Antonio. Though all of our new models are Honda vehicles, our used car inventory features many different makes and models. The two we’re going to focus on today, however, are Honda vehicles. That’s because the models won Edmund’s 2012 Best Used Car Bet Award in their segment. The awards were based on models over a span of six years. Every model year from 2005 to 2010 was accounted for. Let’s take a look at the winners. Continue reading

Benson Honda Extends Services to Surrounding Cities

Honda Dealer near Victoria, TX

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Benson Honda offers a variety of services to San Antonio and all surrounding cities.

If you live in San Antonio, you already know that Benson Honda offers the most trusted service in Texas.  If you live outside the city, however, don’t worry. We have some great news for you. Benson Honda services all cities in Texas. That’s right. If you’re looking for a Honda dealer near Victoria, TX, we have exactly what you need here. Whether you’re looking for a new or used car in Victoria, TX, or you need to service your current car, our professional staff has got you covered. Continue reading