Honda CR-V in San Antonio: 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

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In our last article, we outlined some of the incredible new things the 2015 CR-V brings to the table. Now, we’re back with another update about the 2015 Honda crossover. Benson Honda is thrilled to announce that the new CR-V was recently named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year!

Motor Trend only considered SUVs that were redesigned for 2015. Some of the SUVs considered included the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 Subaru Outback, the 2015 Porsche Macan, and the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. In order to thoroughly assess all of the participating SUVs, Motor Trend representatives considered the design, engineering, performance, efficiency, safety, and value. The new CR-V received high marks in all of these categories.

Motor Trend claimed that impressive updates to the CR-V’s engine and its chassis as well as its new CVT were some of the many compelling reasons they chose to honor the CR-V this year. As we mentioned previously, the CR-V’s engine now includes Earth Dreams technology, which improves its overall efficiency.

Motor Trend also recognized the CR-V’s available lane departure warning system, lane-keeping assist system, and adaptive cruise control. These high-tech safety features all make use of self-driving car technology to help drivers avoid potential issues on the road.

Come see just how much the 2015 Honda CR-V shines at Benson Honda! We’ve got a number of 2015 CR-V trim levels for you to check out that offer distinct advantages. If you’re looking for a crossover, why not consider the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year?

Presenting the 2015 CR-V in San Antonio

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Guess who’s headed to Benson Honda in San Antonio? The newest version of everybody’s favorite crossover: the 2015 Honda CR-V! The new CR-V is redesigned, and we think it’s pretty awe-inspiring. Here are a few things we think you should know about how the crossover has changed for the 2015 model year:

  • The 2015 CR-V with front-wheel drive now has a combined fuel economy rating of 29 mpg, a city fuel economy rating of 27 mpg, and a highway rating of 34 mpg. These amazing fuel economy ratings are practically unheard of in its class. (Based on EPA estimates. Use for comparison only. Mileage will vary).
  • The CR-V’s signature 5-speed automatic transmission is swapped out for CVT in the 2015 model. This improves the crossover’s fuel efficiency as well as the way its engine performs.
  • For those looking for a little extra luxury and pizzazz, Honda’s added a Touring trim level to the 2015 CR-V’s trim options. This deluxe trim features a suite of highly innovative safety features, including a lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and a forward collision warning system.
  • All trims of the 2015 CR-V get an updated grille, chrome accents, and updated, fierce-looking alloy wheels. Plus, interior updates include a center console armrest, telescoping sun visors, and a 7-inch touchscreen.
  • Like previous CR-V models, the 2015 CR-V has a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine. Unlike previous models, the new CR-V’s engine has an Earth Dreams upgrade, which enhances its performance and fuel efficiency.

Want us to let you know when the 2015 CR-V hits our showroom floor? Contact us at Benson Honda!

How the 2015 Accord in San Antonio Outshines the 2015 Altima

Benson Honda is here with a new car comparison to help you pick the perfect 2015 vehicle for your lifestyle and needs. If you’re thinking about both the 2015 Honda Accord and the 2015 Nissan Altima, we’ve got the 411. Here’s a brief overview of the advantages the new Accord offers in comparison to its Nissan competitor.

  • The Accord EX-L and Touring models come with standard collision warning systems. The new Altima isn’t equipped with this high-tech safety technology.
  • With daytime running lights, the 2015 Accord is easier to see on the road than the 2015 Altima, which doesn’t have daytime running lights.
  • The EPA considers the new Accord a “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle,” while the new Altima is only a “Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle.”
  • Consumer Reports, Motor Trend, Road & Track, and Car and Driver all assessed that the 2015 Accord stops more responsively than the 2015 Altima.
  • Front and rear gas-charged shocks take handling up a notch in the new Accord. The Altima’s shocks aren’t gas-charged.
  • The Accord’s 15.8 cubic foot trunk is bigger than the Altima’s 15.4 cubic foot trunk.
  • The new Accord can tow up to 1,000 lbs. The Altima can’t tow any loads.
  • With a maintenance free battery, the Accord offers more convenience than the Altima, which doesn’t have this type of battery.
  • Dual zone air conditioning is standard in new Accord models. This feature is only available at higher trims in the Altima.
  • Kiplinger’s estimates that the Accord retains 40% of its original price after five years, while the Altima only retains 35% to 39%.
  • The Accord outsold the Altima by 15% during the 2013 model year, and it’s expected to outsell its competitor again in 2014 and 2015.

If you want to learn more about either the 2015 Honda Accord or the 2015 Nissan Altima, let us know at Benson Honda! We have more information about how these two compare. And, if we’ve piqued your interested in the 2015 Honda Accord, we hope you’ll get in touch with us to check out our available models!