2015 Accord in San Antonio: Latest Accolades

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Benson Honda is excited to announce that the 2015 Honda Accord is joining the 2015 Honda CR-V is an award-winner! We recently reported that the 2015 Honda CR-V was named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, and now the 2015 Accord has earned some recognition to further help distinguish the 2015 Honda lineup! Car and Driver named the new Accord one of the 2015 10Best Cars!

This is the 29th time Car and Driver has given the Accord a spot on their 10Best Cars list. In fact, the Accord is the vehicle that has appeared on the list the most times of any vehicle! This is definitely quite an honor and a testament to how highly Car and Driver thinks of Honda’s flagship mid-size car.

Car and Driver cites the Accord’s efficient transmission options, steering capabilities, and playful suspension as some of the reasons they believe the vehicle is a top pick. Additionally, they mention the Accord’s excellent sales record as another compelling reason the Honda is a winner. On average, around 300,000 to 400,000 Accord models are sold each year. The Accord is definitely a favorite among consumers, and the 2015 Accord is expected to fare just as well as its predecessors in terms of sales!

Interested in learning more about Accord trim levels and options in San Antonio? We encourage you to browse our inventory online and reach out to us at Benson Honda if you have any questions about the new Honda Accord. We look forward to hearing from you!

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6 Winter Tips from Your San Antonio Honda Service Center

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We’re pretty lucky to benefit from relatively mild winters here in San Antonio. Still, it’s a good idea to take a few steps to properly prep your vehicle for the coldest season. Here are six winter tips from Benson Honda to help you set you and your vehicle up for a stress-free winter on the road:

1. Put together an emergency kit.

If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to stock your vehicle with a flashlight, some drinking water, a first aid kit, and jumper cables. These items can be useful during any season.

2. Change out your wiper blades.

If you know it’s been a couple of years and they’re worn down, change them out. This is an inexpensive way to save you some trouble when rain, snow, and ice try to get in your way on the road.

3. Test out your heating system.

Turn on your car’s heat and see how long it takes to warm up the vehicle. Oh, and test out your defogging/defrosting system too. If your heating system doesn’t seem to be in good working order, consider getting it fixed up.

4. Switch out your car’s weak battery.

If you’ve had your car’s battery for over four years, it’s probably a good idea to switch it out. Likewise, if you’ve had battery issues recently, or if your vehicle makes hesitation sounds when you start it up, you should consider getting a new battery. Freezing temperatures can be tough on a battery that’s already weak.

5. Take a good look at your tires.

Is their tread worn down? Do they look a little deflated? Figure out whether you need new tires now before you get in a tricky situation on an icy road.

6. Think about a wheel alignment.

If you notice the way your vehicle handles is a little off, or if you notice your car naturally veers to one side if you’re not careful, you may want to look into a wheel alignment. If your vehicle’s wheels are properly aligned, it’ll perform a lot more responsively on slick or icy roads.

Need some extra help with your Honda to help prepare it for winter? Schedule a service appointment with us!

2015 Crossover SUVs in San Antonio: 2015 CR-V vs. 2015 Rogue

Researching the benefits of both the 2015 CR-V and the 2015 Nissan Rogue? You’ve found the right place! Benson Honda is here with a quick guide to what they offer in comparison to each other. Check it out:

2015 Honda CR-V: Things to Love

  • Named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year
  • Offers available collision mitigation braking system and HondaLink Assist
  • Has a turning circle that’s 2.1 feet tighter than the Rogue’s
  • Comes with way more cargo room than the Rogue: 35.2 cubic feet vs. 9.4 cubic feet
  • Is equipped with rear seats that fold automatically with the touch of a button
  • Comes with a standard locking glove box
  • Can tow up to 1500 lbs., while the Rogue can only tow up to 1000 lbs.
  • Has a telescoping steering wheel for extra comfort
  • Offers available memory seats
  • Offers available adaptive cruise control
  • Outsold the Nissan Rogue by 64% during the 2014 model year

2015 Nissan Rogue: Things to Love

  • An optional around-view monitor (as opposed to the CR-V’s rearview monitor)
  • Slightly larger tires than the CR-V, which may improve traction
  • Optional seating for 7, while the CR-V offers seating for 5
  • The Rogue’s wheelbase is a little longer than the CR-V’s (106.5 inches vs. 103.1 inches), which may improve handling

At Benson Honda, we think you can’t go wrong with the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. If we’ve convinced you there’s more to love about the new CR-V than the competition, we hope you’ll take a look at the available CR-V models at Benson Honda!

Presenting Our New Facility and Construction Sale in San Antonio!

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Benson Honda is excited to offer you some information about the construction of our new building as well as our Construction Sale! American Honda has been updating their corporate image for the past seven years, and our new facility will be aligned with Honda’s innovative, eco-friendly image. It will be a Generation 3 Honda facility, which means it will meet the latest standards set by American Honda to improve customer satisfaction, reduce energy consumption, and enhance the way we do business.

Our construction crew is hard at work to design a facility that helps achieve greater sustainability and helps improve our overall effectiveness to comply with Generation 3 facility standards. Once the building is complete, we’ll be the first Generation 3-aligned dealership in the San Antonio area!

Our new building will have multiple TVs and customer computers for you entertainment and enjoyment. There will also be a quiet section of our waiting area for customers who wish to work or read while they wait. Plus, there will be plenty of snacks and refreshment options in our waiting area’s café!

Our new building will also give us the extra space we need to park over 400 new and pre-owned vehicles on our lot. Not to mention, we’ll have the space for 500 additional vehicles at our offsite storage lot. Combined, this will allow us to have the best selection of vehicles in the San Antonio area.

Additionally, our new facility’s LED lighting system will save energy and offer better lighting for those looking at the vehicles on our showroom floor. These are just some examples of what’s to come in the new year!

Our shiny new building opens January 2015 for vehicle Sales and March 2015 for Service. We can hardly wait!

To celebrate the construction of Benson Honda’s future building, we’d like to help you save on our 2014 Hondas. We’ve discounted most of our 2014 Honda inventory by $1,200 (or more). The best part is that this discount can be combined with existing factory incentives to save you even more! (Just keep in mind that the discount may vary on make and model). Our Construction Sale only lasts for a limited time. So, be sure to stop by our dealership today to save on your new Honda!