2015 SUV in San Antonio: 2016 Honda Pilot Revealed!

2016 Pilot San Antonio

Benson Honda recently reported some details about the 2016 Honda Pilot. We’re happy to report back that we now know a whole lot more about the new Pilot! Honda officially unveiled the new Pilot at the Chicago Auto Show this morning, and they informed us of a number of amazing updates to the SUV. Here are some of the updates you can anticipate from the redesigned, next-generation Pilot:

– A totally restyled interior and exterior, with a less boxy and more elegantly curved body on the outside and soft-touch materials on the inside

– LED taillights and a bolder new fascia

– New 20-inch wheels that will take handling to a new level

– Phenomenal interior flourishes like a panoramic roof, ambient lighting, a reversible cargo lid, and a one-touch, walk-in seat feature for enhanced access to third row seats

– High-tech extras like push button start, a 115-volt outlet, an AV socket, two headphone jacks, five USB audio interfaces, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and HDMI input

– An available rear entertainment system with increased screen resolution and added Blu-ray compatibility

– An available all-new navigation system with better graphics, live search capability, and terrain and freeway signs

– A revamped 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine that includes Earth Dreams technology

– Your choice of either 6 speed automatic transmission or 9 speed automatic transmission

– A suite of advanced safety features, including lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and Honda LaneWatch

And these are just some of the highlights of what the 2016 Honda Pilot will offer. If you want to learn more about the new Pilot or any of the 2015 Honda models on the market, get in touch with us at Benson Honda!

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2015 Minivans in San Antonio: How the Odyssey Beats the Town and Country

Looking for a minivan that offers your family everything you need and more? Both the 2015 Honda Odyssey and the 2015 Chrysler Town and Country fit the bill. However, only one of these minivans truly stands out. At Benson Honda, we think the Odyssey takes the cake in its class. Here are some reasons why:

  • The Odyssey has safety extras like daytime running lights and available collision and lane departure warning systems. The Town and Country doesn’t offer these distinguishing safety specs.
  • The new Honda Odyssey was one of the few minivans named a “Top Safety Pick Plus” by the IIHS. The Town and Country did not earn this title.
  • The new Honda Odyssey boasts an available in-vehicle vacuum for its Touring trim level. The Town and Country doesn’t offer this super handy feature.
  • Consumer Reports predicts that the 2015 Odyssey will be 31% more reliable than the 2015 Town and Country.
  • Motor Trend found that the new Odyssey accelerated faster than the new Town and Country in speed tests.
  • The Odyssey’s larger tires give it better traction than the Town and Country.
  • The Odyssey’s 18-inch wheels also give it an edge in terms of handling in comparison to the Town and Country’s 17-inch wheels.
  • Fully independent suspensions and speed sensitive power steering also enhance handling in the Odyssey. Without these features, the Town and Country may be more difficult to maneuver.
  • The Odyssey seats 8 passengers, while the Town and Country only seats 7.
  • Computer-generated active noise cancellation keeps the Odyssey quieter than the Town and Country, which doesn’t have this feature.
  • According to Kiplinger’s, the Odyssey offers a superior resale value to the Town and Country. And Intellichoice estimates the Odyssey’s five-year ownership costs are less than the Town and Country’s.

Ready to get to know the 2015 Honda Odyssey better? Get behind the wheel of one at Benson Honda!

2015 Fit in San Antonio: 5-Star Safety Rating

2015 Fit San Antonio

Benson Honda is here with some very exciting news about the 2015 Honda Fit! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just finished fully testing the new Fit in their rigorous series of crash measures, and the Fit passed with flying colors! In fact, the NHTSA gave the new Honda Fit an overall safety rating of 5 stars. This is the top score given by the government testing administration, and it’s quite an honor for the Fit!

Because of their small bodies, it’s hard for subcompact cars to ace crash tests. The Fit, however, goes above and beyond with its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. It did exceptionally well in front and side-impact crash tests administered by the NHTSA.

The 2015 Honda Fit is also an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. In order to receive this title, the Fit had to perform well in a number of rigorous safety measures. The IIHS and the NHTSA are the two major safety-testing organizations in the U.S.

The Fit’s comprehensive suite of safety features also gives it a distinctive edge in terms of safety. Things like a standard rearview camera, motion-adaptive electric power steering, hill start assist, blind spot mirrors, and available Honda LaneWatch set the Fit apart from the competition.

Interested in a subcompact car that stands out from the pack as a safety leader, that’s earned prestigious accolades from both the NHTSA and the IIHS? Consider the 2015 Honda Fit at Benson Honda! Let us know if you want to test drive a Fit soon! We’re ready to hand over the keys!