7 Reasons to Love the 2015 Civic Over the 2015 Golf

Getting to know 2015 compact cars better but having trouble getting the clear, succinct info you need? Let Benson Honda help you navigate your way through all the information and into the compact car of your dreams! If you’re considering the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 VW Golf, here are some key things we believe you should know about how the Civic has an edge over the Golf:

  1. The Civic boasts more impressive ergonomic features than the Golf, including a remote vehicle starting system as well as GPS navigation with real-time traffic updates.
  1. The Civic’s blind spot mirrors help keep you safer on the road when you’re changing lanes. The Golf doesn’t offer blind spot mirrors.
  1. The VW Golf only offers manual and automatic transmission. The Civic, on the other hand, offers the option of continuously variable transmission, which boosts fuel efficiency and engine performance.
  1. Front and rear stabilizer bars and fully independent front and rear suspensions allow the Civic to handle better than the Golf in many driving situations. The Golf doesn’t have a rear stabilizer bar or fully independent suspensions.
  1. Car and Driver tested the brake performance of the Civic and the Golf, and they determined that the Civic stopped shorter after both 60 and 70 mph. This means the Civic is more likely to offer responsive braking when you need it.
  1. The Civic’s standard maintenance minder system helps you keep track of when you need to get your vehicle serviced and is a convenient feature that the Golf doesn’t have.
  1. With smartphone integration for its SE, EX, and EX-L trim levels, the Civic further distinguishes itself. The Golf doesn’t have smartphone integration for any of its trim levels.

Are you ready to get cozy in the front seat of a 2015 Honda Civic and give it a try on the road? Come take a test drive at Benson Honda!

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2015 CR-V vs. 2015 Edge in San Antonio

At Benson Honda, a lot of people come into our dealership and ask us how the 2015 Honda CR-V compares to the 2015 Ford Edge. The two cars are definitely popular choices among crossovers. To help you understand how they differ, we’ve outlined some of their individual perks. Here’s what you should know:

2015 CR-V: Most Noteworthy Perks

  • Amazing safety additions that the Edge doesn’t offer for specific trim levels: collision mitigation braking, HondaLink Assist, and an adaptive cruise control system
  • A “Top Pick Plus” safety distinction from the IIHS
  • Better reliability than the Escape, according to Consumer Reports
  • Standard continuously variable transmission, which enhances acceleration as well as fuel economy
  • A turning circle that’s between 3.5 feet and 4.5 feet tighter than the Edge’s
  • A body that’s 450 to 550 lbs. lighter, which means better maneuverability
  • A standard locking fuel door
  • Better value retention than the Edge, according to Kiplinger’s
  • Recognition from Consumer Reports and Motor Trend for its top performance and overall value, while the Edge was not recognized by these major publications
  • Much better sales records than the Ford Edge during 2014

2015 Ford Edge: Most Noteworthy Perks

  • Larger standard tires than the CR-V, which can have a positive effect on traction
  • Noise cancellation technology
  • The ability to tow up to 3,500 lbs. vs. the CR-V’s 1,500 lb. towing capacity
  • A wider track (width between wheels) than the CR-V, which can improve handling

If you believe the new Honda CR-V is a better fit for you, please check out the CR-V models we have at Benson Honda!

2015 Civic vs. 2015 Sentra in San Antonio


Benson Honda is back with another car comparison. This time around, we’ll be examining how the 2015 Honda Civic and 2015 Nissan Sentra compare. There are a number of things that distinguish both of these vehicles. Here are their highlights in comparison to each other:

The New Civic’s Highlights

  • A standard safety system to help prevent whiplash injury
  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Blind spot mirrors
  • A better fatality history and better performance in IIHS safety tests
  • A standard 4-cylinder engine that produces 143 horsepower vs. the Sentra’s 130 horsepower
  • Faster acceleration to 30, 60, and 80 mph, according to Motor Trend
  • A title of “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” from the EPA vs. the Sentra’s title of “Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle”
  • For superior ride and handling, fully independent front and rear suspensions
  • An optional two-door body style
  • A maintenance minder system
  • A handy remote vehicle starting system

The New Sentra’s Highlights

  • Standard six-speed manual transmission vs. the Civic’s available five-speed manual
  • Larger standard tires than the Civic
  • A wheelbase that’s 1.2 inches longer
  • 3 extra cubic feet of space for occupants

Which are do you think is a better match for your unique needs as a driver? If you think it’s the Civic, make sure you check out the Civic models at our San Antonio Honda dealership and get in touch with us if you want to take a test drive! We look forward to working with you to help you find the compact car of your dreams!