2016 HR-V vs. 2015 XV Crosstrek in San Antonio

Has the 2016 Honda HR-V struck your fancy? If it has, you may be researching the new Honda and researching some of its competitors, like the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. And you’ve probably landed on this post because you’re wondering how the HR-V and XV Crosstrek compare and contrast. Well, Benson Honda has the answers you need!

Let’s begin by exploring the XV Crosstrek’s advantages. Its standard all-wheel drive is a plus for some drivers. The HR-V offers all-wheel drive but doesn’t come with it standard. The XV Crosstrek also has a fuel tank that’s a bit larger than the HR-V’s, and it has some other extras the HR-V doesn’t come with like fog lights, a roof rack, and heated exterior mirrors.

The XV Crosstrek may be the winner for outdoorsy types, but, overall, we think the 2016 HR-V is the more versatile and appealing vehicle for most drivers (even those who like to adventure off road). What gives the HR-V a major edge over the XV Crosstrek is that it’s smaller (about 6.1 inches shorter and over 200 lbs. lighter) and still manages to offer more room for passengers and cargo. Smaller cars are easier to maneuver, and spacious cars are more comfortable and convenient. The XV Crosstrek just isn’t designed as intelligently as the HR-V, and so it doesn’t make good use of its bigger size.

In addition to the HR-V’s advantages mentioned above, it also comes with some other things that give it an edge over the XV Crosstrek. These include: standard six speed manual transmission (vs. the XV Crosstrek’s standard five-speed), a maintenance minder system, and blind spot mirrors.

Is the 2016 HR-V growing on you even more now that you’ve learned about how it compares to the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek? Check out our models at Benson Honda!


2015 Fit vs. 2015 Soul in San Antonio: How the Fit Shines

Benson Honda is back with a new car comparison. In this post, we’ll be giving you some important information to help you compare the 2015 Honda Fit and the 2015 Kia Soul. Specifically, we’ll be providing some key details regarding how the new Honda Fit outshines its Kia competitor. Here are some things to love about the new Fit in comparison to the new Soul:

– With active head restraints, the Fit helps prevent whiplash injury. The Soul doesn’t have active head restraints.

– The Fit also has other important safety specs like daytime running lights and blind spot mirrors. The Soul doesn’t have these either.

– The Fit’s five-year corrosion warranty doesn’t have any mileage limitations. The Soul’s ends after five years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first).

– The Fit provides optional continuously variable transmission, which gives it a leg up in comparison to the Soul. The Soul doesn’t provide continuously variable transmission as an option.

– The Honda Fit is easier to maneuver because it’s 200 lbs. lighter and 3 inches shorter than its Kia competitor.

– The 2015 Fit’s rear seats recline, and the 2015 Soul’s don’t.

– Fit models with automatic transmission offer remote vehicle starting systems. No Soul models offer this useful feature.

– The new Fit EX-L has a GPS navigation system that includes real-time traffic updates. The Soul’s available navigation system can’t provide real-time traffic updates.

Want to learn more about your 2015 Honda Fit options? Take a look at our models at Benson Honda!


2015 Honda Fit vs. 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage in San Antonio

If you’re looking for a subcompact car, you’ve probably noticed that sometimes these small cars don’t offer quite as much in terms of frills as larger cars. They’re priced pretty low in comparison too. That doesn’t mean you have to totally settle for less when you invest in a subcompact car, though. One subcompact car in particular, the 2015 Honda Fit goes above and beyond in its class. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of its top competitors, but over here at Benson Honda, we don’t think the Mirage can hold a handle to the HR-V.

First of all, the HR-V has all these safety features that the Mirage doesn’t: active head restraints, daytime running lights, a standard backup camera, and blind spot mirrors. Plus, the Fit outperformed the Mirage in IIHS as well as NHTSA crash tests.

The Fit also handles better than the Mirage. Its tires are larger, which add extra traction. Additionally, it has front and rear stabilizer bars and a longer wheelbase than its Mitsubishi rival. All of this makes a difference in terms of handling. Oh, and did we mention that the Fit also stopped shorter in Car and Driver brake tests?

Ergonomically, the new Honda Fit is definitely the champ of these two cars too. It has more space for occupants and a lot more space for cargo thanks to its Magic Seat, which folds flat into the floor. The Fit also stands out with standard smartphone integration and standard Bluetooth. Bluetooth costs extra for Mirage owners, and the Mirage doesn’t come with smartphone integration.

So, what are you waiting for? Get to know the new Honda Fit at Benson Honda!