2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. 2016 Honda HR-V in San Antonio

Are you on the hunt for the perfect crossover? Your search ends at Benson Honda, because we have some incredible crossovers for you to fall in love with! But first, you’ll need to weigh your options before you make a car purchase, so your researching ends here, too! Today we’re comparing two rival crossovers: the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2016 Honda HR-V in San Antonio. On your mark, get set, let’s compare!

When it comes to safety, both vehicles are fairly equal. Both the Outlander Sport and the HR-V come equipped with standard frontal, front-side impact, side-impact driver/passenger airbags, four-wheel anti-lock breaks, traction control, electronic stability systems and available all-wheel drive. However, the HR-V stands out just a little with its blind spot mirrors that use wide-angle convex mirrors mounted in the corner so you won’t miss a thing in your blind spot. The Outlander sport doesn’t have this system at all.

As far as passenger and cargo space goes, the HR-V has the Outlander beat. The HR-v has almost 3 more cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat up, and almost 10 more cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded. If you choose the HR-V, you won’t have to worry about leaving something behind on your next trip because of lack of space! In addition to more cargo space, the HR-V also has more passenger space than the Outlander Sport (2.6 more cubic feet, to be exact). Your cargo, and your precious cargo, will be much more comfortable in the Honda HR-V in San Antonio!

If you’re looking for an ultra reliable car, Honda has a history of being more reliable than Mitsubishi in several different ways. Firstly, there are 69% more Honda dealers than Mitsubishi dealers so should you ever have a problem with your HR-V, there’s a good chance you’ll find a dealer near by to quickly and efficiently help you out. Secondly, J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study showed that Honda ranks 8th in initial quality, while Mitsubishi ranks 30th. J.D. Power and Associates also conducted a dependability survey of owners with three-year-old vehicles and showed Honda ranks 5th while Mitsubishi ranks 15th.

The choice is clear, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport just doesn’t compare to everything that the 2016 Honda HR-V in San Antonio has to offer! If you agree, we’d love to see you in our Benson Honda showroom to see one for yourself or even take a test drive! See you soon!

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How the 2016 Honda Fit Beats the 2015 Kia Rio in San Antonio

So, you’re checking out subcompact car options and have found a few great contenders. With so many options, how do you choose? Firstly, you decide what features are important to you, but secondly, you need to compare the vehicles you’re considering side-by-side. Benson Honda wants to make your life a little easier so we’ve done all the in-depth research for you! Today we’re comparing the 2016 Honda Fit and the 2015 Kia Rio in San Antonio and will tell you why the Fit is the better option of the two!

Honda Fit in San Antonio

  • Active Head Restraints to prevent whiplash occurring during a collision
  • Blind spot mirrors with wide-angle convex mirrors attached
  • Overall 5-star NHTSA crash safety test
  • 5-star rating for both driver and passenger in the NHTSA crash test
  • Overall “Acceptable” rating in the IIHS 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash test
  • Easy access to be serviced as there are 61% more Honda dealers than Kia dealers nationwide
  • Offers continuously variable transmission which keeps that engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy
  • Standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations
  • 7 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • Reclining rear seats
  • With rear seat folded, the Fit has 52.7 feet of cargo space
  • Standard remote vehicle starting system
  • Standard power windows
  • Standard Bluetooth wireless
  • 5 “Kiplinger” Awards
  • Recognized by Intellichoice as “Best Overall Value”

Kia Rio in San Antonio

  • 4-stars overall in the NHTSA crash test
  • 4-star rating for both driver and passenger in the NHTSA crash test
  • Received an overall “Marginal” rating in the IIHS 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash test
  • 4 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • No reclining rear seats
  • 1 “Kiplinger” Award
  • Not recognized by Intellichoice

With better safety ratings, more passenger and cargo space and recognized for more awards, the 2016 Honda Fit beats the 2015 Kia Rio in San Antonio by a landslide! Stop in for a test drive today to test out one of the all-new Fit models at Benson Honda, we’d be more than happy to get you in the driver’s seat.

2015 Nissan Altima vs. 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio


If you’re looking for a reliable, safe and stylish sedan, you’ve come to the right place! Benson Honda wants to make sure that you get not only the best price for a new car, but the best new car possible. Today we’re comparing the 2015 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio to see which one outshines the other!

As far as safety features go, the Accord has significantly more offerings. Firstly, there is the optional Collision Mitigation System which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision. However, if the driver doesn’t react quickly enough, the breaks are applied at full-force to reduce impact or avoid the collision all together! The Accord also has Daytime Running Lights that will increase the chance of other vehicles seeing your car, even in the daylight.

If you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg after you already purchase the vehicle, then you better go with the 2016 Accord, because it’s proven to be more reliable than the Altima. Consumer Reports predicts that the Accord’s V6 reliability will be a whopping 77% better than the Altima’s V6. That’s pretty significant if you ask us! In addition to that, Honda overall is ranked above Nissan in reliability with Honda in 5th and Nissan in 12th.

Aside from safety and reliability, the 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio has some fun extras and capabilities. For example, the Accord can tow up to 1000 pounds, and unfortunately, the Altima can’t tow at all. The Accord comes standard with adjusting windshield wipers that regulate with rainfall, automatic headlights, standard dual zone AC and adaptive cruise control.

How is the 2016 Honda Accord in Waco looking now? Seems like it’s the better choice of the two sedans! If you’d like to see it for yourself, come stop by Benson Honda and one of our associates would be happy to help you out!