New SUVs in San Antonio, Texas: 2016 Honda Pilot vs. 2016 Ford Explorer

Benson Honda is the right choice to buy your next new SUV! Which one are you going to buy? There are so many new SUVs in San Antonio, Texas, but so little time. Let Benson Honda help out and save you some valuable time. We’re going to compare two rival SUVs to make sure you make the right choice. How will each measure up?

2016 Honda Pilot

  • Offers a Collision Mitigation Braking System to warn driver of potential collision ahead
  • Engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is in heavy traffic situations and auto starts again when the driver is ready to move again to save fuel and ultimately save you money
  • The Honda Pilot in San Antonio has a 19.5 gallon fuel capacity, almost a full gallon more than the Explorer
  • 9-speed automatic on the Honda Pilot Touring/Elite (Explorer only has up to 6-speed option)
  • Easier to maneuver and park because it is 3.8 inches shorter than the Explorer and 400-550 pounds less
  • Pilot has 8 passenger seating (1 more person than the Explorer can hold)
  • Middle and third row seats recline
  • Able to tow 1500 more pounds than the Ford Explorer
  • Total 109.2 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Aerodynamic styling
  • Hands-free tailgate lift
  • LED Headlights

2016 Ford Explorer

  • Front wheel drive and four-wheel antilock breaks
  • Available 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Available hands-free, foot-activated lift-gate
  • Standard airbags
  • 6 gallons of fuel capacity

Anyone can see that the 2016 Honda Pilot is by far the top choice between these two new SUVs in San Antonio, Texas. Do you agree? If so, we’d love to see you behind the wheel of this unique and powerful SUV! Stop by Benson Honda today for a test drive.

2015 Toyota Highlander vs. 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio

Interested in purchasing a new crossover SUV in the San Antonio area? You’ve landed on the right page because Benson Honda is your crossover expert! We recently compared two mini crossovers, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Honda HR-V. Now, we’re onto the SUV crossover class, which includes the 2015 Toyota Highlander and the 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio! Let’s see which one has more to offer.

The Highlander and the Pilot have similar safety features that include driver and passenger airbags, side-impact head airbags and four-wheel antilock breaks, just to name a few. However, the Pilot Touring/Elite has standard Parking Sensors to warn driver of obstacles that they might not immediately recognize, which makes it stand out in terms of safety. Those Parking Sensors could really make a difference!

In addition to more superior safety features, the Pilot also gets better fuel efficiency than the Highlander. The Pilot has an engine control system that shuts half of the engine’s cylinders down to increase efficiency, and turns the engine off when you’re stopped in traffic to save fuel and reduce pollution. The Highlander doesn’t have this engine control system.

Whether you carpool on a regular basis, go on frequent extended trips or just want to be stress-free during the next move, the Honda Pilot in San Antonio is the crossover for you. It has 8 more cubic feet of passenger space than the Highlander does, so not only will your passengers be comfortable, but you can fit an entire person more . And, with the second seat folded, the Pilot has 109 cubic feet of space while the Highlander only has 83.7 cubic feet. That’s a 25.3 cubic foot difference, which could make the difference on whether or not you have to call your husband’s brother’s roommate to bring his truck to pick up your new furniture piece. Speaking of trucks, they aren’t the only ones that can tow a large load. The Highlander can tow up to 1,500 pounds and the Pilot can tow a whopping 3,500!

It’s not difficult to decipher who is the real crossover SUV superhero here. It’s the 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio! Lucky for you, we have plenty in stock. Stop by our Benson Honda store today to take a spin in the all-new Pilot or to just shop around, we’d love to see you!

2015 Kia Soul vs. 2016 Honda Fit in San Antonio


Exploring your options for subcompact cars in San Antonio? There are several different car brands to choose from, which only means one thing – you need to do your research. At Benson Honda, we understand that research can be even more time consuming than the entire car-buying process, so we’ve done the hard work for you! Today we’re doing a side-by-side comparison of two rival subcompact cars: the 2016 Kia Soul and the 2016 Honda Fit in San Antonio!

2016 Honda Fit

  • Daytime Running Lights for added visibility even during daylight
  • Active Head Restraints protect the driver and front passenger during rear-end collisions
  • 5-star rating for both driver and passenger in the NHTSA front crash test
  • Unlimited mileage on the 5-year corrosion warranty
  • Engine at maximum efficiency level with its optional continuously variable transmission
  • Reclining rear seats for optimal comfort during long drives
  • Navigation plus real-time traffic updates to get you to your destination the quickest way possible
  • Standard automatic headlight on/off feature
  • Resell value of 46% to 49% after 5 years
  • Won 5 Kiplinger awards and honored with the recognition of “Best Overall Value” by Intellichoice
  • Earned a California Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle emissions rating*
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Eco Assist is standard on every Fit with a CVT to let you know how efficiently you’re driving
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls so you have the power to make phone calls, select or change music and more in your car at your fingertips

2015 Kia Soul

  • 5-star rating for the driver and 4 –star rating for the passenger in the NHTSA front crash test
  • 100,000 mile limitation on the 5-year corrosion warranty
  • Navigation system, but real-time traffic updates are at an additional cost
  • Automatic headlight on/off feature available at an extra cost
  • Resell value of only 33% to 36% after five years
  • 2 Kiplinger awards, no award from Intellichoice

There you have it, folks! Looks like the 2016 Honda Fit in San Antonio is unmatched in this rivalry. It’s pretty on paper, but it’s even more perfect in person! Come see it today at Benson Honda and one of our helpful associates will be glad you get you in the driver’s seat.