2015 Toyota Rav4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio TX


How do you choose the perfect crossover SUV? Sometimes you know exactly what you want, but other times you need to weigh your options. Benson Honda is a big believer in doing side-by-side comparisons of rival vehicles to find out which one has more to offer. Let’s look in-depth at two remarkable crossover SUVs: the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Toyota Rav4!

 

2015 Honda CR-V

  • A “Top Pick Plus” safety rating from the IIHS
  • The title of 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year
  • A recommendation from Consumer Reports based on reliability, safety, and performance
  • Available HondaLink Assist, which uses GPS technology to stay connected to emergency personnel
  • A 4-cylinder engine that produces 9 more horsepower and 9 more lbs.-ft. of torque than the RAV4’s 4-cylinder engine
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • A maintenance-free battery
  • Quicker acceleration, according to Motor Trend
  • Better fuel economy ratings from the EPA (based on estimates)
  • Standard CVT (which isn’t offered by the RAV4)
  • Larger front brake rotors, which improve stopping capabilities
  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering
  • 2 cubic feet of extra space for passengers
  • A standard locking glove box
  • Rear A/C vents

 

2015 Toyota RAV4

  • Whiplash-injury-lessening seats
  • An optional cross-path warning system
  • Larger standard tires than the CR-V
  • A wheelbase that’s 1.6 inches longer than the CR-V’s

 

It’s clear to us who offers more when it comes to crossover SUVs – and that would be the 2015 CR-V in San Antonio TX! Can you just not wait to get your hands on the wheel of this new car? Come see us at Benson Honda today!

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2016 Chevy Spark vs. 2016 Honda Fit in San Antonio TX

You’re exploring your options for a brand new vehicle, and there are lots to choose from. On top of that, the 2016 model year is a huge year for new cars, and Benson Honda has plenty in stock. The decision to buy a new car can get a little overwhelming, so we want to help you out! Today we’re going to compare two rival new cars: the 2016 Chevy Spark and the 2016 Honda Fit in San Antonio TX!

2016 Honda Fit in San Antonio

  • 6 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat up
  • 7 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat folded down
  • Standard front stabilizer bar to keep the Fit flat and controlled when turning corners
  • 130 horsepower
  • 6 gallons of fuel capacity
  • 6-speed manual transmission (standard)
  • 5 Kiplinger awards
  • “Best Overall Value” award by Intellichoice
  • Standard power locks on all models
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Standard LED brake lights
  • Security system with remote entry
  • 12-volt power outlets
  • Standard Bluetooth wireless connectivity and HandsFreeLink
  • USB Audio Interface
  • 5-inch color LCD screen (on LX)
  • 7-inch High-Res Display screen (On EX and above)

2016 Chevy Spark in San Antonio

  • 1 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat up
  • 2 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seat folded down
  • No front stabilizer
  • 98 horsepower
  • 9 gallons of fuel capacity
  • Available manual transmission up to 5-speeds
  • No Kiplinger or Intellichoice awards
  • Power locks are only available on the Spark LT

The 2016 Honda Fit in San Antonio appears to be the best choice when it comes to choosing a new car! Go ahead, check out your Fit options on our site or come in the Benson Honda store to get behind the wheel of this fun yet practical Fit!

Crossovers in San Antonio TX: 2016 Honda Fit vs. 2016 Chevy Sonic

There are so many crossovers in San Antonio and so little time! How can you choose a car without knowing which one is the best fit for you? No fear, Benson Honda is your go-to car research dealership. We are giving you all of the details on two rival crossovers in San Antonio, TX: the 2016 Honda Fit and the 2016 Chevy Sonic. Let’s find out which is the better choice!

Safety

The Fit and the Sonic have similar top safety ratings, which is great because generally subcompact cars aren’t known for their safety. They both received a 5-star rating for the NHTSA front crash test for the driver and passenger and 5-stars for the Front and Rear seats of the NHTSA side impact test. However similar they may be, The Fit has Active Head Restraints, which protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. The Sonic doesn’t offer this protection. This proves helpful because in the NHTSA test, the Fit’s neck compression was almost 30 pounds less force than the Sonic.

Reliability

The Fit’s warranty is better than the Sonic’s, with unlimited amount of miles versus the Sonic’s 100,000-mile cap. J.D. Power and Associates have ranked Honda as a company for 5th in reliability, and Chevrolet is ranked 9th, because it has 7 more problems per 100 vehicles than Honda does. Better rank, less problems!

Fuel Economy & Transmission

According to the EPA test cycle, the Fit has better fuel mileage than the Sonic. The Fit gets an average of 29 MPG in the city and 37 on the highway*, while the Sonic only gets 26 MPG in the city and 35 on the highway*. You could be saving money and the environment in the Fit! A part of the efficient engine could be credited to the Fit’s transmission, which offers continuously variable transmission meaning it takes no “steps” between gears to help keep the engine at max efficiency!

Space

As far as cargo and passenger space go, the Fit has the Chevy Sonic in Waco beat. The Fit has a total of 5.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Sonic. Long trip ahead in the near future? The Fit’s rear seats recline for passenger comfort and to allow more room for storage. With the rear seat folded, the Fit has 52.7 feet of cargo space while the Sonic only has 47.7 cubic feet.

So, now when you’re looking at crossovers in San Antonio TX, you’ll know that the 2016 Honda Fit undoubtedly outshines the 2016 Chevy sonic in space, fuel economy, reliability, safety and more! Be a smart car shopper – test-drive the new Honda Fit at Benson Honda today!