2016 Nissan Rogue vs. 2016 Honda CR-V in San Antonio TX


We’ve talked sedans and minivans in the last few comparisons, and now Benson Honda is moving on over to SUVs! SUVs are becoming one of the most reliable car out there, and not to mention their effort in becoming more fuel efficient is proving successful. If you’re looking for something safe, reliable and stylish, we’re here to uncover which one is for you! Today we’re comparing the 2016 Rogue and the 2016 Honda CR-V in San Antonio.

Starting with safety, one of these SUVs stands out and that would be the 2016 CR-V! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts several studies for safety, including a front crash prevention system test. The CR-V’s Collision Mitigation Braking System was rated “Superior” with 5-point score, while the Rogue scored only 1 point and rated as “Basic.” In the NHTSA 35 MPH crash test, the CR-V took away a 5-star overall rating while the Rouge fell short with only 4-stars. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the CR-V was a “Top Pick Plus” for safety in 2015, when the Rouge was only a standard “Top Pick” in 2015.

What’s the point of having an SUV if you can’t be the most powerful on the road? The CR-V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cylinder engine cranks out 185 horsepower, and can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 8.5 seconds! The Rouge, you ask? With only 170 horsepower, it takes a minimum of 9.1 seconds to reach 60 MPH. The CR-V proves to be mightier.

If you have several passengers with you the majority of the time, or even if you just like having a little extra room in your vehicle, the CR-V beats out the Rogue on this aspect, too. The CR-V has more cargo area with the rear seats folded, and even has a switch to automatically lower the rear seats! No more pushing, pulling and breaking a sweat just to get that rear seat to lower. The Rouge only has manual seat lowering, so putting that seat up and down will constantly be a feat. It’s a win-win situation in the CR-V!

Is it as obvious to you as it is to us? The 2016 Honda CR-V in San Antonio blows the 2016 Rogue out of the water! With higher safety ratings, more power and roomier cargo and passenger space, the CR-V is the way to go. Head on over to Benson Honda for a test drive in this incredible SUV!

2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio TX

Benson Honda is here with another 2016 Honda Civic comparison – and this time we’re comparing it with one of the hottest sedans on the market, the 2016 Mazda3. Although both vehicles have a lot to offer, only one will offer everything you need and more, and we’re here to find out what that is! With out further adieu, let’s compare the 2016 Mazda3 with the 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio!


2016 Honda Civic

  • Standard driver and passenger airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable shoulder belts and rear view camera
  • Honda is ranked 14th in the J.D. Power initial quality study
  • The Civic has smart airbags so when a child is sitting in the passenger seat, the airbags will not deploy at full force and injure the child
  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Optional Lane Departure Warning System
  • Blind spot mirrors with wide-angle convex
  • EX/EX-T/EX-L/Touring have standard HondaLink Assist with a GPS response system
  • 158 horsepower
  • Zero to 60 in 7.2 seconds
  • 41 MPG on the highway* with the 2.0 4-cylinder 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Cap-less fueling system which avoids evaporation that causes pollution
  • EPA certified as a “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle”
  • Standard “hill holder feature”
  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering
  • 1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk
  • Remote vehicle starting system
  • Available heated rear seats
  • Standard automatic headlight on/off feature


2016 Mazda3

  • Standard driver and passenger airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable shoulder belts and rear view camera
  • Mazda is ranked 23rd in the J.D. Power initial quality study
  • 155 horsepower
  • Cap-less fueling system not available
  • 4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk
  • Available front heated seats
  • Automatic headlight on/off feature available for an additional cost


With smarter safety and technology features, more cargo space and overall better quality, the 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio wins this Benson Honda car comparison. We invite you to take the all-new Civic for a test drive to see how great it is in person! Any of our associates will be happy you let you take it for a spin.

New Cars in San Antonio: 2016 Civic vs. 2016 Jetta


There’s nothing better that that clean, new car smell – are we right? If you been in the market to buy a brand new car, you’ve landed on the right page. Benson Honda is here to show you how out all of the new cars in San Antonio, the 2016 Civic is the one to buy! What makes it so great? We’ll break it up into 5 reasons for you.


  1. Better safety features than the 2016 Jetta.

With the 2016 Civic, you can drive knowing that you’re keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. The 2016 Civic has speed sensors AND seat sensors that will deploy the smart airbags with different levels of force depending on how fast you are going, and what size the person in the front seat is. Not to mention the optional lane departure warning system that alerts an inattentive driver that they are cruising into the wrong late.

  1. Made to be higher quality.

Honda has a name for quality, and it doesn’t stop with the 2016 Civic. Honda was named 14th in initial quality by J.D. Power while Volkswagen was way down the list at number 23. On a similar note, the 2015 survey of 3-year-old car owners, Honda was ranked 5thin reliability, and Volkswagen, again down the list, as 21st.

  1. Unbeatable fuel economy.

Volkswagen may have been called out recently about cheating on the American air pollution tests, but Honda is doing quite the opposite. The 2016 Civic gets 31 city/42 hwy MPG* on average. The Jetta? 28 city/39 hwy MPG* and on top of that requires premium fuel.

  1. Room for everyone.

Did you know the Civic is rated a Mid-size car by the EPA? The Jetta is only considered a Compact car because it is much smaller. In fact, you’ll notice that the Civic has 3.7 cubic feet more passenger room than the Jetta does. In addition to that, the Civic’s trunk lift-over height is 26.8 inches and the Jetta’s is 28.2. This makes loading items in the Civic much more accessible.

  1. Top-of-the-line technology.

The Civic, unlike the Jetta, offers a remote starting system, which allows you to start the vehicle from inside of the driver’s house so your car is nice and toasty by the time you enter. And speaking of toasty, the Civic and Jetta both offer front heated seats, but the Civic Touring makes heated seats available to those passengers in the rear seats! Heated rear seats are not even an option in the Jetta.


Do we have you convinced? When it comes to new cars in San Antonio, you’ll want to invest in the 2016 Honda Civic for several reasons. When you’re ready to seal the deal, stop by Benson Honda for a test drive! We’ll be happy to get you in the driver’s seat of this amazing car!





* Based on 2012-2016 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.