2016 Dart vs. 2016 Civic in San Antonio

So many cars out there and so little time! No worries – Fiesta Honda is here to your rescue and will make your next car-buying decision a breeze. Whether its old or new, black or blue, a sedan is a great choice for a new car and we’re exciting that you’re considering it for your next ride. We’re particularly fond of two popular sedans on the road today, the 2016 Dart and 2016 Civic in San Antonio and we’re about to show you how they measure up to one another!

The 2016 Honda Civic has a few more safety features than the 2016 Dodge Dart. For example, the Civic has vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors that alert the smart airbags in the Civic to deploy with different levels of force to protect passengers of different sizes. The Dart’s airbags deploy at full force every time. The Civic also has optional Collision Mitigation Braking System and a lane departure warning system. The Dart doesn’t have either of these as an option. Both vehicles have standard driver, passenger, side-impact, and side-impact head airbags.

Worried about space in a “compact car”? The Civic doesn’t feel so compact with 39.3 inches of headroom in the front, and 37.1 in the rear seating area! Holding 5 passengers, the Civic has 97.8 cubic feet of cargo room and 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The Dart only has 13.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and its passenger volume is unlisted (which we can only assume means that it doesn’t compare).

If fuel economy and efficiency are important to you, it’s safer to go with the Honda Civic in San Antonio. Both the Civic and Dart have 2.0 4. Cylinder/Manual transmissions in the most basic mode, but the Civic gets 27 city/40 hwy MPG while the Dart only gets 25 city/36 hwy MPG*. In addition to better fuel efficiency, the Civic doesn’t require premium gas like the Dart, which can save you 20-55 cents/gallon.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – not all cars are created equal even if they are the same model year! In this case, the Civic is way ahead of the game in terms of technology and features. The Civic has front power-windows, standards power locks (which the Dart has, but costs extra), standard power remote mirrors, standard Bluetooth wireless, standard HondaLink, available front heated seats, and so much more.

It’s not hard to conclude what the better sedan out of the two is, and that would be the 2016 Civic in San Antonio! We look forward to having you in for a test drive at Fiesta Honda! See you soon!

San Antonio Sedans: 2016 Accord vs. 2016 Altima

Find yourself searching for a brand new car? Fiesta Honda is here to help! We have the 411 on all of the new San Antonio Sedans and how they measure up across the board. There may be a couple of cars you have your eye on, but start fresh with this car comparison of the new 2016 Accord and the 2016 Altima!

The Altima has nothing on the Accord when it comes to safety because the Accord has two key safety features that the Altima doesn’t offer! We’re talking about the Collision Mitigation Braking System that has high-tech mounted sensors so when a potential collision is ahead, it alerts the driver immediately so they can take action. However, if the driver doesn’t respond to the warning, the brakes are applied automatically at full-force to reduce the impact of the crash. Additionally, the Accord has Daytime Running Lights to make sure the vehicle is visible at all times of the day!

The ergonomic features that the Accord offers are also unmatched by the 2015 Nissan Altima. For example, if you aren’t always the only person in the driver’s seat of your new sedan in San Antonio, the Accord EX-L/Touring has memory seats that are activated by the keyless remote and customized to fit your most comfortable seat position. The Altima doesn’t offer this on any model. The Accord also has standard windshield wipers that auto-adjust to the amount of rainfall, that way you aren’t distracted when driving through a rainstorm!

Lastly, the Honda Accord has some important publication recognition that the Altima doesn’t have. The Accord is recommended by Consumer Reports, was named a Car Book “Best Bet” and holds 3 Kiplinger’s Awards. The Altima is not acknowledged in either the Consumer Reports or Car Book, but does have 2 Kiplinger’s Awards.

After this comparison, you might only have eyes for the 2016 Accord. That isn’t surprising because out of these San Antonio Sedans, it tops the chart in style, safety and features! Get your hands on the wheel of this award-winning Accord at Fiesta Honda today and one of our helpful associates will be happy to help you!

2016 Toyota Camry vs. 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio TX

Are you in a standstill about what sedan you’re going to purchase next? 2016 is a model-year like never before, and it’s easy to get caught up in the hype! Benson Honda is here to start from the drawing board and compare two sedans that are turning heads in store and on the road. We’re talking about the 2016 Toyota Camry and the 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio. Let’s see what each has to offer you and your family!

2016 Honda Accord Strengths

  • 1000 pounds of towing capacity (the Camry has no towing capacity)
  • Standard remote starting system for EX/EX-L/Touring so you can warm up your Accord from the comfort of your home
  • Memory seats so if you have 2 people driving the same Accord, you can adjust seats with touch of a button to fit your comfort
  • Speed-sensitive windshield wipers that speed up automatically as your vehicle speeds up
  • Windows can be adjusted from the key in the outside lock cylinder or keyless remote
  • Accord Sedan Touring has standard heated front and rear seats for those extra chilly days
  • Accord is available in coupe and sedan body styles
  • The plastic fuel tank (instead of metal, like the Camry’s) can withstand more intrusive impacts without leaking and decreases possibility of fire
  • The Accord’s engine produces 10 more horsepower than the Camry allowing it to accelerate more quickly
  • Available manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel efficiency
  • Consumer Reports recommends the Accord and the Car Book named it a “Best Bet”
  • Apple CarPlay for EX model and above
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • One-touch moonroof

 

2016 Toyota Camry Strengths

  • Sport mesh front grille for a bold design
  • Camry XLE has available LED headlights
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Available power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Ten standard airbags
  • Pre-collision alert system to warn you if another object is near
  • Recommended by Consumer Reports

 

From our expert sedan opinion, we’d choose the 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio without hesitation. It has better features, is more reliable and a larger towing capacity than the 2016 Camry. Ready to take it for a test drive to see it’s full potential? We’re ready to see you in store at Benson Honda!

2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio

If you found yourself here because you’re interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio, then you’re in luck! At Benson Honda, we love the 2016 Honda Pilot and want to show you how it compares to similar cars in its class, like the 2016 Ford Explorer.

Let’s start with the obvious logistics. The Pilot is more efficient than the Explorer, weighing 400-550 pounds less and 3.8 inches shorter. It’s easier to handle, maneuver and park in those tight, front spot parking spaces that you’d miss out on if you were driving an Explorer! The Pilot holds 8 people, while the Explorer only carries 7. No more taking two cars out to dinner or even on a road trip. However, if you don’t need the third row seat, that’s okay because the Pilot’s cargo capacity is larger than the Explorers by over 10 cubic ft.! No more borrowing your uncle’s truck, you can fit what ever you need in the back of your Pilot. With the second and third row seats down, you have an entire 109 cubic feet of cargo space. Do you frequently tow things? The Pilot can handle 1500 more pounds than the Explorer can, so you don’t have to worry about who’s going to tow the boat on the lake this holiday!

On top of those incredible Honda Pilot qualities and specs, you receive several extras that the Explorer doesn’t offer. These extras include a multi-angle rear view camera, Forward Collision Warning that automatically applies the breaks at full-force (something the Explorer doesn’t offer), the option for a 9-speed automatic transmission, Bluetooth streaming audio, a USB audio interface and HondaLink! The Explorer offers Bluetooth, Sirius XM at an additional cost, and MyFord Touch, which is similar to HondaLink, but less user-friendly.

The choice seems simple to us, and we hope it’s simple to you, too! You’ll get so much more in your brand new 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio than you could ever get in the 2016 Ford Explorer. Stop by Benson Honda today or shop our new inventory online! See you soon!

San Antonio Hybrid Car News: New Honda Hybrid Concept

Honda Concept B Hybrid

Benson Honda is here with the latest Honda news and updates, and we’re excited to introduce you to Honda’s new hybrid concept, their Concept B Hybrid. Last month, they unveiled this cool new car at the Beijing Motor Show, and, since then, Honda enthusiasts and car buffs around the world have been abuzz.

Bolder in design than anything currently in the Honda lineup, the Concept B Hybrid definitely turned heads at the Beijing Motor Show. The car’s current exterior is sporty and sleek overall with an aggressive, large front grill and an elegantly curved hatchback rear. Honda representatives at the motor show mentioned that they think the car’s unique design will be one of its greatest (and many) strengths.

The automaker didn’t release any details about the new car’s powertrain or fuel efficiency. The hybrid will have to comply with stringent Chinese fuel economy regulations. So, we definitely think it will save its owners on gas and do the environment a favor.

As of now, Honda only has plans of releasing the new hybrid vehicle in the Chinese market. They’ve announced that they anticipate it to arrive to Chinese dealerships in two years. We hope Honda will consider adding this awesome new car to the North American lineup!

Benson Honda will keep you in the loop about the latest Honda concepts and general Honda news. So, check our blog often for the latest and greatest updates from the world of Honda!

Top 6 Reasons to Love the 2014 Accord in San Antonio

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Benson Honda, your Honda dealership in San Antonio, could probably come up with a 101 reasons to love the 2014 Honda Accord, but we’ve decided to outline six of the main reasons the new Accord is such a great pick. Here are some of the many incredible things the new Accord has to offer:

1. 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Honda added another gear to the Accord’s transmission this year, and it’s a welcome addition that allows the new Accord to accelerate more efficiently, shift more seamlessly, and conserve fuel more effortlessly.

2. Two Solid Engine Options

Accord models come with either a 185-hp, 2.4-liter, Earth Dreams 4-cylinder engine or a 278-hp, 3.5-liter, Earth Dreams V-6 engine. Both options make the Accord feel powerful and competent on the road.

3. Exceptional Fuel Economy

The Accord stands out as a fuel-efficient leader among the crowd of mid-size cars. It boasts a 24 mpg city fuel economy rating, a 36 mpg highway fuel economy rating, and a 30 mpg highway fuel economy rating.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

4. Variable Cylinder Management

Accord models with V-6 engines come with this innovative feature, which can shut off cylinders depending on speed and conditions on the road to conserve fuel while optimizing overall efficiency.

5. Easy Access to Entertainment and Smartphone Content

The new Accord is equipped with things like Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, steering wheel audio controls, an audio display touchscreen, HondaLink, and a USB audio interface to ensure you stay connected to the media and smartphone content you love.

6. Top Safety Ratings

Both the 4-door Accord and the Accord Coupe were recognized by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They received this title because they performed exceptionally well in crash tests. Without a doubt, you can expect maximum protection in a 2014 Honda Accord.

Want to learn more about the 2014 Honda Accord or take a test drive in one of the models at Benson Honda? Visit our dealership or get in contact with us! And be sure to explore all of your vehicle options from the San Antonio Honda Dealers!

2014 Honda Crosstour Officially Released for Sale

2014 Honda Crosstour Release Date

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The design of the 2014 Honda Crosstour is unlike any other crossover SUV available.

There is some great news for all of the Crosstour lovers out there. The wait for the 2014 Honda Crosstour release date is over. Yes, you read that right. Honda announced today that all eight trims of the unique crossover officially go on sale today, and here at Benson Honda we couldn’t be any more excited. The Crosstour is the fourth 2014 model to be released by Honda so far this year. Let’s take a look at all that the versatile crossover has to offer.

It’s hard not to spot the Crosstour, as its sleek and rugged design is unlike any other crossover SUV out there. The 2014 Crosstour will offer two engine options and available all-wheel drive. It’s capable of 31 mpg highway when the standard 2.4-liter engine is paired with the automatic transmission. For those looking for a little more power, the V-6 engine option offers 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque—an increase from the 4-cylinder of roughly 90 in both categories. Power like that in a crossover is rare. Continue reading