2016 Elantra vs. 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio

It’s time for another new car comparison by Fiesta Honda! You’re a busy person, and it can take a lot of time to do the research on finding a new car. We want to lighten your load a little bit by highlighting some features of a couple of well-liked cars on the road. Today we’re going to look at the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra in San Antonio. How will they compare?

 

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Elantra

Has Smart Airbags that deploy with different levels of force that are determinant on size of passenger as detected by speed and seat sensors

Airbags do not have smart features and always deploy at full force

Standard whiplash protection that moves headrest forward to prevent neck and spine injuries No whiplash protection
Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System to warn driver or potential collision No collision warning or crash mitigation brakes
Optional lane departure warning system No lane departure warning system
Ranked 5th in reliability by J.D. Power Ranked 24t in reliability by J.D Power
Accelerates from 0 to 60 in 7.2 seconds Accelerates from 0 to 60 in 9.6 seconds
Standard cap-less fueling system that eliminates fuel evaporation and saves you money and pollution Does not offer cap-less fueling system
Offers a continuous variable transmission to keep engine at the most efficient speed Does not offer a CVT
97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume 95.6 cubic feet of passenger volume
15.1 cubic feet of space in the trunk 14.8 cubic feet of trunk space
Standard smart maintenance reminder No smart maintenance reminder

 

That table just about sums it up, out the two new cars, the 2016 Honda Civic offers several more features than the 2016 Elantra. In other words, if you’re searching for a car that has it all, the 2016 Civic is the way to go. Come see it in person and get your hands on the wheel by stopping in Fiesta Honda today!

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2016 Focus vs. 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio

 

It’s the official start of summer and Fiesta Honda is excited about all of the new cars on the road! Maybe you’re getting a little bit of new car envy and looking into your options for new cars. Well, we’re proud to say that you’ve landed on the right blog post! Today we’re comparing two well-liked cars, the 2016 Focus and the 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio to see how each measures up!

A lot of people are deterred from buying a new sedan because of lack of passenger and cargo space, but you don’t have to worry about that in the new Civic. The 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio has 7.1 more cubic feet of passenger volume than the Focus has, which allows for a more comfortable ride! In addition to more passenger volume, the Civic also has 1.9 more cubic feet of trunk space so you never have to worry about having enough room in the back.

If your top priority is safety, then the 2016 Civic is the way to go. The Civic has tons of safety technology features that the Focus lacks; making it an overall safer vehicle to transport you and the ones you love! For instance, the Civic has speed and seat sensors that alert a smart airbag what level force to deploy depending on the size of the front passenger. The Civic also has standard whiplash protection, optional collision mitigation brakes and daytime running lights. Needless to say, when Honda engineers designed the 2016 Civic in Killeen, you and your family were top of mind.

Think your vehicle can be safe and powerful? That’s right, you can have your cake and eat it too! The Civic is not only the safest on the block, but it’s also the most powerful. Going from zero to 60 in 6.6 seconds, the Civic beats out the Focus by a full 1. 5 seconds! Not to mention the engine of the Civic is a 1.5 Turbo and the Focus has a 4 cylinder.

Space, safety, performance, the 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio has it all! See yourself driving through the hills of San Antonio in this one-of-a-kind sedan? Hesitate no longer by stopping by Fiesta Honda for a test drive today!

2016 Sonata vs. 2016 Accord in San Antonio

If you know anything about the 2016 model year vehicles, then you know that they are game-changers in several ways! Whether you’re just dipping your toes in the search for a new car or you’ve been looking for a while, Fiesta Honda invites you to check out our most recent comparison, the 2016 Sonata vs. the 2016 Accord in San Antonio! We’ll be highlighting 5 car categories we believe are most important in the purchase of a new car so you can make the most educated decision. Here we go!

 

Safety

Both the Accord and the Sonata can tout acceptable safety ratings, but the Accord has Active Head Restraints that protect the front driver and passenger from whiplash, something that the Sonata doesn’t offer at all, which sets it apart. In addition to the whiplash protection, the Accord has available parking sensors and was given the top rating of “Good” in the overall evaluation for the IIHS frontal offset crash test. The Sonata does not have parking sensors, and was rated only “Acceptable” in the IIHS crash test.

Warranty and Reliability

Did you know that there are 73% more Honda dealers than there are Hyundai dealers? Getting your car serviced in your Accord is significantly more convenient than getting your Sonata would be.

The J.D. Power and Associate’s survey of owners of 3-year-old cars conclude that Honda cars were ranked 5th in reliability, while the Hyundai vehicles were ranted way low on the list, at 24th.

Power and Performance

With the most basic 2016 Accord engine, you’ll get 185 horsepower, which is great in the sedan market. With the Accord EX-L V6/Touring engine, you’ll be riding with 278 horsepower! On the other hand, the 2016 Sonata’s base engine gets only 178 horsepower, and it’s top-of-the-line 2.0 turbo engine gets just 245.

Towing Capacity

Yes, you read that correctly! The 2016 Accord, still in the sedan category, has a towing capacity of 1000 pounds! No need to borrow your brother’s friend’s truck the next time you need to pull something <1000 pounds. This is a perk that the Sonata unfortunately does not have!

Technology Features

It’s not a secret anymore that Honda just has overall better technology options and features than Hyundai. With this being the case and to save time, we’re listing technology features that the 2016 Accord offers as standard that the 2016 Sonata does not come standard with:

  • Standard remote vehicle starting system
  • Windows can be controlled from the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote
  • Standard speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Dual-zone air conditioning
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Rear heating and cooling vents for backseat passengers

 

See what the hype is about concerning the 2016 Accord in San Antonio? The Accord is packed with jaw-dropping features that you just can’t get in the 2016 Hyundai Sonata! Fiesta Honda invites you to come try the new Accord out in person by stopping by the showroom today!

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!

2015 Fit in San Antonio: 5-Star Safety Rating

2015 Fit San Antonio

Benson Honda is here with some very exciting news about the 2015 Honda Fit! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just finished fully testing the new Fit in their rigorous series of crash measures, and the Fit passed with flying colors! In fact, the NHTSA gave the new Honda Fit an overall safety rating of 5 stars. This is the top score given by the government testing administration, and it’s quite an honor for the Fit!

Because of their small bodies, it’s hard for subcompact cars to ace crash tests. The Fit, however, goes above and beyond with its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. It did exceptionally well in front and side-impact crash tests administered by the NHTSA.

The 2015 Honda Fit is also an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick. In order to receive this title, the Fit had to perform well in a number of rigorous safety measures. The IIHS and the NHTSA are the two major safety-testing organizations in the U.S.

The Fit’s comprehensive suite of safety features also gives it a distinctive edge in terms of safety. Things like a standard rearview camera, motion-adaptive electric power steering, hill start assist, blind spot mirrors, and available Honda LaneWatch set the Fit apart from the competition.

Interested in a subcompact car that stands out from the pack as a safety leader, that’s earned prestigious accolades from both the NHTSA and the IIHS? Consider the 2015 Honda Fit at Benson Honda! Let us know if you want to test drive a Fit soon! We’re ready to hand over the keys!

2015 Accord in San Antonio: Latest Accolades

accord ten best san antonio

Benson Honda is excited to announce that the 2015 Honda Accord is joining the 2015 Honda CR-V is an award-winner! We recently reported that the 2015 Honda CR-V was named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year, and now the 2015 Accord has earned some recognition to further help distinguish the 2015 Honda lineup! Car and Driver named the new Accord one of the 2015 10Best Cars!

This is the 29th time Car and Driver has given the Accord a spot on their 10Best Cars list. In fact, the Accord is the vehicle that has appeared on the list the most times of any vehicle! This is definitely quite an honor and a testament to how highly Car and Driver thinks of Honda’s flagship mid-size car.

Car and Driver cites the Accord’s efficient transmission options, steering capabilities, and playful suspension as some of the reasons they believe the vehicle is a top pick. Additionally, they mention the Accord’s excellent sales record as another compelling reason the Honda is a winner. On average, around 300,000 to 400,000 Accord models are sold each year. The Accord is definitely a favorite among consumers, and the 2015 Accord is expected to fare just as well as its predecessors in terms of sales!

Interested in learning more about Accord trim levels and options in San Antonio? We encourage you to browse our inventory online and reach out to us at Benson Honda if you have any questions about the new Honda Accord. We look forward to hearing from you!