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!

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 Forester vs. 2016 CR-V in San Antonio

Exploring options for a new and one-of-a-kind SUV? Look no further! The 2016 Honda CR-V is revving up the SUV category and everyone at Fiesta Honda is impressed. We think you’ll be captivated with it too, which is why we’re doing a side-by-side comparison of the 2016 CR-V in San Antonio with the 2016 Subaru Forester. Let’s show you how the CR-V outshines the Forester!

 

2016 CR-V in San Antonio

  • Uses wide-angle convex mirrors inside of the side view mirror for optimal viewing of objects in a blind spot
  • Standard frontal airbags, front side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and available all-wheel drive
  • 5-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the driver
  • 4-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the passenger
  • There are 71% more Honda dealers than Subaru dealers, making it more convenient to get your CR-V serviced
  • Equipped with a 410-amp battery
  • 185 horsepower
  • Is able to run off of unleaded gasoline
  • 2 cubic feet of cargo room
  • Touring edition has memory seats
  • Headlights rated “Very Good” by Consumer Reports
  • Available in front-wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive
  • 1 cubic feet of available passenger volume
  • Multi-angle rear view camera is available on all models
  • SmartVent® front side airbags
  • Honda LaneWatch® available in the EX/EX-L/Touring models

 

2016 Forester in San Antonio

  • Standard frontal airbags, front side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and available all-wheel drive
  • 5-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test
  • 4-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the passenger
  • Only has a 390-amp battery
  • 170 horsepower
  • Requires premium gasoline, making it more expensive
  • 4 cubic feet of cargo room
  • Headlights only rated as “Good” by Consumer Reports
  • Does not have front-wheel drive as an option

 

The 2016 CR-V in San Antonio has it all and more when it comes to being an SUV! Fiesta Honda personally invites you to see how fantastic it is in person by taking it for a spin. Test-drive the new CR-V today!

What are the Top Sedans in San Antonio?

 

What better time to buy a new car than in the warm, sunny weather! Summer is about to arrive in San Antonio and we’ve got several great options for you to take your next road trip. Sedans are reliable, safe and stylish, and a great option for any stage in life. But what are the top sedans in San Antonio today? Fiesta Honda is here to help you figure that out with a car comparison!

 

2016 Honda Accord

  • Active Head Restraints
  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System that uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible forward collision
  • Standard 550-amp battery
  • The Accord 4-cylinder automatic accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds as tested in Consumer Reports
  • An engine control system can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders to improve fuel efficiency
  • Locking rear seatbacks
  • Heated front and rear seats are available (Accord Sedan and Touring)
  • Standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set and controls fan speed and vents
  • Automobile Magazine’s ‘All Stars’ for two of the last three years
  • Overall “Good” rating in the IIHS crash safety test
  • 185 Horsepower in the Accord Sedan 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. and 278 horsepower in the Accord Sedan EX-L V6/Touring 3.5 SOHC V6
  • Larger front rotors than the Fusion (12.3 vs. 11.8) for better stopping power
  • A Carbook “Best Bet”
  • Honda Accord outsold the Ford Fusion by 17% during the 2015 model year

 

2016 Ford Fusion

  • Standard 500-amp battery
  • Fusion turbo 4-cylinder accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds
  • Automatic transmission offering only
  • Available heated front seats
  • Dual zone air conditioning for additional cost

 

Well, it’s clear to us which car takes the name of one of the top sedans in San Antonio! The 2016 Accord is practically unmatched in safety, awards, and overall power. Stop by Fiesta Honda for a test drive today!

2016 Sentra vs. 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio TX

It’s time for another Benson Honda car comparison! Our goal is to help you find a car that has everything you want and need (and possibly more)! This time around we’re comparing two sedans that you’ve seen on the road: the 2016 Sentra and the 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio. One of these sedans is sure to surprise you!

 

2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio

  • 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 Nissan Sentra in San Antonio

  • 130 horsepower
  • 39 MPG on the highway
  • Automatic on/off headlights not available
  • Back-up camera not available
  • No roadside assistance available

 

Has your jaw dropped? The 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio really steps up the sedan game with safety and technology features galore! Benson Honda invites you to get behind the wheel of the all-new Accord, stop in for a test drive today!

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!