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 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.

 

San Antonio Honda Dealer and the Community

Stuff-the-Bus-Benson-HondaBenson Honda would like to announce a drive we’re participating in to help support Communities in Schools San Antonio and local kids as they go back to school. The Stuff the Bus School Drive will provide school supplies to local, at-risk youth in Bexar County. If you’d like to participate, you can donate school supplies to our two collection bins at Benson Honda. These bins will be at our dealership until the middle of August.

Communities in Schools has been running this drive every year for 15 years. Last year, they were able to collect 24.5 tons of school supplies, with an estimated value of around $300,000. This year the organization hopes to collect at least 25 tons of supplies. This will help them provide a growing number of at-risk children in San Antonio with the school essentials they need to succeed this year.

So, if you want to help out Communities and Schools and local children this school year, we hope you’ll join us at Benson Honda and donate some supplies! We think what Communities in Schools does for the community is invaluable, and we’re definitely proud to support the organization.

Get in touch with us at Benson Honda if you have any questions about how the Stuff the Bus School Drive works. Let’s work together to help Communities in Schools set San Antonio kids up for success for the 2014-2015 school year!

At Benson Honda, we’re committed to supporting our community in every possible way we can. Please let us know about other local events, fundraisers, and drives in the comments section of this blog post. We’re always excited to get involved!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town — Find out Where

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Photos with Santa are always priceless.

Santa Claus in San Antonio

You can’t spell San Antonio without Santa, and just because we don’t have snow doesn’t mean that Santa leaves us out. Apparently his sleigh can land on sand as well, and if you are looking for Santa Claus in San Antonio, there are plenty of malls and other locations where you can find him.

We have made this list, and some of the hours are a bit confusing, so be sure to check it twice. We have provided you with the times that are easiest to follow at the top. With all of the locations and hours, there is definitely plenty of chances for you to go out and get photos with Santa Claus in San Antonio this year. Continue reading

Get an Authentic Christmas Tree in San Antonio

Christmas Tree Farms San Antonio

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If you’re looking for a Christmas tree in San Antonio, just look for the big circus tents all around the city.

If you’ve been a San Antonio resident for a while, you know that it doesn’t take snow to get into the holiday spirit. We have the same traditions as any other state here, including the opportunity to go out and get a real Christmas tree. Although you’re not able to go out and cut your own tree down, this is about as close as it gets. To assist you in finding a tree, we have decided to provide you with a list of Christmas Tree Farms in San Antonio.

Holiday Hills Christmas Trees is one of the larger farms in the area. They have a variety of locations throughout San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, New Braunfels, Schertz and Victoria. There are thirteen different lots, seven of which are extremely close, so there are plenty of nearby locations for you to bag up a tree this year. The different locations all follow the same hours. They are open from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Sundays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Continue reading

Information on the Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony

Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony San Antonio

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One of the many barges that took place in last year’s Holiday Parade.

The Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony in San Antonio has taken place over the last 30 years, and it is one of the most unique parades out there. If you haven’t checked it out before, we highly suggest that you do this year. As it always takes place the Friday after Thanksgiving, this year’s parade will be held on Nov. 29.

The festivities will once again be kicked off by Mayor Julian Castro who will throw the switch on the lights at 7pm. This is definitely one of the highlights of the night, as there are roughly 1.75 million LED lights that illuminate the San Antonio River Walk. Seeing them all come on at once is truly a magical experience.

Once the lights are switched on, the parade begins. As you can imagine, it takes place on the river, rather than the road. There is a whole boatload of barges and floats that pass by, many of which feature local and national celebrities, bands and musicians which is why tickets are required. Continue reading