2015 Toyota Rav4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio TX

How do you choose the perfect crossover SUV? Sometimes you know exactly what you want, but other times you need to weigh your options. Benson Honda is a big believer in doing side-by-side comparisons of rival vehicles to find out which one has more to offer. Let’s look in-depth at two remarkable crossover SUVs: the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Toyota Rav4!


2015 Honda CR-V

  • A “Top Pick Plus” safety rating from the IIHS
  • The title of 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year
  • A recommendation from Consumer Reports based on reliability, safety, and performance
  • Available HondaLink Assist, which uses GPS technology to stay connected to emergency personnel
  • A 4-cylinder engine that produces 9 more horsepower and 9 more lbs.-ft. of torque than the RAV4’s 4-cylinder engine
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • A maintenance-free battery
  • Quicker acceleration, according to Motor Trend
  • Better fuel economy ratings from the EPA (based on estimates)
  • Standard CVT (which isn’t offered by the RAV4)
  • Larger front brake rotors, which improve stopping capabilities
  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering
  • 2 cubic feet of extra space for passengers
  • A standard locking glove box
  • Rear A/C vents


2015 Toyota RAV4

  • Whiplash-injury-lessening seats
  • An optional cross-path warning system
  • Larger standard tires than the CR-V
  • A wheelbase that’s 1.6 inches longer than the CR-V’s


It’s clear to us who offers more when it comes to crossover SUVs – and that would be the 2015 CR-V in San Antonio TX! Can you just not wait to get your hands on the wheel of this new car? Come see us at Benson Honda today!

Presenting the 2015 CR-V in San Antonio

2015 Honda CR-V

Guess who’s headed to Benson Honda in San Antonio? The newest version of everybody’s favorite crossover: the 2015 Honda CR-V! The new CR-V is redesigned, and we think it’s pretty awe-inspiring. Here are a few things we think you should know about how the crossover has changed for the 2015 model year:

  • The 2015 CR-V with front-wheel drive now has a combined fuel economy rating of 29 mpg, a city fuel economy rating of 27 mpg, and a highway rating of 34 mpg. These amazing fuel economy ratings are practically unheard of in its class. (Based on EPA estimates. Use for comparison only. Mileage will vary).
  • The CR-V’s signature 5-speed automatic transmission is swapped out for CVT in the 2015 model. This improves the crossover’s fuel efficiency as well as the way its engine performs.
  • For those looking for a little extra luxury and pizzazz, Honda’s added a Touring trim level to the 2015 CR-V’s trim options. This deluxe trim features a suite of highly innovative safety features, including a lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and a forward collision warning system.
  • All trims of the 2015 CR-V get an updated grille, chrome accents, and updated, fierce-looking alloy wheels. Plus, interior updates include a center console armrest, telescoping sun visors, and a 7-inch touchscreen.
  • Like previous CR-V models, the 2015 CR-V has a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine. Unlike previous models, the new CR-V’s engine has an Earth Dreams upgrade, which enhances its performance and fuel efficiency.

Want us to let you know when the 2015 CR-V hits our showroom floor? Contact us at Benson Honda!

New RAV4 vs. New CR-V in San Antonio

No two crossovers polarize consumers as much as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. At Benson Honda in San Antonio, we’re definitely CR-V loyalists, but we do think it’s important for consumers to consider the unique benefits each of the two crossover SUVs offer. Here’s an overview of the advantages of both the 2014 Honda CR-V and 2014 Toyota RAV4:

New CR-V Advantages

*Consumer Reports estimated the new CR-V is 15% more reliable and less likely to break down than the new RAV4.
*U.S. News and World Report rated the 2014 CR-V first in the crossover SUV class, above the 2014 RAV4.
*J.D. Power and Associates rated the CR-V first in its class in their annual Initial Quality Study.
*With larger front brake rotors and more responsive brakes, the Honda crossover stops from 60 mph in 128 feet. It takes the RAV4 a whopping 135 feet to stop from 60 mph.
*The CR-V boasts vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering for easier maneuvering at slow speeds and while parking. The RAV4 lacks this useful feature.
*The new Honda offers 2.2 cubic feet more passenger space than its Toyota competitor, which means more room to stretch and more comfort for occupants.
*Intellichoice determined that the average CR-V owner spends between $642 and $12287 less than the average RAV4 owner over the first five years of ownership.
*The CR-V’s 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces 185 horsepower, while the RAV4’s 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine only produces 176 horsepower, which means the Honda SUV offers a more powerful experience on the road.

New RAV4 Advantages

*The RAV4 offers complimentary scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first).
*RAV4 models come with 6-speed automatic transmission, while CR-V models come with five-speed. Some drivers may find that this extra gear enhances the RAV4’s performance.
*Car and Driver magazine determined that the RAV4’s interior was slightly quieter than the CR-V’s.
*The RAV4 comes with whiplash injury lessening seats, which prevent whiplash during car accidents.

As you can tell, both the 2014 Honda CR-V and the 2014 Toyota RAV-4 offer unique perks. Benson Honda thinks the 2014 CR-V takes the cake, though. If you’re interested in this new Honda crossover, we hope you’ll get in touch with us to schedule a test drive!

Benefits of the 2014 Honda CR-V are No Illusion

2014 Honda CR-V Diesel US Release Date


Looks pretty dangerous, but is it really?

The deals here at Benson Honda are no illusion. Ask any of our many loyal customers and they will tell you that what sets us apart from other dealerships is that we don’t attempt to fool you in any way. What you see is what you get. However, that’s not the case in the new 2014 Honda CR-V ad, which is one of the coolest car commercials that we’ve ever seen. Now, we know we say that every time we show you a Honda ad, but we’re serious this time. Take a look at the ad at the bottom of the page. Continue reading

CR-V and Odyssey Two of the Best Bets for Used Cars

Used Honda in San Antonio


Edmunds voted the Honda CR-V as the best bet for a used compact SUV/crossover.

Here at Benson Honda, we know that used cars are just as big of a concern as new ones, and with the amount of choices that exist out there, finding a reliable used car can be difficult. That’s why we’re going to make it easier for you to find the best deal on a used Honda in San Antonio. Though all of our new models are Honda vehicles, our used car inventory features many different makes and models. The two we’re going to focus on today, however, are Honda vehicles. That’s because the models won Edmund’s 2012 Best Used Car Bet Award in their segment. The awards were based on models over a span of six years. Every model year from 2005 to 2010 was accounted for. Let’s take a look at the winners. Continue reading

Honda Urban SUV Concept Within Grasp in U.S.

Honda Urban SUV Concept


The Honda Urban SUV Concept will be smaller than the CR-V and will focus on fuel economy.

There is something great about concept vehicles. While new models usually come with upgrades, the changes aren’t usually too drastic. There may be some additional features or a tweak in the design, but they still blend together. Concept vehicles are completely different. They allow for complete creative control because there is no standards that it has to adhere to. This makes for some pretty futuristic vehicles like the new Honda Urban SUV Concept. Continue reading

Honda Wins Multiple Awards Including Best Overall Brand

Best Overall Brand of 2013


Honda was voted Best Overall Brand in 2013 by Kelley Blue Book.

It is no surprise that in past years, Honda has won multiple awards for their brand as well as their superior vehicles. The results for 2013 have come in and it is yet another great year for Honda.

This year, the Kelley Blue Book awarded the Honda brand with three awards that we at Benson Honda could not be any more excited about. Honda was voted Best Overall Brand of 2013, the most prestigious of all the awards given by KBB. They also received the award for Most Trusted Brand for the second year in a row, and Best Value Brand for the third consecutive year. Continue reading