2015 Toyota Highlander vs. 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio

Interested in purchasing a new crossover SUV in the San Antonio area? You’ve landed on the right page because Benson Honda is your crossover expert! We recently compared two mini crossovers, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Honda HR-V. Now, we’re onto the SUV crossover class, which includes the 2015 Toyota Highlander and the 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio! Let’s see which one has more to offer.

The Highlander and the Pilot have similar safety features that include driver and passenger airbags, side-impact head airbags and four-wheel antilock breaks, just to name a few. However, the Pilot Touring/Elite has standard Parking Sensors to warn driver of obstacles that they might not immediately recognize, which makes it stand out in terms of safety. Those Parking Sensors could really make a difference!

In addition to more superior safety features, the Pilot also gets better fuel efficiency than the Highlander. The Pilot has an engine control system that shuts half of the engine’s cylinders down to increase efficiency, and turns the engine off when you’re stopped in traffic to save fuel and reduce pollution. The Highlander doesn’t have this engine control system.

Whether you carpool on a regular basis, go on frequent extended trips or just want to be stress-free during the next move, the Honda Pilot in San Antonio is the crossover for you. It has 8 more cubic feet of passenger space than the Highlander does, so not only will your passengers be comfortable, but you can fit an entire person more . And, with the second seat folded, the Pilot has 109 cubic feet of space while the Highlander only has 83.7 cubic feet. That’s a 25.3 cubic foot difference, which could make the difference on whether or not you have to call your husband’s brother’s roommate to bring his truck to pick up your new furniture piece. Speaking of trucks, they aren’t the only ones that can tow a large load. The Highlander can tow up to 1,500 pounds and the Pilot can tow a whopping 3,500!

It’s not difficult to decipher who is the real crossover SUV superhero here. It’s the 2016 Honda Pilot in San Antonio! Lucky for you, we have plenty in stock. Stop by our Benson Honda store today to take a spin in the all-new Pilot or to just shop around, we’d love to see you!

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2015 SUV in San Antonio: 2016 Honda Pilot Revealed!

2016 Pilot San Antonio

Benson Honda recently reported some details about the 2016 Honda Pilot. We’re happy to report back that we now know a whole lot more about the new Pilot! Honda officially unveiled the new Pilot at the Chicago Auto Show this morning, and they informed us of a number of amazing updates to the SUV. Here are some of the updates you can anticipate from the redesigned, next-generation Pilot:

– A totally restyled interior and exterior, with a less boxy and more elegantly curved body on the outside and soft-touch materials on the inside

– LED taillights and a bolder new fascia

– New 20-inch wheels that will take handling to a new level

– Phenomenal interior flourishes like a panoramic roof, ambient lighting, a reversible cargo lid, and a one-touch, walk-in seat feature for enhanced access to third row seats

– High-tech extras like push button start, a 115-volt outlet, an AV socket, two headphone jacks, five USB audio interfaces, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and HDMI input

– An available rear entertainment system with increased screen resolution and added Blu-ray compatibility

– An available all-new navigation system with better graphics, live search capability, and terrain and freeway signs

– A revamped 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine that includes Earth Dreams technology

– Your choice of either 6 speed automatic transmission or 9 speed automatic transmission

– A suite of advanced safety features, including lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and Honda LaneWatch

And these are just some of the highlights of what the 2016 Honda Pilot will offer. If you want to learn more about the new Pilot or any of the 2015 Honda models on the market, get in touch with us at Benson Honda!

Get Ready for the 2016 Pilot in San Antonio!

2016 Honda Pilot San Antonio

At Benson Honda, we think it’s hard to find a 2015 SUV that beats the 2015 Pilot, and we expect it’ll be the same case for the 2016 model year. The 2016 Pilot will be totally redesigned, and it will definitely be a force to be reckoned with. Honda just released some details about the new Pilot, and the automaker plans to premiere the vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show in just a few weeks! If you’re interested in the 2016 Honda Pilot, here are a few key facts you should know about:

– This will be the third generation Pilot! The 2015 Pilot was the last of the 2nd generation models.

– The 2016 Pilot will have top fuel economy ratings among new SUVs on the market, according to Honda.

– 9-speed automatic transmission is a possibility, but Honda hasn’t confirmed it yet.

– A powerful V6 engine option is a given.

– Its exterior will be completely reshaped and reconfigured. Some car buffs speculate that the new Pilot will take design notes from Acura.

– Advanced safety systems are expected. We can anticipate a lane departure warning system, cross-path warning system, and more.

Have we gotten you interested in the 2016 Pilot? Get ready for us to be back soon with more details about the Pilot! And get ready for the new Honda to arrive to Benson Honda this summer!

2014 Honda Pilot Available as of Today

2014 Honda Pilot Release

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The eight-passenger 2014 Honda Pilot is now available.

Finally, the moment so many of you have been waiting for has arrived. The 2014 Honda Pilot Release date has come, and the eight-passenger family SUV is officially for sale as of today. The full specs have been released and they look better than we could ever have imagined. Continue reading

Honda family vehicle options are soaring in popularity

Honda Family Vehicle Options

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V

It seems the world is catching on to the Honda family vehicle options. When sales were tallied for May, it was found that the Honda CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey all posted outstanding numbers. It’s really no surprise, as these three models represent the versatility that many families need around the country. Here at Benson Honda, we’ve seen a similar increase in interest in these models. Continue reading

What is the difference between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot?

Difference Between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V

As a premier San Antonio Honda dealership, we like to position ourselves somewhat as experts in all that is Honda. That way, when our customers have a question, we are more than ready to answer it. And believe us, we get a lot of questions about a variety of Honda related issues. We thought we would take this chance to help answer one of the big questions that we get quite often: What is the difference between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot? Continue reading

How safe is the Honda Pilot?

How Safe is the Honda Pilot?

2013 Honda Pilot

The new Honda Pilot is a very safe family ride.

Safety is obviously a main point of interest for families. The safer the vehicle, the more likely you are going to consider the vehicle as your family vehicle. A popular family ride in our lineup is the 2013 Honda Pilot in San Antonio. So that begs the question: How safe is the Honda Pilot? Let’s take a look at the safety aspects of this versatile crossover from Honda. Continue reading