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!

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New Accord Hybrid Drives Without a Transmission

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid No Transmission

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The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid is capable of 50 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.

Typically when we tell you about fuel economies we tell you about the pairing of the engine and the transmission, but there’s something strange about the new Honda Hybrid. We recently discovered that the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid has no transmission—as in none at all. All the drive ratios are fixed which eliminates the need for gear changes. By eliminating that friction—46 to 80 percent according to Honda—the hybrid benefits from increased efficiency. Continue reading