2016 Optima vs. 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio

 

Searching for affordably priced sedans that air on the side of luxury? You’ve come to the right place! Fiesta Honda wants to assist you in making that new car decision. In fact, we’re going to do a comparison of two incredibly popular sedans of today: the 2016 Optima and the 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio. Some have better safety than others, some have better performance capabilities, and we’re here to uncover exactly which car that is!

If it’s safety that you care most about in a car (most people do) then you’re better off going with the 2016 Accord. Although both have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, rearview cameras and lane departure warning systems, only the 2016 Accord was named a “Top Pick Plus” for 2015. The Institute for Highway Safety administers the safety tests to be named a “Top Pick” or “Top Pick Plus”, and the honor is only granted to 64 vehicles.

Like safety, these sedans in Round Rock are not created equal in fuel efficiency. With 27 MPG in the city and 37 on the highway*, the Accord takes the cake for better fuel mileage. The Optima only receives 25 MPG in the city and 37 on the highway. If you like spending less money and getting more bang for your buck, the Accord is the way to go!

Lastly, let’s talk about technology. Today’s affordable sedans have almost the same technology features as some luxury lines, and it doesn’t stop with either of these two cars! The Accord EX/EX-L/Touring has a standard remote vehicle starting system (so you don’t even have to leave your home to warm up or cool off your car)! Unfortunately, the Optima doesn’t even offer this feature in any model. The Accord also has several standard features that the Optima doesn’t have like speed-sensitive windshield wipers, standard automatic headlight on/off feature and standard dual zone air conditioning!

If we had to choose, we’d definitely be driving the 2016 Honda Accord in San Antonio for several reasons. Safety, MPG and technology are all important, but how about you take a test drive to seal the deal? Stop by Fiesta Honda today to get behind the wheel of this new Accord!

2016 Elantra vs. 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio

It’s time for another new car comparison by Fiesta Honda! You’re a busy person, and it can take a lot of time to do the research on finding a new car. We want to lighten your load a little bit by highlighting some features of a couple of well-liked cars on the road. Today we’re going to look at the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra in San Antonio. How will they compare?

 

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Elantra

Has Smart Airbags that deploy with different levels of force that are determinant on size of passenger as detected by speed and seat sensors

Airbags do not have smart features and always deploy at full force

Standard whiplash protection that moves headrest forward to prevent neck and spine injuries No whiplash protection
Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System to warn driver or potential collision No collision warning or crash mitigation brakes
Optional lane departure warning system No lane departure warning system
Ranked 5th in reliability by J.D. Power Ranked 24t in reliability by J.D Power
Accelerates from 0 to 60 in 7.2 seconds Accelerates from 0 to 60 in 9.6 seconds
Standard cap-less fueling system that eliminates fuel evaporation and saves you money and pollution Does not offer cap-less fueling system
Offers a continuous variable transmission to keep engine at the most efficient speed Does not offer a CVT
97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume 95.6 cubic feet of passenger volume
15.1 cubic feet of space in the trunk 14.8 cubic feet of trunk space
Standard smart maintenance reminder No smart maintenance reminder

 

That table just about sums it up, out the two new cars, the 2016 Honda Civic offers several more features than the 2016 Elantra. In other words, if you’re searching for a car that has it all, the 2016 Civic is the way to go. Come see it in person and get your hands on the wheel by stopping in Fiesta Honda today!

2016 Cherokee vs. 2016 CR-V in San Antonio

Looking for the perfect SUV for you and your family? Look no further than Fiesta Honda! We have a wide selection of everything from cars to trucks to SUVs, but today we’re going to compare two SUVs in particular that are turning heads around San Antonio! You may have noticed them on the road or in the neighborhood – the 2016 Cherokee and the 2016 CR-V in San Antonio! Let’s take a look to see just how they compare!

 

2016 Honda CR-V

  • 5-star driver safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test
  • “Good” overall evaluation grade from the IIHS small overlap frontal offset crash test
  • Received the highest rating from the IIHS as a “Top Pick Plus” for 2015
  • Consumer Reports predicts that CR-V’s reliability will be 132% better than the Jeep Cherokee V6 engine
  • Goes zero to 60 MPH in just 9 seconds
  • 2WD, 2.4 4 cylinder/CVT gets 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway*
  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering for better control on the highway and a more accurate feel of the road
  • Weighs in 300-500 pounds less than the Cherokee, making it easier to handle and more efficient
  • 2 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seat up, and 70.9 cubic feet with rear seat folded
  • Consumer Reports rates the CR-V’s headlight performance “Very Good”
  • Recommended by Consumer Reports
  • Recipient of 3 Kiplinger Awards

 

2016 Jeep Cherokee

  • 4-star driver safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test
  • “Marginal” overall evaluation grade from the IIHS small overlap frontal offset crash test
  • Not a “Top Pick” for 2015 in the IIHS test
  • Takes 10.9 seconds to go from zero to 60 MPH
  • 2WD, 2.4 4 cylinder/Automatic gets 22 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway*
  • Only 24.6 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seat up and 54.9 cubic feet with the rear seat folded
  • Consumer Reports rates the Cherokee’s headlight performance as “Poor”
  • Not recommended by Consumer Reports
  • Recipient of only 1 Kiplinger Award

 

 

The results are in and it’s obvious that the choice here is the 2016 CR-V in San Antonio! The CR-V virtually has it all. But it’s more than just a pretty car so we invite you to come explore the CR-V in person at Fiesta Honda today! Our team of helpful associates will be happy to let you take it for a test drive.

Experience the Thrill of the 2016 CR-V in San Antonio TX

 

It’s time for you to get an SUV upgrade! May we offer some assistance with your new car decision? We have tons of new SUVs on the lot, but one has consistently impressed not only the Fiesta Honda employees, but our customers, too! With unbelievable fuel economy, features, power and more, the CR-V beats out competitor SUVs in several ways. Let’s take a dive into the details of how the 2016 Ford Escape doesn’t stand a chance next to the 2016 CR-V in San Antonio!

Firstly, let’s start with safety. The 2016 CR-V has multiple safety features that make it top of the chart in safety! Things like the Standard Collision Mitigation Braking System – a system in which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision keep the whole family safe. Not to mention that the CR-V will brake automatically at full-force to reduce force of the crash if driver does not respond to the warning, preventing many accidents. You’ll also get a standard rearview camera in the CR-V! All of these elements contribute to the5-star driver crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test, 4-star passenger crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test and 5-star front seat side impact rating in the NHTSA side impact test. The Ford Escape does not include some of the safety features tat the CR-V does, earning it a lower score on crash tests.

Now let’s touch on technology. The 2016 Honda CR-V has top-of-the-line safety features that make it stand out amongst other SUVs, like the 2016 Escape. The CR-V has one-touch power windows, smart entry keyless remote (standard on the EX/EX-L and Touring), a standard locking fuel door with remote release, a built-in pollen filter and adaptive cruise control. Like the safety comparison, the Escape can’t keep up!

The Escape also can’t keep up when it comes to power. The CR-V has a whopping 185 horsepower while the Ford Escape just barely holds its own at 182 horsepower. We can’t forget to tell that even with more power, the CR-V gets better fuel economy with 25 in the city and 33 on the highway*. The Escape on the other hand gets just 22 city/32 highway.

As you can see, the 2016 CR-V in San Antonio clearly beats out the Ford Escape. And we don’t want to brag, but the CR-V has also won more recognition like being an IIHS “Top Safety Pick Plus” (the Escape is only a standard “Top Pick”), and it’s recommended by Consumer Reports. Make the smart decision and go with the new CR-V from Fiesta Honda! We know you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 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.

 

2016 Focus vs. 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio

 

It’s the official start of summer and Fiesta Honda is excited about all of the new cars on the road! Maybe you’re getting a little bit of new car envy and looking into your options for new cars. Well, we’re proud to say that you’ve landed on the right blog post! Today we’re comparing two well-liked cars, the 2016 Focus and the 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio to see how each measures up!

A lot of people are deterred from buying a new sedan because of lack of passenger and cargo space, but you don’t have to worry about that in the new Civic. The 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio has 7.1 more cubic feet of passenger volume than the Focus has, which allows for a more comfortable ride! In addition to more passenger volume, the Civic also has 1.9 more cubic feet of trunk space so you never have to worry about having enough room in the back.

If your top priority is safety, then the 2016 Civic is the way to go. The Civic has tons of safety technology features that the Focus lacks; making it an overall safer vehicle to transport you and the ones you love! For instance, the Civic has speed and seat sensors that alert a smart airbag what level force to deploy depending on the size of the front passenger. The Civic also has standard whiplash protection, optional collision mitigation brakes and daytime running lights. Needless to say, when Honda engineers designed the 2016 Civic in Killeen, you and your family were top of mind.

Think your vehicle can be safe and powerful? That’s right, you can have your cake and eat it too! The Civic is not only the safest on the block, but it’s also the most powerful. Going from zero to 60 in 6.6 seconds, the Civic beats out the Focus by a full 1. 5 seconds! Not to mention the engine of the Civic is a 1.5 Turbo and the Focus has a 4 cylinder.

Space, safety, performance, the 2016 Honda Civic in San Antonio has it all! See yourself driving through the hills of San Antonio in this one-of-a-kind sedan? Hesitate no longer by stopping by Fiesta Honda for a test drive today!

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!

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!