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 Corolla vs. 2016 Civic in San Antonio TX

Is it about that time that you’re exploring options for a brand new, shiny car? It’s an exciting time to buy or lease a new car because of all of the innovation options out there. However, as much as we’d like to say all cars are made equal, they just aren’t. One thing we like to do at Fiesta Honda is search for the perfect car for you. To start out, let’s look at two high-performing sedans: the 2016 Corolla and the 2016 Civic in San Antonio!


2016 Honda Civic

  • 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 Toyota Corolla

  • 132 horsepower
  • Zero to 60 in 9.3 seconds
  • 37 MPG on the highway* with a 1.8 4-cylinder automatic transmission
  • Certified by the EPA as a “Low Emissions Vehicle”
  • Standard 15-inch wheels on the Corolla L/LE Eco
  • 13 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk
  • Available heated front seats


If you’re sold on the Civic, we’re with you. The Civic is unmatched in power, performance, MPG and even the styling. You just can’t go wrong with the Civic! It’s pretty on paper but it’s better in person. Come check it out today at Fiesta Honda!








*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.


Top 9 Ways the 2015 Civic Tackles the 2015 Corolla in San Antonio

The 2015 Honda Civic and 2015 Toyota Corolla are top compact car choices in the San Antonio area, and choosing between the two isn’t necessarily easy, since they both offer quite a bit. However, at Benson Honda, we believe the 2015 Civic tackles its Toyota competitor in a number of very compelling ways. Here are nine of them:

  1. To reveal cars and other objects in its blind spots, the new Civic offers blind spot mirrors. The new Corolla doesn’t.
  1. Because of its top-level performance in crash tests, the IIHS named the new Civic a Top Pick Plus for 2014. The IIHS didn’t recognize the Corolla with a top title.
  1. The Civic’s standard 4-cylinder engine produces more power and more torque than the Corolla’s 4-cylinder engine options.
  1. Car and Driver and Consumer Reports found that the Civic’s brakes proved more responsive than the Corolla’s when the vehicles were tasked with stopping from 70 mph and 60 mph.
  1. For more stability when it comes to ride and handling, the new Civic has fully independent front and rear suspensions. The new Corolla doesn’t.
  1. The Civic has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering to make parking easier. This is another feature the Corolla lacks.
  1. 3.2 inches shorter than its Toyota competitor, the 2015 Civic is easier to maneuver.
  1. With its optional coupe body style, the Civic offers some extra flair in terms of design options. The Corolla isn’t offered in a coupe body style.
  1. Ergonomically, the Civic distinguishes itself from the Corolla with things like a remote vehicle starting system and power mirror controls mounted to the driver’s armrest for easy access.

Think you’ve met your match in the 2015 Honda Civic? Take a look at the models we have at Benson Honda!

7 Reasons to Love the 2015 Civic Over the 2015 Golf

Getting to know 2015 compact cars better but having trouble getting the clear, succinct info you need? Let Benson Honda help you navigate your way through all the information and into the compact car of your dreams! If you’re considering the 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 VW Golf, here are some key things we believe you should know about how the Civic has an edge over the Golf:

  1. The Civic boasts more impressive ergonomic features than the Golf, including a remote vehicle starting system as well as GPS navigation with real-time traffic updates.
  1. The Civic’s blind spot mirrors help keep you safer on the road when you’re changing lanes. The Golf doesn’t offer blind spot mirrors.
  1. The VW Golf only offers manual and automatic transmission. The Civic, on the other hand, offers the option of continuously variable transmission, which boosts fuel efficiency and engine performance.
  1. Front and rear stabilizer bars and fully independent front and rear suspensions allow the Civic to handle better than the Golf in many driving situations. The Golf doesn’t have a rear stabilizer bar or fully independent suspensions.
  1. Car and Driver tested the brake performance of the Civic and the Golf, and they determined that the Civic stopped shorter after both 60 and 70 mph. This means the Civic is more likely to offer responsive braking when you need it.
  1. The Civic’s standard maintenance minder system helps you keep track of when you need to get your vehicle serviced and is a convenient feature that the Golf doesn’t have.
  1. With smartphone integration for its SE, EX, and EX-L trim levels, the Civic further distinguishes itself. The Golf doesn’t have smartphone integration for any of its trim levels.

Are you ready to get cozy in the front seat of a 2015 Honda Civic and give it a try on the road? Come take a test drive at Benson Honda!

2015 Civic vs. 2015 Sentra in San Antonio

Benson Honda is back with another car comparison. This time around, we’ll be examining how the 2015 Honda Civic and 2015 Nissan Sentra compare. There are a number of things that distinguish both of these vehicles. Here are their highlights in comparison to each other:

The New Civic’s Highlights

  • A standard safety system to help prevent whiplash injury
  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Blind spot mirrors
  • A better fatality history and better performance in IIHS safety tests
  • A standard 4-cylinder engine that produces 143 horsepower vs. the Sentra’s 130 horsepower
  • Faster acceleration to 30, 60, and 80 mph, according to Motor Trend
  • A title of “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” from the EPA vs. the Sentra’s title of “Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle”
  • For superior ride and handling, fully independent front and rear suspensions
  • An optional two-door body style
  • A maintenance minder system
  • A handy remote vehicle starting system

The New Sentra’s Highlights

  • Standard six-speed manual transmission vs. the Civic’s available five-speed manual
  • Larger standard tires than the Civic
  • A wheelbase that’s 1.2 inches longer
  • 3 extra cubic feet of space for occupants

Which are do you think is a better match for your unique needs as a driver? If you think it’s the Civic, make sure you check out the Civic models at our San Antonio Honda dealership and get in touch with us if you want to take a test drive! We look forward to working with you to help you find the compact car of your dreams!