Overview of the 2017 Honda Accord in San Antonio

Fiesta Honda is excited to tell you that we have tons of options for the 2017 Honda Accord in San Antonio! It’s no surprise to anyone that this new Accord has really broken the boundaries of the affordable and comfortable mid-size car segment. If you’re a current Accord owner then you know what we mean, but if not, you’re in for a treat. Not only is this new Accord an award-winner, the Accord model has been around for more than 40 years now, so you know it is perfection!

So, what can you expect in this new Accord? Well, for starters the 2017 Accord has a grille design that will make you double take when you notice the (available) LED headlights and daytime running lights. The body style is elegant and bold with angular lines and beautifully designed wheels for the perfect combination of sophistication and confidence. It’s not just the headlights that are LED, the taillights are too for 360 degrees of an eye-catching vehicle.

Aside from the exterior, you have some interior features to look forward to. The interior is completely refined to make driving the Accord enjoyable. Features that were created for optimal driving comfort include the ergonomically-designed steering wheel with controls, 10-way adjustable memory seats, one-click shifting gears, a push start button, dual-zone AC, HomeLink®, and a functional center console complete with space for a tablet.

Because safety features are really what make or break a new car decision, let’s talk about those. Honda really had the consumer in mind when designing the new 2017 Honda Accord in San Antonio, and it’s evident in the technology that was implemented. Honda created the Honda Sensing™ suite that will alert you of dangers outside the vehicle when you might not see them yourself. In addition to the Honda Sensing™ suite, there is the Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System and the Road Departure Mitigation System. To put it lightly, the Accord will keep you safe in a variety of scenarios!

Lastly, there is an Accord Hybrid option for those of you who are fuel-conscious. The Accord Hybrid gets an incredible 49/47-MPG city/highway* which really makes an impact considering competition doesn’t get more than 43 city MPG. The Accord Hybrid is making waves in the Hybrid category because not only is it fuel efficient, but it still gets 212 horsepower with the use of two motors! This is made possible by the fact that it can switch into Sport Mode for better acceleration.

Although we could go on and on about the 2017 Honda Accord in San Antonio, it might be better for you to see the car in person at Fiesta Honda. Stop by today for a test drive and let one of our helpful associates tell you even more about this incredible new mid-size car!

 

*Combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. †Government 5-StarSafety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit http://www.safercar.gov.

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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!

New SUVs in San Antonio: 2016 CR-V vs. 2016 Rav4

 

Summer is just around the corner, a perfect time to road trip of the many new SUVs in San Antonio! With so many options to choose from, how do you know what SUV is right for you? Fiesta Honda is here to help you out with that decision. We’ve compiled some research on a couple of SUVs with the goal of showing you which one comes out as your ideal vehicle. Let’s look at the differences and similarities between the 2016 CR-V and the 2016 Rav4!

 

Is safety a #1 priority for you? The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring has standard HondaLink Assist, which means it has a unique GPS system to alert emergency crews to come directly to the scene when airbags deploy. The Rav4 does not have this capability, which would delay help if you were to be involved in an accident. In addition to this helpful feature, the CR-V also has better safety ratings! With a 5-star overall rating in the NHTSA crash test, the CR-V can’t possibly get any safer. The Rav4 only has a 4-star overall safety rating.

 

In addition to safety, the CR-V has better fuel economy than the 2016 Rav4. This 185 horsepower SUV gets 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway*. With only 176 horsepower and 24 city/33 hwy MPG*, the Rav4 doesn’t quite keep up with the CR-V. Bottom line? You can have power and efficiency in the CR-V! How cool is that?

 

Finally, the CR-V has features that make the drive overall more comfortable than it would be in the Rav4. The telescoping steering wheel is much better than the Rav4’s tilt steering because it allows a short driver to sit further form the steering wheel while still maintaining contact with the pedals. Also, in the CR-V Touring, memory seats are an ultra convenient feature when you have multiple drivers regularly. The final feature worth noting is the CR-V’s adaptive cruise control. Unlike traditional cruise control (like what the Rav4 offers), the adaptive cruise control adjusts to the speed of the vehicle without the driver having to. That’s a major plus if you’re a frequent driver!

 

Out of these two new SUVs in San Antonio, the CR-V reigns superior! Can you see yourself cruising the streets in a new 2016 CR-V? We surely can and would love for you to stop by Fiesta Honda today for a test drive!

 

 

 

* 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.

 

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!

San Antonio Honda Dealer and the Community

Stuff-the-Bus-Benson-HondaBenson Honda would like to announce a drive we’re participating in to help support Communities in Schools San Antonio and local kids as they go back to school. The Stuff the Bus School Drive will provide school supplies to local, at-risk youth in Bexar County. If you’d like to participate, you can donate school supplies to our two collection bins at Benson Honda. These bins will be at our dealership until the middle of August.

Communities in Schools has been running this drive every year for 15 years. Last year, they were able to collect 24.5 tons of school supplies, with an estimated value of around $300,000. This year the organization hopes to collect at least 25 tons of supplies. This will help them provide a growing number of at-risk children in San Antonio with the school essentials they need to succeed this year.

So, if you want to help out Communities and Schools and local children this school year, we hope you’ll join us at Benson Honda and donate some supplies! We think what Communities in Schools does for the community is invaluable, and we’re definitely proud to support the organization.

Get in touch with us at Benson Honda if you have any questions about how the Stuff the Bus School Drive works. Let’s work together to help Communities in Schools set San Antonio kids up for success for the 2014-2015 school year!

At Benson Honda, we’re committed to supporting our community in every possible way we can. Please let us know about other local events, fundraisers, and drives in the comments section of this blog post. We’re always excited to get involved!