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 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!

2015 Toyota Rav4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio TX

How do you choose the perfect crossover SUV? Sometimes you know exactly what you want, but other times you need to weigh your options. Benson Honda is a big believer in doing side-by-side comparisons of rival vehicles to find out which one has more to offer. Let’s look in-depth at two remarkable crossover SUVs: the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Toyota Rav4!


2015 Honda CR-V

  • A “Top Pick Plus” safety rating from the IIHS
  • The title of 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year
  • A recommendation from Consumer Reports based on reliability, safety, and performance
  • Available HondaLink Assist, which uses GPS technology to stay connected to emergency personnel
  • A 4-cylinder engine that produces 9 more horsepower and 9 more lbs.-ft. of torque than the RAV4’s 4-cylinder engine
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • A maintenance-free battery
  • Quicker acceleration, according to Motor Trend
  • Better fuel economy ratings from the EPA (based on estimates)
  • Standard CVT (which isn’t offered by the RAV4)
  • Larger front brake rotors, which improve stopping capabilities
  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering
  • 2 cubic feet of extra space for passengers
  • A standard locking glove box
  • Rear A/C vents


2015 Toyota RAV4

  • Whiplash-injury-lessening seats
  • An optional cross-path warning system
  • Larger standard tires than the CR-V
  • A wheelbase that’s 1.6 inches longer than the CR-V’s


It’s clear to us who offers more when it comes to crossover SUVs – and that would be the 2015 CR-V in San Antonio TX! Can you just not wait to get your hands on the wheel of this new car? Come see us at Benson Honda today!

2014 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2014 Honda Pilot in San Antonio

Both the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2014 Honda Pilot are among the most popular SUVs in San Antonio and the nation, and both vehicles are very worthy of your consideration. Benson Honda wants to help you get a better understanding of exactly how these two vehicles compare. So, here’s an overview of their standout features:

Standout Features: 2014 Pilot

2014 Honda Pilot

  • The new Pilot boasts important safety attributes like active head restraints to prevent whiplash injury, daytime running lights, and an airbag system that can selectively deploy airbags based on passenger weight. The new Pathfinder lacks all of these safety features.
  • The Pilot’s V6 engine is exceptionally powerful and strong: producing 253 horsepower and 253 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Pathfinder’s engine offers less presence on the road, producing only 243 horsepower and 240 lbs.-ft. of torque.
  • The 2014 Honda SUV offers an engine control system, which allows the vehicle’s engine to automatically shut down half of its cylinders when the vehicle reaches cruising speeds.
  • With a fuel tank that’s 1.5 gallons larger than the Pathfinder’s fuel tank, the Pilot typically allows for a longer range between trips to the gas station.
  • Seating for 8 passengers in the Pilot offers more convenience than the seating options for 7 passengers in the Pathfinder.
  • Bluetooth connectivity is standard in all Pilot models. Bluetooth is not available in all Pathfinder models.
  • With computer-generated active noise cancellation, the Pilot is better able to drown out outside noise and engine noise, which allows for a more pleasant ride. The Pathfinder doesn’t come with active noise cancellation.

Standout Features: 2014 Pathfinder

2014 Nissan Pathfinder

  • The 2014 Pathfinder’s wheelbase is 5 inches longer than the 2014 Pilot’s, which allows for slightly better handling in some situations.
  • With a towing capacity of 5000 pounds in comparison to the Pilot’s 2000 pounds, the Pathfinder allows for some additional flexibility when it comes to towing large loads.
  • The new Pathfinder offers continuously variable transmission (CVT), as opposed to the Pilot’s 5-speed automatic transmission. Some drivers prefer CVT.
  • To allow for some extra convenience, the new Nissan SUV offers a remote vehicle starting system, which means Pathfinder owners can start up their cars’ engines from inside their homes. The Pilot doesn’t come with this ergonomic extra.

At Benson Honda, we think the 2014 Pilot goes above and beyond in comparison to competitors like the 2014 Pathfinder. We invite you to see some of the Pilot’s advantages firsthand at our dealership and hope you’ll get in touch with us soon if you’re interested in the new Pilot!

New RAV4 vs. New CR-V in San Antonio

No two crossovers polarize consumers as much as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. At Benson Honda in San Antonio, we’re definitely CR-V loyalists, but we do think it’s important for consumers to consider the unique benefits each of the two crossover SUVs offer. Here’s an overview of the advantages of both the 2014 Honda CR-V and 2014 Toyota RAV4:

New CR-V Advantages

*Consumer Reports estimated the new CR-V is 15% more reliable and less likely to break down than the new RAV4.
*U.S. News and World Report rated the 2014 CR-V first in the crossover SUV class, above the 2014 RAV4.
*J.D. Power and Associates rated the CR-V first in its class in their annual Initial Quality Study.
*With larger front brake rotors and more responsive brakes, the Honda crossover stops from 60 mph in 128 feet. It takes the RAV4 a whopping 135 feet to stop from 60 mph.
*The CR-V boasts vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering for easier maneuvering at slow speeds and while parking. The RAV4 lacks this useful feature.
*The new Honda offers 2.2 cubic feet more passenger space than its Toyota competitor, which means more room to stretch and more comfort for occupants.
*Intellichoice determined that the average CR-V owner spends between $642 and $12287 less than the average RAV4 owner over the first five years of ownership.
*The CR-V’s 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces 185 horsepower, while the RAV4’s 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine only produces 176 horsepower, which means the Honda SUV offers a more powerful experience on the road.

New RAV4 Advantages

*The RAV4 offers complimentary scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first).
*RAV4 models come with 6-speed automatic transmission, while CR-V models come with five-speed. Some drivers may find that this extra gear enhances the RAV4’s performance.
*Car and Driver magazine determined that the RAV4’s interior was slightly quieter than the CR-V’s.
*The RAV4 comes with whiplash injury lessening seats, which prevent whiplash during car accidents.

As you can tell, both the 2014 Honda CR-V and the 2014 Toyota RAV-4 offer unique perks. Benson Honda thinks the 2014 CR-V takes the cake, though. If you’re interested in this new Honda crossover, we hope you’ll get in touch with us to schedule a test drive!