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!

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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 Dart vs. 2016 Civic in San Antonio

So many cars out there and so little time! No worries – Fiesta Honda is here to your rescue and will make your next car-buying decision a breeze. Whether its old or new, black or blue, a sedan is a great choice for a new car and we’re exciting that you’re considering it for your next ride. We’re particularly fond of two popular sedans on the road today, the 2016 Dart and 2016 Civic in San Antonio and we’re about to show you how they measure up to one another!

The 2016 Honda Civic has a few more safety features than the 2016 Dodge Dart. For example, the Civic has vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors that alert the smart airbags in the Civic to deploy with different levels of force to protect passengers of different sizes. The Dart’s airbags deploy at full force every time. The Civic also has optional Collision Mitigation Braking System and a lane departure warning system. The Dart doesn’t have either of these as an option. Both vehicles have standard driver, passenger, side-impact, and side-impact head airbags.

Worried about space in a “compact car”? The Civic doesn’t feel so compact with 39.3 inches of headroom in the front, and 37.1 in the rear seating area! Holding 5 passengers, the Civic has 97.8 cubic feet of cargo room and 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The Dart only has 13.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and its passenger volume is unlisted (which we can only assume means that it doesn’t compare).

If fuel economy and efficiency are important to you, it’s safer to go with the Honda Civic in San Antonio. Both the Civic and Dart have 2.0 4. Cylinder/Manual transmissions in the most basic mode, but the Civic gets 27 city/40 hwy MPG while the Dart only gets 25 city/36 hwy MPG*. In addition to better fuel efficiency, the Civic doesn’t require premium gas like the Dart, which can save you 20-55 cents/gallon.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – not all cars are created equal even if they are the same model year! In this case, the Civic is way ahead of the game in terms of technology and features. The Civic has front power-windows, standards power locks (which the Dart has, but costs extra), standard power remote mirrors, standard Bluetooth wireless, standard HondaLink, available front heated seats, and so much more.

It’s not hard to conclude what the better sedan out of the two is, and that would be the 2016 Civic in San Antonio! We look forward to having you in for a test drive at Fiesta Honda! See you soon!

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!

San Antonio Sedans: 2016 Accord vs. 2016 Altima

Find yourself searching for a brand new car? Fiesta Honda is here to help! We have the 411 on all of the new San Antonio Sedans and how they measure up across the board. There may be a couple of cars you have your eye on, but start fresh with this car comparison of the new 2016 Accord and the 2016 Altima!

The Altima has nothing on the Accord when it comes to safety because the Accord has two key safety features that the Altima doesn’t offer! We’re talking about the Collision Mitigation Braking System that has high-tech mounted sensors so when a potential collision is ahead, it alerts the driver immediately so they can take action. However, if the driver doesn’t respond to the warning, the brakes are applied automatically at full-force to reduce the impact of the crash. Additionally, the Accord has Daytime Running Lights to make sure the vehicle is visible at all times of the day!

The ergonomic features that the Accord offers are also unmatched by the 2015 Nissan Altima. For example, if you aren’t always the only person in the driver’s seat of your new sedan in San Antonio, the Accord EX-L/Touring has memory seats that are activated by the keyless remote and customized to fit your most comfortable seat position. The Altima doesn’t offer this on any model. The Accord also has standard windshield wipers that auto-adjust to the amount of rainfall, that way you aren’t distracted when driving through a rainstorm!

Lastly, the Honda Accord has some important publication recognition that the Altima doesn’t have. The Accord is recommended by Consumer Reports, was named a Car Book “Best Bet” and holds 3 Kiplinger’s Awards. The Altima is not acknowledged in either the Consumer Reports or Car Book, but does have 2 Kiplinger’s Awards.

After this comparison, you might only have eyes for the 2016 Accord. That isn’t surprising because out of these San Antonio Sedans, it tops the chart in style, safety and features! Get your hands on the wheel of this award-winning Accord at Fiesta Honda today and one of our helpful associates will be happy to help you!

2016 Forester vs. 2016 CR-V in San Antonio

Exploring options for a new and one-of-a-kind SUV? Look no further! The 2016 Honda CR-V is revving up the SUV category and everyone at Fiesta Honda is impressed. We think you’ll be captivated with it too, which is why we’re doing a side-by-side comparison of the 2016 CR-V in San Antonio with the 2016 Subaru Forester. Let’s show you how the CR-V outshines the Forester!

 

2016 CR-V in San Antonio

  • Uses wide-angle convex mirrors inside of the side view mirror for optimal viewing of objects in a blind spot
  • Standard frontal airbags, front side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and available all-wheel drive
  • 5-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the driver
  • 4-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the passenger
  • There are 71% more Honda dealers than Subaru dealers, making it more convenient to get your CR-V serviced
  • Equipped with a 410-amp battery
  • 185 horsepower
  • Is able to run off of unleaded gasoline
  • 2 cubic feet of cargo room
  • Touring edition has memory seats
  • Headlights rated “Very Good” by Consumer Reports
  • Available in front-wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive
  • 1 cubic feet of available passenger volume
  • Multi-angle rear view camera is available on all models
  • SmartVent® front side airbags
  • Honda LaneWatch® available in the EX/EX-L/Touring models

 

2016 Forester in San Antonio

  • Standard frontal airbags, front side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, daytime running lights and available all-wheel drive
  • 5-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test
  • 4-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test for the passenger
  • Only has a 390-amp battery
  • 170 horsepower
  • Requires premium gasoline, making it more expensive
  • 4 cubic feet of cargo room
  • Headlights only rated as “Good” by Consumer Reports
  • Does not have front-wheel drive as an option

 

The 2016 CR-V in San Antonio has it all and more when it comes to being an SUV! Fiesta Honda personally invites you to see how fantastic it is in person by taking it for a spin. Test-drive the new CR-V 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!

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.