How do the Sedona and Odyssey in San Antonio Stack up?

Are you the hunt for your next minivan? Many Fiesta Honda customers narrow down their top two contenders to the Honda Odyssey and Kia Sedona. We want to show you how the Honda Odyssey proves itself the superior minivan! Read along to see how the Odyssey in San Antonio steals the show.

2017 Honda Odyssey vs. 2017 Kia Sedona

For both long road trips and short hauls to school, the Honda Odyssey offers more cargo capacity than its competitor the Kia Sedona.

Honda Odyssey Kia Sedona
Behind Third Seat 38.4 cubic feet 33.9 cubic feet
Third Seat Folded 93.1 cubic feet 78.4 cubic feet
Max Cargo Volume 148.5 cubic feet 142 cubic feet

Fitting luggage, boxes, sports equipment, etc., and fitting passengers comfortably comes easy in the 2017 Honda Odyssey.

The Odyssey uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger cabin. This allows passengers to enjoy their ride without sound interfering with music, the rear entertainment system or talking amongst other passengers.

When the Odyssey is ready for its scheduled maintenance, find a Honda dealership faster than a Kia dealership. There are over 61 percent more Honda dealers than Kia dealers.

2017 Honda Odyssey Features

Fiesta Honda knows your Odyssey gets dirty faster than you’d like. Instead of taking your Odyssey to the car wash multiple times a month enjoy HondaVac that reaches every corner inside your Odyssey. Clean up messes right when they happen to keep your Odyssey clean at all times.

To keep kiddos busy in the car, get the available 16.2-inch rear entertainment system with DVD and game console integration!

Test Drive an Odyssey in San Antonio at Fiesta Honda!

Stop by Fiesta Honda today to see the Odyssey in action! Our helpful sales associates look forward to meeting you, answering any questions and finding you the perfect Odyssey for your family!


Toyota Sienna vs. 2017 Odyssey in San Antonio, TX

Purchasing a vehicle that accommodates a large family and provides room for luggage and other cargo takes a lot of time and research. Minivans push the limit when it comes to features and amenities for drivers and passengers. Today Fiesta Honda compares the 2017 Honda Odyssey and the 2017 Toyota Sienna to help you with your comparison-shopping. See how the 2017 Odyssey in San Antonio outdoes its competitor the Sienna.

For simplicity, the 2017 Odyssey has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The Sienna’s engine has dual overhead cams which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

The Odyssey gets better highway fuel mileage than the Sienna FWD (28 highway vs. 27 highway). For less fill-ups between trips, the Odyssey offers more fuel capacity than the Sienna.

An engine control system that shuts down half the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Odyssey’s fuel efficiency. The Sienna does not offer a system that shuts down part of the engine.

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Odyssey has an electronically controlled liquid-filled engine mounts. A computer-controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The Sienna uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

The Odyssey has 8.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Sienna (172.6 vs. 164.4) and .4 inches more front legroom, 3.3 inches more rear legroom and 6.1 inches more third row legroom than the Sienna.

The Odyssey uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Sienna doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Interested in finding out more information on the 2017 Odyssey in San Antonio? Stop by Fiesta Honda today to see this Honda minivan up close and experience all its features. Our helpful sales associates cannot wait to put you behind the wheel of a brand new 2017 Honda Odyssey!

*Based on 2017 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.

What to Expect in the 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Antonio

If there is one thing that comes to mind for a parent getting in the swing of things for back-to-school, it’s probably transportation. Taking the kids to and from school, participating in the weekly car pool, going to and fro soccer and dance practices, and picking up dinner all require a not only reliable car, but one that can handle these daily tasks with ease. The 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Antonio isn’t expected to make its debut until November or December, but this new model year is expected to have some really cool features. So stay tuned as Fiesta Honda goes through what to expect.


The last time the Honda Odyssey received a noticeable facelift was in 2014. Although nothing has been officially unveiled yet, there is good reason to believe that this 2017 Odyssey will be a little more updated. It has been rumored that this 5th generation Odyssey will be based off of 2016 Acura models. Unlike boxy minivans of the past, this minivan will have clean lines and be streamlined for ultimate styling.


We can expect the interior to be drastically updated, as are the current 2017 model Hondas. The interior will mirror the exterior essentially, with clean lines and a modern-feel. We have reason to believe that the HondaSensing suite will be offered, as does the 2017 Accord, 2017 Ridgeline and 2017 Fit. This minivan will be the most powerful on the block with at least 250 horsepower, which really makes it a competitive option. There have also been rumors that it will have an improved VCM like the 2016 Pilot and an All Wheel Drive option.


Trust us, Fiesta Honda is just as excited as you are about the new 2017 Honda Odyssey in San Antonio. We don’t even know all of the details yet, but we know it’s going to be a game changer in the minivan world! Stay tuned for updates for now, but if you just can’t wait you can always check out our 2016 Honda Odyssey inventory!


New Minivans in San Antonio: 2016 Odyssey vs. 2016 Town and Country

Minivans are historically the most versatile and family-friendly vehicles on the block, and the 2016 model year proves them to be more versatile than ever! With all-new body styles, never-before-seen technology features, and reassuring safety features, minivans are not what they used to be! Getting excited about choosing which minivan is the best option for you and your family? Make sure you make the right choice, first. Today at Benson Honda we are comparing two award-winning new minivans in San Antonio: the 2016 Odyssey and the 2016 Town and Country!


Safety First

The top reason you’re getting a minivan (aside from flexibility) is the incredible safety ratings they are said to have. Like everything else, some have better ratings than others and in this case it’s the 2016 Odyssey. The Odyssey has a perfect overall 5-star crash safety rating in the NHTSA front crash test while the 2016 Town and Country only received 4 stars. In addition to the NHTSA test, the Odyssey scored a “Good” rating in the IIHS small overlap crash test. The Town and Country? A “Poor” rating. We could tell you which one we’d want our family riding in – the 2016 Honda Odyssey!


Performance & Reliability

The Odyssey isn’t just incredibly safe, it’s proven to be more powerful and more reliable than the 2016 Town and Country! J.D Power and Associates’ 2015 Initial Quality Study of new cars ranked Honda 14th in initial quality and Chrysler is ranked 31st. Plus, the Odyssey has a 5-year corrosion warranty with unlimited miles but the Chrysler van’s corrosion warranty runs out after 100,000 miles. Lastly, The Odyssey is faster than the Town and Country, going from zero to 60 MPH in just 7.4 seconds, compared to the Town and Country’s 8.1 seconds.



One really helpful feature on the Odyssey, especially if you have children, is the ability to roll a window up or down with the button on the keyless remote. That way, if windows are left down, instead of restarting the car or having to back to it, you can roll them up from a distance. The Town and Country minivan does not offer this feature. The Town and Country also doesn’t offer the standard fuel-locking door like the Odyssey, or the center folding armrest, standard smartphone integration, a HondaVAC or power tailgate! With the Odyssey, you’re getting significantly more features.


Those points just about sum up the comparison of these two new minivans in San Antonio, and we’d choose the 2016 Odyssey over the 2016 Town and Country any day! Do you agree? Stop by Benson Honda to see how else the Odyssey can impress you!

Honda Continues Creative Effort to Market HondaVAC

2014 Honda Odyssey HondaVAC

A few HondaVAC pictures from the manufacturer’s creative Twitter marketing campaign.

When it comes to social media, some companies just get it. Honda is definitely one of those companies. They recently reached out to a number of food companies on Twitter, letting them know that their crumbs are no match for the 2014 Honda Odyssey HondaVAC, an industry-first, in-vehicle vacuum found in the back of the new Odyssey.

The Twitter raid attacked companies that normally have food found in a minivan. Just about every major fast food company got a tweet, and there were quite a few for certain types of candies, including KitKat and Skittles. Many of the companies even got a supplemental image with the Honda tweet which made for some pretty creative marketing. Continue reading “Honda Continues Creative Effort to Market HondaVAC”

Looking Into the Safest Minivan Currently Available

Top Safety Pick+ Safety Standards

Hopefully you never end up in this situation, but if you do, the Honda Odyssey is capable of keeping you safe.

We recently announced that the 2014 Honda Odyssey was the first minivan to receive the newly coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but never really explained what that new title means. Sure, the label sounds good, but unless you really understand exactly what it took for the Odyssey to get it, it can be confusing. So let’s look at the Top Safety Pick+ safety standards. Continue reading “Looking Into the Safest Minivan Currently Available”

CR-V and Odyssey Two of the Best Bets for Used Cars

Used Honda in San Antonio

Edmunds voted the Honda CR-V as the best bet for a used compact SUV/crossover.

Here at Benson Honda, we know that used cars are just as big of a concern as new ones, and with the amount of choices that exist out there, finding a reliable used car can be difficult. That’s why we’re going to make it easier for you to find the best deal on a used Honda in San Antonio. Though all of our new models are Honda vehicles, our used car inventory features many different makes and models. The two we’re going to focus on today, however, are Honda vehicles. That’s because the models won Edmund’s 2012 Best Used Car Bet Award in their segment. The awards were based on models over a span of six years. Every model year from 2005 to 2010 was accounted for. Let’s take a look at the winners. Continue reading “CR-V and Odyssey Two of the Best Bets for Used Cars”

HondaVAC Commercials Showcase Industry-First Feature

2014 Odyssey HondaVAC Ads

Implemented in the 2014 Honda Odyssey, the HondaVAC is an industry-first feature. It works just like it sounds. It’s an in-car vacuum system located in a back storage compartment which makes it much more convenient to clean up after the kids. Gone are the days of putting 50 cents into those sticky-hosed vacuums at the car wash. The HondaVac is even capable of running for a period of eight minutes when the engine is off. As this is a feature that can only be found in the 2014 Honda Odyssey, the manufacturer is really pushing out the advertisements for it. We don’t have a problem with that because most of the 2014 Odyssey HondaVAC ads are pretty entertaining.

Continue reading “HondaVAC Commercials Showcase Industry-First Feature”

After 40 Years of Airbags Honda’s are Among the Safest

Honda Airbag System

Side-curtain airbags have been included in every row of every Honda vehicle since 2008.

It has been 40 years since the first car with a passenger airbag became available for sale to the public. It was the 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado that got the safety feature now standard in just about every vehicle imaginable. In the last 40 years, vehicle airbags have really taken on quite a transformation. We’re sure that you’re award of the driver and passenger airbags, but you may not know how many other airbags your car is loaded up with. There are even airbags for passengers in the back of many vehicles now. Honda is one manufacturer that has spent additional time on perfecting their airbags. Let’s take a closer look at the Honda Airbag System. Continue reading “After 40 Years of Airbags Honda’s are Among the Safest”

2014 Odyssey First Minivan to get Top Safety Pick

2014 Honda Odyssey Top Safety Pick

The Odyssey passed the small overlap front test with the highest possible rating.

The new Honda Odyssey was just released a short while ago, and it is already bringing in some awards. These awards are no small feats either. The 2014 Honda Odyssey just became the first minivan to be awarded the 2013 Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It’s officially the safest minivan available. The pick comes as no surprise to Honda which is still the car manufacturer with the most Top Safety Pick ratings, including most recently the 2013 Honda Civic and Accord. Let’s look at what makes the 2014 Honda Odyssey a Top Safety Pick. Continue reading “2014 Odyssey First Minivan to get Top Safety Pick”