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2014-07-23 12:21:16

Dodge and Porsche Each Receive Three Segment-Level Awards; Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan Each Receive Two WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although manufacturers are putting more and more technologies and functionality in their new and redesigned models, satisfaction with these features is not significantly higher among owners of those models than among owners of carryover models, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution...

2014-07-21 12:20:47

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars has named the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage the most affordable vehicle car shoppers can buy. Cars.com editors considered cars of all types and sizes. Minimum requirements included power windows and door locks as well as Bluetooth capability and USB port(s). In addition to the cost of each car plus destination fee, editors calculated five-year gas cost for each contender to...

2014-07-15 04:20:38

IRVINE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The process of buying a new car can be quite an overwhelming task, even though the end result is exciting. A new car is one of the largest purchase decisions one makes in life, and shoppers want confidence that they are choosing not only the right vehicle segment for them, but also the specific model that best suits their needs, before shelling out their hard-earned money. But with so many great options to choose from, how is one to know which...

2014-06-18 12:21:36

Powerful and efficient compact car currently available at Bill Stasek Chevrolet in Wheeling WHEELING, Ill., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ever since its release back in 2008, the Chevy Cruze has gained popularity among consumers as it's able to deliver a triple threat of safety, space and efficiency. That's especially true for the 2014 Chevy Cruze, which is the first compact car in America to be offered with a diesel engine under the hood. Photo -...

2014-06-18 08:20:25

CHICAGO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of naming the 2014 Nissan Altima the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan, Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, has named the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue the Most Affordable Compact SUV. Contenders had to be equipped with an automatic transmission, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, backup camera, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. "Often times the most affordable car in a segment means it's the...

2014-06-17 08:20:57

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda and Acura captured the top prizes in Edmunds.com's fourth annual Best Retained Value® Awards, which recognize the brands and 2014 models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average "cash" True Market Value(®) (TMV(®)) price during their first five months in the market (or, for vehicles introduced in November or December of 2013, through March 2014). Honda won in the non-luxury...

2014-06-16 08:20:20

Ford Models Hold First, Second and Third Place DES PLAINES, Ill., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a new report that examines thefts of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) reported stolen between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013. The data was further refined with thefts of 2011, 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles only. Using those parameters, a total of 21,711 SUVs/CUVs were reported...

2014-05-03 20:20:23

SAN ANTONIO, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It happens every spring. About 50 auto journalists, including Linda Water Nelson, editor of INSIDEout: Cars & Trucks, and sports vehicle editor of Texas Fish & Game magazine, travel to the Texas Motor Speedway to evaluate a nearly equal number of vehicles to honor the best in Texas, as part of the Texas Auto Writers Association Spring Roundup. This year cars were driven 782 times - a first time for this statistic so we'll call it a...

2014-03-28 08:21:15

Higher Mix of Compact SUVs is Driving Up Average Transaction Prices WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's weather-related, the wide range of model options available or low gas prices--or a combination of all three--consumers are buying compact SUVs in increasing numbers, according to an analysis by J.D. Power. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130605/LA26502LOGO The compact SUV segment has been the most popular segment among U.S. new-vehicle...

2014-03-12 00:21:19

Mazda takes home the most awards of any brand; Honda Odyssey wins Best Minivan for Families for fourth consecutive year WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, today announced the 2014 Best Cars for Families awards on its popular Best Cars website, www.usnews.com/cars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100603/PH13717LOGO The 2014 Best Cars for Families awards highlight cars,...


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