Americans continued buying new crossover SUVs and pickup trucks in increasing numbers last month, pushing July 2014 new-vehicle sales to pre-recession levels for a fifth straight month.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has completed its latest round of crash tests, and only one of 12 small cars tested earned the Institute's highest "Top Safety Pick+" rating.
During the past week, a total of six different automakers, including Chrysler, General Motors, Nissan, Mazda, Hyundai, and Volkswagen, issued recalls affecting a total of nearly one million vehicles.
A recent analysis of retail sales transaction data by the Power Information Network(R) (PIN) from J.D. Power shows that the Boomer generation (born 1946-1964) buys the greatest percentage of new vehicles in the United States, accounting for 38% of all purchases.
According to the results of the J.D. Power 2014 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM consumers who bought a new 2014 model-year vehicle experienced higher satisfaction with the fuel economy of their vehicles.
The summer edition of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Media and Marketing ReportSM finds that digital media such as websites and social media platforms should be considered additional mediums through which drivers of recently purchased or leased new-vehicles consume traditional media, rather than as an alternative to traditional media.
When automakers redesign a model or introduce an all-new vehicle to the market, buyers generally find them to be improved in key areas. However, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM car companies must continue to strive for improvement in other areas that also impact vehicle owner satisfaction.
The results of the 2014 APEAL Study are in. These are America's 10 most-appealing premium models, according to those who own them.
Based on the results of the 2014 APEAL Study, these 10 models are America's 10 most appealing non-premium vehicles, according to those who own them.
The 2015 Toyota Yaris is coming soon to a dealer near you, equipped with revised styling, an upgraded interior, new technology, and more.