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J.D. Power & Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study

J.D. Power & Associates

You would think that after all Toyota went through with their “memorable for all the wrong reasons” 2010, the brand would have taken a hit in the many surveys and studies that are taken on the topic of dependability.

Consumer Reports Top Autos for 2017

2017 Toyota Yaris iA - Consumer Reports Top Subcompact

Reliable, safe, and satisfying – that’s what it takes to be chosen as one of Consumer Reports’ top picks for any given year. The autos need to have performed well in both track tests and extensive owner surveys. They are ranked based on scores from the road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.

Here are the top picks for each category:

Kelly Blue Book Announces Best Family Cars for 2016

2016 Honda Civic - Best Family Sedan

If you are shopping for a family car you’ve probably already started looking at the many offerings on the market and the massive amount of information available regarding safety ratings, gas mileage, cost of ownership, and other factors to determine the best value for your family.

Honda Civic wins 2016 North American Car of the Year

Award Winning 2016 Honda Civic

This week the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards were announced at the Detroit Auto Show and the all-new 2016 Honda Civic beat out rivals from Chevrolet and Mazda to take the award for the second time. Fifty three automotive journalists from the United States and Canada considered more than fifty vehicles and rated them based on innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar to narrow the field down to the three finalists for cars and three finalists for trucks. All vehicles must be new or “substantially changed” to be considered.

Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards of 2016

2016 Honda Civic

Out of all of the car awards that are announced every year the Kelly Blue Book Awards are the ones that are geared most towards enabling consumers to get the most bang for their buck when shopping for a new automobile.  The editors at KBB.com sort through hundreds of new models to narrow the field down and pick winners in 12 different vehicle categories after a 7 week road test comparing various attributes such as how the vehicle handles, entering and exiting, parking, and operational features like the infotainment system and safety systems.  Road test evaluations were combined with pricing information, ownership costs, and consumer reviews.

Acura and Toyota Ranked as Best Retained Value Winners by Edmunds

2015 Toyota Highlander

When Edmunds released the results of their 5th annual Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Awards last month Acura and Toyota owners were very pleased. The awards seek to highlight the makes and models that retain the highest residual sales values after five years as a percentage of average transaction prices when new.

Mercedes-Benz Scores 3 World Car of the Year Awards for 2015

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

One of the highlights of the New York International Auto Show every April is the announcement of the World Car of the Year Awards from the show floor.

Consumer Reports Top Picks for 2015

2015 Tesla Model S: Consumer Reports Best Overall

If you are shopping for a new car this month you should check out the latest rankings from Consumer Reports. Every year the magazine’s editors sort through hundreds of vehicle tests to bring you the top vehicles in ten categories and an overall winner.

2015 North American Car & Truck of the Year Awards

2015 North American Car of the Year Volkswagen Golf

The 2015 Auto Show Season is well under way and as always January started off with the Car and Truck of the Year Awards at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.  Many industry insiders had predicted that the 2015 Ford Mustang would win Car of the Year and were surprised when the winner was announced as the

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