2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Announced

2014 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards Announced
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The folks at Kelley Blue Book have released their annual Brand Image Awards. The study, now in its seventh year, honors automakers for excelling in certain areas. Categories include things like best performance brand, most refined brand and most trusted brand. Overall there are 13 winners and the results may surprise or even appall you…. Continue Reading...

Toyota, Lexus Earn Best Resale Value Awards for 2013

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Toyota, Lexus Earn Best Resale Value Awards for 2013
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Those looking for a car with strong resale value can’t go wrong with Toyota. The Japanese automaker was awarded the title of Best Resale Value by Kelly Blue Book for the 2013 model year, while Toyota luxury division Lexus took top honors in the Luxury division. Continue Reading...

Hyundai, Kia Resale Values to Weather Storm of Fuel Economy Blunder: Experts

Hyundai, Kia Resale Values to Weather Storm of Fuel Economy Blunder: Experts
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Last week Hyundai and Kia made an embarrassing confession; they’ve been overstating the fuel efficiency of their vehicles for the past three years. This miscalculation includes most of the models in both of their lineups. To make things right the South Korean automakers are readjusting the numbers and reimbursing customers. That should help rebuild trust… Continue Reading...

Three of Four Most Researched New Cars Are Hondas Says KBB

Three of Four Most Researched New Cars Are Hondas Says KBB
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Finally, some good news for Honda. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Japanese automaker has three of the four most-visited new cars on its website during the first quarter of 2012. Continue Reading...

Toyota, Lexus Top Kelley Blue Book 2012 Resale Value Brands

Toyota, Lexus Top Kelley Blue Book 2012 Resale Value Brands
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Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of their 2012 Best Resale Value Awards with Toyota being the best resale value brand and their luxury counterpart, Lexus, topping best resale value luxury brand. Coming out on top of the list of this year’s top 10 best resale value vehicles however is (In order from first… Continue Reading...

Top Ten Back To School Cars

Top Ten Back To School Cars
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Summer is almost over, which means back to school shopping. Forget about pens, pencils and binders; what about picking up a new set of wheels? Surely that will make the thought of heading back to class a little better! Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of vehicles that it believes will appeal to… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt 36-Month Resale Value Set At $17,000

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Chevrolet Volt 36-Month Resale Value Set At $17,000
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A 2011 Chevrolet Volt will be worth just over $17,000 after 36 months, the length of a typical lease, says Kelley Blue Book. That’s a 42 percent drop in price from the car’s $41,000 sticker price. Eric Ibara, director of residual value consulting at Kelley Blue Book, says the residual value projection seems low. But… Continue Reading...

Toyota Number One With Car Shoppers

Toyota Number One With Car Shoppers
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Despite a year filled with recalls and bad press, Toyota‘s reputation appears to be mostly untarnished, as is evidenced by Kelly Blue Book announcing the Japanese automaker’s cars are the most considered by new car shoppers. Toyota has just re-established itself atop the most recent Kelly Blue Book (KBB) Market Intelligence Brand Watch study for… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Customers Most Loyal to Their Brand Says Kelley Blue Book

Hyundai Customers Most Loyal to Their Brand Says Kelley Blue Book
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According to the most recent numbers released by Kelley Blue Book, Hyundai now has the strongest brand loyalty among its customers. Over the past year Hyundai owners looking to purchase another Hyundai went up 10.4 percent to a total of 56.4 percent, outranking long-time first-place brand Toyota. Honda, meanwhile, continues to hold on to the… Continue Reading...