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...
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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...
Figuring out a vehicle’s total cost of ownership before setting out to make the purchase can be very difficult. Luckily for us, Kelley Blue Book has conducted a cost of ownership study factoring insurance, maintenance, repairs and fuel expenses. According to KBB’s findings, pinchpenny shoppers stand to gain the biggest bang for their buck by choosing… Continue Reading...
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...
When all was said and done, the results of their findings revealed a rather diverse range of vehicles, from cars to minivans, trucks and SUVs, though all of them shared a common trait, namely a user friendly all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system, designed to maintain traction in slippery conditions. Continue Reading...
Those who feel especially generous this holiday season can get a bargain on what’s probably the best Christmas gift anyone could ever ask for. According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette earned the #1 spot for the best new car deal of the holiday season. For the last couple of months, GM offered… Continue Reading...
This week, a news report was released by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, proclaiming Audi as the number one luxury brand for best total cost of ownership. The data confirmed that Audi yields the lowest average Total Cost of Ownership for the initial five-year ownership period, beating all other luxury brands. The Total Cost of Ownership breaks… Continue Reading...
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...
Kelley Blue Book announced today that Hyundai has taken the number 1 spot in brand loyalty, beating out Honda and Toyota, on kbb.com for Q2 2011. Automakers have struggled recently to retain loyal customers due to the economic downturn and consumers becoming more aware of issues such as fuel prices and safety recalls. Hyundai has… Continue Reading...
According to the latest Kelley Blue Book survey regarding gas prices, new cars and used cars, consumers feel gas prices will improve. In a recent May 2011 survey by KBB, more than half of car shoppers (52 percent) say they think gas prices will either stay the same or go down in the next 30… Continue Reading...
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...
If you’re looking to buy a new car, chances aren’t you’re not going with an electric, says a survey by Kelley Blue Book. The recent results from the Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence study looked at consumer attitudes regarding electric vehicles. It shows that only seven percent of car shoppers say they are likely to… Continue Reading...
What makes a car truly comfortable? Air conditioning? Heated seats? Power window shades? Sure, those are all a good start, but with today’s modern luxuries, there are so many extras that can make your commute a comfortable one. The folks at Kelley Blue Book have assembled the 10 most comfortable cars under $30,000. Not surprisingly… Continue Reading...
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...