J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study (IQS) is closely watched by automakers, media and the car-buying public. But does this highly influential report deserve the attention it receives? Continue Reading...
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J.D. Power released its latest Initial Quality Study (IQS) earlier today. This highly anticipated report is loaded with information about how well automakers are doing and the 2015 installment is particularly fascinating. Continue Reading...
J.D. Power just released its annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). This closely monitored report gives automakers and consumers a good idea of how well the industry is doing when it comes to quality. Continue Reading...
Direct injection offers numerous benefits over port fuel delivery but could it be a bigger headache than it’s worth? Continue Reading...
Turbochargers are becoming more and more popular. Automakers are constantly looking for ways to improve their fuel-economy figures without sacrificing performance and these little exhaust-driven blowers can really help out. Continue Reading...
Japanese automakers including Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Acura are often seen as makers of long-lasting, reliable cars. But do all cars from Japanese automakers feature extraordinary reliability? Continue Reading...
With essentially two powertrains under the hood and a number of additional electric components, gas-electric hybrids are without a doubt complex vehicles. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re prone to breaking down. Continue Reading...
For 2007, Hyundai introduced its second-generation Santa Fe crossover with an all-new platform and smoother styling. Starting with the 2007 model year, the Santa Fe grew in size, bringing an optional third row of seats. Continue Reading...
Return of the American Muscle Sedan Progeny of the ill-fated Daimler-Chrysler merger, the Dodge Charger came to be in 2005 as a throwback to classic muscle nostalgia in a full-size sedan body. With retro looks, paint schemes and a throwback for a name, the Charger was more than just a pretender thanks to models like… Continue Reading...
General Motors and Ford are putting renewed focus on quality. Each company had its share of issues in recent years but they’re taking a similar – and probably controversial – approach to improving. Continue Reading...
Tesla’s Model S sedan scored an unprecedented “99 out of 100″ from Consumer Reports last year, but the glowing endorsement from this influential publication could turn out to be short lived. Sources indicate the reliability of this car may have taken a slide. Continue Reading...
Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show. Continue Reading...
Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Brand Report Card has been published and not surprisingly luxury automakers dominate the top of this list. Continue Reading...
There’s cloudy news on the horizon if you’re thinking about buying a new car. Continue Reading...
The American car consumer might be stereotyped as loving brutishly powerful V8 machines, but according to a new survey they actually prefer fuel efficiency over performance. Continue Reading...
The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) is an annual report that’s closely followed by both automakers and consumers. It measures problems reported by vehicle buyers during the first 90 days of ownership. The research firm released its 2013 findings today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit and the report was full… Continue Reading...
Six of the Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks on the road are Ford products. At least, that’s according to data provided by Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that tests everything from toasters to homeowner’s insurance. This lopsided result has raised a lot of questions, like: Are Blue-Oval vehicles really that troublesome or is… Continue Reading...
Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings. Continue Reading...
Three Ohio drivers are suing Ford, saying the EcoBoot V6 engines powering their cars are defective. Continue Reading...
Quality is an ever-moving target; it’s something automakers have to constantly monitor. And like the Mongol hordes conquering vast swaths of Asia in the 13th century, problems can easily overwhelm an unsuspecting company’s defenses. Like arrows toppling a mighty war elephant, just a few small issues can devastate even the most reliable vehicle on the… Continue Reading...
You might want to think twice about buying a new muscle car from Dodge, Chevrolet or Ford this year. Continue Reading...
The numbers have been tallied and the data compiled in Consumer Reports’ latest Auto Reliability Survey. Toyota has a lot to be happy about but Ford has taken a tumble. Continue Reading...
Sometimes it’s pretty difficult to determine what makes a vehicle reliable. But one sound way is to look back and see how much the average repair cost was for a vehicle over three to five years, and seeing which ones suffered the least breakdowns. Data was studied using 100,000 auto warranty policies linked to family… Continue Reading...
Don’t head to the optometrist just yet. If the parking lot outside the California Pizza Kitchen and P.F. Chang’s seems particularly crowded with Mercedes-Benz SUVs, you’re probably seeing just fine. The company had some good news to release with the new year, they managed to surpass the 2 million SUVs sales mark. According to a… Continue Reading...