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J.D. Power Announces 2013 APEAL Study Results

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J.D. Power is most famous for its annual quality awards, but the marketing firm also conducts a study called APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout), which measures owner satisfaction in terms of vehicle design and performance. The results of this study are out for 2013, and the big winner is the Volkswagen Group, whose Porsche ...

Honda CR-V Is Best-Selling CUV In April 2013

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It appears the Honda CR-V got tired of being second-best for the first three months of this year, as the Japanese CUV snubbed the first position from the Ford Escape with 26,519 units sold in April. Below those two rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox (20,965 units sold) sat comfortably in the third spot once again. Stationed at ...

Cocktail Chatter: June 21, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. To mark the first official day of summer, we’re drinking a creation by associate web editor Donny Nordlicht. Called the Indian Summer Sip, add ...

J.D. Power Releases 2013 Survey Results

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J.D. Power announced the results of its annual Initial Quality Survey (IQS) for 2013. Big winners include General Motors, which racked up eight individual model wins, and Porsche, which led all automakers with 80 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). Although it may seem that industry quality is down as a whole because of an increase in ...

Honda Civic Leads May Compact Sales, Elantra Drops Two Spots

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Sales of the Honda Civic continue to climb since its 2013 refresh, with the compact hanging on to the first-place finish it earned in April. Though the Hyundai Elantra came in second place behind the Civic a month prior, the Korean compact slipped two spots behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Fusion in May. Honda sold ...

Ford Escape Rules June Compact Crossover Sales

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June was a tough month for the Honda CR-V, as the Japanese CUV couldn’t keep up to the Ford Escape. The Escape sold 28,694 units, leaving the CR-V in second yet again with 26,562 units. Locked in third is the Chevrolet Equinox with 23,645 units, while Toyota’s RAV4 couldn’t quite catch up with 20,540 units, even ...

Ford Escape King of June Crossover Sales, Honda CR-V Leads Year-to-Date

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June was a good month for compact crossovers, as all automakers reported CUV sales gains. Crossovers from the home team were the most popular, with the Ford Escape taking the title for best sales in June. The Honda CR-V followed closely behind, while the Chevrolet Equinox rounded out the top three. With a combination of 2012 ...

Average Vehicle Age in U.S. Hits 11 Years, Ford Models Most Abundant on Roads

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More and more people are holding onto their old cars, as a new report from data experts Experian reveals the number of older vehicles on the road has increased by more than 17 million since 2009. Cars seven years and older account for 17.3 million cars on the road, reports Experian Automotive in its Q1 2012 ...

“Eyes Free” to Watch the Road: Apple’s Siri Coming to Chevy, Honda, and Others

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Apple announced this week that several automakers including Toyota, Honda, and GM  have committed to integrating the company’s Siri voice command system into future vehicles. Apple’s “Eyes Free” function, a new addition coming to Siri, may help curb distracted driving by making many iPhone features available through voice command, an Automotive News report says. The announcement ...

Chevrolet Cruze Takes First Place in August 2012 Compact Car Sales

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The sales ranking for the compact car segment revealed one big surprise last month: the Chevrolet Cruze enjoyed a massive sales jump and took first place in the class. That means that in August 2012, the Cruze beat out segment mainstays like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. August marked the best-ever sales month for the ...