• Kia tops J.D. Power initial quality list; non-premium brands do well

    2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo 2WD

    The J.D. Power initial quality rankings are out again this year, and for the first time a non-premium brand topped the list. Remember when Hyundai and Kia were synonymous with cheap transportation and so-so quality? Well, they aren't any more, as Kia topped the list with 83 problems per 100 vehicles,

    Kia Soul back on top of subcompact car sales in May [Sales Report]

    2016 Kia Soul

    After the Hyundai Accent surprisingly took the top subcompact car sales spot in April, the status quo returned as the Kia Soul beat out the Nissan Versa for May bragging rights. Soul sales are down 1.3 percent for the month, but that was enough to keep it ahead of the Versa's

    Chevy Volt the only American car on list of best family cars of 2016

    2016 Chevrolet Volt

    Only one American car company made the top list of best family cars created by two national consumer resources used by parents and car buyers. General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt made the list for Best Green Car on the list of top 10 Best Family Cars of 2016 created by Parents magazine

    Honda Civic continues to lead compact car sales in May [Sales Report]

    2016 Honda Civic Coupe

    Honda's all new Civic may have lost out to the Toyota Camry as the best selling car in the land, but it continued to increase its sales lead in the compact car segment despite a strong challenge from the Camry's brother, the Corolla. Civic sales were up a healthy 2.7 percent

    Toyota RAV4 extended compact crossover sales lead while Ford Escape leaps into second [Sales Report]

    It's business-as-usual at the top of the compact crossover sales chart as the Toyota RAV4 continued its dominance of the segment, extending its yearly lead and taking the monthly crown. RAV4 sales are up a substantial 12 percent for the month and nearly 17 percent for the year, outperforming most of

    Status quo returns as Toyota Camry is again the top-selling car in the land [Sales Report]

    2015, toyota, camry, sedan

    After losing out in April to the Honda Civic, the Toyota Camry regains its top sales spot in May, and also leads midsize car sales. Toyota sold nearly 37,000 Camrys in May, enough to beat the Civic by 1,600 and dominate the second-place Honda Accord by almost 5,000. Despite the sales win,

    The Next Hyundai Veloster, Replacing a BMW 328d and Mazda 2 vs Scion xD [Ask Nathan]

    sema 2012 hyundai veloster

    In this edition of Ask Nathan: The Next Hyundai Veloster? Replacing my BMW 328d? Used Mazda2 or used Scion xD? This first question comes from a viewer who is currious about the next Hyundai Veloster. Hi. Any idea what the next Hyundai Veloster will be like? I was thinking about the turbo, it's

    The prophecy continues: Hyundai offers do-it-yourself updates to add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

    Last year in these very same virtual pages, I asked the question of whether it's time for manufacturers to offer do-it-yourself infotainment systems. Although the complete do-it-yourself system has yet to be released, the trend is going in that direction. Ford and Fiat-Chrysler have made new functionality available in older systems through

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