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Tire Guide: All-Season vs. Winter vs. Summer Tires
In this article, the five highest rated 2020 large premium SUVs for customer satisfaction are identified and ranked according to information provided by consumers who own them. The models are listed with the most satisfying vehicle first, followed by the others in descending order.
Top 5 Large SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this post, the five highest-rated 2020 large SUVs for customer satisfaction are identified and ranked according to information provided by the consumers who own them. The models are listed in rank order with the most satisfying vehicle listed first, followed by the others in descending order.
Top 5 2020 Small Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
In this post, you'll find the five highest rated 2020 small premium SUVs in customer satisfaction according to the consumers who own them. They are listed in rank order with the most satisfying vehicle listed first and the others in descending order of customer satisfaction.
This list contains the five highest-rated sporty cars for overall appeal in 2020, according to the consumers who own them. We’ve blended two categories here – compact and midsize sporty cars – and listed the vehicles in order starting with the highest index scores.
Top 5 2020 Compact Premium Cars by Customer Satisfaction
Listed below are the five highest-rated 2020 compact premium cars, according to the consumers who own them. They’re listed in order starting with the model with the highest index score.
Top 10 2020 Compact Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Here we profile the 10 highest-rated 2020 compact premium SUVs in customer satisfaction, based completely on the opinions of the consumers who own them. The models are listed in order by APEAL index score with the highest-ranking vehicle at the top and the rest in descending order.
Top 5 Midsize Premium Cars by Customer Satisfaction
This list includes the five highest-rated midsize premium and upper midsize premium cars of the 2020 model year, according to the consumers who own them, and they’re listed in order starting with the vehicle earning the highest score.
Top 10 2020 Midsize Cars by Customer Satisfaction
For the APEAL Study, every model with a qualifying sample receives an index score that summarizes what consumers like you think of its overall appeal. This list contains the top-rated 2020 midsize cars in customer satisfaction, ranked in order of their final index scores.
Top 5 2020 Midsize Pickups by Customer Satisfaction
Listed below in rank order by final index score according to the results of the J.D. Power 2020 APEAL Study, you’ll find the top-rated 2020 midsize pickups in overall appeal by customer satisfaction.
Top 5 2020 Upper Midsize Premium SUVs by Customer Satisfaction
Is the New Ford Bronco Good Off-Road?
To say the debut of the 2021 Ford Bronco was a highly-anticipated event is perhaps the understatement of the year. But now that the sheet has been pulled from the sheetmetal, is this all-new, sixth-generation Bronco worthy of its off-road-savvy lineage? On paper, absolutely.
What is BMW Active Driving Assistant?
宝马积极推动助理是博士的集合iving assistance and collision avoidance technologies including forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning.
What is Automatic Emergency Stop Assistance?
For some the vehicular version of the Holy Grail is a car that will go, stop, turn, navigate, and get you a toasted cheese sandwich with extra bacon to go along with your cholesterol meds. At the Society of Automotive Engineers, they call that Holy Grail autonomous Level 5.
Tesla Autopilot is the umbrella term for the advanced driving assistance system available on the company’s vehicles. Featuring eight external cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors, a forward-facing radar, and a powerful on-board computer, Autopilot can process data to provide a 360-degree field of vision.
Distracted driving is an important issue in passenger vehicle safety, and car manufacturers have been steadfast in the development of technologies that help drivers stay attentive to the road. The Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System is one such technology designed to do exactly that.
What is Chevy Safety Assist?
Advanced driving assistance systems are increasingly available as standard equipment on modern vehicles. Often, they are packaged together as a group with a single name that defines the collection of technologies. Chevy Safety Assist is one of the latest ones to debut.
What is Honda ACE Body Structure?
Advanced Compatibility Engineering is a design and engineering philosophy that Honda Motor Company applies to its modern vehicle architectures. The ACE body structure is designed to absorb and deflect crash energy during a frontal-impact collision, preventing as much of the impact force as possible.
What is Jaguar Land Rover Pivi Pro?
With the return of the Land Rover Defender comes an all-new touchscreen infotainment system called Pivi Pro. Land Rover equips the midsize SUV with the company’s latest Electronic Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0), which in turn supports the high-tech Jaguar Land Rover Pivi Pro infotainment technology.
What is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0?
丰田Safety Sense is built on the premise that avoiding a collision is a far better course than simply trying to survive one. With that in mind, TSS 2.0 consists of an array of active safety features that share the same goal — eliminate as many accidents as possible.
What is Mercedes MBUX?
Since the introduction of the A-Class sedan, with each major vehicle refresh or redesign, Mercedes adds MBUX to its vehicles. Depending on the model and its price point, MBUX offers different features and functions, but they all have one thing in common: artificial intelligence.
A crew-cab truck is a pickup that has a full-size back seat and four doors. They’ve been around since the late 1950s, when International Harvester introduced the first crew cab truck, and they became popular in the 1990s as Americans increasingly bought pickups to serve as their primary vehicles.
What is Audi MIB 3?
Audi is revamping its infotainment system back-end technology for the 2021 model year. Promising a faster processing time, broader functionality, and a more extensive range of entertainment opportunities, the MIB 3 will power the Multimedia Interface (MMI) in many Audi vehicles by the fall of 2020.
An umbrella term for the automaker’s full suite of entertainment, connectivity, audio, and security features, the all-new Uconnect 5 infotainment technology arriving on the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica gives the already robust and award-winning system even more to offer tech-savvy consumers.
Automakers Create Coronavirus Car Payment Plans & Programs in Bid to Boost Flagging Sales
In an attempt to boost flagging sales in the period of economic uncertainty fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, automakers are creating car payment plans & programs to help those whose jobs are threatened by the economic downturn associated with the spread and containment of COVID-19.
Porsche Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Porsche Financial Services (PFS) are rolling out programs to support customers and dealers alike in the midst of the COVID-19 chaos.
Jaguar Land Rover Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Jaguar Land Rover has announced a couple of programs to not only help consumers buy or lease a new Jaguar or Land Rover vehicle, but also to provide financial assistance to existing owners who may have been affected by the fallout from COVID-19.
Volkswagen Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Nissan Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In response to the pandemic and the economic disruptions that followed directly in its wake, Nissan has announced support for current customers and special incentives for new customers. Here is a recap of the coronavirus financial relief and new car incentives Nissan has assembled to deal with the crisis.
Honda Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Honda has constructed a multi-part effort to combat the sudden downturn in the American car market caused by the coronavirus. Among its efforts are new sales incentives, deferred payment options and even special deals on certified pre-owned vehicles.
General Motors Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Mercedes-Benz Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
以下是梅赛德斯 - 奔驰的破败冠状金融救援努力，以及旨在提高萎靡不振销售该品牌的新车奖励的摘要。
Fiat Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Though all auto brands are struggling right now, Fiat looks for better days ahead. Its dealers are participating in the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) "Drive Forward" initiative unveiled April 1, hoping to change the momentum.
Lincoln Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
In the same spirit of providing a boost to parent Ford, Lincoln has rolled out several programs designed to boost the spirits and economic wellbeing of both existing and new customers that find themselves struggling in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Buick Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Chevrolet Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
With the coronavirus continuing to wreak havoc on daily routines, the job market, and financial markets alike, GM and its Chevrolet brand have announced a number of initiatives to help both consumers and America’s frontline healthcare workers and, by extension, those afflicted with the disease.
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吉普车Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Ram Trucks Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Dodge Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
Audi Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
现代Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
起亚Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
起亚Motors has announced customer support for current customers and additional incentives for new customers as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic upheaval.
Why Do Your Tires Squeal?
Unless you’re at a drag strip and intend to perform a great smoky burnout, chances are that the sound of your tires squealing isn’t music to your ears. Tires squeal due to friction. When the rubber of your tires is rubbing on the pavement of the road, squealing is the result.
马自达G-Vectoring控制和马自达G-Vectoring有限公司ntrol Plus are vehicle dynamics and motion control systems that respond to steering inputs with subtle engine torque and braking changes. In response, the ride and handling feel smoother and more natural, making it more pleasurable to drive.
Acura Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
讴歌是由comp应对COVID-19危机iling a variety of programs for current owners and lessees, as well as offering new shoppers payment deferment and special offers for first responders and healthcare workers.
What is a Polestar SPOC Block and How Does It Work?
When a pure-electric car crashes, battery safety is critical for occupants and for first responders. SPOC Block technology provides increased safety and security in that crucial area by offering unprecedented protection for the battery pack
Right Now is a Great Opportunity to Capitalize on a New or Used Vehicle Deal
With 42 states and over 300 million Americans under stay-at-home orders, chances are you’ve probably spent a lot of time watching TV or browsing online and been hit with a wave of attractive advertisements from automakers highlighting current deals on new vehicles.
现代has been one of the most aggressive of the global carmakers in responding to the threats and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The following are details of the many initiatives Hyundai has undertaken to weather the crisis.
What Happens When You Put Too Much Oil in Your Car?
Aside from filling the gas tank, changing a car’s engine oil is perhaps the most common task required to keep a vehicle running properly. Fresh oil is an engine’s best friend, but too much of it can cause costly damage. Learn what happens when you put too much oil in your car.
How Chevrolet is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Under the umbrella "Chevy Cares: We're Open," the brand is offering support to current owners and lessees and special incentives for new customers, including deals for first responders.The following are details of the many initiatives Chevrolet has undertaken to serve customers during the crisis.
How Ford is Adapting the Car Buying Process for Shoppers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Among the most aggressive and innovative global automakers in terms of its moves to counter the crisis, Ford has put together several initiatives for current customers, prospective customers, and Ford dealers.
Mazda will provide free standard oil changes and enhanced cleaning services for U.S. healthcare workers—regardless of whether their vehicle is a Mazda. The Essential Car Care Program, a partnership developed with Mazda’s dealer network, begins April 16 and will run through at least May 4.
Post-coronavirus Resurgence of Car Sales in China Potentially Bodes Well for U.S. Market
Strong March sales of Tesla electric vehicles in China may portend sunnier skies for the U.S. auto industry. As China moves well past the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and restarts its economy, Tesla registrations topped 10,160 units in March.
现代Makes Additional Donations in Support of Covid-19 Coronavirus Drive-Thru Testing
Cadillac Announces Ultra-Performance V-Series Blackwing Models
Mazda Coronavirus Financial Relief and New Car Incentives
What Happens When Your Car Overheats?
In all types of cars, the engine is the costliest "system." Overheating can leave it beyond repair in a matter of a few ill-timed seconds. Naturally, you might wonder: What happens when your car overheats? Read on to learn what happens, why it happens, and what to do about it.
What is Hyundai Owner Assurance?
现代Owner Assurance is the umbrella term for the brand’s collection of ownership services. Included with every new lease or purchase, this includes a warranty, roadside assistance, Blue Link connected services, complimentary maintenance, Car Care Express rapid servicing, and Hyundai Assurance.
The Friday Five: The Mazda Centenarian, Mini Saves the Manuals, Kia Wins Again Edition
This past week, we reported on Polestar’s Precept concept, added new reviews on the 2020 GMC Acadia and 2020 Chevrolet Traverse, and continued to update our resource hub for coronavirus-related news. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
What Does 4x4 Mean on a Truck?
If you’ve ever shopped for a new pickup, you’ve likely encountered a variety of acronyms referencing seemingly different drive systems. Whether rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, it’s helpful to understand what these terms mean and which best suits your specific requirements.
The Friday Five: The Land Rover Emergency Response, Audi WFH Wall Art, Volkswagen Basecamp Edition
上周,我们更新了我们的冠状病毒plans and programs hub with new information, and as final March auto industry sales numbers rolled in, the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear. People quit buying cars, and April is looking grim. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
Honda and General Motors Partner to Build Electric Vehicles for North American Market
As the utilization of renewable energy sources becomes more common, the automotive industry is no different in needing to adapt. The latest example is a joint venture between Honda and GM to develop two all-new electric vehicles for the North American market.
Trump Administration Lowers Fuel Economy Standards Through 2026
Slowly but surely, automakers are preparing the public for autonomous travel by introducing semi-autonomous driving assistance systems that can help with common tasks today. Among the automakers offering this kind of technology is Hyundai, which builds Genesis luxury vehicles.
The Friday Five: The Safe Highlander, Hopeful Hyundai, Insightful Change Edition
A Message to Our Site Visitors, During the COVID-19 Pandemic, We’re Here to Support
There are few vehicles more iconic than the classic VW Bus. Plans are in place to introduce an electric Volkswagen van inspired by the Microbus, but in the meantime, the company has teamed up with eClassics to satisfy immediate demand for an electric VW Bus.
Slow Sales of BMW 8 Series Could Mean Big Deals for Driving Enthusiasts
BMW of North America enjoyed a 4.4% sales increase in 2019, mirroring parent BMW Group’s worldwide sales growth. Yet despite the optimism for a tenth year of record global sales, in the U.S. market, the rush for the latest and greatest from Bavaria hasn’t materialized.
What Is a Coupe Car?
Cars come in all shapes and sizes: coupe, sedan, two-, three-, four- and five-door. But how do you decide? How do you compare cars? What’s the difference between a sedan and a coupe car? We’re here to help you understand and appreciate the different types of cars out there.
The Friday Five: The Broncomania, Millionth Tesla, Safe Mazda Edition
This past week, we published in-depth reports about how oil price drops affect gas prices, the cancellation and rescheduling of the 2020 New York Auto Show due to the coronavirus pandemic, and new Level 2 partial automated driving system guidelines from the IIHS. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
石油价格下降将如何影响消费者的Pump and Beyond?
Oil prices recently plunged after Russia and OPEC failed to agree to a reduction in production even as concerns about the effects of the coronavirus causing COVID-19 are felt globally. In retaliation for the rift, Saudi Arabia cut its price, shocking financial markets. But does an oil price drop impact gas prices at the pump for consumers?
This past week, we published in-depth reports about a new engine for the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, details about the redesigned 2021 Audi A3, and information General Motors shared about its new electric Cadillac SUV and upcoming Ultium battery packs that rival Tesla. But that’s not everything that was happening in the automotive space.
2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Coming to America as VW Invests Billions in Electric Cars
Volkswagen has big plans to build all sorts of new electric cars, but the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 SUV will be the first to arrive in the United States.
Audi’s Redesigned A3 is a Trifecta of Style, Technology, and Performance
Audi’s redesigned A3 is packed with the latest technology wrapped in crisp, athletic design. The sedan version should arrive in dealer showrooms in late 2020, reflecting the new design language displayed by the remodeled compact European-specification hatch.
South Carolina Plant Exported $9.6 Million Worth of BMWs Made in America in 2019
BMW makes a lot of money building crossover utility vehicles and they're not just for Americans who love premium SUVs. In 2019, the automaker led all U.S.-based manufacturers in automotive export value at $9.6 million.
2021 Subaru Crosstrek Slated to Get More Powerful Engine
10 Most Popular Large SUVs and Crossovers
A decade after the Big Recession, big SUVs are hot again amid low gas prices and favorable economic conditions. If you’re seeking a big rig for hauling and towing more than just a family, this guide details the 10 most popular* full-size SUVs and crossovers.
How Does Car Dealership Financing Works and Why You Should Consider It
For 2019, three of the newest family-sized crossover SUVs you can buy are the Chevrolet Traverse, Subaru Ascent, and the Volkswagen Atlas. We grabbed top-trim examples of each and spent the day driving them back-to-back, assessing their layout and design, comfort and utility, safety and technology, and driving dynamics.
Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show
Top 10 Cars and Concepts from the 2019 Detroit Auto Show
Pickup trucks, utilities, “fab” sporty cars, and electrified concepts were among introductions previewed at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. These are the 10 most significant global debuts from the show...
Most Reliable Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Under $60,000 in 2017
Most Reliable 2017 Coupes and Convertibles Over $50,000
J.D. Power predicted reliability ratings show that these eight models are likely to prove to be the most reliable high-end coupes and convertibles.
Most Reliable 2017 Coupes and Convertibles Under $50,000
These are the coupes and convertibles priced under $50,000 that J.D. Power predicts will provide the best reliability over time.
Most Reliable 2016 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Over $60,000
See the top-rated 2016 luxury crossovers and SUVs over $60,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
Most Reliable 2016 Luxury Crossovers and SUVs Under $60,000
See the top-rated 2016 luxury crossovers and SUVs under $60,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
Most Reliable 2016 Cars: Luxury Sedans Over $60,000
See the top-rated 2016 luxury sedans over $60,000 in terms of expected reliability, according to J.D. Power predicted reliability Power Circle Ratings.
Surge in Supply of Off-Lease Cars to Impact Market
The surge in supply will offer consumers more choices of late models in nearly all segments at lower prices. Most of the off-lease vehicles are 3-year-old models.
NADA Report Suggests Off-Lease Supplies to Boost Used-Car Sales
Off-lease late-model vehicles have a number of benefits. They often have low mileage and are in good condition, with proper maintenance. Some are from corporate fleets.
Used Car Prices Hold Up in Strong New-Vehicle Market
Used cars and light trucks, especially late-model vehicles in the Compact Cars, Large Pickups, SUVs, and even Midsize Cars segments, continued to be robust sellers.
It's summertime, and the American economy is improving. People are spending more money on the things they want, in addition to the things they need. When it comes to cars that means consumers are more willing to add a second or third vehicle to the household that is designed primarily for fun rather than function, and few cars are more enjoyable to drive on a warm summer evening than a convertible.
Pros and Cons of Pre-Paid Car Maintenance Plans
When a consumer buys a new or used car from a dealer, they might be offered a pre-paid maintenance plan. These plans cover, for a specific amount of time or mileage, the scheduled maintenance spelled out in the vehicle owner's manual.
According to the results of the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability StudySM, a better warranty is not one of the most important factors considered by consumers when choosing a new vehicle. The same study, however, consistently finds that consumers say reliability and durability are the most important factors in their choice of vehicle.
They may not be something you think about very often, but your vehicle's brakes are one feature that should always be in top working condition. Let's look at how to know when you need new brakes.Look, listenThere are two ways to check for brake wear on disc brakes: by looking and by listening. First, check for wear by looking at your brake pads through the spaces between the wheel's spokes. The outside pad will be pressed against a metal rotor. Generally, there should be at least 1/4 inch of pad. If you see less than 1/4 inch of pad, you may want to have your brake pads inspected or replaced.
How to End Your Lease Early
When leasing a vehicle, the buyer is agreeing to make regular payments, follow a scheduled maintenance plan, and keep the vehicle for the duration of the contract. A popular misconception is that it is impossible to end a lease early. In truth, all leases can be terminated early.
Midsize vans arrived on the scene in the mid-1980s with the debut of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager. The 7-passenger ""mini"" vans were smaller, more comfortable, and much more fuel efficient than the truck-based vans that had roamed the roads decades earlier. Unlike their predecessors, which were built on heavy-duty truck frames with heavy-duty truck suspension components, the new ""minivans"" were based on significantly lighter car platforms that featured independent suspensions and resulted in a much smoother and more comfortable ride.
Should I Trade my Old Car In or Sell it Privately?
The most common dilemma facing new car buyers is whether to trade their existing car in to the dealer,or sell it privately. The answer to the question is determined by what kind of vehicle you own, the condition of the vehicle, the availability of time, and the financial implications.