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Cadillac, Buick Customers Happiest with Dealer Service, Study Says

Cadillac ELR Buick owners are the most satisfied with maintenance and repair services at the dealership, according to a study recently released by J.D. Power and Associates. Volkswagen earned the second highest customer satisfaction rating among mainstream auto brands, followed by GMC and MINI, which tied for third place. Among luxury brands, Cadillac came out on top, dethroning Lexus, which had been top-ranked for the last five years. Audi and Lexus came in second and third place for 2014, respectively. Roughly ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet, GMC SUVs Top IIHS Crash Test

2014 Chevrolet Equinox crash test The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recently been putting midsize SUVs through their paces and two General Motors vehicles have emerged as clear winners. Of nine SUVs to take the IIHS small overlap front crash test, only the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and its counterpart, the 2014 GMC Terrain, earned the institute's highest rating of Good. For this particular front crash test, the 2014 Toyota Highlander earned an Acceptable rating, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner and Ford ... continue reading»

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NHTSA: Backup Cameras Must Be Standard by 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared Monday that there must be "rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018." NHTSA's ruling includes requirements for the camera's field of view as well as durability, responsiveness and size of the displayed image. According to NHTSA, "This new rule enhances the safety of these vehicles by significantly reducing the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by backover accidents." The agency reports that ... continue reading»

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April's Best Finance, Cash Back and Lease Deals

2014 Hyundai Sonata Spring is finally here and the warmer weather makes it a great time to test drive a new car, truck or SUV. Automakers are offering interest-free financing, low interest rates, up to thousands in cash back incentives and low monthly lease payments this April. We found the best lease, cash back and finance deals to help you save money on your new vehicle this month. Best April Cash Back Deals Cash back deals are great if you prefer to pay ... continue reading»

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Study: Rearview Cameras Help Prevent More Collisions than Rear Sensors

Nissan Versa Note Rearview Camera A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that rearview cameras may be better than rear parking sensors at preventing collisions when a vehicle is reversing. According to the study, in some cases, rearview cameras alone prevented more collisions than rearview cameras paired with parking sensors. The purpose of the study was withheld from 111 volunteers who were asked to get behind the wheel of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox to evaluate its infotainment systems. Volunteers were ... continue reading»

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