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Japanese Brands Own List Of Cars U.S. Owners Keep For Over 15 Years 13
Jan
Posted by Sean Szymkowski in honda, Honda Odyssey, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sienna, used cars on 01 13th, 2018


Toyota owners have quite the attachment to their cars, especially those who have a Highlander, as a new survey conducted by iSeeCars showed the Japanese SUV top the list of vehicles owners keep for 15 years or more.

The research firm looked at 650,000 vehicles between the 1981 and 2002 model years sold in 2017 and Toyota flooded the list. In fact, the top five vehicles kept for 15 years or more are all Toyotas, namely the Highlander, Sienna, Tundra, Prius and RAV4, with the Honda Odyssey following at sixth place.

Each of the cars listed was at least 1.6 times more likely to be kept by the original owner for 15 years or more, but the Highlander outpaced the average even further. Highlander owners were 2.7 times more likely to keep their vehicles, with 18.3 percent of original owners hanging on to them. The Sienna followed closely behind and was 2.5 times more likely to stick around in the driveway for at least 15 years, with 17.1 percent of owners holding onto the minivan for 15 years or more.

The entire list is populated solely by Japanese automakers, save for the Volkswagen Golf at the final, 15th spot, with 10.6 percent of original owners hanging on to their Golfs for at least 15 years.

“While a decade on the road used to be a significant milestone for vehicle life expectancy, the elevated quality of cars being produced has raised this standard to beyond ten years ,” said Phong Ly, CEO of iSeeCars.com. “Japanese automakers are known for setting quality and reliability standards, so it is no surprise that they are the most likely to reach the fifteen-year milestone.”



Unsurprisingly None Of The U.S.’ Best-Selling Vehicles Of 2017 Were Cars 9
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in audi, Audi Q5, Buick, Buick Envision, Ford, Ford F-150, nissan, Nissan Rogue, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 01 9th, 2018


Last year marked the end of a seven-year sales streak for the automotive industry, as sales dropped for the first time since 2010 and revealed another major trend that will scare enthusiasts – consumers are serious about choosing crossovers and SUVs over everything else.

USA Today gathered the top five best-selling new vehicles from 2017 and none of them were cars.

The Ford F-150 topped the list with the automaker selling a total of 896,764 units. That number is up 9.3 percent from last year and helped the pickup truck retain its nameplate of being the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

The Toyota RAV4 came in second place with Toyota managing to shift a total of 407,594 units of the crossover last year. Toyota managed to sell more units of the RAV4 than the Camry sedan, which was the second-best-selling sedan of 2017.

The Nissan Rogue trailed behind the RAV4 in third place. Nissan sold a total of 403,465 units of the Rogue, which represents an increase of 22.3 percent over 2016. The Rogue also outpaced the Altima (total units sold for the sedan were 254,996), proving that people just aren’t interested in sedans anymore.

The Audi Q5, which retains its title as being the most-popular vehicle in Audi’s lineup, came in fourth place with a total of 57,640 units sold. A recent redesign helped the Q5 increase its popularity with sales increasing 16.3 percent from 2016.

As the report points out, there was some question about whether consumers would purchase a vehicle with an American badge that was built in China The answer, clearly, is yes. The Buick Envision, managed to come in fifth place with 41,040 units of the SUV being sold last year. The Envision was Buick’s third best-selling vehicle for 2017.

If you haven’t done so already, say goodbye to cars, hatchbacks, wagons, and anything else that isn’t a crossover, SUV, or pickup truck, because the wildfire has spread.

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Unsurprisingly None Of The U.S.’ Best-Selling Vehicles Of 2017 Were Cars 9
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in audi, Audi Q5, Buick, Buick Envision, Ford, Ford F-150, nissan, Nissan Rogue, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 01 9th, 2018


Last year marked the end of a seven-year sales streak for the automotive industry, as sales dropped for the first time since 2010 and revealed another major trend that will scare enthusiasts – consumers are serious about choosing crossovers and SUVs over everything else.

USA Today gathered the top five best-selling new vehicles from 2017 and none of them were cars.

The Ford F-150 topped the list with the automaker selling a total of 896,764 units. That number is up 9.3 percent from last year and helped the pickup truck retain its nameplate of being the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

The Toyota RAV4 came in second place with Toyota managing to shift a total of 407,594 units of the crossover last year. Toyota managed to sell more units of the RAV4 than the Camry sedan, which was the second-best-selling sedan of 2017.

The Nissan Rogue trailed behind the RAV4 in third place. Nissan sold a total of 403,465 units of the Rogue, which represents an increase of 22.3 percent over 2016. The Rogue also outpaced the Altima (total units sold for the sedan were 254,996), proving that people just aren’t interested in sedans anymore.

The Audi Q5, which retains its title as being the most-popular vehicle in Audi’s lineup, came in fourth place with a total of 57,640 units sold. A recent redesign helped the Q5 increase its popularity with sales increasing 16.3 percent from 2016.

As the report points out, there was some question about whether consumers would purchase a vehicle with an American badge that was built in China The answer, clearly, is yes. The Buick Envision, managed to come in fifth place with 41,040 units of the SUV being sold last year. The Envision was Buick’s third best-selling vehicle for 2017.

If you haven’t done so already, say goodbye to cars, hatchbacks, wagons, and anything else that isn’t a crossover, SUV, or pickup truck, because the wildfire has spread.

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Ford F-150 Continues To Dominate The Sales Chart But The Surprise Winner Is The Dodge Grand Caravan 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford, Ford Mustang, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota RAV4 on 12 29th, 2017


Mercedes is on track to become the best-selling luxury brand in the United States for the second year in a row but that’s not the only interesting sales competition as there are classic rivalries such as Camaro vs Mustang and F-150 vs Silverado.

USA Today compiled a list of the hottest segments and they found some pretty familiar winners. In the compact sedan category, the Civic is dominating the competition as Honda has sold 345,880 models through November which puts it far ahead of the second place Toyota Corolla and its 290,163 sales.

The mid-size sedan segment is the opposite as the Camry is outselling the Accord by nearly 43,000 units. Next year promises to be even more interesting as the redesigned Camry had an early head start against the all-new Accord.

The muscle car segment is always interesting and this year was surprising as Dodge Challenger sales dramatically increased thanks in part to the halo effect of the Challenger SRT Demon. This helped Dodge to move 60,029 Challengers which wasn’t far behind the 64,138 Camaros that Chevrolet was able to sell. Of course, the real winner is Ford which sold 74,152 Mustangs.

Talking about surprises, the minivan segment was won by the ancient Dodge Grand Caravan. Thanks to fleet and commercial sales, Dodge sold 118,573 Grand Caravans which put it ahead of the newer Chrysler Pacifica which came in second place with 107,130 sales through the first 11 months of the year.

The crossover segment is booming and the Toyota RAV4 was a huge hit with consumers as they bought 375,052 units so far this year. The Honda CR-V is close behind at 340,912 units but the remaining competition isn’t even close.

The mid-size pickup market has seen renewed interest thanks to entries such as the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma. However, the latter model is the winner as Toyota has sold 179,420 Tacomas so far.

Speaking of trucks, the Ford F-150 continues to dominate the competition as it’s outselling the Chevrolet Silverado by nearly 300,000 units. Even when you factor in the GMC Sierra, General Motors still trails Ford by almost 100,000 units.

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Gets Cheaper LE Grade, Priced From $28,130 1
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Hybrids, new cars, prices, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 11 1st, 2017


Toyota has sliced $1,895 from the starting price of the RAV4 Hybrid, by offering a new entry-level version of the SUV, called LE.
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CR’s 10 Most Reliable Cars For 2017 22
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Audi Q3, Consumer Reports, featured, Infiniti Q70, Kia Niro, Lexus ES, Lexus GS, Lexus IS, Reports, Subaru BRZ, Toyota 86, Toyota GT 86, Toyota Prius C, Toyota Prius V, Toyota RAV4 on 10 22nd, 2017


If you want to buy the most reliable new car in the market, then you should probably check this out.
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What’s The Best 2017 Compact SUV? 24
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Equinox, honda, Honda CR-V, Jeep, Jeep Compass, Kia, Kia Sportage, Mazda, Mazda CX-5, reviews, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4, video on 09 24th, 2017


With small families rapidly ditching the good old sedan for roomy yet compact SUVs, trying to figure out which one to buy can be a tough job.
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Toyota Expands Range Of RAV4 Hybrids In The UK 22
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hybrids, new cars, Reports, SUV, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 09 22nd, 2017


Toyota has expanded its range of RAV4 models on offer in the UK for the 2018 model year.
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Toyota Europe Boss: More Powerful And Sporty Hybrids Are Coming Next Year 13
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Hybrids, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Auris, Toyota C-HR, Toyota RAV4 on 09 13th, 2017


Toyota is planning to expand its hybrid range with the addition of more powerful models with a sportier character, starting from next year.
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Toyota’s 2018 RAV4 Adventure Starts From $28,695 11
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 09 11th, 2017


Aimed at those looking to travel beyond the comfort of tarmac, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure is getting ready to arrive at dealers this month.
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This Sad Kia Stinger Was Squished By A Toyota RAV4 6
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Kia, Kia Stinger, Offbeat News, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 09 6th, 2017


The Kia Stinger isn’t for sale in the United States just yet but one unit has already been involved in a crash in Washington, D.C.
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What Camry? Nissan Rogue Outsells Toyota’s Sedan Through July 1
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in nissan, Nissan Rogue, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4 on 09 1st, 2017


We all expected this to happen but apparently the rise of the crossovers is happening faster than anticipated. The once-dominating-the-sales-charts Toyota Camry sedan has lost the first place in sales by not one but three compact SUV models through July in the US market.
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Toyota RAV4 Driver Forced To Jump Drawbridge In Jersey Shore 21
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Offbeat News, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Videos, video on 08 21st, 2017


A family in the U.S. had a lucky escape on August 1 after jumping a drawbridge in Jersey Shore.
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Are These The Most Reliable Cars On The European Market? 20
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Audi Q3, Kia Ceed, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, Seat Leon, Skoda Yeti, Suzuki Vitara, Toyota RAV4, video, Volvo XC60 on 08 20th, 2017


After driving numerous cars over the years, CarBuyer have released a top 10 of the most reliable ones on the market.
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All-New Mazda CX-5 Looks Confident In Fight Against Toyota RAV4 10
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda Videos, reviews, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Videos, video on 06 10th, 2017


With reviews of Mazda's new CX-5 starting to roll it, it's becoming clear that this might be the segment conquering SUV you were looking for.
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