November 2015

AAA: 46.9 Million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving; most since 2007

(November 18, 2015) ORLANDO, Fla. — AAA Travel forecasts 46.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, a 0.6 percent increase over the 46.6 million people who traveled last year and the most since 2007. With 300,000 additional holiday travelers, this marks the seventh consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel.

Chevrolet Camaro, Colorado and Volvo XC90 win Motor Trend awards

(November 17, 2015) LOS ANGELES — The all-new Gen Six Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado with its all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine won the 2016 Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year awards on Monday night. The Volvo XC90 was named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year for the second time.

AAA predicts national average gas price could fall below $2 by Christmas

(November 17, 2015) WASHINGTON — Pump prices have fallen for 10 consecutive days, reaching a national average price of $2.16 per gallon on Monday. AAA believes that average U.S. prices should continue to decline and could drop below $2 per gallon by Christmas for the first time since 2009.

Ten best new-car deals for November according to Kelley Blue Book

(November 13, 2015) IRVINE, Calif. — The experts from Kelley Blue Book have assembled their list of the 10 best lease, financing and cash back deals for new cars available in November from a variety of auto manufacturers.

"New-car sales were strong in October, and a long list of attractive offers this month should continue to draw shoppers off the fence and into dealer showrooms. Our list of notable November deals includes a wide variety of vehicle types, ranging from practical hatchbacks to premium luxury models, along with several versatile SUVs," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's

2016 Honda Civic named overall winner in Kelley Best Buy Awards

(November 13, 2015) IRVINE, Calif. — Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, honoring the top new model-year vehicle choices available in the U.S. market. The 2016 Honda Civic has been named Kelley Blue Book's Overall Best Buy of 2016. Best Buy Award winners were named in 12 major vehicle categories.

October used vehicle prices improve at modest rate; VW prices off

(November 12, 2015) MCLEAN, Va. — In its November Guidelines report, NADA Used Car Guide analysts found October wholesale prices of vehicles up to eight years in age improved modestly compared with September. Wholesale prices fell by 2.8 percent during October, down from 3.5 percent in September.

Enterprise ranks highest in J.D. Power car rental satisfaction study

(November 12, 2015) WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — Millennials are driving a surge in rental car customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2015 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study released today. Study findings show that, industry-wide, rental car satisfaction has reached its highest index score since J.D. Power began its current methodology in 2006, with Enterprise claiming the top spot among car rental brands for the second straight year.

Apple Watch update to AAA App gives consumers gas price information

(November 10, 2015) ORLANDO, Fla. — As a leader in providing fuel price trends and gas prices to consumers, AAA has unveiled its AAA app functionality for Apple Watch. With the recent update, Apple Watch owners can now find the gas station that is the fastest to get to or the station with the cheapest price for the type of fuel they use in their vehicle.

The app also ensures consumers have the most accurate gas prices by updating prices across the United States and Canada seven times a day.

AAA research: Hands-free technologies pose hidden dangers for drivers

(November 8, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to surprising new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The results raise new and unexpected concerns regarding the use of phones and vehicle information systems while driving.

Jeep Renegade named 'Car of the Year' in Brazil

(November 6, 2015)  São PAULO — The Jeep Renegade was named the 2016 Car of the Year in Brazil by Autoesporte magazine (Editora Globo) as part of the most prestigious automotive industry awards in Brazil, which has been hosted annually by the magazine since 1966. The award was presented in a ceremony on Wednesday night at Villa Verico in São Paulo.