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Consumer Reports 2016 Annual Brand Report Card shows Subaru and Mazda Keeping Pace with Luxury Brands

 

Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche, BMW lead the pack

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumers don’t always have to spend top dollar to get a great car. The Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card reveals mainstream brands like Subaru and Mazda can often deliver as much quality as more opulent luxury brands.

The highest overall brand scores in Consumer Reports’ annual indicator of which brands make the best cars went to Audi (80) and Subaru (78). Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100 percent of each brand’s models that it has tested. Luxury brands Lexus (76), Porsche (76), and BMW (76) rounded out the top five in CR’s rankings.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

Consumer Reports 2016 Brand Report Card lists Audi, Subaru, Lexus, Porsche and BMW top 5 Luxury Brands.

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Chrysler recalls over 140,000 Dodge Ram Trucks because Weld Failure may Reduce Steering Ability

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9th, 2012, to July 29th, 2014.

The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame.

2014 Ram 2500 truck is one of the models being recalled.

2014 Ram 2500 truck is one of the models being recalled.

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Chrysler recalls over 280,000 model 2011-2014 Dodge Chargers due to possible Inadvertent Side Air Bag Deployment

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 6th, 2010, to June 5th, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy and the seat belt pre-tensioners may activate.

2014 Dodge Charger is one of the model years being recalled.

2014 Dodge Charger is one of the model years being recalled.

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Chrysler to recall over 160,000 2014-15 Jeep Cherokees due to possible unintended air bag deployment

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 1st, 2013, to November 19th, 2014.

The affected vehicles may experience unintended side curtain and seat air bag deployment during vehicle operation.

Certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees to be recalled by Chrysler due to possible unintended air bag deployment.

Certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokees to be recalled by Chrysler due to possible unintended air bag deployment.

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Consumer Reports takes a look at Secret Automaker Warranty Programs

 

Consumers can save thousands of dollars on repair bills by taking advantage of unadvertised programs that provide free or discounted service work

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In its latest look into the world of car maintenance, Consumer Reports found car owners can save a significant amount of money if their vehicle qualifies for what carmakers typically call service actions or customer service campaigns—effectively secret or hidden warranties are rarely announced to the public.

Two examples: Owners of 2006 to 2009 Honda Civics may qualify for a free engine block, or even a whole new engine, if their car has been leaking coolant from a crack in the block. «Read the rest of this article»

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Gary Mathews Motors to team up with Northwest High School Baseball

 

Gary Mathews MotorsClarksville, TN – The Dodge Brand and Gary Mathews Motors will team up with Northwest High School for a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser on April 12th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm in the school parking lot.

Gary Mathews Motors teams with Northwest High School Baseball Boosters (Michael Rios Clarksville Online)

Gary Mathews Motors teams with Northwest High School Baseball Boosters (Michael Rios Clarksville Online)

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Consumer Reports 2014 Car Brand Report Cards has Acura & Audi joining Lexus at the Head of the Class

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY — Luxury brands rule the roost this year as Acura and Audi moved up a few spots to join Lexus with the top three highest scores in Consumer Reports’ annual car brand report cards.

A perennial top scorer, Lexus earned the highest marks (79) for the second straight year. Consumer Reports’ analysis finds the bulk of its models are usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient. Lexus was the only brand to achieve an excellent average overall reliability score. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports’ 2014 Top Picks List has Ram 1500 and Tesla Model S among New Winners

 

Ram 1500 pickup first Chrysler model to make list in 16 years

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Hyundai Santa Fe, Ram 1500, Subaru Forester, and Tesla Model S—with the top honor in each of their respective categories.

For the first time in 16 years, a Chrysler earned a spot on the list with the Ram 1500 nabbing best Pickup Truck, a category that had taken a hiatus in 2013 because Consumer Reports had not yet tested two newly-released vehicles in that segment, the extensively updated Ram 1500 and the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra. The last Chrysler vehicle to earn Consumer Reports’ Top Pick honors was the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2014 Ram 1500

2014 Ram 1500

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Clarksville Police investigating crash on Riverside Drive

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Early Sunday morning, Clarksville Police were called to a accident on Riverside Drive, 700 feet south of Providence Boulevard.

A 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by John T. Kmetz, entered Riverside Drive into the path of a 2007 Chrysler 300, driven by Emmanuel S. Yancey, which was southbound in the right travel lane. The collision sent the Chevrolet Malibu across the roadway onto the sidewalk for final rest.  Mr. Kmetz was transported to Gateway Hospital then later transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Facility due to injuries from the collision. «Read the rest of this article»

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Chrysler recalls over 200,000 Vehicles due to software error that can possibly cause wrong Airbag to Deploy

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and RAM C/V Tradesman vehicles manufactured May 10th, 2012, through June 7th, 2013.

A software error may result in the opposite side airbags deploying from the collision point (a left side impact would deploy the right side airbags and vice versa).

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the vehicles included in this recall.

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the vehicles included in this recall.

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