Review: 2013 Honda Ridgeline

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The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is a safe and sportier midsized pickup, so if you are looking to an alternative from the Dodge Ram or Chevy Silverado, the Ridgeline is a great truck to consider.

Not all truck drivers are looking to haul cattle, spaceships, or a barn full of wood, and that’s where we think the Honda Ridgeline fits in. As someone who has always driven a Honda Civic or a Honda Accord, a truck can be a difficult choice, especially for urban settings with require a truck. The Ridgeline though is modeled as the sporty truck, especially the Ridgeline’s Sport model, with features  18-inch alloy wheels, sporty styled headlights, privacy glass and a leather steering wheel.

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Honda Models Dominate Consumer Reports Top Picks

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The 2013 Honda CR-V is one of three Honda models honored with Consumer Reports best in class awards

The Honda brand continues a strong year with a large presence in Consumer Reports annual Top Picks awards.

Three Honda models were awarded best in class in the rankings, which were announced Thursday on their website and will be featured in the April edition of Consumer Reports. As a whole, the Honda brand was in the top 5 of non-luxury models.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Accord, 2013 Honda CR-V and 2013 Honda Odyssey were recognized as best in their class. Consumer Reports chooses vehicles based on a road test, reliability, and safety.

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Review: Ford F-150 Trims Explained

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The 2013 Ford XLT is one of ten different trims you can choose from when you pick a Ford F-150.

Editor’s Note: This is the first in series of articles explaining the ins and outs of the Ford F-150. Today, we explain trim levels. 

Did you know there are ten different models of the Ford F-150? With that many choices, where do you start when picking out you truck. Today we’ll break down the difference in trims and models. Luckily, with so many different models, you can basically pick your price and your features. Let’s start by watching George Waikem Ford salesman Jae Harig discuss the trims in our exclusive YouTube video:

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The Best Vehicles for Retirees

 

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Many of Subaru’s top models are considered the best vehicles for drivers over the age of 65, according to Consumer Reports

Drivers hitting their golden ages remember the vintage muscle cars of the grand era of the American Automobile.

But now as they leave the workforce and enter retirement, they are ready for a new ride, just not the ones they remember from high school.

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Nissan Quest and Nissan Frontier Win J.D. Power Awards

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Owners of Nissan’s truck and minivan models are the most happy in their class.

That’s according to J.D. Power, who named the 2012 Nissan Quest and 2012 Nissan Frontier Best in Class in its 2012 APEAL Study.

The APEAL Study measures how satisfied customers are with their new vehicle purchases.

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Ford Flex and Ford Expedition Win J.D. Power Award

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Some of Ford’s top SUVs are the most satisfying vehicles to drive.

That’s according to J.D. Power, which named the 2012 Ford Flex and 2012 Ford Expedition Best in Class in its 2012 APEAL Study.

The APEAL Study measures how satisfied customers are with their new vehicle purchases.

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Kia Soul and Kia Optima win J.D. Power Award

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Kia vehicles are flying out of the dealership, so it is no surprise the company is making its customers happy.

The Kia Optima and Kia Soul were named Best in Class in J.D. Power’s 2012 APEAL Study.

The APEAL Study measures how satisfied customers are with their new vehicle purchases.

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USA Today Voted CR-V Best SUV

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USA Today says choose the Honda CR-V if you’re in the market for an SUV.

In a test of all the SUVs under $25,000m USA Today says the CR-V it the top choice. Six SUVS were tested over three days in Chicago and included a 200-mile gas mileage test, a day of testing by a family of four in the market for a compact SUV, and a test that included cargo and storage space, technology and the driving dynamics, including ride, noise, handling, acceleration and braking.

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Nissan Quality Exceeds Industry Average

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Nissan’s 2012 models have higher quality than the industry averages.

That’s according to J.D. Power and Associates, who released its annual Initial Quality Study on Tuesday.

Nissan is among the top non-luxury brands, and you dig deeper, you’ll find that the 2012 Nissan Frontier and 2012 Nissan Quest are the best vehicles in their class, while the 2012 Nissan Titan and 2012 Nissan Murano are among the top three vehicles in their respective class.

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