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    Video: Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. review a Chevy Spark
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    As a NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., gets to be a spokesman for many, many things. His team's sponsors range from eBay, to Hellman's Mayonnaise, to Wrangler clothing, to Mountain Dew. The number 88's biggest sponsor, though, is Chevrolet. So, when we hear that Junior is going to "review" a ...

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    Official: Honda, Mercedes top KBB brand image awards [w/video]
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    Kelley Blue Book has announced the winners of its 2014 Brand Image Awards, which look at brands with "attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm" of customers in the market for a new car. The award is divided up into luxury brands and everyone else non-luxury brands, with a number of ...

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    Official: Lexus, Mazda win KBB 5-Year Cost To Own Awards
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    We focus a lot on what new cars are like to drive, but it's difficult on a one-week loan to really get a sense of what a car is like to live with. Sure, we try to recreate that sense with our long-term vehicles, but even after a year, it's impossible to know fully learn about a car, particularly ...

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    Report: Analysts estimate October sales will jump between 8-12 percent
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    The 16-day government shutdown that dominated newscasts and headlines for the first half of October doesn't look to have had a dramatic impact on monthly sales, according to separately filed reports by Kelley Blue Book and JD Power. The news is even more welcomed following September's sales, ...

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    Study: Men prefer luxury brands, women favor imports when shopping for new cars
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    Guys like luxury, and women like imports when it comes to new-car buying, according to a study by Kelley Blue Book. Five out of the 10 brands men were most likely to shop for were domestic, with Lincoln topping the charts. Men are 174 percent more likely to shop for the American luxury brand than ...

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    Report: Nissan Leaf resale value expected to take a hit
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    Nissan Leaf resale values may take a tumble, according to Kelley Blue Book. The vehicle evaluation resource said the 2013 Nissan Leaf will retain around 35 percent of its MSRP after three years; that's down five percent from what KBB gave the 2012 Leaf at the end of 2011. Automotive News reports ...

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    Official: KBB 2013 Brand Image Awards has some obvious and oddball winners
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    The sixth edition of the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards have crowned a wide range of winners – in a couple of cases the recipient of the laurels might say more about KBB users than they do about the actual winner. Compiled from the responses of more than 12,000 shoppers on KBB.com over ...

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    Video: And now for a different sort of Tesla Model S review...
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    Our friends at Kelley Blue Book have taken an unflinching look at the Tesla Model S in a new video. The crew originally planned to pack up and whip the electric sedan all the way to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, but got sidelined by a flat tire. The ensuing detour to a Tesla service center resulted ...

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    Official: Mazda and Lexus crowned with KBB 5-Year Cost To Own awards
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    We report on a lot of awards, some of which are given out based on more solid criteria than others. This one, the Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own awards, seems like one that new car shoppers should pay attention to. The cost of a car goes far beyond what you pay for the actual metal, leather ...

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    Report: Residual prices of used electric cars lag behind their gas counterparts
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    The Detroit Free Press reports electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt aren't maintaining the same residual values as their internal combustion counterparts. Kelly Blue Book says the 2012 Nissan Leaf will hold around 20 percent of its value after five years while the Nissan ...

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    Report: Toyota tops Kelley Blue Book's Resale Value Awards
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    Kelley Blue Book announced its annual Best Resale Value Award winners, and we weren't too surprised to see the list dominated by Japanese automakers – mainly Toyota and Honda. KBB hands out the awards based on the projected residual value of mostly all 2013 model year vehicles, and Toyota ...

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    Report: September sales forecasted to increase 11 percent
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    Despite a spike in gasoline prices, car sales are on track to continue their stable growth, and this September could end up being the best September since 2007. Gas prices usually put a complete damper on car sales, especially bigger trucks and SUVs. The uptick in sales this month could mean the ...

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    Ford honored most by 2012 KBB Brand Image Awards
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    Kelley Blue Book has issued its 2012 Brand Image Awards and Ford took home four of the 12 honors. The Blue Oval was recognized as the Most Family-Friendly Brand, Best interior Design Brand, Non-Luxury, Best Exterior Design Brand, Non-Luxury, and Most Rugged Truck Brand. Cadillac was the only ...

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    KBB hands out inaugural Total Cost of Ownership awards to Kia, Audi
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    Kia has taken home the first ever Kelley Blue Book award for Total Cost of Ownership among consumer brands. As you might expect, the award goes to brands and vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs. KBB examines depreciation, fuel costs, fees associated with finance and insurance, ...

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    Infographic: KBB looks at 2011 in the rearview mirror
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    Boy, that 2011 was a doozy, no? Earthquakes, tsunamis and floods; Arab Spring uprisings; Occupy protests, or as the highly respected yet entirely fictional Dr. Peter Venkman once said, "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" This year has indeed been one to remember ...

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    KBB 2012 Best Resale Value awards dominated by Toyota
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    Kelley Blue Book has announced the company's 2012 Best Resale Value Awards. The honors are handed out based on projections crafted by the KBB staff of automotive analysts for cars and trucks expected to retain the largest percentage of their original list price after five years. For 2012, KBB ...

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    Top 10 Back-to-School Cars list by KBB has some curious picks
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    Having a car in high school can immediately vault you several rungs on the cool-kid class meter. However, choose the wrong car and you can actually lose points, sending your popularity down faster than the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of vehicles that it ...

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    Study: Hyundai bumps Toyota, Honda from top of owner loyalty charts
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    Hyundai is continuing its climb to the top. Kelley Blue Book has declared that the Korean manufacturer has beat out Honda, Toyota, Ford and Subaru in customer loyalty. According to data gathered from online sales at its KBB.com website, a total of 52.3 percent of Hyundai owners researched another ...

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    Featured: Kelley Blue Book has a new look
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    A Kleenex, a Band-Aid, a Thermos. Sometimes, one product in a segment becomes so ubiquitous that it becomes a brand-name ambassador for the entire genre. Say "pass me a Kleenex" and you will receive a tissue, regardless of what the side of the box it's plucked from reads. If you need a Band-Aid, ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt may be worth only $17,000 after 36 months
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    The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will have a resale value of a tick over $17,000 after 36 months, the length of an average lease, according to Kelley Blue Book. That's only 42 percent of the plug-in hybrid's $41,000 MSRP. KBB's projection assumes that the going rate for a gallon of gas will hold steady ...

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