The results are in, and once again, Lexus and MINI have proven masters of the sales process and making customers happy, according to J.D. Power and Associates. Why are Lexus and MINI so successful on this front?
Hyundai and Kia owners are suing the companies for $775 million after the EPA announced that 13 Hyundai and Kia models misstated their fuel-economy ratings, Read writes.
Chevy Volt sales figures this year are higher than roughly half of the 260 or so car models sold in the US.
Toyota, Volkswagon among companies who say demand for fuel-efficient cars may outstrip supply this summer. According to some industry insiders, the demand for so-called "green" cars is already so high that four automakers are dramatically increasing production.
Fuel-efficient cars – like Chevy's Cruze, Hyundai's Elantra, and Ford's Focus – led an estimated 19 percent car sales increase in April. GM says rising gas prices started pushing drivers into fuel-efficient cars in March.
The 2011 Consumer Reports car issue recommends new models by familiar brands, including Toyota and Honda. And for value-conscious buyers, it offers this time-tested advice: Buy Used.