The auto industry may be obsessed with making crossovers and SUVs, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped focusing on sedans. In this crowded segment, the Chevrolet Malibu was the strongest sales gainer in 2016, with total sales jumping 16.9% to 227,881 units. That was good enough for fifth place for the year.
For all you zoom-zoom fanatics out there, Mazda has released its new 2017 CX-5 at a base MSRP of $24,045. While it’s not leading the mid-size SUV pack, it does hold its own, with an updated electronics and infotainment system, driving assist features, and luxury trim options. The 24 city/31 highway EPA-estimated fuel rating isn’t anything to dismiss either.
Did you know the average claim for injuries in an auto accident is just over $15,000? Aside from injuries, claims for damages related to the accident tally on another $3,413. Without auto insurance in place, the cost of an at-fault accident is yours to pay out-of-pocket. Not only will you be responsible for injuries and damages occurring to others in the accident, but your own as well.
Eagle-eyed readers might have noticed one big thing missing when we covered the five top-selling trucks of 2017: no heavy duty models made the list. While heavy duty trucks will never sell in crazy numbers, they are extremely important to American automakers. That’s because these trucks are both incredibly capable, not to mention the fact that they turn a healthy profit.
2017 Kia Soul: A Party-Rocking Yet Practical Compact Crossover
A lot has changed in the world since the Soul’s toe-tapping launch, but seven years later, the 2017 Kia Soul has stood the test of time, still whimsically reminding us that too much serious stuff is a drag, and that a good party can last for years.
Since its inception in 1995 as a trim level for the iconic Subaru Legacy Wagon, the Subaru Outback – now a distinct model – has defied categorization. Neither a typical SUV nor what we normally see as a crossover, the high-riding all-wheel drive wagon brings together utility, creature comforts, and the ability to go places other wagons and crossovers dare not tread.
The Chevrolet Cruze has been in the spotlight since its humble beginnings in 2011, and it further impressed car buyers with its redesign in 2016. Like its predecessors, the 2017 Cruze has continued to prove that compact sedans and hatchbacks aren’t to be underestimated.