Kelley Blue Book

Interested in self-driving cars? New survey shows that consumers aren't fully onboard
Interested in self-driving cars? New survey shows that consumers aren't fully onboard

If you're a fan of autonomous vehicles, Kelley Blue Book's Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study, has good news and bad news. (If you don't like the thought of self-driving cars, just substitute "bad" for "good" below, and vice versa.) The study was conducted in May and polled 2,264 Americans...Read More»

2014 Jeep Compass
KBB Projects 15.6 Million New-Car Sales In 2013 & 16.3 Million For 2014

It's been a rip-roaring year for auto sales, and Kelley Blue Book thinks that the current trend will continue through at least 2014. The firm predicts a total of 15.63 million U.S. new-car sales in calendar year 2013, and even higher figures for next year. KBB expects December sales stats to be...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
New Car Shoppers More Affected By Rising Gas Prices (What They Buy)

Stretching the family budget has never seemed more challenging, that is, if you’re trying to allocate what’s coming in to accommodate everything going out. Factor in costs for lodging, utilities, food, clothing, educational expenses and some other necessities, and there’s not much...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Be Honest: Is Fuel Economy A Big Deal?

Yesterday, our colleagues at Green Car Reports cited a study from AutoPacific that said car shoppers weren't swayed by high gas prices. In fact, 42% of those surveyed said they wouldn't change the kind of vehicle they drive, even if gas hit $10 a gallon. Today, Kelley Blue Book released its own...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Wins Most Family-Friendly Brand In 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

The headline is a dead giveaway, but for Ford, winning the top honors as the Most Family-Friendly brand in the 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards is a pretty big deal. After all, Ford has been building sedans, sport utilities and other forms of conveyance for families for more than 100 years...Read More»

Honda's John Mendel (left) & KBB's Jared Rowe at the 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards
Cadillac, Ford, Honda, Porsche Win Big At 2012 Brand Image Awards

Events like the New York Auto Show are a perfect time for automakers to show off their latest, greatest technology to journalists, car fans, and curious onlookers. They're also an opportunity to dole out trophies, and that's exactly what the folks at Kelley Blue Book did yesterday at the 2012 Brand...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
March Sales Hit Record Highs, But Fuel-Efficient Cars Come At A Premium

Like the U.S. economy, America's auto market is slowly, steadily recovering from the aftershocks of the Great Recession. New sales data from Kelley Blue Book suggests that March 2012 will see double-digit gains over March 2011 and will, in fact, be higher than any March on record since 2007. In...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
Kelley Blue Book Highlights Fuel-Sipper Cars With 5-Year Ownership Costs Under $30,000

With gasoline prices on the rise and summer travel months right around the corner, families looking to save money on new vehicle purchases over the long run have some excellent choices. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) highlights some of the most fuel-efficient small cars with a total cost of ownership (TCO)...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars Of 2012 – And How We Rate Them

Here at FamilyCarGuide, we’re always keen on annual lists of the best family cars, something we know a fair deal about. So, it is with interest that we compare Kelley Blue Book’s recently announced 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 with rankings from our sister publication TheCarConnection...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Kia, Audi Take Top Spot In Least Expensive Brands To Own: Kelley Blue Book

Savvy consumers know that buying a vehicle is more than just the initial purchase cost. It’s also wise to look at what the overall investment will run over the course of five years. In the 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards from Kelley Blue Book (KBB) Kia and Audi come out on top. Kia won...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Audi, Kia Come Out On Top In New Cost of Ownership Awards: Video

It's easy to compare prices on new cars, but if you really want a clear picture of what a vehicle costs, you need to know more than what's on the window sticker. Kelley Blue Book has taken a range of additional expenses into account and created its first-ever Cost of Ownership Awards. In its...Read More»

Used car salesman
Thinking About A Used Car? Buy Now, Before Prices Rise

If you're looking to buy a used car in the near future, you should consider grabbing one now, before prices rise. That's according to Kelley Blue Book, which expects to see used car values jump as much as 5% before March and remain high for the rest of 2012. January is often a so-so month for auto...Read More»

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KBB.com: Kelley Blue Book Revises, Relaunches Its Web Home

It’s like an old friend receiving a makeover. In this case, the old friend is online at KBB.com. Most buyers or sellers of cars, trucks, or SUVs have crossed paths with Kelley Blue Book in the past. KBB.com is the industry standard for valuing pre-owned vehicles. The makeover that this...Read More»

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Kelley Blue Book Goes Social for New Site

With the launch of a revamped Web site this week, Kelley Blue Book is taking a bigger leap into the world of social media. The update of the consumer Web site, KBB.com, comes after an intensive two-year effort to refresh all the site's live data and to give the brand a more personal presence, says...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac, Ford, BMW Win Most of Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards

In Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards, three automakers score multiple wins with Cadillac taking the lion’s share of three out of ten awards and Ford and BMW, two each. Single category award winners include Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. This is the fourth year of the Kelley...Read More»

Gas pump
Kelley Blue Book Wants Hear Your Story For $100 In Free Gas

Kelley Blue Book recently announced the 2011 Brand Image Awards, which are determined by consumer feedback. Now Kelley wants you to tell it your story for a chance to win $100 in free gas. The contest was announced on its Facebook fan page this morning. Six automotive brands that took home at least...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Green Cars For 2011

When editors of Kelley Blue Book prepared to select the “Top 10 Green Cars for 2011,” KBB’s annual listing of the most fuel-efficient cars, they sought to balance what buyers want in today’s cars – safety, creature comforts and driving enjoyment – with fuel...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Quick Drive and Live Photos
Finding The Right Car For Your Teen Driver

Everyone has to start driving sometime, and when it’s your teen that’s begging for wheels you need to be prepared with a solid strategy for finding the right car for your new driver. Okay, so some teens have been driving safely for a while and now you’ve determined that it makes...Read More»

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