Kelley Blue Book Awards Acura as Best Cost-To-Own Brand

Kelley Blue Book recognizes Acura for offering long-term reliability, low-cost ownership, and pricing below the competition. One of the most important things to consider when purchasing/leasing a new vehicle is ‘will it stand the test of time?’ Buying a new car is making a commitment that has the potential to affect your daily life for many years. Therefore, it’s more important than most people realize to research your next purchase while considering reliability-over-time as a significant factor. Though driving an Acura may not be as enticing as driving one of their more expensive luxury competitors, like Audi or BMW, Acura has established a reputation for quality and reliability for a reasonable price. The brand might not offer too much in flash, but when it comes to getting your money’s worth over the time of ownership, Acura leads the industry. In fact, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has recently awarded Acura their KBB 5-year cost-to-own gold medal. Kelley Blue Book determines the 5-year cost-to-own award by examining the cost of a vehicle’s projected financing, insurance and state fees, fuel, and scheduled maintenance and repairs. In addition, Kelley Blue Book includes the vehicle’s projected depreciation in value over time. Acura has proven to [...]

By |2017-05-19T15:35:07+00:00May 19th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Kelley Blue Book Awards Acura as Best Cost-To-Own Brand

J.D. Power 2016 Recognizes Porsche Macan for Extraordinary Quality

According to J.D. Power the 2016 Porsche Macan overcomes all competitors for Initial Quality Rating in a compact premium SUV. The Porsche Macan has been a customer favorite since its introduction to the brand. The sleek and sporty exterior fits right in with Porsche’s sporting heritage, and the quality that Porsche’s engineers put into the design of this machine is nothing short of amazing. J.D. Power annually awards vehicles in several different categories—one being Initial Quality Rating. The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first ninety days after purchasing, mainly focusing on mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories. The 2016 Porsche Macan was the winner this year for compact premium SUVs. Visit Porsche Santa Barbara where we’re proud to offer award-winning vehicles like the 2016 Porsche Macan. Enjoy Industry-Leading Quality with the Porsche Macan Porsche has outdone themselves with the 2016 Macan. The body is comprised of steel and aluminum offering the feel and efficiency of a lightweight vehicle. A Porsche representative claimed, it “embodies sportiness, dynamism, and precision, together with an elegance and lightweight constructions.” Out of the fourteen categories J.D. Power examined for the Initial [...]

By |2017-02-06T16:45:12+00:00February 6th, 2017|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on J.D. Power 2016 Recognizes Porsche Macan for Extraordinary Quality

Porsche Earns Top Collective Score in 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

Porsche takes home multiple awards from the J.D. Power APEAL study released last month for leading models including the Boxster and Macan. Porsche once again received high ratings from the J.D. Power APEAL report released last month. The APEAL report is an annual study that provides information on driver satisfaction across a variety of factors including design, performance, and driver experience. The study correlates responses from over 80,000 owners of new cars who evaluated more than 240 models grouped into ten different categories. In the 2016 study, Porsche won the overall classification for best luxury brand. Additionally, the Porsche 911 Boxster and Porsche Macan both earned the first place in their respective categories. Porsche Earns Leading Score for Overall Classification The 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study has named Porsche as the top luxury brand in overall classification twelve times since 2004. Overall classification is based on an aggregate score out of 1,000 covering an array of categories. This year, Porsche beat out all other manufacturers with a score of 877. In addition to a top overall score, Porsche also earned top scores in multiple individual categories. For example, the 911 came in first place in the “Midsize Premium Sports Car” [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:23:08+00:00September 30th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Porsche Earns Top Collective Score in 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

BMW Models Earn Top Ratings from 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

BMW earned top scores across five different vehicle categories in the 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study for premium performance, design, and satisfaction. Santa Barbara, CA - BMW models received top accolades from the 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study which was recently published in July. The top BMW models to take first in their category included the BMW AG, BMW 2 Series, the BMW X1, and the BMW X6. Each model received the highest points within its classification based on ownership experience, performance, design, and functionality aspects. “We are proud to have so many models achieve the highest potential on this consumer study,” shares BMW Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “BMW consistently strives to provide an exceptional ownership and driving experience and is proud to have achieved that goal with consumers in 2016.” In addition to the models mentioned above, the J.D. Power APEAL study authors noted that the BMW 7 Series also received the highest score in the large premium car segment of the 2016 study but was not presented an award because the category does not have a sufficient number of models represented. The J.D. Power APEAL study is now in its 21st year and is the [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:23:08+00:00September 28th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on BMW Models Earn Top Ratings from 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study

2016 Range Rover Earns Top Honors from J.D. Power APEAL Study

Land Rover celebrates the recent J.D. Power 2016 Automotive Performance award given to the 2016 Range Rover. Land Rover has earned yet another prestigious award for the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover. This popular vehicle was recently ranked as the highest model under the Large Premium SUV category in the J.D. Power 2016 Automotive Performance report. The report was released last month and included rankings on design and performance characteristics of 33 different automotive brands. The study is completed annually and serves as a premium benchmark for luxury vehicle performance and ownership satisfaction. Five-Time Award Winner The Range Rover is the flagship vehicle for Land Rover and is no stranger to top ratings and reviews. In fact, this is the fifth time the Land Rover Range Rover has earned an award from the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout Study™ (APEAL). The newest model was designed from the ground up to encompass a higher level of sophistication and all-terrain capability. It speaks to the iconic design of the original model yet includes innovative new design features that make it a leading model in the modern automotive marketplace. Consequently, it has earned rave reviews from automotive journalists and owners alike. [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:23:20+00:00August 24th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on 2016 Range Rover Earns Top Honors from J.D. Power APEAL Study

Jaguar XJ Earns Top Luxury Car Total Quality Score in Strategic Vision Report

The Jaguar XJ was named as the top Luxury Car in the Total Quality Impact™ Study released this summer.  Santa Barbara, CA July, 2016 - Jaguar Santa Barbara is proud to announce that the Jaguar XJ has earned the highest Total Quality score in the Luxury Car Segment of the 22nd annual Strategic Vision Inc. Total Quality Impact™ study. The report was released in June and measures the overall ownership experience of vehicles within different segments. Owners are surveyed on different aspects of their purchase, ownership, and driving experience and the results are correlated into a comprehensive analytical study. Jaguar is pleased to be given the highest Total Quality Score for the Luxury Car Segment because it represents a comprehensive rating of both the Jaguar XJ vehicle and the general Jaguar ownership experience. To be named the best in this category is a remarkable accomplishment. The Total Quality Impact™ study measures many aspects of vehicle ownership including positive and negative quality and performance experiences, reliability, driving excitement, and more. “We are thrilled that the Jaguar XJ has been recognized for its outstanding total ownership experience,” shares Jaguar Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Scott Westbrook. “The Jaguar XJ represents the latest in Jaguar [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:23:30+00:00July 25th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Jaguar XJ Earns Top Luxury Car Total Quality Score in Strategic Vision Report

2016 Porsche Macan Wins NY Daily News Auto Award

The NY Daily News recently announced the Porsche Macan as the winner of the 2016 Best Entry Luxury SUV award. Porsche was recently awarded the title of 2016 Best Entry Luxury SUV in the Daily News Auto Awards. These awards are given annually and highlight the best automobiles within each class and category to help drivers make more informed purchase decisions. The NY Daily News recently released the latest round of winners last week and noted the exceptional handling and functionality of the Porsche Macan in its reviews. “We are pleased to hear that the 2016 Porsche Macan was recognized for its exceptional performance,” states Porsche General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. “The SUV has been a long-time favorite with our customers for these reasons and continues to uphold high standards within the luxury SUV segment.” Notable Power and Control The 2016 Porsche Macan offers dynamic handling and power in addition to functional utility and spacious cargo and seating areas. The Macan comes with a 252hp turbocharged 4 cylinder engine capable of powerful torque and featuring a7-speed Porsche PDK transmission. The combination results in a controlled and powerful driving experience that handles more like a sedan than an SUV. The top [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:24:05+00:00April 18th, 2016|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on 2016 Porsche Macan Wins NY Daily News Auto Award

SmartFinds Internet Marketing Earns Top Honors For Entrepreneurial Award In Internet Marketing Services

Birmingham, Michigan - April 30, 2009 (SMARTFINDS INTERNET MARKETING) - SmartFinds Internet Marketing has been recognized as one of the 2009 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. "SmartFinds Internet Marketing is an outstanding company and deserves recognition as one of Michigan's companies to watch,'" noted the Edward Lowe Foundation in a written acknowledgement. Michigan 50 Companies to Watch celebrates high-performing companies in the state of Michigan. Known for their contributions in the marketplace, innovative products, unique processes or philanthropic actions, these companies represent a wide range of industries throughout the state. Winners were selected by judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development and venture capital communities. Judges evaluated the nominees' demonstrated intent and capacity to grow based on one or more of the following: Employee or sales growth. Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership. Sustainable competitive advantage. Other notable factors that showcase the company's success. "We are honored to be selected as a recipient of this award," commented Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Internet Marketing. "This award helps showcase our company's creativity and technical skills in providing corporations with complete Internet marketing services and solutions." CEO Melih Oztalay [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:44:02+00:00April 30th, 2009|Content Marketing, Internet Advertising, Marketing, News and Events, Smartfinds|Comments Off on SmartFinds Internet Marketing Earns Top Honors For Entrepreneurial Award In Internet Marketing Services
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