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August 9, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Identifies 10 Best Back-to-School Cars for Students

The vehicle information site ranks the Kia Soul as the best car for students returning to school in 2012. All vehicles making the Top 10 list retail for less than $16,000.

Tags: Best Back-to-School Cars for Students, Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent,, Kelley Blue Book, Kia Soul, Mazda3, Nissan Versa

August 2, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Selects as Its Online Lender

KBB selected as its preferred online lending source to provide customers with vehicle financing.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book,, Santander Consumer USA

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Pent-Up Demand, Affordable Pricing Driving Car Sales, KBB Reports

New-car sales are holding steady this month at 14 million SAAR, according to Kelley Blue Book analysts.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, SAAR, Vehicle Sales

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Credit Availability Keeping July Sales on Pace, Report Says

Stretching loan terms and improved credit availability are keeping sales motoring along despite recent slowdown.

Tags: credit availability, J.D. Power and Associates, July Auto Sales, KBB, Kelley Blue Book, LMC Automotive, Power Information Network, SAAR

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

New-Car Prices Down $500 Year Over Year, KBB Reports

The vehicle information site says Japanese makes are experiencing the most significant year-over-year declines, with a Toyota approximately $700 to $800 more affordable.

Tags: Japanese vehicles, Kelley Blue Book

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Puts June Sales Pace at 13.9 Million Units

The vehicle information site expects significant sales gains for Honda and Toyota, which are benefiting from increased inventory levels compared to 2011.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Honda, Kelley Blue Book, SAAR, Toyota

May 10, 2012 - Industry News

European Financial Crisis Hits U.S. Automakers

The euphoria over the positive first quarter results from U.S.-based carmakers should be tempered by the recessionary situation in Europe, two Kelley Blue Book analysts warned.

Tags: Chrysler, European Crisis, Ford, General Motors, Kelley Blue Book

February 23, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Sees Auto Sales Pacing at 13.8 Million SAAR

Kelley Blue Book said yesterday that it expects new-vehicle sales to surpass 1.05 million units this month, which means the industry would be pacing at a 13.8 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) — a 6.4 percent improvement from the year-ago period.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, new-vehicle sales, SAAR

February 1, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Values Integrates with Auction Genius

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) announced that its Auction Value solution has integrated with Auction Genius, a web-based software provider for auto dealers buying vehicles at auction.

Tags: Auction Genius, Auto Auctions,, Kelley Blue Book, Web Tools

January 19, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota Takes Top Spot in Brand Loyalty on

Kelley Blue Book announced that Toyota reclaimed the No. 1 spot for brand loyalty on the site in the fourth quarter, a position it last held in 2010

Tags: brand loyalty,, Kelley Blue Book, Toyota

January 17, 2012 - Industry News

Used-Car Values to Increase 3 to 5 Percent, KBB Reports

Kelley Blue Book said it anticipates used-car values to increase 3 to 5 percent in the first quarter of 2012, with gains to continue into the second quarter.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, used vehicles, used-vehicle values

December 15, 2011 - Industry News

KBB Names Most-Researched New Vehicles, Brands of 2011

Kelley Blue Book released its list of the most-researched new vehicles of 2011, and revealed the Top 5 brands with the greatest share of market interest for the year.

Tags: Hyundai,, Kelley Blue Book, Web traffic

December 13, 2011 - Industry News

Good Time to Stock Off Rental-Fleet Vehicles, Says KBB

Kelley Blue Book’s Blue Book Market Report for December 2011 revealed that vehicles typically found in high volume within rental fleets have appreciated the most since the start of the year.

Tags: Auto Auctions,, Kelley Blue Book, rental fleet

December 8, 2011 - Industry News Names New Porsche 911 ‘Best Redesigned Vehicle’ tabbed the new Porsche 911 as the best redesigned vehicle for 2012, giving the carmaker high marks for the iconic vehicle’s revamped exterior and interior design, enhanced performance and clever engineering.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, Porsche

November 29, 2011 - Industry News

KBB Sees Used-Vehicle Values Rising Early Next Year

Expecting used-vehicle values to jump 4 to 6 percent early next year, Kelly Blue Book is encouraging used-vehicle shoppers to pull the trigger before the end of the year.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, used vehicles, used-vehicle values

November 17, 2011 - Industry News

Toyota Wins KBB's Best Resale Value Brand Award

Toyota improved its 60-month average residual value by 2 percentage points compared to its 2011 average, allowing the company to best Subaru, last years' winner.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, resale values, Toyota

November 15, 2011 - Industry News

myMobileDealer Launches Consumer-, Dealer-Facing App

myMobileDealer announced the launch of a mobile tool designed to help with the vehicle-buying process and provide a communication link between dealerships and their customers.

Tags: AutoCheck, Black Book Online, Carfax, Kelley Blue Book, Mobile Applications, mobile solution, myMobileDealer

November 10, 2011 - Industry News

KBB to Provide Specific Valuations for 51 U.S. Regions

Kelley Blue Book announced it will provide values for 51 regions, allowing car shoppers looking to buy or sell a used vehicle to know its value in their specific market that week.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, used-vehicle values

October 18, 2011 - Industry News

Hyundai Maintains Top Spot for Brand Loyalty on

Kelley Blue Book reported that Hyundai upheld its No. 1 spot for brand loyalty on its Website at 48 percent, with Toyota nearly closing in at 47.9 percent and Subaru at 45.9 percent.

Tags: brand loyalty, Hyundai,, Kelley Blue Book

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Dealer Specialties Adds Kelley Blue Book Values to Appraisal Tool

Dealer Specialties said it is teaming up Kelley Blue Book Values with its inventory management solution’s MarketControl Analytics tool.

Tags: Dealer Specialties, inventory, Kelley Blue Book, Vehicle Appraisal

September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Car Shoppers Holding Out for Year-End Deals, Says

The vehicle information site is projecting a strong fourth quarter, and a recent consumer survey backs its prediction.

Tags: incentives,, Kelley Blue Book, manufacturer incentives

September 13, 2011 - Industry News

Incentives Battle Approaching, Says

In its latest report, Kelly Blue Book says an incentives battle is coming later this year, as Japanese brands look to regain lost market share following the March 11 earthquake.

Tags: incentives,, Kelley Blue Book, manufacturer incentives

August 15, 2011 - Industry News Names Top Manufacturers With Best Total Cost of Ownership lists Audi, Lexus and Cadillac as the top luxury brands, while Kia, Hyundai and Honda dominated among all non-luxury brands for lowest average total ownership costs.

Tags: Audi, Cadillac, Honda, Hyundai,, Kelley Blue Book, Kia, Lexus

August 12, 2011 - Industry News

Slumps in New Sales, Leasing Continues to Impact Used Values anticipates the slowdown in new-car sales and leasing will impact used-car values for years to come, with current supply reductions expected to play a key role in the wholesale used-car market.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, used vehicles, used-vehicle values

August 9, 2011 - Industry News Unveils Top 10 Back-to-School Cars List

The 2012 Hyundai Accent and the 2007 Suzuki SX4 took top honors for new and used, respectively, on's Top 10 Back-to-School Cars list.

Tags: Hyundai,, Kelley Blue Book, Suzuki