April 7, 2013

Auto Briefs

Consumer Reports takes on motorcycle rating; AAA's top commuter picks

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The Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two. (Harley-Davidson)

Reliability report ranks motorcycles
Yamaha motorcycles were found to be the most reliable in a survey conducted by Consumer Reports. It's the publication's first look into motorcycles. About 1 in 10 Yamaha owners experienced issues in the previous four years. Yamaha was followed closely Kawasaki and Honda. About 1 in 4 Harley-Davidson owners reported problems, but also reported the most satisfaction with their bikes. BMW motorcycles were found to be the least reliable, with about 1 in 3 owners reporting problems.
NWautos staff


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(Honda)

AAA picks its favorite commuter vehicles
AAA has released its list of top vehicles for commuters. The list is based on fuel efficiency, comfort and overall performance.
Compacts: Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius/Prius v, Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
Sedans: Audi A4, Buick LaCrosse, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Genesis, Nissan Altima
Crossovers: Ford Flex, Toyota Highlander
Minivan: Honda Odyssey (shown)
NWautos staff

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