Nissan cuts prices on seven U.S. models
Nissan is cutting prices on seven of its 18 models in the U.S., hoping its vehicles will show up in more Internet searches by shoppers. The price cuts vary by model. They run from 2.7 percent, or $580, on the top-selling Altima midsize car to 10.7 percent, or $4,400, on the Armada SUV. Nissan is also cutting prices on the Sentra compact, Juke crossover, Murano crossover, Rogue crossover and the Maxima full-size car. The company says the sticker prices were higher than similar models from competitors, and that kept Nissan vehicles out of some Internet searches.
— The Associated Press
Honda, Mazda, Toyota named top small SUVs
The Honda CR-V (shown) was recently named Consumer Reports' 2013 Top Pick for small SUV. Only one point separated it from the second-place Mazda CX-5, and only two points separated it from the third-place Toyota RAV4. "The good news for consumers is that the small-SUV category is a very tight and competitive race with a number of solid vehicles to choose from," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's Auto Test Center.
— NWautos staff