February 16, 2014

Auto Briefs

'MotorWeek': Drivers' Choice winners; Lexus tops dependability study


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'MotorWeek' honors Corvette Stingray

TV show "MotorWeek" named the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (shown) the Best of the Year in its 2014 Drivers' Choice Awards, recently announced at the Chicago Auto Show. The Corvette also won Best Performance Car. "MotorWeek" named three Best Dream Machines: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, Porsche 911 Turbo S and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
Other winners and their categories:
• Ford Fiesta ST (subcompact)
• Mazda3 (compact)
• Jaguar F-Type (family sedan)
• Cadillac CTS (luxury sedan)
• Subaru WRX (sports sedan)
• BMW 4 Series (sports coupe)
• Jeep Cherokee (small utility)
• Hyundai Santa Fe (large utility)
• Ram 1500 (pickup truck)
• Honda Accord Hybrid (eco-friendly)
NWautos staff



Lexus on top again in dependability study
For the third year in a row, Lexus had the top score in J.D. Power and Associates' 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study. General Motors had the most winners in each segment, with eight, including the highest-ranked compact car, the Chevrolet Volt, and pickup, the GMC Sierra. Toyota had seven segment winners, including the Toyota Camry midsize car and Lexus ES compact premium car (shown). Overall dependability was determined by the number of problems experienced by original owners of 2011-model-year vehicles.
The Associated Press


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