• Acura ILX

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

2017-05-19T12:33:28+00:00May 19th, 2017|Acura, Award|

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 have the most value in this category for two consecutive years.

Acura proves that luxury and value don’t have to be exclusive concepts in a vehicle. Not only does Acura have an initially lower price than their luxury brand competitors like BMW and Audi, their vehicles hold their value incredibly well over time.

“If you’re looking for the prestige and tradition that distinguish European luxury brands, you’re going to have to pony up. But if you’re instead more interested in the practical advantages of a premium-priced vehicle—a quieter cabin, more comfortable seats, higher-quality interior appointments and such—Acura delivers for less.”

-Kelley Blue Book > 2017 5-year Cost to Own Awards: Best Brands

Awards like this make us proud to be an authorized Acura dealer at Acura Santa Barbara. It comforts us to know that we supply our customers with top of the line luxury vehicles. In fact, our team of expert technicians is prepared to make your cost-to-own value even better. By scheduling routine maintenance checks our team will make sure your vehicle is always running at peak performance, and work to identify and fix any budding issues before they become costly repairs. Come visit us at Acura Santa Barbara to check out some of the brand’s award-winning luxury models like ILX sedan or the RDX crossover.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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J.D. Power 2016 Recognizes Porsche Macan for Extraordinary Quality

2017-02-06T13:43:42+00:00February 6th, 2017|Award, News, Porsche, premium|

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 Quality Study, the Macan received five stars in eleven of them, with the lowest category still receiving three stars.

The 2016 Porsche Macan is available in either S or Turbo trim, both of which now come standard with all-wheel drive. Also, this luxury SUV comes equipped with a new development of Porsche Traction Management that shifts axle power from front to rear depending on cues from the available traction. Two all-aluminum engines are offered in the Macan. The Macan S is equipped with a 3.0L V-6 engine that pushes out 340 hp and a top speed of 156 mph, while the Macan Turbo has a 3.6L twin turbo V-6 that produces 400 hp and a top speed of 164 mph.

The interior of this vehicle is just as luxurious and ergonomically efficient as you would expect a Porsche to be. With leather upholstery for your comfort and cutting-edge technology for your safety and convenience, the 2016 Porsche Macan really does offer extraordinary quality. At Porsche Santa Barbara, you can talk with our team of Porsche experts to see if the Macan is the best choice for you. If not, let our knowledgeable team guide you in finding the luxury vehicle that suits your needs.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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  • Porsche Santa Barbara Exterior

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

2016-09-30T10:19:11+00:00September 30th, 2016|Award, News, Porsche|

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” with an overall rating of 893. The Porsche Boxster also performed well earning a score of 892 points in the “Compact Premium Sport Car” category, and the Macan earned a top score of 876 in the “Compact Premium SUV” category.

The 2016 J.D. Power APEAL study 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.   The survey is taken by drivers 90 days after they take delivery of a new car and covers purchases made from November of 2015 through February 2016.

Porsche Boxster and Macan Lead Their Categories

The APEAL study is not the first report to place the Porsche Boxster and Macan at the top of their class. Since the release of the Porsche 718 Boxster, it has received rave reviews from journalists and drivers alike. Reviews in publications such as Top Gear, Auto Express, and Car Scoops call out the exceptional handling, power, and value of the new Boxster.   Similarly, the Porsche Macan has been named Best Entry Luxury SUV by the Daily News Auto Awards. It has been called out for leading performance, capability, style, and practicality.

Drivers can learn more about the entire Porsche line-up by contacting a representative at Porsche Santa Barbara. Stop by and see for yourself what sets the Boxster and Macan apart from the rest of the competition by scheduling a test drive today.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
  • BMW 7 Series

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

2016-09-28T12:00:18+00:00September 28th, 2016|Award, BMW, News|

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 premier benchmark for consumer satisfaction in the automotive industry. It measures owners’ responses to 77 different attributes of the vehicles including power, capability, comfort, luxury, and capability. Each APEAL index score is measured on a 1,000 point scale and high scores consistently equate to top customer loyalty and improved model sales.

Drivers can learn more about their favorite BMW modes by stopping by BMW Santa Barbara to speak with a friendly brand expert or to schedule a personalized test drive.

About BMW Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized BMW dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned BMW vehicles. The sales department at Santa Barbara Auto Group has one purpose – to exceed customers’ expectations from test drive to delivery. The professional sales team is committed to a no-pressure, high integrity approach to every ownership experience. Santa Barbara Auto Group also features a dedicated professional service department and a state-of-the-art facility offering the most current diagnostic and repair equipment available and highly skilled factory-trained technicians to deliver efficient quality vehicle care.

Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular BMW models including the BMW 2-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, or i8 models, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

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

2016-08-24T11:42:12+00:00August 24th, 2016|Award, Land Rover|

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.

Leading Performance and Design for 2016

The APEAL study measured 77 different factors of vehicle ownership and driving experience including: exterior and interior design, driving dynamics, visibility, and other safety factors. In the 2016 APEAL study the Land Rover Range Rover earned an overall score of 872. Land Rover itself ranked in 5thplace among other luxury brands earning an overall score of 843. Other top performers included the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque which ranked 2nd in the Small Premium SUV segment with a score of 826.

The 2016 Range Rover features an opulent interior, quick acceleration, a variety of powerful engine models including the new Td6 diesel engine, and reliable off-road capabilities. The 2016 Range Rover offers an enhanced V6 engine capable of 380hp for greater strength and control no matter the road conditions.   It also introduced a powerful new diesel engine this year as well to provide drivers with a more fuel-efficient option that does not compromise on power or capability.

The 2016 Range Rover is now available at Land Rover Santa Barbara. Interested drivers can research inventory selections online with Santa Barbara Auto Group or stop by the dealership to take a test drive or meet with an experienced sales representative.

About Land Rover Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto Group is conveniently located off the 101 and Hope Ave and proudly serves Santa Barbara and the greater Southern California area. Santa Barbara Auto Group is an authorized Land Rover dealer and features a wide array of new and pre-owned Land Rover vehicles. As a premier Land Rover dealership, Land Rover Santa Barbara welcomes drivers and is dedicated to providing the highest in sales and service assistance. Furthermore, the fully trained Land Rover auto repair technicians will keep your Land Rover in top running conditions.

Land Rover Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste B
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4264
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
  • Jaguar XJ

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

2016-07-25T11:07:13+00:00July 25th, 2016|Jaguar|

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 technology, design, performance, and comfort and represents the essence of the Jaguar brand.”

The 2016 Jaguar XJ sedan features capable power thanks to the 340hp supercharged V6 engine, the 470hp supercharged V8 option, or the premium 550hp supercharged V8 engine. The car is more assertive than previous models and features an athletic front grille fitted with powerful full LED headlamps. Buyers also appreciate Jaguar EliteCare ownership package that includes a limited warranty and complimentary scheduled maintenance, roadside assistance, and Jaguar InControl Remote & Protect.

The Jaguar XJ is not available at Jaguar Santa Barbara for a starting MSRP of $74,400. Drivers are encouraged to visit the dealership for a test drive so they can experience this remarkable vehicle for themselves.

About Jaguar Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Jaguar dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Jaguar team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Jaguar vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Jaguar models including the new Jaguar XE or Jaguar F-TYPE, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Jaguar Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4249
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

2016 Porsche Macan Wins NY Daily News Auto Award

2016-04-18T17:55:58+00:00April 18th, 2016|Porsche|

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 model offers up to 400hp, giving it more of a race-quality driving experience no matter the destination.

Dynamic Functionality

In addition to power and strength, the 2016 Porsche Macan was also called out for its exceptional functionality thanks to the 17.7 cu. ft of cargo room. For additional space, drivers can also fold down the rear seat to more than double the available room up to 53 cubic feet. Whether you are hauling a group of friends or making space for new furniture or equipment, the Porsche Macan can handle the load.

Top Safety Features

Additionally, the NY Daily News pointed out the significant safety features available on the Porsche Macan including lane departure warnings, blind spot warnings, adaptive cruise control, and a forward collision warning system. These features provide drivers with essential information on the road to help prevent an accident before it even happens.

Overall, the Porsche Macan performed well in the reviews and earned the top spot as an entry level SUV thanks to its leading style, performance, and practicality. Drivers can learn more about this remarkable small SUV by contacting a representative at Porsche Santa Barbara.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California. To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Porsche Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave Ste C
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4217
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net