Santander Consumer USA Inc.

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  • Why five-year, cost-to-own results aren’t all there is to buying a new car

    Look behind the numbers. The subcompact Chevrolet Spark may be Kelley Blue Book’s five-year, cost-to-own overall winner but that doesn’t mean shoppers should automatically pass on other brands and models. The Toyota Yaris iA and Nissan Versa, for example, finished just behind the Spark among subcompacts. But the subcompact field is crowded with at least […] The post Why five-year, cost-to-own resu...

  • Get fired up about 21 low-cost winners and their top challengers

    This ought to spark some conversation. The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is this year’s five-year, cost-to-own champion, according to Kelley Blue Book, a well-known online resource for vehicle shoppers. But that’s only if you’re shopping for a new subcompact car. If you have another type of vehicle in mind, KBB has you covered with their top […] The post Get fired up about 21 low-cost winners and their top...

  • The many ways we talk to our customers – and they can talk to us

    We walk the talk. If the talk is about Santander Consumer USA communicating with customers. We have more channels than cable TV – well, not really, but you get the idea – from our website to social media to email newsletters, blog and customer service. You’re never far away from Santander or from reaching us […] The post The many ways we talk to our customers – and they can talk to us appeared fir...

  • World Car of the Year field narrowing, but 24 brands survive latest cut

    And then there were … 31. Three months after the awards program announced 51 candidates in five 2017 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) categories and overall World Car, they’ve trimmed the number by 20. That leaves five finalists each in luxury, performance, green, urban and design categories and 10 for the overall award. The […] The post World Car of the Year field narrowing, but 24 brands survive la...

Santander Consumer USA Inc.

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  • More fuel-efficient cars rolling down the road in ‘watershed year’

    Fuel-efficient cars rolled into 2017 in a big way. So, if that’s the way you roll, there appear to be plenty of options. “For automakers marching toward more fuel-efficient cars, 2017 [is] a watershed year,” wrote Aaron Cole, managing editor at The Car Connection, a research and shopping website. In his article, “Greener by the […] The post More fuel-efficient cars rolling down the road in ‘waters...

  • The thrill is on: These are the ‘most important’ new cars of 2017

    Car shopping is almost always thrilling. But, perhaps, never more so than when experts pick their “best of” lists for the year. And, yet, The Car Connection, an automotive research and shopping website, puts a different spin on such lists with its compilation of “The 17 most important new cars of 2017.” “Every year, the […] The post The thrill is on: These are the ‘most important’ new cars of 2017...

  • Technology that helps keep drivers from straying into accidents

    New vehicle technology meant to improve driving safety and ease is changing fast, making it a challenge for drivers to keep up. How much of a challenge was revealed by a recent study. It showed a “really surprising” level of confusion about features that have been standard in American cars for quite some time, according […] The post Technology that helps keep drivers from straying into accidents a...

Santander Consumer USA Inc.

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  • GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler products showed strong shopper loyalty in 2016

    If you drive a Chevrolet Volt or GMC Yukon Denali, you may be more loyal to your brand of vehicle than most owners. And if you own a Ford or any of several Fiat Chrysler models, you may not be far behind. IHS Markit collected and analyzed 17.5 million new-vehicle registrations during the 2016 model […] The post GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler products showed strong shopper loyalty in 2016 appeared first o...

  • Six vehicles that clear a high bar for Cars.com Best of 2017 awards

    Quality, innovation and value. Three things most shoppers want to see in a new vehicle. They also are the factors Cars.com looked at in naming its Best of 2017 six award winners, including its top pick, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. “Shopping for a new car can be overwhelming, and Cars.com is all about helping consumers […] The post Six vehicles that clear a high bar for Cars.com Best of 2017 awards...

  • Buyer’s Choice Award winners ‘resonate’ with current trends

    They’re the vehicles that Americans sought most often last year. The 17 Buyer’s Choice Award winners of 2016, plus three overall selections, from Autobytel. Those overall winners from among 17 category picks were the 2017 Audi A4, Best Car of the Year; 2017 Ford F-150, Best Truck of the Year, and 2016 Mazda CX-5, Best […] The post Buyer’s Choice Award winners ‘resonate’ with current trends appeare...

Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Category: Content
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  • Super Bowl car ads include Minnie Driver, but no MINI driver

    Extended version of Lexus’ Super Bowl commercial, “Man & Machine.” One thing for sure about this year’s Super Bowl car commercials. We’ll miss out on what might have been the best pairing ever between spokesperson and car. MINI (owned by BMW) will be sitting out the big game this year and Minnie Driver (actress and […] The post Super Bowl car ads include Minnie Driver, but no MINI driver appeared ...

  • The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (January)

    Who doesn’t like a good car show? Especially when you don’t have to go anywhere to attend. That’s where The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos comes into the picture. We launched the monthly slideshow with press release images that you might not see otherwise. They grabbed our attention, and we thought […] The post The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (Janua...

  • Forward collision warning systems can help prevent rear-end crashes

    New vehicle technologies meant to improve driving safety and ease is changing fast, making it a challenge for drivers to keep up. How much of a challenge was revealed by a recent study. It showed a “really surprising” level of confusion about features that have been standard in American cars for quite some time, according […] The post Forward collision warning systems can help prevent rear-end cra...

  • 16 no-brainer vehicles Edmunds would recommend to shoppers

    Most wanted. Despite negative connotation that phrase can carry, it represents high praise for the 16 car models just named by Edmunds, a well-known, online automotive information and shopping platform. The Most Wanted list of 16 models is dominated by Honda/Acura with five winners, Toyota/Lexus with four selections and General Motors with two, while five […] The post 16 no-brainer vehicles Edmund...

  • The best Hollywood chase scenes, extreme winter driving, and lowering APR

    You’ve navigated to a great place. The Santander Consumer USA blog is a rich source of information for the worlds of automobiles and auto finance, and keeps readers coming back for more. There’s another that’s worth a visit, too, and we’ll show you the way. RoadLoans is the direct-lending platform of Santander Consumer USA, and […] The post The best Hollywood chase scenes, extreme winter driving, ...

  • Wait, what? 2018-model vehicles already making appearances

    The year has barely started and automakers already are beginning to turn the page to model year 2018. About two dozen new or redesigned models already are showing up in photo galleries and newsletters, including Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com), CheatSheet Autos and CarPreview.com. An article in CheatSheet, 10 All-New 2018 Models Worth Waiting For, pretty […] The post Wait, what? 2018-model vehicles alr...

  • Looking forward to a ‘noteworthy’ year for new car models

    It’s 2017. A good time to look at the all-new or redesigned models in “another noteworthy year for new cars.” Kelley Blue Book has more than 50 vehicles in Class of 2017: New Cars Ready to Roll at KBB.com, ranging from the “dressed for excess” Acura NSX to the semi-autonomous Volvo S90. Mercedes-Benz boasts five […] The post Looking forward to a ‘noteworthy’ year for new car models appeared first ...

  • Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund

    It’s a fact of life. Many Americans will spend their tax refund on a new or used car. And much of that spending will occur before the tax-filing deadline of April 18, with March typically one of the biggest sales months of the year for the auto industry. For those inclined to spend, the average […] The post Six steps to buying your next car with a tax refund appeared first on Santander Consumer US...

  • Here’s where to find what you need to know about Santander Consumer USA

    It’s about time. That is, it’s time to stop wondering and visit the “About” section of our website if you have questions about Santander Consumer USA (SC), the Dallas, TX-based consumer lender. We’ll tell you most everything you need to know, whether you’re a borrower with a long-term relationship to SC or the company has […] The post Here’s where to find what you need to know about Santander Cons...

  • If the road to Hades is well-paved, it probably isn’t in these cities

    There’s an old saying that the road to Hades is paved with good intentions. But if you live in the states or cities with the worst roads in America, you might be willing to drive any road that has decent pavement. “Keeping the wheel steady on America’s roads and highways has become increasingly challenging as […] The post If the road to Hades is well-paved, it probably isn’t in these cities appear...

Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

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  • The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (September)

    Ideas for the Santander Consumer USA blog don’t just fall from the sky. Usually, they result from research on news from the world of driving, cars and car buying. But we also come across a lot of content we can’t use – accompanied by photos that grab our attention. And then it occurred to us […] The post The Car Show | A monthly collection of eye-popping photos (September) appeared first on Santan...

  • New vehicle safety technologies testing drivers’ ability to change

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS My car does what? An extra set of eyes Are you finding it difficult to keep up with the speedy advances in vehicle safety technology? If so, you’re not alone. Designed to make driving safer and easier, these systems also have challenged drivers’ adaptability, as a recent in-depth survey of more than 2,000 […] The post New vehicle safety technologies testing drivers’ ability to cha...

  • Planning to shop for your auto loan can save money, time, stress

    First things first. When you’re getting ready to purchase your next vehicle, plan to shop ahead for your auto loan. How much can I afford? How much can I pay as a down payment? Do I want or need a cosigner? How much is my trade-in worth? These are all questions you should be asking […] The post Planning to shop for your auto loan can save money, time, stress appeared first on Santander Consumer US...

  • Mainstream brands narrow luxury gap in customer satisfaction

    Many Americans feel better about their cars this year. Both mainstream and luxury brands have benefitted from the positive vibe after record recalls in 2015. A survey of nearly 4,000 new-car owners showed gains for 16 of 24 brands tracked by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), while only five declined. One of the most […] The post Mainstream brands narrow luxury gap in customer satisf...

Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Five family vehicles that score big with soccer moms

    Soccer moms want to be cool too, right? Just because you’re carting around a small apartment on wheels full of balls, bags and water bottles, doesn’t mean you don’t want to enjoy the envious gaze of onlookers admiring your nice ride. So, what’s a mother of three up-and-coming participation-trophy winners to do? The minivan has […] The post Five family vehicles that score big with soccer moms appea...

  • Take these steps toward getting the right deal on an auto loan

    Know before you owe. That’s the overall advice of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). And while it sounds simple enough, a lot of thought should go into financing a car, truck or SUV if you don’t want to overpay – or overextend yourself financially. Over the next four weeks, we’ll share with you […] The post Take these steps toward getting the right deal on an auto loan appeared ...

Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Tuning in to road rage, car names and going orange and ‘green’

    Bad driving behavior Road rage apparently is a more troubling issue than you might have imagined, based on a recent survey of 2,705 drivers by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety – and most people think it’s getting worse. “Nearly two in three drivers believe aggressive driving is a bigger problem today than three years […] The post Tuning in to road rage, car names and going orange and ‘green’ ...

  • How to improve your chances of getting the right used vehicle

    So, you’re ready to take the leap. Your current vehicle is starting to show its age and a replacement is in order. But a new car just isn’t in the cards, so a less-expensive used car it will be, but that still leaves open the question of how old or recent a model you should […] The post How to improve your chances of getting the right used vehicle appeared first on Santander Consumer USA Blog.

  • A question worth asking if you’re seeking an online auto loan

    Who do you trust if you’re shopping for an online auto loan? It’s a question worth asking, because there are many choices available to car shoppers. One answer you might consider is RoadLoans. Of course, you would expect the Santander Consumer USA (SC) blog to say good things about RoadLoans, SC’s direct-to-consumer lending product for […] The post A question worth asking if you’re seeking an onli...

  • Some of the best places, times to find fall foliage in U.S.

    John Coltrane may have sung it best in “Autumn Serenade.” “Through the trees comes autumn with her serenade/melodies the sweetest music ever played.” Those who reside in (or regularly visit) the parts of the country where the changing of leaves to their autumn colors is an annual event can relate to Coltrane’s imagery. Bedazzling fronds […] The post Some of the best places, times to find fall foli...

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