2017 SUV Buying Guide

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Midsize Two-Row

2017 Ford Edge

2017 Ford Edge
  • EPA Fuel Economy 23-24 mpg combined
  • Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place 39.2 cu.ft.
  • Available Total Seating 5
  • Powertrain Warranty 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Available Drivetrains FWD, AWD
  • Government Crash Rating 5 Stars

Why Edmunds Recommends the 2017 Ford Edge: With its comfortable ride, generous cabin space and optional performance-oriented engines, the Ford Edge offers buyers a little bit of everything. The base engine is appealing thanks to its solid fuel economy ratings, and the optional engines deliver impressive performance. Recent updates to the technology interface also give the Edge all the features you might want in a midsize SUV.


2017 Kia Sorento

2017 Kia Sorento
  • EPA Fuel Economy 20-24 mpg combined
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity 73.5 cu.ft.
  • Available Total Seating 5 / 7
  • Powertrain Warranty 10 yr./ 100000 mi.
  • Available Drivetrains FWD
  • Government Crash Rating 5 Stars

Why Edmunds Recommends the 2017 Kia Sorento: The 2017 Kia Sorento is a great example of why we like midsize SUVs so much. It has plenty of technology features and all the space you'll need for a family road trip. The Sorento is available with either two or three rows of seating so you can accommodate as many as seven passengers. A sleek design and comfortable seats add to its appeal, and the Sorento comes standard with an excellent warranty for added peace of mind.


2017 Nissan Murano

2017 Nissan Murano
  • EPA Fuel Economy 24 mpg combined
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity 67.0 cu.ft.
  • Available Total Seating 5
  • Powertrain Warranty 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Available Drivetrains FWD, AWD
  • Government Crash Rating Not Rated

Why Edmunds Recommends the 2017 Nissan Murano: This unique midsize crossover stands out with its eye-catching exterior design, high-tech interior and best-in-class front seats. It also offers solid performance that makes it feel smaller from behind the wheel than you might expect. Don't worry, though: There's plenty of room in the backseat for adults or even the biggest child seats, although the cargo area isn't quite as spacious as the Ford Edge's.

Source: Edmunds.com (2017)

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Auto Body Shop

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It's not uncommon for estimates from different body shops to vary wildly. One shop might give you an estimate for $500 while another wants $2,000 for the work. What's the difference? And when is it OK to choose the cheaper shop?

John Mallette, owner of Burke Auto Body & Paint, in Long Beach, California, knows better than most people how to choose a reliable shop. Mallette started working on cars when he was 12 years old and has been in the body shop business for 24 years. Here are some of his tips for choosing the right shop to work on your car — particularly when you're the one paying the bills.

  1. Pay Attention to Word-of-Mouth
  2. Consider the Operations's Location and Overhead
  3. Get Several Estimates
  4. Ask the Right Questions
  5. Follow Your Intuition

Source: Edmunds.com (03/08/2011 by Phillip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor)

Will Kentucky Pay for My Windshield Replacement?

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Kentucky is one of the few states that will waive the deductible for windshield replacement under certain conditions. The law requires you to be covered by comprehensive insurance that meets the minimum standard of the Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS), which does cost slightly more than the monthly cost of the standard legal minimum liability.


KRS 304.20-060, titled coverage for safety equipment, states:

  1. As used in this section, “safety equipment” shall mean only the glass used in the windshield, doors and windows, and the glass, plastic or other material used in the lights required by KRS Chapter 189 on any automobile.
  2. Any automobile insurance policy that provides comprehensive coverage, whether designated as such, or included within a broader coverage, shall provide complete coverage for repair or replacement of damaged safety equipment, without regard to any deductible or minimum amount.
In the case of an unexpected broken windshield, it can be a major relief to know you’ll incur no out-of-pocket expenses, assuming a windshield replacement costs less than your deductible. If your windshield has been cracked or broken and needs repair or replacement, then a claim should be made through your comprehensive automotive insurance policy. Before doing so, be sure to discuss your policy with a representative who can explain the depth of your policy, and explain whether or not you qualify for the required comprehensive minimum under Kentucky’s automotive safety laws. If you do qualify, contact your local automotive glass repair shop to have certified glass and safety experts get your vehicle back on the road.

Source: JacksGlassShop.com (July 31st, 2014)

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