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The 2019 Ford Ranger: Why It Is The Most Efficient In Its Class

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As of this week, the Ford Ranger has made its return to U.S. dealerships as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered pickup truck on the market.

According to Automotive News, the 2019 Ranger will get 21 mpg city/26 highway/23 combined. This combined figure ties the Chevrolet Colorado diesel engine's 23 mpg, but outranks the other midsize pickups with gasoline engines. 

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The 2020 Jeep Gladiator: Everything You Want To Know About the Popular Brand's New Pickup Truck


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After months of speculation, Jeep has finally revealed its new vehicle that many have been anticipating: the 2020 Jeep Gladiator

The popular automaker has done something it hasn't done in decades: produce its very first truck since the 1960's. Described as the “Wrangler with a pickup bed,” the 2020 Gladiator made its official debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. 

Here are some key features that come with the pickup truck:

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The 2019 Honda Passport is Making A Comeback

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The Honda Passport Elite shown in Lunar Silver Metallic
 
After making its debut at the 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2019 Honda Passport is making its comeback. Here's how:


In addition to being one of the five stand out cars at the LA Auto Show, the Passport is viewed as a mini Honda Pilot. The smaller SUV comes with five seats and offers plenty of room. How much room you might ask? The mid-size SUV has six cubic feet of cargo room and 41 cubic feet of cargo space. Along with its seating for 5, the ample cargo space…

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Kelly Automotive Group Named One of Boston Globe's Top Places To Work

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Once again, Kelly Automotive Group has been named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe
 
Each year, The Boston Globe releases their list of The Top Places To Work in the state, highlighting local businesses who are well-respected in the communities around them. For 2018, there were 128 organizations in Massachusetts selected as Top Places To Work from surveys of more than 82,000 workers.

This is the third consecutive year that Kelly Automotive Group has been included on this prestigious list...
 
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2019 Ram 1500 Earns MotorTrend Truck of the Year Award

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The editors at MotorTrend have named the 2019 Ram 1500 as the 2019 MotorTrend Truck of the Year. Judges enjoyed the attention to detail, the styling, and refined ride in the all-new Ram 1500 provided when compared to others in its class.

MotorTrend looked for trucks that have represented exceptional value and superiority in their class while also having an impact on the automotive scene, and the Ram 1500 was their clear choice...
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Jeep Wrangler Named 2019 Motor Trend SUV of the Year

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MotorTrend has named the iconic 2019 Jeep Wrangler as 2019 SUV of the Year. To be considered for such an award, vehicles must represent design advancement, engineering excellence, safety, efficiency, value and performance.

The Jeep Wrangler has always been known for its iconic style and rugged looks. While the exterior of the SUV has stayed the same since the 1940's, the 2019 version comes with a nicer interior and updated technology.

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The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan: Size, Interior, Performance and More

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Photo Credit The Car Connection

Ever since Volkswagen came out with the midsize SUV, the Tiguan has continued to attract customers over the years. After being released by VW in 2009, the SUV has transformed itself into your everyday compact crossover.


Size:

Since getting its new look in 2018, the Tiguan has gone “big.” By big we mean literally stretched out. The rear seats offer better space for both kids and adults as well as better leg room. According to the Car Connection, the spacious interior is what stands out the most in the 2019 Tiguan...

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The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited: Everything You Want To Know About The Most Powerful F-150

 
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The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited Photo Credit Ford
 

If you like power, durability, and an overall “Ford Tough” look, look no further than the new 2019 Ford F-150.

The Limited comes with a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, making it the most powerful light-duty pickup in America


“F-150 Limited customers created their own success. The truck is their reward”, says Todd Eckert, Ford truck marketing manager. They wanted more power, so we combined Raptor's engine with Limited's business-class features to deliver Baja fierceness, boardroom style and the grit to tackle tough jobs”. 

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Kelly Ford and Kelly Honda Named Auto News Best Place To Work 2018

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Congratulations to our Kelly Ford and Kelly Honda dealerships for being named 2018 Automotive News Best Dealerships To Work For.

Being named as an Automotive News Best Dealership To Work For is one of the top honors any dealership can receive in the automotive community.

This is Kelly Ford's first time making the Automotive News best dealerships listing. Kelly Honda, in addition to this year, has been named as a top dealer to work for by Auto News four times over the past six years (2013, 2016, 2017).

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The 2019 INFINITI QX80 Limited: What Makes the SUV So Special

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The 2019 INFINITI QX80 shown in Champagne Quartz. Photo Credit INFINITI
 

If you are the kind of person who believes bigger is better, the 2019 INFINITI QX80 is the SUV for you.

The full-sized SUV first arrived in special-edition form at the 2018 New York Auto Show. The special-edition, known as the QX80 Limited comes with an impressive dose of features, including upgrades to its interior and exterior.

First, we will go into discussing the interior and its features. INFINITI InTouch Services provides you with a whole suite of safety, security and innovative convenience features such as...

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All About the 2019 Honda Ridgeline-The All Purpose Pickup Truck

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The 2019 Honda Ridgeline in Lunar Silver
 

If you are looking for the conventional idea of what a pickup truck should look like, look no further than the Honda Ridgeline.

First, we will get down to the basics. The Ridgeline comes in five trims: the RT, sport, RTL, RLT-T, and RTL-E. The base model, the RT starts at $29,990 and the highest trim, the RTL-E starts at $41,920.

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Honda Awarded Best SUV Brand for 2018

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Shown here are the Pilot, CR-V and HR-V. Photo Credit Honda
 

If you needed another reason to love Honda SUVs, we just gave you one.

U.S. News & World Report has awarded Honda with Best SUV Brand of 2018. The SUV lineup consists of the Pilot, CR-V and HR-V.

According to Motor Trend, the CR-V model has been named Motor Trend SUV of the Year. Within the award's 20-year history, this is the second time the CR-V has taken home this award. 

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Why You Should Pick The 2019 INFINITI QX50 Over Its Competitors

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The 2019 QX50 shown in Graphite Shadow. Photo Credit INFINITI
 

When you are in the market for a new SUV, you will often find yourself debating between a couple of different brands. Questions such as gas mileage, safety, and of course price will all come to mind.
 

Starting at $36,550, the 2019 QX50 blows its competitors out of the water in several different areas. The QX50 has the highest fuel economy (for city/highway) than the Audi Q5, Acura RDX, and the Lexus NX 300. You will also find that the QX50 comes with a Variable Compression Turbo Engine…

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Five Reasons Why You Should Buy The New 2019 Jeep Cherokee

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There are several different reasons why people choose to drive a Jeep. Whether it is safety features, cargo space, or just the overall appeal, everyone has their own deciding factor.



The new 2019 Jeep Cherokee comes with many new and updated features, many of which attract loyal Jeep customers. Here are a list of reasons why you should purchase the 2019 model:

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The 2019 Honda Pilot is a Modern SUV for a Modern Family

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There is a reason that Honda refers to the Pilot as 'The Modern Family SUV'...


Not only does the new 2019 Honda Pilot stick to its family-friendly roots, it has upgraded several of its technology.

The 2019 Pilot puts a lot of focus on its new tech gadgets such as its upgraded infotainment interface. Along with an improved display system, the Pilot makes it easy to communicate with rear-seat passengers using the available CabinTalk in-car PA system. While the feature is new in the 2019 Pilot, the technology has been borrowed from the Honda Odyssey…

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Nissan Releases 2019 Sentra Pricing and Features

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Nissan has announced the pricing for the new 2019 Sentra, which is expected to hit dealerships nationwide this Fall.
 

Pricing for the popular sedan will start at $18,480 and go up to $25,840. While the 2019 model has many of the same features as its predecessor, the newest version comes with additional features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and NissanConnect. 

On top of the enhanced tech features, the 2019 Sentra will also offer a new trim: the SV Special Edition Package...

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Servicing Your Vehicle at Kelly Honda: The Overall Experience You Deserve

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Our service team at Kelly Honda in Lynn, MA
One of the many things we pride ourselves in here at Kelly Honda is delivering excellent customer service. Whether you're buying a car or getting service done, we want the best experience for our customers.

The Kelly Honda service center in Lynn, MA offers a wide variety of services that are meant to be convenient and most importantly, stress-free.
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Pricing Revealed For The New 2019 Ford Ranger

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Ford truck enthusiasts: you are in for a treat....


The Ford Ranger truck will be making its return to the U.S after 7 years. Ford has announced the pricing for the 2019 model. The midsize pickup truck will start at $25,395 for the base model (4x2 SuperCab XL) and go up to $39,480 for its highest trim (Lariat 4x4 SuperCrew).


According to Autoblog, there will be a total of nine trim levels: XL Chrome, STX, XLT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome, and Lariat Sport.

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Kelly Ford Receives “Partners In Quality” Award From Ford

Kelly Ford Wins Partners In Quality Award From Ford Motor Company

The “Partners In Quality” award from Ford Motor Company is one of the highest honors a Ford dealership can receive. It is an award given by Ford Credit to dealers who exhibit top customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Kelly Ford in Beverly, MA is proud to be named as a “Partners In Quality” award winning dealership. It is a great testament to the culture created at Kelly Ford by Kelly Auto Group President Brian Kelly and Chief Operating Officer Brian Heney.
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2018 Nissan Kicks Safety, Size, Specs and More

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The 2018 Nissan Kicks is certainly worth getting a 'kick' out of.

Nissan has come out with its newest addition to the fast-growing compact crossover market. Along with the Rogue and Rogue Sport, the Kicks is the sixth member of the Nissan crossover and SUV lineup.

The Kicks comes with several noteworthy...

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Kelly Honda Named Council of Excellence Award Winner for 2018

Kelly Honda 2018 Council of Excellence Award Winner
 

Congratulations to Kelly Honda in Lynn, MA for receiving the Council of Excellence Award for 2018.


Every year, Honda Financial Services (HFS) recognizes a small group of Honda dealerships across the country. In order to be called a Honda Council of Excellence member, each Honda dealer must demonstrate the highest levels of customer service and financial expertise.


This is the fourth time Kelly Honda has been recognized as a Council of Excellence award winner, and the second consecutive year. From all of us at Kelly Automotive Group, congratulations on all your hard work!

 

Kelly Auto Group

 

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Ford Receives Best Score Yet In 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Report

Ford Ranks Second Amongst All Automakers In 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Ford Motor Company has received their best-ever rating in J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Study, continuing to improve their scores each year.

Among all automakers, Ford ranked second in the industry with major improvements coming in the form of advanced audio, connectivity, entertainment, and navigation technologies.

It is the fifth consecutive year Ford has improved on their quality ratings. In total, Ford and Lincoln earned five quality segment awards which was more than any other automaker.
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Kelly Automotive Group Proudly Sponsors The 2018 Essex Tech Auto Expo

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Kelly Auto Group President Brian Kelly (top) brought his vintage 1957 Chevy Bel Air to the 2018 Essex Tech Auto Expo held in Danvers, MA
 
Kelly Automotive Group President Brian Kelly was once again on-hand to experience this year's Essex Tech Auto Expo held at Essex Technical High School in Danvers, Massachusetts.

It is the second consecutive year that Kelly Auto has sponsored this event, which benefits the Auto Expo Tool Scholarship. Each year, Essex Tech names two graduating Seniors, one from Collision Repair and one from Automotive Technology, to receive $500 that will be used on...
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Kelly Jeep Chrysler Named Customer 1st Award Winner For 2018

Kelly Jeep Chrysler Customer First Award For Excellence 2018

For the third consecutive year, Kelly Jeep – Chrysler on Route 1 North in Lynnfield, MA has been named to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) Customer First Award For Excellence.

The Customer First Award program was started in October 2015 in an effort to improve customer satisfaction. Each of FCA's 2,600 Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, and Chrysler dealerships are eligible to win the award, which encompasses five key areas: Facility Certification, Performance Measures, Training Certification, Employee Surveys, and Process Validation.
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