Volunteer ‘Life Changers’ provide help to hungry families

Volunteer ‘Life Changers’ provide help to hungry families

Take action. That’s what members of the sales team from Santander Consumer USA (SC) did at Action Ministries in Atlanta, GA. “We wanted to be able to work with an organization that we knew would benefit the community,” said one SC associate who participated as part of the company’s volunteer paid time off (VPTO) program. […]

Why the car buying experience still appeals to millennials

Why the car buying experience still appeals to millennials

There’s something about getting your hands on the steering wheel of a new car that can’t be replaced. And it apparently doesn’t matter whether you’re a millennial – or an older shopper. As millennials – people born between 1980 and 1994 – abandon most retail stores in droves, there remains a need to buy a […]

Finding the truth about the worst American cities for drivers – and the best

Finding the truth about the worst American cities for drivers – and the best

Everyone has a bad-traffic car story. The worst highway here, the worst city there, the most reckless drivers, well, anywhere. Sometimes we forget the good car driving experiences rather than celebrating them – extraordinary road trip, smooth commute to work, well-maintained roads, good weather, etc. And that’s where Realtor.com, the popular real estate research website, […]

Best times to buy, special auto financing, and first cars

Best times to buy, special auto financing, and first cars

Are you looking to buy a new car and thinking about timing? Perhaps you have a bad credit* history, or are currently going through bankruptcy. These, as well as a look back at some memorable first-car experiences, are just some of the topics covered in recent blog articles from RoadLoans, Santander Consumer USA’s direct-lending platform. […]

There’s no cure yet for the electric vehicle charging-time blues

There’s no cure yet for the electric vehicle charging-time blues

Charging-time blues. It’s the feeling electric vehicle (EV) owners may get when they pull up to a public charging station. But that’s just what those EV owners will have to do if they’re traveling 250 miles from home – unless they are driving a Tesla Model S, with a range of 275 miles. In fact, […]

How to drive (or buy) an electric vehicle without suffering ‘range anxiety’

The Chevrolet Bolt is one of several EVs with a 200-plus mile range.

Range anxiety. The fear of running down the battery of an electric vehicle (EV) has been cited as one reason the category hasn’t captured more of the U.S. new-car market. After all, how are you going to get to the grandparents’ house if they live, say, 250 miles away? While EV sales should surpass 200,000 […]

Here are 20 vehicles that will help you go ‘green’ in 2018

The 2018 Toyota Camry – another finalist for Green Car of the Year.

Five exciting, “fun to drive,” yet sensible cars. All are finalists for the Green Car Journal 2018 Green Car of the Year Award. The magazine and website calls the five vehicles – the Honda Accord and Clarity, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan LEAF and Toyota Camry – “models offering consumers varying ways to drive ‘green’ that fit […]

Automakers going mainstream with technologies that enhance user experience

The Subaru Impreza is one of WardsAuto’s top brands for user experience.

A great user experience isn’t just for luxury car owners anymore. In fact, the latest WardsAuto 10 Best User Experiences list for 2017 is dominated by mainstream brands, including Ford, Dodge, Honda, Mazda, Subaru and Volkswagen. “Automotive designers and engineers are now striving like never before to simplify connectivity with personal devices, information displays and […]

Santander Consumer steps up for customers in wake of historic hurricanes

Santander Consumer steps up for customers in wake of historic hurricanes

First came Harvey and Irma. In the 166 years of recorded weather records, two Category 4 hurricanes never made landfall in the continental United States within the same year. This past August and September that record was broken in just 16 days when the hurricanes struck Texas and Florida, two of the largest markets of […]

Shopping for a crossover? Here’s where to find them all in one place

Toyota’s Highlander was just one of many CUVs at the fair.

The CUV has arrived. And you can find many at the Texas Auto Show for the next three weeks. Spread out over two buildings and an outdoor truck area at the State Fair of Texas, the auto show comprises about 400 of the latest vehicle models from 16 auto manufacturers. And CUVs, crossover utility vehicles, […]