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 |  Feb 12 2013, 4:01 PM

Ford’s COO Mark Fields says the brand is following EPA rules in certifying its vehicles fuel mileage.

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 |  Feb 04 2013, 2:31 PM

It’s 2013, but stereotypes of American vehicles from the ‘70s still linger in the automotive industry, with buyers wondering if domestic cars can ever be as reliable as imports.

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 |  Jan 31 2013, 2:32 PM

Consumer Reports just released its 2013 Car-Brand Perception Survey, putting  Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevrolet head and shoulders above the industry. 

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 |  Dec 28 2012, 9:48 AM

New analysis from independent testing outfit Consumer Repots says that the Toyota Prius provides the most value in the North American auto industry. 

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 |  Dec 18 2012, 7:02 AM

After blasting Honda for the 2012 Civic, the Japanese automaker is once again in the good graces of the folks at Consumer Reports after a thorough test of the 2013 Accord.

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 |  Dec 12 2012, 12:32 PM

In an unusual move, Consumer Reports is prompting Lexusto fix a flaw with its ES and GS models that could leave people trapped in the trunk. 

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 |  Dec 06 2012, 3:23 PM

Two of Ford’s new fuel-sippers, as they’re touted, failed to meet the automaker’s claimed mpg ratings during Consumer Reports’ tests.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 4:02 PM

A new gadget is on the market that aims to keep drivers from sending and receiving text messages behind the wheel. 

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 3:02 PM

Generally regarded as an unbiased product information source, Consumer Reports criticized Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system in its critique of the new XTS sedan, which missed out on a “recommended” score, but why? 

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 11:02 AM

It’s been a big year for Detroit with scores of new models reaching the market, but some are struggling to get the full nod from Consumer Reports .

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 4:32 PM

 You might want to think twice about buying a new muscle car from Dodge, Chevrolet or Ford this year.

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 |  Nov 04 2012, 6:29 PM

In the battle of the ‘big three’, General Motors is proving to have the most reliable vehicles.

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 |  Nov 04 2012, 10:01 AM

In recent years, the power of the Internet has had an interesting effect on publications that specialize in car reviews. As more information becomes readily available, opinions in what used to be well-respected publications appear to be losing their influence.

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 |  Nov 03 2012, 3:02 PM

Despite being a diverse list this week, the three most popularly researched cars this week came from one manufacturer: Toyota.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 2:43 PM

Vehicle quality was not the only thing making news when Consumer Reports unveiled the results of its latest reliability study in Detroit earlier this week. Amongst the issues highlighted by the consumer publication were real world fuel economy and forced induction engine technology.

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 |  Oct 29 2012, 5:04 PM

The numbers have been tallied and the data compiled in Consumer Reports’ latest Auto Reliability Survey. Toyota has a lot to be happy about but Ford has taken a tumble.

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 |  Oct 29 2012, 2:05 PM

Ford has dropped to the near-bottom of the latest Consumer Reports reliability survey, while Toyota’s Scion division takes the top spot. 

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 8:49 AM

Lexus ES and GS luxury sedans are being singled out for emergency trunk release mechanisms that may break, leaving occupants inside trapped says a new report by Consumer Reports.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 3:02 PM

Nissan is taking new steps to improve customer satisfaction by creating a new position within the company dedicated to improving the brand’s quality. 

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 |  Aug 09 2012, 9:01 AM

Ford’s quality rankings have taken a significant hit as of late, due almost entirely to its push to be a leader in in-car technology. And that says Consumer Reports could seriously hurt the launch of the brand’s all-new 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan.

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 |  Jun 26 2012, 5:02 PM

Consumer Reports seems not to enjoy testing sub-compact cars such as the Scion iQ and the Smart ForTwo, or at least that’s how it looks.

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 |  Jun 18 2012, 3:32 PM

From the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s, there was no question that Honda was an enthusiast oriented brand. This was not only reflected in it’s product portfolio, especially the likes of the Civic, CRX and Prelude, but also in its marketing campaigns and motorsports programs.

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 |  May 31 2012, 5:02 PM

Ravenous demand for the Toyota Prius c drove dealerships to jack prices up above the MSRP when it initially launched, but that isn’t helping it win any extra points with Consumer Reports which said it couldn’t recommend the vehicle. 

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 |  May 22 2012, 8:01 AM

Fuel economy is now the number one purchase consideration for new car shoppers, sparking a massive swing in interest for alternative fuel vehicles.

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