Despite giving it a near perfect score and claiming that it was the best car it had ever tested, Consumer Reports wouldn’t recommend the Tesla Model S last year. The reason: insufficient reliability data. Continue Reading...
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The new small-overlap crash test has forced Consumer Reports to drop its coveted “recommended” badge from a few models, including the popular Toyota Camry. Continue Reading...
Like it or not Consumer Reports is an extremely influential publication. Buyers pay close attention to the products they recommend, especially when it comes to cars. If a particular vehicle fails to earn the outlet’s accolades you can bet people will shy away. Surprisingly two Japanese luxury sedans failed to make the grade. Continue Reading...
Almost a third of new vehicles on dealer lots will be turbocharged by 2018 according to a major supplier of automotive turbochargers. Continue Reading...
General Motors has a new feather to put in its cap: a glowing endorsement from Consumer Reports for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Continue Reading...
Ford acknowledged today that its hybrid fuel economy claims are unrealistic for real-world driving. Continue Reading...
We all know that speeding can reduce the fuel economy of your vehicle, but just how much of a difference does it make? Continue Reading...
Six of the Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks on the road are Ford products. At least, that’s according to data provided by Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that tests everything from toasters to homeowner’s insurance. This lopsided result has raised a lot of questions, like: Are Blue-Oval vehicles really that troublesome or is… Continue Reading...
Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings. Continue Reading...
The Tesla Model S continues to earn rave reviews, the latest coming from the notoriously picky team at Consumer Reports. Continue Reading...
Hybrid vehicles are considered a risky long-term purchase by some, with unknown reliability of hybrid batteries and worries of possible replacement costs. While those fears may be exaggerated, Consumer Reports has found some damning evidence on one particular model: the Honda Civic Hybrid. Continue Reading...
Can a set of tires really help you save on fuel? The answer is yes, and thanks to the folks at Consumer Reports we have a complete list of which tires do the most. Continue Reading...
Consumer Reports recently put the redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTec to the test and found its emergency-handling performance concerning. Continue Reading...
Lexus topped the list this year for automakers that Consumer Reports counts to be the best while Detroit brands generally sank to the bottom. Continue Reading...
Consumer Reports announced its automotive Top Picks for 2013 today, a list that excluded all domestic automakers. Continue Reading...
Ford’s COO Mark Fields says the brand is following EPA rules in certifying its vehicles fuel mileage. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Consumer Reports just released its 2013 Car-Brand Perception Survey, putting Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevrolet head and shoulders above the industry. Continue Reading...
New analysis from independent testing outfit Consumer Repots says that the Toyota Prius provides the most value in the North American auto industry. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Two of Ford’s new fuel-sippers, as they’re touted, failed to meet the automaker’s claimed mpg ratings during Consumer Reports’ tests. Continue Reading...
A new gadget is on the market that aims to keep drivers from sending and receiving text messages behind the wheel. Continue Reading...
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? Continue Reading...