Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports

Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports
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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...

Camaro, Mustang, Challenger Having an ‘Off Year’

Camaro, Mustang, Challenger Having an ‘Off Year’
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 You might want to think twice about buying a new muscle car from Dodge, Chevrolet or Ford this year. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Reliable American Cars List Dominated by GM: Consumer Reports

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Top 10 Most Reliable American Cars List Dominated by GM: Consumer Reports
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In the battle of the ‘big three’, General Motors is proving to have the most reliable vehicles. Continue Reading...

Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports

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Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports
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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. Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports’ Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises

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Consumer Reports’ Latest Survey Shows More of the Same and a Few BIG Surprises
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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. Continue Reading...

MyFord Touch Could Sink New Fusion Warns Consumer Reports

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MyFord Touch Could Sink New Fusion Warns Consumer Reports
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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. Continue Reading...

Honda’s New Development Chief Aims to Re-inject Excitement

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Honda’s New Development Chief Aims to Re-inject Excitement
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However, there are signs that Honda is trying to re-capture the “je ne said quoi” that marked the company and its products a generation ago. It’s new North American development boss, Erik Berkman, who spearheaded the introduction of the popular 2004 Acura TL, is putting together a plan designed to help Honda restore its reputation. Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius c Fails to Get Consumer Reports’ Nod

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Toyota Prius c Fails to Get Consumer Reports’ Nod
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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.  Continue Reading...

Are German Cars Reliable? The Myth of “German Engineering”

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Are German Cars Reliable? The Myth of “German Engineering”
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There are a lot of car stereotypes out there, like that Toyota builds dull appliances. While true on many fronts, the Japanese automaker does also make exciting sporty cars like the Scion FR-S, and Lexus LFA, both praised for their exhilarating rides, edgy styling and pulse-raising performance. But there’s another stereotype that needs to be… Continue Reading...

Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options

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Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options
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Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… Continue Reading...

Kia Rio Tops Consumer Reports List of Sub Compact Sedans

Kia Rio Tops Consumer Reports List of Sub Compact Sedans
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The Kia Rio EX got top honors in Consumer Reports’ latest tests in the sub-compact sedan category, besting the Hyundai Accent and the Chevrolet Sonic. Consumer Reports found the Kia Rio a solid and well-equipped car with nimble handling, simple controls and plenty of features for the price. Their test vehicle was a Kia Rio… Continue Reading...

Fisker Karma Performed Properly in Consumer Reports Testing, CEO Says

Fisker Karma Performed Properly in Consumer Reports Testing, CEO Says
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The infamous Fisker Karma that shut down during Consumer Reports‘ testing performed exactly as it was meant to, according to Tom LaSorda, the company’s new CEO. Apparently the luxury EV is meant to shut down in the event of a failure to prevent collateral damage that might otherwise result. LaSorda sent a letter to customers apologizing… Continue Reading...

Fisker Karma Returns To Consumer Reports Fleet

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Fisker Karma Returns To Consumer Reports Fleet
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The Consumer Reports Fisker Karma test vehicle which broke down on them last week has now been returned to the fleet after spending 48 hours at a Fisker dealerhsip. During a routine speedometer test the Karma began to flash a warning light and a chime to alert the driver that something was amiss. Once the… Continue Reading...
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