Consumer Reports

Toyota dominates CR list of best used cars with 11 models

1:03 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Consumer Reports has named its best used vehicles for the 2004-13 model years, and the Toyota family is a favorite, with 11 vehicles named to the list.... Read More »

 

JIM HENRY

Extended service contract? Skip it, Consumer Reports tells readers

6:03 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Consumer Reports slams extended service contracts in its latest annual auto issue, one of the magazine's most widely read editions.... Read More »

 

Japanese stay atop Consumer Reports rankings as Detroit struggles

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Detroit has come clawing back from the brink with award-winning products, but Japanese and luxury brands still have the best lineups of cars and light trucks in the industry, the editors of the influential shopping guide Consumer Reports say.... Read More »

 

Jeep weathers the storm from nature -- and critics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2014
Forget that little bomb that Consumer Reports dropped on the Cherokee this week. These are heady days for Jeep. Chrysler's off-road brand has plowed through winter with ease, achieving an all-time record 4.1 percent U.S. market share in January -- and not just on the strength of the redesigned Cherokee.... Read More »

 

Jeep Cherokee falls short in Consumer Reports testing

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Consumer Reports is declining to recommend the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, describing the SUV after testing as an "uneven package" and deeming it "half-baked."... Read More »

 

Tesla cracks top 5 in Consumer Reports brand perception survey

7:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
Tesla Motors ranks in the top five brands among people surveyed by Consumer Reports, another accolade from the magazine that rates Tesla's Model S among the best cars it's ever tested.... Read More »

 

Toyota Camry regains Consumer Reports' favor after crash test results

12:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
The Toyota Camry, headed for its 12th consecutive year as the best-selling car in the U.S., returned to Consumer Reports' recommended list after showing improvement on an insurance-industry crash test.... Read More »

 

Prius tops Consumer Reports' cost-per-mile study

11:51 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports is finding the Toyota Prius gives consumers the biggest bang for their buck. The Prius topped Consumer Reports' Best New-Car Value analysis, released today, which ranks more than 200 vehicles on performance, reliability and costs.... Read More »

 

Tesla gets top marks in Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey

8:48 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Tesla won a near-perfect score for its Model S electric car to displace the Chevrolet Volt atop an annual owner-satisfaction survey conducted by Consumer Reports magazine.... Read More »

 

CLA reviews: Can you make a real Mercedes-Benz for $30,000?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
By pricing its new entry-level CLA sedan under $30,000, excluding destination charges, Mercedes-Benz got a ton of attention.... Read More »

 

Lexus tops reliability rankings; Ford again near bottom

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Japanese brands continue to dominate the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability rankings, while some European brands gained and Ford continued to rank near the bottom of the industry.... Read More »

 

Lexus IS 250, Infiniti Q50 lag in Consumer Reports luxury ratings

7:11 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2013
Toyota and Nissan failed to win a coveted "Recommended" rating for revamped 2014 compact luxury sedans from Consumer Reports magazine, which cited lackluster fuel economy, steering, ride comfort and handling in reviewing the Lexus IS 250 and Infiniti Q50.... Read More »

 

DOT sued over delayed backup-camera mandate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2013
Consumer groups are taking the Obama administration to federal court over its about-face on backup cameras. In a lawsuit filed today in federal court in New York, two individuals and four organizations, including Consumers Union, asked a judge to order the Department of Transportation to set rear visibility standards for light vehicles, as required by a 2008 law.... Read More »

 

GM's Silverado edges Ram as Consumer Reports' top pickup

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
GM's redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 edged Chrysler Group's updated Ram 1500 in an evaluation of the two freshest full-sized pickup trucks by Consumer Reports magazine. But the Ram may be the better truck for consumers who use their vehicles for everyday commuting, the magazine said.... Read More »

 

Subaru's growth formula: Keep tight focus on U.S.; price 'em smart; cater to the quirky

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Tom Doll, president of Subaru of America, wears rubber wristbands as a constant reminder of his 2013 sales goal. It's an American quirk not typical of Japanese management style, but it's a reflection of how Doll's cars, and his company, are succeeding with a tight focus on American tastes. And that success is making the bands outdated.... Read More »

 

EPA says its mpg test holds up for hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Don't blame the test. That's the EPA's message in the wake of Ford Motor Co.'s decision to restate fuel economy estimates on its C-Max Hybrid.... Read More »

 

Kia Cadenza beats Toyota Avalon in Consumer Reports list of large sedans

9:11 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2013
The Kia Cadenza debuted today in second place on Consumer Reports magazine's list of top large sedans, edging out the former standard-bearer in the segment, the gasoline-powered version of the Toyota Avalon.... Read More »

 

Chevy Impala is first Detroit 3 car to top Consumer Reports' sedan rankings

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2013
The Chevrolet Impala, a former GM top seller that degenerated into a lackluster staple of airport car-rental lots, has morphed into the best sedan on the American market with its latest redesign, Consumer Reports said today.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why Consumer Reports' Ram review elicits mixed feelings at Chrysler

11:11 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2013
Chrysler Group must be a little conflicted about Consumer Reports and its recommendation of the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup.... Read More »

 

Subaru Forester tops Honda CR-V in small SUV review

9:38 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2013
The Subaru Forester small SUV beat the Honda CR-V and other rivals in testing by Consumer Reports, which ranked the model as its top pick in that segment.... Read More »

 

Tesla Model S wins high praise from Consumer Reports

6:00 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2013
The all-electric Tesla Model S sports car received the highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings -- a 99 out of 100 -- along with widespread plaudits from the magazine's automotive testing staff.... Read More »

 

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