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Consumer Reports judges Ram 1500 EcoDiesel tops among half-ton pickups

11:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2014
Consumer Reports says the hot-selling Ram 1500 EcoDiesel outscored competitors from Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Nissan to claim the magazine's top spot among full-size light-duty pickups....
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Tesla Model S has 'more than its share of problems,' Consumer Reports says

8:43 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
Consumer Reports, which last year gave top marks to Tesla Motors' Model S sedan, now says the car it owns has had "more than its share of problems."...
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Consumer Reports presses Toyota to recall some 177,500 Camry hybrids

4:21 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Consumer Reports called on Toyota to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects....
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DAVE GUILFORD

Maybe the EPA should just hire Consumer Reports for mpg ratings

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
Maybe the federal government should adopt Consumer Reports as a model for fuel economy testing. Or just outsource the task to the magazine....
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Buick Regal, Volvo S60 join Consumer Reports' list of top upscale, sports sedans

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
The Buick Regal, refreshed with a revamped powertrain for 2014, now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans tested by Consumer Reports, just behind the BMW 328i but high enough to easily top the magazine's road test scores for the Cadillac ATS and CTS sedans....
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BMW M235i tops Corvette, Porsche 911 in Consumer Reports review

8:51 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
BMW's M235i high-performance car has secured the German automaker its highest-ever score from Consumer Reports, beating the costlier Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette in road test reviews....
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Honda Accord Hybrid misses 47 mpg label, Consumer Reports finds

7:25 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
Honda's gasoline-electric Accord is the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the United States yet doesn't get its window sticker average, Consumer Reports found, making it the latest hybrid to fall short in the magazine's road tests....
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Motor Trend, Automobile magazines reshaped in consolidation

6:40 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
Source Interlink, the publisher of magazines including Motor Trend, Hot Rod and Super Street, is restructuring its automotive titles under a new branding group called The Enthusiast Network....
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New reality: Think crash, not just flash

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Safety watchdogs at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports magazine had an outsize effect on the cars unveiled at the New York auto show last week....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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."...
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Guitars, not cars, get rockin' Boch a magazine spread

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Guitar Aficionado found a car guy to profile in its current issue: Massachusetts dealer/distributor/rocker Ernie Boch. The magazine's cover blurb: "BOSTON'S BILLIONAIRE CAR KING GOES GUITAR CRAZY."...
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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