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Redesigned Kia Optima now ranks in Consumer Reports Top-Ten of four-cylinder family sedansRedesigned Kia Optima now ranks in Consumer Reports Top-Ten of four-cylinder family sedans
[May 14, 2011] The redesigned Kia Optima outpointed the high-selling Honda Accord in a face-off between the two family sedans conducted by Consumer Reports. The Optima now ranks among the top 10 of all four-cylinder family sedans tested by the organization. The Optima now ranks sixth among the four-cylinder family sedans tested by Consumer Reports, ahead of the Honda Accord and behind the Suzuki Kizashi. The Optima edged out the Accord by just one point in CR’s testing. Both vehicles achieved “Very Good” overall scores.
 
Consumer Reports finds new Volkswagen Jetta disappointingConsumer Reports finds new Volkswagen Jetta disappointing
[Apr. 28, 2011] The newly redesigned Volkswagen Jetta now ranks last among the 11 small sedans that have been tested by Consumer Reports. Engineers found fault with its agility, cornering grip, coarse engine, braking, interior fit and finish, and so-so fuel economy.
 
Most car buyers don't expect to downsize their next new car purchaseMost car buyers don't expect to downsize their next new car purchase
[Apr. 21, 2011] Most car buyers (56 percent) expect their next new vehicle to be the same size as the model they currently drive, but those who are looking to downsize are motivated by improved fuel economy, lower maintenance and repair costs, environmental concerns, and improved reliability, according to a new survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
 
Consumer Reports names first-timers Ford Mustang and Kia Sorento among six new top picks for 2011Consumer Reports names first-timers Ford Mustang and Kia Sorento among six new top picks for 2011
[Mar. 18, 2011] The Ford Mustang and Kia Sorento are among six new models named to the Consumer Reports annual Top Picks car list for 2011, earning spots in the Sporty Car and Family SUV categories respectively. The 10 picks come from six manufactures and eight brands, reflecting the increasing competitiveness within today’s auto market.
 
Honda Fit tops Consumer Reports best new car value listHonda Fit tops Consumer Reports best new car value list
[Mar. 14, 2011] Consumer Reports named the Honda Fit as the small car with the best overall value in its 2011 Annual Auto Issue. The Fit also emerged as the best overall value among some 200 different vehicles analyzed, ranging from small cars to luxury sedans.
 
Consumer Reports Automakers Report Card 2011: Ford most improved, but Honda, Subaru still lead packConsumer Reports Automakers Report Card 2011: Ford most improved, but Honda, Subaru still lead pack
[Mar. 7, 2011] Honda and Subaru still make the best vehicles overall, but Ford posted the largest gain, improving both its road-test and reliability scores in the past year, according to Consumer Reports annual Automakers Report Card for 2011. Ford has outpaced its cross-town rivals in reliability in recent years, and this year its average test score for all tested models rose from 66 to 70. Current offerings such as the Fusion, Flex, and Mustang have been impressive, and even the new Fiesta scores well in tests. Consumer Reports currently recommends 71 percent of the Ford vehicles it has tested.
 
Consumer Reports’ used-car reliability survey finds some used cars have fewer problems than new modelsConsumer Reports’ used-car reliability survey finds some used cars have fewer problems than new models
[Mar. 4, 2011] With the average new car losing 47 percent of its value in the first three years of ownership, buying a used car can be the best way for consumers to get the most vehicle for their money, according to Consumer Reports' Annual Auto issue.
 
Consumer Reports survey finds that Ford leads the pack in factors that matter most for car buyersConsumer Reports survey finds that Ford leads the pack in factors that matter most for car buyers
[Feb. 25, 2011] Consumers believe the Ford brand has gained considerable ground as perennial leader Toyota has declined over the past two years, according to Consumer Reports’ 2011 Car Brand Perception Survey. While the two car companies are in a statistical dead heat, Ford excels in the factors that consumers say matter most: safety, quality and value.
 
Kia Sportage outpoints Mitsubishi Outlander Sport & Nissan Juke in Consumer Reports' SUV/hatchbacks testsKia Sportage outpoints Mitsubishi Outlander Sport & Nissan Juke in Consumer Reports' SUV/hatchbacks tests
[Feb. 14, 2011] The redesigned Kia Sportage outscored the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Nissan Juke in Consumer Reports’ tests for the March issue of three small vehicles that straddle the line between hatchbacks and SUVs. All three received a Very Good overall road test score.
 
New Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 save on gas in Consumer Reports tests of fuel-efficient carsNew Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 save on gas in Consumer Reports tests of fuel-efficient cars
[Jan. 17, 2011] The new Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 subcompacts posted “Very Good” ratings in Consumer Reports’ ratings, are both fun to drive and deliver impressive fuel economy. The vehicles are part of a test in the January issue that featured four different types of fuel-efficient cars.
 
Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Edge, and Lincoln MKX score too low in Consumer Reports' SUV tests to recommendChevrolet Tahoe, Ford Edge, and Lincoln MKX score too low in Consumer Reports' SUV tests to recommend
[Jan. 14, 2011] The Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX scored to low in testing to be recommended by Consumer Reports. The vehicles are part of a test group in the February issue comprised of six midsized, midsized luxury, and large luxury SUVs.
 
Consumer Reports finds that redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee outperforms Toyota 4Runner in face-offConsumer Reports finds that redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee outperforms Toyota 4Runner in face-off
[Nov. 7, 2010] The redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee midsized SUV earned a Very Good road test score and outscored its traditional rival, the Toyota 4Runner, which earned a Good score, in a face-off between the two vehicles in Consumer Reports’ December issue.
 
What happens if you use the wrong fluids in your car?What happens if you use the wrong fluids in your car?
[Oct. 24, 2010] It’s not uncommon for people to mix up or use the wrong fluids in their cars, and if they do, the results can vary from irritating to deadly. Consumer Reports outlines the potential damage you can do to your car, or to yourself, in a story that appears in the November issue.
 
Redesigned Infiniti M37 gets highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings among luxury sedansRedesigned Infiniti M37 gets highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings among luxury sedans
[Oct. 20, 2010] The redesigned Infiniti M37 posted an “Excellent” score in Consumer Reports’ ratings, as part of a test in the November issue that featured three luxury cars. The M37 remains Consumer Reports’ top-rated midsized luxury sedan.
 
Mazda5 posts highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings among a diverse group of family moversMazda5 posts highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings among a diverse group of family movers
[Aug. 19, 2010] The Mazda5 microvan posted an “Excellent” score in Consumer Reports’ ratings, as part of a test in the September issue that featured three different types of family movers. Although smaller than a standard minivan, it is ideal for families on a budget. Also included was the Ford Flex EcoBoost three-row SUV and the redesigned Toyota Sienna minivan which posted “Excellent” and “Very Good” test scores, respectively. Prices for the vehicles in this test group ranged from $23,805 for the Mazda5 to $46,720 for the Flex.

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