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Consumer Reports picks best cars for teens and seniorsConsumer Reports picks best cars for teens and seniors
[Aug. 17, 2010] With the fall semester just around the corner, Consumer Reports offers its best choices for parents and teens out shopping for a car to bring back to school. When looking for the right car for teens, including used models, Consumer Reports recommends picking cars with safety features such as electronic stability control and curtain air bags and good crash-test results.
 
Consumer Reports compiles list of useful smart-phone apps for motoristsConsumer Reports compiles list of useful smart-phone apps for motorists
[Jul. 5, 2010] Consumer Reports provides a list of useful smart-phone apps for drivers, tested for the major smart-phone platforms, in the August issue of the magazine. Some of the apps are free.
 
Consumer Reports finds that low-rolling-resistance tires can save fuel & provide good all-around performanceConsumer Reports finds that low-rolling-resistance tires can save fuel & provide good all-around performance
[Jun. 20, 2010] Consumer Reports’ tests of two all-season, low-rolling resistance tires—the Michelin Energy Saver A/S and the Cooper GFE—revealed that they not only save gas, but also deliver good stopping and handling capabilities. In the past, consumers had to weigh a trade-off between a tire’s fuel efficiency and its overall performance.
 
Acura MDX tops Consumer Reports’ tests of luxury three-row SuvsAcura MDX tops Consumer Reports’ tests of luxury three-row Suvs
[Jun. 20, 2010] The freshened Acura MDX posted an “Excellent” overall score topping Consumer Reports tests’ of four luxury SUVs for the June 2010 issue. The Acura MDX earned an overall road-test score of 85, outperforming the Land Rover LR4 which earned a “Very Good” 73, the new Lincoln MKT, which earned a “Very Good” 72, and the Audi Q7 which earned a “Very Good” 68.
 
Kia Sorento tops Consumer Reports' tests Of small and midsized SUVsKia Sorento tops Consumer Reports' tests Of small and midsized SUVs
[Jun. 12, 2010] The redesigned Kia Sorento EX V6 model posted an “Excellent” overall score topping Consumer Reports’ tests of four small and midsized SUVs for the July 2010 issue. The Kia Sorento EX V6 earned an overall road-test score of 82, outperforming two versions of the freshened Hyundai Santa Fe, including the Limited V6, which earned an “Excellent” 80, and the 4-cylinder GLS, which earned a “Very Good” 73.
 
Consumer Reports names six new top pick cars for 2010Consumer Reports names six new top pick cars for 2010
[Apr. 10, 2010] Consumer Reports names six new models to its annual Top Picks car list for 2010. Comprised of nine different car brands, this year’s list is the most diverse group of Top Picks in over a decade. The Mazda5, Nissan Altima, Subaru Forester, Volkswagen GTI, and Chevrolet Traverse and Silverado join the Hyundai Elantra SE, Infiniti G37, Toyota Prius and Lexus LS460L as Consumer Reports’ selections for best models of the year based on performance, reliability, and safety.
 
Seven car problems that can leave you stranded and how to prevent themSeven car problems that can leave you stranded and how to prevent them
[Mar. 21, 2010] Most of us don’t like surprises when it comes to our cars, especially the kind that leave us stranded on the highway in bad weather. In the magazine’s Annual Auto Issue, the editors of Consumer Reports provide advice on how to avoid unwelcome surprises like blowouts, dead batteries, blown fuses, and broken drive belts, and suggest how to deal with them if they do happen.
 
Honda Fit and Toyota Prius top Consumer Reports' new-car best value listHonda Fit and Toyota Prius top Consumer Reports' new-car best value list
[Mar. 21, 2010] The Honda Fit and the Toyota Prius topped the list of new-car best values according to Consumer Reports’ 2010 Annual Auto Issue beating out more than 280 cars in eight categories.
 
Consumer Reports automaker report cards: Honda and Subaru lead, Hyundai makes strides, Chrysler lagsConsumer Reports automaker report cards: Honda and Subaru lead, Hyundai makes strides, Chrysler lags
[Mar. 21, 2010] Honda and Subaru have earned class leader status for building the best all-around vehicles for American drivers, according to the Automaker Report Cards published in Consumer Reports’ 2010 Annual Auto Issue. This is the fourth consecutive year that Honda has topped CR’s list. At the opposite end of the annual ranking is Chrysler, which fared even worse than last year.
 
What your car is telling you when it whines, creaks, or squealsWhat your car is telling you when it whines, creaks, or squeals
[Feb. 8, 2010] When your car thumps, pings, and hisses it’s hard to tell if you should take your car to the mechanic or not, so Consumer Reports has identified what noises drivers should turn down the radio for.
 
Cadillac CTS tops Consumer Reports tests of luxury sedans but reliability remains an issueCadillac CTS tops Consumer Reports tests of luxury sedans but reliability remains an issue
[Jan. 21, 2010] The Cadillac CTS posted an “Excellent” overall score and outpointed competitors from Acura, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Lincoln in Consumer Reports’ testing of five luxury sedans for the February 2010 issue.
 
Toyota tops while Chevrolet, Ford, and Subaru rise in Consumer Reports car brand perception surveyToyota tops while Chevrolet, Ford, and Subaru rise in Consumer Reports car brand perception survey
[Jan. 12, 2010] Despite one of the most turbulent years ever in the automotive market, Chevrolet, Ford, and Subaru have benefited from a dramatic increase in overall brand perception among car owners, according to Consumer Reports 2010 Car Brand Perception Survey.
 
Consumer Reports' 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey: Ford is among world's most reliable carmakersConsumer Reports' 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey: Ford is among world's most reliable carmakers
[Oct. 29, 2009] Ford has secured its position as the only Detroit automaker with world-class reliability. About 90 percent (46 of 51) of Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln products were found to have average or better reliability, according to Consumer Reports’ 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey.
 
Ford Mustang outpoints Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger in Consumer Reports testsFord Mustang outpoints Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger in Consumer Reports tests
[Sep. 21, 2009] The freshened Ford Mustang outpointed two other reincarnated muscle cars—the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger—as well as the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe in Consumer Reports’ tests of six sporty cars and coupes in the October issue.
 
Consumer Reports finds that car buyers are thinking American, but not all brands are equalConsumer Reports finds that car buyers are thinking American, but not all brands are equal
[Sep. 6, 2009] “Buy American” resonates strongly with new car shoppers—81 percent of respondents looking to buy a new car are likely to consider a domestic brand, according to a nationally representative survey by Consumer Reports.

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