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Hyundai Elantra beats Toyota Corolla in Consumer Reports' test of five small sedans[Jul. 25, 2008]
After testing a group of compacts and subcompacts, Consumer Reports
judged the Hyundai Elantra SE best with an “Excellent” overall road test score. But three other compact cars, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus, also achieved “Very Good” ratings in a report on gas-saving sedans published in the July issue.
Consumer Reports warns that rushing into a smaller car may not save money[Jun. 22, 2008]
With national average fuel prices around $4 a gallon, many consumers are clamoring to trade in their current vehicles for smaller, more fuel-efficient ones. But a new study from Consumer Reports warns drivers that downsizing too soon can cost them more in other owner costs than they’ll save at the pump.
Garmin tops Consumer Reports largest ever GPS ratings[Jun. 14, 2008]
Despite the influx of several new brands and models, longtime GPS brands—Garmin, TomTom and Magellan―are still making the best Global Garmin, TomTom and Magellan. The three brands accounted for 16 of the top 20 rated models in the latest tests in Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports names best used cars for every budget[Mar. 25, 2008]
Finding a reliable car for a reasonable price may seem difficult, but consumers willing to consider buying a used car may be in luck. Consumer Reports’
latest survey results reveal that there are hundreds of used-car models that provide good reliability. Many can also be safe, fuel-efficient, and affordable.
Safer cars earn "Top Safety Pick" award for 2008[Nov. 19, 2007]
Thirty-four vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for 2008. The award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on ratings in the Institute's tests. Winners also have to be equipped with electronic stability control (ESC), which research shows can significantly reduce the risk of crashing.
Consumer Reports rates Falken, Michelin, Pirelli and Nitto best among ultra-high performance tires[Nov. 16, 2007] Consumer Reports
rated the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and Pirelli P-Zero best overall in tests of 21 different ultra-high performance summer tires for the November issue, with both models achieving “Excellent” scores. Consumer Reports
also tested a group of 15 different all-season, ultra-high performance tires for the same issue. In that group, CR
rated the Falken Ziex ZE-912 and Nitto Neo Gen ZR best overall—again with “Excellent” scores.
Consumer Reports rates Infiniti M35 as class leader among six luxury sedans[Oct. 25, 2007]
The Infiniti M35 retained its spot as the class leader in Consumer Reports’
tests of six luxury sedans for the November issue. But two versions of the freshened Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the diesel-powered E320 BlueTec and the gasoline-powered E350, are close behind the M35, with “Excellent,” overall scores.
Consumer Reports announces Car Reliability Survey findings[Oct. 19, 2007] Consumer Reports
announced the highlights from its 2007 Annual Car Reliability Survey on Tuesday, revealing that Toyota is showing cracks in its armor, while Ford's domestic brands have made considerable improvements.
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