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Consumer Reports rates Hyundai Genesis as top-rated "upscale sedan"[Jan. 7, 2009]
The Hyundai Genesis outscored four competitors to become Consumer Reports top-rated vehicle in the competitive "Upscale Sedan" category. The Genesis, which achieved an "Excellent" overall road test score, now outranks 12 vehicles from Lexus, Acura, Lincoln and others including the Lexus ES 350.
Buying a late model used car can save thousands[Nov. 13, 2008]
A new Consumer Reports
study of owner costs shows that choosing a reliable three-year-old car instead of a new one can save drivers thousands of dollars over the first five years. In many cases, that’s enough to pay for all the gas used during that time.
Consumer Reports rates BMW 135i as top-rated sporty car[Oct. 9, 2008]
The BMW 135i achieved an “Excellent” overall score and outpaced all its competitors to become Consumer Reports’
top-rated sporty car in testing for the October issue. The 135i drew praise for its splendid handling, a punchy engine delivering a 0-to-60 mph acceleration time of 5.2 seconds, and its overall fun-to-drive quality.
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.
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