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Consumer Reports rates Hyundai Genesis as top-rated "upscale sedan"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.
 
Consumer Reports finds that some hybrid cars can save thousands over timeConsumer Reports finds that some hybrid cars can save thousands over time
[Nov. 21, 2008] With gas prices soaring, Consumer Reports’ latest analysis of owner costs shows that drivers can save anywhere from $500 to $4,250 over a five year ownership period by choosing selected hybrids rather than similar conventional gasoline–powered vehicles.
 
Buying a late model used car can save thousandsBuying 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 carConsumer 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.
 
Consumer Reports rates Nissan Murano and Volkswagen Tiguan "very good" overallConsumer Reports rates Nissan Murano and Volkswagen Tiguan "very good" overall
[Aug. 6, 2008] The new Volkswagen Tiguan and redesigned Nissan Murano achieved “Very Good” overall scores—and outpointed some of their competitors—in Consumer Reports’ tests of compact and midsized, two-row sport-utility vehicles for the September issue.
 
Hyundai Elantra beats Toyota Corolla in Consumer Reports' test of five small sedansHyundai 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 develops new figure to compare fuel-effiecient carsConsumer Reports develops new figure to compare fuel-effiecient cars
[Jul. 12, 2008] With four-dollar-a-gallon gas now a reality and many considering a move to more fuel-efficient vehicles, the auto experts at Consumer Reports have developed a new figure for consumers to compare a vehicle's cost effectiveness.
 
Consumer Reports warns that rushing into a smaller car may not save moneyConsumer 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 ratingsGarmin 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 June issue.
 
Consumer Reports top car picks for 2008: Hyundai Elantra SE, Hyundai Sante Fe, Chevrolet Silverado and Lexus LS 460LConsumer Reports top car picks for 2008: Hyundai Elantra SE, Hyundai Sante Fe, Chevrolet Silverado and Lexus LS 460L
[Jun. 6, 2008] A cheaper car can cost consumers more in the long run compared with a more expensive alternative, according to Consumer Reports' new owner-costs comparisons, which appear in the Annual April Auto Issue. In fact, says CR, a car's sticker price doesn't tell the whole story.
 
Consumer Reports finds that some cheaper cars may cost more to own than more expensive alternativesConsumer Reports finds that some cheaper cars may cost more to own than more expensive alternatives
[Mar. 31, 2008] A cheaper car can cost consumers more in the long run compared with a more expensive alternative, according to Consumer Reports' new owner-costs comparisons, which appear in the Annual April Auto Issue. In fact, says CR, a car's sticker price doesn't tell the whole story.
 
Consumer Reports find that the best cars sold in the U.S. are made by HondaConsumer Reports find that the best cars sold in the U.S. are made by Honda
[Mar. 26, 2008] Overall, the best cars sold in the U.S. are still made by Honda, according to the Automaker Report Cards published in Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Issue on sale March 4. Honda also led the pack last year.
 
Consumer Reports names best used cars for every budgetConsumer 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.
 
Consumer Reports new top picks for 2008: Elantra SE, Sante Fe, Silverado and LS 460LConsumer Reports new top picks for 2008: Elantra SE, Sante Fe, Silverado and LS 460L
[Mar. 24, 2008] Consumer Reports has named four new models to its Top Picks list for 2008—the Hyundai Elantra SE and Hyundai Santa Fe as top choices for small sedans and midsized SUVs, respectively; the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado as the top choice for pickup truck; and the Lexus LS 460L as the best luxury sedan.
 
Safer cars earn "Top Safety Pick" award for 2008Safer 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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