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Infiniti Q50 & Lexus IS 250 miss the mark in Consumer Reports' testsInfiniti Q50 & Lexus IS 250 miss the mark in Consumer Reports' tests
[Nov. 7, 2013] Two promising upscale sedans, the redesigned Infiniti Q50 and Lexus IS 250, fell short in Consumer Reports’ tests and wound up near the bottom of the rankings—below competitors from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln, and Volvo. The Q50 was intended to replace the G37 in Infiniti’s lineup, but it has taken a step back from its excellent predecessor. The Infiniti Q50 posted a “Very Good” overall road test score but still landed near the bottom of the rankings for sporty and upscale sedans.
 
Consumer Reports annual auto reliability rankings: Japanese dominance cracks as Audi, Volvo & GMC secure spots in top 10Consumer Reports annual auto reliability rankings: Japanese dominance cracks as Audi, Volvo & GMC secure spots in top 10
[Nov. 1, 2013] Japanese brands have historically been known for building some of the most reliable vehicles in the world. But Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Auto Reliability rankings show that some other automakers—from Europe and the U.S.—are also capable of building reliable vehicles. Audi, Volvo, and GMC captured three of the top-10 spots in the survey this year.
 
Chevrolet Impala is first domestic car to top Consumer Reports sedan ratings in two decadesChevrolet Impala is first domestic car to top Consumer Reports sedan ratings in two decades
[Aug. 7, 2013] With a phoenix-like turnaround, the revamped 2014 Chevrolet Impala has changed the landscape of Consumer Reports ratings by earning the top spot overall for all sedans—and taking a position that has been held by Japanese and European models for at least the last 20 years.
 
Consumer Reports reveals the best used cars for all budgetsConsumer Reports reveals the best used cars for all budgets
[May 24, 2013] As owners hold on to their vehicles longer, fewer late-model used cars are available for sale, resulting in a limited supply and higher prices. To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2003 through 2012.
 
Honda re-enters Consumer Reports’ top picks list; Accord, CR-V and Odyssey deemed tops in their categoriesHonda re-enters Consumer Reports’ top picks list; Accord, CR-V and Odyssey deemed tops in their categories
[Feb. 26, 2013] Last year, not a single vehicle from Honda made it onto Consumer Reports’ annual Top Picks list. This year, three models from the automaker—the Accord, CR-V and Odyssey—have earned positions in the list, which has new winners in seven of its ten categories. Two sister vehicles, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, tied in the Sports Cars category.
 
Consumer Reports 2013 annual car brand report cards: Lexus, Subaru & Mazda earn top honorsConsumer Reports 2013 annual car brand report cards: Lexus, Subaru & Mazda earn top honors
[Feb. 26, 2013] With a current crop of luxury models that are quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient, and among the most reliable, Lexus has earned the best overall score in Consumer Reports’ 2013 annual Car Brand Report Cards. Lexus’ models are rarely sporty, but the brand’s overall score of 79 was earned on a foundation of plush and very reliable vehicles. Consumer Reports currently Recommends 100-percent of the Lexus vehicles it has tested.
 
Chevrolet Volt tops Consumer Reports’ owner-satisfaction survey for second straight yearChevrolet Volt tops Consumer Reports’ owner-satisfaction survey for second straight year
[Jan. 22, 2013] Would you get the same vehicle if you had to do it all over again? That’s the single, revealing question the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked subscribers in its annual Owner-Satisfaction survey—and the answer for Chevrolet Volt owners was a resounding “yes.”
 
Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey: Ford continues fall while seven Japanese brands top listConsumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey: Ford continues fall while seven Japanese brands top list
[Nov. 9, 2012] A perfect storm of reliability problems has dropped Ford to next to last among the 28 car brands ranked in Consumer Reports 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey, while its luxury brand, Lincoln, placed just a notch higher. The findings were released today before the Automotive Press Association in Detroit.
 
Consumer Reports finds Scion iQ not such a wise choiceConsumer Reports finds Scion iQ not such a wise choice
[Jun. 27, 2012] Consumer Reports tests of the tiny Scion iQ found it to be slow, uncomfortable and noisy, among other drawbacks. With a road test score of 29, it joins the ranks of the lowest-scoring cars Consumer Reports has tested in recent years. At only 10 feet long, the new iQ is slightly bigger than the tiny Smart ForTwo, which is also among the lowest-scoring cars Consumer Reports has tested. Unlike the Smart, a token rear seat adds some flexibility, but it is very small and takes up almost all of the iQ’s luggage space when in place. Consumer Reports testers found its choppy ride, noisy cabin, and uncomfortable driving position severely limit its appeal.
 
Family-friendly Honda CR-V narrowly outpoints Mazda CX-5 in Consumer Reports’ small SUV testsFamily-friendly Honda CR-V narrowly outpoints Mazda CX-5 in Consumer Reports’ small SUV tests
[Apr. 29, 2012] With its large back seat, easy access and ample cargo space, the family-friendly Honda CR-V narrowly topped the Mazda CX-5 in Consumer Reports’ latest head-to-head small SUVs tests. On paper, the redesigned CR-V and new CX-5 appear very similar. Both can accommodate five passengers, have comparable dimensions, are available with front- or all-wheel drive, and are priced about the same. They also finished very close in CR’s overall road-test scores—with a 77 and a 75, respectively—just under the segment-leading Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester.
 
Consumer Reports finds high prices & shoddy repairs among car owner’s biggest repair-shop gripesConsumer Reports finds high prices & shoddy repairs among car owner’s biggest repair-shop gripes
[Apr. 20, 2012] Prices that are too high and the inability to perform repairs properly are the main reasons that car owners become dissatisfied with auto repair shops, according to a Consumer Reports subscriber survey regarding their experience with car-repair service shops.
 
Consumer Reports Automaker Report Cards 2012: Subaru drives into top spot as Honda slipsConsumer Reports Automaker Report Cards 2012: Subaru drives into top spot as Honda slips
[Apr. 16, 2012] Riding a wave of impressive redesigned models in the last few years, Subaru for the first time has earned the top score in Consumer Reports automaker report cards for 2012. Subaru’s score of 75, two points higher than last year, reflects better test scores for such redesigned models as the Impreza, Legacy, and Outback over the last few years. The 2012 Impreza, which Consumer Reports just tested, now tops the small-sedan class and is the Consumer Reports Top Pick in that category. Subaru’s average road-test score of 82 is the highest in Consumer Reports analysis.
 
Five Toyota models named Consumer Reports’ top picks; First time in nearly a decade one brand has dominatedFive Toyota models named Consumer Reports’ top picks; First time in nearly a decade one brand has dominated
[Apr. 13, 2012] As the competition grows stronger with each passing year, it has been increasingly difficult for a single automaker to dominate Consumer Reports’ annual Top Picks list. This year, Toyota is the first brand to earn half of the top 10 spots in nearly a decade. The redesigned Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Highlander edged out the competition to become Top Picks in Consumer Reports’ Family Sedan and Family SUV categories respectively.
 
Consumer Reports finds that buying a used car may be a better deal than everConsumer Reports finds that buying a used car may be a better deal than ever
[Apr. 13, 2012] With every passing year, buying a used car becomes less of a gamble according to a new analysis by Consumer Reports. Even the least reliable car-makers are gaining ground on the perennial reliability leaders, Toyota and Honda; Volvo has made the most dramatic improvement over the last decade, but almost all automakers have improved their products in recent years.
 
Kia Rio tops Hyundai Accent & Chevrolet Sonic in Consumer Reports’ tests Of sub-compact sedansKia Rio tops Hyundai Accent & Chevrolet Sonic in Consumer Reports’ tests Of sub-compact sedans
[Apr. 12, 2012] With its nimble handling and well-equipped cabin, the Kia Rio EX outpointed the Hyundai Accent and Chevrolet Sonic as the top rated sub-compact sedan in Consumer Reports’ latest tests. The Rio’s hatchback version scored lower, but sits firmly in third place behind the previously tested and higher-rated Honda Fit and Nissan Versa SL among the subcompact hatchbacks tested with automatic transmissions.

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