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Infiniti 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 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.
Consumer 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.
Consumer 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 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 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 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 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 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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