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Consumer Reports Reviews All-New Chrysler Pacifica


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America’s once favorite family hauler, the minivan, is now considered archaic and has been replaced with the SUV.

These Are America’s Best And Worst Car Brands


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Coming up with a verdict on a single car is relatively easy, but one example does not reflect on the automaker as a whole.

CR Talks About Cars You Shouldn't Get For Your Teen


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Whether your teenage son or daughter is passionate or not about cars, you should still be the one making the responsible choice when it comes to their first ride.

Consumer Reports Gives All-New 7-Series Quick Look-Over


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It seems that anywhere it goes, BMW's flagship model never comes away short for praise.

Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction Survey Reveals 7 Cars People Regret Buying


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Hearing from actual owners is probably the best way to judge whether or not a new car is worth your money instead of relying only on reviews and dealership info.

Tesla Model S Loses Recomendation In Consumer Reports' Reliability Study


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The 2015 Consumer Reports Reliability Study, released today, continues to show automakers using technology proven over a number of years are keeping owners from having to visit service departments.

Watch How VW’s “Cheat Mode” Increases Fuel Consumption And Affects Acceleration


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We’ve already seen how TFLCar tricked the 2011 VW Jetta TDI during a dyno test, activating its “cheat mode” that curbs toxic gas emissions and reduces fuel consumption in order to pass emissions testing.

CR Thinks 2016 Honda Civic May Once Again Be The Car You Want To Buy


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This is one of the first video reviews of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic sedan and it comes from Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports Not Really Impressed With 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport


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The Discovery Sport is the cheapest entry ticket into the world of Land Rover, not to mention the fact that its looks may even fool some people into believing you’re driving a Range Rover.

CR Likes The New 2016 Scion iM Compact Hatch


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While the 2016 Scion iA is a rebadged Mazda2 sedan, for the compact segment, Toyota chose one of its own models to give to Scion.

2016 Lexus RX Leaves Positive First Impression On Consumer Reports


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The all-new 2016 Lexus RX is a big departure in terms of styling from the previous-generation model. It has sharper, more aggressive lines, but as Consumer Reports’ Tom Mutchler noticed, there are few downsides to the new styling.

CR Says 2016 Scion iA Is A Revelation Compared To The Toyota Yaris


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While badge engineering isn’t usually considered a good thing, this review of the 2016 Scion iA from Consumer Reports says Toyota was right to rebadge the Mazda2 sedan.

CR's Own Model S P85D Hits 60 MPH In 3.5s, 0.4s Slower Than Tesla's Claim


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You may remember that the folks from Consumer Reports didn’t have a pleasant experience with the Tesla Model S P85D when they bought it because of faulty door handles.

Consumer Reports Says SYNC 3 Fixes Most Of MyFord Touch's Issues


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The issues with MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch infotainment systems are well-known by users: they’re slow, complicated and frustrating to use due to reliability bugs.

CR: 2015 Lincoln Navigator Remains Old-School, Despite New EcoBoost V6


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Despite the flashy makeover, the truth is that, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator SUV is based on an aging platform inaugurated by the previous-generation Ford F-150 and used by the Ford Expedition as well.

2016 Audi A6 Still A Strong Competitor, Even With The Base 4-Cylinder


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Launched in 2011, the current generation Audi A6 is not the newest offering in its segment, but it’s still going strong, especially after the makeover it received late last year.

CR Asks Whether New Volvo XC90 Is A True Luxury SUV With Only 4-Cylinder Engines


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Unlike many automakers who tend to describe their products as “all-new” even though they only feature minor changes, Volvo has the right to call the latest XC90 SUV all-new, because that’s exactly what it is.

CR Says Your New Car Shouldn’t Burn Oil


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The problem of engines burning oil is generally attributed to age and/or wear in the seals and it seeping into the compartments where fuel explodes, but why are some new car owners reporting it?

CR Uses Science To See Which Of The Dodge Hellcat And Tesla P85D Is The Fastest


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The Tesla Model S P85D and Dodge Challenger Hellcat are some of the quickest accelerating vehicles that you can get without spending crazy money.

That’s the only thing that really links the two, and Consumer Reports wanted to accurately gauge which of them is actually quicker.

Consumer Reports Reviews Android Auto And Apple CarPlay


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Since automakers will soon start offering Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as standard in their cars, Consumer Reports thought it would be a good idea to test these in-car phone integration systems.