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Consumer Reports’ First Contact with the 2015 Mustang


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We’ve covered everything there was to cover about the 2015 Mustang, but if there’s one thing missing, it’s the reviews of Ford’s latest pony car. However, Ford has just begun handing over Mustangs to the press and Consumer Reports was one of the first outlets to get hold of one.

Consumer Reports Finds Lincoln MKC Too Expensive, Not Fun to Drive


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When entering the highly-competitive premium compact SUV segment, it goes without saying that a product needs to offer the best of all worlds.

CR Looks Back at Half a Century of the Ford Mustang


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The Mustang nameplate has seen many highs an lows throughout its history, and it could even have faced extinction altogether, had Ford put it into production as a fwd car (that ultimately became the Probe coupe).

Consumer Reports takes a look back at the Mustang and tries to put the new model in context.

CR Tries to Convince Pickup Buyers that Diesel is a Way to Go


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While Europeans appreciate the advantages of diesels in commercial and hauling applications, or just generally for moving larger vehicles around, in America, the elevated acquisition price, higher fuel price and old misconceptions are still putting them off.

Porsche Macan Gets the Thumbs Up from CR


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It’s been raining positive reviews all round for the new Porsche Macan SUV. Everybody is calling it ‘the most sports car-like SUV that you can buy,’ and no matter where you’re from, there’s already a waiting list if you want one.

Consumer Reports Has Problems with Their Tesla Model S, Too


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Like many publications, Consumer Reports gushed over the Tesla Model S, calling it its top-rated car last year, but actually living with one has proven less stellar.

CR Tries Finding the Fun in BMW's M3, But It's Not all Praise


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Consumer Reports usually likes to deal with the more practical aspects of driving and ownership, but that approach is probably dictated by the usually practical cars they test. Yet, whenever they get their hands on something sporty (or tail-happy), they wring it right out.

Consumer Reports' Take on the Lexus NX Crossover


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While the new Lexus NX seems to be baffling quite a few automotive journos, Consumer Reports has got it all figured out.

Buick Regal, Volvo S60 Impress Consumer Reports’ Reviewers


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Consumer Reports’ latest test session included the Buick Regal and Volvo S60, two premium sedans that are seen as contenders for the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Consumer Reports Loves M235i; Scores Higher than 911 and Corvette


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The BMW M235i has found a whole host of fans because of its speed, handling, everyday comfort, and relatively approachable pricetag. It also helps that the vehicle does not have a like-for-like direct rival. Now, Consumer Reports has joined the chorus of supporters.

All-New 2015 Hyundai Sonata Described as an Improvement by Consumer Reports


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Launched at the New York Auto Show in April, the all-new seventh-generation Hyundai Sonata got a promising preview from Consumer Reports, which saw it as a very competitive proposition in its segment.

Consumer Reports Calls the Chevy SS a "Four-Door Corvette Sleeper"


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While not all reviewers working for Consumer Reports are as good as explaining themselves as others, the point of this Chevrolet SS review does go across: it’s a four-door Corvette-sleeper…

Consumer Reports Slams 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage


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The Mitsubishi Mirage (known as the Space Star in Europe) is a car that doesn't do much justice to the Japanese brand’s tradition of performance models and competent off-roaders, but since it is on the market, the folks from Consumer Reports felt compelled to test it.

CR Says Ford Fiesta Better Off with 1.6-Liter Engine, Not 1.0-Liter EcoBoost


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Consumer Reports reviewed the most recent incarnation of the Ford Fiesta, and the car they tested out featured the 123 hp 1.0-liter EcoBoost turbo enginethat's the one that just won the 2014 International Engine of the Year Award. All good so far, but it seems that liking the characteristics of that engine is a matter of taste/preference.

CR Demonstrates Pedestrian Detection and Self-Braking System Capabilities of Lexus LS


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Driver’s reticence towards entrusting their safety to a bunch of questionably reliable sensors is understandable. It is part of what keeps those who are developing the self-braking tech on their toes, beavering away night after night to make it reliable.

CR's Top Five Cars to Cure a Midlife Crisis; Do You Agree?


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The folks from Consumer Reports took a break from their rigorous car testing and tried to find the best car that can cure a midlife crisis. They narrowed down their search to five models, which they reckon are cheaper than most divorces.

Consumer Reports Sees the New BMW X4’s Purpose


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While the BMW X4 may not make sense to everybody, we agree with Tom Mutchler from Consumer Reports that it doesn’t have to: those who get it, will want one, and those who don’t, will buy a more conventional model in the manufacturer’s lineup, one that is very similar to it in every way – a 3-Series GT, for instance.

Consumer Reports Rates Several Sedans; Finds them All Pretty Competent


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The US market is currently inundated with appealing sedans, and the prospective buyer shopping around for one is spoiled for choice like never before. Nowadays, you really have to know your facts and have a bit of experience, if you want to make the choice that will prove the most pleasing for you long-term.

Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback


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All reviews of current Subaru models (bar the WRX STI) follow a pattern that always alludes to the non-offensive styling, the improving interior quality with some parts still looking like they’re from the early 1990s and cliché quotations about all-wheel drive, ruggedness plus the manufacturer having its own niche in the market.

Consumer Reports Points a Finger at Biggest Gas Guzzlers


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While manufacturers go on about how they’re making their cars more efficient, it’s always a matter of perspective with these things; they may be efficient in some favorable comparisons, but may prove otherwise in the real world or against genuinely efficient rivals. Then there is also the discrepancy between actual and claimed figures too…