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Consumer Reports Has Little to Complain About 2016 Mazda CX-5 Facelift


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For the 2016 model year, the Mazda CX-5 has received some subtle design tweaks, a nicer interior and new equipment.

CR Says These Are The Best Used Cars In 2015


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Some people just like to buy their cars new out of principle, or whatever, but really the best deals are second hand. Consumer Reports supports this point but says that you should be smart in choosing your pre-owned motor.

2016 Acura ILX Still Feels Cheap, Says Consumer Reports


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Turning a regular car like the Honda Civic into a premium model is what Acura failed to do with the ILX, but the recent facelift has been described by the automaker as a massive improvement.

2016 Kia Sorento Seen as a Significant Improvement Over its Predecessor


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The all-new Kia Sorento bridges the gap between compact and mid-size SUVs and may tempt buyers from both categories, especially since it offers the option of seven seats.

Consumer Reports’ First Take on the 2015 Ford Edge Is Mainly Positive


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Since the all-new 2015 Ford Edge expected to hit US showrooms this month, Mike Quincy from Consumer Reports, took it for a quick spin. He found the that new SUV rides better and is quieter inside than its predecessor. The interior was also found to be a big improvement, with a plusher, more stylish cabin.

2015 Kia Sedona Visits Consumer Reports


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The all-new Kia Sedona’s styling is a massive improvement over the previous model, and the interior looks better too. It is also more luxurious and better equipped, but as Consumer Reports’ Tom Mutchler found out during the first drive with the Sedona, Kia may have neglected practicality.

CR Gives An American Take On The 2015 Jeep Renegade


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The Jeep Renegade is possibly the least American Jeep ever, but should we hold that against it?

2015 Honda CR-V Fails to Impress Consumer Reports


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To keep the CR-V SUV relevant in an increasingly competitive segment, Honda applied a mid-cycle makeover consisting of both styling and equipment updates.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gets Stamp of Approval from Consumer Reports


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Besides looking like a mini S-Class, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class’ another important asset is the overall length, which has increased by almost 4 inches (101.6 mm) compared to the previous generation model.

CR Explains Why 2015 Acura TLX Can’t Cut it in the Big League


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The 2015 Acura TLX is probably even more conservatively styled than some Audis, and that’s not a compliment. Aside from the blingy headlights, the rest of the design is dull, even if it’s handsomely proportioned.

CR Highlights Three Small Cars With Good Reliability


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Reliability is a top concern with car buyers these days, especially since so many cars seem to be doing so badly, and this concern is even more relevant when buying a cheap small car.

Somebody who gets a cheap car may not have all that much money for repairs, or a second car on hand if things go really wrong…

CR Finds 2015 Nissan Murano Luxurious, Striking to Behold but Not Perfect


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The 2015 Nissan Murano is a big departure, even judged by the striking (and slightly odd) standards of its predecessor. Now brings a bit of Juke styling to the table, plus even more luxury than before and a clear emphasis on design over practicality.

Volvo Pauses Work on Large Coupe Model


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Volvo previewed a very elegant possible production coupe with its Concept Coupe study (pictured). They didn’t say they were going to make it, but judging by the positive reception it got at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, they surely considered it afterward.

Now, we learn it may still come, but not in the very near future as the brand is currently focusing on the XC90.

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Buyer Survey [w/Video]


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Would you buy your current car again? That’s a tough one, but it shows how satisfied a car owner is with his current set of wheels – and the Tesla Model S topped Consumer Reports’ survey for the second year in a row.

Consumer Reports Rates Luxury Brands for Reliability


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We already know that Lexus came out as the king of reliability in Consumer Reports’ recent survey. It was followed by non-premium brands, and now CR has released a video highlighting which luxury names are worth going for if you don’t want to make too many trips to the shop…

Jaguar Files for EV-Type Trademark; What Could it Mean?


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We have absolutely no idea what Jaguar’s filing for a trademark for the “EV-Type” name could possibly mean. It was filed with both US and Euro offices, and aside from it possibly signifying Jaguar’s interest in creating an all-electric vehicle, we’re stuck as to what it might announce.

Consumer Reports Gives Android Auto the Quick Once-Over in LA


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Android has finally reached dashboard-mounted touchscreens and if you’ve seen the latest mobile version of the operating system, it will be instantly familiar. That’s what Consumer Reports says after having had a chance to try it out at the Los Angeles motor show this week.

CR Says New GMC Canyon's True Competitors Are Full-Size Trucks


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GM’s return to the compact truck market with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon twins is seen as rather questionable by Consumer Reports.

Tom Mutchler argues that the segment is slumping and that people who are in the market for a pickup truck may go for a full-size model instead, given the relatively price difference.

CR Ponders on Whether or Not You Should Buy an All-New Car Right Away


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Consumer Reports says that the biggest source of complaints among owners of new cars are the new (usually touchscreen) infotainment systems. The publication’s annual reliability survey did show improvement in the area, though, as well as the fact that the age-old stereotype about Toyota is still true.

Sergio Marchionne Vows To Attack Fiat Chrysler's Quality Issues


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The head of Fiat Chrysler is moving on from the week that saw both Consumer Reports readers flunk the automaker for reliability and his quality chief step down.