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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.

Consumer Reports Loves The Mazda CX-3, Says It Feels Premium


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Based on looks alone, one could argue that the Mazda CX-3 is one of, if not the, best looking small crossovers you can buy. It’s the latest evolution in the brand’s Kodo design and it also promises to offer driving fun without emptying your wallet at the pump.

CR Says Ford Is Just Buying Time With The 2016 Explorer


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Ford’s recent update of the 2016 Explorer has brought not only styling changes but a new optional EcoBoost engine and more gadgets.

CR Finds 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander’s Makeover Didn’t Do Wonders


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With the facelifted 2016 Outlander, Mitsubishi has solved some of the model’s problems like the awkward looks and the ridiculous amount of noise perceived in the cabin.

Consumer Reports’ Verdict On The 2016 Mazda MX-5: The All-Time Best


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The reviews of the all-new Mazda MX-5 we’ve seen so far have been overwhelmingly positive and this latest one from Consumer Reports makes no exception.

VW Golf R Or GTI? CR's Review May Help You Decide


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Although based on the same platform, VW’s Golf GTI and the Golf R are quite different. There’s a big power and price gap between the two, not to mention the fact that the R is all-wheel drive while the GTI is front wheel drive.

CR’s Freshly Bought Tesla Model S P85D Suffers Door Handle Malfunction


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The folks from Consumer Reports recently paid $127,000 for a Tesla Model S P85D, the most expensive model the consumer magazine ever bought. But their ownership of Tesla’s range-topping electric sedan has started on the wrong foot.

CR Finds 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Ford F-150 Is Quicker Than 3.5L EcoBoost V6


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People don’t buy pickups for speed, but it’s nice to know your truck can leave behind other trucks and even passenger cars at the traffic lights.

2016 Toyota Mirai Found "Remarkably Normal" To Drive By CR


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Toyota hopes that the 2016 Mirai will be for fuel cell cars what the Prius was for hybrid vehicles: a trailblazer and a big commercial success.

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?