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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.

Chrysler Quality Chief Resigns Following Reliability Study


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Apparently no one was unhappier about showing how Fiat and Chrysler's cars did in Consumer Reports' 2014 reliability study than Fiat-Chrysler.

Survey Says Get A Lexus If You Want Reliability, Not A Fiat Or Nissan


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A Lexus runs like a clock and a Fiats still have to visit Tony, according to Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey. Oh, and car infotainment still sucks.

CR Looks at the Usefulness of Night Vision Tech in Cars


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Night vision in luxury cars is nothing new; it’s been around since the early 2000s on Lexus and Mercedes models. Now, it’s been adopted by an even wider array of manufacturers who’ve also integrated new pedestrian and obstacle recognition tech into it for added capability.

CR Tests Lexus RC F, Says BMW M4 is a Better Choice for Enthusiasts


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Reports snatched a new Lexus RC F and took the +450hp sports coupe for a spin to see what it's all about.

Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 Leaves Positive Impression on Consumer Reports


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Consumer Reports has posted one of the first reviews we’ve seen of the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup truck, Ford’s most important launch of the year.

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.