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The 10 most reliable cars of 2018

On Wednesday, Consumer Reports released its annual list of the 10 most reliable cars. The publication created the list by analysing survey responses on more than 500,000 vehicles, and used the responses to predict which cars will create the fewest problems for their owners. Toyota placed seven vehicles on the […]
The 10 most reliable cars of 2018
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The 14 least reliable car brands of 2018

On Wednesday, Consumer Reports released its annual list ranking auto brands by reliability. Volvo ranked last with an average reliability score of 22 out of 100, and Cadillac ranked second-to-last with a reliability score of 32. American brands accounted for nine of the 10 least reliable brands. On Wednesday, Consumer […]
The 14 least reliable car brands of 2018
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The 15 most reliable car brands of 2018

On Wednesday, Consumer Reports released its annual list ranking auto brands by reliability. Lexus took the top spot with an average reliability score of 78 out of 100, and Toyota ranked second with a reliability score of 76. Consumer Reports cited Lexus’ well-finished interiors, smooth engines, and fuel-efficient hybrids as […]
The 15 most reliable car brands of 2018
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Cadillac beats out Tesla for best semiautonomous driving system, according to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports tested four semiautonomous driver-assistance systems and rated Cadillac‘s Super Cruise as the best. The publication ranked Tesla‘s Autopilot second, Nissan’s ProPilot Assist third, and Volvo’s Pilot Assist fourth. The systems were evaluated on both their capabilities and how well they kept drivers engaged. Consumer Reports tested four semiautonomous […]
Cadillac beats out Tesla for best semiautonomous driving system, according to Consumer Reports
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The 11 best and worst airlines in America

Consumer Reports released its rating of America’s 11 major commercial airlines. The airlines are scored based on survey responses from more than 55,000 travellers who completed domestic flights from July 2016 to June 2017. In economy, all airlines received low scores for seat comfort and legroom while also struggling with […]
The 11 best and worst airlines in America
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The top 10 best smartphone cameras in the world

When it comes to the best smartphone cameras on the market, Apple and Samsung rule. Consumer Reports tested more than 50 of the top smartphones on the market from manufacturers including Google, Apple, LG, Samsung, Hauwei, HTC, and OnePlus. But when it came to the camera, only Apple and Samsung […]
The top 10 best smartphone cameras in the world
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These are the best cars, trucks, and SUVs to buy in 2018

Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks list. Ten cars all from different segments of the market were selected based on its performance in road testing, predicted reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction. Toyota led the way with four cars on the list while Chevrolet followed with two entries. Ford, Subaru, […]
These are the best cars, trucks, and SUVs to buy in 2018
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The iPhone X isn’t the best iPhone you can buy, Consumer Reports says

Consumer Reports published the results of its iPhone X tests. The phone performed well in almost every category except durability, where it didn’t hold up as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. After tumble tests, two iPhone X devices had “malfunctioning displays” and a third device had a […]
The iPhone X isn’t the best iPhone you can buy, Consumer Reports says
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Consumer Reports Trashes Ford In Its New Brand Ranking

[credit provider=”Ford Motor Company”] Consumer Reports released its annual “brand report cards” this afternoon, and the news is not good for Ford.Of the 26 brands scored, Ford was ranked 23rd, scoring 51 out of 100. Its luxury brand, Lincoln, came in 24th, with a 50.
Consumer Reports Trashes Ford In Its New Brand Ranking
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Consumer Reports Slams Mitsubishi’s Electric Car, Calling It A ‘Glorified Golf Cart’

[credit provider=”Mitsubishi Motors”] In a review published today, Consumer Reports slammed Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV, calling it “a glorified golf cart of limited use.”The independent, consumer-oriented magazine criticised the small electric car’s short range (barely 60 miles in its testing), cramped interior, long charging times (six to seven hours), and poor handling.
Consumer Reports Slams Mitsubishi’s Electric Car, Calling It A ‘Glorified Golf Cart’
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See Which Diet Plans People REALLY Like

[credit provider=”mikebaird via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2913348690/”] For years people have been searching for the “perfect diet” like they were hunting the Holy Grail. But which diets actually work?Consumer Report (CR) recently asked more than 9,000 readers to weigh in on the question. They ranked 13 weight loss plans and tools, assigning each […]
See Which Diet Plans People REALLY Like
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Ford’s New Hybrids Are Falling Way Short Of Promised Fuel Economy

[credit provider=”Alex Davies” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/alex-davies”] DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s C-Max and Fusion hybrids fell about 20 per cent short of its fuel economy claims, Consumer Reports magazine said, after running real-world tests on both models.The influential magazine said the Fusion hybrid delivered a 39 miles per gallon both on […]
Ford’s New Hybrids Are Falling Way Short Of Promised Fuel Economy
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Chevy Volt Owners Love Their Cars More Than Anyone Else

[credit provider=”Screengrab”] Consumer Reports has released the results of its latest car owner-satisfaction survey, and one thing is clear: Chevy Volt owners love the Chevy Volt.Asked “Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?,” 92 […]
Chevy Volt Owners Love Their Cars More Than Anyone Else
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Consumer Reports Loves The iPhone 5

[credit provider=”Kim Bhasin / Business Insider”] Consumer Reports finished its testing of the new iPhone 5, and unlike some of its more controversial Apple gadget reviews, it seems to approve of the new smartphone wholeheartedly.Even with all the criticism of Apple Maps, Consumer Reports says the app performs adequately enough. 
Consumer Reports Loves The iPhone 5
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These ‘Antibiotic-Free’ Meat Labels Are Incredibly Misleading

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org”] This month Consumer Reports released a study on the use of antibiotics in meat. What really sticks out is the amount of labels that appear to indicate a product is free of antibiotics when this is not actually the case.To help you sort the good from the bad on […]
These ‘Antibiotic-Free’ Meat Labels Are Incredibly Misleading
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How To Control Facebook’s Confusing, ‘Labyrinthian’ Privacy Settings

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Consumer Reports recently referred to Facebook’s privacy controls as “labyrinthian” and difficult for the average user to adjust.With that in mind, let’s take a look at how to manage your privacy controls to make your profile as public or private as you want.
How To Control Facebook’s Confusing, ‘Labyrinthian’ Privacy Settings
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Two Ways Grocery Stores Get You To Spend More

[credit provider=”Flickr via grafixer” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/grafixer/3511776685/in/photostream/”] Hitting the grocery store these days can feel more like guerrilla warfare than a simple shopping trip. To stay on track, we draft budgets on Mint, debate whether to shop the perimeter and clutch shoppings lists like hand grenades. One false move and the whole place your budget […]
Two Ways Grocery Stores Get You To Spend More
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The Real Reason The Electric Car Has Been Such A Dud So Far

[credit provider=”asterix611 | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/asterix611/5644605696/”] DETROIT (Reuters) – Scott Kluth has a love-hate relationship with his new Fisker Karma luxury electric sedan.The 34-year-old car lover bought the plug-in hybrid electric Karma in December for $107,850, but five days later the car’s battery died as he was driving in downtown Chicago. […]
The Real Reason The Electric Car Has Been Such A Dud So Far
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I’m Sorry, But Consumer Reports Has Horrible Taste In Bagels

[credit provider=”Flickr/adactio” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/6270542810/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] I trust Consumer Reports for a lot of things. Cars? Sure–I’d believe just about anything they have to say about a motor vehicle. Same with electronics.But when I saw that the publication recently released a ranking of America’s best bagels, I was somewhat sceptical. After all, I […]
I’m Sorry, But Consumer Reports Has Horrible Taste In Bagels
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CONSUMER REPORTS: The New iPad Runs Up To 12 Degrees Warmer Than iPad 2

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Consumer Reports tested recent complaints that the new iPad was heating up today. The results: the new iPad runs up to 12 degrees warmer than the iPad 2. In its tests, Consumer Reports measured the new iPad running as high as 116 degrees.
CONSUMER REPORTS: The New iPad Runs Up To 12 Degrees Warmer Than iPad 2
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Here’s The Truth About Paying More For A Fridge You Can Drink From

[credit provider=”Flickr/22032337″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4514631874/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] There’s something to be said about getting your fill of fresh water straight from your refrigerator.Sure, the added luxury may cost a bit more on the front-end (and replacing those filters each year doesn’t come cheap either), but it’s worth the convenience – right? 
Here’s The Truth About Paying More For A Fridge You Can Drink From
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BEST RIDES: Consumer Reports’ Top Car For Every Kind Of Driver

[credit provider=”Courtesy Ford”] Each year, Consumer Reports releases their must-read automotive issue for prospective buyers of new cars.The 2012 issue just came out, and along with the usual rankings, Consumer Reports has also made it easier by putting all the best cars in each class in one simple ranking.
BEST RIDES: Consumer Reports’ Top Car For Every Kind Of Driver
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These Automakers Make The Best Cars For Cost-Conscious Drivers

[credit provider=”Flickr / TGIGreeny” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tgigreeny/2736263010/in/photostream/”] As Americans latch on to their cars longer than ever in a weak economy, Consumer Reports has compiled its annual list of the best used models on the market.The report is based on how often serious problems were reported for three-year-old models from 13 automakers.
These Automakers Make The Best Cars For Cost-Conscious Drivers
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The Zero Moment Of Truth For Any Potential Car Buyer

There is no denying the fact that the internet has changed the shopping process for consumers as they’re influenced by online search, display advertising, social media and online reviews to more easily make buying decisions about the brands, companies and products they want to purchase.
The Zero Moment Of Truth For Any Potential Car Buyer
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Consumer Reports Recommends An iPhone For The First Time In More Than Two Years

[credit provider=”Dominique Leca, Sparrow”] Consumer Reports officially recommends the iPhone 4S after determining it doesn’t suffer from the same antenna failure as the iPhone 4.This marks the first time in more than two years that Consumer Reports has recommended an iPhone. (The iPhone 3Gs in 2009 was the last one.)
Consumer Reports Recommends An iPhone For The First Time In More Than Two Years
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These 5 Creepy Sounds Could Mean It’s Time For Home Repairs

[credit provider=”Groovnik” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/groovnick/2292473059/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] As winter approaches, what could be scarier than things going bump in the night? Paying the repairman to make them stop, says Consumer Reports.Before you start believing your house is haunted, here are five freaky sounds to watch out for this season. Don’t let them spoil your […]
These 5 Creepy Sounds Could Mean It’s Time For Home Repairs
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THE DEBATE: To Buy Or Not To Buy A Used Car

[credit provider=”offleaseonly via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/offleaseonly/5161902198/”] Used cars have become rare commodities as value-conscious consumers hold onto their rides, which in turn is making it harder for dealerships to find used cars at decent prices.”Average selling prices continued to climb, as the tight supply of late-model used vehicles increased our acquisition costs […]
THE DEBATE: To Buy Or Not To Buy A Used Car