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Chevrolet Volt Takes Top Honors In Owner-Satisfaction Survey
Chevrolet Volt Takes Top Honors In Owner-Satisfaction Survey

Consumer Reports has released its annual Owner-Satisfaction survey, and for the second year in a row, top honors went to the Chevrolet Volt. The findings are based on responses to the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey, which polls car owners across the U.S. The data was fielded by the Consumer...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Auto Reliability Survey: Cadillac Climbs, Ford Falls

The results of Consumer Reports' 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey are a mixed bag for automakers in the U.S. and Europe. However, Asian brands -- especially those from Japan -- walked away with consistently high marks. Methodology The 2012 Auto Reliability Survey ranked both automakers and...Read More»

Tony Stewart Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2012 SEMA show
Cadillac's Future, SEMA, 2015 Audi R8: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, automakers gear up for SEMA and BMW recalled the 2005-2007 7-Series due to a potential roll-away issue. Jay Leno drove the 2012 Tesla Model S and Cadillac's planning to raise prices on upcoming models. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Kia Rio EX
2012 Kia Rio EX, 2012 Honda Fit Earn Top Subcompact Rankings

If you're shopping for a subcompact ride -- and based on yesterday's news, many of you are -- pay close attention to the 2012 Kia Rio EX and the 2012 Honda Fit. After a recent round of tests, those two models sit at the top of Consumer Reports' rankings for subcompact cars. Consumer Reports divided...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen CC
Consumer Reports' Ratings, Smartphone Nav, VW CC Priced: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we report on Consumer Reports' annual Top Picks; we also have more about taking your navigation needs to the smartphone and via MotorAuthority, we bring the latest on a quicker version of the MINI Countryman and the refreshed 2013 VW CC. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Mustang Make 'Top Picks' List

Consumer Reports regularly ranks cars on factors like reliability and bang for the buck. The company recently crunched all the data collected on 2012 models, and now it's announced a list of ten Top Picks for the year. In compiling its rankings, Consumer Reports looked at three factors...Read More»

Car lot
Do You Really Care What Car You Drive?

Once upon a time, consumers were fiercely brand-loyal. Many of our parents and grandparents drove Fords or Chevys or Plymouths, and that's all they drove. But as we've seen over the past few years, brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past -- a fact that's confirmed by new study from Consumer...Read More»

54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025
Consumer Organizations Back 54.5-MPG Standard For 2025 Vehicles

Will the EPA's proposed 54.5-mile-per-gallon fuel economy standards, in the works for 2017 through 2025, end up costing consumers more? Or limiting their choice? Two of the largest consumer organizations, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), insist that the answer to both...Read More»

2011 Honda Fit Sport
Honda Fit Retains #1 Spot On Consumer Reports' Best-Value List

If you're looking for a good value in a new car, turn your attention to the Honda Fit. For the second year in a row, it's driven to the top of Consumer Reports Best New-Car Value list. The results shouldn't be all that surprising. Since the Fit's Japanese debut in 2001, critics and shoppers have...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Chevrolet Volt Beats Dodge Challenger, Porsche 911 In Owner Satisfaction

If you keep up with auto news, you know there's been lots of talk about the Chevrolet Volt recently -- and not the good kind of talk, either. Today, however, Consumer Reports released its latest owner-satisfaction survey, and the results should give Volt fans a pleasant burst of good news. The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
When Can A 2011 Chevy Volt Save You Money? Consumer Reports Has An Answer

When Consumer Reports (CR) initially chimed in on the 2011 Chevy Volt last March, the organization was critical of the extended-range electric car. Their biggest objection was the Volt’s sticker price, followed closely by its actual cost to operate. To no one’s surprise, CR steered...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package
Proposed Fuel Economy Target: Consumer Reports Unimpressed

The Obama Administration would like to see a Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard of 56.2 miles per gallon, including both cars and light trucks, by 2025. Auto industry groups oppose this and dispute the government’s claim that such a quantum leap in fuel economy would only result in a...Read More»

Ford Capacitive Touch Center Stack
What Next-Gen Technology Do You Want In Your Next Car? #YouTellUs

It's no secret that in-car technology is taking over the driving experience. While the poster child for new car technology is currently Ford's MyFord Touch, it will soon be eclipsed by technology that push the boundaries even further. Lexus engineers are using advanced simulators to monitor...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Is Consumer Reports Right To Drub The 2011 Ford Explorer? #YouTellUs

Ford has done everything in its power to bring the Explorer nameplate back to the front of the SUV class. With modern sheetmetal, powertrains, and technology, you might think the automotive press would be singing its praises about the new Explorer. While some outlets, including High Gear Media, are...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
Sorento, Mustang, G37, Elantra Among CR's Top Picks For 2011

Kia has muscled past GM and Toyota to earn itself a spot on Consumer Reports' Top Picks list for 2011. The 2011 Kia Sorento is this year's top pick in the Family SUV category and takes that spot from the Chevrolet Traverse; in previous years that spot had also been held by the Toyota Highlander and...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Consumer Reports: Ford Ranks Most Favorable With Shoppers

Ford has put a lot of polish on its image over the past several years, with a number of reliable, high-quality, well-designed, and tech-savvy products over the past several years, shoppers have definitely taken note—so much so that the automaker is at the top of the market in brand...Read More»

2011 Toyota Avalon
Recall-Scarred Toyota Models Earn CR 'Recommended' Status Back

Consumer Reports has restored 'recommended' status to eight Toyota models that had been affected by accelerator-related recalls this past year. The Toyota Avalon, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, and Tundra models now again carry CR's positive distinction, which is awarded to vehicles...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Can Kia Catch Up With Hyundai In Quality, Reliability?

Kia is on track to set an all-time sales record in the U.S. this year, beating its previous 305,000 sales, and it's no surprise how: lots and lots of product. Over the past year, the company has launched the new Soul, Forte, and Forte Koup small cars, all-new Sorento and Sportage crossovers, and...Read More»

Car repair
For Repairs, Maintenance, GM Dealerships Take A Cue From Wal-Mart

If you get great service, and a consistently low price that competes with independent repair shops or franchised service centers, would you return to the dealership to get your older, higher-mileage vehicle maintained or repaired? GM is hoping so; to help drum up more business on the service side...Read More»

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