Consumer Reports

Frugal Shopper: Energy-Saving Tires Could Save You $100 Per Year
Frugal Shopper: Energy-Saving Tires Could Save You $100 Per Year

The next time you need a new set of tires, consider this: Energy-saving low-rolling-resistance tires now cost about the same as other tires, and they could save you a lot in fuel expenses over the long run. That, and in many cases, they don't compromise performance. It wasn't always this way. In...Read More»

2009 Lexus LS 600h L
Confused About All The Recalls? You're Not The Only One

It's nearly impossible to have missed all the big headlines—of millions of vehicles affected by multiple Toyota recalls in recent months, then Congressional hearings investigating them and, in the aftermath, a movement toward stricter rules and greater openness from a new auto-safety bill. But...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
2010 Lexus GX 460: Toyota Offers A Fix, And A Confession

A software update, available by the end of the month, will solve issues with the electronic stability control system on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 sport-utility vehicle, says Toyota Motor Sales. Last week, Toyota had promptly halted sales of the GX 460 after Consumer Reports noted an unexpected handling...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Sales Of 2010 Lexus GX 460 Halted For Rollover Safety Concern

Toyota Motor Corp. has decided to halt sales of the GX 460 sport-utility vehicle, after Consumer Reports noted a handling behavior—and possibly a malfunction of the electronic stability system—that could result in a higher chance of rollover. Earlier today, Consumer Reports had disclosed the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Consumer Reports' 2010 Top Picks...And How TCC Rates Them

Consumer Reports, the widely respected magazine from the non-profit Consumers Union, has published their annual list of Top Picks, and although Toyota might be maligned in the press due to the current accelerator-related recall hearings, the automaker still has two vehicles (including one Lexus) on...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota Is Tops In Brand Loyalty And Brand Perception

Ford may have swept the NACOTY awards, and Hyundai may be riding a wave of great press in the U.S., but the American public still views Toyota as the best brand -- and they're more loyal to it than to any other. For the third year in a row, Toyota has taken the #1 spot on Consumer Reports' annual...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View
Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer Reports has more good news for Big Three automakers thanks to its new Auto Survey, which places several American autos on the...Read More»

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