3 Consumer Reports TikTok Videos That Are a Goldmine of Car and SUV Info

Consumer Reports is one of the best sources for shoppers looking to learn more about cars, but not everyone wants to read an article. The good news is that Consumer Reports has a TikTok account, and it posts immensely informative and helpful videos for the platform’s billion-plus users. Here are three Consumer Reports TikTok videos chock full of useful info about cars and SUVs, from gas-saving models to the most reliable rides.

The top 10 most fuel-efficient SUVs according to Consumer Reports

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The good thing about TikTok’s format is that it allows users to get info that’s straight to the point. And in the following video clip from Consumer Reports, that’s exactly what happens. It shows off 10 SUVs that are fuel-efficient because they’re all hybrids.

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Spoiler alert: All of the models on this list are hybrids that achieve at least 30 miles per gallon overall. #cartok #carsoftiktok #suvs #suv

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Starting things off is the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, which gets 30 mpg. Then there’s the Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid, which gets 33 mpg. Next are the Toyota RAV Prime and Ford Escape Hybrid, both getting 34 mpg.

Then there’s the Honda CR-V Hybrid, Hyundai Tucson Hybrid, and Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and getting 35 mpg.

Finally, in first place, is a three-way tie among the Toyota Venza, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and Lexus UX250h. All three SUVs get 37 mpg. 

Want reliability? Here are 5 cars proven to get to 200,000 miles

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As CR’s Keith Barry shares, our exclusive surveys show these vehicles are in it for the long haul ?. See ratings and reviews at cr.org/cars. #cartok #carsoftiktok #ford #honda #toyota

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This excellent Consumer Reports TikTok video looks at five cars that can almost certainly get over 200,000 miles. That means the car is unlikely to break down or suffer from significant reliability problems down the line. And though some of CR’s picks aren’t surprising, it also makes some interesting choices.

Starting things off is the Toyota Camry in first place, which isn’t surprising because the Camry is famous for its reliability.

The Honda Accord stands in second place. Once again, this isn’t shocking because the Accord, like the Camry, is known for its reliability.

In third place is the OG hybrid, the Toyota Prius. And though some folks might think the Prius’ hybrid powertrain makes it less reliable, it’s indeed reliable like most other Toyota models.

In fourth place, Consumer Reports recommends another obvious pick in the Honda CR-V.

However, in fifth place is perhaps CR’s most intriguing pick: the Ford F-150. Not only is the F-150 a best-selling vehicle, but it’s also reliable, clocking more than 200,000 miles on the odometer.

This Consumer Reports TikTok video offers 3 easy tips to save on gas without buying an EV

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We’re now experiencing the highest gas prices in American history. Save money with these test-proven tips, and learn more at cr.org/gastips⛽️. #gasprices #cartok #carsoftiktok

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Not everyone can afford to buy a hybrid SUV or trade their car in for a Tesla, so many people are looking for ways to save on gas. This helpful Consumer Reports TikTok video quickly covers three steps that everyone can do to improve their car’s fuel economy.

The first tip is to remove your car’s roof rack. Though it can be useful for some people, a roof rack makes your car less aerodynamic and, thus, less fuel-efficient.

The next tip is to check your tire pressure. It’s normal for tires to lose pressure, but if their pressure is lower than recommended, it can hurt not only your car’s fuel economy but also its performance.

The last tip is to drive evenly. That means keep a steady speed and avoid accelerating or braking too often. If you weren’t driving evenly already, you can improve your car’s fuel economy by 2 to 3 mpg by following this tip.

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