2021 Kia Telluride driving down the road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Best Cars of 2021 According to Consumer Reports

Each year, Consumer Reports publishes a broad spectrum of recommendations and ratings based on testing and owner surveys. Buying a new car is a big decision. These are the best cars of 2021 according to Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports is one of the leading publications when it comes to delivering information to consumers who are …

2021 Honda Ridgeline
Trucks & SUVs

Consumer Reports Only Recommends 2 Pickup Trucks For 2021

In the U.S., trucks are too popular to simply call popular. The Ford F-150 remains one of the best-selling, not only trucks but vehicles overall the U.S. has ever known. Even though this fact will likely remain true for a very long time to come, Consumer Reports very rarely gives any pickup truck the “recommended” …

A red 2021 Nissan Rogue driving down a road
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Top 5 Least Liked Car Brands According to Consumer Reports

Let’s face it; we’ve all got car brands that we love and ones we wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole. Personal opinions aside, certain brands have more unhappy customers than others. To see which are the least liked brands, Consumer Reports put together a list factoring in owner satisfaction ratings from various models. Below you’ll …

The 2021 Honda Accord is the brand's midsize sedan.
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Honda Accord Is the Shooshing Librarian of Sedans

Most car enthusiasts care a lot about what cars sound like. Engines and exhaust systems are as performance-related as they are pleasing to simply sit and listen to. However, most consumers are more interested in cars that are civilized and quiet. Consumer Reports has made clear that quietness ranks highly on their list of criteria. …

2019 Lexus LX570
Trucks & SUVs

Most Reliable 2021 Large Luxury SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Looking through the vast amount of 2021 large luxury SUVs available can be quite daunting. Additionally, the most expensive SUVs aren’t necessarily the most reliable. To simplify your search, we’ve compiled a list of the most reliable large luxury SUVs tested by Consumer Reports. Before diving into this list, it is worth noting that Consumer …

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 on display in the middle of a road
Trucks & SUVs

Best Used SUVs for City Driving According to Consumer Reports

Sorting through the classifieds to find the best-used SUVs is no easy feat. Given how popular the SUV segment has become in the U.S. market, there are more options available than ever before. Thankfully, Consumer Reports published its two picks for the best models for city driving. Aside from offering affordable price tags, these picks …

The 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 on the trails
Trucks & SUVs

Is There Anything Good About the 2021 GMC Canyon?

Consumer Reports is pretty harsh when it comes to trucks. I would argue that you can’t judge a pickup truck with the same set of expectations as a car. However, either way you cut it, the GMC Canyon scored a shockingly low 37 overall. The normal truck complaints were alive and well, rough ride, uncomfortable, …

2021 Volvo XC90
Trucks & SUVs

Consumer Reports Says These Are the 2 Least Reliable Volvo SUVs

Since the introduction of the second-generation Volvo XC90 in 2015, the Swedish brand has developed some of the sharpest-looking SUVs on sale. The midrange XC60 and the tiny XC40 share crucial design elements that unify the entire SUV lineup. However, Consumer Reports recently ranked two of these prominent Volvos as some of the least reliable …

A black 2021 SVE Yenko Chevrolet Silverado Off-Road climbs a mountain

The 3 Least Reliable Cars Consumer Reports Says to Avoid

The main appeal of buying a new car is to have a clean slate. But not all new vehicles live up to the promise of a headache-free driving experience, as Consumer Reports notes. If you’re in the market for a 2021 vehicle with a strong history of reliability, you should probably avoid this list of the most unreliable cars, …

2001 Toyota Tacoma like this red one parked near the shore is the best used pickup truck to buy
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The Best Used Toyota Tacoma Model Years According to Consumer Reports

The Toyota Tacoma’s road manners are rarely praised. It’s a Toyota pickup truck designed for workhorse purposes. Plus, it’s a bonafide rock crawling machine, especially in the purpose-built TRD-tuned versions. However, it’s also a pricey compact pickup truck option. For many, buying a used Toyota Tacoma pickup truck is more practical for their budget. These …

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is unveiled during day one of the 2019 The North American International Auto Show
Sedans & Coupes

The 2020 Ford Mustang Doesn’t Have to Be Good to Be Loved

Some cars are special. Certain models have been so deeply locked into the world that how good they actually are matters far less than what they are. Within the off-road world, the Land Rover Defender will always be heralded as one of the all-time greats, regardless of its actual greatness. The Lamborghini Countach is one …

The Tesla Model S Performance offers a 2.3-second 0-60 time and over 350 miles of available range.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Can Save More With an Electric Vehicle Over a Gas-Powered One Says Consumer Reports

The electric vehicle market has snowballed over the last years as buyers strive to become more eco-friendly. While electrified cars have numerous benefits, many drivers still aren’t sold on making a move from gas to electric. Although, new data regarding the electric vehicle cost vs. gas debate could inspire you to get an EV.  New data shows that electric …

A silver Winnebago Revel RV sits atop a hill on at dusk.

A Beginner’s Guide to Motorhomes With Tips From Consumer Reports

Nowadays, you have a ton of alternative travel trailers options to house you as you venture off-road. But if you want a more traditional way to go glamping, a classic RV, aka motorhome, is ideal. Here’s what you should consider before purchasing your first motorhome. Why go with a traditional RV? Traditional RVs are essentially the coziest way to travel. As Consumer …

2020 Ford Expedition driving on street

The Best 2020 Large SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Large SUVs are the classic choice for buyers in need of power and ample interior space. There are quite a few large SUVs to choose from, but not many get Consumers Reports’ seal of approval. Here are the best-rated large SUVs of 2020, according to CR. The 2020 Ford Expedition is CR’s top pick  Based on CR vehicle evaluations, The …