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Cars
June 2015
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Oil Crisis
Oil Crisis
Adding oil between scheduled changes? Automakers say it's normal; new Consumer Reports data says it's not.
Is riding shotgun safer than sitting in the back?
Rear-seat safety hasn't kept pace with advancements up front, according to a recent study. Here's what you need to know.
NHTSA seeks to reinvent itself—and keep drivers safer
Following a series of massive safety recalls that have proved an embarrassment and generated concern about just how safe our cars are, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has initiated a series of sweeping and long-overdue reforms.
Everything you need to know about the Takata airbag recall
More than 30 million vehicles in the United States, made by 10 different automakers, have been recalled to replace frontal airbags on the driver's side or passenger's side, or both. Learn what this recall means to you.
Home-improvement haulers
Home-improvement haulers
The pickup truck segment has been undergoing a transformation in recent years. We put the latest redesigned haulers through out tests, the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Colorado.
Muscle machine showdown
Muscle machine showdown
Dodge, Ford, and Chevrolet have recently updated their go-fast coupes with modern powertrains, electronics, and safety features to accompany designs that pay homage to their sainted roots. We test the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, and offer a preview of the all-new Chevy Camaro.
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
In the latest "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" video podcast, our experts discuss the findings from our Ford F-150 tests and how the breakthrough truck measures up to the competition. In episode 70, the team talks about the Mazda Miata MX-5 and CX-3, along with the redesigned Honda Pilot. Catch the show on ConsumerReports.org, iTunes, or YouTube.
Latest road tests
Latest road tests
We just posted the complete road tests of four SUVs, each made here in America, despite some international brands. See the findings on the Chevrolet Colorado, Dodge Challenger, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, and Kia Sedona. Coming soon: Chevrolet Trax, Dodge Charger, Jeep Renegade, Lexus NX, Volkswagen Passat, and Volvo V60.
First drives
First drives
The Cars team has recently posted a first drives on the Cadillac ATS-V, CarPlay/Android Auto, Ford Explorer, Ford Sync 3, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Mazda CX-3, Mazda MX-5 Miata, and Mitsubishi Outlander. Coming soon, first-hand impressions of the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid and Volvo XC90.
Previews
Previews
There are always new models coming down the road. Check out the sneak peeks of the upcoming BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLC.
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