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Teen Driving: When Your Kid Takes the Wheel
Teen Driving: When Your Kid Takes the Wheel
Reconsider the time-honored tradition of giving your fledgling teen driver a hand-me-down clunker before returning to high school or going to college. Rather than debating whether your new car will be cherry red or electric blue, we recommend that the newest driver in the house get the newest car. Here's why.
Best End-of-Summer New Car Deals
As summer winds down, the airwaves are alive with promotions for model-year-end sales to clear the dealer lots and make way for the all-new cars en route. This can be a time to get a great deal.
Should I Buy an End-of-Summer New Car?
Large rebates and near-zero-percent finance rates can sure tempt shoppers, but such deals might not always be a smart move. Learn why.
Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: Which is Best For Me?
Shoppers looking for a reliable, fuel-efficient midsized SUV often turn to the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. We show how to pick the best one for you.
Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Needs Additional Protection for Consumers
Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Needs Additional Protection for Consumers
The proposed settlement between federal and state regulators and Volkswagen addresses many of the concerns raised by Consumer Reports, but it can be improved. Here's how.
Do Low Rolling Resistance Tires Improve Fuel Economy?
Do Low Rolling Resistance Tires Improve Fuel Economy?
For this test, we compared the best and worst rolling resistance tires among the tire group we're currently testing, using actual vehicle fuel consumption. Here's what we found.
Innovative BlueIndy Car Sharing
Innovative BlueIndy Car Sharing
Indianapolis has launched the first electric car-sharing service in the United States. The BlueIndy program is said to be saving the city and its residents as much as 500,000 gallons of gas a year, while reducing car ownership–related costs for residents.
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
"Talking Cars with Consumer Reports"
In episode #99 of the "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" video podcast, the Cars team discusses self-driving cars. The next show hits the 100th episode milestone, celebrated with a live recording with dozens of loyal listeners in attendance.

Catch these shows and more at ConsumerReports.org/talkingcars.
First Drives & Road Tests
First Drives & Road Tests
This month, the team shares its first impressions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Toyota Prius Prime, and Volvo S90. Next up: Porsche 718 Boxster. And later this week, we will have complete road tests of the Buick Cascada, Kia Sportage, and Nissan Sentra.
Mercedes Pulls Misleading Ad
Mercedes Pulls Misleading Ad
Mercedes-Benz said it will no longer use an ad for its new E-Class car that touts the company's semi-autonomous driving system after Consumer Reports said the commercial was "likely to mislead."
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