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November 2014
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LA Auto Show
LA Auto Show
See more than 35 future production vehicles and wild concept cars in our expansive LA Auto Show coverage. Notable models soon headed soon to a driveway near you include the Audi TT, Ford Explorer, Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Toyota Mirai, and Volvo XC90.
‘Counterfeit’ tires pose consumer risk
What began as a routine tire test became a journey through a maze of deception, finger-pointing, and a lack of accountability. If we could unknowingly purchase a counterfeit tire, so could you. Read our full investigative report.
2014 SEMA Show Highlights
Our experts scoured the 1-million square-foot event to discover standout gear from the nation’s largest auto aftermarket show. See the cool new products and gadgets.
Takata air bag recall
Get the latest information on this widespread recall in our updated guide, including a list of involved vehicles and the planned automaker actions.
Hands-on with Android Auto
Hands-on with Android Auto
With its answer to the much-hyped Apple CarPlay, Google will be entering the infotainment arena in late 2015 with Android Auto, its solution for integrating Android-based smart phones with cars. We toured this new system and captured the experience on video.
Best winter tires
Best winter tires
If you frequently drive on snow-covered roads, there is no substitute for winter tires. They have a more aggressive tread pattern and rubber specially formulated to stay pliable in freezing temperatures. Our extensive tests reveal the best all-season and dedicated winter tires.
Minivan crash test has impact
Minivan crash test has impact
Consumer Reports has suspended its recommendation of the otherwise high-scoring Nissan Quest minivan because it performed very poorly in a small overlap front crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Learn more.
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
In the latest “Talking Cars” video podcast, our experts discuss the latest muscle cars to enter our test fleet: the all-new Ford Mustang and an updated Dodge Challenger. In Episode 53, the team talks trucks, focused on the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Colorado, as well as address reader questions.
First drives & previews
First drives & previews
The Cars team has recently posted first drives on the GMC Canyon, Honda CR-V, and Toyota Mirai. Plus, the team is currently driving the Dodge Challenger, Infiniti Q70L, Subaru Impreza, and Toyota 4Runner. Look for coverage online soon.
Latest road tests
Latest road tests
Complete road tests and ratings were recently published online for the Acura TLX, Mercedes-Benz C300, and Subaru Outback. A test is coming soon on the six-cylinder Subaru Outback. Stay tuned!
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