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October 2014
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Most (& least) reliable new cars
Most (& least) reliable new cars
When you buy a brand-new car, the last thing you want is an unscheduled trip back to the dealer to fix some problem that should never have been there in the first place. But every year, our comprehensive annual auto reliability survey tells us that some buyers will be trekking back to service center waiting rooms over and over again. See how the brands rank and learn which are the most and least reliable new cars.
Reality check on new-car reliability
Digging into the Consumer Reports data gold mine, we have again found treasure in the insights shared from more than one million cars in our latest survey. Read the highlights.
Survey shows Tesla Model S has average reliability
We’ve reported about the various small problems we’d experienced with our otherwise outstanding Tesla Model S. Now, with the data from our latest annual reliability survey, we found that other owners have had service experiences similar to ours.
The Do-It-All Family Sedan
Though the midsized sedan segment has been long dominated by the popular Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, we’re seeing some upstarts shake up our Ratings—while one model reclaims its spot at the bottom. See our latest test results.
Takata air bag recall raises concerns
Takata air bag recall raises concerns
This has been dubbed the worst year for auto recalls in U.S. history. And now, air bag concerns are raised on millions of models from BMW, Honda, GM, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota. See our stance and check to see if your car is involved with this important recall.
Driving a BMW with night vision
Driving a BMW with night vision
We recently had the opportunity to experience the latest in night vision technology on a BMW 7 Series. Though we have evaluated night vision systems in the past, this one proved to have far clearer images and was also able to highlight animals and pedestrians. Check out our report and video.
Taking Apple CarPlay for a spin
Taking Apple CarPlay for a spin
The long awaited and much hyped iPhone vehicle integration is finally available—and you don’t have to buy a new car to get it. We installed a CarPlay-compatible stereo in a test car and took it for a spin. Check out our first impressions.
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
With over one million vehicles spanning back a decade, Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey gives us plenty to talk about in episode 52 of “Talking Cars with Consumer Reports.” Also, check out the previous episode of our video podcast where the team discussed, Tesla, the updated Toyota Camry, and Apple CarPlay.
First drives & previews
First drives & previews
The Cars team has recently driven the BMW 320i, BMW 428i, Ford Expedition, Lexus RC F, Toyota Camry, and Toyota Yaris. Plus, we’re currently piloting the Chevrolet Canyon and freshened Honda CR-V; look for coverage online soon.
Latest road tests
Latest road tests
Complete road tests and ratings were recently published online for the Chrysler 200 (4-cyl. and V6), Honda Fit, Lincoln MKC, Porsche Macan, Subaru Legacy, and Volkswagen Golf. Tests are coming soon on the Acura TLX and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Stay tuned!
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