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September 2014
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2015 Ram 1500 Diesel tops full-sized pickup ratings
2015 Ram 1500 Diesel tops full-sized pickup ratings
Surprisingly luxurious and refined, the Ram remains fully capable of doing dirty work when duty calls. And now with an available EcoDiesel engine, this truck delivers impressive fuel economy. Read test, watch video.
10 best end-of-summer new car deals
As summer winds down, dealerships are eager to clear out the remaining 2014 models to make room for the 2015 cars that will soon arrive. Here are great deals on good, safe, reliable cars.
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. Here are some things to consider before buying.
Your next car may not have a spare tire
Most car buyers aren't in the habit of checking for a spare while they're kicking tires. But if you're in the market for a new car, it might be worth a peek in the trunk.
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Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe
Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe
Driving the Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe takes you back to a time when cars were cars and SUVs were, well, trucks. In this modern era of crossover wagons and car-based SUVs, these Chevy siblings are among the few SUVs that are still built on a trucklike, body-on-frame platform. Read the full road test.
Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi
Ford C-Max Hybrid Energi
With the C-Max Hybrid, Ford is taking direct aim at the Toyota Prius and its extended family. At 37 mpg overall, the regular C-Max isn't as fuel efficient as the Prius models, nor is it as roomy. Read the full road test.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Let's put the redesigned Toyota Highlander Hybrid into perspective. It's a midsized SUV that can seat up to seven people. It's refined and comfortable, loaded with creature comforts, and can tow 3,500 pounds. Yet it gets a very thrifty 25 mpg overall. That's pretty impressive, and that's why it's now our top-rated midsized SUV. Read the full road test.
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
In the latest "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" video podcast, the team answers the difficult question of what cars are best for teen drivers. In the previous show, Episode 43, the engineers discuss two quite different vehicles, the all-new Honda Fit and Porsche Macan.
First drives & previews
First drives & previews
The 2015 models are arriving, and we share our first impressions of several, including the Acura TLX, BMW i3, BMW M3, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Porsche Macan, Subaru Legacy and Outback, and Volvo XC90.
Back to school
Back to school
With kids returning to school, it is important for all drivers to consider how changing traffic—both pedestrian and vehicular—can impact safety. To that end, we have a refresher course in several articles, including: "How to get to school safely," "Driving with kids: 5 ways to save your child's life," "Tips for safe carpooling," and "7 smart car-packing tips for heading back to school."
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