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October 2014
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All-new 2015 Ford Mustang flexes its modern muscle
All-new 2015 Ford Mustang flexes its modern muscle
The arrival of a new version of an iconic automobile is greeted with equal measures of glee and dread. Will it be better? We get behind the wheel of this reborn icon to find out. Read first drive, watch video.
Ford Mustang Turbo: Yesterday and today
We dug into the archives to revisit when we last tested a turbocharged four-cylinder Mustang. Suffice to say, the older pony car was from a much different era.
Best sporty compact cars
Relatively affordable and fuel-efficient, many of these sporty compact models are also a thrill to drive, including the new Mini Cooper, Subaru WRX, and Volkswagen GTI.
BMW i8 plug-in hybrid
While this more than $136,000 four-seat sports car looks like a movie-set mock-up, it's actually real: a technically complex plug-in hybrid that, at the flick of a button, can switch between vegan-friendly electric athlete and snarling meat-eater. First drive with video.
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Get your car fixed for (almost) free
Get your car fixed for (almost) free
Having to make expensive, post-warranty repairs sends a signal to consumers that says: You're getting ripped off. Fortunately, you can often save hundreds or more in repair bills by taking advantage of special, unadvertised automaker programs that provide free or discounted service work. Learn more.
Claim check: Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat tire
Claim check: Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat tire
Bridgestone is now turning its attention to the replacement market with a new run-flat called DriveGuard, an all-season tire intended to replace regular tires. We put the advertised claims to the test in our report, complete with video.
25 years of the Mazda MX-5 Miata
25 years of the Mazda MX-5 Miata
From an unlikely start, the nimble Mazda MX-5 Miata became the standard-bearer for the automaker's performance philosophy. Now it stands poised to further the legend, with an all-new model coming for 2017. We look back at the Miata through the Consumer Reports lens while we count down to the next-generation roadster.
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
Talking Cars with Consumer Reports
In recent "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" video podcasts, the team discusses classic and modern Mustangs with Wayne Carini, star of Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity. Plus, they delve into the high-tech BMW i8 and entertaining Subaru WRX.
First drives & previews
First drives & previews
The Cars team has recently driven the BMW i8, Ford F-150 and Mustang, and Volkswagen Golf. In addition, we have previewed the BMW 2 Series convertible, Jaguar XE, and Land Rover Discovery Sport. Plus, we're currently piloting the all-new Lexus RC; look for coverage online soon.
Latest road tests
Latest road tests
Complete road tests and ratings were recently published online for the Hyundai Sonata, Mini Cooper, Ram 1500 diesel, Subaru WRX, and Volkswagen GTI. Tests are coming soon on the Chrysler 200, Honda Fit, Lincoln MKC, Porsche Macan, and Volkswagen Golf. Stay tuned!
Use the New Car Price Report to find out what the dealers paid and get the Bottom Line Price on family sedans, small cars, hybrids and more! Don't wait – learn more now!

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