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Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

The Nissan Leaf went on sale in December 2010, meaning increasing numbers of the first cars delivered to customers are nearing the ends of their leases. So the Leaf is probably about to become a more common sight on used-car lots. Buying a used Leaf may be a good way to save money but--as anyone... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla News: Model S Warranty, Gigafactory Fight, New Roadster Battery (VIDEO)

The Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors seems to be in the news almost every day. Over the last two weeks, the company faced fallout over glitches in early Model S... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Glitches Modulate Consumer Reports Praise For Tesla Model S Electric Car

Since it purchased its 2012 Tesla Model S, Consumer Reports has basically adored its electric luxury car. But could the love affair be ending? As problems have gradually... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Used Toyota, Ford Hybrids Score Well In Consumer Reports' Best Used Car List

There are many reasons to recommend a hybrid car--the easy driving experience, the gas mileage, even the shove of an electrically-assisted engine in some sportier models. But... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Here's Why Electric Cars Will Succeed: Owners Just Adore Them

Imagine you're a carmaker, and you found you could build a type of vehicle that customers all absolutely adored. Not just liked. Not just said, "Yeah, it's fine, it does what... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is 'Best Overall' Vehicle

Even car companies have reason to worry about their report cards. Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks and Brand Report Cards today, and in a shock for traditional... read more February 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Already Among Top 10 Car Brands In Consumer Reports Survey

Image is vitally important to car brands. It's what makes people want your vehicles. A strong image leads to healthy brand perception, and that spreads. It even allows people... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Consumer Reports tests the Tesla Model S (video screen capture)

2013 Tesla Model S Electric Car: Consumer Reports Still In Love

Consumer Reports' love affair with the Tesla Model S electric car is proving to be more than just a casual fling. One year and 11,380 miles after taking delivery of its Model... read more January 4, 2014 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius

Hybrids, Subaru, Mazda Clean Up In Consumer Reports 'Best New-Car Value' List

People buy green cars for fuel efficiency, but that's often far from their only good quality. Consumer Reports released its "Best New-Car Value" list yesterday, and there are... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro at the 2014 Cadillac ELR production line

Consumer Reports Verdict: 2014 Cadillac ELR 'Priced Out Of Its League'

A Cadillac badge is only worth so much. The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car is based on the Voltec system used in the Chevrolet Volt, but costs more than twice... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Customer Satisfaction Highest

Tesla might have had a bad day this week, but every cloud has a silver lining. While the NHTSA rebukes it for reporting a five-plus star crash test rating and the company... read more November 23, 2013 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V Loses 'Recommended' Rating From Consumer Reports

Receiving a 'Recommended' rating from the journalists at Consumer Reports isn't the only automotive accolade to aim for, but it's certainly one of the biggest. Losing that... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

Ford To Lower Disputed C-Max Hybrid Gas Mileage Estimates: Report

Ford will lower the 47-mpg gas mileage rating for its C-Max Hybrid hatchback, a much-disputed metric that was never backed up by real-world owner experience. Soon after the... read more August 15, 2013 by 


 
Consumer Reports tests the Tesla Model S (video screen capture)

Consumer Reports On Tesla Model S: Best Test Car Since 2007

Wow. Chalk up another huge accolade for the Tesla Model S electric car: Consumer Reports has awarded it 99 out of 100 points, and said it's the best car the magazine has... read more May 9, 2013 by  27


 
2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid: Battery Unreliable, Consumer Reports Says

Automaker Honda used to be the darling of Consumer Reports, with its models perpetually scoring better than average in CR testing. The 2012 Honda Civic dampened the... read more March 11, 2013 by  7


 
2013 Fiat 500e live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Consumer Reports Likes Fiat 500e: Still A Compliance Car, Sadly

Some electric cars aren't as good as we hoped--Coda Sedan, cough--while others are better than we expected. That latter group includes the 2013 Honda Fit EV and, now... read more February 12, 2013 by  3


 

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