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

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 plenty of hybrids and fuel-efficient gasoline cars on it. The magazine named the 2014 Toyota Prius hybrid best overall... read more

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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


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Electric-Car Maker Tesla Gains In Brand Awareness

If you're reading this, you probably already know a little bit about Tesla. Brainchild of entrepreneur Elon Musk, producer of electric vehicles, and upstart in the automotive... read more February 4, 2013 by 1


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S To Be Evaluated By Consumer Reports

Let's hope that the Tesla Model S fares better than the Fisker Karma did. That's the first thought that sprang to mind when we heard the news that Consumer Reports had bought... read more January 25, 2013 by 7


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 39 MPG In Consumer Reports Test

All eyes are on Ford at the moment, following criticism that its hybrid models aren't getting anywhere near official EPA gas mileage. Consumer Reports has confirmed this... read more January 23, 2013 by 24


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Consumer Reports: New Ford Hybrids Don't Meet Mileage Ratings

it's always nice when the big boys say, "You're right." We reported three weeks ago that Ford's new 2013 hybrids were not achieving their 47-mpg EPA gas mileage rating in... read more December 7, 2012 by 26


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car Has Highest Customer Satisfaction Scores, Again

Fewer Chevrolet Volt owners would buy another this year than at the same time last year, Consumer Reports has discovered. ...Of course, when that figure is still 92 percent... read more November 29, 2012 by 23


 
2012 Tesla Model S Signature

2012 Tesla Model S: Consumer Reports Joins Chorus Of Praise (Unofficially)

It isn't easy to impress Consumer Reports. Fisker Automotive knows this better than most, after its Karma range-extended sedan was savaged by the magazine earlier this year... read more November 20, 2012 by 16


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

Hybrids, Plug-In Cars Score Well In Reliability Survey

Buyers of hybrids have long known that they can be surprisingly reliable, as well as costing little to run on a daily basis. The 2012 Annual Auto Reliability Survey from... read more October 30, 2012 by 6


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

More 2012 Fisker Karma Woe: Consumer Reports Review Savages Plug-In Hybrid

The well-respected Consumer Reports doesn't pull any punches, and its review of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedan is no exception. The magazine all... read more September 25, 2012 by 6


 
Gas pump

Busted: 7 Things That Won’t Improve Your Gas Mileage

Here at GreenCarReports, we often remind you what you can do to improve the gas mileage of your car with articles devoted to tire maintenance, good driving practice and... read more June 27, 2012 by 13


 
2012 Mitsubishi i  -  First Drive, U.S.-spec MiEV

Consumer Reports Hates 2012 Mitsubishi I’s Range: Is It Right?

Mitsubishi’s tiny egg-shaped electric car known as the 2012 Mitsubishi i is currently the cheapest electric car you can buy in the U.S. Starting at $29,125 before... read more June 12, 2012 by 15


 
2012 Toyota Prius C

2012 Toyota Prius C: Buyers Like It, But Not Consumer Reports

At $19,705 and up, the 2012 Toyota Prius C subcompact is the company's least expensive hybrid. It's also tied with its larger Prius liftback sibling for best gas mileage on... read more May 31, 2012 by 16


 

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