Among consumers likely to purchase a vehicle in the next two years, 31 percent are likely to consider a diesel, motivated by fuel economy and environmental concerns. This tidbit is among the findings of a recent survey conducted by the National Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS).
Few consumers are familiar with E15 fuel. In fact, two thirds can't accurately describe the fuel and even fewer know whether it'd be a good deal, according to a new survey by the National Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing (NACS).
BMW has announced upgrades to its ConnectedDrive suite of telematics safety and convenience features for 2014 models, including the ability to access Apple's Siri or Android S-Voice interactive features through a button on the steering wheel.
Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested that Chrysler initiate a safety recall of the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty to address a performance and design defect. NHTSA is calling for Chrysler to improve the rear-crash protection in approximately 2.7 million vehicles. In a widely distributed press release, Chrysler gave a rare response and effectively said, "No."
Dad has always been there to provide guidance in life, so Father's Day might be as good a time as any to repay him with a GPS navigator. Choosing the best GPS can seem daunting, as there are many choices available, often with only slight advertised variations. Our experiences and test results can help steer you in the right direction.
Over the long haul, leasing is usually not the most cost-effective way to put a car in your driveway. It may not be the best choice for most car shoppers, but there are exceptions. Notably, if you're interested in driving electric, a lease may be the best way to go, as confirmed by our latest analysis.
The Corolla, Toyota's mainstay compact gets more aggressive and contemporary styling with its redesign, along with a four-inch longer wheelbase for an improved ride and increased interior room.
Not only is the Subaru Forester our recently crowned top-rated small SUV, it's also extremely popular among Consumer Reports' readers. Because of that interest, we thought we'd share some candid outtakes from the logbook for further impressions from our team.
In episode six of "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports," our experts take on rapid-fire reader questions covering car buying, testing, and enthusiasm.
Rollover accidents aren't frequent, but they are deadly. Even though they account for just two percent of serious crashes, rollovers are involved in over a third of all vehicle-occupant deaths. If a vehicle's roof collapses in a rollover crash, people can be killed or injured by the roof itself or ejected as a deforming roof breaks the doors and windows open. To mitigate that risk, the government has recently enacted a tougher roof-strength standard. Plus, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has developed a roof-strength test of its own, one that's considerably more demanding than the government's.
One year after relaxing its motorcycle helmet law, Michigan has seen a 22 percent rise in medical insurance claim costs associated with cycle crashes. The data is clear: When helmets are off, injuries and death increase.
The Acura MDX has long been a favorite SUV choice for many affluent suburbanites. We think its 2014 redesign will continue to please many, though impress few.
Spring is here, and for many motorists, this is the season for paint-smearing bugs. Whether you fear the 17-year Cicada Brood II apocalypse moving up the East Coast, love bugs in the South, or some other local winged horror, this is a great time to protect your car with a fresh waxing.
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