With the release of our Tesla Model S road test, there have been many questions regarding what other models stand out. Here, we present the current class valedictorians, those cars that have faced our more than 50 tests and managed to earn an A.
Quality, safety, and value are the top factors for new-car buyers and are certainly not lost on moms looking to buy the right family car. Hitting all these attributes in a vehicle that is also kid friendly can be a challenge, but our experts have found 25 of the best, least-expensive mom-friendly cars that are appealing to moms with children of varying ages.
The past few years have shown dramatic fuel economy improvements in all types of cars in our testing. Rather than exotic technology, such as hybrids and vehicle electrification, most of the improvements have come the old-fashioned way: through conventional technologies applied to gasoline engines.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly 600,000 Americans have "megacommutes" that have them working more than 50 miles from home or traveling more than 90 minutes each way. As a megacommuter myself, I can relate. Having given this much thought through the years, I have compiled a list of the best cars for megacommutes currently on sale.
While car brand reputation can be a strong influence on purchase decisions, such perceptions can be misleading. The reality is, every brand offers models that perform across a spectrum, with some are clearly better than others.
Google isn't the only one developing a self-driving car. At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Audi is showing off their autonomous vehicle technology and their vision for the future.
A sharp, well-handling alternative to an upscale SUV, the redesign Audi Allroad impressed our staff with its dynamic talents, fuel economy, and fit and finish.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just introduced an additional test, a frontal crash that simulates just a small overlap between the front of a car and an object or vehicle it hits.
In the past, four-cylinder engines have been mostly reserved for basic economy cars and lower-cost family sedans. More upscale, higher-priced vehicles usually came with a larger six-cylinder engine that wasn't as fuel efficient but delivered more power and refinement. But that's changing, as experienced in our latest compact SUV road tests.
A technological tour de force, the Audi A8L luxury sedan is rich in power, pampering, and performance. Our testers praise its abundant features and note a few places where complexity trumps function.
Any consistent reader of the Consumer Reports blog knows that when buying test cars, we try to do nearly all of the research and interaction with the salesperson(s) online. And while most domestic and Asian brands work well this way, it's harder when buying German cars. Why is this?
The past few years have seen the auto industry implode, reorganize, purge brands, strike new partnerships, and gain a new lease on life, with sales this calendar year finally lifting automakers from the dark days of the carpocalypse. Now, we're seeing another new sign of life in Audi acquiring Italian motorcycle company Ducati.
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