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.
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.
General Motors is empowering programmers to develop applications for use in its cars with a new software development kit (SDK) announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
General Motors today unveiled its next-generation full-sized pickup trucks. Both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra mark an evolutionary step forward, with revised styling, powertrains, and safety features more commonly associated with upscale cars.
Consumer Reports recently unveiled its latest predicted reliability results, from the 2012 Annual Auto Survey, which found Japanese brands claimed the top seven spots in our rankings. However, it's not all bad for the domestic brands and within some vehicle segments there are standouts.
When a half-ton, full-size pickup truck just won't do, commercial-grade heavy-duty trucks are available to haul massive trailers and carry extreme loads. Before investing in an expensive truck, though, watch our video buying guide to see what distinguishes the latest pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge (aka Ram), and Ford.
Car owners were more satisfied with independent shops for maintenance than dealerships, according to the last annual auto survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The survey found that owners of all makes were equally satisfied with the timeliness and courtesy of the maintenance service at the dealership, where the majority turned for this routine work.
General Motors is recalling 6,159 2012 Chevrolet Express and Suburban vehicles and GMC Savana and Yukon XL vehicles because the steering gear pitman shaft could fracture.
Each year, the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue featuring the latest ratings, rankings and expert insights garners significant attention. The focus invariable turns to Top Picks and the automaker report cards. Both special reports given a quick snapshot of how makes and models compare, informing car buyers, as well as auto industry trivia enthusiasts. While everyone loves a winner, what about those brands that just never made the Top Pick cut?
Our Annual Autos Issue presents a dizzying array of facts and figures, all aimed at helping car shoppers choose the right model for their needs and budget. While we rate the automakers and present numerous best and worst lists, we haven’t offered a simple guide to the best and worst models by brand. Until now.
Following annual tradition, it’s time again for our American Top Picks list spotlighting the top-scoring domestic-branded models in Consumer Reports testing. An alternative compilation to our official 2012 Top Picks, here we show the buyer who favors buying an “American” car the many strong choices that have stood out in our tests.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazers SUVs. The safety agency has received consumer complaints of the power windows switches on the driver's door melting or burning.
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for: