Consumer Reports: vehicle reviews, in-car product reviews, ratings and sneak peeks, automotive news, car buying advice and child seat safety ratings

Latest Consumer Reports News
  • New Hankook ultra-high-performance tire shows evolutionary improvement

    Since we last tested ultra-high-performance summer tires, Hankook has introduced a successor to the midpack-performing Ventus V12 evo. To take measure of how the logically named Ventus V12 evo2 stacks up, we purchased many of them to put them through our suite of tests, including braking and handlin…

  • N ADriving the future with the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid

    Shimmying beneath the stunning BMW i8’s gullwing doors, and with a vivid blue light show waiting inside, you could be forgiven for a "Back to the Future" flashback. While this more than $136,000 four-seat sports car looks like a movie-set mock-up, it’s actually real: a technically complex plug-in hy…

  • N A5 ways to better enjoy a convertible in the fall

    The days may be getting shorter, and fall is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep your convertible top up until spring. Sure, a Sunday morning drive is a bit chillier compared with going out in August, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy open-top driving well into the fal…

  • N AFord Mustang Turbo: Yesterday and today

    Work seemed to stop at the Consumer Reports Auto Test Center when the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang arrived at the track. But the buzz in the air wasn’t just because it was a Mustang—it was because of what was under the hood: a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline four cylinder.…

  • New Falken performance tire delivers bang for the buck

    Falken’s niche has always been offering impressive performance at an attractive price—sometimes at the expense of tread life. For consumers wanting the most performance bang-for-the-buck, the Falken Ziex ZE512 A/S and its successor, the Ziex ZE912 A/S were great choices. But in the world of performa…

  • 2015 Ford Mustang and Wayne Carini visit Talking Cars Podcast

    Wayne Carini, star of Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity by Discovery, knows historic cars. He finds them, buys them, restores them, and sells them—hopefully for a profit. So it’s quite a treat to have Wayne talk with us about one of the most historic nameplates in the business: the Ford Mustang, newl…

  • All-new 2015 Ford Mustang flexes its modern muscle

    The arrival of a new version of an iconic automobile is greeted with equal measures of glee and dread. Will it be better, enthusiasts wonder, or has it been ruined?…

  • N AClever toddler booster seats that are easier to install securely

    Parents with child-seat-age kids have probably struggled at least once with seat installation. For such an important task, it can be far more complicated than necessary, and consequently, a loose installation is one of the most common mistakes parents make. Sometimes blame lies with the car, other t…

  • N AMercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive brings luxe and limitations

    If there are two things many electric-car buyers wish for, it’s more range and more space. And that’s just what Mercedes-Benz offers with its new B-Class Electric Drive.…

Consumer Reports on MSN Autos
Related Videos