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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid review

THE GOOD: With average fuel economy around 40 mpg and plenty of cargo space, the 2017 Ford C-Max makes for a practical car. Newly available Ford

America’s Least Wanted: 25 Cars on Life Support in 2017

U.S. consumers never bought more cars than they did in 2016. Some 17.55 million new cars and trucksfound American buyers throughout the year, beating the all-time record

20 Cars That Can Take You to 300,000 Miles

There are a few different reasons why a car might stay on the road forever. When a model turns up on the list of most reliable

Renault Koleos review: Can the 5-seat SUV make its mark?

French brands have never really succeeded in selling larger cars in the UK. There’s one notable exception: the Renault Espace, a ground-breaking people carrier that

Best cars for less than £200/$260 per month

PCP deals are hugely popular, because they let you drive something that you would otherwise struggle to afford. Here we pick our top 10 cars

Best used hybrid cars (and the ones to avoid)

With the Government proposing to allow only the sale of electrified cars from 2040 onwards, the spotlight has been thrown onto electric and hybrid cars.

12 Cars People Aren’t Buying Anymore

While automakers may not be partying like it’s 2015, sales were strong enough through 2016 that manufacturers could boast the good times were still rolling by most measures.

Tesla Model 3 quick drive review

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most anticipated new car releases of 2017 – and we’re here in California, among the first to drive it.

The Keepers: 10 Cars People Hold Onto for 10 Years or More

What makes a car a keeper? For one thing, it has to be reliable. Any vehicle giving owners headaches in the first few years usually

10 Ways the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT Is a Family-Friendly Muscle Car

The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT could finally end that ongoing fiery debate between you and that special someone in your life. You know, the mature

Head’s Up! These Cars Come Cheap But They’re Worth Much More

Is there any good deals left on the U.S. auto market these days? With an average new car price topping $30,000, you could argue every

Best and worst family cars 2017

Many people who once would have chosen a traditional ‘family car’ are now buying SUVs and MPVsinstead. However, that doesn’t mean the family car market

Getaway Vehicles: The Best Cars for Summer Road Trips

When summer arrives, you will start to scrutinize your car or SUV for its road-trip capabilities. Vehicles that lack cargo space or have a rough

25 Used Cars Under $20K With Consumer Reports Approval

If you want to know why people trust the Consumer Reports auto team so much, just take a minute exploring how the nonprofit agency works. Unlike

10 Reasons Why We Buy Japanese Instead of American Cars

It’s hard to remember now, but a generation ago, Japanese cars transformed from being a cheap, laughable alternative to full-size American cars to the preferred daily drivers for millions

10 Cars That Should Have Failed but They Didn’t

Trying to predict how a new car is going to sell can be difficult. Companies spend millions of dollars on development, and some cars are

10 of the Most Technologically Advanced Vehicles on the Road

How many of you remember the digital read-outs from the 1980s and early 1990s? You know, the ones from all those bad car commercials, where pixelated

10 Vehicles With Perfect Safety Records on US Roads

Every few years, we get reports on the cars and trucks that proved deadliest for drivers on U.S. roads. Running down the list can be

10 Most Ticketed Cars on US Roads

Everyone knows a red Ferrari convertible attracts attention from the highway patrol. Pricey speed demons have a certain disadvantage when it comes to moving violations,

20 Longest Lasting Cars on the Road in 2017

How long is “forever” for a car or truck? It wasn’t long ago that a vehicle hitting 150,000 miles was considered a true warrior. However, standards keep getting higher.

Hyundai or Kia? Why Korean Automakers are the Surprising Choice You Need to Make

It’s astonishing how Korean automakers have become synonymous with quality over the years. In 2016, Kia reigned as king of initial quality according to J.D. Power, beating

Toyota Prius Prime: 10 Things to Know About the First Sensible Plug-in

Everyone who drives an electric vehicle immediately notices two things: the acceleration and the fuel economy. Driving an EV means instant power from a stoplight, and

10 Cars That Will Basically Never Die

When it comes to crowning the most reliable car you can buy, agreeing on how to define “reliable” is incredibly important. Do you only count

10 Most Reliable Cars and SUVs on the Road Today

When buying a new car, you should have a good idea what it will cost you in the long run. That means considering fuel, maintenance,

2017 Prius Prime review

THE GOOD: The Toyota Prius Prime’s plug-in hybrid power train is more flexible and efficient than the standard model. It boasts 25 miles of electric range

10 Best-Selling Electric Vehicles of All Time

Electric vehicles are only getting started. This Chevrolet Bolt EV everyone’s been fogging the windows over just went on sale in December 2016. Meanwhile, Tesla is still

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Hybrid First Drive: Reaching past the Prius rainbow

Hyundai’s Ioniq initiative is more than just a green flare rising up from the sea of increasingly electrified automotive options. The decision to introduce a

Consumer Reports’ Surprising 10 Best Automobiles of 2017

While the classic buff books (Car and Driver, Road & Track, Automobile, etc.) are full of McLarens, Porsches, and Ferraris in any given issue, when

The 2017 Chevy Volt Is the Hybrid That Will Finally Win You Over

You’re looking at one of the most important models in GM history. When the Volt concept debuted at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, it was

The Electric Vehicles America Needed but Never Got

While electric vehicles are gaining momentum in the U.S., there’s still a long way to go. In December 2016, the segment’s peak month to date,