Donate |

Consumer Reports magazine | June

Published: June 2012
June 2012

Cover story

Facebook & your privacy Who sees the data you share on the biggest social network?
Protect your privacy online Facebook, phishing, ID theft, and more threaten your peace of mind
Security software review Free programs are all that most users need

Features

Cut your telecom bill Also, 69,000 readers reveal the best TV, Internet, and phone providers
Is poor indoor air quality making you sick? Protect yourself against six hidden hazards in your home

Cars

Distracted driving puts young drivers at risk Our survey finds them engaging in bad habits
Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 review New fuel-efficient small SUVs have different personalities
Kia Soul and Subaru Impreza review Two versatile small hatchbacks have big differences in styling and performance
Review of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz ML350, plus Volvo XC90 These pricey SUVs are improved but still fall short of the class leaders

Up Front

Best fast-food egg sandwiches We tested these breakfast mainstays for taste and nutrition
Best pickles Find out which dill pickles are the top picks
Best trash bags Find out which of the 10 bags we tested can hold a heavy load
Flex Seal claim check We put this spray sealant to the test
Match Light charcoal claim check Are these briquettes 'easy lighting' and 'ready to cook in about 10 minutes'?

CR Health

Many common medical tests and treatments are unnecessary Learn when to say ‘Whoa!’ to your doctor

CR Money

Don’t get dinged by overdraft fees Opting in to an overdraft-protection program can cost you big bucks

Departments

Ask our experts
From our president: Wanna buy a doctor?
Letters
Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas
Viewpoint A monthly perspective on the latest challenges facing consumers

The June 2012 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

Subscribe here or call 800-234-1645. Access updated information and reports at www.ConsumerReports.org.

Consumer Reports magazine archive

Looking for a special report, investigative feature, or product review from a past issue of Consumer Reports? You can access that information and much more going back to January 2009 in our archive.

   


E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters!
Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Latest From Consumer Reports

CARS NEWS
Mazda5 and Nissan Leaf lose recommended status These and two other cars got the lowest rating in insurance-industry crash test.
SAVE AT THE SUPERMARKET
8 ways to keep rising prices from eating into your budget Some food is more expensive, but there are ways to cut costs when you shop.
CHAIN SAW REVIEWS
Get out your chain saw because 'Sharknado 2' is hereVideo This time you can create an interactive light show while watching at home.
SAVE ON CAR RENTALS
Head-to-head in car-rental wars: Zipcar vs. Hertz Is Zipcar's innovative approach to renting a car a good deal for you?
CAR SEAT REVIEWS
6 best new convertible seats for your toddlerVideo Our tests will help you find the best seat for your growing child.
DIGITAL CAMERA REVIEWS
5 questions to ask before you buy a point-and-shoot Your answers can help you determine what your camera needs are.

Connect

and safety with
subscribers and fans

Follow us on:

Cars

Cars New Car Price Report
Find out what the dealers don't want you to know! Get dealer pricing information on a new car with the New Car Price Report.

Order Your Report

Mobile

Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more