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Consumer Reports Magazine | April

Published: April 2014
April 2014

Features

Consumer Reports' Top Picks 2014 The best cars, SUVs, and trucks in 10 categories
Extended car warranties: An expensive gamble The majority of buyers never use the coverage
The road to self-driving cars Today’s crash-avoidance systems are the mile markers to tomorrow’s autonomous vehicles
Who makes the best cars? Lexus is tops, with Acura and Audi challenging

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Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

The April 2014 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.

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