|

Consumer Reports Magazine | May

Published: May 2014
May 2014

Cover story

How to save money on triple-play cable services Navigate the changing world of TV, Internet, and home phone service—and save money doing it

Features

How to be a smarter supermarket shopper Learn how to get more from your store. Plus, Ratings of 55 grocers nationwide.
How to fix the 5 most common lawn problems Make your lawn the envy of the block with Consumer Reports' expert advice
How to get your homeowners insurance claim paid Find out which insurance company to choose
Survive your hospital stay Medical errors are linked to 440,000 deaths each year. Our new Ratings can help you find a safe hospital.

Cars

Best exterior car trim cleaners Spruce up your trim and brighten up your bumpers
Jeep Cherokee review Despite some strengths, the Cherokee misses the basics
Latest news from the Consumer Reports track A sneak peek at some noteworthy vehicles we’re now testing
Mazda3 review A small car that's fun, fuel-efficient and affordable

Up Front

Are brown eggs tastier and more nutritious than white eggs? Cracking the code of America's favorite breakfast food
Touch-up hair color review Some products cover gray roots better than others

CR Health

Cymbalta and Celebrex among blockbuster drugs going generic Find out when prices will drop and how you can save

CR Money

A user’s guide to user reviews How to avoid the hype and get the most from Yelp, the Better Business Bureau, and other online review sites

Departments

From our president: It’s in the cards
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace

The May 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.

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

Audio & video TVs Cats LCD, LED & plasma TVs Electronics Electronics & computers
HDTV REVIEWS
LG 55EC9300 OLED TV falls a bit short of being the best The $3,500 55-inch HDTV displays deep blacks, but minor color flaws too.
NEW CAR REVIEWS
Check out the scary-good car deals for Halloween The big savings you'll find on these models will have you howling.
REFRIGERATOR REVIEWS
7 refrigerator brands that top Consumer Reports' tests These makers have top models in every size, style, and price range.
HDTV ANTENNA REVIEWS
Will cutting the cable-TV cord really save you money? Our TV guy has run the numbers—savings aren't guaranteed.
KITCHEN PLANNING GUIDE
You can remodel your kitchen for as little as $5,000 You don't have to spend a ton to get some of our top-rated appliances.
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS & GUIDE
Expert picks: Best holiday gift ideas under $200Video Holiday-shopping season is coming. Find out what to buy.

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