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Consumer Reports Magazine | July

Published: July 2014
July 2014

Special Section

Best places to buy appliances For deals, go online but service is better at local and regional sellers
The perfect kitchen for entertaining and every day Dedicated stations for devices and dirty dishes manage the mess

Features

What to know about sunscreen before buying it Saving your skin means getting the facts straight
Your secrets aren’t safe Data thieves are after your most private info—when you use Wi-Fi and shop online, and even when you store files in the cloud

Cars

BMW 328d review Diesel engine gives fuel economy a nice boost
Dodge Dart, Honda Civic, and Volkswagen Passat reviews Testing updated versions of popular sedans
Honda Accord Hybrid review This impressive hybrid delivers stellar fuel economy
How to track your teen driver These devices help keep tabs on a young driver
Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel review This well-rounded SUV can go the distance
Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid review This halfhearted hybrid only gives a slight bump in fuel economy

Up Front

Find a nail polish that lasts A $2 Sinful Colors polish beat a $27 Chanel in Consumer Reports' tests
How to deal with on-the-road emergencies Learn what do in a number of sticky situations
Tastiest Greek yogurt dips Some with fewer calories and less fat are worth trying

Departments

From our president: On the record
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Credit agencies and a menacing merger This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union to improve the marketplace

The July 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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