Cars

 
Consumer Reports has tested cars for over 85 years. From researching and buying new or used cars to owning and maintaining them, our car experts are with you every step of the way.
 

500,000 Miles Is Just the Start

CR tests cars to give consumers unbiased ratings and reviews, but did you know our test results also inform government and automakers to make cars safer?

 
How We Test Cars

How We Test Cars

 
Auto Safety & Efficiency Issues

Auto Safety & Efficiency Issues

Car Buying & Pricing

New and Used Car Buying Guide
New and Used Car Buying Guide
Whether you are looking for a fuel-efficient sedan for yourself or a certified pre-owned SUV for a second family car, Consumer Reports can lead you through the car buying experience.
Average New-Car Price Tops $45,000, an All-Time High
Average New-Car Price Tops $45,000, an All-Time High
How to Buy a Used Car—And Smart Choices
How to Buy a Used Car—And Smart Choices

Car Maintenance & Repair

Your Car Repair Handbook
Your Car Repair Handbook
CR explains when to try your hand at DIY, and when to call a pro
What’s the Fastest Way to Defog Car Windows?
What’s the Fastest Way to Defog Car Windows?
Can Falling Leaves Damage Your Car?
Can Falling Leaves Damage Your Car?

Car News

Fun-to-Drive Cars We're Thankful for This Year
Fun-to-Drive Cars We're Thankful for This Year
We savor our time with sporty models from BMW, Cadillac, Honda, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen
Elon Musk, Self-Driving, and the Dangers of Wishful Thinking
Elon Musk, Self-Driving, and the Dangers of Wishful Thinking
Who Makes the Most Reliable New Cars?
Who Makes the Most Reliable New Cars?

Car Safety & Efficiency

Which Lane Keeping Assist System Is Right for You?
Which Lane Keeping Assist System Is Right for You?
CR explains the difference between intermittent and sustained lane keeping
How to Make Your E-Bike Last Longer
How to Make Your E-Bike Last Longer
2 Small SUVs Earn Poor Score in Tough New IIHS Side Crash Test
2 Small SUVs Earn Poor Score in Tough New IIHS Side Crash Test

Talking Cars Podcast

Talking Cars 335: Driving the Updated Honda Ridgeline
Talking Cars 335: Driving the Updated Honda Ridgeline
Plus we answer discuss how EVs work in extreme cold
Talking Cars 334: Driving the 2022 Infiniti QX60
Talking Cars 334: Driving the 2022 Infiniti QX60
Talking Cars 333: Chevrolet Corvette Test Results
Talking Cars 333: Chevrolet Corvette Test Results