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.
How to Buy a Used Car—And Smart Choices
How to Buy a Used Car—And Smart Choices
Global Chip Shortage Makes It Tough to Buy Certain Cars
Global Chip Shortage Makes It Tough to Buy Certain Cars

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?
How Long Do Tires Last?
How Long Do Tires Last?

Car Safety & Efficiency

How to Avoid Collisions With Deer This Fall
How to Avoid Collisions With Deer This Fall
These tips will keep you safe and help prevent costly repairs
Lucid Reveals Its DreamDrive Advanced Driver Assistance System
Lucid Reveals Its DreamDrive Advanced Driver Assistance System
Hot New Electric Cars That Are Coming Soon
Hot New Electric Cars That Are Coming Soon

Talking Cars Podcast

Talking Cars 328: Ford F-150 and F-150 Hybrid Road-Test Results
Talking Cars 328: Ford F-150 and F-150 Hybrid Road-Test Results
Talking Cars 328: Ford F-150 and F-150 Hybrid Road-Test Results
Talking Cars 327: We Talk With Elizabeth Blackstock From Jalopnik
Talking Cars 327: We Talk With Elizabeth Blackstock From Jalopnik
Talking Cars 326: Driving the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
Talking Cars 326: Driving the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid