CR Digital Archive

May 2012

Special Section

Best mowers and tractors
Find out which models made the cut this year


Student debt grows to alarming levels
The hundreds of billions owed have potentially crippling ramifications for the U.S. economy

Lab Tests

Best toilet paper
A big-store brand cleans up in our latest tests


Road tests of the Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris
These subcompacts and hatchbacks are growing in sophistication

Up Front

Who makes the best bagels?
Our trained tasters tried eight plain and four ‘everything’ bagels

CR Health

New generic drugs can save you money
But it can take more than a year to see substantial savings when you switch to a generic

CR Money

Insurance policies you don’t need
Some coverage just isn't worth the cost


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