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Consumer Reports Magazine | July

Published: July 2013
July 2013

Cover story

Best places to buy appliances 23,000 readers rate the best stores for price, selection, and more
Get the kitchen you've always wanted Create your dream kitchen at a down-to-earth price
Magnificent kitchen makeovers Before and after: Three kitchen transformations


A doctor’s office that’s all about you More than 25,000 doctors commit to patient-centered care
Best & worst airlines: Virgin makes a top debut Virgin America makes its debut at the top of our list


2014 Subaru Forester SUV review With a 2014 redesign, this fuel-efficient small SUV now tops its class
Car key replacement for less A dealer replacement and programming will cost $200 or more
Tesla Model S review An electric sports car earns our top test score
Toyota Avalon vs. Lincoln MKZ Redesigned models with different characters

Up Front

Best inexpensive wines for summer Reviews of chardonnays and sweet reds
Best tasting snack bars We found big differences in flavor, nutrition, and price among the 24 bars we tested
Claim check: Pluck Yolk Extractor Do you need to shell out $20 to separate eggs?
Don't get burned by your sunscreen We found that you can't always rely on a sunscreen's SPF number
Gotcha! You have (not) won $2 million! Prize promotions claimed an estimated 2.4 million victims in 2011

CR Health

Do you need to be treated for low testosterone? Drugmakers spent more than $100 million advertising the drugs last year, but our experts aren't buying it

CR Money

Don’t buy useless credit scores Your FICO score isn't what car dealers, mortgage lenders, and others use


From our president: What's the score?
Viewpoint This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

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