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Consumer Reports Magazine | April

Published: April 2016
April 2016

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10 Top Picks of 2016: Best Cars Of The Year The best cars on the market in America across 10 popular categories.
2016 Autos Spotlight: The Best and Worst of What We've Tested
Which Car Brands Make the Best Vehicles? Consumer Reports tabulates its exclusive data across the model lines.
All-New Toyota Prius and Its Hybrid Legacy After almost two decades and 3.5 million cars sold globally, Toyota ushers in a new hybrid that promises to be quicker, more nimble, and even more fuel-efficient.
Coming Soon: 10 New Cars Worth the Wait We help you see the future with this list of promising new vehicles.
Best Tires for Cars, SUVs, and Trucks Buying tires is a serious decision. Our intensive testing does the research for you.


A Better Way to Find Your Next Car Consumer Reports’ new scoring system encapsulates road-test performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety into one Overall Score.
10 Ways to Avoid a Car Crash Proven safety technologies that you'll want in your next car.
Car Safety at Any Price Consumer Reports calls for two critical safety technologies to be made standard in all new vehicles.
Putting More Muscle Into Car Safety We have the tools to make cars safer. Now we need the will to make it happen.
Best Used Cars for $25,000 and Less These cars, SUVs and minivans performed well when new and have excellent reliability records.
Most and Least Reliable New Cars Data from car owners gathered over multiple years reveal which models skip the repair shops—and which practically live in them.
Used Cars to Avoid Buying Steer clear of these clunker used cars, which have below-average reliability.


From Our President: Ready for the Road Ahead Cars that come equipped with the latest safety technologies as standard features get bonus points in our brand new Overall Score.
Viewpoint: Building a Better World Together Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace.
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers.


Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

The April 2016 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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