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Consumer Reports Magazine

December 2016
December 2016

Cover Story

Pros and Cons of Giving Gift Cards and Prepaid Cards
Cash may be king, but other options could be even better
Holiday Gifts That Stir the Soul
Unlike an itchy sweater, giving the gift of a memorable experience rarely disappoints
Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie
Choose from our expert-approved edibles to help bring out the inner gourmet in anyone on your list

Product Updates

Three-Stage Snow Blowers Are Quicker at Clearing
If you need to move piles of snow in a hurry, you'll definitely want to give this innovation a cold, hard look

Road Report

CR's Car 2016 Reliability Survey Reveals Shuffles in Brand and Model Rankings
This year’s survey saw the rise of luxury brands, a mixed bag for Japanese brands, and some reliability stumbles by stalwarts
When Luxury Takes a Toll on Car Reliability
What You Need to Know About Semi-Autonomous Technology
2017 Cadillac XT5 Review
Neither a luxury leader nor a sporty standout, the new Cadillac XT5 stalls in SUV limbo
2017 Jaguar F-Pace Review
Though Jaguar’s athletic new SUV is supercharged and agile, its loud exhaust is a sour note
2016 Cadillac CT6 Review
The plush, high-tech flagship sedan boasts performance and panache
2016 Jaguar XF Review
An odd pairing of first-class driving dynamics with a coach-class interior costs this Jag points

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From Our President: A Year of Celebration
Consumer Reports takes the opportunity to wrap up its 80th anniversary year by thanking its loyal supporters
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Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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