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Consumer Reports Magazine | February

Published: February 2018
February 2018

Cover Story

How to Pay Less for Practically Anything
These savvy strategies will help you shell out less for a new car, major appliances, doctor fees, organic food, and more.
 • 3 Ways to Save Money in the New Year
See if these options work for you.
 • Found Money: How to Discover Funds Owed to You
Two ways to boost your wealth.
 • 5 Tips for Getting the Best TV
Super Bowl promotions and clearance sales make this a great time to buy.
 • 9 Ways to Save Money On Your Healthcare Costs
From drugs to doctor visits, here are the most cost-effective strategies to get the best medical care for you
   and your family.

 • 7 Ways to Save on Organic Food
Use these tips to spend your grocery dollars wisely.
 • 4 Ways to Keep Your Car Costs Down
Money-saving advice on car insurance, car buying, and replacement tires.
 • How to Make 6 Major Appliances Last Longer
Appliances suffer from misuse and lack of maintenance. Here's what to do to get the most out of your

 • 3 Money-Saving Tech Tips for 2018
It's easy to cut down your cable and cellular bills without giving up convenience.
 • 8 Things to Never Skimp On
Everyone likes to save money, but it's not worth cutting corners on these items.

Special Report

Satisfaction Guaranteed? Cars Owners Love and Hate
Before you buy a brand-new car, consult CR's exclusive ratings to see if the right used car is a smarter choice.
 • Car Brands Ranked by Owner Satisfaction
In this exclusive Consumer Reports survey, car owners tell us about the brands they love—and the ones they

 • 10 Most Satisfying Cars
The models that bring their owners joy.
 • 10 Least Satisfying Cars
These models stand out for their disappointment.

Product Updates

Best Frozen Pizzas to Eat Right Now
Can a frozen pie taste good and still be reasonably healthy? CR rates 26 to see whether you can pick one that scores.
 • Delivery Pizza Calorie Traps
CR looks at pies from Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Papa John's, and Little Caesars.

Road Report

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Review: A Civilized Traveler
A large, all-occasion family hauler that stands tall among tough competition.

2018 Honda Accord Review: A Major Makeover
Radically revised with turbo engines, a new infotainment system, curvy styling, and standard advanced safety features.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Review: Room With a Vroom
The freshened Sonata is a compelling alternative to other mainstream sedans.

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review: Huge Bang for Your Buck
This hybrid delivers stunning fuel economy with hardly any compromises.


From Our President: Your Saving Grace
Consumer Reports' experts provide money-saving tips and shopping strategies for products, insurance, and much more.

Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace.

Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers.

The February 2018 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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