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Consumer Reports Magazine

August 2018
August 2018

Cover Story

Take Control of Cable TV!
Want to watch more of what you like at a price you'll love? Follow our guide to shrinking your cable bill.
Cable TV's Sneaky Fees
Consumer Reports' new What the Fee?! program looks at the surprise add-ons that can jack up consumers' bills

How You Can Save Hundreds of Dollars on Your Annual Cable Bill
Here are four options that could help you get what you want, for less money than you're now paying

Special Report

Reducing the Safety Risks of Big Rigs
How to steer clear of harm on the road, and what the industry can do to reduce collisions

How Tractor-Trailers Can Be Made Safer
Legislators, safety advocates, and industry point to the dangers of underride
How to Steer Clear of Truck Danger
Here are five key areas that drivers need to avoid around big rigs to stay safe
Should Tractor-Trailer Trucks Be Self-Driving?
There is a strong case for autonomous big rigs

Features

5 Steps to Laundry Appliance Shopping Success
If you're in the market for a new washing machine or clothes dryer, follow these tips from CR's experts
Rise & Dine! Healthiest Fast-Food Breakfast Choices
We ate and rated grab-and-go morning grub. Find out which are the healthiest (and tastiest) of the bunch.

Insights

Introducing Consumer Reports' New Overall Score
Starting with major appliances, we're combining lab test results with exclusive survey data for a holistic look at product quality

Road Report

2018 Volvo XC40 Review
The SUV has handsome styling, but the shifter and center control screen need a makeover

2018 BMW X2 Review
The entry-level luxury SUV sacrifices interior space and outward visibility for sporty styling and an engaging driving experience
2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review: Flawed Feline
The small luxury SUV struts its stuff on curvy roads, but it's frustrating in daily driving
2018 Infiniti QX50 Review
The redesigned SUV leaves us cold despite its novel engine and plush interior

Departments

Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
From Our President: Watch TV Your Way
Consumer Reports guides consumers through the dizzying array of digital home entertainment options

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