Consumer Reports Magazine

October 2018
October 2018

Cover Story

Are Banned Drugs in Your Meat?
How did they get there? What's known about the risks? And what can be done to keep these drugs off your plate?

Special Report

Will Your Homeowners Insurance Come Through After a Natural Disaster?
CR members share their hard-won insights about the coverage you need and the smartest ways to submit a claim

Prepare a “Go Bag” to Make a Quicker Exit
Here's how to be ready for when disaster strikes
Think You're Not at Risk of Flooding? Think Again.
What you need to know about flood insurance


Sticker Shock: Navigating Car Trim Levels
Learn how to stop paying for options and features you don’t want and get the ones you do

Must-Have Car Features: Don't Drive Home Without Them
The features every new-car buyer should opt for—and ones to skip

Product Updates

Best Energy Bars: Crunchy, Chewy, Tasty . . . and Healthy, Too?
Can you find a snack bar that isn’t loaded with sugar? Do all the 'good for you' ones taste terrible? CR finds out.

Should You Bite on Energy Bar Health Claims?
How to look past the label to find a bar that's good for you

Road Report

2019 Jeep Cherokee Review: Updated but Still Mediocre
A fresh appearance, a new optional engine, and numerous convenience updates aren’t enough

2018 Mazda6 Review: Luxury at a Bargain Price
Polished, nimble, comfortable, and likable
2019 Kia Sorento Review: Riding in the Sweet Spot
The updated SUV is comfortable, smooth, and easygoing
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review: All Flash, No Substance
This all-new compact SUV misses the mark with a convoluted infotainment system and a lackluster driving experience


Building a Better World, Together
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Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
From Our President: Is Our Food Supply Safe?

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