Consumer Reports Magazine

December 2018
December 2018

Cover Story

When Are Sales Too Good to Be True?
Deceptive practices and dubious discounts make it harder to shop smart, but CR can help you avoid overpaying

Special Report

Who Makes the Most Reliable Cars?
CR ranks the brands and reveals their most and least reliable models

Troubles With Turbo Engine Reliability
CR's exclusive reliability data can point you to the brands and models you can depend on and those you should steer clear of


Your Airline Travel Survival Guide
How to snag deep discounts, get the best seat for your money, avoid nasty surprises, increase your comfort, and more

How to Save Money Flying Business Class
Premium-class tickets can cost 10 times the price of coach. Brokers might be your best bet to snagging steep discounts.

Lab Tests

Super Computers: How to Get the Laptop You Want at a Price You Like
Today’s laptops have more power, speed, storage, and battery life than ever. But you don’t need every last feature, CR says.


How to Choose a Healthy Oil for Cooking
Olive, canola, coconut, or ghee? Here, the pros and cons of today's most popular fats.

Product Updates

Face-Off: Should You Zap It in a Microwave or Toast It?
Find out which appliance produces better results with pizza, popcorn, chicken tenders, steamed vegetables, and other food


Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
From Our President: Which Deals Are Real?
Consumer Reports' expert guidance to finding the best shopping deals while avoiding deceptive offers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace

The December 2018 issue of Consumer Reports provides the latest ratings and reviews plus rigorous reporting on issues that impact consumers. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million paying members.
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