CR Digital Archive

September 2019

Cover Story

The Cord-Cutting Decision Is Tougher These Days. Here's What You Need to Know
CR helps you decide whether cable or streaming is best for your entertainment needs—and budget

Cable vs. Streaming Live TV Services: Which Should You Choose?
Recent streaming price hikes could affect your decision to cut the cord
Finding a Channel Could Get Confusing If You Switch to a Cable-Replacement Service
But most people adjust quickly to new menus and icons


5 Steps to Protect Your Home
How to buy the right insurance coverage at the best possible price

Lab Tests

Are Snap-Together Patio Tiles a Good Fit for Your Yard?
These inexpensive tiles can cover an unsightly slab of concrete in no time

Road Report

Special Report: The Electric Car Comes of Age
If you want to join the EV revolution, you have more choices than ever

How the Electric Car Charging Network Is Expanding
'Range anxiety' is being eliminated, one charger at a time
Why Leasing an Electric Car May Be Best
Reasons to lease, rather than buy, an EV
How to Charge Your Electric Car at Home
Advice to get you plugged in to convenient home charging
Road Test Highlights for Electric Vehicles at All Prices
Findings on standout models above and below $60,000


Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
From Our President: Charging Into the Future
CR tracks the explosive growth of electric vehicles, or EVs, and helps consumers decide if there's an EV suitable for their needs

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