CR Digital Archive

April 2021

Cover Story

10 Top Picks of 2021: Best Cars of the Year
These exceptional models meet our very highest standards for performance, safety, reliability, and more

Special Report

Sticker Shock: The Truth About Destination Fees
CR exposes how ballooning delivery charges may add to the cost of your new car


How Your Car Can Make the Air Cleaner
Buying a Green Choice car with low or zero emissions helps reduce pollution and its damaging health and environmental effects
Which Car Brands Make the Best Vehicles?
Our annual report card ranks the brands based on Overall Score

Road Report

The Coming Wave of Electric SUVs and Pickup Trucks
The Rivian R1T, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen ID.4 are among the many EVs racing to market
3 Car Safety Features That Save Lives


From Our President: Introducing CR's Green Choice
CR Recommended Lets You Get Consumer Reports' Ratings While You Shop for a New Car
This new, innovative program brings CR's expert recommendations and guidance to all consumers

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