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2014 Chevrolet Silverado Tops Consumer Reports Ratings

Consumer Reports has rated the Chevrolet Silverado as the best full-size pickup truck on the market. The publication rated the Ram 1500 second and the Ford F-150 came in third place. Though Chevrolet is likely happy with its first-place ranking, which is based on Consumer Reports’ tests of towing and hauling capacity, fuel economy and the availability of handy features like a tailgate step, the publication isn’t so clear about the difference between the Silverado and the Ram. Consumer ... continue reading»

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The 2013 Best Cars for the Money

By now, you've received (and hopefully paid) your credit card bills from the holidays. Maybe you've already filed your tax return. Maybe you're trying to stick to your New Year's resolution to save more money. No matter what your reason is, you're not the only person who has money on their mind this time of year. Because we want to help people find cars that are not only great to own, but also great for ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Tips and Advice, Awards, Best Cars for the Money

Will Your Next Car Be an Award Winner?

The North American Car and Truck of the Year organization (NACTOY) has rolled out its list of semifinalists for the 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards, which is comprised of new or recently redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs. While driving a car that wins Car of the Year isn’t exactly like winning a Grammy, the evaluation process should help consumers who are shopping for a new car. CNN Money points out that judges “drive ... continue reading»

Tags: Awards, Model News, Best Cars for Families, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, Best Cars for the Money

Subaru Earns Top Spot in Consumer Reports Automaker Report Cards

Report cards were released for 13 automakers Tuesday, and of those tested, Consumer Reports says that Subaru is at the head of the class. The automaker overtook Honda, earning the top spot on the strength of the 2012 Impreza, Legacy and Outback. Consumer Reports bases its report cards on the performance, comfort, utility and reliability of more than 275 new 2012 vehicles. The scores are based on reliability ratings and the average of each automaker’s road test score. Honda ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Awards, Subaru, Reliability

2012 Best Cars for Families

If you’re a parent, you have a lot on your mind. You’ve got your kids’ activities, doctor appointments and homework to keep track of, not to mention your work responsibilities and everything that goes into running a house. Your car is probably far down the list of things you think about on a regular basis. There is one type of parent who probably thinks a lot about their car: parents who bought one that doesn’t work for ... continue reading»

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