Fuel economy is at an all-time premium, but paying a premium for greater fuel efficiency does not always lead to a savings over the long term. Consumer Reports, as others have, recently found in an eco-model round-up that the fuel savings don’t cover the efficiency premium. Short term versus long term Fuel prices have been Read on! →

For the third year in a row, Japanese automakers Honda, Subaru and Toyota have earned top marks in the Consumer Reports annual auto survey, reports the Associated Press. Over the past year, Ford Motor Co. made the largest gain in the ratings, which are based on road tests and reliability scores. The Consumer Reports auto Read on! →

Consumer Reports has just released its annual list of the best cars for the current model year. The 2012 list of best cars was topped by Subaru, as the top four best brands were all voted to be Japanese automakers. All wheel, all conquering Every year, Consumer Reports compiles a list of the top cars Read on! →

Consumer Reports magazine releases an annual survey of its readers concerning their satisfaction with car repair services. This year’s car report survey found, among other things, that most people were satisfied with the work, but many weren’t happy with the price. Virtuous local shopping its own reward A lot of people as well as a Read on! →

A recent study among the leading brands of automobiles found that the majority of American consumers see very little difference between most makes and models. All of the major automotive players engineer for efficiency, power and safety, effectively leveling the playing field for most consumers. Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevy still top brands The Consumer Read on! →

A Consumer Reports road test involving the Fisker Karma, the plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, has become a sensation for all the wrong reasons. The Karma is continually breaking down, malfunctioning and damaging the reputation of the fledgling car company. Karma looking more like a dogma Fledgling “green” luxury car maker Fisker Automotive is facing numerous Read on! →

Toyota is once again under the microscope following a Consumer Reports investigation that found the federally-mandated emergency trunk release in some Lexus models to be lacking. Consumer Reports squeals on Lexus Consumer Reports has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of its findings in an investigation of the 2013 Lexus ES and GS sedans. Read on! →