Category Archives: Dodge

2013 Ram 1500 pickup truck earns top marks

The 2013 Ram 1500 has both muscled and finessed its way to the top of our full-sized pickup truck ratings. The updated truck delivered impressive performance in our tests, balancing work capability and refinement in a way that sees it… Continue reading

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Welcome to the greatest muscle car era

If you’ve ever lusted after a 1960’s or ’70’s muscle car, but missed the chance to buy when these now-classics were new, don’t fret. Today’s modern muscle cars are better in every way. You can argue styling pros and cons… Continue reading

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Just in: Our new Ram 1500 pickup is tons of truck

What’s more fun than a celebrating a long weekend with such American icons like a pickup truck and a corndog? Both are incredibly popular American inventions. New at our track is one of the top contenders–a four-wheel-drive Ram 1500 “Big… Continue reading

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Road-trip friendly cars that can go the distance

Memorial Day is fast approaching and that means millions of Americans will be hitting the road for a family trip. The roads will be crowded and you should expect lines at gas stations. A car bred for long-haul driving, with… Continue reading

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Best SUVs for third-row seating space

Automakers tout the size of their SUV’s third-row seats claiming they are accessible and usable. And while SUVs are pitched as a hipper alternative to the minivan, they still can’t rival the big people movers. We took a look at… Continue reading

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Coming soon: A wider variety of diesel-powered cars

Over the years, with Consumer Reports’ extensive testing, we’ve found that diesel engines provide a significant fuel economy advantage, typically reducing consumption by 30 percent over a conventional engine in an equivalent model. We’re encouraged, since at the New York… Continue reading

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New York Auto Show: Chrysler dresses up the 200 sedan with a special edition

Chrysler has partnered with clothing maker Carhartt to produce the 200 S Special Edition. For $28,870, this well-dressed sedan includes a 283-hp V6 engine, black 18-inch aluminum wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, “premium” leather seats, and a Boston Acoustics sound… Continue reading

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The disappointing dozen: Cars that fail our tests

The Consumer Reports Annual Autos Issue is a great resource for researching the best cars. Flip through the magazine or tour the website, and it is clear there are many great choices. However, just as there are many good cars… Continue reading

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2013 American Top Picks: The best cars born in the USA

Following annual tradition, we present the 2013 American Top Picks—the best choices for the car buyer who wants to buy from an American brand. While this year’s “official” Top Pick list includes no models from domestic brands, it does have… Continue reading

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Consumer Reports names the best and worst cars by brand

While car brand reputation can be a strong influence on purchase decisions, such perceptions can be misleading. The reality is, every brand offers models that perform across a spectrum, with some are clearly better than others. As we see in… Continue reading

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