Category Archives: Mercedes-Benz

Smiley cars: Mazda and Mercedes-Benz grin and bear it

A certain percentage of automobile enthusiasts and journalists have heralded the upcoming release of the redesigned Mazda3, for a number of good, sensible reasons like increased room and fuel economy. But some confess a more subjective preference for the new… 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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Personal picks: Our choices for fun convertibles

Having just tested and lived with a quartet of German roadsters, our staff has convertibles on the brain. No doubt, you’ve seen the road tests and know the official scores and rankings. We thought it would be fun to go… Continue reading

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Diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz GLK250 boasts 33 mpg

Diesel engines and SUVs were made for each other. Diesels’ scads of low-end pulling power and great fuel efficiency make it a cinch to haul around the weight of an SUV with all-wheel-drive, and these torquey engines make up for… Continue reading

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Video: How to choose the best convertible car

Looking to add some top-down thrills to your life? Our updated convertibles buying guide video and latest road tests can steer you in the right direction. There are many considerations when choosing a convertible, be it for just weekend escapes… Continue reading

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Striking Mercedes-Benz SUV concept boasts laser beams, 3D projectors, and turbo engine

Mercedes-Benz continues to explore bringing its prestige cachet down to smaller, more affordable vehicles with the GLA small SUV concept. Introduced at the Shanghai motor show, the GLA demonstrates how an SUV could be spun off the Mercedes compact vehicle… Continue reading

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Video: Mercedes-Benz SLK250

Now that spring has finally sprung here in New England it’s convertible time. And our Mercedes-Benz SLK could be just the ticket to fresh air on the way home. We’ve enjoyed testing it against the competition, including the Audi TT,… 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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Best cars for ‘megacommutes': Super cruisers starting at $25,000

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly 600,000 Americans have “megacommutes” that have them working more than 50 miles from home or traveling more than 90 minutes each way. As a megacommuter myself, I can relate. Having given this much… 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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