Category Archives: SUVs

Just in: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander faces tough SUV competition

Sometimes it’s easy to think that the entire Mitsubishi lineup has been covered by a cloaking device. The invisible product range barely makes a ripple when it comes to sales numbers and none come close to topping our Ratings. Can… Continue reading

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New Toyota RAV4 does poorly in crash test

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 earns a Poor rating in the tough small overlap crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The RAV4 scores well in the other, long-running tests required to earn an IIHS Top Safety… Continue reading

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Talking Cars: Our auto experts get fast, furious, and technical

Episode 8 of Talking Cars with Consumer Reports features our car experts answering reader questions and comments, submitted through our Facebook pages and YouTube channel. The queries are fielded by Director of Auto Testing Jake Fisher and Senior Engineers Gabe… Continue reading

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Pickups and SUVs top list of vehicles with the highest theft rates

The Ford F-250 pickup truck has replaced the Cadillac Escalade as the vehicle with the highest theft rate for 2010-2012, according to a new report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), a division of the Insurance Institute for Highway… Continue reading

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4 great deals on American-made cars for July 4th

Amid the 4th of July fireworks and celebrations, car dealerships are offering eye-catching deals on new cars, with deep discounts and low-rate financing. While the local airwaves are awash in red, white, and blue commercials encouraging you to hurry in… Continue reading

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First drive: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover delivers the royal treatment

A British motoring icon, the Land Rover Range Rover has a decades-deep reputation for being an upscale, go-anywhere vehicle at home in royal company or traversing Midlands fields. Under BMW ownership, the previous-generation Range Rover set a high standard for… Continue reading

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Video: Chevrolet Equinox SUV is night and day from the best in class

For many buyers, the Chevrolet Equinox is the perfect size between too big and too small. It’s easy to get in and out of, has a relatively comfortable ride, and a spacious backseat. And several of us were also taken… Continue reading

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Midsized Jeep Grand Cherokee and Kia Sorento SUVs make their mark

If you’re looking for a vehicle with extra room for people, plenty of space for cargo, and even some off-road capabilities, a midsized SUV is a good choice. There are plenty of options, including a couple updated models that were… Continue reading

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Zombie apocalypse now: Best car for surviving World War Z

With Y2K long behind us, the greatest threat to mankind appears to be the zombie apocalypse, if “The Walking Dead” and “World War Z” are to be believed. And it is clear from studying those survival training “documentaries” that having… Continue reading

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Chrysler agrees to safety upgrade for Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs

Chrysler has agreed to conduct a “voluntary campaign” to inspect and, if needed, upgrade 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty SUVs to improve rear-collision protection. Chrysler had until today to respond to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Continue reading

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