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List of Safe Vehicles for Teens Recommended

IIHS, Consumer Reports suggest used and new models with top safety ratings and less room for error, dangerous driving.

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EVs Stand Out in New Top 10 List

Consumer Reports puts seven on its standout ranking, and says they’re gaining U.S. popularity.

Many EVs Don’t Live Up to Posted Ranges

Consumer Reports highway testing shows many fall well short of EPA estimates.

EVs Still Lag ICE on Reliability

Annual Consumer Reports survey shows they present far more problems for consumers.

BMW Takes Top Spot in Consumer Reports Ranking

BMW overtook Subaru to take the top spot in Consumer Reports’ annual ranking of top automotive brands for performance, safety and reliability.

Consumer Reports Names Top 10 of Year

Toyota models, hybrids and EVs dominate ranking.

EVs, Large Trucks Least Reliable

Consumer Reports survey finds Japanese, Korean vehicle brands among most reliable.

IIHS Releases Rating Program for Vehicles with Partial Automation

The new rating system requires safeguards that help drivers stay focused and not treat systems, such as Tesla's Autopilot and Volvo's Pilot Assist, as self-driving cars.

Average Age of Vehicles on the Road Increases

IHS Markit finds the average age of a car on U.S. roads rose to 12.1 years in 2021, up from 11.9 years in 2020. In comparison, the average age was 9.6 years in 2002.

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Vehicle Dependability Declines

In the same month Consumer Reports advised consumers to skip vehicle service contracts, J.D. Power reported that vehicle dependability declined for the first time in 15 years.

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