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Consumer Reports has officially reinstated the Tesla Model S to it top safety rating ranking for fixing its emergency braking system. The consumer safety magazine had taken the Model S off that list in April after reviewing the vehicle and finding that Tesla’s software update for the automotive emergency braking (AEB) wasn’t adequate. The latest […]

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Although the Trump administration has retracted a commitment to previously settled mpg regulations, consumers overwhelmingly want things to move ahead. This is just one of several findings of a non-partisan survey from Consumers Union supporting CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) rules set by the Obama administration, and put on hold at the behest of automakers. […]

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After Consumer Reports (CR) took the Tesla Model S from the top spot in its ultra luxury car category over a missing safety feature, the brand is responding. The issue is over emergency automatic braking (AEB), which was standard on all Tesla models up until October of 2016, when it disappeared as a feature on […]

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Consumer Reports has knocked down ratings on the Model S and Model X due to the prolonged absence of a standard safety feature. New models of the two electric vehicles produced between late October 2016 and now don’t come with an automatic emergency braking (AEB) system that’s standard on other cars on the market. Consumer […]

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In its Top 10 Best Cars of 2017, Consumer Reports named the Toyota Prius as its best compact hybrid, and the only electrified car of any kind to make the list. Named “Best Compact Hybrid,” there’s little wonder the Prius scored well as CR has long had a liking for Toyota products, and the new […]

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Tesla took the top rank in for the second year in a row in Consumer Reports’ annual owner satisfaction survey. The Tesla, Porsche, Audi, and Subaru brands remained in the survey’s top four spots from last year. Tesla had jumped to the fifth position in the 2014 brand perception survey. This year, 91 percent of […]

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Over the past decade, it’s been thought that EPA fuel-economy labels on window stickers weren’t all that accurate. A new analysis may prove that wrong. Consumers Union and Consumer Reports performed an analysis that updated their own report from 2005. In 2005, their analysis found that the EPA labels were off base on an average […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again taken to Twitter to announce some upgrades coming to the brand’s AutoPilot system. Musk said that after a conversation with Bosch and MobilEye, the companies that supply the sensors that enable AutoPilot, he is confident that “significant improvements [are] possible via OTA software update.” A fatal crash that […]

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In its proprietary fuel economy testing, Consumer Reports says the 2016 Toyota Prius gets 52 mpg overall, matching the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 52 mpg combined, but this number is arrived at completely differently. The 2016 Prius is fully redesigned with improved engine, transmission, aerodynamics, and more – all meant to make it more fuel […]

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Early Tesla Model X owners are finding a variety of quality issues with their new crossovers. After numerous delays, the Tesla Model X began deliveries late last year and not every owner has been completely satisfied. The majority of the first vehicles delivered were priced in the $100,000 range. Consumer Reports has released a detailed […]

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