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Consumer Reports New Cars November 2018

Consumer Reports New Cars will help you decide which new car, suv, minivan, or pick up truck is right for you. We buy every vehicle our engineers test and drive them like you would. We also provide exclusive, real world reliability ratings based on subscribers' experiences with more than 740,000 vehicles.

País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Consumer Union
Periodicidad:
Biannually
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2 min.
the cr difference

WHETHER TEARING OFF calendar pages or digitally swiping to the next month, the transition from summer to fall brings changes. Vacation days become school days, shorts and T-shirts are replaced by jeans and sweatshirts, and old car models get moved off the sales floor to make room for the latest ones. With the new model year in full swing, buyers have a choice: Waiting for an upcoming car down the road vs. getting the immediate gratification of buying a new 2018 or 2019 model today. To help guide your decision, we take a look at the all-new GMC Sierra, Hyundai Tucson, Lexus UX, Nissan Altima, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4, starting on page 11. All of these will be hitting showrooms soon. If waiting isn’t your game, on page 14 we share our…

2 min.
ask our experts

Q. I live in an area that gets some snow, but not enough for winter tires. However, I am not happy with the performance of all-season tires when it does snow. Do the new all-weather tires work at all, or are they a gimmick? All-weather tires are meant to bridge the gap between multipurpose all-season tires and dedicated winter tires. They can be used all year long, and like winter tires, they have sufficient snow traction to earn a three-peak mountain and snowflake symbol. We currently have five all-weather tires in our testing program and found that they have solid winter grip. Like many dedicated winter tires, however, some have long stops in wet weather. Q. We reserved a car and child seat at a rental agency. But upon arrival we were told…

5 min.
safety technology that works

The safety systems our members like and dislike, and how to shop at an auto show ADVANCED SAFETY SYSTEMS are helping many drivers avoid crashes, and those drivers say they're satisfied with how the systems work, the Consumer Reports’ Advanced Auto Safety Systems Survey has found. Almost 66,000 CR members reported on the nearly 75,000 vehicles they own. These vehicles were from the 2014-2017 model years, and were equipped with safety features including automatic emergency braking (AEB), forward-collision warning (FCW), blind-spot warning (BSW), and lanedeparture warning (LDW), all of which have the potential to reduce crashes. We asked members whether they were satisfied with their vehicle's advanced safety systems, whether the technology helped them avoid a crash, and their satisfaction with each type of alert or warning their vehicles were equipped with. The survey…

2 min.
auto show secrets

CAR SHOWS ARE an excellent place for shoppers to compare and contrast the latest offerings without salespeople looking over their shoulders. Although the biggest events are in Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York, there are nearly 50 other auto shows in cities across the U.S. throughout the year, where shoppers can check out cars in person while avoiding the stress of a dealership visit. Low Pressure The ability to compare cars side by side is a major benefit of going to an auto show, according to Barbara Pudney, vice president of Paragon Group, which produces auto shows in Denver, Boston, and other major U.S. cities. “You’re thinking in your mind, ‘Camry,’” she says. “And you suddenly get to match it to Sonata and Accord, and they’re right there next to each other.” Jake Fisher, auto-testing…

1 min.
how to get the most out of an auto show

> Make a plan. Narrow down the list of cars you’re interested in before you get there. A good place to start is the vehicle profiles beginning on page 56. > Collaborate. Take everyone who will drive or ride in the car with you, so they can all judge comfort and ergonomics. > Kid approved. If you have kids, see how easy it is for them to get into the car and use the seat belts. That’s especially true for models with third rows. > Check the schedule. Make sure the brands and cars you want to see will be there; they aren’t at every show. And keep in mind that weekends and holidays may be the busiest times. > Write it down. Remember to take notes and pictures of cars and features that…

7 min.
worth the wait

New 2019 models, what we’re testing, our top-rated luxury SUVs, the newest three-row SUVs FROM NEW FUEL-SAVING technology to the latest in advanced safety systems, these cars, trucks, and SUVs promise to outperform their predecessors. CR got the chance to check them out before they hit dealerships, so we can tell you whether it’s worth waiting for a new model. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, here’s what to expect. FALL 2018 Subaru Forester We’ve historically praised the Subaru Forester for its practicality, safety, and value for money. The new version retains its boxy looks and standard all-wheel drive. The new Forester is slightly bigger than its predecessor, but it isn’t as large as Subaru’s new Ascent three-row SUV. Subaru says the 2019 Forester gets more cargo space, with a larger opening…