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A dream vacation, a travel insurance nightmare While booking a weeklong cruise to Panama on a Windstar sailing yacht, Marita and her husband, Frank, also took American Express Travel’s offer of a $1,149 insurance… Read more

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Financial risks in your sixties “As you move into your 60s, taking steps to protect what you’ve earned and accumulated becomes more front and center,” says Bernard Krooks, a lawyer with Littman Krooks… Read more

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Hybrid Nissan Murano SUV makes auto show appearance At the Shanghai auto show this week, Nissan displayed a hybrid version of the redesigned 2015 Murano SUV, which will go on sale in China this summer. Nissan released… Read more

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Best deals on hybrid cars Car buyers have been turning away from hybrids since gas prices dropped last year. To bring them back to showrooms, automakers have rolled out some of the biggest incentives in the industry on… Read more

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Mean, green Tesla Model S P85D gets up to speed This year, we’re celebrating Earth Day in grand style, behind the wheel of our new all-wheel drive Tesla Model S P85D. Both green and mean, the P85D is the high-end… Read more

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Brinkmann grill fails Consumer Reports’ safety test Grilling seems a lot more fun than cooking on a range and it’s hard to argue with the results—seared steaks and sizzling burgers—but cooking… Read more

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Smart luggage is the next big thing for an old product Not too long ago, “connected luggage” involved two suitcases and a strap. Now it involves a smartphone and built-in electronic capabilities. It’s… Read more

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Get the right bike helmet fit A bike helmet must fit snugly to protect you. “Try on the size you think you need, and then try a size smaller,” says Rich Handel, Consumer Reports’ assistant test project… Read more

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Pioneer brings Android Auto to aftermarket car audio systems With the introduction of Pioneer’s latest aftermarket car audio systems, Android users with Apple CarPlay envy now have access to the same kind of… Read more

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What happens to your Facebook profile after you die? Life used to be so simple. You lived, you died, and the assets you amassed during your time on earth were passed on to your heirs. Now, however, there is some new… Read more

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Why is there so much interest in Mazda? The Consumer Reports YouTube channel and car forums have been abuzz with more than their share of Mazda discussions recently. Why are viewers of our “Talking Cars with… Read more

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Driving the 2016 Toyota Mirai—on the hydrogen highway This fall, Toyota will give early adopters another incentive to try driving a hydrogen fuel-cell car: free fuel. That’s right, when the 2016 Mirai sedan… Read more

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Invest like Warren Buffett Warren Buffett likes to say that price is what you pay, value is what you get. It’s as good an encapsulation of what value investing is all about as you’re going to find. If you… Read more

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The pros and cons of supermarket self-checkout There’s a lot to like about your supermarket’s self-checkout. It’s usually a fast track out the door, shoppers who use it tend to have fewer items in their carts, and… Read more

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All-new 2017 Buick Verano sedan breaks cover Buick is replacing its entry-level Verano luxury sedan with a redesigned model, unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, that draws styling elements from the stunning 2015 Buick… Read more