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Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata

March 30th, 2015
Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata Last year, drivers were treated to the first glimpses of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. The roadster departs from previous models in styling, but holds true to its...

Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata

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March 30th, 2015
Mazda announces pricing of 2016 MX-5 Miata Last year, drivers were treated to the first glimpses of the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. The roadster departs from previous models in styling, but holds true to its...

Ten for the long haul

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March 30th, 2015
Ten for the long haul Almost any car can make it to 200,000 miles if you’re willing to throw enough money at it. But that doesn’t mean that keeping it is a good idea. A less expensive and more hassle-free...

Chia seeds deliver a nutritional boost, but they're not for everybody

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March 30th, 2015
Chia seeds deliver a nutritional boost, but they're not for everybody Tiny “superfood” chia seeds are being mixed into dozens of food products—cereals, snack bars, yogurt, and drinks—just to name...

The truth about sleeping pills

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March 29th, 2015
The truth about sleeping pills Heavily advertised prescription sleep drugs such as Ambien and Lunesta are sold with the promise of a good night’s rest. For the estimated 25 percent of Americans who occasionally...

Tax Gripe-o-Meter airs taxpayers' complaints

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March 28th, 2015
Tax Gripe-o-Meter airs taxpayers' complaints What's really bugging us about preparing and filing our tax returns? Consumer Reports' Tax Gripe-o-Meter highlights a few of our biggest gripes, including fears that someone...

Eat slow, lose weight

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March 28th, 2015
Eat slow, lose weight Q. Does eating more slowly lead to eating less? A. It can, especially if you’re not overweight or obese. A recent study conducted at Texas Christian University found that when 35...

Mercedes-Benz makes a pickup? Giddy up, partner

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March 27th, 2015
Mercedes-Benz makes a pickup? Giddy up, partner By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz will launch its first ever pickup truck. Yes, a real get-dirty midsized truck with a three-pointed star in its grille. While...

The medical bills you should never have to pay

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March 27th, 2015
The medical bills you should never have to pay Back in 2007, Consumer Reports put out a call for stories about the health insurance coverage problems that consumers were facing. We received thousands of accounts of...

Sugru silicone-rubber adhesive sticks to its claims

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March 27th, 2015
Sugru silicone-rubber adhesive sticks to its claims Who hasn’t wished to strengthen the charging cord of a cellphone, tablet, or laptop that’s begun to fray? Sugru is a moldable putty made of silicone...

The best small SUVs

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March 27th, 2015
The best small SUVs Small SUVs make up the fastest-growing vehicle segment on the market. It's no wonder: These right-sized crossovers promise an affordable combination of commanding ride height, spend-thrift fuel...

Remodelers spare no expense on master bathrooms

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March 27th, 2015
Remodelers spare no expense on master bathrooms Showers and tubs for two, chandeliers, bidets, and televisions are just a few of the upscale renovations that some homeowners are adding to their master bathrooms,...

Best small cars in Consumer Reports’ testing

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March 27th, 2015
Best small cars in Consumer Reports’ testing Big things can come in small packages, as proven by today’s feature-rich subcompact and compact cars. This sector of the automotive landscape—once reserved...

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones are a bold step ahead

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March 26th, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones are a bold step ahead Consumer Reports' engineers are already pouring over T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the company's brand new flagship phone,...

New mowers offer easier starting and maintenance

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March 26th, 2015
New mowers offer easier starting and maintenance Starting difficulties are a chief gripe with gasoline-powered lawn mowers, and the need to maintain the machines also a common complaint. One engine company, Briggs &...