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Consumer Reports’ Car Reliability FAQ

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Consumer Reports’ Car Reliability FAQ

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports receives a wide range of questions from enthusiasts and industry looking for a deeper understanding of the methodology used in our latest car reliability survey. Here we present answers to common questions to show the thought process and science behind the colorful ratings that decorate the car model pages and influence purchases. How Does CR Get Its Reliability Information? Where Is the Data From? Consumer Reports obtains its reliability data from an Auto Questionnaire that is sent to Consumer Reports members. In all, we received responses on over...


Car Reliability Histories

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Car Reliability Histories

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. How are cars holding up? The reliability history charts, included on each car model page on CR.org, give you the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. (To find our ratings & reliability information go to our main Cars page and select a vehicle by make and model). The reliability data comes from our annual auto reliability survey of Consumer Reports members. In all, we received responses on over 420,000 vehicles in our latest survey, detailing 2000 to 2019, and some early introduced 2020 models. Consumer Reports members reported on any...


The Driving Forces Behind Tire Purchases Revealed

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Tags Cars, PickupTrucks, TireBuying, Tires, TireStores

The Driving Forces Behind Tire Purchases Revealed

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Tires may all look the same, but just as there can be dramatic differences in their performance, there can be variations in the tire-buying experience. A large-scale survey conducted by Consumer Reports on the tire purchase and installation process shows that CR members tend to be an informed group who place a priority on all-weather grip, brand, and price. And, the survey shows, they experienced a range of satisfaction when it comes to tire retailers, particularly when looking...