Consumer Reports Articles

Consumer Reports reveals car loan pitfalls

Car sales are expected to hit a record high this year. Many people are taking out 6 or 7 or even 8-year loans to keep their payments low. Consumer Reports shows why extended loans aren’t a good deal.

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Consumer Reports tests iPhone 6S

What testers found when they took an in-depth look at Apple's newest phone.

Avoid medical bill shock

With most purchases, you know the price before you buy. Not with medical care. Consumer Reports' survey finds one out of three Americans get a bill that’s higher than expected. And prices for medical procedures vary dramatically even within the same state. We’ll tell you how to avoid sticker shock

Consumer Reports tests tire tread

Tire warranties promise 60,000 miles, 80,000 miles, even 100,000 miles. But Consumer Reports extensive testing finds they don’t always deliver. And if they don’t, you’re unlikely to get your money back.

Financial scams target seniors

Scam artists are devising slick schemes to target people over 60. Many victims are too embarrassed to admit they’ve been taken. Consumer Reports' investigation shines a light on the problem, gives advice on how to protect seniors and tells where families can go for help.

Saving with student discounts

Everyone knows it costs a fortune to go to college. But there are a few perks. Plenty of stores and websites offer deals to students. Consumer Reports highlights some easy places to find savings.

Low-cost video streaming

Media sticks are the cheapest way to turn your TV into a smart TV so you can watch streaming video on your big screen. Consumer reports checks out the three biggest sellers.

Tiny SUVs

If you want a small car with a small price tag, several automakers have rolled out an affordable new breed of vehicle they’re marketing to millennials.

Top toilet paper

Consumer Reports’ latest tests covered 21 different kinds of toilet paper. Not all lived up to the claims on their packaging.

Best luggage brands

Consumer Reports surveyed thousands of its subscribers to identify common luggage problems and the best luggage brands.

Consumer Reports reviews the new Ford F-150

How does the top selling vehicle stand up to competitors?