Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 2014 Consumer Reports: Looking for a New Vehicle?




Every April issue of Consumer Reports magazine is devoted to automobiles, new and used.  The 2014 top picks include two Honda and two Subaru models, as well as models from Tesla, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Hyundai, and Chrysler.

This year's ratings section compares over 260 new vehicles, from subcompacts to SUVs.  The vehicles are rated on road test scores, fuel economy, reliability, and more.

The used cars section includes an article on reliable used cars for every budget, and an article with tips for used-car buying.

To go along with the vehicle ratings, this issue features an article on the top tires (in seven categories). One especially interesting article is on the feasibility of self-driving cars, and how the crash-avoidance systems in some of today's cars are just the beginning.

Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.

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