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2015 Chevrolet Trax sport-cute comes up short


The Trax belongs to the fast-growing subcompact SUV class, a dress-size smaller than, say, a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

Sling TV First Look


Less than three weeks after Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton announced the company’s new $20 per month, Internet-based streaming TV service, and a few weeks before its public launch (Sling hasn't set an exact launch date yet, but has assured us it's coming soon), we got an invitation to try out Sling TV.

Best ways to get rid of medication


Until recently, the only approved way to dispose of expired or leftover opioid painkillers, such as Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin, was to flush them down the toilet or wait for a drug take-back day nearby.

Hits and misses in the world of car tires


Car tires are a big deal, and they are big business. Each year, nearly 3 billion miles are put on tires in the United States, and there are 11,000 tire-related crashes, with 200 fatalities.

5 Tips for deciding whether to shop online or in the store

When it comes to getting the best price when you go shopping, don't assume that a retailer charges the same prices in the store as it does online.

Freshened 2015 Lincoln Navigator shows its truck roots


With each passing redesign, freshening, and advertising campaign, Lincoln tries to reposition the brand so it appeals to younger buyers than its traditional AARP members.

Mr. Coffee gets smart but in a goofy way

The very notion of the connected home implies a bevy of devices, fixtures, and appliances that you can control remotely to improve your life in some meaningful way.

It's not too late to score Super Bowl XLIX tickets

For most fans looking for Super Bowl XLIX tickets, this year’s game in Glendale, Arizona, between the the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks might as well be played on the moon.

Expanding access to community college could be a game changer

The high cost of higher education is a huge burden for students and their families. And at a time when more jobs in today’s economy require at least some college experience, the rising prices of college—encompassing tuition, housing, food, books, transportation, and more—are affecting more Americans.

Government pushes autonomous braking technology

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday that the government will be adding two high-tech braking technologies to the list of safety gear it recommends to car shoppers: crash-imminent braking (CIB), also known as autobrake or autonomous braking; and dynamic brake support (DBS), a smart brake assist.

When it comes to the Super Bowl, Americans throw a few penalty flags

What’s not to like about the Super Bowl, that annual early-February football fiesta? Apparently a lot, according to a recent nationally representative survey of 1,015 Americans conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

Kitchen faucets that combine flexibility with finesse


Pullout faucets, which are ideal for rinsing dishes and spraying down the sink, have become fairly commonplace.

What does DeflateGate have to do with your tires?

You might have heard about air disappearing from footballs, but it’s no mystery that air does vanish from your tires. All tires tend to leak over time—some models more than others, as we found in a year-test.

Do you need the Walmart Direct2Cash tax-refund service?

Walmart's announcement earlier this week that it would offer a faster, less expensive way for taxpayers to get their state and IRS tax refund in cash sounds promising, particularly for those who lack bank accounts.

$25 TurboTax rebate might not satisfy irate users

Intuit, the maker of tax software giant TurboTax, has announced it will provide certain buyers of its desktop tax software a $25 rebate.

5 reasons to skip saw palmetto pills for enlarged prostate


Constantly rushing to the bathroom is a common complaint among among the millions of men who develop an enlarged prostate gland, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Modern, high-tech Jeep Renegade takes on track and trail


Close your ears, 4x4 hard-liners. The newest Jeep, the small Renegade, is an Italian job, and a pretty clever heist.

T-Mobile’s vows to end bad-credit phone pricing

Mobile carriers have a habit of advertising deals for which only customers with stellar credit scores to qualify.

The pizza oven you'd buy if you could afford it

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas features the latest appliances, but most are not fully set up to run in the convention center.

The best and worst home improvement shows


When they’re not hard at work in the labs or out in the field, the many testers, editors, writers, and market analysts from Consumer Reports’ Home team can often be found catching up on their favorite home improvement shows—or shouting at the TV during the ones they like the least.


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