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Published: November 2017

Cover Story

Eat Smarter, Eat Healthier
What you need to know about sugar, salt, fat, and gluten.
 • How Food Packaging Claims Can Fool You
Foods may not be as healthy as they appear. What to watch for.
 • 3 Ways to Raise a Healthy Eater
Getting children to enjoy healthier foods may be as simple as putting a few key changes in place.
 • Quiz: Healthy or Not? Test Your Food IQ
What you need to know to make healthier choices.
 • More Chain Restaurants Move to Limit Antibiotics in Meat Production
A new report finds major changes in policies, especially with chicken.


Your Next TV Will Probably Have 4K With HDR. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Hint: Not all TVs do HDR right.
 • Where to Watch 4K Content With HDR
The shows and movies are mainly on streaming services.

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
The air in your house can be five times more polluted than the air outside, but CR’s advice can help you clear the air.
 • 13 Ways to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution
Easy habits to bust the dust.

Product Updates

Countertop Appliances That Make Fast Work of Fresh, Healthy Meals
CR put some innovative ones to the test to help you decide which deserve a place in your kitchen.
 • Battle of the Look-Alike Blenders: Vitamix 5200 vs. Kalorik 1500 Series Pro
CR pits a high-end blender against a low-cost copycat.
 • Can the Philips Airfryer Conquer the Fear of Frying?
This countertop appliance cooks with less oil.
 • Food-Prep Face-Off: All-Clad Prep & Cook vs. Bellini Kitchen Master
Can cutting-edge food choppers live up to the promises?
Make Dinner in a Snap With the Instant Pot
CR finds out whether this popular cooker lives up to the claims.

Road Report

Winter Driving Survival Guide
How to prepare for slippery, potentially dangerous winter driving.
 • Expert Tips for Safe Winter Car Trips
Patience, preparation, and anticipation will help keep you safe in snow and ice.
 • 7 Car Features That Take the Sting Out of Winter Driving
The options and accessories that add convenience, comfort, and safety.
Best All-Wheel-Drive Cars and SUVs
Readers report on performance in snowy conditions.

2018 Audi Q5 Review
More gusto, better efficiency, and a smoother ride.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review
Defined by style and heritage, this new model is rewarding to drive but hamstrung by ergonomic flaws and reliability concerns.

2018 Jaguar XE Review
It’s fun to drive, but the XE trails its competitors when it comes to luxury and refinement.

2017 Land Rover Discovery Review
This SUV enjoys unparalleled cachet, but it isn’t truly a class act.


From Our President: A Diet of Good Information
Consumer Reports brings its scientific expertise to bear on healthful nutrition.

Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace.

Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers.

The November 2017 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company’s experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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