Books & Reports

Introducing…The Car Book 2019

For thirty-nine years, the Center for Auto Safety has published The Car Book, America’s Most Comprehensive Car-Buying Guide.  The Car Book is now even more convenient and accessible—we’ve made it available online. Now, you can have all the most important make and model information at your disposal with just a click of the mouse—or fingertip.

Each year, the Center collaborates with the legendary Jack Gillis to provide a thorough look at everything—the good and the bad—that each year’s fleet has to offer. The Car Book Online is full of all the facts that you need to make an informed purchase of a vehicle this year, including:

  • crash test ratings;
  • rollover ratings;
  • maintenance costs;
  • fuel economy information;
  • insurance costs;
  • lemon ratings;
  • reliability by make and model;
  • insights on the best safety and electronic add-ons;
  • ratings on used car models for the past five years;
  • and information about lots electric vehicle options.

If you’re a Center for Auto Safety member who has already renewed membership for 2019, then good news! You have access to The Car Book Online right now. Just visit TheCarBook.com and register with your membership number, which was mailed to you. If you have lost your membership number, please email us for support. And if you have been waiting to renew your membership, don’t wait any longer. Renew today to support automotive safety and gain instant access to The Car Book 2019.

Not a member, but still want online access to The Car BookClick here and you can choose to gain year-long Car Bookaccess by making a tax-deductible contribution to join the Center, or if you only need a month’s worth that’s available for $9.99. Before you decide, you can take The Car Book for a test drive by visiting TheCarBook.com. You’ll be sold!

As always, print copies The Car Book 2019 are available, while they last, for those who would prefer them. Click here to purchase a physical copy of The Car Book and support the Center for Auto Safety.

What Others Are Saying About The Car Book 2019

Forbes

newly published consumer guide aims to help car buyers make safe and smart choices… The guide includes in-depth ratings for new models in each vehicle category: crash test ratings; comparative complaint ratings; crash test ratings; rollover ratings; maintenance costs; lemon ratings; fuel economy ratings; insurance costs; reliability ratings; and insights into safety and luxury add-ons.

Listen to Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center, discuss The Car Book 2019 and other automotive safety issues on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. 

The 2018 Car Book is chock-full of all the information you need to make an informed car buying decision. 

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Check out the 2018 Best Bets here.

The Car Book presents the latest safety ratings, dealer prices, fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance costs, tires, as well as a chart of state lemon laws. $29.00 (Canada & Overseas: $39.00)

The Center processes Car Book orders through the Independent Charities of America secure Give2Charity program. To purchase the 2017 Car Book, click here or on the Give2Charity logo below, enter the number you want in the “Comment” area, and enter the total price in the “Amount in US Dollars” box. You may have the Car Book shipped to a different address or person using the Comment” area.

The 2017 Car Book is better than ever – and it’s loaded with all the latest information for you about…

…crash tests,
…rollover ratings
…maintenance costs,
…fuel economy, insurance costs, and
…lemon ratings & reliability by make and model.
…insights on the best new electronic safety features to order.
…update reviews of the newest electric vehicles.

Foreword
2017 Car Book “Best Bets”

NEWS
Latest Vehicle Rankings Put a Surprise at Top of List
These cars earn 2017 “Best Bet” ratings

Which cars are the safest? It’s hard to tell from the government’s ratings

Check out our updated and expanded guide to buying a new 2017 model — car, van, truck or SUV.

The Car Book presents the latest safety ratings, dealer prices, fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance costs, tires, as well as a chart of state lemon laws. $29.00 (Canada & Overseas: $39.00)

The Center processes Car Book orders through the Independent Charities of America secure Give2Charity program. To purchase the 2017 Car Book, click here or on the Give2Charity logo below, enter the number you want in the “Comment” area, and enter the total price in the “Amount in US Dollars” box. You may have the Car Book shipped to a different address or person using the Comment” area.

The Car Book 2016

Foreword by Clarence Ditlow

2016 Car Book “Best Bets”

Which cars are the safest? It’s hard to tell from the government’s ratings

The Center processes Car Book orders through the Independent Charities of America secure Give2Charity program. To purchase Car Books, click the Give2Charity logo below.   Enter the number of Car Books you would like in the Comment Box, and the total price in the Amount in US Dollars box. You may have the Car Book shipped to a different address or person using the Comment Box.


Sudden Acceleration

You get in your car, turn on the engine put it into gear, and suddenly, without warning, the car takes off at full throttle and you crash. This book, “Sudden Acceleration,” tells you about this serious defect, how the auto companies covered up what they knew and how the government failed to find this defect in repeated investigations. (2003) $25.00 The Center processes all publication orders through the Independent Charities of America secure Give2Charity program. To purchase a publication, click the Give2Charity logo below and enter the name of the publication and the number you want in the comment box.


The Car Book 2015

Foreword by Clarence Ditlow

2015 Car Book “Best Bets”

Which cars are the safest? It’s hard to tell from the government’s ratings

The updated and expanded guide to buying a new 2015 model — car, van, truck or SUV. The Car Book presents the latest safety ratings, dealer prices, fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance costs, tires, as well as a chart of state lemon laws. $29.00 (Canada & Overseas: $39.00)

The Center processes Car Book orders through the Independent Charities of America secure Give2Charity program. To purchase Car Books, click the Give2Charity logo below and enter the number you want in the Comment Box and the total price in the Amount in US Dollars box. You may have the Car Book shipped to a different address or person using the Comment Box.