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 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 Book? Click here and you can choose to gain year-long Car Book access 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 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


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. 

Learn more about past editions of The Car Book and our other reports here.

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