Here's the weird thing you might not know about Consumer Reports. Not only do they have an incredible test track, they're also all better drivers than any self-respecting bunch of automotive journalists should be. So let CR Auto Test Director Jake Fisher and Jalopnik EIC Matt Hardigree show you how to hoon.
Neat Stuff in Cool Cars might be Jalopnik's latest attempt at shooting car videos, but the experts at Consumer Reports have been doing this for a lot longer. Which means they can really show you what these cars are capable of doing. The Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG Wagon was an absolute beast, the BMW 228i can get wild in the corners, but the Snow King might actually be the entirely analog Volkswagen Baja Bug.
If you ever thought Consumer Reports was simply a horde of refrigerator test magnates and microwave obsessives, you were wrong. Their people can drive like hell, and they know exactly what they're talking about.