In order to gain access to Consumer Reports online, a person must purchase a subscription. As of 2015, the subscription rates are $30 for the year or $6.95 monthly. If a person subscribes to the magazine, the cost is $20 a year for online access.
When paying for a subscription to Consumer Reports online, a person gains access to more than 7,000 product reviews by independent experts. In addition, the site offers subscribers the ability to compare products and read user reviews. Subscribers also have access to the Consumer Reports Ratings mobile app and brand and reliability information on most appliances, cars and electronics on the market.