Consumer Reports Behind the Scenes - Click above to watch video after the jump

Admittedly, the crew from Consumer Reports hangs out in a different slice of the automotive spectrum than we do. While we can't seem to wrap our minds around why every driver doesn't want rear-wheel drive, diesel-powered wagon with a manual cogbox and roll-up windows, CR knows the Hows and Whys of what people actually look for in a vehicle. They spend hours upon hours testing every make and model of vehicle imaginable – all of which are bought from dealers instead of borrowed from press fleets. If you want the bare-bones, honest take on what a car, truck or SUV is like to live with, these guys have the answers.

Consumer Reports has gone through the trouble of releasing a video that shows off exactly what goes into their testing process, including some antics on the organization's sprawling test track. The quick clip even lends a glimpse into some of the high-tech data acquisition devices used to churn out the publication's braking numbers – too cool.

Hit the jump to take a look at the video for yourself.

[Source: Consumer Reports]

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