Consumer Reports pulls off recommendation for Tesla’s Model 3, citing reliability

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Consumer Reports on Thursday yanked a recommendation for Tesla Inc’s Model 3, pointing out reliability issues, and the influential U.S. magazine turned up the pressure on other automakers to include crash-avoiding automatic braking as conventional equipment. The magazine’s decision to withdraw its recommendation for the Tesla Model 3 less than nine months after endorsing the […]

Chevrolet Bolt grabs top ‘green car’ rating from Consumer Reports

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Hyundai Motor’s Genesis brand topped the yearly ranking of new vehicles by prominent U.S. publication Consumer Reports, while General Motors’s electric Chevrolet Bolt was named leading pick for compact green car. Millions of potential automobile buyers consult the publication’s rankings, which are based upon road testing, dependability, safety and owner satisfaction ratings. Hyundai has created […]

Tesla misunderstands ‘positive’ Model 3 rating, says Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports stated on Friday that Tesla Inc had misunderstood the “average” reliability score the magazine designated to the electric automaker’s Model 3 sedan last week, calling it generally “positive” for an all-new vehicle. Tesla slammed the rating on Thursday, saying “it is important to note that Consumer Reports has not yet driven a Model […]

Consumer Reports criticizes Tesla’s ‘flawed’ Model X

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The publication, Consumer Reports’ review of Tesla’s Model X panned the all-electric SUV as a “problematic” car, blasting its “complexity”, jeopardized performance and dismal first-year reliability. The publication appeared just barely impressed by Model X’s popular “falcon-wing” doors, or by its “jet-fighter-like canopy windshield” or by the fact that the vehicle can park itself. “However […]

Consumer Reports Tells Volkswagen Should Pay Diesel Owners More

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Prominent U.S. magazine Consumer Reports advised the Justice Department to hike payment to 475,000 owners of contaminating Volkswagen diesel cars and permit owners who select a repair to reconsider. In comments submitted on Friday on the proposed contract, the publication stated the buyback offer undervalues market prices and advised the usage of values that “would […]