Tesla Model S ‘Has More Than its Share of Problems’ Says Consumer Reports

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Tesla Model S ‘Has More Than its Share of Problems’ Says Consumer Reports
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Consumer Reports may have awarded the Tesla Model S its highest recommendation ever, but the publication is acknowledging the sedan isn’t perfect. Continue Reading...

GM, Ford Tie Staff Bonuses to Vehicle Quality

GM, Ford Tie Staff Bonuses to Vehicle Quality
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General Motors and Ford are putting renewed focus on quality. Each company had its share of issues in recent years but they’re taking a similar – and probably controversial – approach to improving. Continue Reading...

Are Tesla Model S Reliability Ratings About to Plunge?

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Are Tesla Model S Reliability Ratings About to Plunge?
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Tesla’s Model S sedan scored an unprecedented “99 out of 100” from Consumer Reports last year, but the glowing endorsement from this influential publication could turn out to be short lived. Sources indicate the reliability of this car may have taken a slide. Continue Reading...

Lexus, Acura and Audi Top 2014 Consumer Reports Brand Report Card

Lexus, Acura and Audi Top 2014 Consumer Reports Brand Report Card
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Consumer Reports’ 2014 Car Brand Report Card has been published and not surprisingly luxury automakers dominate the top of this list. Continue Reading...

Top 10 New Cars with the Best Value

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Top 10 New Cars with the Best Value
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Just because a car is cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good value. Taking into account the five-year owner cost of a vehicle which factors in depreciation, fuel, insurance premiums, interest on financing, sales tax and cost for maintenance and repairs, a better picture is painted on whether or not a vehicle is a good bang… Continue Reading...

Tesla Model S Earns Recommended Rating by Consumer Reports

Tesla Model S Earns Recommended Rating by Consumer Reports
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Despite giving it a near perfect score and claiming that it was the best car it had ever tested, Consumer Reports wouldn’t recommend the Tesla Model S last year. The reason: insufficient reliability data. Continue Reading...

Lexus IS 250 and Infiniti Q50 not Recommend by Consumer Reports

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Lexus IS 250 and Infiniti Q50 not Recommend by Consumer Reports
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Like it or not Consumer Reports is an extremely influential publication. Buyers pay close attention to the products they recommend, especially when it comes to cars. If a particular vehicle fails to earn the outlet’s accolades you can bet people will shy away. Surprisingly two Japanese luxury sedans failed to make the grade. Continue Reading...

Ford Reliability: Is Quality Still ‘Job 1?’

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Ford Reliability: Is Quality Still ‘Job 1?’
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Six of the Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks on the road are Ford products. At least, that’s according to data provided by Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that tests everything from toasters to homeowner’s insurance. This lopsided result has raised a lot of questions, like: Are Blue-Oval vehicles really that troublesome or is… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks

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Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks
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Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings. Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports Blasts Honda Civic Hybrid Reliability

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Consumer Reports Blasts Honda Civic Hybrid Reliability
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Hybrid vehicles are considered a risky long-term purchase by some, with unknown reliability of hybrid batteries and worries of possible replacement costs. While those fears may be exaggerated, Consumer Reports has found some damning evidence on one particular model: the Honda Civic Hybrid. Continue Reading...