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...

Mercedes GL350 BlueTec Stumbles in Emergency Handling Test: Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports recently put the redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTec to the test and found its emergency-handling performance concerning. Continue Reading...

Are American Cars Reliable, And Does it Even Matter?

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Are American Cars Reliable, And Does it Even Matter?
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It’s 2013, but stereotypes of American vehicles from the ‘70s still linger in the automotive industry, with buyers wondering if domestic cars can ever be as reliable as imports. Continue Reading...

Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports

Cadillac CUE Flawed, Not to Point of Failure: Consumer Reports
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Generally regarded as an unbiased product information source, Consumer Reports criticized Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system in its critique of the new XTS sedan, which missed out on a “recommended” score, but why?  Continue Reading...
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