Tesla tanks on Consumer Reports reliability study

Tesla tanks on Consumer Reports reliability study

Consumer Reports issued its annual auto reliability rankings on Wednesday. Consumer Reports said it received more than 500,000 responses to its annual survey this year, covering 300 models from 2000 to 2018. The ranking is a drop of six places for the company compared to last year's list. The rankings were announced before the Automotive Press Association in Detroit Wednesday.

For many auto shoppers, Consumer Reports' reliability testing amounts to a starting point in buying a vehicle.

Ford Motor. Ford is down three spots from a year ago at No. 18, chiefly due to problems with the infotainment system in the Fusion midsize sedan.

Buick was listed right below Ford. Lincoln, Dodge, Jeep, Chevy, and Chrysler are ranked between 20 and 24, while GMC, Ram, Tesla, and Cadillac are in positions 25 to 28.

Asian brands took the top five spots and 11 of the top 15. Mercedes-Benz -3 18. Ford -3 19.

Volvo ranked dead last. Buick's Enclave was the most reliable vehicle the brand had until the redesign, and now it's the worst, dragging down Buick's score, Fisher said. "That's why we conduct this exhaustive survey each year-to equip people with the trustworthy information they need to make confident choices, which in turn helps drive the market toward even greater reliability".

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The cars that came out on top as the most reliable were the Lexus GX, Toyota Prius C, and Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Consumer Reports said when automakers introduce new technology, it can take several model years to get it working correctly.

A Tesla spokeswoman said some Model S owners experienced suspension issues, mostly in 2017, and said the problem stemmed from a supplier and has been addressed by the automaker.

While the Tesla Model S appears very similar physically to the auto that launched six years ago, Tesla has made many significant mechanical and software changes over the past few years. On the flip side, the Model 3 sedan has "Average" predicted reliability based on owner feedback. Sixteen models, including the Chevy Suburban, Lincoln Continental and Volkswagen Golf, gained recommendations amid improved reliability. Acura also had a strong showing as the Honda-owned brand jumped six spots to No. 13.

Kia drops two spots but remained in the top-ten as its all-new Stinger hatchback rates "Average" for reliability, as was the Sportage.

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