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Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports' view of Tesla Model X: 'fast but flawed'

Consumer Reports has an interesting relationship with Tesla electric cars: it's complicated. The magazine initially praised the Tesla Model S, but pulled its "recommended" rating after reliability issues cropped up. It has also become one of the loudest critics of Tesla's Autopilot system... read more

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Consumer Reports urges higher VW diesel buyback amounts

Last month, a federal judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement covering Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software. That settlement... read more August 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports slams Tesla on Autopilot: 'too much, too soon'

Writers at the respected Consumer Reports were enthusiastic fans of the Tesla Model S electric car they bought and drove for more than a year, using enthusiastic language... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV: so about those falcon doors ...

It's unusual for a CEO to express doubts about a new vehicle he's just launching—especially if it's only the company's third-ever vehicle. But at a January presentation... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3

Consumer Reports: avoid buying used 2014 BMW i3 electric cars

The BMW i3 electric car has been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, meaning some of the earliest examples are now likely turning up on used-car lots. So does BMW's radical... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests Tesla Model S "Summon"

Tesla Adds Safety Provisions To 'Summon' Self-Driving Feature

Tesla is deploying software modifications for its "Summon" autonomous-driving feature in response to criticism from Consumer Reports. After testing the system on its own... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis   [photo: Martin Gillet via Flickr]

Two-Thirds of Earliest Tesla Drivetrains To Need Replacement In 60,000 Miles, Owner Data Suggests

With almost 100,000 on the world's roads, the Tesla Model S electric car is a remarkable achievement. It remains the longest-range electric car in volume production more than... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Reliability, Take Two: Are Newer Owners Less Tolerant?

Tesla's stellar reputation was somewhat tarnished earlier this week with the news that Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for the Model S. The magazine said... read more October 23, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S: Too Many Problems To Recommend, Consumer Reports Says

Every honeymoon comes to an end sooner or later, and so it was with Consumer Reports and its former paramour, the Tesla Model S electric car. As part of its yearly... read more October 21, 2015 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

VW Diesel Acceleration, Fuel Economy Fall Without 'Cheat Mode' (Video)

As Volkswagen works overtime to figure out what changes it will make to 482,000 TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with a "cheat mode" that let them comply with emission rules... read more October 12, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S P85D Lauded By Consumer Reports, 'Breaks' Rating System

The Tesla Model S P85D, the highest-performance and most expensive version of the all-electric luxury sedan, has earned even more plaudits and compliments from Consumer... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
2012 Nissan Leaf

Consumer Reports: Used Nissan Leafs Can Be A Good Value

The Nissan Leaf went on sale in December 2010, meaning increasing numbers of the first cars delivered to customers are nearing the ends of their leases. So the Leaf is... read more July 16, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S 'Best Overall' Again In 2015

Well, Tesla Motors seems to have done it again. For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports has named the Tesla Model S its "Best Overall" vehicle to buy for 2015. DON'T... read more February 25, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Consumer Reports Rates Tesla Service Tops Among Carmakers

The Tesla Model S electric car has received plenty of praise from Consumer Reports, and now Tesla's repair service turns out to get high marks too. The Silicon Valley... read more February 4, 2015 by


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports Customer Satisfaction Index, Again

More than two years after its launch, it seems owners are still in love with the Tesla Model S electric car. The Tesla sedan topped Consumer Reports' annual customer... read more December 4, 2014 by


 

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