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Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 better, still needs improvement, says Consumer Reports

The magazine Consumer Reports has been one of the most vocal critics of Tesla's Autopilot driver-assistance system. It has called for Tesla to disable Autopilot's automated-steering feature, calling the technology "too much, too soon." It also called on Tesla to stop using the "Autopilot" name... read more

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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

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla News: Model S Warranty, Gigafactory Fight, New Roadster Battery (VIDEO)

The Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Motors seems to be in the news almost every day. Over the last two weeks, the company faced fallout over glitches in early Model S... read more August 20, 2014 by

2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Glitches Modulate Consumer Reports Praise For Tesla Model S Electric Car

Since it purchased its 2012 Tesla Model S, Consumer Reports has basically adored its electric luxury car. But could the love affair be ending? As problems have gradually... read more August 13, 2014 by

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Used Toyota, Ford Hybrids Score Well In Consumer Reports' Best Used Car List

There are many reasons to recommend a hybrid car--the easy driving experience, the gas mileage, even the shove of an electrically-assisted engine in some sportier models. But... read more March 19, 2014 by


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