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

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 the electric car showed too many reliability issues in its latest owner survey. But another organization has its own take on... read more

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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 

2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Here's Why Electric Cars Will Succeed: Owners Just Adore Them

Imagine you're a carmaker, and you found you could build a type of vehicle that customers all absolutely adored. Not just liked. Not just said, "Yeah, it's fine, it does what... read more February 28, 2014 by 

Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports: Tesla Model S Electric Car Is 'Best Overall' Vehicle

Even car companies have reason to worry about their report cards. Consumer Reports released its annual Top Picks and Brand Report Cards today, and in a shock for traditional... read more February 25, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Already Among Top 10 Car Brands In Consumer Reports Survey

Image is vitally important to car brands. It's what makes people want your vehicles. A strong image leads to healthy brand perception, and that spreads. It even allows people... read more February 5, 2014 by 

Consumer Reports tests the Tesla Model S (video screen capture)

2013 Tesla Model S Electric Car: Consumer Reports Still In Love

Consumer Reports' love affair with the Tesla Model S electric car is proving to be more than just a casual fling. One year and 11,380 miles after taking delivery of its Model... read more January 4, 2014 by 

2013 Toyota Prius

Hybrids, Subaru, Mazda Clean Up In Consumer Reports 'Best New-Car Value' List

People buy green cars for fuel efficiency, but that's often far from their only good quality. Consumer Reports released its "Best New-Car Value" list yesterday, and there are... read more December 19, 2013 by 

IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro at the 2014 Cadillac ELR production line

Consumer Reports Verdict: 2014 Cadillac ELR 'Priced Out Of Its League'

A Cadillac badge is only worth so much. The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car is based on the Voltec system used in the Chevrolet Volt, but costs more than twice... read more December 9, 2013 by 

2013 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Customer Satisfaction Highest

Tesla might have had a bad day this week, but every cloud has a silver lining. While the NHTSA rebukes it for reporting a five-plus star crash test rating and the company... read more November 23, 2013 by 

2014 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V Loses 'Recommended' Rating From Consumer Reports

Receiving a 'Recommended' rating from the journalists at Consumer Reports isn't the only automotive accolade to aim for, but it's certainly one of the biggest. Losing that... read more October 29, 2013 by 


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