Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating, Consumer Reports saysOct. 20
Consumer Reports said Tesla apparently misunderstood the "average" reliability rating the magazine assigned to the Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally "positive" for an all-new vehicle.
Toyota dominates CR reliability survey again; lots of shifts seen among other brandsOct. 19
For the fifth year in a row, Toyota and Lexus rank as the top two brands for reliability based on a survey of Consumer Reports subscribers. The rankings of the remaining 25 brands reflect a game of musical chairs, however.
Despite startup hurdles, Tesla Model 3 wins early praiseOct. 19
Tesla may be behind on internal production targets for the new Model 3, but that doesn't mean Consumer Reports hasn't predicted its reliability.
FCA rescinds 368-hp rating on 2018 Jeep Wrangler's 4-cylinderOct. 11
FCA has rescinded the information it filed with NHTSA concerning the power output of the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine it plans to put in some versions of the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
Consumers Union wants mpg ratings for heavy-duty pickupsSept. 22
Consumers Union is pressing the government to publish and require fuel-economy estimates for heavy-duty pickups, after its tests found diesel-powered trucks underperformed gasoline ones.
Tesla Model S regains top safety rating with software update, Consumer Reports saysJuly 25
Tesla provided an over-the-air update in July to its software on the Model S to include automatic emergency braking at highway speeds.
Dealership performance ratings under siegeJuly 17
A year after a New York dealership won a court battle over GM's use of sales-effectiveness ratings, the ruling's impact is still reverberating across the country.
Former interim NHTSA chief Friedman takes policy role at Consumers UnionJuly 10
David Friedman, the former interim head of NHTSA who steered the agency through the GM recall crisis, was named to a key policy post at Consumers Union.
Tesla's Model X missing out on America's voracious hunger for SUVs, crossoversMay 26
Tesla's Model S has been a hit and thousands pre-ordered the upcoming Model 3, but the Model X crossover hasn't met Elon Musk's expectations.
Tesla gets partial credit from Consumer Reports for auto-braking update May 24
Tesla has earned back half the points it lost in Consumer Reports' vehicle rankings after deploying automatic emergency braking to its recently built EVs.
Fuel economy rules drive innovationMay 8
Consumers now enjoy more choices in vehicles than ever before precisely because of fuel economy standards.
Tesla must complete brake fix to regain top safety rating, Consumer Reports saysApril 28
Tesla needs to complete fixing its Model S sedan emergency braking system to regain Consumer Reports' top safety rating. The magazine said a recent update of the technology was not enough.