Consumer Reports ranked Tesla 25th out of 26 brands in this year’s edition of the annual ranking of car reliability brands.
Mazda, Toyota and Lexus ranked in the top three for the most reliable new cars, but Consumer Reporters noted in its analysis that brands in the bottom third made “significant improvements” in 2020.
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The ranking is “based on the average predicted reliability score for vehicles of the brand’s model range,” according to the analysis.
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The reliability score of the Tesla Model Y is partly to blame for the electric manufacturer’s average of 29 points. The car received only five points on the 100-point scale of the CR, and the average score for most brands is between 41 and 60 points.
Model 3 received the highest score with 53 points; The Tesla X and S models followed with 31 and 26 points, respectively. Lincoln lags behind Tesla with an average rating of only eight points.
While Consumer Reports described the Model Y, which was released in January and costing between $ 49,000 and $ 59,000, as “fast, agile and spacious,” the magazine said the electric vehicle was “tortured with the same distraction and almost as hard as drive like the Model 3, “which costs between $ 35,000 and $ 54,990.
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Owners of the Model Y reported problems with the vehicle, including non-aligned body parts and poor painting tasks, according to Consumer Reports.
Tesla recalled some 2020 vehicles in September after a software error damaged the trailer’s brake lights
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