No Longer Recommended by Consumer Reports: Tesla Model 3, Chrysler 300, and Others
Tesla Model 3, Chrysler 300 among Cars No Longer ‘Recommended’ Based On New Reliability Findings
Vehicles from BMW, Genesis and Lincoln Regain CR Recommendation
YONKERS, NY — The Tesla Model 3 and Chrysler 300 are among the six cars that can no longer be “Recommended” by Consumer Reports (CR) due to declining reliability, the organization announced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., before the respected Washington Automotive Press Association.
Predicted reliability is a key element in CR’s Overall Score, which is calculated by combining a vehicle’s performance in the organization’s road tests; reliability and owner satisfaction ratings drawn from CR’s exclusive Auto Survey; the inclusion of blind spot warning and frontal crash prevention systems with pedestrian detection; and, if available, results from government and insurance-industry crash tests. Only vehicles with the highest Overall Scores in their category earn the distinction of CR “Recommended.” Declining reliability caused the Overall Scores of these vehicles to fall below that threshold. The Dodge Charger, Acura RDX, BMW 5 Series, and Volkswagen Tiguan also lost their CR Recommendation.