Consumer Reports places Tesla 25th out of 26 brands in total in this year’s edition of its annual ranking of automotive reliability brands.
Mazda, Toyota and Lexus placed in the top three places for most reliable new cars, but Consumer Reporters noted in their analysis that brands ranked in the bottom third made “significant improvements” in 2020.
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The rankings are “based on the average reliability score expected for vehicles in the brand’s model line,” according to the analysis.
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Part of the blame for the Tesla Model Y’s reliability score is the electric manufacturer’s 29-point average. The car received just five points on CR’s 100 point scale, with most brands’ average score 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 fell behind Tesla with an average score of just eight points.
While Consumer Reports calls the Model Y, which was released in January and costs between $ 49,000 and $ 59,000, “fast, nimble and roomy,” the magazine said the electric vehicle was “plagued by the same controls. entertaining and almost as stiff as a ride like the Model 3 ”, which costs between $ 35,000 and $ 54,990.
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Model Y owners have reported issues with the vehicle, including body parts that don’t line up and poor paint jobs, according to Consumer Reports.
Tesla recalled certain 2020 Model Y vehicles in September after a software error caused the trailer’s brake lights to fail.
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