But it's important to read the small print.
Complaints cause Consumer Reports to drop its Recommended rating.
Buick saw the biggest drop of 29 brands.
It'll unveil its 'master brand' in early 2019.
Models X and S fare poorly, but Model 3 retains 'recommended' rating
Honda investigating 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder issue.
Super Cruise also beats Nissan and Volvo; test shows these systems create risks.
The G70 sports sedan launches this summer.
Consumer group lobbies Tesla to fix fatal flaws in Autopilot.
Over-the-air update fixed ABS software issue
Tesla is making good on its promise to improve the Model 3's braking through a firmware upgrade. Elon Musk has confirmed that a fix for the EV's inconsistent brake performance started reaching cars on May 25th. The update should reduce the braking distance by about 20 feet for "repeated heavy braking events," according to the exec. That's no doubt meant to help reviewers like those at Consumer Reports (whose less-than-flattering review prompted the update), but something tells us that drivers wo
Consumer Reports has said it will retest the Tesla Model 3 it purchased to confirm that a promised firmware update to the braking system corrects the poor and inconsistent emergency stopping distances the publication reported.
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted late on Monday there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will be rolling out in a few days.
The Tesla Model 3 has finally been making its way into the eager hands of owners, and since Tesla hasn't been providing test vehicles to the press (as every other car manufacturer does), publications have been relying on those owners to lend or rent them their cars for evaluation purposes. We did just that for our Tesla Model 3 First Drive.
Lots of interesting surprises on this year's list
There seems to be a problem with J.D. Power's methodology.
Owners also ranked Tesla's Model S tops in a satisfaction survey.
"Average" didn't seem to please Tesla.
Plus, it costs a lot less.