The US consumer organization Consumer Reports recently compiled a ranking that shows the reliability of various car brands. Both conventional cars and e-cars were examined in the test, yes Tesla did surprisingly poorly. A total of 28 car brands were tested, with Tesla finishing in 27th place. But how can that be?
Tesla: Criticism of reliability
Consumer Reports ranking is based on consumer surveys, selecting only brands that had enough data for an accurate comparison. In addition, two models from one brand were always tested.
But the result shows that drivers were not very satisfied with Tesla, like electric cars in general. E-SUVs in particular performed poorly. The reason given by the consumer organization is also surprising: It should be due to the over-full equipment.
Since Tesla cars have so many gadgets and high-tech functions, the overall result is that the susceptibility to errors increases. However, that doesn’t mean that a Tesla car is particularly unreliable. The many systems seem to rather prevent the vehicle from approaching the reliability of the front seats.
The ranking at a glance
Not only did Tesla not fare well in a comparison of the brands, Mercedes (23rd place) and VW (24th place) also performed poorly. According to Giga, Audi and BMW are in the middle of the ranking, while Mini is the best German brand in 10th place. Lexus is in first place, Mazda in second and Toyota in third place. All three car brands achieved a maximum of 76 out of 100 points, Tesla reached 25. Amazingly, last place was taken by Lincoln. The car brand is used to drive the US presidents.
Source: Consumer Reports, Giga