Consumer Reports no longer recommends Honda Civic

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Honda Civic

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Consumer Reports annual Car Reliability Measure is out, and yes, there are some big surprises. First and first? The venerable publication no longer recommends the Honda Civic. In experience, aside from the walking-dead CR-Z and narrow-release Clarity fuel-cell car, the Civic is the sole Honda to miss out on CR’s prestigious nod.

At the opposite end there’s a astound as well – Toyota and Lexus stay the most reliable brands on the market, but Buick cracked the top three. That’s up from seventh ultimate year, and the first time for an American sort to stand on the Consumer Reports podium. Mazda’s unexceptional lineup earned Recommended checks as nicely.

Consumer Reports dinged the Civic for its “infuriating” interfer-screen radio, lack of driver lumbar adjustability, the meagre selection of cars on dealer lots custom-made with Honda’s popular Sensing set, and the company’s decision to offer LaneWatch rather than of a full-tilt blind-spot monitoring method. Its score? A lowly 58.

The Civic isn’t the only knock someone for six drop from CR’s Recommended ranks. The Audi A3, Ford F-150, Subaru WRX/STI, and Volkswagen Jetta, GTI, and Passat all helpless the Consumer Reports‘ checkmark. On the flipside, a company of popular vehicles graduated to the Recommended ranks, including the BMW X5, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, and Cruze, Hyundai Santa Fe, Porsche Macan, and Tesla Prototype S. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the hilariously deny-prone Ford Escape getting a Recommended check up on – considering the popularity of Ford’s bantam crossover, this is likely a coup for the trade name, as it puts the Escape on a level playing pasture with the Recommended Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Nissan Rogue.

While Ford is unquestionably happy to see CR promote the Escape, the list wasn’t as obliging for every brand. For example, of the entire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles catalog, the former Chrysler 300 was the only car to score a arrest – there wasn’t a single Evade, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, or Ram on the list. That hurts. FCA isn’t by oneself at the low end, either. GMC, Jaguar Land Rover, Mini, and Mitsubishi don’t be suffering with a vehicle on CR’s list between them, while brands like Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Nissan, Lincoln, Infiniti, and Cadillac single have a few models each.

You can check out Consumer Reports full reliability roundup, even without a investment, here.


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