Consumer Reports no longer recommends Honda Civic

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Honda Civic

0 comments 📅11 November 2016, 11:45

Consumer Reports annual Car Reliability Take the measure of is out, and yes, there are some big surprises. First and noteworthy? The venerable publication no longer recommends the Honda Civic. In certainty, aside from the walking-dead CR-Z and restricted-release Clarity fuel-cell car, the Civic is the at most Honda to miss out on CR’s prestigious nod.

At the opposite end there’s a bowl over as well – Toyota and Lexus remnants the most reliable brands on the market, but Buick cracked the top three. That’s up from seventh in year, and the first time for an American identify to stand on the Consumer Reports podium. Mazda’s in one piece lineup earned Recommended checks as wonderfully.

Consumer Reports dinged the Civic for its “infuriating” abut-screen radio, lack of driver lumbar adjustability, the little selection of cars on dealer lots tailored with Honda’s popular Sensing structure, and the company’s decision to offer LaneWatch in place of of a full-tilt blind-spot monitoring pattern. Its score? A lowly 58.

The Civic isn’t the only set someone back on his drop from CR’s Recommended ranks. The Audi A3, Ford F-150, Subaru WRX/STI, and Volkswagen Jetta, GTI, and Passat all mystified the Consumer Reports‘ checkmark. On the flipside, a number of celebrated vehicles graduated to the Recommended ranks, including the BMW X5, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, and Cruze, Hyundai Santa Fe, Porsche Macan, and Tesla Exemplar S. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the hilariously call back-prone Ford Escape getting a Recommended impede – considering the popularity of Ford’s little crossover, this is likely a coup for the brand name, as it puts the Escape on a level playing mead with the Recommended Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Nissan Rogue.

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

You can check out Consumer Reports in one piece reliability roundup, even without a cost, here.

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