Lexus leads Consumer Reports auto reliability survey, Volvo bottom

Most reliable cars: Tesla Model S plunges in Consumer Reports ranking

A Tesla spokeswoman said some Model S owners experienced suspension issues, mostly in 2017, and said the problem stemmed from a supplier and has been addressed by the automaker.

"We're finding a pattern of poor reliability in these because the manufacturers simply haven't worked out all the bugs", says Consumer Reports' Mike Quincy. Consumer Reports said the poor rating is largely due to a problematic infotainment system that is included in models such as the XC60, XC90 and S90. But reliability for some key models from Detroit has risen over the past year, allowing CR to "Recommend" them. The Blue Oval was immediately followed by General Motors' Buick, which fell out of the top 10.

American brands accounted for nine of the 10 least reliable brands, and none placed in the top 15. Lincoln and Dodge were the only domestic automakers to improve (2 and 3 places, respectively), while Jeep, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ram and Cadillac all went down in this year's rankings, occupying a solid chunk of the lower half of the survey's rankings - in fact, every domestic automaker was in the bottom half of the survey this year.

Lexus was named most reliable. Buick has it the worst of all, dropping 11 places to 19th overall. The Lincoln brand came in at No. 20, although its reintroduced Lincoln Continental model was recommended for reliability.

The latest rankings also showed that Mazda Motor Corp.'s Mazda brand jumped from 12th to third and Subaru Corp.'s Subaru rose from sixth to fourth.

Trump says Saudis staged 'worst cover-up ever' on Khashoggi
The men suspected of murdering the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be allowed to enter the UK, Theresa May has said. Trump told The Wall Street Journal , "Well, the prince is running things over there more so at this stage".

The Infiniti brand also rebounds slightly, with the Q50 getting an "Average" score and the QX60 improving to "Above Average".

The domestic brands largely were plagued by problems with newly introduced models, Fisher said.

Many Tesla owners are diehard fanatics, so it wouldn't surprise me if they just called this "fake news" and moved on quickly. However, Acura seems to have worked out recent trouble spots with its new transmissions and infotainment systems.

Mazda, Subaru and Kia round out the top five. The G80 has "Above Average" reliability, and the G90 is below average, with reported problems in the area of body hardware and power equipment. The magazine predicts the reliability of future models based on surveys of its subscribers, who own or lease over 500,000 vehicles from the 2000-2017 model years.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bad Santa! Amazon shares tumble after disappointing Christmas forecast
Oct 27, 2018 - 03:19
Overall revenue rose 21 percent to $33.74 billion, missing analysts' estimate by about $310 million, according to Refinitiv data. The Street wanted to hear $73.79 billion, but Amazon forecast between $66.5 billion and $72.5 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Administration Monitoring Second Migrant Caravan Forming in Central America
Oct 27, 2018 - 02:10
By Saturday night, only a thousand were left waiting on the bridge, while the others were on Mexican land, unauthorized. Majority are from Honduras and some had tied Honduran flags to their backpacks as they got ready to cross into Mexico.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pence Won't Rule Out Nukes in Space
Oct 26, 2018 - 02:12
The US President promised to return the United States to the moon and to reach Mars. The White House has said it will release plans for the Space Force early next year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea boss Sarri tells Alonso: You can be best in Europe
Oct 26, 2018 - 02:11
The hat-trick is the first by a Chelsea player in Europe since Didier Drogba's against Levski Sofia in 2006. The England midfielder said : "I'm in a totally different frame of mind this season".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Multiple people shot, at least 1 reportedly dead at Kentucky Kroger
Oct 26, 2018 - 01:47
Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers confirmed the deaths, saying one fatality was inside the Kroger store and the other outside. Video taken by a store owner showed the suspect wandering around the parking lot as bystanders shouted his location to police.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing phones
Oct 26, 2018 - 01:36
Apple later released a fix to the problem, iOS 10.2.1, but consumers weren't warned that it would throttle CPUs on older devices. Again, neither companies disclosed users this was happening nor did they provide any way restore the original functionality.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Average Ont. family of 4 to receive $307 in carbon tax rebates
Oct 26, 2018 - 01:28
"While conservative governments are wasting time in court, we will be reducing pollution across the country now", Carr said. Premier Scott Moe railed against the plan, saying it is " most certainly not an environmental policy at this point in time".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Megyn Kelly Will Reportedly Cease Hosting NBC Morning Show
Oct 26, 2018 - 00:36
She was dropped by her talent agency. "'Megyn" is the spelling on my birth certificate", Kelly told the website said in 2009. All of this points toward a likely exit from NBC by Kelly, who has found it hard to maintain a loyal constituency.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Broncos cut backup QB Chad Kelly after trespassing arrest
Oct 25, 2018 - 07:21
Broncos GM John Elway met with Kelly following the incident and ultimately made a decision to release him Wednesday morning. NFL Network's James Palmer reported that Kelly had been attending teammate Von Miller's Halloween party before the arrest.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jordan Henderson suffers injury setback ahead of Liverpool Champions League tie
Oct 25, 2018 - 06:45
The Egypt worldwide struggled to find his best form at the start of the season after a wonderful debut campaign for the Reds. The team's big loss came after Red Star was able to hold group-leading Napoli to a 0-0 draw on the first matchday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot
Oct 25, 2018 - 06:11
The No. 1 population state of California is second in Mega Millions winners with six, while IL is third with four winners. And speaking of Powerball: That game's next drawing is Wednesday, for an estimated jackpot of $ 620 million .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Poker Players Go Wild For $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot
Oct 25, 2018 - 05:57
The estimated prize for Powerball's annuity option in tonight's drawing is $620 million, with a cash prize of $354.3 million. Both locations will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning tickets, according to a statement from Mega Millions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Utah athlete killed on campus, suspect found dead
Oct 24, 2018 - 17:46
Lauren McCluskey was found dead near campus housing Monday after police responded to a report of an attempted abduction . Cops identified her killer as Melvin Rowland, 37, a registered sex offender with whom she had a previous relationship .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alex Iwobi grateful for guidance from ‘world class’ Mesut Ozil
Oct 24, 2018 - 17:01
The Nigerian youngster pointed to Ozil's leadership as a big reason he has developed so well at Arsenal. Ozil was captain on Monday night and led from the front despite a hard summer with Germany.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says Saudi writer Khashoggi is likely dead as he threatens consequences
Oct 24, 2018 - 16:34
Investigators have already conducted two searches of the consulate and a nine-hour search of the consul's residence this week. Khashoggi, a United States resident and Washington Post columnist, was a critic of the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.