Tesla tumbled down Consumer Reports’ latest automotive brand rankings, while the Ford Mustang Mach-E replaced the Model 3 as CR’s top-rated EV.
Tesla fell seven spots to 23rd overall in the 2022 CR automotive brand rankings released Thursday. CR said that was mainly due to thein the Model S and Model X, which lowered their road-test scores.
The Model 3 remains the lone Tesla recommended by CR, but it’s no longer the publication’s top EV pick. While the Model 3 is “still a great choice,”
2022 Tesla Model 3
Alongside the Mach-E, the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime were jointly ranked, while the Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid was the top-ranked two-row SUV.
The Model 3 seems to be an exception to generally poor Tesla scores in CR testing and surveys. The sedan was, and the year before, when CR reported Tesla as a brand. But the publication also recently cautioned that Model Y reliability was “ .”
CR has noted that paradoxically EVs remain—due mostly to the new tech they tend to pack in. It’s not just Tesla; the publication noted problems with EVs from many other brands—from faulty Audi E-Tron display screens to Chevrolet Bolt EV drive unit failure—in its most recent reliability survey.