- Two main rankings of the very best automotive manufacturers got here out on Thursday.
- In Shopper Reviews’ 2021 rating,
Teslaslid 5 spots to No. 16 as a consequence of reliability points.
- JD Energy’s 2021 Car Dependability Examine put Tesla close to the underside of the pack.
Tesla obtained poor rankings in Shopper Reviews’ Brand Report Card and JD Power’s US Vehicle Dependability Study, two main annual experiences on the very best automotive manufacturers that had been launched on Thursday.
In Shopper Reviews’ 2021 research, Tesla dropped 5 spots to 16th place as a consequence of reliability issues with the Mannequin S, Mannequin Y, and Mannequin X. The nonprofit analysis group famous that Teslas get excessive scores in proprietor satisfaction and its highway exams, however solely the Model 3 obtained a excessive sufficient total rating to be really helpful.
The Tesla Mannequin three made it into Shopper Reviews’ “10 Top Picks” record, additionally launched Thursday, as one in every of 4 “Inexperienced Selection” fashions that show good security, efficiency, reliability, and affordability together with low emissions.
For the Model Report Card, Shopper Reviews evaluated 32 manufacturers based mostly on anticipated reliability, owner-satisfaction surveys, highway exams, security options, and crash-test outcomes.
Mazda took the highest spot, besting many costlier luxurious manufacturers together with final 12 months’s winner, Porsche. In whole, 5 non-luxury manufacturers made it into the highest 10: Mazda, Subaru, Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai.
However Tesla wasn’t the one model to slip a number of spots on this 12 months’s rankings. Lincoln fell 15 spots to 28th, as a consequence of below-average reliability for the redesigned Aviator and Corsair SUVs.
JD Energy, the influential market analysis firm, included Tesla for the primary time this 12 months in its 32nd annual US Car Dependability Examine. The report measures the variety of issues per 100 autos that drivers of three-year-old fashions skilled over the past 12 months.
Tesla obtained a rating of 176, putting it 30th out of 33 manufacturers surveyed. However JD energy could not formally record Tesla within the rating as a result of it does not enable JD Energy to survey its homeowners in 15 states, so the agency needed to go off of surveys from drivers within the different 35.
JD Energy stated the industry-average rating was 121. Lexus, Porsche, Kia, and Toyota claimed the highest spots, whereas Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, and Land Rover ranked final.