• Two main rankings of one of the best automotive manufacturers got here out on Thursday. 
  • In Client Reviews’ 2021 rating, Tesla slid 5 spots to No. 16 on account of reliability points. 
  • JD Energy’s 2021 Car Dependability Research put Tesla close to the underside of the pack. 
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Tesla acquired poor rankings in Client Reviews’ Model Report Card and JD Energy’s US Car Dependability Research, two main annual stories on one of the best automotive manufacturers that have been launched on Thursday. 

In Client Reviews’ 2021 research, Tesla dropped 5 spots to sixteenth place on account 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 assessments, however solely the Mannequin 3 acquired a excessive sufficient general rating to be advisable. 

The Tesla Mannequin 3 made it into Client Reviews’ “10 High Picks” listing, additionally launched Thursday, as considered one of 4 “Inexperienced Alternative” fashions that show good security, efficiency, reliability, and affordability together with low emissions. 

For the Model Report Card, Client Reviews evaluated 32 manufacturers based mostly on anticipated reliability, owner-satisfaction surveys, highway assessments, 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 complete, 5 non-luxury manufacturers made it into the highest 10: Mazda, Subaru, Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai. 

Consumer Reports Brand Report Card 2021

2021 Client Reviews Model Report Card.

Client Reviews


However Tesla wasn’t the one model to slip a number of spots on this 12 months’s rankings. Lincoln fell 15 spots to twenty eighth, on account 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 thirty second annual US Car Dependability Research. The report measures the variety of issues per 100 automobiles that drivers of three-year-old fashions skilled during the last 12 months. 

JD Power vehicle dependability

JD Energy 2021 US Car Dependability Research.

JD Energy


Tesla acquired a rating of 176, inserting it thirtieth out of 33 manufacturers surveyed. However JD energy could not formally listing Tesla within the rating as a result of it would not enable JD Energy to survey its house owners in 15 states, so the agency needed to go off of surveys from drivers within the different 35. 

JD Energy mentioned the industry-average rating was 121. Lexus, Porsche, Kia, and Toyota claimed the highest spots, whereas Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, and Land Rover ranked final.