Tesla Model 3 and Model S rise in Reliability

November 21, 2019

Tesla’s love/hate relationship with Consumer Reports is getting another nudge from Cupid this week. Its bread-and-butter Model 3 and Model S sedans have rejoined CR’s ranks of “Recommended” vehicles yet again.

Over the course of the past year, the Model 3 and Model S seem to have reached an equilibrium point; the Model X, on the other hand, remains too unreliable to recommend. In fact, CR says Tesla’s crossover ranks among the least-reliable cars sold by any brand in the United States.

“The Tesla Model 3 struggled last year as the company made frequent design changes and ramped up production to meet demand,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at CR. “But as the production stabilized, we have seen improvements to the reliability of the Model 3 and S that now allow us to Recommend both models.”

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