ROC Rank: Sophomore
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Southside Virginia
Model Year: 2017
Color: Lunar Silver Metalic
I've gone down the rabbit hole before defending Consumer Reports.
CR does make mistakes but you can mostly trust their road test/reviews, observations, and recommendations, IMO.
Some want to forget that CR blind purchases ALL their test vehicles and accepts no advertising unlike other publications (Car & Driver, Motor Trend, Popular Mechanics, US News etc.)
Do not forget that CR was instrumental in getting ABS systems on all vehicles.
They also advocated for electronic stability control although its not on every new car-truck-SUV yet; it becomes mandatory next year.
CR was also totally responsible for the introduction of rollover testing.
Currently they are advocating for forward collision auto braking systems for every new car.
1966 Corvair Convertible, 1967 VW Camper, 1976 VW Rabbit, 1981 Mazda RX 7, 1983 Mazda 626,
1986 Isuzu Trooper, 1989 Nissan Pathfinder, 1995 Toyota T100 SR 5, 2006 Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Tundra Crew Cab,
2010 Toyota Venza 4 cyl., 2015 Mazda CX 5 GT
2017 Silver RTL-E