Here’s something you don’t read every day: Consumer Reports actually published its latest reliability study and gave General Motors vehicles a dose of praise. Those of you that follow these things know that this occurs what seems to be as often as snowfall in Florida.
The report goes on to give high marks to The General’s latest models such as the Buick LaCrosse FWD, Chevrolet Equinox, Cadillac SRX, and the Chevrolet Camaro (when equipped with a V8 engine). In fact, the Camaro gained enough favor to be the newly recommended car of the publication. What’s more, CR also gave thumbs-up to the Chevrolet Corvette, Avalanche, and Suburban. And even though CR still claims that GM is “still far from tops in reliability,” this latest batch of news points towards a giant leap in the right direction.
Out of the four General Motors brands, Cadillac saw the most gains in improvement, jumping up seven spots from last year’s rating (this time without much controversy). Chevrolet also received an amazing grade, with 83 percent of all models receiving average or better scores in reliability, up from last year’s 50 percent.
Brands that fell to the bottom of the list include the likes of BMW, Audi and even the overpriced prestigious Mercedes-Benz – which should mean even more good news for Cadillac going forward until the next study is released.
Source: Consumer Reports