Another year, another Consumer Reports list of influence. Unfortunately for GM, the latest model to take a jab is the beloved Chevrolet Cruze, which was also the best selling domestic compact car in America during 2011. To be on the fair side, the publication did give the Chevy Volt a nod last month.
Lordstown, Ohio is not amused. Nor should they be, as we take a look at the graphic provided through the link below. If you notice, the Honda Fit takes the cake, with CR giving it fantastic predicted reliability, and much lower operating costs per mile — even though the Cruze carries much better fuel economy numbers (33 MPG hwy to the Cruze LT’s 38 MPG). It’s puzzling, but at this point far from surprising, as CR hardly gives domestic makes any love. They probably frequent the same watering hole as the NFL committee that failed to elect Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford as a member of the NFC All Star team.
Source: Consumer Reports