Toyota Tundra Cleans Up on 2013 Consumer Reports Reliability Rankings
The December 2013 issue of Consumer Reports is out, but don’t bother picking it up. Nothing really has changed, the Toyota Tundra continues to dominate. Ho-hum…
Each year, it seems Consumer Reports puts another big reliability crown on the Tundra and critics claim that they are “foreign-car” biased. Yet, if owners fill out the surveys, how can consumer report be biased again?
On this site, we have criticized Consumer Reports on many things including their “reviews” and their survey questionnaire. However, we don’t dispute that their findings are useful – to a degree. Like most things, buying a vehicle should included checking out many different sources like Consumer Reports, real-world owners feedback and news sites.
The interesting part for us is the findings on the EcoBoost. While we ran a story about owners feedback on the engine not too long ago, it seems that translates into the Consumer Reports findings. Even though it seems like the reliability rankings could be a hangover from MyFordTouch’s numerous issues, it looks like the EcoBoost issues are starting to have an effect. Consumer Reports points this out with “a significant numbers of respondents also reported problems with the Ford EcoBoost engine.”
What do you think of these reliability rankings?
Filed Under: Tundra News