LMAO. Good for them. I never want to be with the masses.Maybe next time, I mean I'm sure Consumer Reports and me are looking at things in exactly the same way. Right. Sorry to bring the bad news.
Not many people would prefer a 2021 Kia Sportage over a 2021 Porsche Macan, but maybe they should; Consumer Reports certainly does.www.motorbiscuit.com
Where CR ratings are meaningful is reliability. I participate yearly in their surveys and find them to be, well, reliable. This is something one never gets from the car mags as they rarely have long term experimce with a vehicle. For them, the cost of ownership is zero.The article is totally bogus, full of misleading statements and flawed conclusions.
First of all the claim the Sportage "killed" the Macan is hardly true. Funny how the author never mentions just how much lower the Sportage rating was.
Next, as a long term (several decades) CR subscriber, I'm fully aware one cannot compare scores from one automobile segment to another. The author obviously has no idea about this. What the author is suggesting would be like comparing the CR ratings for winter tires versus summer tires. The segments are just not comparable.
Finally, CR ratings are generally only useful as a screening tool at most because everyone has different priorities. The rating schemes are by necessity totally subjective because it's just impossible to be objective for the most part.
To really use CR (same with Car and Driver, Motor Trend etc.) ratings, one needs to dig into the data and place your own priorities on the rating factors based on what's important to you. For example, let's say CR gives one car more points because it has a roomier back seat. But if you never use your back seat, that's pretty much meaningless to you.
If I wanted to I could come up with a rating scheme that would rate a Yugo higher than a Macan.
That’s nothing but a blatant lie. Amazing how some people come on this forum and make totally ridiculous baseless claims.As far as car reviews go, they jumped the shark with their histrionic review proclaiming the historic Tesla Model S the greatest car in the history of car history.
This thing is a dog. I absolutely hate those transmissions that operate like a top.I thought the CR article was amusing. Now, I have found some words of stupidity on another level all together. For your amusement I present the following:
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Is Slower, Uglier, and a Better Sports Car Than the 2021 Porsche Macan | MotorBiscuitThe 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is not what we typically think of a sports car but it is better at it than the 2021 Porsche Macan.www.motorbiscuit.com