Honda Ranks 1st on Consumer Reports’ List of Top Automakers
Every year, automakers receive their annual report cards from Consumer Reports. The scores are never graded on a curve like a fifth-grader’s math test might be. Rather, they’re carefully calculated based on the auto manufacturer’s predicted reliability rankings, current lineup, and performance of the models evaluated by Consumer Reports’ dedicated team of engineers. For some automakers, this time of year brings a lot of anxiety. For Honda, however, it further proves the company’s consistent commitment to excellence. As Consumer Reports’ April auto issue says, “Honda…still make[s] the best vehicles overall…”1 Complete details on Honda’s top ranking score are below. Honda’s 2011 Consumer Reports Report Card (includes Acura) – Overall Score: 74 – Average Test Score: 75 – Reliability: Very Good – Tested Vehicle Recommended: 76% – Most are reliable and well-rounded performers. Hondas usually handle well but suffer from road noise. – Highs: Ride, handling, powertrains, controls, crash-test results – Lows: Road noise As you can see from this glowing report, there are few areas where Consumer Reports thinks Honda has room for improvement. That said, Honda is constantly striving to elevate owners’ experience. We’re certain they’ll take this feedback constructively and expect to see even better scores, next year. If you want to learn more about Honda’s award-winning lineup, please contact Rensselaer Honda located at 770 Hoosick Rd. Troy, NY 12180. We’re happy to share specs, compare cares, or set up a test drive.