Consumer Reports has updated its recommended electric vehicle for the first time in a few years. For the past two years, the organisation has been recommending the Tesla Model 3 as its top choice for an EV in the US. However, since the introduction of the Ford Mustang Mach-E Consumer Reports has now changed its stance.
Consumer Reports is now recommending the Mustang Mach-E, describing it has having a “far easier” infotainment system and being “more practical” than the Model 3. They also state that the Mach-E has a better ride and less road noise. Ford BlueCruise was even rated better than Tesla’s Autopilot, with it being stated that it is more effective. They also knocked the Tesla for its Autopilot system working while the driver wasn’t looking.
However, for raw performance, Consumer Reports can’t knock the Model 3, it has a much superior charging network and sports car-like performance. Unfortunately, Consumer Reports was unable to recommend the Model Y, which is arguably a more direct competitor with the Mach-E due to its “much worse” reliability and poor ride.