Consumer Reports will not recommend Chevrolet SUVs, Ford SUVs and MyFord Touch

Article by Christian A., on January 4, 2011

Consumer Reports magazine announced today that it will not recommend the the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers due to the low scores in the magazine's tests.

The most interesting thing is that Consumer Reports doesn’t recommend Ford’s MyFord and MyLincoln Touch technology. Moreover, Consumer Reports doesn’t want to recommend the Infiniti QX56, a V-8 version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Porsche Cayenne.

“All three of these vehicles have a number of strengths, but each had some notable weaknesses that forced their testing scores to fall below our standard for a recommended SUV,” said David Champion, senior director of Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center in East Haddam, Conn.

Regarding FoMoCo’s vehicles, MyLincoln Touch system is now standard on the MKX crossover while 80 percent of the Ford Edge buyers are opting for MyFord Touch. Apparently, Consumer Reports says that the system is too complicated and can distract the drivers.

In order to solve this, Ford will meet with Consumer Reports and tweak the technology. “All the controls are in people's hands and on the steering wheel, touch and voice control. Nothing could be simpler or safer," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president of global product development.

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