The ratings posted on older vehicles are based upon responses to the reader survey - the rating is based upon the average number of issues for that class of vehicle in that area - so if more Odyssey owners stated they had an issue than Ridgeline owners, then it will get a below average rating in that area - it has nothing to do with how the performance test CR did on the vehicle turned out.I usually trust their findings, but I'm not so sure about this one.
I used to subscribe to their online access. But for nearly everything I researched, CR included only a small number of models out of all available models of a product. They reviewed so few models of a product that they were essentially useless.Consumers Reports was good in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the days before the Internet when finding info was difficult.
Their current model of business is doomed.
The young kids these days do not read CR.
I just stopped their subscription after some 20 loyal years!
You want to buy a washer, dryer? Search forums.
You want to buy a car? Search forums.
CR's days are numbered, sadly though, because I like them but I find them to be behind in the digital age.