30 Jun '15, 3pm

Consumer Reports Targets 30 New Cars That Burn Excessive Oil

Consumer Reports Targets 30 New Cars That Burn Excessive Oil

Not to be confused with cars that guzzle fuel, Consumer Reports’ “Thirsty 30” list spotlights late model “oil-guzzling” cars that consume excessive oil too early in their lifecycles, but several automakers say these conditions are OK. According to the watchdog report, two percent of newer cars or more than 1.5-million 2010-2014 model year vehicles on the road today burn excessive oil. The report follows analysis of data from Consumer Reports’ 2014 Annual Auto Survey providing feedback from owners of 498,900 vehicles from 2010 to 2014 model years. Specific models called out on the list include the Audi A3, A4, A5, A6, and Q5; BMW 5, 6, and 7 Series, and X5; and Subaru Forester, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback. “Several engines emerged as the main offenders,” said the publication in a statement, “Audi’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder and 3.0-liter V6, BMW’s 4.8 liter V8 a...

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