Consumer Reports has posted information pertaining to their auto reliability survey and the results are pretty disappointing. For Honda that is. Lexus, as usual (more often than less) took the cake with the highest score with Toyota following right after. Ram ended up coming at the bottom of the pack because.. well, it's quite self explanatory. But as for Honda and the Civic specifically, Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' director of automotive testing, has stated "We're not recommending the Honda Civic because of it's poor reliability."
Fisher said that for the first time ever, “We’re not recommending the Honda Civic because of its poor reliability.” Owners reported issues with faulty in-vehicle electronics as well surging engines, among other things.
When asked why they aren’t doing as well as they have in the past Fisher responded, “I think Honda is kind of [moving] away from the Toyota playbook,” by making a lot of changes all at once. The Civic is completely new, with a new engine, new infotainment system and plenty of other new features. Whenever a car company makes a slew of major alterations they open themselves up to quality issues. Because of this, Fisher described Honda as “not a conservative company [anymore].”