The consumer reports you're citing are NOT CITED in TFA. And therefore it is reasonable to conclude that they were not taken into account, and they were NOT used in their comparison.
My point was not directed towards the companies in question since I really don't care who's cheaper. I just hate faulty statistics and one-sided comparisons like those used in TFA. I recognize that there are legitimate statistics, they just are not used in this case, so however correct your logic may be, it has nothing to do with what I said.