Despite getting a lot of heat following the recent accidents that led to three Tesla Model S sedans catching fire, the California-built EV is still highly popular in the United States. In fact, it’s so popular that it was awarded with the highest owner-satisfaction score Consumer Reports has seen in years, getting 99 out of 100 points.
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The famous American magazine surveyed more than 600 Model S owners for their 2013 “best-loved cars” study, which generates ratings by asking subscribers if they would buy a certain car if they had to do it all over again, considering factors such as price, performance reliability, comfort and enjoyment. The results are based on percentage of respondents who answered “definitely yes.”
"In testing, the Model S stands out for its innovative design, outstanding performance, and surprising practicality. These results suggest Tesla owners are very, very satisfied," said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports' director of automotive testing.
This year, Consumer Reports received responses on about 350,000 vehicles and more than 285 models and variants spanning the 2011 through 2014 model years.
Other vehicles that generated high percent satisfaction are the Porsche Boxster with 95% and Subaru Forester, Mazda6, Dodge Charger V8 and Volkswagen Golf TDI, all of which have gathered 85%.
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