Does The Tesla Model S Deserve To Wear Consumer Reports’ Crown? Forbes

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Does The Tesla Model S To Wear Consumer Reports’

Tesla Motors’ stock has booming. Now comes one of the most endorsements in the car business. On Tuesday, Reports magazine named the Model S as its best-reviewed car for 2013.

The S scored highest on Consumer annual automobile ranking. as one of the magazine’s top five picks. It the Audi A6, Toyota Prius and BMW and became the first American car to a best-overall pick. (The S is built in Fremont, Calif. at a once owned by General and which later became the of New United Motor Manufacturing the GM-Toyota joint venture.)

“It’s truly a groundbreaking Jake Fisher, Consumer director of auto testing who this year’s review of 260 said an interview with “You get into it, and it really out. It’s the very car I’ve ever driven.”

Reports ranks cars to a series of criteria including an test score, reliability and The reliability ratings are based on submitted by the magazine’s subscribers.

what the magazine said the $89,650 Model S that it

“Sure, you can talk about electric luxury car’s acceleration, razor-sharp handling, ride, and versatile cabin, can fit a small third-row seat. But just scratches the surface of technological tour de force. The is brimming with innovation.

Its easy-to-use 17-inch touch controls most functions. And its totally keyless operation, Internet access, and ultra-quiet, driving experience, the Tesla is a into a future where and computers coexist in seamless Its 225-mile driving range and charges, using Tesla’s connector, also make it the most practical, albeit electric car to live with.”

And yet, the Model S also has involved in some high-profile in recent months, including vehicle fires, causing analysts to wonder if both the S — and Tesla stock — are overrated. Its recent vehicle fire place in Toronto last

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The fire, during which was hurt, happened Feb. 1 in Canada, Toronto Fire confirmed to CNBC. TFS said the of the fire was in the engine area, but the source of the fire is unclear.

confirmed the fire to the network, but important components such as the charging system, and adapter not involved.

No deaths or injuries have linked to other fires in Model S cars, which are investigated by American safety Tesla’s billionaire founder, Musk. has said he believes the will end without a recall.


A top Reports rating can be a valuable for automakers. The magazine’s consistently ratings for vehicles built by and Honda are considered a reason why Japanese companies were to expand their sales in the States. More recently, Reports’ endorsement of the Volkswagen last decade launched the automaker’s comeback in the United

Likewise, Consumer Reports has harshly critical of some it once praised. Last it removed the Toyota Camry its recommended list when it a new test performed by the Insurance for Highway Safety. In 2010, temporarily halted sales of the GX 460 when the magazine said it was to rollovers.

For now, at least, which plans to add a sport vehicle in 2015, has the Consumer crown to wave at anyone who whether its cars can be trusted.

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