US: Consumer Reports buyer survey rates Tesla higher than Porsche image

In this year’s edition of the crucial and closely monitored Consumer Reports purchase survey, Tesla buyers were the more likely owners of any brand involved in the research to acquire their cars again.

For the second time in a row, the California-based electric automaker – which currently only sells the high-performance Model S luxury sedan – managed to have its vehicle atop the US survey with 98 points out of a maximum of 100. Last year it posted an almost perfect score of 99. The closest following brand, German premium sports car maker Porsche had an average of 87 points across all of its models. “Not only is the Tesla roomy, comfortable, and a lot of fun to drive, but it also has low operating costs,” Consumer Reports commented on the decision.

When it comes to individual vehicle satisfaction, following the Model S – which is a traditional sedan – were three sports cars: GM’s Chevrolet corvette Stingray (95% satisfaction) and at a tie two Porsche models, the Cayman and Boxster at 91%. Consumer Reports further explained that into the survey they levied “attributes such as styling, comfort, features, cargo space, fuel economy, maintenance and repair costs, overall value, and driving dynamics,” covering a total of 350,000 vehicles that were one to three years old.

Via Bloomberg