The Tesla Model S can’t seem to stop making headlines. The fully-electric sedan is all over the news today as Consumer Reports released its official rating and called it the ‘the best car it has ever reviewed.’
The Tesla Model S scored a total of 99 points out of a possible 100, making it the first car to ever receive this high of a rating by the publication since the 2009 Lexus LS460.
“If it could recharge in any gas station in three minutes, this car would score about 110,” said Jake Fisher, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports. Fisher said that the Model S’ performance in the magazine’s performance tests “off the charts.”
What confuses me just a little bit is when you actually sit down and read Consumer Reports article on its rating for the Tesla Model S, editor Eric Evarts says: “So is the Tesla Model S the best car ever? We wrestled with that question long and hard. It comes close. And if your needs are confined to the Tesla’s driving range, it just may be. But for many people, the very thing that makes cars great is the ability to jump in and drive wherever you want on the map at a moment’s notice. And on that measure the Tesla has its limitations. So the Model S may not satisfy every conceivable need, but as we’ve learned through our testing and living with it, the Model S is truly a remarkable car.”
Apparently, Consumer Reports can’t ever seem to be a 100% sure on anything they review. I’ve personally driven a Tesla Model S and honestly, I think it is one of the best cars I’ve ever driven in my life – but the best is a long stretch.
Check out Consumer Reports review of the Tesla Model S sedan below.
– By: Omar Rana