Tesla Model S tops Consumer Reports' rankings

May 10, 2013 12:00 AM

Consumer Reports is no stranger to different cars. The magazine regularly tests all kinds of vehicles to help drivers find the best option on the market, and its latest review may do big things for the Tesla Model S. This electric automobile recently received a rating of 99 out of 100, making it the highest-rated car the magazine has ever tested. 

"The Tesla Model S is packed with technological innovation," said Jake Fisher, director of Automotive Testing for Consumer Reports, as quoted by The Detroit Free Press. "It accelerates, handles and brakes like a sports car, it has the ride and quietness of a luxury car and is far more energy efficient than the best hybrid cars." 

According to the news source, the Tesla Model S stood out thanks to several of these qualities, but also because of its practicality. With the ability to reach 84 miles per gallon of gas and a cost of only $9 to fully charge the vehicle, drivers will have more money to spend on vehicle maintenance, auto repair and personalization. 

While some problems were cited - such as a long charging time and potentially difficult sight lines - they weren't enough to discourage drivers from loving the Model S. 

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