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Drivers love Tesla, says Consumer Reports

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 9:41:20 AM

More people are satisfied with their Tesla Model S than any other vehicle, according to Consumer Reports recent Owner-Satisfaction Ratings.

For those interested in auto financing for their next vehicle, the rankings could shed some light on a competitive marketplace with a number of choices. 

While Tesla scored the best - 99 out of 100 - it is costly, at more than $89,000, Consumer Reports explained. Other options with a more affordable price tag also fared well, like the Volkswagen Golf TDI and the Subaru Forester. Other best-in-class options included the Porsche Boxster, Audi A6, Mazda 6 and Dodge Charger.

Traditionally, luxury-makers perform quite well in the Consumer Reports ratings. However, those looking for affordable auto financing might be pleased to see more cost-friendly vehicles perform well this year. Some expensive options might have had their luster wear off. 

Anita Lam, Consumer Reports automotive data program manager, explained in a statement that novelty can propel a car to the top of the rankings, although a lot can change once people realize a vehicle isn't special.

In addition, the best selling vehicles often include pickup trucks, according to Forbes. While fuel efficiency often gets a lot of attention, better designed trucks and lower gas prices have led this segment to the front of pack.