Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) names Model S as best overall 2014 pick

Posted Feb 25, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has received another major award. Consumer Reports published their 2014 automotive awards. The “Best Overall” is the Tesla Model S electric vehicle. 

The other top vehicles were:

Small SUV: Subaru Forester

Midsized Sedan: Honda Accord (4 cylinder)

Compact Car: Subaru Impreza

Midsized SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe

Green Car: Toyota Prius

Pickup Truck: Ram 1500

Luxury Car: Audi A6

Sports Sedan: BMW 328i

Minivan: Honda Odyssey

The cars were chosen based on test performance, reliability, and safety.

“Sure, you can talk about this electric luxury car?s blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling, compliant ride, and versatile cabin, which can fit a small third-row seat. But that just scratches the surface of this technological tour de force. The Tesla is brimming with innovation. Its massive, easy-to-use 17-inch touch screen controls most functions. And with its totally keyless operation, full Internet access, and ultra-quiet, zero-emission driving experience, the Tesla is a glimpse into a future where cars and computers coexist in seamless harmony. Its 225-mile driving range and 5-hour charges, using Tesla?s special connector, also make it the easiest, most practical, albeit pricey, electric car to live with. Price as tested: $89,650,” wrote Consumer Reports about the Model S.

[Source: Consumer Reports]