The Tesla Model 3 is one of the satisfying cars to own, according to Consumer Reports subscribers.
The Model 3 was the #1 rated luxury compact car in Consumer Reports’ annual survey of subscribers which included more than half a million vehicles.
Vehicles that lived up to the expectations of their owners were rated as the most satisfying.
“Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems,” said Consumer Report.
The Model 3 scored 92 points in total, five points ahead of the next best car in its class, the Kia Stinger.
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Last May, Consumer Reports said it didn’t recommend the Model 3, mainly because of issues related to braking. It ultimately reversed the decision (recommending the car) a few days later after Tesla rolled out a software update that improved braking distance by around 20 feet.
The results of the 2018 survey are a clear indication that Model 3 owners are overwhelmingly satisfied with their vehicles and puts to rest claims that the majority of owners are irritated and unhappy with their cars.
Last week, Tesla reported a quarterly profit, marking the first quarter-to-quarter consecutive profit in the automaker’s history.
Tesla sold around 145,000 Model 3s last year and plans on substantially boosting that figure this year by increasing its focus on Europe and China.