We already know the Mercedes-Benz GLA is the least satisfying vehicle on the U.S. market today, at least according to Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey. The study reveals the good and bad choices available from automakers and, after showing you the results for the most disappointing offerings, we can now share the top 10 most satisfying models on sale.
Consumer Reports is asking its subscribers one simple question - if they had to buy a new car again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? The respondents also rate their cars in six categories - driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems, forming the overall rating of ownership satisfaction.
But let’s get straight to the point. Consumer Reports’ survey names the Tesla Model S as the most satisfying car with more than 92 percent of customers saying they would love to buy it again. CR praises the all-electric sedan for its “exceptional” performance with “quiet and thrilling” acceleration, “pinpoint” handling, and “a firm yet comfortable” ride.
We are so happy to see two sports cars in the top three most satisfying vehicles – the Porsche 911 is only 0.4 percent behind the Model S in terms of customers willing to buy one again, and the Chevrolet Corvette is right behind with 91.2 percent.
The list continues with two American models, the Lincoln Continental and Ford F-350, followed by the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which has impressed the Consumer Reports team with its precise handling and accurate six-speed manual. The Toyota Prius comes seventh with its responsive steering and comfortable ride, standing one position ahead of another Tesla vehicle, the Model X electric SUV.
Source: Consumer Reports