Consumer Reports named the Tesla Model S the top overall pick in its annual automotive survey.
A score of 99 out of 100 made the Tesla Model S Consumer Reports’ highest-rated model. It’s also the best score a model has ever received from the magazine.
“Tesla is going up against established brands, and yet it is schooling them on how to make a high-tech car,” said Jeff Bartlett, deputy editor, autos, at Consumer Reports. ”It excels in all areas that we measure.”
Last week, Tesla said it expects to sell at least 35,000 Model S vehicles in 2014.
Lexus, Acura and Audi ranked as the top brands while Ford slipped to its lowest ranking by Consumer reports since CEO Alan Mulally took over.