Tesla Model S is America's Most Loved Car

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

After surveying 350,000 people, the Tesla Model S has been voted the most loved car in America.

Consumer Reports asked 350,000 car owners if they’d buy their car again and the Model S received an overwhelming 98 percent yes, leading the hybrid and electric vehicle category as well as being the most loved car overall.

As for the least loved car? A paltry 42 percent of Nissan Versa sedan owners said that they’d purchase the subcompact again. Other vehicles that were most loved in their respective categories include the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with 95-percent positive response, taking the sporty cars category. In the small SUVs segment, the Subaru Forester got an 83 percent nod while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class diesel got 88 percent for the luxury midsized/large cars category.

Leading the midsized cars category was the Mazda 6, earning 81 percent while the Ford F-250 and F-350 diesel pickups were the most loved in the trucks category with 80 percent. Lastly, the Porsche Cayenne took the crown for the luxury midsized/large SUVs category with an 87-percent yes response.

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Cars that weren’t as loved included the Jeep Compass and the Kia Rio with only 43 percent of Compass buyers saying they’d purchase the vehicle again. The Kia Rio on the other hand only got a 46 percent response, just slightly better than the bottom-dwelling Nissan Versa sedan.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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