Tesla Model S named 'best overall vehicle' by Consumer Reports
The Tesla (TSLA) Model S along with Ram 1500 has been named as Consumer Reports magazine's top auto pick.
The Tesla electric car took the 'best overall' vehicle honor, while the Ram was named the top pickup truck, the first time a Chrysler model has cracked the top picks list since 1998, CBS News reported.
Other two auto companies, General Motors (GM) and Ford (F), failed to place a model in the Top Picks list.
Consumer Reports' full assessment of 2014 cars combine road test scores from its staff, safety ratings and predicted reliability ratings based on surveys of readers.
The magazine described Tesla Model S electric car as "a technological tour de force with blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling, compliant ride and versatile cabin."
South Korean automaker Hyundai, and German brands BMW and Volkswagen's Audi had models topping the 10 Consumer Reports vehicle categories.
The magazine's other Top Pick choices in various categories are:
Midsized sedan- Honda Accord four-cylinder
Compact car- Subaru Impreza
Green car- Toyota Prius
Luxury Car- Audi A6
Sports sedan- BMW 328i
Small SUV- Subaru Forester
Midsized SUV- Hyundai Santa Fe
Minivan- Honda Odyssey.
(Posted on 26-02-2014)