AutoExpress published its annual Drive Power owner satisfaction survey and declared the Tesla Model S its clear winner. Nearly 50,000 people filled the survey and the Model S topped 7 of the 10 categories for a total overall score of 97%.
Interestingly, the Renault Zoe took the second position with 93%, making the top two vehicles all-electric cars.
Tesla’s flagship sedan tops the road handling, performance, running cost and more. It only didn’t finish first in seat comfort (5th), reliability (5th) and build quality (33rd).
Unsurprisingly, the car is ranked at number one for running costs as well, as drivers don’t have to fill up at fuel stations and can instead access Tesla’s growing network of rapid-charging points for free.
One potential area for concern is build quality; you’d expect a car costing £60,000-plus to finish higher than 33rd. Time will tell if this hurts long-term ownership. Still, this isn’t enough to detract from a fantastic overall package. You report that the Model S is easy to drive, comfortable and, with two optional seats in the boot, practical.
Here are the highlights of the Model S survey and the leaderboard:
In “ease of driving”, the Model S scored a perfect score and was the only vehicle to achieve a 100% result. While in other categories, like in practicality, it scored an almost perfect score of 99.6%.
You can read the whole survey and pull the data on AutoExpress.
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