Tesla Model 3 is topping many lists these days like best-selling all-electric vehicles, best value retention, best-selling premium vehicles in the US, but now it is adding another one to the list: the vehicle that ‘brings the most joy’.

Consumer Reports released its latest consumer satisfaction survey (Paywall), which it says “measure how happy car buyers are with the car they own.”

It listed the top ten vehicles that they believe “bring their owners the most joy” based on data collected from owners of “more than half a million vehicles.”

Tesla Model 3 ended up at the top spot – beating the Porsche 911, which has consistently been one of the most loved cars by owners.

The publication is adding weight to a statement made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk during the company’s conference call for their fourth quarter earnings earlier this week:

“The customer happiness level with [Model 3] is incredible and I think probably the highest of any car in the world right now, I think. And so you can tell like, basically, nobody wants to sell their car.”

He was referring to Tesla Model 3 topping resale value ranking as availability is limited on the used market.

Interestingly, Tesla made the list twice with the Model S also coming in 5th place.

Out of the top 10 vehicles, there are 3 different all-electric vehicles. Along with Tesla’s Model 3 and Model S, the Chevy Bolt EV made the cut – taking the 8th position.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Porsche 911
  3. Genesis G90
  4. Chevrolet Corvette
  5. Tesla Model S
  6. Toyota Avalon
  7. Kia Stinger
  8. Chevrolet Bolt
  9. Toyota Prius
  10. Dodge Challenger

Electrek’s Take

I can believe it.

There are not that many vehicles out there that are just so fun to drive, don’t burn gas, come with always improving software, and also look stunning in my opinion.

At this point, I have referred over 100 Model 3 sales and I know even more people who own one, and I can’t recall one person who doesn’t love the car.

That sounds almost impossible, yet the Model 3 did it.

It’s not to say that all those people had a perfect experience with the vehicle to date, but they are overall all happy with it and in most cases, it convinced them to never go back to gas.


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