Tesla Model S Wins Top Quality Prize


  • 2014 Tesla Model S Picture

    2014 Tesla Model S Picture

    The Tesla Model S electric sedan won the highest score among any vehicle in the new 2014 Strategic Vision Top Quality Index. | July 02, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • The Tesla Model S electric sedan won the highest score among any vehicle in the new 2014 Strategic Vision Top Quality Index.
  • "Tesla built a vehicle that generated love in attributes that were most important to segment buyers," said Christopher Chaney, Strategic Vision vice president, in a statement.
  • Kia was top among mainstream brands.

SAN DIEGO — The Tesla Model S electric sedan won the highest score among any vehicle in the new 2014 Strategic Vision Top Quality Index.

"Tesla built a vehicle that generated love in attributes that were most important to segment buyers," said Christopher Chaney, Strategic Vision vice president, in a statement. "I would call on all manufacturers looking toward electrification to implement a mantra of building super cool transportation that impresses the heck out of customers."

He added: "Consumers are powerful, have the Internet and know how to use calculators."

Kia was top among mainstream brands in the index. Audi and Jaguar tied for best luxury brand.

"The Kia brand has come on strong with segment winners Soul and Optima," Strategic Vision said.

It predicted that the 2015 Kia K900 would take some sales from luxury brands.

Other noteworthy vehicles in the index include the Dodge Dart and Mitsubishi Lancer, which tied in the small-car category and the Dodge Charger, which won the full-size car segment. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe won the luxury-car segment award, while the Mini Cooper Countryman took home honors in the specialty-coupe segment.

The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the Audi A5 tied in the premium-coupe segment. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited came out on top in the entry-SUV segment, while the Dodge Durango won the midsize-SUV segment.

The Nissan Quest won the minivan segment, while the Honda Ridgeline was tapped as the best standard pickup truck.

Strategic Vision's index is based on a survey of 38,361 vehicle owners. Stragetic Vision is a research firm.

Edmunds says: The Tesla Model S comes out on top of the competition in this respected quality index, something that car shoppers may want to keep in mind.

Comments

  • cobryson cobryson Posts:

    Slightly ironic, given that Edmunds' Model S has been through the repair ringer...

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