Tesla Model S Voted Most Loved Car In America For 2016
It’s official: America loves the Tesla Model S.
The car has been voted the Most Loved Car In America for the second time in three years by brand consulting firm Strategic Vision, who operates the Consumer Love Index (CLI). The index “measures the amount of love buyers experience with their new cars and trucks.” The CLI tracked ownership experience and satisfaction for vehicles available between October 2015 and July 2016, with users grading various elements of the vehicle on a scale 1-7, with 7 representing “I Love It” and 1 signifying “I Hate It”.
The electric car earned a score of a whopping 652 out of 1000 on the CLI. The only other cars to even come close were the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan (583), the BMW 3 Series (581), the BMW X1 (560), and the BMW X5 (552).
I can’t say I’m surprised by this, although I’m not sure I would necessarily say Tesla’s high score is an indication of any sort of lasting affection. You can be impressed with a car’s technical features and its reliability without loving it as much as your old beater Toyota Corolla. Love is subjective and difficult to measure, even in automotives. So I imagine this list will be somewhat controversial to some. Then again, maybe not. Hell, I imagine I’d love a Tesla if I had one.
But what do you think? What is your most loved car? Sound off in the comments!
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