Consumer Reports survey shows cars that leave drivers most satisfied

Friday, November 20, 2020
Certain cars shown to leave drivers most satisfied, survey says
Can a car make you happy? Check out this data from Consumer Reports. Here is a breakdown of the information they found.

Consumer Reports has survey data on more than 420,000 vehicles, and aside from data on gas mileage and reliability, it also has statistics on which cars are most likely to make you happy.

"We know this because we ask Consumer Reports members whether they would buy the same car again," said Jon Linkov, the Consumer Reports auto editor. "Their answer is the basis of CR's owner satisfaction score. We then look at how owners rate their cars on satisfaction in five categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, and dashboard controls."

Consumer Reports broke down the results by gender, location and age.


  • Kia Telluride
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Ford Expedition


  • Tesla Model S
  • Hyundai Santa Fe


  • Chevy Bolt


  • Ford Expedition


  • Tesla Model S


  • Toyota Avalon


  • Subaru Ascent


  • Tesla Model S


  • Ford Expedition

Silent Generation (the generation preceding Baby Booomers)

  • Genesis G90

The Tesla Model 3 scored as the top vehicle for everyone in every category.

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