Driving an electric car can create a sense of community – a Canadian entrepreneur would like to use this phenomenon, which is particularly widespread at Tesla, for an exclusive dating app. And Tesla seems to have another connection: In a survey in the USA, the Tesla Model 3 was named the car that its owners are most satisfied with – across all age groups.
Tesla Model S only sometimes in the top ten
The US magazine Consumer Reports (CR) has now reported on this evaluation of its regular consumer surveys.
For the calculation of their satisfaction value, customers are asked directly whether they would buy their current car again. On the other hand, it takes into account how owners rate their vehicle in terms of driving experience, comfort, value, design and audio control. A similar survey by market researcher JD Powers had already shown that Tesla was right at the forefront when it came to assessing attractiveness, and it wasn’t just Model 3 that did well in CR.
For its analysis, CR divided auto buyers in the US into four age groups. The oldest is known as the Silent Generation and consists of those born between 1928 and 1945. This also includes people over 90, but even in this group, the Tesla Model 3 received the best overall rating. The Model S follows in third place behind the Genesis G90, while the Ford Mustang has 10th place in the top ten. In the generation of baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, the occupation of 1st and 10th place is the same – Model 3 is again first and the Ford Mustang tenth. And the Tesla Model S is also well ahead, namely in 4th place.
Generation X also likes Tesla Model X
Generation X members born from 1965 to 1980 – and they are the only age group in which the Model S immediately follows the Tesla Model 3 at the top. Also only here is the Tesla Model X among the ten cars with the highest level of customer satisfaction. The electric SUV is in fourth place behind the Audi A5.
Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) in the USA also rate the Tesla Model 3 the highest, but they are the only ones in whose top ten no other Tesla can be found. However, this could be related to the still high price of the two premium Teslas Model S and Model X , because overall, the young millennials seem to appreciate cars in the lower price segments.