TORONTO – Just how good is Tesla’s Model S P85D electric sedan? Apparently, it’s the “closest to perfect” Consumer Reports magazine has ever seen. In fact, the review magazine liked the car so much, it broke its own ratings system.
“The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports’ Ratings system, which by definition doesn’t go past 100,” said Consumer Reports. “The car set a new benchmark, so we had to make changes to our scoring to account for it.”
The Model S P85D would have to settle for a score of 100.
So why was the magazine so impressed with the electric sedan? Well, Consumer Reports cited the car’s “brutally quick” acceleration, battery performance and better braking and handling than Tesla’s Model S as some of the stand out features of the car.
Keep in mind that the vehicle comes with a six figure price tag. It starts at US $127,820 to be exact.
Consumer Reports was also quite impressed by Tesla’s “insane mode” – which accelerates the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
“The car’s thrust is forceful and immediate. Its near-instant g-forces can otherwise be achieved only by leaping off a building—literally,” read the review.
But the magazine was quick to note that the Model S P85D’s rating does not mean it’s a “perfect” car. The review noted that, despite the price tag, the interior isn’t as impressive as other luxury cars in its price range.