Tesla Model 3 Owners Are Happiest With Their Cars … At All Ages — 70 Reasons Why

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 15:04:40 +0000

Published on August 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

August 22nd, 2020 by  

Earlier this year, Consumer Reports published its annual report on vehicle owner satisfaction. Once again, the report, which is based on extensive surveys of vehicle owners, found that Tesla owners are the happiest with their cars. In particular, the Tesla Model 3 won the 2020 competition. As a Tesla Model 3 owner myself, I tried to explain why with 70 reasons that came to my mind.

Consumer Reports has now split out the data in a new way, by generation (h/t Teslarati). The organization published the cars that most satisfy members of the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials. This is based on surveys of 420,000+ vehicle owners. (Yes, a bit more than 420,000 according to Consumer Reports. You can’t make this stuff up.)

As you can see in the title of this article, the Tesla Model 3 won in every age group. It was a quadruple win.

Other Tesla models also ranked well. The Tesla Model S was #3 in the Silent Generation and was #4 among Baby Boomers. Meanwhile, Generation X is most Tesla giddy, with the Model 3 ranking #1, the Model S ranking #2, and the Model X ranking #4. (I’m personally surprised the Model X doesn’t rank a bit higher, since I still think it’s the best passenger vehicle in the world overall, but perhaps the falcon-wing doors just aren’t for everyone — or the vehicle just doesn’t thrill owners like the Model 3 and Model S do.) As an elderly member of the Millennial generation (I barely make the cut), the only Tesla on the list is the Model 3 (at #1 of course), which is completely expected since the Model S and Model X are typically well outside of our budgets.

I did not see any other electric vehicles on the lists, but the Toyota Prius made it onto three of them (not making it into the Millennial rankings), and a portion of those owners must have the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Furthermore, the Ford Mustang made it onto two of the rankings, providing some hope for the Mustang Mach-E to find buyers, excite them, and perhaps get on these lists in the future. The only concern is that it just barely made the rankings of the older generations (the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers), so it’s unclear of the Mustang brand as the appeal it used to with younger buyers and older buyers are less likely to jump into new technology. CleanTechnica has been covering electric vehicles for approximately a decade, but the concept is still new to many Americans.

Adding onto these new rankings, below are again 70 reasons that I think the Model 3 is the most loved car in America based on Consumer Reports’ extensive owner satisfaction surveys.

Any other reasons?

So, who has the real issues with Tesla cars?

Apparently NOT the people who own them. According to the Consumer Reports survey Tesla has the highest owner satisfaction rating of any other brand by a wide margin.https://t.co/63q9uZEwfs$TSLA#teslaissues$TSLAQ pic.twitter.com/8EHteCdByI

— Vladimir Grinshpun (@VGrinshpun) March 10, 2020

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is tryin’ to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.