Tesla, Porsche top Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey
Genesis came out of the gates with a strong third-place showing, too.
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Every year, Consumer Reports polls new vehicle owners to see how satisfied they are with their purchase. The numbers are out for this year, and while some answers might not surprise you, others very well could.
scored the highest on the satisfaction survey with a score of 90 (out of 100). Behind Tesla is
, with a second-place score of 85. These two automakers were in the same spots as last year, signaling that owners are consistently happy with their purchases.
Genesis, Hyundai's new luxury brand, launched itself onto the list with a first-time score of 81, enough to put it in third place. Just below that is Chrysler, which moved up from No. 8 to No. 4. Audi dropped two spots this year to No. 5, and Mazda crept up once place to land at #6. Rounding out the top 10 are Subaru, Toyota,
and Lincoln, respectively.
Consumer Reports also gathers data on the specific vehicles that customers are most satisfied with, and you can see that list in the gallery below. Spoiler alert: The Honda Ridgeline and
F-350 both made this year's list, the first time in five years that any pickup has graced the top 10.
While CR's brand-satisfaction list contains 30 automakers, the outlet didn't have enough data for six automakers, and thus they don't appear anywhere on the list -- Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati and Smart.