With the release of our Tesla Model S road test, there have been many questions regarding what other models stand out. Here, we present the current class valedictorians, those cars that have faced our more than 50 tests and managed to earn an A.
Sure, the Tesla Model S may be our newly named prom queen, but there are a dozen other current cars that have scored 90 points or above on a 100-point scale. The most significant takeaway here is the diversity, where we're seeing family sedans, sports coupes, and luxury sedans stand out with impressive overall scores. It is clear, that it isn't necessary to spend $90,000, like we did on our Tesla, to get a great car. It just takes a few minutes of research and your own test drives.
|Make & model||Price as tested||Overall test score|
|Tesla Model S (base, 85 kWh)||$89,650||99|
|Infiniti G37 (sedan)||$37,225||95|
|Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE||$29,052||93|
|Audi A6 (3.0T)||$56,295||93|
|Lexus LS 460L||$79,354||92|
|Chevrolet Corvette Z06||$64,890||92|
|Hyundai Genesis 3.8 (sedan)||$39,850||92|
|Toyota Camry XLE (V6)||$32,603||92|
|Audi A8 L||$91,275||91|
|Honda Accord LX (4-cyl.)||$23,270||90|
|Honda Accord EX-L (V6)||$30,860||90|
You can create your own lists based on the factors you find most interesting by using our interactive New Car Selector tool (available to online subscribers), or visit our "Best and worst new cars" page for other lists.Copyright © 2007-2013 Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. No reproduction, in whole or in part, without written permission.