Consumer Reports names its top-scoring cars

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
BMW 135i $37,650 97
Audi A7 3.0 TDI $70,895
Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ $39,110 95
Infiniti G37 (sedan) $37,225 95
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE $29,052 93
Audi A6 (3.0T)
$56,295 93
Infiniti M37 $53,825 93
Lexus LS 460L $79,354 92
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 (sedan) $39,850 92
Toyota Camry XLE $32,603 92
Audi A8 L $91,275 91

Click through the model names for complete Ratings, road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, owner costs, and more.

And 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.

Jeff Bartlett

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