Tesla takes best overall prize on 'Consumer Reports' 10 best vehicle list

The Tesla Model S, an “electric luxury car,” was named the best overall vehicle by Consumer Reports in its annual “Top Picks” for 2014, announced Tuesday.

Consumer Reports “Top Picks” include vehicles from eight car companies in 10 categories. Subaru and Honda both made the list twice.

Four new winners came into Consumer Reports’ spotlight this year: the Tesla Model S, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ram 1500.

“Top Picks” must receive high rankings in test performance, reliability and safety, according to Consumer Reports.

“Sure, you can talk about this electric luxury car’s blistering acceleration, razor-sharp handling, compliant ride and versatile cabin, which can fit a small third-row seat,” Consumer Reports wrote in its review of the car. “But that just scratches the surface of this technological tour de force. The Tesla is brimming with innovation.”

The car clocks in at $89,650 – and includes internet access, zero carbon emissions and a 225-mile driving range, according to Consumer Reports.

Check out the full rundown of winners here.

The winners in other “Top Picks” categories:

Small SUV: Subaru Forester

Midsized sedan: Honda Accord

Compact car: Subaru Impreza

Midsized SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe

Green car: Toyota Prius

Pickup truck: Ram 1500

Luxury car: Audi A6

Sports sedan: BMW 328i

Minivan: Honda Odyssey 

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