Tesla Model S P85D breaks the Consumer Reports Ratings System →

August 27, 2015 |

Apparently the car’s not half bad:

In rating it, however, we faced a quandary: The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports' Ratings system, which by definition doesn’t go past 100. The car set a new benchmark, so we had to make changes to our scoring to account for it. Those changes didn’t affect the scores of other cars.

Of course, such high praise is inevitably followed by the customary but:

To be clear, the Tesla’s 100 score doesn’t make the P85D a perfect car—even at $127,820. It has imperfections. The interior materials aren’t as opulent as other high-ticket automobiles, and its ride is firmer and louder than our base Model S.

What’s more, a lengthy road trip in an electric car with a 200-plus mile range can be a logistical hurdle if a quick-charging station isn’t along your route.

Not that I have the highest regard for Consumer Reports and their ratings system, but it does look like the Tesla Model S P85D is one hell of a car.

Via The Verge.