Consumer Reports Most Loved Cars 2014
Consumer Reports' Most-Loved CarsEvery year, Consumer Reports sends out a survey to its 350,000-plus subscribers, and among the many questions responders are asked, one of the most interesting is whether or not they would choose to buy their most recent new-car purchase all over again.
As you can imagine, the results of this survey are of particular interest to new-car shoppers. After all, who is in a better position to offer automotive buying advice than someone who just went through the new-car purchasing process themselves?
Click through our slideshow to find out which cars are the most loved by Consumer Reports' readers.
7. Ford F-Series Super Duty diesel
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Invoice Price: $27,707 - $43,837
Fuel Economy: NA
We're not surprised that buyers of the Ford F-250 and F-350 love their trucks. According to Consumer Reports, 80 percent of those who responded to its survey say they would buy a diesel-powered F-Series Super Duty truck again if given the chance.
Ford F-250 Information
6. Mazda Mazda6Sticker Price: $20,990 - $29,695
Invoice Price: $20,035 - $28,038
Fuel Economy: 25 City / 37 Highway
Consumer Reports says that 81 percent of survey responders would buy another Mazda6 sedan. Again, we're not surprised – the Mazda6 continues to be one of the best driving and most desirable cars in the midsize sedan segment.
Mazda Mazda6 Information
5. Subaru ForesterMSRP: $21,995 to $32,295
Invoice: $21,995 to $32,995
Fuel Mileage: 22 City / 29 Highway
The Forester is one of Subaru's most popular models, and for good reason. Consumer Reports says that 83 percent of Forester owners who chose the standard engine (a turbocharged engine is optional) would buy one again.
No reason is given why owners of non-turbocharged Foresters are happier with their purchases than those who chose the more powerful turbo engine, leaving us to wonder if buyers in this class prefer fuel efficiency to overall horsepower. In any case, all Subaru Forester models come with an excellent and capable all-wheel-drive system.
Subaru Forester Information
4. Porsche CayenneMSRP: $110,400 (Turbo)
Fuel Mileage: 15 City / 22 Highway
As anyone who regularly drives on American roads already knows, crossovers and SUVs are more popular than ever. According to Consumer Reports, owners of the Porsche Cayenne are the happiest of the bunch, with 87 percent responding that they'd happily buy a Cayenne all over again if they were shopping for another new car.
Porsche Cayenne Information
3. Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTecMSRP: $51,400
Fuel Mileage: 28 City / 45 Highway
Owners of the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec are really happy with their purchases, making us wonder if more Americans are ready for the fuel efficiency benefits and easy driving characteristics of turbocharged diesel engines.
According to Consumer Reports, 88 percent of E250 BlueTec buyers would purchase another one.
2. Chevrolet CorvetteMSRP: $53,000 - $62,000
Invoice: $48,230 - $56,420
Fuel Mileage: 17 City / 29 Highway
The Chevrolet Corvette is America's most-loved sports car. An impressive 95 percent of Corvette buyers say they'd buy another of Chevy's bargain-priced supercar.
Nowhere else in the automotive world can so much performance be found for so little money, and that's a winning combination of attributes for those who responded to Consumer Reports' survey.
Chevrolet Corvette Information
1. Tesla Model SMSRP: $53,000 - $62,000
Invoice: $48,230 - $56,420
Fuel Mileage: 94 City / 97 Highway (Equivalent)
The Tesla Model S, with 98-percent of owners happy enough with their all-electric sedans that they'd buy another one, is the most-loved vehicle in the United States, according to Consumer Reports.
Considering that Tesla Motors is America's youngest automotive brand, and that it's lone model is so bristling with technology and innovation, it's a truly impressive feat that the Model S is proving so popular with consumers.
Tesla Model S Information