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From "USA Today":

Tesla is driving home with a "perceived quality" award for its Model S electric sedan.

Strategic Vision, a research outfit in southern California, has named the Tesla Model S as having the highest score among any vehicle in its latest Total Quality Index.

"Tesla built a vehicle that generated love in attributes that were most important to segment buyers," says Christopher Chaney, a Strategic Vision senior vice president, in a statement. "Tesla isn't an electric vehicle that just has good features, but instead it's a luxurious sports sedan that has true innovation, rocket-like speed and drive feeling, that happens to be an electric vehicle."

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • Best small car (tie), Dodge Dart/Mitsubishi Lancer
  • Small multi-function Car (tie), Kia Soul/Volkswagen Golf
  • Small alternative powertrain car, Ford C-MAX Energi
  • Midsize car (tie), Subaru Impreza Sedan/Kia Optima
  • Midsize multifunction car, Honda Accord Crosstour
  • Midsize alternative powertrain car, Chevrolet Volt
  • Full-size car, Dodge Charger
  • Near-luxury car, Lexus IS
  • Near-luxury alternative powertrain car, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
  • Luxury car, BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
  • Luxury multifunction car, Volvo XC70
  • Specialty coupe, Mini Cooper Countryman
  • Premium coupe, (tie) Chevrolet Corvette Coupe/Audi A5 Coupe
  • Standard convertible, Mini Cooper Roadster
  • Premium convertible/roadster, Mercedes SL-Class
  • Standard pickup, Honda Ridgeline
  • Full-size pickup (tie), Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra, GMC Sierra 1500
  • Heavy duty pickup (tie), Ford F-250/350, Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500, Ram 2500/3500
  • Entry-level SUV, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Entry-level CUV, Hyundai Tucson
  • Midsize SUV, Dodge Durango
  • Midsize CUV, Ford Flex
  • Full-size utility, Ford Expedition
  • Near-luxury utility, Audi Q5
  • Luxury SUV, Lexus GX 460
  • Luxury CUV, Audi Q7
  • Minivan, Nissan Quest
  • Best model, Tesla Model S
  • Best mass-market brand, Kia
  • Best luxury brand, Audi/Jaguar

And the full article can be found here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/06/30/strategic-vision-tesla-model-s/11735177/
 
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