Tesla Model Y is named the best electric car of 2024 by magazine


The Tesla Model Y, from Elon Musk's automaker, doesn't seem to get tired of breaking records. After becoming the first electric car in history to be the best-selling car of the year (in 2023), the model has just been voted the best electric car of 2024 by the American magazine Consumer Reports.

The Model Y had already appeared first in other rankings, such as the list of the best cars for families, also from the American company AutoTrader.

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In total, ten vehicles were selected in various categories by Consumer Reports. Several hybrids appear, but Tesla's vehicle is the only 100% electric one.

The publication praises the sedan's internal space and also its autonomy, of more than 530 kilometers. It also mentions the SuperCharger battery, which, with just 15 minutes of charging, can cover more than 200 kilometers. Finally, the magazine talks about performance on the track and highlights that the Tesla can go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five seconds.

Remembering that the magazine selects its top ten picks each year. The criteria adopted are: performance in road tests, reliability, owner satisfaction and safety, as stated in the InsideEVs.

The other cars on the list besides the Tesla Model Y

  • The Tesla Model Y, as we already said, won in the “Best Electric Car” category;
  • Among hybrids, the Toyota Prius came out on top;
Fifth generation Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid model is expected to arrive in Brazil in 2024 (Image: Disclosure/Toyota)
  • The Japanese Mazda 3 won among the vehicles considered most “popular”;
  • In the small SUV categories, it beat Subaru twice;
  • The Subaru Crosstrek was “Best Subcompact SUV” and the Subaru Forester was “Best Compact SUV”;
  • Among medium cars and sedans, the highlight once again goes to Toyota, which took the title with its Camry Hybrid;
  • In the pickup truck category, the chosen one was the Ford Maverick;
Ford Maverick (Image: Disclosure/Ford)
  • Returning to SUVs, the Toyota RAV4 Prime won in the “Best Hybrid SUV” category;
  • The “Best Medium SUV” was the Toyota Highlander;
  • To close the list, the BMW X5 was voted “Best Luxury SUV”.
BMW X5 parked on the side of the highway on a sunny day
BMW X5 (Image: Disclosure/BMW)

As you can see, there are many categories of SUV. Americans, like Brazilians, really like big cars. Another notable fact is that Toyota was the biggest winner in the ranking, winning four awards. The Japanese brand always appears on the list of best sellers of the year; It was beaten last year only by the Model Y.

The Top-3 best sellers in 2023

The Model Y had more than 1.2 million units sold last year worldwide. It accounts for two out of every three car sales from Elon Musk's automaker.

Two Toyotas completed the podium: the RAV4 had 1.07 million units sold in 2023, while the Corolla registered 1.01 million vehicles sold in the same period.

It is worth noting that around 1/3 of Tesla's EV sales occurred in China: more than 456 thousand Model Y units were sold there.

The car also did well in Europe, where it reached the mark of 255 thousand registered units – second only to the Dacia Sandero.


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