Or, just almost perfect? 99 out of 100? I know this isn't a claim by Tesla, just a review, but (The review itself isn't available without a subscription.): http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/15/opinion/harley-tesla-best/index.html A synopses is here: http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/09/autos/tesla-model-s-consumer-reports/index.html 1. Obvious: If it is only tied for highest score, why say it was the best and give it an almost perfect score? Sounds like something a used car salesman would say to you. 2. Best/perfect versus what/with what criteria? This is the bigger issue: I don't doubt that the Model S is an awesome car, but to be just short of perfect, I can't see how it is being measured against anything but itself. Because different types of cars have different purposes, I would think it should probably be versus other cars in its type. Because clearly the Model S doesn't have the best - much less perfect - towing capacity, acceleration, range, cornering or kitchen. If you rank it against other sedans, it has some clear and serious flaws; the normal flaws that all electric cars have: range, charging time, charging station availability, cost (value), performance in adverse weather, etc. I suppose you could rank it soley against other electrics and call it the best, but near perfect? I think it has a little ways to go just in terms of usability due to the lack of charging stations and time it take to charge -- and I think that should matter. And these are just the obvious/inherent flaws of electrics. I have a hard time believing everything else about it is perfect -- but as said I haven't seen the review itself yet. Moreover, since it is a new car, there is no data on reliability/longevity/service cost, nor has it been crash tested (!). At best it should get an incomplete on that score. More from the USA Today opinion: What are they thinking? Is this a publicity ploy by Consumer Reports? They are supposed to be above those types of games.