May 30, 2018, update: Consumer Reports now recommends the Tesla Model 3. Read "Tesla Model 3 Gets CR Recommendation After Braking Update" for the details.

Consumer Reports' testing of the Tesla Model 3 recently wrapped up. The result? We are unable to recommend the all-electric car, due to a stiff ride, excessive wind noise, and poor braking performance.

In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed with CR changes the company will make to address the issues we found with the Model 3. We tell you what Musk said and next steps for the sedan in our testing program.

Watch or listen to hear what Musk said. Or you can read more here.

Talking Cars panelists Jake Fisher, Jen Stockburger, and Gabe Shenhar
Panelists: Jake Fisher, Jen Stockburger, and Gabe Shenhar

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