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Tesla Model 3

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Tesla's Model 3 sedan is the most affordable model offered by the electric-focused company, with a price that starts at $35,000 before tax incentives. However, early versions that are typically equipped are around $50,000. The cars with the long-range battery can go 310 miles. Standard battery versions have an EPA-rated 220-mile range. Tesla promises AWD models will arrive in late 2018. The long range battery takes 12 hours to charge on a 32-amp 240-volt connector. The acceleration is swift and its handling is remarkably agile. The interior is uncluttered and nicely finished, and the front seats are comfortable. In addition, the ride is very stiff and choppy, and the rear seat sits uncomfortably low. The controls are very distracting, since many simple tasks, such as adjusting the mirrors, require spending time interacting with the large touch screen. The Autopilot suite of driver-assistance features can maintain the car's speed and keep it in its lane, but it isn't designed to react to all driving conditions, so drivers must remain constantly engaged.
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2017
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Tesla Model 3 2017
The latest model to join Tesla's portfolio is the Model 3 sedan, positioned as the most affordable car in the line. With prices starting at $35,000 before incentives, the Model 3 with the 60-kWh battery promises an EPA-rated 215-mile range, swift acceleration, and a full suite of standard advanced safety features. There is also a higher-performance 75-kWh version with dual motors. All Model 3s come equipped with the Autopilot driver-assist hardware that can be enabled with an over-the-air software upgrade. Sized and priced to compete with the BMW 3 Series, the Model 3 seats five in its stark cabin. The dash is barren, with the exception of a massive, landscape-oriented touch screen.
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