Tesla's Model 3 compact sports sedan is the company's first attempt at a mass-market electric car. It is aimed at competitors like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series--but unlike those cars, the Tesla doesn't consume a drop of fuel.
Mid-Range 260 mile range, or Long Range 310 mile range are available. We bought a Model 3 with the Long Range battery. Our testers found the Model 3 to be fun to drive, thanks to the superb handling and immediate thrust from the electric motor. However, the Model 3's distracting controls, overly stiff ride, and uncomfortable rear seat count heavily against it.
The Model 3 is like other EVs in that it deploys its full torque instantly and rushes off from a dead stop with authority. Every prod of the accelerator pedal translates to immediate thrust in near silence.