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The fully electric Model S hatchback and Model X SUV comprise Tesla’s current lineup, with the $35,000 Model 3 due to join the ranks late 2017. The Model S is a quick, surefooted, and practical four-door luxury car. Better than other electrics, Teslas have a real-world range of more than 200 miles. Tesla has a nationwide network of fast, free charging stations that can recharge the car to nearly full range in less than an hour, facilitating long-distance travel. All controls are accessed through a huge, iPad-like touch screen that is very capable and easy to use. Automatic updates are sent over the airwaves. Owner satisfaction is still tops, but reliability is a mixed bag: The Model S is average, but the Model X is well-below average, and among the 10 least-reliable models in our survey.

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