The Tesla Model 3 is not the cheapest electric car, and it’s certainly not the best performing, but it does manage to offer exceptional range, solid performance, and a comfortable luxurious ride for a pretty reasonable price.
Release date: Available now
Price: From $39,990; $52,490 as tested
Power: Single motor RWD / Dual motor AWD
Horsepower: Up to 480hp
Battery range: up to 353 miles (EPA)
Charging speed: Up to 250kW
Top speed: 162 mph
0-60: 3.1 seconds
Smarts: Tesla premium connectivity, Autopilot, Optional FSD upgrade
Tesla is, without a doubt, the biggest name in electric cars right now. Other automakers may be taking electrification seriously now, but Tesla is the one that really popularized the idea that an EV doesn’t have to completely suck.