It’s true that the Tesla Model 3 has been plagued with various quality issues since day 1, but that doesn’t stop the compact EV from being one of the most likeable electric cars on the market right now.
Despite the much-advertised $35k version of the Model 3 is still in the pipeline, the smallest Tesla has gathered nothing but praise for its handling and speed, while its 310-mile (508 km) range is one of the best across the EV realm.
The range-topping Performance model combines that range with ballistic, er, performance, thanks to its dual-motor all-wheel drive and a combined output of 450hp and 471lb-ft of torque. The 0-60mph (96km/h) sprint takes just 3.3 seconds, while top speed is set at 155mph (250km/h).
Even the slowest derivative of the Model 3, the Mid Range, can’t be compared with other affordable electric models in the market as it offers a much stronger punch and still manages to travel 264 miles (424 km) on a full charge.
It’s no wonder then that Kelley Blue Book were left very impressed by the talents of the Model 3. Sure, their loaner didn’t come with some of the poor quality issues we’ve seen on other cars, but you still have to admit that Tesla is currently occupying a space in the market that no one other does.
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