Meanwhile, Consumer Reports' own review of the Model 3 notes that the car is enjoyable. "Our testers found the Model 3 to be fun to drive, thanks to the superb handling and immediate thrust from the electric motor," Consumer Reports writes in appraisal of the Model 3. Model 3 behind the Audi A4 on its own overall ranking of luxury compact cars, not that that Model 3's "distracting controls [and] overly stiff ride "counted against the car's score.
Tesla began production on the Model 3 in 2017 and is meant to be Tesla's first mass-market electric car with a base price of $ 35,000. Meanwhile, the more expensive version of the Model 3, which features a long-range battery and costs at least $ 45,000, was actually the best-selling luxury vehicle of 2018.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has named it the best resale value by Kelley Blue Book, which was named after the company's fourth quarter earnings call. "The customer happiness level with the [Model 3] is incredible and, I think, the best of any car in the world right now, "Musk said on the earnings call last month.
In the past, Musk has seemed to put a lot of stock into Consumer Reports' reviews. Last year, the billionaire CEO responded to some negative feedback from the group (which negatively reviewed the Model 3's braking performance) by promising on Twitter to remedy the problem with a remote firmware update.
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