The Tesla Model 3 is the top-rated car model by owners in the U.S. and Europe. The Model 3 is one of Tesla’s cheapest electric vehicles. It can go from zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds and reach top speeds of 162 mph. It also has an estimated mile range of 267 on a single charge. Owners can recharge up to 175 miles in only 15 minutes at a Supercharger location. It also comes with 360-degree cameras that are rear, side and forward-facing, as well as visual processing for up to a 250-meter range. It’s the perfect car for someone investing in their first EV.
The Model 3 currently starts at $39,640. The base model has luckily escaped a price increase, but the Long Range variant has increased $3,500 — from $54,490 to $57,990. The Long Range model also got a price hike in July last year when it went up to $49,990, which was about $1,000 more. This Tesla model isn’t the only one to see price increases. It’s been across the board of the lineup. The Model 3 is also no longer eligible for California’s EV rebates due to the price increases. Despite all this, owners seem to be pretty happy with their Model 3 EV.
Zutobi collected ratings from various publications to showcase which cars owners like the most. The sites they looked at were “Parkers, HonestJohn, Autotrader and Edmunds.” They then averaged the ratings to create its lists. The Tesla Model 3 received a 4.53 rating out of 5 to be ranked as owners’ favorite vehicle in the U.S. and Europe. The Volvo XC40 and the Ford Puma rounded out the top three. However, it wasn’t specific if the XC40 was the electric version or a regular gas vehicle. The Puma is not available in the U.S, and it’s a hybrid.
The Tesla Brand Is Also Top-Rated
Zutobi also gave a list of the top-rated car brands by owners. Tesla also averaged a 4.53 rating out of five from the four sites. The Model 3 was also listed as the highest-rated car out of the best-selling vehicles in Europe. It sadly didn’t make the U.S. list. While demand for EVs is growing, clearly, other cars sell more in the United States.
Despite constant issues with the technology of Tesla vehicles, owners seem to like their cars. The Model 3 was priced reasonably for what the drivers got. It’s a stylish but not luxurious car. And 267 miles on a single charge is excellent. It will be interesting to see if owners of the Model 3 stay happy with their vehicles with the continuous price increases. The Chevy Blazer EV will debut with a starting price of $30,000. That may seem like a more reasonable starting price for someone’s first EV.