For a time, the Tesla Model 3 was the sole plug-in electric sedan at its size and price point. But competitors have gained ground and now offer alternatives. The 2022 Model 3 remains among the top choices, though. Tesla has only ever made electric cars, and it's always done things differently from established carmakers. That means even now, after five years on the market, the Model 3 can successfully take on the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and a number of newer battery-powered rivals.
A key advantage is Tesla's established Supercharger network. Tesla is not just building the cars, but the means to charge them quickly. Even the Standard Range Plus model offers an EPA-predicted range around 250 miles, and the all-wheel-drive Long Range and Performance models will take you more than 300 miles. All are brisk, capable, and entertaining to drive. The interior is spacious and comfortable, while the large 15-inch touchscreen is relatively easy to operate. It scores on convenience, too. Tesla's Autopilot active cruise control takes the monotony out of highway driving, while over-the-air software updates let Tesla continually improve the Model 3's software, much like you would with your smartphone. It's more than just a great electric vehicle: The Tesla Model 3 is also a great alternative to premium sport sedans like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and more.