The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is not only a great electric vehicle, but also one that genuinely stands up to scrutiny against gas-powered cars and even similarly priced luxury compact sedans. The Tesla Model 3 is able to out-accelerate, and out-drive, many respected rivals like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With more range than most EV competitors, as well as access to Tesla's Supercharger network, the Model 3 is fit for road trips, too.
The lineup offers several choices—Standard Range, Standard Range Plus, Mid Range, and Long Range—with EPA-estimated ranges from 220 miles to 310 miles. You can also choose rear- or all-wheel-drive models, with the top-of-the-line AWD Performance offering sensational performance. But all Model 3s are fun and fast to drive. They're loaded with technology, too, with all but essential driving controls accessed via a 15-inch touchscreen. It's relatively easy to operate but can be a bit distracting while you're driving. There are driver aids to help, though. Tesla's Autopilot cruise control system adds some useful assistance for highway driving. The Tesla Model 3's success among buyers is deserved—it's an impressive alternative to the typical premium sedans.