Here’s the electric car you’ve been waiting for. Or, rather, here’s the one the somewhere north of 500,000 of you who put down $1,000 to preorder one, anyway. We’re finally getting a chance to try out the 2018 Tesla Model 3, the long-awaited solution to Tesla‘s biggest problem: It sells cars that most people can’t afford. The Model 3 is thus poised to shift Tesla down from hallowed, aspirational startup to legitimate, skeptic-free corporate success.
THE GOODClean looks, a distinctive yet practical interior layout and solid performance create what seems like a perfect package.
THE BADSerious usability issues exist. Some will be polished away with over-the-air updates, but others will remain.
THE BOTTOM LINETesla’s affordable EV isn’t exactly affordable yet, but it sure does drive nice.