2021 Tesla Model 3
$41,490 | U.S. News Overall Score: 8.8/10
The 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus is currently the least expensive Tesla you can buy. It’s an electric vehicle technology showcase, with a range of 263 miles on a single charge and the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.
Opt for the higher-tier Performance trim, and this Tesla can bolt from zero to 60 mph in as low as 3.1 seconds. The Performance model’s top speed is 162 mph.
Unlike most cars, the Model 3 has very few buttons and switches. Instead, nearly every vehicle function is commanded through its 15-inch central touch screen. The Model 3 comes standard with a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, and navigation, but does not support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
It is scored near the top of our luxury hybrid and electric car ranking.