Tesla Model 3 As A Family Vehicle – Thumbs Up Or Down
When the Tesla Model 3 was in pre-production, Tesla promised it would be many things. These included having a price of $35K (nope), offer a very low cost of ownership (OK), and being extremely safe (sure). These are attributes that any great family car should have. However, they are not the only attributes a great family vehicle should have. Here is our analysis of the Tesla Model 3 as a family vehicle.
What Is A Family? What Is A Family Vehicle?
We see red flags everywhere related to the question, “what is a family?” Our general opinion is that a family is any group of people who consider themselves a family. However, when it comes to vehicles, the term family generally implies some things we will adopt for the basis of our story. First, a family involves children. Second, that a family vehicle is one that has attributes that make it more practical day to day than say, a Kawasaki Ninja.
Another important consideration is the family fleet. In a family with two adults and one child with three different types of vehicles, it is hard not to say that a Tesla Model 3 would be an ideal part of that mix. For this story, we are going to ask a more specific question. Is a Tesla Model 3 a great family vehicle if it is the primary vehicle and if the family has children? Here we go:
Baby Test: It Fits! We knew the Tesla Model 3 would make a splash when it was introduced. Pretty much every Tesla has. But when nearly 400,000 people plunked down a refundable $1,000 to reserve one, we were surprised. “100,000 would have been an impressive number,” Elon Musk said.
Model 3 is designed for electric-powered performance, with quick acceleration, long range and fast charging.
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Yes, the 2023 Model 3 is a very good car. In addition to three potent and fuel-efficient electric powertrain options, this Tesla handles well and boasts an impressive driving range. The interior is simple but elegantly designed, and the front seats are spacious and comfortable.
In an FAQ about the all-new Tesla Model 3 electric car, Consumer Reports answers key questions for buyers.