The 2022 Tesla Model 3: How Does It Rate?

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the best EVs in its class, and only received low scores regarding its reliability, value, and comfortability.
Written by Serena Aburahma
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Mar 15, 2022
Tesla
is the dominant car brand when it comes to EVs, and the Model 3 is Tesla's most affordable option so far.
The Model 3 is already a
better Tesla option
compared to other cars in Tesla's lineup, but some customers may be wondering how the Model 3 stacks up against other EVs. Here's a look at the 2022 Tesla Model 3 and how it rates overall.

The best things about the 2022 Tesla Model 3

Tesla has a lot of experience making EVs, so it's no surprise that the Model 3 is a good EV. According to
Consumer Reports
, two of the best things about the 2022 Tesla Model 3 have to do with how efficient and cheap to own it is. 
All EVs run on electricity, but
how efficiently they run
also matter. The Model 3 is actually the leader in terms of EV efficiency, as it gets about 142 MPGe. The only non-Tesla EV that comes close to that is the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and it gets 133 MPGe. 
Its performance, range, and front-seat comfort were also high points. The 2022 Tesla Model 3 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, and it handles well, too. Thanks to its comfortable front seats and its 353-mile max range, the Model 3 is a fun car to drive around.

The not so hot things about the 2022 Tesla Model 3

While the 2022 Tesla Model 3's front seats were good, its rear seats were not up to par. The overall layout of the rear seats means that it's going to be more uncomfortable compared to the front seats.
The Model 3 also has a stiff ride. This may make long drives less fun overall. Another issue with long drives is that the Tesla Model 3 has some long charging times. It can take between 7 and 12 hours depending on the charger, but at least Model 3 owners won't have to pay to use
Tesla's Supercharger network
.
When it comes to controls, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 is lacking. Almost everything that can be adjusted must be done on the Model 3's 15-inch touch screen display. This can be very difficult if you need to adjust something while you're on the road. 

How does the 2022 Tesla Model 3 stack up overall?

Overall, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 has a score of 79 out of 100 making it the fifth-best car in its class. The Model 3 also scored well in terms of owner satisfaction rating getting a 5 out of 5. The highest rating the Model 3 received was its driving experience getting a 96 out of 100.
The Tesla Model 3 didn't get high scores everywhere, though. Its reliability rating is a pretty average 3 out of 5, and its comfort rating was 71 out of 100. 
The worst area it scored on was its value rating receiving a 55 out of 100. This is probably due to the fact that the Model 3 starts at about $45,000, and is currently not eligible for federal tax credits.

Every Tesla needs to be insured

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 may have some low maintenance costs, but accidents can still happen.
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