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Maybe Your Next Family Car Should Be a Tesla Model 3

Four significant markers make the Tesla Model 3 great for families; safety, value, design, and technology. The combination of these four allowed it to take top place in the Good Housekeeping & Car and Driver ‘Best New Family Cars of 2020’ Awards in the category of Best Electric Sedan in 2020.

What makes the Tesla Model 3 great for families?

Safety

The Tesla Model 3 has an exceptionally high safety score in crash tests. It received top marks from safety organizations in North America, Europe, and Australia, including a five-star crash test safety rating from consumer information agency EuroNCAP and a 2019 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

As pointed out in the Tech of Tech series, factors that make Teslas so safe has a good deal to do with the electric drivetrains. Designed from the beginning as an EV allows for a much more significant risk reduction in collisions.

Value

The Tesla Model 3 has an excellent driving range and fuel economy, as you would expect for an electric vehicle. According to the standard range version of the Tesla Model 3 gets 131 miles per gallon. This makes the $35k and up price tag quite a reasonable price point.

If you do encounter mechanical issues, much of your servicing can be done remotely. Over-the-air updates help to improve your Tesla over time, while remote diagnostics and the support of our Mobile Service technicians reduce your need to ever visit a Service Center. In the rare case that your car requires a shop visit, service will be quick and seamless.

Design

The interior layout is both futuristic and extremely minimal. While this is an appealing aesthetic for many excited over the Tesla brand, others who may want a bit more pomp and plushness should look elsewhere. Car seats fit quite nicely in the rear, and everyone in the suburbs will be very impressed.

The inside of Model 3 is unlike any other car. You can use your smartphone as a key, and access all driver controls in the central 15-inch touchscreen. The all-glass roof extends from front to back, creating a sense of openness from every seat.

Tesla Model 3 Technology

Technology enthusiasts will find a good deal to be excited about but may find the Tesla Model 3 it less than desirable in a few aspects. You won’t find Apple Carplay, Android Auto, or Sirius XM. The music you can listen to has the option of being delivered by a custom audio system featuring 15 interior speakers. This provides the opportunity for sound quality comparable to a professional recording studio.

If anything is lacking, it could be the technology features offered by many other legacy automakers. You’ll also want to do some research on nearby charging stations or consider having one installed in your own home. However, that said, the Tesla Model 3 more than makes up for those with the number of modern electric features offered at a fraction of the cost. The Tesla Model 3 is absolutely a great electric sedan for the family.