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2021 Tesla Model 3: Edmunds Top Rated EV | Edmunds Top Rated Awards 2022

2021 Tesla Model 3: Edmunds Top Rated EV | Edmunds Top Rated Awards 2022

The 2021 Tesla Model 3 is one of the most popular EVs on the road today and is our pick as the Edmunds Top Rated EV for 2022. Joining the Kia Telluride as a three-time winner, the 2021 Model 3 extends Tesla's reign as maker of some of the best electric cars in the world. And while we at Edmunds have been known to come down hard on Tesla, we also recognize just how impressive the Model 3 is. With a quiet and spacious cabin, and Tesla's network of Supercharger stations, the Tesla Model 3 is one of the easiest EVs to own. Add all these strengths up and it's easy to see why the 2021 Tesla Model 3 is the winner of the Edmunds Top Rated EV award for 2022.

Edmunds Top Rated EV

2021 Tesla Model 3

Tesla's entry-level vehicle pulls off a hat trick
December 15th, 2021

Give credit to Tesla. Despite an influx of new electric vehicles hitting the market, the company's Model 3 is the Edmunds Top Rated EV, a title it's now held for three years in a row. Recent updates, such as wireless smartphone charging, extra range and a new power-operated trunk, have helped keep the Model 3 fresh. But it's the quiet, spacious and comfortable cabin that remains core to this sedan's appeal. This is an impressively easy and comfortable car to drive every day.

"Our three-time EV winner, the Model 3 still ranks above the rest thanks to its comfortable cabin, fun driving dynamics and Tesla's excellent charging infrastructure."

The Model 3 also stands out with its sharp handling and strong performance no matter what trim you choose. Go for the Model 3 Long Range and you'll enjoy one of the longest ranges of any EV Edmunds has tested. In our standardized test, the Long Range made it 345 miles on a full charge.

Further enticement comes from Tesla's Supercharger network, which is the largest system of fast-charging stations around. It greatly enhances the ease of making long trips in the Model 3. Other third-party charging networks are gaining ground, but nobody has quite caught up to Tesla yet.

The same could be said for the electric vehicle competition in general. But for now, the Tesla Model 3 is still the one to beat.

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