For years, an affordable Tesla was an unrealized promise. First, the company talked about its fantastic yet inexpensive electric car long before it was able to build one. Then it was finally in production, but only if you put down a deposit, settled into the end of a long waitlist, and paid extra for a fully loaded model.
But if you haven’t been paying attention, you might have missed that the promise has become reality. The 2020 Tesla Model 3 now starts at just $37,990 — and that’s for a well-equipped, sharp-driving, tech-laden, unconventional compact luxury sedan that you can buy right now. And thanks to Tesla’s relentless focus on marketing, technology, and the overall user experience, the Model 3 outsold every other electric car in the country last year... combined. And it outsold every other luxury car, too. Whether you want a fun-to-drive luxury sedan or to cut your carbon footprint, read on to see if Tesla makes the right car for you.