DETROIT (AP) — Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports says the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling. But testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour in emergency braking tests. The distance was worse than any modern car Consumer Reports has tested and is about 7 feet longer than a Ford F-150 pickup truck.READ MORE: ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over More
Tesla says its own tests found 60-to-zero braking distances averaging 133 feet. It also says it continually does software updates to improve factors such as stopping distance.READ MORE: Woman Finds 95-Year-Old Message In A Bottle In Michigan
The Model 3 is Tesla’s first attempt to appeal to mass-market buyers. The car that starts at $35,000 has been plagued by production delays.MORE NEWS: Here's A List Of Bills Gov. Whitmer Signed Into Law Thursday
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