Tesla Model 3 "Trunk" hole
Now that the wraps have come off, we can finally make a relatively straight comparison between the the Tesla Model E ... er Model 3, the Chevy Bolt, and others in the Космос like the Prius Prime. This pulls no punches, so don't read on if you're a fanboy или irrational. Tesla Model 3
215 mile estimated range
Fun and sporty to drive
Relentless Tesla over-the-air updates. Do NOT underestimate the power of Tesla's OTA updates
Best Autopilot (Semi-self-driving tech) in the industry
Rear-wheel-drive, with optional All-wheel-drive (AWD)
True fully independent suspension for a better ride and handling
Floor-mounted batteries for handling
Panoramic glass roof
Front and rear "trunks" for cargo storage
Tesla brand image
Free Supercharger network
A domestic maker, if Ты want to buy American, with factories in California and Nevada
Tesla Model 3 (not base model)
Ridiculously tiny хобот, ствол opening. It's NOT a hatchback, folks, even though it looks like one. Seems like yet another compromise for that panoramic glass roof.
Panoramic glass roof - Elon needs to visit Texas, Florida, etc. дана that the Model X struggles to cool in warm weather, this could get really ugly.
Panoramic glass roof - Some people prefer having metal protecting their heads in a crash, not a sheet of glass
Panoramic glass roof - Probably adds thousand(s) of dollars to the price, hopefully is optional
Curved windshield will cook Ты in the summer with less crash protection than a metal structure
Tesla's mediocre build quality.
Long-term viability of Tesla (e.g. warranty, parts support) дана that they aren't even profitable and are running on borrowed time and money
Elon's fragile ego makes bizarre decisions sometimes. Witness the carbon fiber panels and narrowed side sills on the Roadster (which nearly bankrupted the company), idiotic, fragile and unreliable сокол Wing doors and stupid, expensive monopost seats on the X (there's a reason the industry only uses those on Показать cars, Elon; real people want to fold seats and actually have Космос for their feet). We'll have to see how this materializes on the Model 3
Pre-order lunacy - "A fool and his money are soon parted", или "Well, let's not start sucking each other's dicks quite yet." Most of those pre-orders will Отменить when they realize they can't make Далее month's rent, that they didn't understand the concept of a tax credit, или that they just pre-ordered something they know nothing about and doesn't have a real хобот, ствол opening. Americans following the herd, making large, foolish financial decisions while frothing at the mouth? That could never happen! (uncredited, circa 2008). I'd be surprised if Tesla actually sells and delivers even 1/4th the pre-order amount. There's also the Вопрос of Tesla is even capable of making that much product. Welcome to the big leagues, gentlemen. Try not to get killed. Chevy Bolt:
200+ mile range
Lower price in the low $30,000 range
True station wagon/Hatchback cargo area
Solid performance, at least in a straight line
Low-mounted battery for good handling
American-made, if Ты care about that
Chevy Bolt pre-production
Primative torsion-beam rear suspension barely counts as independent rear suspension
Virtually no Обновления after Ты buy the car. Want Далее year's tech? Chevy has a $33,000 upgrade plan (e.g. buy Далее year's Bolt).
Boring, cheap interior with the same retarded ergonomics as the company that brought Ты the Camaro's gunslit windows and crotch-facing touch screen and the Silverado's jaunty steering wheel THAT DOESN'T EVEN LINE UP WITH THE MIDDLE OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT.
Chevy brand not really a plus if Ты care about that
One trunk, not two
Front-wheel-drive, no AWD option
Chevy/GM helped kill the Red Car mass transit system in LA to sell еще cars; seems a bit weird to buy an electric car from a company so evil like that. I think the saying goes: Forgiveness is divine, but sometimes that mutherfucker needs to die.
When driving или noticing details, Ты sometimes get the feeling the GM, Ford and Chrysler cut corners, especially in interiors and "engineering" (disclosure: I drive a Gen1 Chevy Volt; it's probably the best built Chevy ever, but they made stupid decisions like 4 seats, no AWD, torsion beam suspension, etc.) Prius Prime
Toyota quality - Ты know it's engineered to perfection, bulletproof and will give Ты 200,000 miles of service
еще fun to drive than before
May have an AWD option in 2017
True independent suspension
"Unlimited" range only limited by your stomach for pumping in foreign oil.
Slow as hell, roughly 9 секунды to 60 MPH. Grandma in Costco's power scooter is significantly faster in the quarter mile.
As passionate as a dead fish, and definitely speaks volumes about your fun-loving and fiercely independent personality.
Toyota is incredibly boring and conservative when it comes to autonomous driving technology, among other things. Don't expect ANY Обновления to the primitive self-driving tech. This is a big deal: it's like buying a phone that will never be updated.
Still drives like an слон corpse - "More fun to drive" is relative; the old Prius was literally one of the worst cars in the world to drive. The Prime is better, but it's not even close to a sports sedan. It's like saying your dog's shit smells "less bad". But but but the badge is the same height as the FR-S's badge! AMAZINGS!
Cheap interior with bizarre white console (you'll understand when Ты see it.. Toyota should огонь that designer)
Polarizing looks, some would call it ugly. By "some", I mean "all people."
Slanted хэтчбэк, хэтчбек, хетчбэк cuts into cargo area, but it's still worlds better than the Model 3's хобот, ствол "hole"
Wheels look midget-sized; огонь that designer... again
Only 20 miles of battery range. After that, you're running on pollution-spewing oil
If anything goes wrong, get ready to be blamed because you're a "filthy, stupid American" (see: Toyota сиденье, место, сиденья ремень, пояс, пояса failures, oil gelling, sudden acceleration, Tataka airbag shrapnel) Apple Titan
Comes in an amazing box.
Charger plugs in right side up, или upside down, because, Ты know, people are idiots, apparently.
Plays a cools sound when Ты turn it on.
Has independent touch screens for each passenger so that Ты can ignore your spouse and children in the precious moments Ты have together and instead check Farcebook updates.
Semi-autonomous driving powered by яблоко Maps.
Semi-autonomous driving powered by яблоко Maps: Ты will die.
Ты can't service the battery, motors, pumps, fluids, tires, brakes nor wipers. Ты cannot pop the hood. It's all glued, welded, and sealed to hell since яблоко knows everyone's a moron and cannot be trusted to actually do anything on their own. Car is disposable and designed to be obsolete in 2 years.
Batteries will explode, but Applecare will send your widow a refurbished used replacement car.
In the event that your battery doesn't explode, battery will have 1/2 life in 2 years and cannot be replaced.
Designed in California, made in a sweatshop in Asia by child slave labor.
Costs $298,000, but only $35,000 with a contract. Contract has a $260,000 early termination fee. яблоко Car has $10,000 activation fee. $12,000 carrier fee.
Only has one button inside, Ты know, for people confused by еще than one button.
Is overpriced and slower than what Ты get from Chevy, but costs 3x еще because of the logo. Exact same processor, er, motor inside.