Now listed at US$35,000, or $47,600 Canadian, the price CEO Elon Musk had touted at the car’s launch in 2016, the electric sedan will no doubt be scooped up by a bunch of Canadians who have been waiting for a lower-cost Tesla option, or those who are already loyal to the brand and are looking to expand their collection.
That is pretty affordable, but up that high in market, there’s still lots of competition—it’s not hard to find plenty of similar cars that will get you to where you need to go for the same amount of cash.
From other electric options to sportier whips to more luxurious gas-powered vehicles, here are five cars you can get for the same price of a Tesla Model 3.
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Here’s your closest alternative: It’s also electric, also under $50,000, and, unlike the Tesla Model 3, it’s produced by a company with over a century of automotive manufacturing experience. Yeah, Chevrolet has been at it for 107 years. Wild, right?
The Chevrolet Bolt EV starts at $44,600, tops out at $49,600 and beats the Model 3 in range, at 383 km per charge. Sure, it’s not as sexy and your coworkers won’t want to take your car out for lunch just because, but it does have that hatchback, which they may want to utilize when it’s time to make a quick trip to IKEA.