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Tesla's Model 3 fails to nab Consumer Reports recommendation

Tesla Model 3
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The Tesla Model 3 did not receive an endorsement from Consumer Reports due to flaws like a long stopping distance and its cumbersome touchscreen controls, reports CNBC.

Why it matters: Though Tesla disputes Consumer Reports' reported stopping distance — which the magazine says was longer than that of a Ford F-150 pickup — the failure to obtain a recommendation is another thorn in the side for Elon Musk's electric carmaker, which has faced issues meeting production goals for its mass-market vehicle.