Tesla has revolutionized the world of electric vehicles and the Model 3 is the least cost way to have one of the company’s technological marvels right in your driveway. A four-door car that’s about identical to the BMW 3-series The Model 3 boasts quick acceleration and a futuristic, minimalist interior. There are a variety of battery options available as well as all versions are capable of delivering over 200 miles on one charge. The Long Range model claims a distance from 322 miles. Our tests showed that the Performance model went from 0 at 60mph to zero in quick 3.5 minutes. The Model 3 is the cheapest Tesla you can purchase however, the $36,200 Standard Range model is available exclusively through physical Tesla stores. The least expensive model that is available online is the $39190 Standard Range Plus.
What’s New for 2020?
Tesla constantly changes its vehicles through modifications to its software that are made over the air and occasionally, even new mechanical components However, Tesla does not release updates in its models on a regular model-year basis. Therefore, it is impossible to know what modifications could be made on Model 3 Model 3 in the coming months, and Tesla does not provide any information about the future regarding the latest updates. Model 3 Model 3 recently added features like lane-keep assistance and the standard Autopilot capabilities (this is the name the company uses for its auto-driving capability) and is now equipped with an additional charging feature through the upgraded V3 Supercharger system.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Standard Range Plus Standard Range Plus model, priced at just under $40,000 is the most value. Its estimated 250 miles driving range is enough for the majority of people. Additionally, it comes equipped with heated seats in the front as well as navigation.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Like most EVs as with most EVs, like most EVs, the Model 3 gains speed smoothly and nearly silently, with the motor’s electric motor delivering powerful acceleration when you stop. The rear-wheel drive Long Range model we tested was able to sprint from 0 to 60 speed in 5.1 minutes. Its Model 3 Performance rockets to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds–0.4 second faster than the larger Model S 100D. It is also more costly Model S 100D. Like the other Teslas, the Model 3 carries its battery underneath the floor, which results in a lower middle of gravity. This allows it to change direction fast and feel solid and steady in tight corners. The steering is precise and well-weighted and has three settings that alter the amount of effort required to steer. The ride is comfortable but not too harsh. It’s quiet and doesn’t have the hum of a gas-powered engine, but there is plenty of sound inside the cabin as the tires bang and thrash over road imperfections.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
There are three distinct Model 3 trims are offered with each having a distinct estimated range of driving. Its Standard Range Plus model is the most affordableand has a an estimated distance at 250 miles. Upgrades to Long Range or Performance models extends its range to 322 miles. Of of course it’s not easy to reach and we’ve seen it on our lengthy Long Range Model 3 test vehicle. It’s a great choice for charging. Model 3 offers several different charging options: Tesla’s fast-charging network known as Superchargers as well as adapters to DC public charging stations as well as 120- and 240-volt outlets, as well as a home-charging station.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The various models that are available for Model 3 Model 3 are rated between 113 and 141 MPGe according to the EPA. The test car however only managed 84 MPGe as we drove it for a 200-mile test of fuel efficiency on the highway. Its Model 3 comes standard with aluminum wheels, which are surrounded by aerodynamic hubcaps made of plastic. We wanted to determine what impact these hubcaps can have on the car’s performance We tested the hubcaps and were shocked to find that they were more effective than we expected.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
It’s not a stretch when claim this: Tesla Model 3 is a truly unique car. Tesla Model 3 has an interior that’s unlike any other car available today. It’s surprisingly simple inside, with everything being controlled by the monolithic display situated in the middle of the dash. The Tesla’s flat, low floor creates a spacious and airy feeling inside. The seats in the front are comfortable and comfortable, while the back seats are uncomfortable and cramped. Don’t expect adults to enjoy their time in them. Removing the 60/40 split-folding rear seat is easy and can expand the trunk to a great extent. The seatbacks on the Model 3 fold flat, as well giving you a continuous cargo floor to transport heavier objects. With the seats in the rear folded in this way, it’s Model 3 provides enough room to accommodate 15 suitcases for carry-ons. The Model 3 also has ample cubbies and bins in the cabin.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The navigation, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity are standard. However, it is odd that the Model 3 is oddly not accessible with AM radio or SiriusXM satellite radio. Many internet-streaming radio choices are included in the standard. The Model 3 isn’t compatible by Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. To make waiting at charging stations easier to endure the Model 3 offers plenty of entertainment options on its main display, which includes Netflix, YouTube, and an array of arcade games.