The mid-size Tesla model 3 sedan is primarily a smaller, budget-priced copy of the flagship Model S. The body of car features a wide use of aluminum, unlike its competitors. The goal is to minimize the weight of the car.
Fashion for contactless systems.
The key to the Tesla Model 3 is a contactless card. Like the one you’re used to seeing in hotels. To use it, just bring it to the car door or to the console between the seats. There is an option to expand the functionality, as on the usual key chains, through the installed smartphone app. Therefore, we can only open the trunk from the street with a phone.
And you can go to the country!
Under the hood there is a small but roomy space for luggage needs. But in the back there is already a full-fledged trunk. It opens like a typical sedan without a rear window. Despite the fact that visually the rear part is made like a liftback. The total volume of both trunks is about 400 l. I was pleased with the ability to recline the back 2+1 in parts. Suddenly it is necessary to transport something dimensional, such as building materials.
Hi-tech in minimalism.
The interior is not quite familiar to the motorist. Especially not previously sat behind the wheel of a Tesla. Because the only button on the control console is “emergency” located on top, in the area of the hatch and multimedia control on the steering wheel. All other devices are located on the onboard PC, executed in a 15-inch touch screen. Under the display are placed not only wireless charging for two phones, but also a department for small things, cup holders. The usual minimalism for Tesla is the originality of another masterpiece from Elon Musk, although there are conservatives dissatisfied with this concept. There are no deflectors as such, the air ducts are hidden in the depth of the width of the torpedo. The two-section panoramic roof is not only pretty, but also adds additional interior lighting.
Charging and safety.
The safety of an electric car is provided not only by 8 airbags, but also by 8 cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors combined into one electronic system. A full charge from the home network will take just over 7 hours (or 1 hour for a 48 km run). With Supercharger, you can recharge the battery in less than an hour, or 30 minutes for 200 km of mileage.
The optional Long Range package differs from the standard with an 85 kWh battery, all-wheel drive, a control unit and a more productive charger. The speed of acceleration to hundreds decreased from 5.6 s to 5.1 s.
|EPA Classification||Large Cars|
|MPG/MPGe||123 Highway / 136 City|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Overall Crash Safety Rating||5 / 5 Stars|
|Battery Range||310 mi|
Starting MSRP $44,500.00
Destination Charge $1,200.00
Dealer Suggested Retail $45,700.00
The cost of the model starts from 45 thousand dollars. In conclusion, I would like to note the fact that the budget C class from Tesla, in comparison with Hyundai Ioniq Electric and Nissan Leaf is not so budget. But I am quite satisfied with it.
- Sufficient battery capacity.
- Manufacturer: Tesla.
- Wheel formula 4 × 2, 4 x 4.
- Body type: sedan.
- Front-engine, front-wheel drive layout.
- Segment: C.
- Contactless systems.
- Super interior.
- Mid-size car.
- Maybe the car is a bit unusual for some people.