2022 Tesla Model 3 has come out strong in the automobile industry. A lot of buyers have praised the electric vehicle and a good percent of them have recommended buying it. Its performance, quality, comfort, value, reliability, and styling are all on various platforms been applauded.
But is it really this good? To know the answers we must look at the specs and performance of this EV. So, let’s find out.
The model with rear-wheel drive starts at $48,490. Long Range starts at $59,440 and the highest trim, Performance starts at $64,440.
The price of the models is accessible; but the most liked one is the Tesla Model 3 Long Range as in $59,440, it can make 358 miles of driving on a single charge.
Battery Power, Charging, Range of the Tesla Model 3
Tesla gives three choices of batteries: the base model of the lineup, Standard Range Plus, is powered by a 54-kWh battery with two AC electric motors that makes an estimated horsepower of 340 and an estimated torque of 330 lb-ft paired with a fuel economy of 138/126 MPGe in rear-wheel drive. It can travel up to 272 miles on a single charge.
The people’s favorite, the Long Range model, is powered by a 75-kWh battery with two AC electric motors that generate a horsepower of 447 and a torque of 376 lb-ft. The car is an all-wheel drive and can travel 358 miles on a single charge paired with a fuel economy of 118/107 MPGe.
The Tesla Model 3 Performance is equipped with a 75-kWh battery with two AC electric motors that generate a horsepower of 580 and an estimated torque of 481 lb-ft. Performance can travel up to 315 miles with a single charge and can provide a fuel economy of 118/107 MPGe in all-wheel drive type.
Interior of the Tesla Model 3
The inside of the Tesla Model 3 is pleasantly simple. Practically everything is controlled by a fifteen-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. The interior can be ‘all black’ or ‘black and white’ based on your preference.
Cargo space is 22.9 cubic feet. The front seats are relaxing and spacious, one can be comfortable all throughout the journey. However, rear seats can be a bit short on space for an adult to fit in.
If you are looking for a family-friendly car then sadly this EV is not for you.
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Features of the Tesla Model 3
Standard features in the base are power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, dual wireless charging pads, hour USB ports, a panoramic glass roof, leather vegan upholstery, a power trunk lid, a fifteen-inch infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Safety features include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, surround-view parking camera, and blind spot monitoring.
Although the people’s favorite feature is the smart summon, which helps you to call or summon your car by using smartphone software.
Should I buy Tesla Model 3?
The price of the EV is quite reasonable with a choice of three engines and a simple but satisfactory interior. Battery power is also sufficient and it is very well equipped as well.
But if you are a big family with five adults, it can be a bit tedious for passengers sitting in the back seats of the car as it is not very spacious and can be really uneasy for long rides. In this case, you might want to consider Tesla Model Y.
Alternative for Tesla Model 3
Lexus ES starts at $41,875. The car offers three choices of available engines. ES 250 AWD is powered by a 2.5L inline 4 that produces a horsepower of 203 and a torque of 184 lb-ft paired with a fuel economy of 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. Other is a 3.5L V6 engine installed in the ES 350 that produces a horsepower of 302 and a torque of 267 lb-ft paired with a fuel economy of 22 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. While the last choice of engine is a 2.5L inline-4 paired with an electric motor that produces a combined horsepower of 215 and a torque of 163 lb-ft and a fuel economy of 43 MPG in the city and 44 MPG on the highway.