2020 Tesla Model 3 RWD

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  • 4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $35,000.00
  • Invoice: $0.00
  • Hwy MPG: N/A mpg
  • City MPG: N/A mpg

pros

Fully electric propulsion; excellent range; quiet operation; excellent handling; futuristic interior; available all-wheel drive

model news

Tesla doesn't update the Model 3 on a year-to-year basis, instead choosing to incrementally improve the car over time. The biggest and most recent change is the introduction of a new base model. With this model, dubbed the Standard Range model, Tesla has finally achieved what they set out to do, sell an all-electric vehicle to the masses at a base price of $35,000. This new base price is significantly less expensive than what was available earlier, truly bringing an electric only option to huge number of Americans.

value writeup

The Tesla Model 3 can be compared both to compact luxury sedans such as the BMW 3-series and the Audi A4. It can also be compared to fully electric vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF and the Volkswagen e-Golf. The Tesla offers excellent power and handling as well as ultra-modern styling, but with a starting price of $35,000, the Tesla starts at about $5,000 less than the BMW and $2,400 less than the Audi.

Compared to the LEAF and Volkswagen, the Tesla offers greater range and a stronger technology suite as well as better performance. Pricing is roughly equivalent to those two compact electric vehicles.

Buyers in the United States can expect to take advantage of tax credits designed to incentivize the purchase of an electric car. The remarkable battery-only drivetrain of the Model 3 means there's very little difference between a gasoline-powered car and an all-electric one. With all the performance, technology and ease of use one would expect from a car in this class.

model highlights

The Tesla Model 3 comes in four different configurations. Currently, the car is available in rear-wheel drive with what Tesla calls either its "standard-range battery" or its optional "mid-range battery." The car also comes in dual-motor all-wheel drive with the "long range battery," and in dual-motor all-wheel drive in "performance" guise. Tesla claims a 220-mile range for the standard battery, while the rear-drive Mid Range model will hit 60 mph in 5.6 seconds with an EPA-estimated range of 264 miles. The AWD Long Range will cover 322 miles, with acceleration to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Performance trim with all-wheel drive accomplishes the same feat in just 3.3 seconds while not compromising range. Top speed on the Performance is estimated at 155 mph.

Step inside the Tesla Model 3 and it immediately becomes apparent that the future has arrived. Rather than a typical dashboard, a 15-inch tablet-like device dominates the central dash area, displaying everything from map information to the radio. The result is an incredibly clean and spartan looking interior that does away with much of the clutter that's defined modern interior styling.

For now, the Model 3 rides on a choice of 18- or 20-inch wheels, inside you'll find what Tesla calls its Premium interior. This means that standard features include heated front seats with 12-way power adjustment, four USB ports and two smartphone docks, a tinted glass roof, custom driver profiles and one year of Tesla's connectivity service free of charge. This service includes both navigation updates with traffic as well as in-car streaming from media devices. LED foglamps and heated exterior mirrors are also standard.

For those who really want to experience the future, Tesla offers an Enhanced Autopilot option. Enhanced Autopilot includes auto-lane change, autosteer, active cruise control and Autopark and Summon functions. Tesla also expects to add fully autonomous self-driving capabilities to the Model 3, though that function is not currently available.

Exterior Color

Red Multi-Coat
Manufacturer's Color Code: RED

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Deep Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: DBMET

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Solid Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: SOLB

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Midnight Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: MSMET

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Pearl White Multi-Coat
Manufacturer's Color Code: SPW

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year N/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1) N/A
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.00
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy N/A
Cruising Range - City N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 138
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 131
Battery Range 220 mi
Engine
Engine Type Electric
Displacement N/A
Fuel System N/A
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 258
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 97 ft³
Front Head Room 40.3 in
Front Leg Room 42.7 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.3 in
Front Hip Room 53.4 in
Second Head Room 37.7 in
Second Leg Room 35.2 in
Second Shoulder Room 54 in
Second Hip Room 52.4 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 113.2 in
Length, Overall 184.8 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 72.8 in
Height, Overall 56.8 in
Track Width, Front 62.2 in
Track Width, Rear 62.2 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 15 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3552 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Size P235/45WR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 8.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 8.5 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
8 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 6.60%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

Sorry there are no rebates or incentives currently available.