The Tesla Model 3 is a compact all electric sedan that has all of the performance, technology and ease of use one would expect from a car in this class. 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 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. For now, the Model 3 rides on either 18- or 19-inch wheels, though the Performance can be upgraded to 20s. 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. The Tesla Model 3 carries over into 2020 with minimal changes.
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|MPG||Up to 148 city / 132 highway|
|Power||271 - 455 hp|
|Drivetrain||all wheel, rear-wheel|
|Curb Weight||3,552 - 4,036 lbs|