2019 Tesla Model 3 Electric

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Updated on: June 11, 2021

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Tesla has mildly updated the Model 3 for 2019 by adding versatility to the lineup, with the inclusion of more trims. On the other hand, the 2019 Model 3 comes standard with the Performance package that used to be an optional extra in 2018. The Models have been segregated in terms of the performance along with the range and drivetrain they offer. The Top speed of the Tesla Model 3 has now gone up to 155MPH while the Maximum range is now 325 miles.

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Pros

Insane Acceleration

Great Driving Range

Tech laden Cabin

Precise Handling

Good Network of Supercharger Stations

Cons

Average Build Quality

Pay per Use of Superchargers

Long Charging time with domestic network

What's New?

Lower MSRP for all trims

Higher top speed of 155mph

Standard Performance Upgrade Package


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$35000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

258 hp

torque

317 lb.-ft.

transmission

1-speed direct drive

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

113.2 in.

length

184.8 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

56.8 in.

curb weight

3552 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

97 cu ft.

cargo volume

15 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.3 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

8 yr./ 100,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

8 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes

ev battery warranty

8 yr./ 100,000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Standard Range $35,000 onwards

258 hp | Electric | Electric

  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AcuraWatch Safety and Driver Assistive Suite
  • AM/FM/HD, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist

Standard Range Plus $39,990 onwards

Electric | Electric

  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Leatherette Seats

Mid Range $42,900 onwards

Electric | Electric

Long Range $44,500 onwards

271 hp | Electric | Electric

Performance $58,000 onwards

Electric | Electric

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.9

Engine And Performance

6.7

Fuel Economy

9.9

Interior

7.3

Exterior

6.7

Safety

8.5

Competition

8.1

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


The Model 3 from Tesla, comes up as the most affordable offering from the marque that you can get in the market right now. Prices for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 starts from $26,950 for the base Standard trim and goes over $49,950 for the top of the line Performance Trim with AWD. The primary rivals to the 2019 Model 3 come in the form of the BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt and the Nissan Leaf.

2019 Tesla model 3 electric sedan front view
2019 Tesla model 3 electric sedan rear view

7.9/10
Pricing and Features

6.7/10
Engine and Performance

9.9/10
Fuel Economy

7.3/10
Interior

6.7/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety

8.1/10
Competition


2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Pricing and Features

7.9/10

Tesla has added a multitude of trims for the 2019 Model 3 so as to make it more affordable and accessible for everyone. The 6 trims have subtle differences in terms of the features on offers but differ in terms of range and top speed.

Trim

Standard (Rear Wheel)

Standard Plus (Rear Wheel)

Mid-Range (Rear Wheel)

Long Range(Rear-Wheel)

Long Range(Dual Motor)

Performance(Dual Motor)

MSRP

$26,950

$28,950

$31,950

$34,950

$38,950

$49,950

Features

Standard Interior Pkg.

Partial Premium Interior Pkg.

Premium Interior Pkg.

Premium Interior Pkg.

Premium Interior Pkg.

Premium Interior Pkg.

 

220 Mile Range

240 Mile Range

264 Mile Range

325 Mile Range

310 Mile Range

310 Mile Range

 

130MPH Top Speed

140MPH Top Speed

140MPH Top Speed

140MPH Top Speed

145MPH Top Speed

162MPH Top Speed

 

19" Sport Wheels

19" Sport Wheels

19" Sport Wheels

19" Sport Wheels

19" Sport Wheels

20" Performance Wheels

We Recommend

We recommend the Long Range trim of the 2019 Tesla model 3 as it bundles in the premium interior package that adds to the value of the Sedan.

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Engine and Performance

6.7/10

The powerful 258 horsepower electric motor of the Tesla Model 3 Sedan smoothly gains the speed and is exceptionally quiet when doing so. It provides a strong torque right away and it is very responsive even at slow speeds. There is no shifting, thanks to the direct drive transmission and the transmission from acceleration to higher speeds is quite easy to manage.

Models

Tesla Model 3 sedan Long Range

BMW i3

Nissan Leaf SL

Chevrolet Bolt LT

MSRP

$34,950

$45,445

$37,095

$37,495

Engine

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Transmission

Automatic

Automatic

Automatic

Automatic

Horsepower

258 hp

170 hp

170 hp

200 hp

Torque

NA

184 lb-ft

187 lb-ft

266 lb-ft

Among all the four electric vehicles, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan proves to have that best performing engine with the highest horsepower of 258. It is followed by the Chevrolet Bolt with a horsepower output of 200. Sharing a fairly engine power are the BMW i3 and the Nissan Leaf with an equal horsepower of 170. So quite evidently, we know who wins the race in this aspect.

Acceleration

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan is a strategically crafted amalgamation of responsive acceleration and confident cornering. Even though it's not an ideal sport sedan, the Model 3 is definitely among the fastest electric vehicles in the market.

2019 Tesla model 3 electric sedan cover 0-60 in 4.6 sec

What makes the 2019 Model 3 a fast car is its AWD setup and a super responsive Electric Motor. Because the gap between mashing and throttle and the wheel spinning is literally non-existent.

Models

Tesla Model 3 sedan

BMW i3

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Bolt EV

0-60 MPH

4.6 seconds

7 seconds

6.3 seconds

6.5 seconds

Quarter mile

13.3 seconds

15.6 seconds

17.3 seconds

14.9 seconds

Engine

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

NA

NA

NA

As discussed above, leading the table with the strongest engine, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has the best initial acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in a whopping 4.6 seconds and it outperforms all of its rivals by quite a margin as the second fastest in the lot is the Nissan Leaf with a timing of 6.3 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark. Quarter mile figures reflect the same story with the Model 3 leading the pack, the Leaf being the slowest and the BMW and the Chevy stacked in between the 2.

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan showcases impressive balance while entering corners, transitioning through the bend and exiting it powerfully. The heavy battery is the reason behind its low-center of gravity and the weight distribution from front to rear is quite uniform. The 18-inch wheels can be a little bothering in matters of handling but the optional 19-inch wheels perform better. As for the steering wheel, it is very quick off the center and is nicely weighted with minimal feedback. It offers you three different settings to choose from Standard, Comfort, and Sport. The AWD system works well to maintain a perfect balance between ride and handling and allow for smooth transition of power throughout the 4 wheels.

Braking

The powerful four-piston front brakes of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has fixed calipers and is very easy to modulate. However, you wouldn't feel the need of hitting the brakes very often due to the lift-throttle mechanism which features regenerative braking.

2019 Tesla model 3 electric sedan has front brake of 12.6 in.

Like the acceleration, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan is the fastest in braking as well. In comparison to its rivals, Tesla brings the car to a halt from 60 mph in just 119 feet. It's followed by the BMW i3 with a distance of 125 feet, which has a lot to do with its light curb weight.

Model

Tesla Model 3 sedan

BMW i3

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

11

11.1

NA

Brake Rear (in.)

13.2

11

11.5

NA

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3549 lbs

2961 lbs

3323 lbs

3563 lbs

60-0 MPH (ft.)

119 feet

125 feet

129 feet

132 feet

Next up is the Nissan Leaf with the third best distance of 129 feet and the Chevrolet Bolt, the heaviest of them all, comes last by stopping at 132 feet when coming down from 60 to 0 mph.

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Fuel Economy

9.9/10

The fuel efficiency of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan along with all the other electric cars is measured by MPGe which is a unit to measure the efficiency of an electric vehicle compared to the gasoline-based cars. The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has a rating of 130 MPGe, which means it can cover a range of 130 miles from an amount of electrical energy which is equal to the energy contained in one gallon of gasoline.

Model

Tesla Model 3 sedan

BMW i3

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Bolt EV

MPGE (city)

120

N/A

124

128

MPGE (highway)

112

N/A

99

110

MPGE (combined)

116

100

112

119

It has an increased economy of 136 MPGe in cities while it suffers in the highways with 123 MPGe. Other than that, the Tesla can drive up to a distance of 310 miles on a single charge, longer than any of the other electric vehicles in the market.In terms of the competition, the Chevrolet bolt rakes in the best MPG figures, while the Tesla follows it the closest. The Nissan leaf comes the next best while the BMW i3 offers the least in this comparison.

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Interior

7.3/10

The Tesla Model 3 Sedan has a flat and low interior floor which gives an airy and spacious feel inside. The front seats are very comfortable and supportive although the rear seat suffers from the lack of thigh support and the low bottom cushion leads to an uncomfortable experience.

2019 Tesla model 3 electric sedan front seats

The flat leather seats are broad and are not hard. The seat adjustments are quite simple to manage and are very effective. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan along with the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt has a passenger capacity of 5 while the BMW i3 houses only 4 passengers.

Model

Tesla Model 3 sedan

BMW i3

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Passenger capacity

5

4

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/56.3/42.7

39.6/53.6/40.5

41.2/54.3/42.1

39.7/54.6/41.6

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.7/54.0/35.2

37.2/49.2/31.9

37.3/52.5/33.3

37.9/52.8/36.5

As for the front row headroom, the Nissan Leaf takes the spotlight while the Tesla and the BMW share the lowest figures. However, Tesla manages to climb back up with generous legroom while the BMW still suffers. When we go to the second row, the Chevrolet impresses with the most spacious headroom and legroom, while the BMW continues to suffer in these aspects as well.

Interior Features

  • Bucket front seats
  • Split folding rear seatback
  • Remote keyless power door locks
  • 4 one-touch power windows
  • Rear view camera
  • Electric power steering
  • Climate control
  • Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Infotainment

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan comes with a standard 15-inch infotainment system that has nearly all the functions of the car built into it and is well organized and easy to use.

2019 Tesla model 3 electric sedan infotainment display

It also features a Google-based navigation system and the Premium Upgrades package offers you an updated audio system with a wide spectrum sound.

  • Navigation and voice control
  • Bluetooth phone
  • Mobile Wi-Fi
  • 4 USB port
  • Remote control Smartphone application

Cargo Capacity

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan comes with a trunk which can be as spacious as a hatchback. It is wide and broad and also has a secret deep well under the floor of the cargo area. The rear seats when folded flat increase the cargo space significantly.

Model

Tesla Model 3 sedan

BMW i3

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Trunk Volume (ft.3)

15

15.1

NA

16.9

When compared to the other rivals, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has the least cargo volume of 15 cubic feet, only a point less than the BMW i3 with 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Chevrolet Bolt enjoys the most spacious trunk volume with 16.9 cubic feet.

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2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Exterior

6.7/10

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan enjoys fairly massive exterior dimensions and it just amplifies its presence on the road. The design of the sedan is futuristic but still manages to look conventional. The LED DRL and the Tesla logo makes you realize that the Model 3 is a Tesla from far behind. It is good looking from all angles and doesn't make you feel ambiguous, when you take it to your child's school or to the market.

Model

Tesla Model 3 sedan

BMW i3

Nissan Leaf

Chevrolet Bolt EV

Curb weight (lbs.)

3549

2961

3323

3563

Length(in)

184.8

157

175

164

Width(in)

72.8

70

69.7

69.5

Height(in)

56.8

62

61

62.8

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

5.5

6.3

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

113.2

101

106.3

102.4

Track width (in) F/R

62.2/62.2

61.9/61.3

60.6/60.4

59.1/59.1

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan boasts to be the longest, widest and has the largest wheelbase along with being the shortest in height among the others. The BMW i3 being the lightest among the four is also short in length and has the least wheelbase. The Nissan Leaf has fairly balanced dimensions meanwhile the Chevrolet Bolt other than being the heaviest in the group is also the tallest and least wide.

Exterior Features

  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • LED headlamp
  • Fixed rear window with defroster
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Light tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Front fog lamps
  • Trunk rear cargo access
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2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Safety

8.5/10

Tesla likes to boast about the safety of its vehicles and the Model 3 is no different. The Tesla Model 3 adds quite a lot of active safety features and advanced systems like adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. The Autopilot feature is the most significant of them all.

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Front Camera
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Competition

8.1/10

Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW i3

The BMW i3 is reputed as a unique and unconventional electric car. The carbon fiber and aluminum structure of the BMW derives its energy from the 170 horsepower electric motor and has an optional 184 horsepower electric motor allotted to its i3s trim sporty version which has phenomenal driving dynamics and great suspension.

2019 BMW i3

When compared to the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan, the BMW has a less powerful engine, slow acceleration, and braking and thus, it needs some tweaking on its end to put up a stronger fight.

Tesla Model 3 vs. Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is an ideal electric vehicle for everyday use due to its extended driving range. The 40kwh battery runs the electric motor and has an economy of 151 MPGe. It features DC quick charging that has the capability of recharging 90 miles worth of power in 30 minutes.

2019 Nissan Leaf

Adding to that, the camera based self-steering lane keeping assist and pro pilots assist adaptive cruise control is optional. In comparison with the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Sedan, it lacks engine performance, has very poor acceleration and braking and hence, it still doesn't match the standards of the Tesla.

Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV

The quick and exciting Chevrolet Bolt is really worth its value, thanks to its floor-mounted battery powering its electric motor and generating a horsepower of 200. It has a range of 190 miles in a single charge and 96 MPGe of efficiency. The acceleration is great and it drives significantly well over rough terrains. The Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible infotainment system has a 10.2-inch touch screen and an additional 8-inch digital gauge are eye-catching interior features.

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Up against the 2019 Tesla Model 3, the engine is less powerful but adequate, the acceleration suffers a little and so does the braking. It does have a larger cargo space and hence, all these factors make it the only tough competition with the Tesla.

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric Final Verdict

The Tesla Model 3 became the benchmark of electric sedans, when it first came to the market in 2017. With constant and regular updates, Tesla has been adding value to the Model over the years. The 2019 Model is a testimony to the fact that it comes bundled with a whole host of safety features and technology as standard. With the starting price of just $26,950 and Tesla's supercharger networks, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 has sure become more attractive than ever and is certainly one of the best alternatives to the soon to be extinct Gas powered cars, available on sale in the US today.

2019 Tesla Model 3 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.2

based on 57 ratings


8.4/10 Features
8.2/10 Interiors
8.4/10 Design
8.6/10 Safety
8.3/10 Reliability
8.0/10 Deal Value

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2019 Tesla Model 3 Overall Reviews


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Dee

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric

Performance 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2021

Instant acceleration

Pros - "Self-driving technologies Generous EV range Effortless acceleration"

Cons - "Less luxurious than some rivals Charging the battery takes time"

Tesla Model 3 Self driving is a lot of fun but at the same time is a lot of risk. The interior cabin is also not that good. I have not yet been able to drive this car on my own due to its weird steering. Overall this car is having advanced safety features as standard and one can say that the no fuel cost in the long run makes up for the high cost. Signature Auto made the process easy and enjoyable! Gary was able to locate the vehicle I want and even beat the dealer's offer!

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

JG

Julie N. Gatlin

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric

Long Range 4dr Sedan (electric DD)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 25, 2021

Extravagant electric car

Pros - Overwhelming list of gimmiky features, nimble and easy to drive around town

Cons - Inconsistant range especially when you start pushing it, pricey

Daily life electrified! Driving an electric car is an altogether different feeling. You are never really disturbed by any noises and sit comfortably on those cushy seats. Electric motors do have a whole lot more punch than what we are used to from gas engines and the long range does mean that you could travel longer. This car is quicker than any other car I have used even in the normal mode, which is more than enough for daily use. The seats are as big as it gets for the segment and the boot is decent as well. The touchscreen does feel as fast as your phone and has every feature embeded in it. They also even promised me of occasional software updates over the air. The one thing I found a bit strange was that, when you go hard on the throttle, the predicted range seems to decrease exponentially. The procedures went rather quick, what was not quick was the delays we had to face in the delivery date.

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

JP

Jacob Paske

2019 Tesla Model 3 electric

Standard Range Plus 4dr Sedan (electric DD)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 25, 2021

The daily driver you need!

Pros - Lots of modern tech, less maintenance, shocking performance

Cons - Laggy screen after recent upadate

Future commuter! Getting nearly 230 miles on a single charge is just astounding. I easily make it through a week of commuting with about 25-40% juise still left in the battery. If you are someone who does shorts commutes like me, believe me, an electric would be your best bet! Super easy to drive and very silent. Love the clean cabin and the big screen. A recent update did make it a bit stuttery and laggy, but hopefully they would fix it soon. This was my first electric car. Katrina was very patient and took the time to explain everything to me.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Instant acceleration

Tesla Model 3

by Dee

8

User Overall Rating

Extravagant electric car

Daily life electrified!

by Julie N. Gatlin

8

User Overall Rating

The daily driver you need!

Future commuter!

by Jacob Paske

8

User Overall Rating

25k miles on the Model 3 review!

Well done Tesla!

by Leticia

8

User Overall Rating

Tesla's Model 3 with highs and lows

Best electric no doubt but with some flaws

by D Miller

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