2022 Tesla Model 3 Electric

MSRP $15,650 | Check Best Price

Ranked #1 in Sedans

  1. Home
  2. tesla
  3. Model 3

7.1

Overall Rating

EDITORSCHOICEFASTEST0-60FULLYLOADEDMOSTEFFICIENTSAFESTVALUEFORMONEYINDIGO

FILTER BY YEAR

FILTER BY STYLE

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 11, 2021

B. Sreenath's image
B. Sreenath

Automotive Journalist


The 2022 Tesla model 3 will be largely similar to the outgoing version except for one significant upgrade which will be the introduction of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. With significant improvements and tonnes of money poured into R&D, these new batteries will be replacing the current lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide batteries (NCA) at least in the Model 3 and the Model Y. This change should make the Tesla Model 3 and eventually even the Model Y, around $8,000 cheaper, which means it’s safe to expect a sub $30,000 price, which will open the Model 3 up to a whole new segment. 

This will be a huge setup for Tesla to again establish itself as a dominant force and leader in the EV market. The upcoming 2022 Tesla Model 3 will be largely similar to the outgoing version. Apart from the battery tech, the car is not expected to receive any major changes. But expect to find major software improvements that will add more features and improve the company’s already surreal Autopilot experience. It goes up against cars such as Kia Niro EV, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and the BMW i3.

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Latest Updates

  • June 05, 2021 : Tesla Recalls Model 3, Model Y Over Brake Caliper Issues  Read More »
See Detailed Review »

Pros

Sharp and agile handling

Tesla performance at a lucrative price

An impressive set of features and gizmos

Pretty tech-laden

Cons

Quality and reliability still a concern

What's New?

The 2022 Tesla model 3 will be based on the latest LFP battery tech at its core and is expected to be up to $8000 cheaper than the outgoing version


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$15650

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

143 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

106 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

103 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-speed Manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

10.8/10.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

101.2 in.

length

171.2 in.

width

66.7 in.

height

58.5 in.

curb weight

2385 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

85.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

13700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.7 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures

exterior
interior

Trims

L $15,650 onwards

106 hp @ 6000 rpm | 1.5L | Inline 4 | Electric

See all used Tesla Model 3 electric cars for sale »

used Tesla Model 3 electric For Sale

certified Tesla Model 3 electric For Sale

Colors and Styles

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric in Lunar Silver Metallic color
Lunar Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing And Features

5.0

Engine And Performance

6.5

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.5

Safety

8.1

Competition

7.5

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is set to launch three different trims in the price range of $39,000 for the lowest trim and $56,000 for the highest specced trim. Please note that prices are not inclusive of destination charges. The cars also feature several optional extras, including Full Self Driving Capability, the famed autopilot technology that sets Tesla cars apart. The car does not get any new updates for this year as it has undergone a long list of changes for the 2021 model year. However, Tesla offers over-the-air updates that keep their cars updated much more than any other manufacturer on the road. 

The Model 3 is expected to carry forward the three trim levels that it had for the 2021 model, namely Standard Range Plus, Long-Range, and Performance. Differences between these trims are mainly in terms of driving range and acceleration. The car has not yet been treated by J.D. Power and Associates for its reliability scores but has secured a five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The car does not have much competition in its segment as it is one of the most innovative cars in the market right now.

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan front three quarter view
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan rear three quarter view

5.0/10
Pricing and Features

6.5/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

6.5/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition


2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Pricing and Features

5.0/10

Although there has been no official announcement from the side of the company, the 2022 Tesla Model 3 is set to be available in three different trim levels that go by the names of Standard Range Plus, Long-Range, and Performance. Standard Plus has a single motor set up and powers only the rear wheels, while the other two trim levels have dual motors and power all wheels. The trim levels are estimated to return 263 miles, 353 miles, and 315 miles of range, respectively.

There are also major differences in performance, with the base model achieving 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, while the Long Range model gets the same done in 4.2 seconds, and the Performance model does the same in 3.1 seconds. Charging technology also has similar advantages across the trim levels. The highest trim level also gets sports suspension, high-performance brakes, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, a track-oriented driving mode, and so on.

Model

Standard Range Plus

Long Range

Performance

MSRP

$39,000

$49,000

$56,000

Key Features

Claimed Range of 263 miles

Features of the Standard Range Plus trim as standard and additional features such as-

Features of the Long Range trim as standard and additional features such as-

 

12-way Power-adjustable heated front seats

Claimed Range of 353 miles

Range of 299 miles

 

Upgraded Audio-immersive sound

18” Aero Wheels

Faster acceleration and more power with the optional performance upgrade

 

Premium Connectivity(30 days included)

Heated front and rear seats

Power folding, heated side mirrors

 

Custom Driver profiles

Premium audio-14 speakers,1 subwoofer, 2 amps, and an immersive sound

Lower stance

 

Centre Console with Storage

LED fog lamps

20" performance wheels

 

4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones

Music and media over Bluetooth

 
 

Tinted Glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection

Premium Connectivity(1 year included)

 
 

Power Folding, heated side mirrors

Custom driver profiles

 

As one can see, despite being pretty well equipped right from the base trim, the car does offer few better features in the higher trim levels like heated rear seats, premium sound system and so on that make it a truly luxurious car while also delivering mind blowing performance.

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Engine and Performance

6.5/10

With the updated battery tech, the 2022 Model 3 will get the improved range and that will be the primary focus for the 2022 update. The Model 3 is expected to continue with the outgoing motor setup with unchanged performance figures.

Powering the 2022 Tesla Model 3 will be an electric motor that impresses with its power of 258HP. Along with the impressive horsepower, the sedan packs 371lb-ft of torque which is delivered instantaneously for ballistic acceleration that puts sportscars to shame. The base trim "Standard Range Plus” comes with an RWD drivetrain while the other two trims are available for the customers with an AWD drivetrain.

The single-speed direct-drive transmission provides the engine with flawlessness which is better than the usual mechanical gear-shifting box. The AWD of the 2021 Tesla Model 3 is different from the usual AWD as it consists of two different motors for the front and rear end. This dual-motor system makes it more efficient to control torque, traction, and better handling of the vehicle.

Models

2022 Tesla Model 3 (Expected)

2021 Kia Niro EV

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 BMW i3

MSRP

$35,000

$38,500

$37,495

$44,450

Engine

Electric

Electric

Permanent magnet Drive Motor

Synchronous Traction Motor

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

Power

258hp

201hp

200hp

170hp

0-60 MPH 

4.4 seconds

N/A

6.5 seconds

7.2 seconds

Setting a benchmark with its performance generating electric engines, Tesla stands way above others in the segment. The base trim "Standard Range Plus" takes just 5.3 seconds to reach the standard 0-60MPH. The most impressive feat is the acceleration of the top-end trim ‘Performance’ as it achieves the abnormal with just 3.2 seconds to reach 0-60MPH. Other sedans in the mid-range electric sedan segment include Hyundai Ioniq, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and Kia Niro EV. All these sedans are going to be a resistant force for the Tesla Model 3 to achieve the tag of the best in the segment.

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is expected to deliver similar fuel efficiency figures if not better than the outgoing model which is acceptable for the segment. Its efficiency figures are again going to be the best in its class. With the newer battery pack technology, it will certainly be more efficient as well as cost-effective. The exact figure is yet to be determined.

Models

2022 Tesla Model 3 (Expected)

2021 Kia Niro EV

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 BMW i3

MPGE (City)

148

123

128

129

MPGE (Highway)

132

102

110

106

MPGE (Combined)

141

112

119

118

Range

322 miles

239 miles`

259 miles

153 miles

Again with this platform, it's hard to speculate minute details like the battery size and other such details but we expect Tesla to give the new Model 3 a similarly longer-range battery pack.

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Interior

7.0/10

The 2022 Tesla model 3 will remain largely unchanged in the interior department, at least in the hardware area, but in typical Tesla fashion, it's safe to expect a series of OTA updates that could improve things like the range and even the autopilot system. The minimalist cabin and the big 15” inch infotainment system in the front give the sedan a cool and sporty vibe. 

 2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan cockpit area

The sedan comes with a climate control system that can flow the air in one or two directions. Also, the sedan boasts of an automatic air filtration system that keeps the air inside fresh and easy to breathe. The two upper trims also come with heated front and rear seats. The cabin of the Model 3 sedan is free of gauges and looks uncluttered. 

Models

2022 Tesla Model 3 

2021 Kia Telluride

2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Ford Explorer

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

1st Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.4/59/40.4

39.5/61.6/41.4

39.3/61.2/44.1

40.7/61.8/43

2nd Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.1/58.4/41

38.8/59.9/42.4

38.8/60.8/42.4

40.5/61.9/39

3rd Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

36.1/55/27.7

37.8/55.3/31.4

37.2/55.2/31.4

38.9/54.6/32.2

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

16

21

18

18.2

The interior also boasts of neglecting any kind of old hard buttons and relies on the infotainment system which does all the work. All of this makes the interior look exclusive and futuristic at best.

Does the 2022 Tesla Model 3 come loaded with Tech inside?

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is expected to have a series of software improvements that will enhance the experience further but as of now, there won't be any design changes. 

 2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan infotainment screen

A large 15.0” inch infotainment screen will be fixed in the middle of the dashboard just like the current version. The combination of the clean dashboard with a large screen makes it look minimalistic but classy at the same time.It will remain quick, sleek, and responsive. Even with the 2022 model year, the infotainment system of the sedan remains a crucial component as it controls most of the features and systems.

Models

2022 Tesla Model 3 (Expected)

2021 Kia Niro EV

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 BMW i3

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.3/56.3/42.7

40.1/56.0/41.7

39.7/54.6/41.6

39.1/56.1/42.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.7/54.0/35.2

37.7/55.1/36.0

37.9/52.8/36.5

37.4/55.0/35.7

Cargo Capacity

15.0 cu.ft.

18.5 cu. ft.

16.9 cu. ft.

15.1 cu. ft.

The 2022 Tesla model 3 Will come with:

  • All Glass roof with a panoramic sunroof
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Automatic Air Filtration
  • Split-folding rear setback
  • 5” inch infotainment screen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Google-Based Navigation System
  • 4 USB-C Ports
  • Premium Audio System
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image
2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Sedan interior image

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Exterior

6.5/10

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 will sport the same design as the outgoing model. Tesla has managed to develop a rather attractive design signature for its cars. While seeming rather easy on the eyes, the Model 3 looks rather futuristic.

The obvious curves, the lack of a front grille, and unmistakable LED DRLs complete the look for any Tesla. Although, while sharing these characteristics with other Teslas, Model 3 manages to maintain an identity of its own. This design language is carried forward in the Tesla Model Y which is based on a similar architecture. 

Models

2022 Tesla Model 3 (Expected)

2021 Kia Niro EV

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 BMW i3

Curb Weight

3554 lbs

3854 lbs

3563 lbs

2965 lbs

Length

184.8"

172.2"

164.0"

158.3"

Width

72.8"

71.1"

69.5"

69.9"

Height

56.8"

61.8"

62.8"

62.9"

Ground Clearance

5.5"

6.3"

N/A

5.2"

Wheelbase

113.2"

106.3"

102.4"

101.2"

The Tesla Model 3 represents the heavier car of the bunch even though it is not by a whole lot. The wheelbase is on the shorter side but due to the length of the overhangs, it represents dimensional is that are similar to its competition. Even though the Explorer can be considered the largest SUV of the lot, all the cars are pretty similar in terms of size.

Exterior Features:

  • LED headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Glass roof
  • 21” Optional Turbine alloy wheels

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Safety

8.1/10

Tesla cars are not only known for their performance and excellent range but also top-notch safety features and ratings. Just like other Teslas, even the Model 3 goes the extra mile to keep you safe, thanks to the Autopilot. The 2022 model year is not expected to offer any major updates in terms of safety and thus the 2021 model year’s ratings remain relevant. It has received a full 5-star rating in NHTSA crash tests. It also earned the Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS after getting a good score in all six crash tests.

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Competition

7.5/10

Tesla Model 3 Vs. 2021 Kia Niro EV

While Tesla is known to set benchmarks in the performance section, the Kia Niro EV sets a benchmark when it comes to price. It is certainly not as advanced or as quick as the Tesla, but where it redeems itself is in terms of pricing. However, the Model 3 is certainly a better car, provided you have the extra cash to shell out.

Tesla Model 3 Vs BMW i3

The BMW i3 is quite a popular car but its popularity has failed to get up its sales figures. Being a German car, it certainly offers a well-built cabin. In fact, the quality control of BMW is just a lot better than the Tesla. Along with that, you get a lot of features to play around with too. However, in terms of performance as well as cabin space, there is no beating the Model 3.

2022 Tesla Model 3 electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is going to be a much more promising proposition in 2022 with its significantly lower price tag and the all-new LFP batteries. The upcoming Model 3 is going to be a disruptive force in the market which with its speculated $8000 price drop is effectively going to push it to a lower segment and like Tesla promised at the launch of the Model 3, years ago, we are finally going to have an affordable Tesla with a less than $35K price which will make proper EVs accessible to a wider audience and reinforce the dominance of an electric future.

2022 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

POPULAR TAGS

range trim
stable ride
quick acceleration
good stability
central touch
large infotainment
exterior design
safety feature
vehicle
wireless
everyone
pocket
choice
package
ceiling
performance
reason
addition
family
anything

2022 Tesla Model 3 Overall Reviews


DD

Delila

2021 Tesla Model 3 electric

Performance 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 11, 2021

High tech features

Pros - "Long driving range Brisk acceleration and sharp handling Many high-tech features"

Cons - "Distracting infotainment controls Rear seats can feel cramped"

Brisk acceleration The most interesting feature in this Tesla is that when on Auto Pilot mode you can watch a Netflix movie and can also play games on the large infotainment screen. David made it so straightforward on every aspect of this new lease that he was wonderful David made it one of the most easy and stress free auto purchase experiences I have ever had.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
5/10
Dealer Review

GG

Gary L. Gall

2021 Tesla Model 3 electric

Standard Range Plus 4dr Sedan (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

The mini bomb

Pros - "Lightning-fast acceleration and adept handling Cutting-edge technology"

Cons - No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

electric My Model 3 is fantastic. It's the best car I've ever driven and my dream car. I look forward to driving this car every day and will never hesitate to tell others about its advantages and Tesla's overall goal. I will never consider buying something from here. There have been three new repair supervisors and ongoing problems since I purchased my car five months ago. The salesperson was clearly inexperienced, and she seemed to be under a lot of tension and worry.

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

BB

Bonnie

2021 Tesla Model 3 electric

Long Range 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

Fantastic Beast

Pros - "Insane acceleration and athletic handling World-class electric driving range"

Cons - "Some build quality issues High list prices"

fusion of design and style It will satisfy all, or almost all, of your requirements. It's great not to have to go to the gas station any more. In most situations, the car reacts faster than any other vehicle you've driven. Electric vehicles are the way of the future. Chris, our dealer, was awesome. I'd certainly buy another car from him, and I'll recommend him to everyone! Throughout the process, he was courteous and polite. It's a shame there aren't more people like him!

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

Read all Reviews

Similar Cars

2021 Hyundai Accent
6.6/10
2021 Kia Rio
2021 Kia Rio

MSRP: $15,850 - $16,490

Used Kia Rio For Sale
8.0/10
2021 Nissan Versa
6.6/10
2021 RAM 2500 diesel Mega Cab
2021 RAM 2500 diesel Mega Cab

MSRP: $56,275 - $63,435

6.3/10

Top User Reviews

9

User Overall Rating

High tech features

Brisk acceleration

by Delila

9

User Overall Rating

The mini bomb

electric

by Gary L. Gall

9

User Overall Rating

Fantastic Beast

fusion of design and style

by Bonnie

9

User Overall Rating

Stingingly good

fusion at best

by Ann A. Williams

9

User Overall Rating

My new Tesla Model 3!

New age affodable electric!

by Nanci A. Nicholson

view more reviews

×
Refresh