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2023 Tesla Model 3 Prices, Reviews, Design and specifications

Overall, driving the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is a pleasant experience. It’s quick and agile, and the minimalist design of the inside makes it look modern and high-end. There’s also a lot of range and it’s easy to charge. The Model 3’s build quality can be hit or miss, but for the price, it has a lot going for it.

The 2023 model year of the Tesla Model 3 in the United States is a carry-over model year, which means that the specs are basically the same as in 2022, but the offer is now much more appealing.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the 2023 Tesla Model 3 has the same range and efficiency as the 2022 model. In past years, the company usually added at least a little bit to the range.

2023 Tesla Model 3

2023 Tesla Model 3 US Pricing

The base rear-wheel-drive model is a good deal, but its EPA-estimated range of 272 miles may not be enough for some drivers who worry about running out of gas. We’d recommend the Long Range model, which can drive for about 358 miles on one charge. All Model 3s come with heated front seats, navigation, and Tesla’s Autopilot system, which helps the car drive itself some of the time.

Model  Pricing In US
2023 Tesla Model 3

Starting at $44,630

Overview

You can say whatever you want about Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk, but the Model 3 electric car changed the rules of the EV game. Its low price, long range, and good performance have made it a big seller and keep it in competition with newer electric cars like the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and the Polestar 2. Our long-term Model 3 and several test cars have shown that the quality of the build isn’t great.

In the land of SUVs, some drivers would probably prefer the Model Y SUV instead, but the Model 3 is easy to live with and fun to drive. The Long Range model has a range of about 358 miles, so we think it’s the one to buy, even though the Performance trim has more power and looks faster.

What You Like
  • Excellent driving manners
  • Good range and the ability to charge

  • Infotainment system with a lot of features

What You Don't Like
  • Styles that don’t stand out
  • Quality of construction isn’t clear

  • Driver aids that can’t be trusted

What’s new For 2023

What's new For 2023 

The Tesla Model 3 is the cheapest and most popular car that Tesla makes. Since the first one came off the line in 2017, it has been a huge success for the automaker and can easily be called the brand’s bread and butter. With a possible range of more than 300 miles, the Model 3 is great for people who need to get around a big city quickly. Thanks to Tesla’s built-out network of fast-charging stations, it can also be used for longer road trips.

  • So far, 2023 hasn’t seen any big changes.
  • Part of the first generation of Model 3 cars, which came out in 2017.

Interior

Interior of Tesla Model 3

We’re not kidding when we say that the inside of the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is unlike any other car on the market right now. Inside, it’s surprisingly simple, and almost everything is controlled by a single touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard. Buttons on the steering wheel control things like the side view mirrors and the position of the steering column.

We wish these controls were of the standard type instead. The Tesla’s low, flat floor makes the inside feel big and open. The front seats are supportive and comfortable, but the back seats are low, tight, and uncomfortable. Adults won’t be able to sit in them for long periods of time.

The 60/40 split-folding rear seats are easy to fold up and make the trunk a lot bigger. The Model 3’s seatbacks also fold down flat, making it possible to carry larger items on a flat floor. When the back seats are folded down, there is enough space in the Model 3 for 15 carry-on suitcases. There are also plenty of large bins and shelves all over the cabin.

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Technology

How are the gadgets? The navigation screen in the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is big and impressive, and it’s one of the few that can get real-time data from Google Maps. This means that information isn’t always clear in places with bad reception, but the interface is easy to use other than that. The Autopilot traffic-aware cruise and lane management system is one of the best. The cruise control will even slow down when a curve is coming up (though sometimes a bit too conservatively).

On the downside, the Model 3 doesn’t work with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Because of this, you can’t add many of the apps on your phone to the touchscreen like you can in most other cars. Bluetooth is the only way to connect your phone to the sound system, but it isn’t always as stable as using USB. You can, however, stream content directly to the infotainment system from places like Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube. This is usually only possible when the car is parked.

Storage

How is the space? The Model 3’s trunk can hold a lot more than you might think, thanks to a wide opening and rear seats that fold down flat like those in an SUV. The trunk’s stated capacity of 12.3 cubic feet isn’t that impressive, especially when compared to other popular electric cars, but we were surprised by what it could fit, like an extra-large mountain bike. The Model 3 is also one of the few cars in its class with a useful 2.7-cubic-foot trunk in the front.

The storage inside the cabin is pretty good. But the front cupholders don’t have anti-tip tabs, so it’s unlikely that cups and bottles will fit tightly. The anchors for the car seat are tightly tucked between the seat cushions, so you have to be careful not to scratch the leather as you hook up. Even car seats that face the back will fit behind an average-sized driver once they are in the car.

Range and how well it works

How is the range and how well does it work? We tested the base Model 3, and the EPA says that on a full charge, it can go 272 miles. This is a good range for an electric vehicle. But when Edmunds tested the Model 3’s real-world range, it only made it 261 miles before it needed to be charged. In our testing, most of the other cars in the segment beat their range estimates.

On the plus side, the EPA says that the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is very efficient, especially for how fast it goes. The EPA says that for every 100 miles driven, the base Model 3 will use 25 kWh of electricity. For example, a similar Ford Mustang Mach-E would use 35 kWh/100 miles. Unlike mpg, the lower the kWh number for an electric vehicle, the better.

EV Motor, Performance, and Power

As with most EVs, the 2023 Tesla Model 3 picks up speed quickly, smoothly, and almost silently thanks to its electric motor. And it’s fast—in some trims, very fast. The Long Range model with rear-wheel drive went from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The Model 3 Performance goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, which is 0.5 second faster than the Model 3 Long Range, which we’ve been using for a while. As with all Teslas, the Model 3 has a low center of gravity because the battery is under the floor.

This makes it turn sharply and feel stable and planted when turning corners. The steering is accurate and well-balanced, and there are three settings that let you change how hard it is to steer. The ride is firm without being rough. However, since there is no gas engine to make noise, you can hear a lot of road noise inside the car as the tires thwack and thrum over bumps in the pavement.

Charging, and the Life of a Battery

There are three different Model 3 trims, and the estimated driving range for each one is different. The base model with rear-wheel drive is the least expensive and is said to have a range of 272 miles. If you buy the Long Range or Performance model, the Model 3’s estimated range goes up to 315 miles for the Performance model and 358 miles for the Long Range model.

We found out in our long-term Long Range Model 3 test vehicle that this distance is not easy to reach. The Model 3 has several ways to charge: Tesla’s network of fast-charging stations called Superchargers, adapters for DC public-charging stations, 240-volt and 120-volt outlets, and a home-charging station.

Fuel Economy and MPGe in the Real World

The EPA says that different versions of the Model 3 get between 113 and 138 MPGe. Our test car, on the other hand, only got 84 MPGe when we drove it at 75 mph on the highway. The Model 3 comes with aluminum wheels with plastic hubcaps that make them more aerodynamic. We wanted to know how much these hubcaps affect the car’s driving range, so we put them to the test. To our surprise, they helped more than we thought they would.

Is the Tesla Model 3 a good car?

Is the Tesla Model 3 a good car?

Remember how phones were getting smaller and more discreet in the early to mid-2000s, until the chunky iPhone came along in 2007 and turned the industry on its head?

Well, the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is kind of here to do that with the car. Elon Musk’s idea is not only meant to show the world that long-range electric cars are here and not just the way of the future, but also to change the way we think about cars in general.

The 2023 Tesla Model 3 is an electric car, so it doesn’t have a grille on its bumper like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, and Audi A4. This is because it doesn’t have a traditional engine that needs to be cooled. Instead, the front has only a small air intake, a pair of fog lights, and a license plate. Things are a little more like “normal” cars on the sides and in the back, where the back end is simple and the side profile isn’t very exciting.

If you choose the top-of-the-line Performance model, your Model 3 will have lowered suspension, a carbon fiber trunk spoiler, and Uberturbine 20-inch alloy wheels, which make the car look lower, meaner, and much more sporty.

Features for Safety and Helping the Driver

Even though we aren’t sure if the name “Autopilot” is clear, the driver-assistance system has one of the best sets of features in the industry, with features like automatic lane changes and smooth operation. Visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to find out more about how the Model 3 did in crash tests. Some important safety features are:

  • Automatic emergency brakes come as standard.
  • Typical lane-change warning
  • Adaptive cruise control comes as standard

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Overall, Tesla’s warranty coverage is one of the longest in the electric vehicle market, but it’s a shame that it doesn’t cover corrosion. The battery and drive parts of the Long Range model are good for an extra 20,000 miles more than the other models.

  • Four years or 50,000 miles are covered by the limited warranty.
  • The warranty on the powertrain lasts for eight years or 100,000 miles.
  • No scheduled maintenance for free

Specifications

PRICE Base/As Tested: $49,690/$57,690
2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Vehicle Type: front- and mid-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
Vehicle type front- and mid-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
Price Tasted $66,190 (base price: $58,190)
Transmissions direct-drive
DIMENSIONs Wheelbase: 113.2 in
Length: 184.8 in
Width: 72.8 in
Height: 56.8 in
Passenger Volume: 97 ft3
Cargo Volume: 15 ft3
Curb Weight: 4038 lb
CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): multilink/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 14.0-in vented disc/13.2-in vented disc
Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, 235/35R-20 92Y Extra Load T0
Seating
5 seats
FUEL ECONOMY Combined/City/Highway: 116/120/112 MPGe
Range: 310 miles

FAQ”s

Q. In 2023, will there be a new Model 3?

In 2023, the Tesla Model 3 will go through some big changes. Project Highland was the first change to the Model 3 that was talked about. Changes should be made to the outside, inside, software, hardware, and frame of this project. Most likely, there will also be changes to how the product is made.

Q. In 2023, how much will the Tesla Model 3 cost?

Last, the Performance version of the Model 3 starts at $53,990 in 2023, which is a lot less than it was in 2022. With 20-inch Überturbine wheels and the other above-mentioned upgrades, it can cost as much as $71,990.

Q. Is Tesla making 2023 models?

The 2023 Tesla Model S is an electric luxury sedan that can seat up to five people. It comes in two trims: Model S and Plaid. Here’s what the Model S comes with, but keep in mind that Tesla updates the Model S all the time, not just once a year, so there may be more changes in 2023.

Q. Why does the Tesla cost so much?

Even with tax breaks, Tesla cars are still expensive. But people still want them. High demand is one reason why the price is so high. Increasing production and building new factories could help keep prices down.

Q. Are charging stations for Tesla cars free?

Are charging stations for Tesla cars free? Most of the time, you have to pay to charge your Tesla. If you bought a Model S or Model X in 2017 or earlier, you may be able to use Supercharging for free, but most Tesla owners have to pay a fee to use Supercharging.

Q. 2023 Tesla Model S Plaid

The 2023 Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest Tesla you can buy in 2023. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars in the world. Two electric motors in the 2023 Model S Plaid give it a total of 1035 horsepower and allow it to reach a top speed of 200 mph.

Final Verdict

Is it a good deal to buy a 2023 Tesla Model 3? The quality of today’s Model 3 is better than that of the early cars, but the quality isn’t always the same. Costs have gone up everywhere, and the price of the 2023 Tesla Model 3 comes down to how much you want to unlock the Full Self-Driving Capability features. But if you don’t go overboard, you can get a really nice Model 3 for a reasonable price.

The Model 3 comes with a standard 120-volt household adapter, a 240-volt SAE public charge equipment adapter, and a NEMA 14-50 RV park adapter, as well as the usual variety of charge cords. With Tesla’s large network of quick-charging Supercharger stations all over the country, it’s pretty easy to go on long trips.

In terms of warranty coverage, the Model 3 is pretty similar to other high-end electric cars. But one of the best things about having a Tesla is that software updates and improvements are sent right to your car over the air.

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