Based on listings for the 2019 Tesla Model 3, the average list price is $39,020. Prices range from $39,020 to $53,022 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.
How Much Does the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Cost to Own?
We currently do not have projections for the 2019 Model 3’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance.
2018 vs. 2019 Tesla Model 3: What’s the Difference?
Tesla doesn’t identify its vehicles by traditional model years. Rather, Tesla records the date when the electric car was built. That said, there are some notable differences between the 2019 and 2018 Model 3. For 2019, Tesla rolled out the Standard Range Plus trim level, and it became the base trim. Additionally, some quality issues identified in older vehicles have since been addressed, according to Tesla. The Model 3 debuted as an all-new model for 2018.
If you’re considering an older model, be sure to read our 2018 Model 3 review to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.
How Reliable Is the 2019 Tesla Model 3?
The 2019 Model 3 does not have a predicted reliability rating.
2019 Tesla Model 3 Recalls
There have been 1 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS recall date: 10/09/2019
Which Used Tesla Model 3 Trim Is Right for Me?
The 2019 Tesla Model 3 comes in three main trim levels: Standard Range Plus Battery, Long Range Battery, and Performance. Driving range and interior amenities represent the principal differences between them.
We recommend the Standard Range Plus trim. It has a substantial 240-mile range and a refined cabin that includes power-adjustable and heated front seats.
Each model offered additional features for an extra cost at the time of sale. That means you may be able to find Tesla Model 3 cars with features in addition to those listed here.
- Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus Battery: The Model 3 Standard Range Plus has an estimated 240-mile range. Its standard Partial Premium interior includes 12-way power-adjustable and heated front seats. Other standard features include a 15-inch touch screen, four USB ports, Bluetooth, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic emergency braking, sensors on all sides of the car, forward collision warning, side collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera.
- Tesla Model 3 Long Range Battery: The Long Range Battery model can travel up to 310 miles on a single charge, according to Tesla.
- Tesla Model 3 Performance: The Model 3 Performance builds off the Long Range Battery model, adding a lowered suspension, performance brakes, a carbon fiber spoiler, and track mode.
How Safe Is the Model 3?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Model 3 an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, with five stars in the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Model 3 the highest rating of Good in all six crash tests and named it a Top Safety Pick+, the organization’s top award. The Model 3’s headlights received the top rating of Good for how well they illuminate the road ahead.
The IIHS uses a different scale for grading collision avoidance features. The Model 3 earned the highest rating of Superior for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system and the second-highest rating of Advanced for its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian system.
Standard advanced safety features:
- Automatic emergency braking
- Forward collision warning
- Side collision warning
- Blind spot monitoring
- Sensors on all sides of the car
- Rearview camera
Available advanced safety features:
- Enhanced Autopilot system (can operate the car’s steering, throttle, and brakes and is capable of some self-driving actions such as changing lanes to navigate around vehicles or pedestrians)
- Full Self-Driving Capability (unlocks even more semiautonomous and self-parking abilities, though this system doesn’t actually make the car able to drive without human interaction)
How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Tesla Model 3?
The cost of insuring a Tesla Model 3 will depend on a variety of factors, including your deductible, the level of coverage that you want, and the type of insurance that you choose. Your age, gender, location, credit score, and driving record can also have an impact on your insurance rates. Check out our car insurance guide to find the best policy for you.
2019 Tesla Model 3 Versus the Competition
Which Is Better: 2019 Tesla Model 3 or 2019 BMW i3?
The 2019 BMW i3 finishes well behind the Model 3 in our luxury hybrid and electric car rankings because it doesn’t live up to the Tesla’s standards. The Model 3 has a longer range than the i3 and smoother regenerative brakes. Both cars have agile handling and upscale interiors, but the Tesla has more inviting passenger accommodations.
Which Is Better: 2019 Tesla Model 3 or 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a luxury small car that might appeal to buyers hesitant to own an all-electric vehicle. The Mercedes has a lavish cabin, along with a lengthy selection of interior upgrades and brisk powertrains. Some drivers may also prefer the layout of the C-Class’ cockpit over the Model 3’s. Unlike the Tesla, the Mercedes has a set of traditional knobs and switches for adjusting things like cabin temperature, and the C-Class is available with advanced smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2019 Model 3 Performance
How Does the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Drive?
The Model 3’s electric motors provide instantaneous acceleration, and power delivery is virtually silent. The Model 3’s quickness off the line is impressive, and it will throw you back in your seat if you stomp the accelerator pedal. This Tesla jets from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 to 5.6 seconds, depending on trim.
When it comes to handling, the Model 3 impresses. It’s nimble and has good road grip, making it feel sporty. The ride is a bit firm, but most road impacts are absorbed without issue. The regenerative braking system slows the car smoothly without the aggressive, unnatural feel that some EVs have.
Tesla doesn’t measure any of its vehicles by horsepower or kWh ratings. Instead, Tesla labels its models by range. The Standard Range Battery Plus can travel up to 240 miles on a single charge. It has a zero-to-60 time of 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. It gets an EPA-estimated 133 MPG-equivalent in combined city/highway driving.
The Long Range Battery adds another 70 miles of range, giving you approximately 310 miles on a single charge. In this configuration, the Model 3 goes from zero to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds (4.5 seconds with all-wheel drive) and has a top speed of 140 to 145 mph. It delivers 116 MPGe in combined city/highway driving and comes with dual-motor all-wheel drive.
The Performance trim comes with the Long Range Battery and dual-motor all-wheel drive. It livens things up with a zero-to-60 launch time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 162 mph. Its estimated range and MPGe are identical to the Long Range Battery model.
- Base powertrain: single electric motor
- Available powertrain: dual electric motors
- Drivetrain: standard rear-wheel drive with single-motor models; standard all-wheel drive with dual-motor models
- Transmission: single-speed
2019 Tesla Model 3 Alternative Fuels and Charging
The Model 3’s charging time depends on the method used:
- 240-volt outlet: 10 hours (8.5 hours with an 80-amp Level 2 charger)
- Supercharging station: 150 to 170 miles of range per 30 minutes of charging time
Does the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Get Good Fuel Economy?
The Model 3 earns outstanding fuel economy ratings, even by electric vehicle standards.
- Standard Range, RWD: 140/124 MPG-equivalent city/highway
- Long Range, AWD: 120/112 MPGe
- Performance, AWD: 120/112 MPGe
2019 Model 3 Interior
How Many People Does the 2019 Model 3 Seat?
The 2019 Model 3 seats five people in two rows. This Tesla’s cabin looks sleek and feels a bit futuristic, owing to the lack of buttons and the presence of a giant touch screen. The interior is well-appointed, with plenty of premium materials. Both rows of seats are spacious and comfortable, and the glass roof makes the cabin feel open and airy.
Standard seating features:
- Cloth upholstery
Available seating features:
- Upgraded upholstery
- Power-adjustable front seats
- Heated front seats
- Heated rear seats
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2019 Tesla Model 3?
The 2019 Model 3 has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the rear outboard seats and an upper tether for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the second-highest rating of Acceptable for ease of use because the lower anchors are set too deeply in the seats.
2019 Tesla Model 3 Features
The Model 3 features an enormous touch screen that controls basically every function inside the vehicle. It also shows driver information, such as the vehicle’s speed. This is helpful in that the display is a one-stop shop for everything you need. But it also means that you’ll have to divert your eyes from the road every time you adjust a setting or even check your speed. Additionally, this Tesla doesn’t come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.
- Standard infotainment features: a 15-inch touch screen, four USB ports, Bluetooth, and navigation
- Available infotainment features: a 14-speaker premium sound system, satellite-view maps for the navigation system, in-car internet streaming music and media, and an internet browser
- Additional standard features: a tinted panoramic glass roof, dual-zone automatic climate control
2019 Tesla Model 3 Dimensions
Tesla Model 3 Cargo Space
The Model 3 has a 15-cubic-foot trunk, which is a decent total among luxury hybrid and electric cars. You can fold down the rear seats, which gives you enough room for a bicycle. An additional storage space up front – where a gasoline engine would typically be located – is large enough for a carry-on suitcase.
2019 Tesla Model 3 Length and Weight
- Length: 15 feet, 5 inches
- Curb weight: 3,554 to 4,036
Where Was the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Built?
Tesla built the 2019 Model 3 in California.