TEST Things to know when buying a Model 3
What Model 3 versions are there?
- Standard Range
In theory, this is the most affordable Model 3 version. However, it’s sold in the US only and available only as an “off-the-menu” item.
- Standard Range Plus
In fact, this is the most affordable Model 3 version. Currently available in all regions and right-hand drive markets.
- Mid Range
Rear-wheel drive model. In production October 2018 - March 2019. US only. Now discontinued due to the introduction of the Standard Range battery pack.
- Long Range RWD
The most affordable Model 3 with the Long Range battery. Rear-wheel drive. Longest range on one charge. In production July 2017 - May 2019. Discontinued.
- Long Range AWD
Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive non-performance version with the Long Range battery. Currently available in all regions and right-hand drive markets.
Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive performance version with the Long Range battery. The most expensive version with quickest acceleration and highest top speed. Currently available in all regions and right-hand drive markets.
What Model 3 versions have the Autopilot feature?
All Tesla Model 3 cars are equipped with the latest Autopilot 2.5 hardware suit with full self-driving capability. However, some cars require a paid over-the-air software upgrade to unlock this feature. Don’t forget to ask the seller whether the full self-driving capability is unlocked.
What Model 3 versions can be pre-heated and pre-cooled via Tesla app?
What Model 3 versions have keyless entry?
What Model 3 versions have heated rear-seats?
Mid Range, Long Range, Performance
Tell me about the Tesla Model 3 warranty.
Every Tesla vehicle is protected by a New Vehicle Limited Warranty for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The warranty on the Model 3 battery and drive unit is 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, with minimum 70% retention of battery capacity over the warranty period.
Used Model 3 vehicles are covered by the remaining balance of the original New Vehicle Limited Warranty and also the remaining balance of the original Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty.
The seller claims he is selling a Tesla Model 3 Performance, but the car has no performance wheels, brake calipers and carbon fiber spoiler. So, is he lying?
Actually, there are Model 3 Performance vehicles with no Performance package. This package is solely cosmetic and does not affect the car’s acceleration and top speed.
We recommend to get the VIN of the vehicle and check with Tesla Customer Support to be 100% sure.
What is the difference between the Standard Interior, Partial Premium Interior and Premium Interior?
All Model 3 versions except for the Standard Range and Standard Range Plus have Premium Interior.
Standard Interior (Model 3 Standard Range) includes:
- Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
- Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors
- Music and media over Bluetooth
- Custom driver profiles
- Manual seat and steering adjustment
- Cloth seat and base trim
- Basic audio
- Standard maps and navigation
- Center console with storage and 4 USB ports
Partial Premium Interior (Model 3 Standard Range Plus) includes everything in the Standard Interior plus:
- 12-way power adjustable heated front seats
- Premium seat material and trim
- Upgraded audio – immersive sound
- Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones
Premium Interior includes everything in the Partial Premium Interior plus:
- Heated rear seats
- Premium audio – 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps and immersive sound
- Satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization and navigation
- LED fog lamps