Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD 4dr [Performance Upgrade] Auto Review

Category: Electric car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors
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RRP£59,990
Review

The Tesla Model 3 is good to drive, packed full of tech, fast (ridiculously so in Performance guise) and even reasonably practical. Yes, it is firmer-riding than some of its executive car rivals, but it’s never uncomfortable, even on beaten-up UK roads. It’s is also competitively priced and well equipped, and factor in its long battery range and Tesla's world-beating charging infrastructure and it's more recommendable than the Polestar 2. Indeed, it’s a real contender not just in the electric car class, but the wider executive car class, too.

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Comes very well equipped, with adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, LED headlights, power-folding mirrors, electrically operated front seats and steering column, heated front and rear seats, a 15in infotainment screen with Google Maps, Netflix and web browsing, a premium audio system, wireless charging, climate control, faux-leather seats, a rear-view camera, a panoramic glass roof and all-round parking sensors. Also gets 20in alloys and sports suspension.

This range-topping variant combines bonkers acceleration (we've tested it going from 0-60mph in 3.3sec) with a long range between charges. Well worth a look, but the cheaper Long Range model is still very fast and will get you farther on a battery charge.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.1 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

542

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km

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