Tesla Model 3 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

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  • Tesla Model 3 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Tesla Model 3 2021 front right tracking
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 rear cornering
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 interior dashboard
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 interior rear seats
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 interior infotainment
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 right tracking
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 right tracking
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 rear left tracking
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 left static boot open
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 interior front seats
  • Tesla Model 3 2021 'frunk' front boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

From Elon Musk’s late night tweets to seemingly endless speculation about share prices, there’s so much noise around Tesla it’s sometimes easy to forget that the company makes cars. Some of you will doubtless know plenty about this one already, but for those who don't, what exactly is the Tesla Model 3?

Well, it's a fully electric car – Tesla doesn’t do petrols, diesels or even hybrids – and it’s the famous US brand’s smallest and cheapest model to date, sitting below the Tesla Model X and Tesla Model Y SUVs, and the Tesla Model S luxury saloon.

Stay with us over the next few pages and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Model 3, including what it’s like to drive, how practical it is and how many miles it can really do on a charge.

We’ll also run you through some of the car’s impressive safety and self-driving tech, as well as some of the less serious aspects of Tesla Model 3 ownership (Netflix, anyone?).

If you fancy taking the plunge, put one on your driveway with no effort whatsoever using our free What Car? New Car Buying service.

At a glance
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Target Price from £42,990
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From £42,999
RRP price range £42,990 - £59,990
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)electric
Available doors options 4
Warranty 4
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £86 / £120
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £172 / £240
Available colours