In this section:
- Front space
- Rear space
- Seat folding and flexibility
- Boot space
Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
No one sitting in the front of the Tesla Model 3 is going to complain about space – no matter how tall they are.
There’s also loads of room for odds and ends, with a couple of lidded cubbies between the front seats, as well as front door bins that can each take a big bottle of water.
There are no clever features, such as sliding or reclining rear seats in the Model 3, but then there aren't in any traditional executive car rivals either.
The Model 3 is a saloon, so its boot aperture isn’t huge. However, there’s more space for luggage than you’ll find in conventional executive rivals, such as the 3 Series and Audi A4, as well as many electric alternatives, including the Ioniq 6 and Polestar 2.
That’s thanks partly to a huge well under the main boot floor, but also the extra storage under the bonnet ('frunk' in Tesla speak). In total, we managed to squeeze in an impressive total of 10 carry-on suitcases into the Model 3's two boots. A buggy or two sets of golf clubs shouldn't prove a problem.