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2019 Tesla Model 3

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Tesla Model 3 highlights

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

(data not available)

Pros

  • Excellent performance and driver engagement
  • Tech-rich, with over-the-air updates

Cons

  • Large touchscreen can be distracting to use on the move
  • Smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth® but no Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay®

Battery range (EPA estimate)

250 miles

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)

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For 2019, the Tesla Model 3 adds more enjoyable-to-drive trim levels

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is not only a great electric vehicle, but also one that genuinely stands up to scrutiny against gas-powered cars and even similarly priced luxury compact sedans. The Tesla Model 3 is able to out-accelerate, and out-drive, many respected rivals like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Jaguar XE, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With more range than most EV competitors, as well as access to Tesla's Supercharger network, the Model 3 is fit for road trips, too.

The lineup offers several choices—Standard Range, Standard Range Plus, Mid Range, and Long Range—with EPA-estimated ranges from 220 miles to 310 miles. You can also choose rear- or all-wheel-drive models, with the top-of-the-line AWD Performance offering sensational performance. But all Model 3s are fun and fast to drive. They're loaded with technology, too, with all but essential driving controls accessed via a 15-inch touchscreen. It's relatively easy to operate but can be a bit distracting while you're driving. There are driver aids to help, though. Tesla's Autopilot cruise control system adds some useful assistance for highway driving. The Tesla Model 3's success among buyers is deserved—it's an impressive alternative to the typical premium sedans.

All Tesla Model 3 years

New for 2019

  • The Model 3 is available in a variety of new trims, including the Standard Range and Standard Range Plus.
  • Model 3 trims have been upgraded with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment this year.
  • The Mid Range trim now comes with Skylight(s), Cloth Seats, and Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The Long Range trim now comes with Skylight(s) as standard equipment.

Explore Tesla Model 3 details

Mid Range 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Skylight(s)
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

0.0L

Engine type

Electric

Wheelbase

113.2"

Overall length

184.8"

Width

72.8"

Height

56.8"

Leg room

F 42.7"/R 35.2"

Head room

F 40.3"/R 37.7"

Front tires

P235/45WR18

Rear tires

P235/45WR18

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2019 Tesla Model 3

1. Long-range options

2019 Tesla Model 3: Front Exterior View | CarMax

Planning your next journey in an electric car shouldn't come with compromises. The Standard Range and Standard Range Plus models for 2019 get an EPA-estimated 220 and 240 miles of range, respectively. Add to that an ever-evolving EV charging network and your next road trip may just be electric. The future is now!

2. Loads of tech

2019 Tesla Model 3: Dashboard | CarMax

The Model 3 delivers all of the critical information via a massive 15-inch screen. With crisp resolution, an integrated navigation system, and some hidden fun, the Model 3 has various gadgets to keep every drive fresh and easy. You can even watch videos on that big screen while you're parked up or charging. It truly is a tech-focused vehicle in every aspect.

3 . AWD capability

2019 Tesla Model 3: Exterior Rear View | CarMax

Both the Long-Range and Performance Model 3 versions feature optional all-wheel drive, so your vehicle can be ready for whatever comes your way. Powered by super-responsive, independent electric motors, the Model 3 is designed to instantly control torque to the front and rear wheels. That can mean better handling, traction, and stability control, regardless of the scenario.

4. Performance

2019 Tesla Model 3: Vehicle Rims | CarMax

On the Performance trim, the Model 3 can go from zero to 60 mph in a blisteringly fast 3.1 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). The electric future is definitely not boring. The Performance trim also has bigger brakes, a lower suspension, and more add-ons to make things that much more fun.

5. Practical interior

2019 Tesla Model 3: Cargo Space | CarMax

The 2020 Model Y's cargo space is pretty solid, with 43.6 cu ft with the rear seats folded. The number of storage options is significant, including additional storage under the rear cargo area, plus the front trunk ("frunk"). That means you can have plenty of room for your stuff on your all-electric road trip.

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Looking for a Tesla Model 3, but want a bit more space? The Model Y is more of the same Tesla goodness, but with a total of 68 cu-ft of available cargo space with the seats folded down. The 2020 Tesla Model Y Performance model (with 19-inch wheels) and Long Range model both have an EPA-estimated 121 MPGe combined.2 That number increases a bit to an EPA-estimated 125 MPGe combined for the 2021 Long Range Model Y.

Standard features on the base 2020–2021 Tesla Model Y include:

  • 15-inch touchscreen

  • Power-adjustable front seats with heating

  • Panoramic glass roof

  • 14-speaker premium audio system

  • Four USB ports

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

7 customer reviews

2019 Tesla Model 3 trims

  • Standard Range Plus (aka Mid Range Battery): Includes great features like 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights and high beams, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and 60/40-split folding rear seats.

  • Long Range (aka Long Range Battery): Adds loads of additional features like a panoramic glass roof, heated front and rear seats, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, wood interior trim, a premium audio system, and more.

  • Performance: Adds even more features like 20-inch wheels with performance tires, a sportier suspension, a carbon-fiber spoiler, better brakes, and a higher-speed limiter.

2019 Tesla Model 3 FAQ

More about the 2019 Tesla Model 3

Color options

2019 Tesla Model 3: Color Options | CarMax

Exterior Colors:

  • Solid Black

  • Deep Blue Metallic

  • Red Multi-Coat

  • Midnight Silver Metallic

  • Pearl White Multi-Coat

Interior Colors:

  • Black with synthetic leather seat trim (black)

  • White and black with synthetic leather seat trim (white)

Interior Details

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 features standard interior bits like synthetic leather upholstery, a massive 15-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, 60/40 split-folding backs, and more. The 2019 Model 3 has 15 cu-ft of cargo space with all seats in place which increases to 43.6 cu-ft with the rear seats folded.

Child Seat Details

The 2019 Tesla Model 3 has two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats on the driver and passenger side with one additional seating position in the middle with a tether anchor only.

Performance

The base 2019 Model 3 goes silently from zero to 60 mph in just five seconds. Meanwhile, the upgraded Long Range Model 3 gets to 60 even quicker at four seconds, while the Performance models blitzes to 60 in just 3.1-seconds (when new).

The standard range 2019 Tesla Model 3 starts at an EPA-estimated 131 MPGe combined while that number drops a bit to an EPA-estimated 123 MPGe combined for the Mid-Range version. The Long-Range (AWD) and Performance (AWD) both net an EPA-estimated 116 MPGe combined.

Year comparison/generations

2017–Present Tesla Model 3 (First Generation)

The very first Tesla Model 3 came onto the market for the 2017 model year. Unlike a lot of automobile manufacturers, Tesla updates their cars on the fly, sometimes even during the model year. The 2017 model debuted in Long Range only.

For 2018 Tesla rolled out additional versions dubbed the Mid Range, Long Range, and Performance. Both the Long Range and Performance were available with AWD.

You'll get lots of great standard features on 2017–2021 Tesla Model 3s like cloth upholstery, automatic headlights and high beams, Tesla Theater (2020+), front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging pad (2021+), six-way manually adjustable front seats, and 60/40-split folding rear seats.

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