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2021 Tesla Model 3

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2021 Tesla Model 3

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  • More battery range for all 2021 models
  • Comfortable, spacious cabin


  • Touchscreen for all secondary controls can be distracting
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ still not offered

Mileage (EPA estimate)

148 city, 132 highway, 141 combined

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Facing more competition, the Tesla Model 3 is improved for 2021

Tesla has had a huge success with its Model 3, but rival manufacturers are chasing the popular EV, so it has made some changes for 2021. The key revisions relate to the 2021 Model 3's range and efficiency, and Tesla has addressed criticism of interior and exterior trim quality by replacing it. There's also a new standard integrated wireless charger, but your smartphone will only connect to your Model 3 via Bluetooth®. Tesla doesn't offer smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. That’s arguably one of the biggest tech failings in the otherwise tech-laden Model 3.

The Standard Range Plus model now has an EPA-estimated range of 263 miles (up from 250 miles), while both the all-wheel-drive Long Range and Performance models boast estimated ranges in excess of 300 miles. Add the accessibility to Tesla's Supercharger infrastructure, and the Model 3 is ready for a road trip. Every Model 3 is quick and enjoyable to drive, and the cabin is spacious and comfortable. The huge 15-inch touchscreen, meanwhile, bundles everything except the driving controls for a sleek look and relatively simple operation. But it can be a touch distracting to use while you're driving. While there's more competition now from cars like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Kia Niro, and Volkswagen ID.4, the Tesla Model 3 remains a firm favorite.

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Standard Range Plus 2WD 4D Sedan

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