It's like the online Tesla fan club/tech guru all-star gig here testing out the Tesla Model 3 shocks.
Yep, we've got WHAT'S INSIDE? FAMILY with the help of Teslanomics' Ben Sullins, Jared from Ellie and Jared, and Jerry from JerryRigsEverything. Ben Sullins has ordered a few Model 3s, but at the time this video was filmed, he hadn't taken delivery yet (Ben just took delivery of his Model 3 on January 17, 2018 - video below), so he rented a Model 3 from Turo for this review.
Tesla Model 3 bump jumping looks fun!
The gist here is that the shocks in the Model 3 are standard coil shocks. They're nothing like the air suspension on the Model S or X. So, when you hit a bump, you're going to notice it. This might not be especially true if you're used to driving a less expensive vehicle with typical suspension parts. However, if you've become accustomed to the ride of a luxury car, or more specifically, the Model S or X, it's just not going to feel the same.
It's important to note that some people do actually prefer the firmer, sportier feel of the spring shocks. You can feel the road better and the car will generally feel more responsive. With the adaptive air suspension, the car will adjust to accommodate for conditions, and while it makes for a nicer, more coddling ride, it can provide a "looser" feel that some drivers aren't looking for.
Anyhow, the guys take the rented Model 3 onto a bumpy road to compare its suspension performance to that of the X. Needless to say, they're are able to get the Model 3 airborne. At least they're having fun!
Video Description via WHAT'S INSIDE? FAMILY on YouTube:
It's the Tesla Model X vs. the Tesla Model 3 to see which has a smoother ride!
Check out WHAT'S INSIDE? FAMILY's ride in the new second-generation Tesla Roadster at the semi-reveal event:
Below is Sullins' Model 3 delivery video: