Compared: Performance Tesla Model 3 Vs. Long Range Tesla Model 3


Let’s take another look at how these two Tesla Model 3 sedans compare.

The reservation list for Tesla Model 3 vehicles is super long. This is especially true when it comes to those waiting overseas. As the wait continues, Tesla releases new variants of the popular car, complete with a few welcome surprises like Track Mode. It’s important to note that Track Mode is only currently available on the Model 3 Performance trim with the Performance Upgrades package, however, that may change in the future or Tesla may offer an aftermarket option.

Thus far – for those out of the loop – Tesla has released the single-motor, rear-wheel-drive Long Range model. It has a large battery pack and while it’s priced above the eventual $35,000 base model, it’s the cheapest Model 3 currently available, at $49,000 with the required Premium Upgrades package.

After that, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker would move to manufacture and deliver the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3, as well as a Performance variant. The reason being that Tesla can’t work to show a profit unless it builds higher margin vehicles first. These variants clock in on the price wheel around $55-$64k for starters and increase to near $80k for a fully-loaded Performance model.

So, the question is, which Model 3 should you buy? How do they compare? Is it worth the upgrade? Check out the video comparison and leave us your insight in the comments section below.

Video Description via Young Tesla on YouTube:

Performance Tesla Model 3 Vs. Long Range Tesla Model 3

Hey guys! This is a cool video that I got to compare and check out the performance model 3! I absolutely love it! Special thanks again to Alex for showing us his ride!


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Range: 310 miles; 136/123 mpg-e. Still maintaining a long waiting list as production ramps up slowly, the new compact Tesla Model 3 sedan is a smaller and cheaper, but no less stylish, alternative, to the fledgling automaker’s popular Model S. This estimate is for a Model 3 with the “optional” (at $9,000) long-range battery, which is as of this writing still the only configuration available. The standard battery, which is expected to become available later in 2018, is estimated to run for 220 miles on a charge. Tesla Model 3 charge port (U.S.) Tesla Model 3 front seats Tesla Model 3 at Atascadero, CA Supercharging station (via Mark F!) Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 The Tesla Model 3 is not hiding anymore! Tesla Model 3 (Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs) Tesla Model 3 Inside the Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model 3 rear seats Tesla Model 3 Road Trip arrives in Tallahassee Tesla Model 3 charges in Tallahassee, trunk open.


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2 Comments on "Compared: Performance Tesla Model 3 Vs. Long Range Tesla Model 3"

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To each their own. We own a LR RWD for the Mrs. and I test drove the P when we were deciding on my car. I ended up choosing the LR RWD because I love the driving dynamics of RWD vs AWD in general for all cars. I’ve owned both RWD and AWD in the past. The acceleration of the RWD is plenty fast enough to get me in trouble on public roads. If I had time to track a car, I might have chosen differently. If they had a P RWD, that would have been the ultimate for me.

Either way, you will be buying a Winner which is now the Best Selling EV in the World for 2018 YTD.