Showcasing The Tesla Model 3 Top 5 Features

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JUN 26 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 16

What are the top five features of the Tesla Model 3?

Lists are subjective for sure. We’ve learned quickly that our InsideEV’s LISTS and slideshows may appeal to one person and not another. This may be because the subject of the list is not interesting to all or due to the fact that people disagree with its content or rankings.

Nonetheless, it’s interesting to know how current Tesla owners rank each car’s best features. We wouldn’t mind hearing about its drawbacks as well. This helps to educate the community and can potentially spark healthy conversation. It’s also why we attempt to provide a variety of lists and opinions for you to add to your research.

Now You Know points out its top five “things” about the Tesla Model 3. In no particular order, the list showcases the car’s qualities as:

  • Clean (when compared to ICE vehicles)
  • Cheap (comparably priced to Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, while cheaper to operate and maintain*)
  • Safe (no engine means more effective front crumple zone)
  • Range (competitive range and convenient charging options)
  • Driving Experience (OTA updates, Autopilot, instant torque, quick acceleration, low center of gravity)

*While many publications continue to cite the >2,000 moving parts in an ICE car versus <20 in an EV (Model 3), this is an exaggeration. However, regardless of the skewed numbers, the overall point remains the same. Less is less.

What do you think of this list? Share YOUR top five features with us. Heck, share the top five disadvantages, too. Let’s get a discussion started. Also, feel free to visit our Forum and start a conversation there as well.

Video Description via Now You Know on YouTube:

In this video, we showcase our Top 5 features on the Tesla Model 3! Be sure to share this video with your friends and family, and spread the word on Tesla’s amazing technological advancements!

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16 Comments on "Showcasing The Tesla Model 3 Top 5 Features"

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JimGord

Warning: If you drive one you will want one. Most revolutionary and fantastic car ever.

Reva Madison

I wont drive one, till they come on the used car market, many years down the pike. Too expensive.

Tom Harriss

Well they aren’t far from selling the 35k models, which are in the high 20k range after tax incentives…. so not too shabby. I’d guess in 3 to 5 years you’ll be able to get one used in the teens.

mxs

The first three points on your list would be pretty much applicable to any EV car … The 4th one, range … well, it sort of depends what kind of car you are after and it’s far more function of the battery capacity than any other variable, including shape of body and or efficiency rating of the EV drive train. 5th … you make it a mixed bag … OTA sure, but the rest, again pretty much applicable to most EV’s today.

RPadTV

Agreed. Some, but certainly not all, of the excessive zeal for the 3 comes from people that haven’t driven a BEV regularly. It’s certainly an exciting car, but not that God BEV that some people believe it to be.

Tom Harriss

lol, not sure I agree with that. It kicks the butt of other EVs I’ve seen.

RPadTV

So what, Tom? The first three points still apply to all BEVs. What you’ve “seen” is irrelevant. Most of the features mentioned in this article apply to all BEVs.

antrik

They didn’t claim these things are exclusive to the Model 3, did they?…

jum boyl

Having a quick charging network is up there,
It’s a pretty car,
Buying experience – no car dealership foolishness,
no more “gritty” gas station visits,
Quiet and smooth driving experience.

Mark.ca

“Cheap”? Maybe it should say “cheaper”….because let’s be honest here, that thing ain’t cheap no matter what you compare it too. What’s the payment? $1k per month?

msunderl

Depends on what you put down and the terms of the loan. I was able to put $7500 down, including the deposit ($1000) and ordering commitment amount($2500) and my payment is $800 on a 6 year loan at 1.62%. I should get that $7500 back on my taxes this spring. I agree it’s not cheap, but in my opinion worth the extra $200 per month over my ICE vehicle. I’ll save at least $100 per month in gas since my commute is 50 miles per day. That’s with current gas prices at $2.70 a gallon. It does appear gas prices are headed north again.

Mark.ca

So if i put down $60k i can tell people my car was free because i don’t have a monthly? Come on man, factor your down into the monthly and let’s stop pretending we don’t know math.
I agree on the rest. Your savings will be even higher in CA, our gas is 3.70. Congrats on your purchase!

antrik

His point is that he is getting the down payment back in tax breaks; so effectively it is indeed 0. If you can get your hypothetical $60000 payment back entirely in tax breaks too, then yes, you can claim your car was free 🙂

Bret

Quiet should have made the list in driving experience.

One of the things I love the most about my Leaf is that it’s peaceful, almost serene, to drive.

pjwood1

Don’t know what to make of this article. “Clean”, “safe” and over the air updates??? Are that many buyers really going to be this dull?