Tesla Model 3 Walkaround Video With Interior Views, Rare Look At Rear Seats

SEP 25 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 25

Tesla Model 3 sightings are still few and far between. Even more rare is a video with some excellent views of the interior.

Tesla Model 3 Interior

That’s precisely what we present here.

It’s a walkaround video of a white Tesla Model 3 fitted with aero wheels, which are actually easily removeable covers.

We don’t suggest that you film a Model 3 in this manner though. As you’ll see, the videographer actually makes contact with the 3, a definite no-no when you’re looking at a car that belongs to someone else.

Of interest is the shot of the Model 3 rear seats, which shows decent leg room, though it might be a bit tight for larger adults.

Rear Seats Of Model 3

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It didn’t look like there was any type of green light at the charging port. Does the Model 3 not have this?

The charge port is not illuminated like the Model S. There is a small Tesla T that lights up to the left of the port. However, when the car is locked the light turns off.

Hmm I wonder why they turn it off? Also, I was hoping for more light as it’s dark many times when I plug in. It’s like trying to find the cup holder in a movie theater.

The Tesla symbol by the charging port illuminates when charging.

Unlike the ring around the S/X connector, the Model 3 has a small illuminated Tesla logo to the left of the connector.

That is silver, not white.

Let’s certainly hope so. Otherwise that is seriously cramped. They must have been channeling their inside Volt!

Rear seats look pretty cramped.

Hard to tell. Passenger seat looks like it’s pushed back to the max – it’s covering part of the rear door.

It looks like the legroom is about 2″ to 3″ better/roomier than my Gen I Volt, which is additional space I would be very happy to have.

The M3 isn’t super spacious, but it is reasonable for a sporty mid-sized car. Both the wheelbase and the overall length are about 6 or 7 inches longer than a Gen I Volt, so having 2 or 3 inches more rear seat legroom is reasonable.

The front passenger seat is clearly pushed very far back and also seems to be reclining some as well. So it is no surprise it looks cramped over there.

When the detailer guy sat in the back of one it looked like there was enough space but to do it they put your knees up to just below your shoulders.

It didn’t look super comfortable, but it did look like it wasn’t cramped. At least with the glass roof option (sunroof in that case).

And that guy was 6′.

The passenger seat looks like it’s pushed back for someone that is 8 feet tall and reclined back far too. In other videos the back seat leg room looks fairly decent.

“rear seats look pretty cramped”

A few numbers make a clearer picture:

the numbers are for
Model 3—model S—Bolt

Rear seat
headroom, 37.7–35.3—37.9

BoltEV wins on headroom

Leg room, 35.2–35.4–36.5

Bolt wins on leg room

shoulder room,54–55–52.8

M3 wins over BoltEV

Interesting that the M3 actually has more headroom than the model S and about the same legroom as the S.

So Bolt is pretty roomy in the back except it’s narrow.

Also surprising the M3 is just a tad better than the Model S in the back.

Yes, the Bolt has great rear headroom and legroom. The width is what makes it a little problematic for three adults.

Just in case the rest of the planet might listen.

Model 3 — Model S — Bolt
Rear seat:
Head room: 95,8 cm – 89,7 cm — 96,3 cm
Leg room: 89,4 cm – 89,9 cm – 92,7 cm
Shoulder room: 137,2 cm – 139,7 cm – 134,1 cm

Hey, stop coddling the rest of the world. Make them convert, and eventually they will change their measurements to that progressive, easy to understand, English standard system.

BTW, have you ever tried to figure out how much 0.7 of an inch is? (As if inches are divided into tenths.)

Every time I measure something using the English system, I thank Ronald Reagan for his incredible foresight in defunding the metric conversion commission. Without Reagan, us Americans would have to struggle with doing everything in tens.

I know exactly how much it is. It’s exactly 700 thou (mil).

Everyone knows that.

I’ve wondered this before, but how
the heck are these things measured?
The Model S is specified as having
42.7″ of legroom in the front, which
just can’t be close to true. When I
sat in one a few years back, the
driving position, while usable, was
awkward enough I wouldn’t be
comfortable driving more than a few
tens of minutes at a time….

OK, so I just went and looked up a
SAE standard for that includes this
(J1100). What this number
apparently means is that the
maximum distance from where they
expect your ankle to pivot to the
expected location of your hip joint
is the given number minus ten
inches. So, the maximum ankle to
hip distance for a Model S driver
is 32.7″. And similarly for the
rear legroom, the number is the
maximum distance from the hip joint
to the expected location of your
ankle, plus ten inches.

The quoted measurement doesn’t
really have any bearing on if you
can actually fit in the car,
whether your legs collide with the
steering wheel, the center display
housing, or the seat in front of
you. It just a number basically
indicating how unfolded your legs
can be, assuming that you fit in
the first place, and all else being
equal.

j

The model S does not always illuminate the ring. Only when you first start charging or if there is an error

Please be beware of making powerpacks off the youtube videos with wooden boxes with Tesla logos on top which can be made for a few hundred bucks.

Those aged cells picked off battery packs can short out and become an hazard. Home built packs don’t have monitoring hardware/software like commercially available packs which would shut off the power pack when an anomaly is detected. Moreover commercial pack cells are of better grade which can withstand lot of factors and last longer check warranties 10/20 years.

You can add BMS to a homemade pack and many other safety features. 20 years? where?

I’m surprised nobody commented on how disrespectful he was touching the car and bumping the camera on the glass. Stay away from cars you don’t own.

Call a cop.