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Tesla Model 3 Review Rundown

TeslaPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Fantastic electric range
  • Impressive range
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the best EVs around: practical, high-tech, and boasting great performance and range. It is the cheapest car in the Tesla range but doesn't feel too far off the larger Model S in terms of quality or practicality. The entry-level car is the Standard Range Plus which uses a single electric motor to power the rear wheels and returns a claimed 267-mile range.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
The Tesla Model 3 is set to go on sale in the UK later this year. The Model 3 line-up begins with the £38,900 Standard Range Plus. The Long Range variant adds a second motor and starts at £47,900. But it's the £56,900 Model 3 Performance we're driving here, complete with sporty suspension rates, 75kWh battery and twin motors.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, sporty styling
  • Superb suspension
Cons[**]
  • Not the most practical

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Tesla Model 3 is the smallest, most affordable car in the American manufacturer’s range of EVs. Built to take on the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, but Tesla also has one eye on the arrival of the BMW i4, as well as upstart executive EVs from the likes of Polestar. The Model 3 range is very easy to get to grips with as there are just three versions to choose from.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fastest electric car on the market
  • Impressive range
  • Superb infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • No 30-day subscription to Tesla’s connected services

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Model 3 was named Auto Express Car of the Year two years ago. For 2021, it's out with shiny chrome on the outside, and in with cool satin black trim. Inside the minimalist look and spacious interior remain, but piano black surfaces have been replaced by matte black trim, the centre console now gets a big storage box with a sliding lid.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bigger and more fun to drive
  • Excellent range
Cons[**]
  • More expensive than the Performance model

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Model 3 comes in limited flavours: standard and long range – with a choice of rear or all-wheel drive – plus this Performance version with only the 4x4 option. Performance drops the ride height slightly and tweaks the motors to up the power from the 75kWh battery to around 450bhp. The range jumps up to a claimed 310 miles (and we did our best to dent that, but it appears pretty realistic) While you get a few cosmetic boosts, including the cute, carbon-fibre rear spoiler, this model doesn't come cheap – but then neither do its rivals.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fastest electric car in the world
  • Fun to drive
Cons[**]
  • No head-up display
  • Limited range

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Model 3 has possibly the smoothest integration of a one pedal driving system of any EV on sale. A 0-62mph time of 5.2 seconds really doesn't do the Model 3 justice. At any speed, the lightning fast throttle response and instantaneous torque gives proper hyper hatch eagerness. It's also wonderfully easy to drive at low speeds.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive range
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent range
Cons[**]
  • Lack of combustion engine
  • Chunky steering wheel

carmagazine[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The Tesla Model 3 is a winner – it has an impressive real-world battery range, a roomy and airy cabin, drives beautifully in all versions. Despite nearly all controls being accessed via the central touchscreen, it all works well – as if the car's designers are as well versed in infotainment operating systems as they are in vehicle dynamics. There are few interior and equipment options as it stands, making this one of the few cars in this sector with a slim-looking price range. It's still the most usable electric car on the market, thanks to Tesla's brilliant Supercharger network.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive real-world battery range
  • Impressive performance
  • Supercharger network
Cons[**]
  • Limited interior options
  • Not the most practical

carwow[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from carwow have found the following[***]:
The Tesla Model 3 electric car does away with anything so vulgar as a grille on its bumper. Instead, there's little more than a slim intake, a pair of fog lights and a number plate at the front. Performance models lose out on a few miles of range, being able to cover 352 miles between chargers, but they're much faster. Accelerating from 0-60mph takes as little as 3.1 seconds compared with the 4.2 seconds of the Long Range version and the Standard Plus' 5.3 seconds.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic range
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Impressive range
Cons[**]
  • Expensive compared to rivals

References

1. ^ Tesla Model 3 Performance 2019 UK review. autocar. 2019-05-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Tesla Model 3 review. autoexpress. 2020-10-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New Tesla Model 3 Long Range 2021 review. autoexpress. 2021-02-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ New Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Performance review. autoexpress. 2018-09-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ New Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus 2020 review. autoexpress. 2020-12-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Tesla Model 3: electric range review. carmagazine. 2021-01-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Tesla Model 3 Review. carwow. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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