For all of its futuristic ambitions, the Model 3 is a relatively conventional-looking four-door sedan. It incorporates many design elements from the more expensive Model S, making it immediately recognizable as a Tesla, but it’s significantly taller and less sporty looking than its low-slung, sleek-sedan sibling. Also, of some concern were the large and inconsistent panel gaps present on our test car, which raise questions about the car’s assembly quality.
Most other EVs on the market are small hatchbacks, but the Model 3 is sized much more like compact luxury sedans such as the BMW 3-series and the Audi A4.
Exterior Measurement Comparisons
Tesla is currently offering Model 3 customers a choice of two wheel designs—either the 18-inch Aero wheels pictured here or optional 19-inch Sport wheels for $1500—and six exterior colors, all of which cost $1000 extra except for