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Tesla Model 3

$ 61,300 - $ 88,015* MRLP

The Tesla Model 3 is Australia’s most popular electric vehicle, by a strong margin. Since arriving in 2019 the Model 3 has challenged the status quo of traditional prestige mid-size rivals, offering impressive technology and performance across its three-variant range.

Latest Tesla Model 3 ratings breakdown


Safety Technology
Ride Quality
Infotainment & Connectivity
Handling & Dynamics
Energy Efficiency
Driver Technology
Value for Money
Interior Comfort & Packaging
Fit for Purpose

What we love

  • -The charging process and app interface are both impressively effective and easy to use
  • -The all-wheel-drive system is competent, especially in wet weather
  • -Acceleration is instantaneous and unreal
  • -The infotainment system has a real sense of fun and X-factor that adds some joy back into the daily commute

What we don't

  • -The central touchscreen is distracting and difficult to use while on the move
  • -Ground clearance and visibility can prove challenging when veering off city roads
  • -Autopilot can be temperamental and is not to be relied upon
  • -Some aesthetic design decisions are lacking in functionality
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range review
Review | 19 Jan 2021


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2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus review
Review | 4 May 2020


The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus is smart and affordable
2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance review
Review | 14 Nov 2019


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Review | 2 Aug 2019


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Tesla Model 3 Price*

2023Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan RWD$61,300
2023Tesla Model 3 Long Range Sedan 4WD$74,300
2023Tesla Model 3 Performance Sedan 4WD$88,015
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Tesla Model 3 Dimensions

The Tesla Model 3 has 3 variants. The height is 1443mm, the width is 1933mm and length is 4694mm.

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2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus: owner review
Owner Review | 13 Apr 2021
As a former Telsa owner (2017 Model S75) I had no hesitation ordering a Model 3 Standard Range Plus (SR +) when they became available in Australia. I have had the car for over a year and have racked up 23000 km so thought now would be a good time to provide an ownership update. Why a Model 3 - I always wanted a Model 3 and purchased a Model S to tide me over until the Model 3 arrived. Having experience with the range of my Model S (which is the same as the SR+) I decided to order the base Model 3 in the free colour which was white. I did cross shop the Model 3 with the BMW 3 series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C Class but each of those cars was more expensive (I paid $71 358 OTR in Brisbane - December 2019), slower and had higher servicing costs. Performance and Efficiency - The SR+ is not fast at 5.6 seconds 0-100 kph but I wouldn't call it slow either. It has a good spread of power and torque. My lifetime electrical consumption for the car is 136 Wh/km or 13.6 kWh/100 km which is very good for a car of its size and performance. Build Quality, Running Costs and Maintenance - There is a lot of commentary about Tesla build quality. I am sure, like a number of brands, that some owners get cars that are below par in this area. All I can say is that my Model 3 is well built, has good quality paint and the car has no squeaks or rattles. In fact the car is better built than my 2017 Model S was so on my sample size of two I would assess that Tesla is continuing to improve quality as they scale production. Running costs on the car are dirt cheap. I pay 20 cents for a kWh of electricity so the Model 3 costs me about $2.70 in electricity for every 100 km driven or $27 for every 1000 km. The cars I cross shopped would all cost about $120 to fuel for every 1000 km driven (assuming 8L/100km). Over 100 000 km that works out to about $2700 for the Model 3 versus $12 000 for the equivalent ICE. I know some might say my battery will fail and the car will be worthless but the 8 Year/160 000 km battery warranty guarantees that the battery will be replaced if the battery degrades below 70 percent capacity. Given the performance of Tesla's batteries since 2012 I have no concerns with the battery failing. Maintenance - In over a year of ownership I have had the tyres rotated once through Tesla Mobile Service (scheduled through the app) at a cost of $50. At the two year mark I will get the brake fluid checked and the wiper blades changed. Since owning the car I have had no need to address any warranty issues. Road Trips and Driving - I have travelled pretty extensively in the car including return trips from Brisbane to Newcastle and Melbourne. The Supercharger Network makes these trips pretty simple. These trips didn't cost me anything as I had two referrals that gave me 3000 km worth of free supercharging when I purchased the car. Even in the shortest range Model 3 these trips are very doable and on my Melbourne trip I drove Brisbane to Goulburn (1100 km) in one day. The car is easy to drive, comfortable to spend a lot of time in and the one pedal driving is addictive once you get used to it. All Electric Garage - Recently I took the leap and changed out my wife's car for a Mini Cooper Electric that I purchased as an ex demo at a considerable saving off the new price. Again its purchase price was very comparable to its ICE equivalent. It's a great little car that is proving very efficient as well (12.5 kWh/100 km). I have family members who have V8's (Lexus LC500 and another brother has a Mustang Mach 1 on order) so if I need my V8 noise fix I go and visit them. For my families use case, budget and lifestyle EVs are the perfect fit. I look forward to the increasing range of EVs coming to Australia and hopefully prices will continue to fall as competition increases.
2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance: owner review
Owner Review | 31 Jul 2020
I hate to say it, but I am yet another a convert. I bought a model 3 cancelled order, so was driving away in a new car only a week after my deposit. White with White. I, at first thought I have made a mistake here. Me and that car felt like an arranged marriage. I hardly had time to think about pros and cons before I was sitting in the thing at my first traffic lights trying to work out the basic function of the car. It felt bit like like sitting in a vacant apartment. No furniture, no noise and no apparent personality. Everything felt and sounded strange. Now two weeks and 1200kms in, I love it. The exterior build quality is terrible, the paint shockingly bad. Fit and finish is like a 1970's Cadillac, but I am told thats normal. Inside is quiet, comfy and solid. I am happy with the seats, the screen, the stereo and the simple dashboard, I tell myself its 'danish design,' and it works. The main difference for me however is how much I enjoy driving it. It stops and GOES amazingly well, it can handle bumps and bends like a BMW, and on the highway it has the best auto pilot I have ever experienced. The power is addictive, and actually useful as it is so instant, and the thing is quiet. Interestingly as a new owner you will need to the aftermarket to make the car 'Premium', floor mats, boot liners, A wireless phone charger, memory stick for sensory mode, sun roof shade panels for summer, trunk struts, puncture repair kit and window tinting just a start.... But it is a massive leap forward by Mr Musk. He will over time become better at making them, and Europe and Korea will no doubt catch and over take him. They have been making cars for 90yrs after all, but the Model 3 is a joy to own and drive, a pleasure to travel in, and always gets interest and questions. Tesla after sales support has been good. I give it a 9/10.... so far.


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Where is the Tesla Model 3 made?

The Model 3 is built in China.

Is the Tesla Model 3 P-Plate legal?

Only the entry-level Model 3 RWD is legal for P-Plate drivers.

How big is the battery in a Tesla Model 3?

The Model 3 RWD has a 62.3kWh battery where the long-range and Performance models have an 82kWh battery.

How fast can a Tesla Model 3 charge?

The Model 3 RWD can charge at up to 170kW where the Model 3 Performance can charge at up to 250kW.

How long does a Tesla Model 3 battery last?

We don't know for sure. The Model 3 has a four-year warranty, but there are plenty of cars older than four years with their battery still operating correctly. There are even plenty of Tesla Model S, which has been on sale for over 10-years, with a correctly operating battery.

* ‘MRLP’ is the manufacturer’s recommended list price as provided by our data provider and is subject to change, so is provided to you for indicative purposes only. Please note that MRLP is inclusive of GST, but is exclusive of any options and does not include on-road costs such as registration, CTP, stamp duty and dealer delivery. Where an MRLP is stated as a price range, this reflects the lowest to highest MRLP provided for that model range across the available variants.