2024 Tesla Model 3 Review, Pricing, Specs, and Photos

For the 2024 model year, the Tesla Model 3 gets a sleek new look, accessible price tag, and an attractive estimated driving range. The 2024 Tesla Model 3 remains a great choice for new automotive buyers who want to go electric. It’s not all perfect, though; the 224 Model 3 lacks physical controls for most key functions, making it harder to do simple things like adjust the steering column or exterior side mirrors. Nowadays, the 2024 Model 3 also has a great selection of rivals to contend with: the Polestar 2, BMW i4, and Hyundai Ioniq 6.

Pros

  • One of the best compact sedans on the market
  • Improved styling
  • Speedy acceleration and entertaining handling

Cons

  • Lack of physical controls for key functions
  • The advertised range isn’t easy to achieve

What’s New?

The 2024 Tesla Model 3 has a sleeker front end, updated standard features, and a quieter cabin. While the styling changes are small tweaks, they help make the 2024 Model 3 look more upscale than before. Tesla also updates the interior materials and claims to use more acoustic glass and sound-deadening materials to help reduce road noise.

The front seats now support ventilation thanks to new perforated upholstery. In addition, Tesla also redesigns the steering wheel with the steering column, getting rid of the transmission shifter and blinker stalks. Rear passengers also get an 8.0-inch display, which they can adjust climate controls or watch Netflix.

Trims and Pricing

Standard $42,000 (est)
Long Range $49,000 (est)
Performance $55,000 (est)

The 2024 Tesla Model 3 is expected to have a $42,000 starting MSRP, with the Performance model starting at $55,000. The standard model gets a single motor only, driving the rear wheels. In addition, the Long Range and Performance models get two motors and all-wheel drive as standard. All 2024 Tesla Model 3’s will also get Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system, navigation, and heated and ventilated front seats.

Motors, Performance, and Power

Like most electric vehicles, the 2024 Tesla Model 3 delivers an instant and near-silent surge of power upon pressing the accelerator pedal. As standard, the electric motor delivers 211.0 kW of power, helping the base variant sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

The Long-Range trim gets 258 kW of power, helping propel it from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds. At the top of the trim sits the Performance model with 340 kW of power, which translates to a 3.1 seconds 0 to 60 mph sprint.

The Model 3 gets a sizable battery under the floor, helping give it a low center of gravity. This makes for thrilling stability when driving in the canyons. Tesla fits the Model 3 with a weighted and firm steering wheel, but drivers can adjust the feel to their preference.

Range and Battery Life

The 2024 Model 3 is available in three distinct trims, all with different estimated driving range. The base variant offers the least range, with Tesla claiming 272 miles. Opting for the Long Range or Performance models ups the estimated range to 333 miles and 315 miles, respectively.

Luckily, the 2024 Tesla Model 3 offers multiple charging solutions, including Tesla’s fast charging network, also known as Superchargers. Model 3 owners can also charge with a home charging station or at 240- or 120-volt DC public charging stations with the help of adapters.

Interior Room and Cargo Space

2024 Tesla Model 3 Interior
Front Headroom40.3 inches
Front Legroom42.7 inches
Rear Headroom37.7 inches
Rear Legroom35.2 inches
Trunk Space19.8 inches

The 2024 Model 3 has an interior unlike most cars on the market today. It boasts a simplistic approach, with almost everything controlled through the monolithic touchscreen. There are a few buttons on the steering wheel to control the turn signals, exterior side view mirrors, and the position of the steering column.

The Model 3 has a low, flat floor that makes the cabin feel airy and spacious. Tesla’s front seats are comfortable and supportive, but the rear seats can be uncomfortable due to their low placement. Folding the 60/40 rear seats is quick and helps increase the trunk space considerably.

Infotainment and Technology

2024 Tesla Model 3 Cabin

The 2024 Tesla Model 3 gets a great host of standard features, including USB connectivity, Bluetooth, and navigation. Unfortunately, the Model 3 isn’t available with SiriusXM satellite radio or AM radio. Tesla offers additional internet streaming radio options as standard. There are also plenty of entertainment options, including arcade games, YouTube, and Netflix.

The rear 8.0-inch touchscreen provides rear seat passengers access to infotainment features and climate control.

Safety Features

Tesla is among the companies with the best driver assist systems in the industry: Autopilot. Tesla’s autopilot has impressive capabilities like lane changes. The Model 3 also gets a great selection of safety features, including lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking.

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are yet to test the 2024 Tesla Model 3, the 2023 variant had an overall safety rating of 5/5.

Warranty Coverage

Tesla offers one of the longest warranty coverages in the EV segment. All Tesla Model 3 variants get a four-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty and an eight-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Unfortunately, Tesla doesn’t offer corrosion protection or complimentary scheduled maintenance.