Test Drive Results: 2021 Tesla Model 3

If you’re considering a Tesla, the 2021 Model 3 will not disappoint. It’s a great car with all-electric dual motors and a 250 to 353 miles driving range.

Reader Contribution by Seth Leitman
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by Seth Leitman
2021 Tesla Model 3 in profile.

If you’re considering a Tesla, the 2021 Model 3 will not disappoint. It’s a great car with all-electric dual motors and a 250 to 353 miles driving range. The version I test drove starts at $56,990. However, according to Tesla, the MSRP starts at $39,990.

Expect a strong performance–this car can get up to 150 city/133 highway miles. The metal structure combines metal and steel, allowing for overall maximum strength.

The Model 3 can withstand four times its own mass in a roof-crush test. Even with an all-glass roof! It’s no joke.

Speed and All-Wheel-Drive

The Tesla Model 3 does not lack speed. It’s equipped with 20″ Überturbine wheels, performance brakes, and lowered suspension for total control. Not to mention a carbon fiber spoiler that improves stability at high speeds. This puppy can accelerate from 0-60 mph* in as little as 3.1 seconds.

The specific version I drove had two independent motors for improved redundancy. Unlike traditional all-wheel-drive systems, they digitally control torque to the front and rear wheel. This is far better handling and traction control.

However, I definitely noticed the difference in shocks on the Model 3 versus the Model S or X. Expect it to ride like a 3 series car with the tech, speed, handling, and an overall wild vibe. It’s truly like no other.

Tesla Model 3 Interior

The inside of this car is truly like no other. The all-glass roof creates a sense of openness no matter where in the car you’re sitting. Also, the 15-inch touchscreen is outstanding because it allows you to access all driver controls with ease. And did I mention that you can use your smartphone as a key? It’s wild!

Seth LeitmanThe Green Living Guy, is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an author, radio host, reporter, writer and an environmental consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides, and more. Find Seth on his websiteand read all of his MOTHER EARTH NEWS posts here.

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