2020 Tesla Model 3 electric

MSRP $33,690 - $50,690

Ranked #1 in Electric Sedan


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2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 8, 2021

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Abhinandan Banerjee 

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Tesla has been leading the charge of the EV revolution of the world and with every passing day, the organization is bringing in new tech in its cars. To make the electric vehicles (EV) more accessible to the masses, Tesla launched the Model 3 way back in 2017. With every passing year and rising competition in the market, the Model 3 received its fair share of updates for the past years.

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Insane Acceleration

Great Driving Range

Tech laden Cabin

Precise Handling

Good Network of Supercharger Stations


Average Build Quality

Pay per Use of Superchargers

Long Charging time with domestic network

What's New?

Lower MSRP for all trims

Higher top speed of 155mph

Standard Performance Upgrade Package


vehicle bio

base price



4dr Sedan

passenger capacity



rear wheel drive

engine type


1 speed Automatic


brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/13.2 in.



113.2 in.


184.8 in.


72.8 in.


56.8 in.

curb weight

3552 lbs.

ground clearance

5.5 in.


passenger volume

97 cu ft.

cargo volume

15 cu ft.

payload capacity

1181 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

3.2 sec.


basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

8 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance


ev battery warranty

8 yr./ 100,000 mi.

Pictures & Videos


Standard Plus$33,690 onwards

Long Range$42,690 onwards

Performance$50,690 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Tesla Model 3 electric in Deep Blue Metallic color
Deep Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.


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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


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Tesla has mildly updated the Model 3 for 2020 by adding versatility to the lineup, with the inclusion of more trims. On the other hand, the 2020 Model 3 comes standard with the Performance package that used to be an optional extra in 2018. The Models have been segregated in terms of the performance and the range they offer and in the drivetrain. The Top speed of the Tesla Model S has now gone up to 155MPH while the Maximum range is now 325 miles.

Prices for the 2020 Tesla Model 3 starts from $26,950 for the base Standard trim and goes over $49,950 for the top of the line Performance Trim with AWD. The primary rivals to the 2020 Model 3 come in the form of the BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt and the Nissan Leaf.

The company has been suffering from an uttermost overdemand on the 3. Order one now, and not before a year that you get to have your hands on your own Tesla Model 3. The Tesla Model 3 currently is under a paid reservation of over 5,00,000 units. The demand for the Model 3 is clearly frantic, which explains a lot about this vehicle's competency.  

2020 Tesla Model 3 front view
2020 Tesla Model 3 rear view


Engine and Performance

Fuel Economy





2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Buying Advice

We recommend the Long Range trim of the 2020 Tesla model 3 as it bundles in the premium interior package that adds to the value of the Sedan. Moreover, as the trim name rings the bell, the Long Range trim lets you conquer the maximum number of miles on a single charge, and that too at a top speed of 140 Miles per hour. The Long Range is also the cheapest model to offer you the premium interior package, which adds features such as the multi-color cockpit, and 14-speaker upscale audio system to your Tesla.


2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Features


"A successful distillation of Tesla's ethos into a more affordable and accessible package." - Car and Driver

Tesla has added a multitude of variations for the 2020 Model 3 so as to make it more affordable and accessible for everyone. The 6 trims have subtle differences in terms of the features on offers but differ in terms of range and top speed. 

Trim Standard (Rear Wheel) Standard Plus (Rear Wheel) Long Range(Rear-Wheel) Long Range(Dual Motor) Performance(Dual Motor)
MSRP $26,950 $28,950 $34,950 $38,950 $49,950
Features Standard Interior Pkg. Partial Premium Interior Pkg. Premium Interior Pkg. Premium Interior Pkg. Premium Interior Pkg.
  220 Mile Range 240 Mile Range 325 Mile Range 310 Mile Range 310 Mile Range
  130MPH Top Speed 140MPH Top Speed 140MPH Top Speed 145MPH Top Speed 162MPH Top Speed
  19" Sport Wheels 19" Sport Wheels 19" Sport Wheels 19" Sport Wheels 19" Sport Wheels




The Partial Premium Interior Package adds these

  • The Standard Interior Package includes
  • Tinted Glass Roof with UV and Infrared Protection
  • Auto-Dimming, Power Folding, Heated Side mirrors
  • Music and Multimedia over Bluetooth
  • Center Console with Storage and 4 USB Ports
  • Standard maps and Navigation
  • 12 Way Power Adjustable Heated Front Seats
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Center Console with Storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones
  • Upgraded Audio with immersive sound

The Premium Interior Package adds these

  • 12 Way Power adjust Front and Rear Heated Seats
  • 14 Speaker including Subwoofer and 2 Amps bundled Audio system
  • Satellite View Maps with Live Traffic Visualization and Navigation
  • In-Car Internet Streaming Music and Media with internet Browser
  • Location-aware auto garage door opener

2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Engine and Performance


"As with most other EVs, the Model 3 gains speed smoothly and almost silently, with the electric motor providing a strong swell of power right from a dead stop to make the car feel very responsive at lower speeds" - Car and Driver 

The powerful 258 horsepower electric motor of the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan smoothly gains speed and is exceptionally quiet when doing so. It provides a strong torque right away and it is very responsive even at slow speeds. There is no shifting, thanks to the direct-drive transmission and the transmission from acceleration to higher speeds is quite easy to manage. In a nutshell, the Tesla Model 3 is an aficionado of the 3 cornerstones of an EV. The ride is smooth, the ride is silent, and most of all- the ride gives you a catapulting instant toque. 

2020 Tesla Model 3 Engine

Model 3 feels sporty and smashing, with its solid off-the-line performance, a well-put-together RWD chassis, and an instinctive steering wheel. Switch to the more powerful Dual-Motor variants, and the performance for the Model 3 simply escalates to an altogether different level. There are 2 variants available in the Dual-Motor setup - the Long Range(Dual Motor), and the Performance(Dual Motor), with their powertrains churning out 340 hp and 450 hp respectively. This upgrade lends the Long Range(Dual Motor) variant a top speed of 145 MPH, whereas the Performance variant can cruise at a top speed of 162 MPH.


2020 Tesla Model 3 

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Horsepower (hp@RPM)

258 hp @NA RPM

170 hp @NA RPM

170 hp @NA RPM

200 hp@NA RPM

Torque (lb-ft@RPM)

317 lb-ft@NA RPM

184 lb-ft@NA RPM

187 lb-ft@NA RPM

266 lb-ft@NA RPM

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Quarter mile (seconds)





Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)





Among all the four electric vehicles, the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan proves to have that best performing engine with the highest horsepower of 258. It is followed by the Chevrolet Bolt with a horsepower output of 200. Sharing a fairly engine power is the BMW i3 and the Nissan Leaf with an equal horsepower of 170. So quite evidently, we know who wins the race in this aspect.

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan is a strategically crafted amalgamation of responsive acceleration and confident cornering, and even though it's not an ideal sports sedan, it is definitely among the fastest electric vehicles in the market. What makes the 2020 Model 3 a fast car is its AWD setup and a super responsive Electric Motor.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Acceleration

The Model 3 gains speed with supreme ease, and utter silence, accrediting to its regenerative battery setup, which acquires power from every stop, accumulates it and uses it to help the ride shoot off with dominance. The uninterrupted shifting by the automatic transmission and the poised RWD layout also add to the 3's confident catapulting capabilities. 

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan showcases impressive balance while entering corners, transitioning through the bend and exiting it powerfully. The heavy battery is the reason behind its low-center of gravity and the weight distribution from front to rear is quite uniform. The 18-inch wheels can be a little bothering in matters of handling but the optional 19-inch wheels perform better. As for the steering wheel, it is very quick off the center and is nicely weighted with minimal feedback. It offers you three different settings to choose from Standard, Comfort, and Sport. The AWD system in the Dual Motor variants works well to maintain a perfect balance between ride and handling and allows for a smooth transition of power throughout the 4 wheels. As discussed above, leading the table with the strongest engine, the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has the best initial acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in a whopping 4.6 seconds and it outperforms all of its rivals by quite a margin as the second-fastest in the lot is the Nissan Leaf with a timing of 6.3 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark. Quarter mile figures reflect the same story with the Model 3 leading the pack, the Leaf being the slowest and the BMW and the Chevy stacked in between the 2.

The Model 3's sensible battery placement, lowers the ride's center of gravity, thus making it feel more planted and stable while attacking the corners. This battery placement scheme along with the 3's sleek and streamlined body gives the ride the ultimate power to change direction rapidly and concisely. The power delivery is effortless, and utterly precise, with the accelerator pedal being responsive, and yet not jumpy. 

The powerful four-piston front brakes of the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has fixed calipers and is very easy to modulate. However, you wouldn't feel the need of hitting the brakes very often due to the lift-throttle mechanism which features regenerative braking.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Wheel


2020 Tesla Model 3 

2020 BMW i3

2020 Nissan Leaf SL

2020 Chevrolet Bolt LT

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Like the acceleration, 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan is the fastest in braking as well. In comparison to its rivals, Tesla brings the car to a halt from 60 mph in just 119 feet. It's followed by the BMW i3 with a distance of 125 feet, which has a lot to do with its light curb weight. Next up is the Nissan Leaf with the third-best distance of 129 feet and the Chevrolet Bolt, the heaviest of them all, comes last by stopping at 132 feet when coming down from 60 to 0 mph.

2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Fuel Economy


"The various versions of the Model 3 are rated between 113 MPGe and 141 MPGe by the EPA. " - Car and Driver 

The efficiency of the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan along with all the other electric cars is measured by MPGe which is a unit to measure the efficiency of an electric vehicle compared to gasoline-based cars. The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has a rating of 130 MPGe, which means it can cover a range of 130 miles from an amount of electrical energy which is equal to the energy contained in one gallon of gasoline. It has an increased economy of 136 MPGe in cities while it suffers on the highways with 123 MPGe. Other than the Tesla can drive up to a distance of 310 miles on a single charge, longer than any of the other electric vehicles in the market.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Charging Port


2020 Tesla Model 3 

2020 BMW i3

2020 Nissan Leaf SL

2020 Chevrolet Bolt LT

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In terms of the competition, the Chevrolet bolt rakes in the best MPG figures, while Tesla follows it the closest. The Nissan leaf comes the next best while the BMW i3 offers the least in this comparison.

2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Interior


"We're not exaggerating when we say that the Tesla Model 3 has an interior unlike any other car on the market today" - Car and Driver

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has a flat and low interior floor which gives an airy and spacious feel inside. The front seats are very comfortable and supportive although the rear seat suffers from the lack of thigh support and the low bottom cushion leads to an uncomfortable experience. The flat leather seats are broad and are not hard. The seat adjustments are quite simple to manage and are very effective.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Front Seat

The Tesla Model 3 swallows most of the bumps with utmost ease and hardly lets any of the vibration crawl to the cabin. However, this is the case in smooth asphalts, take the 3 for a spin on some broken or uneven road, and you'll realize how big of a mistake you have made. The ride does not really cope well with such surfaces and feels stiff. 

The cabin of the Model 3 is enchantingly silent, as there is no engine noise to hinder your peace of mind. The only clamor that may get to your ears at times is the sound of the wheels trying to find their way through some broken or bumpy street. 


2020 Tesla Model 3 sedan

2020 BMW i3

2020 Nissan Leaf

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Passenger capacity





Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.3/56.3/42.7 39.1/56.1/42.2



Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)





The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan along with the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt has a passenger capacity of 5 while the BMW i3 houses only 4 passengers. As for the front row headroom, the Nissan Leaf takes the spotlight while the Tesla and the BMW share the lowest figures. However, Tesla manages to climb back up with generous legroom while the BMW still suffers. When we go to the second row, the Chevrolet impresses with the most spacious headroom and legroom, while the BMW continues to suffer in these aspects as well.

  • Bucket front seats
  • Split folding rear seatback
  • Remote keyless power door locks
  • 4 one-touch power windows
  • Rear view camera
  • Electric power steering
  • Climate control
  • Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan comes with a standard 15-inch infotainment system that has nearly all the functions of the car built into it and is well organized and easy to use. It also features a Google-based navigation system and the Premium Upgrades package offers you an updated audio system with a wide spectrum sound.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Infotainment Display
  • Navigation and voice control
  • Bluetooth phone
  • Mobile Wi-Fi
  • 4 USB port
  • Remote control Smartphone application

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan comes with a trunk that can be as spacious as a hatchback. It is wide and broad and also has a secret deep well under the floor of the cargo area. The rear seats when folded flat increase the cargo space significantly.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Cargo Space

The Model 3 sedan's trunk is as extensive as some competitive performance hatch and offers ample space for luggage sufficient for a weekend getaway. The rear seats can lie absolutely flat, and the slit is spacious enough, that you can actually lie down and doze off for a power-nap. 


2020 Tesla Model 3 sedan

2020 BMW i3

2020 Nissan Leaf

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Trunk Volume (ft.3)





When compared to the other rivals, the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan has the least cargo volume of 15 cubic feet, only a point less than the BMW i3 with 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The Chevrolet Bolt enjoys the most spacious trunk volume with 16.9 cubic feet.

2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Exterior


"Part of the appeal in Tesla's larger Model S sedan was rooted in its design, and how it avoided all those connotations" - The Car Connection

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan enjoys fairly massive exterior dimensions and it just amplifies its presence on the road. The design of the sedan is futuristic but still manages to look conventional. The LED DRL and the Tesla logo makes you realize that the Model 3 is a Tesla from far behind. It is a good looking set of wheels from all the angles and doesn't make you feel ambiguous when you take it to your child's school or to the market.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Side View


2020 Tesla Model 3 

2020 BMW i3

2020 Nissan Leaf SL

2020 Chevrolet Bolt LT

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The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan boasts to be the longest, widest and has the largest wheelbase along with being the shortest in height among the others. The BMW i3 being the lightest among the four is also short in length and has the least wheelbase. The Nissan Leaf has fairly balanced dimensions meanwhile the Chevrolet Bolt other than being the heaviest in the group is also the tallest and least wide.

  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • LED headlamp
  • Fixed rear window with defroster
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Light tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Front fog lamps
  • Trunk rear cargo access

2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Safety


"The Model 3 has been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and received a perfect five-star score..." - Car and Driver

Tesla likes to boast about the safety of its vehicles and the Model 3 is no different. The 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan features quite a number of active safety options and advanced systems like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The Autopilot feature is the most significant of them all.

2020 Tesla Model 3 Safety
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Competition


Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW i3

The BMW i3 is reputed as a unique and unconventional electric car. The carbon fiber and aluminum structure of the BMW derives its energy from the 170 horsepower electric motor and has an optional 184 horsepower electric motor allotted to its i3s trim sporty version which has phenomenal driving dynamics and great suspension. When compared to the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan, the BMW has a less powerful engine, slow acceleration, and braking and thus, it needs some tweaking on its end to put up a stronger fight.

2020 BMW i3

Tesla Model 3 vs. Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is an ideal electric vehicle for everyday usability due to its long driving range. The 40kwh battery runs the electric motor and has an economy of 151 MPGe. It features DC quick charging that has the capability of recharging 90 miles worth of power in 30 minutes. Adding to that, the camera based self-steering lane keeping assist and pro pilots assist adaptive cruise control is optional. In comparison with the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan, it lacks in engine performance, has a very poor acceleration and braking and hence, it still doesn't match the standards of the Tesla.

2020 Nissan Leaf

Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt EV

The quick and exciting Chevrolet Bolt is really worth its value, thanks to its floor-mounted battery powering its electric motor and generating a horsepower of 200. It has a range of 190 miles in a single charge and 96 MPGe of efficiency. The acceleration is great and it drives significantly well over rough terrains. The Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible infotainment system has a 10.2-inch touch screen and an additional 8-inch digital gauge are eye-catching interior features. Up against the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Sedan, the engine is less powerful yet decent, the acceleration suffers a little and so does the braking. It does have a larger cargo space and hence, all these factors make it the only tough competition with the Tesla.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV


2020 Tesla Model 3 electric Final Verdict

The Tesla Model 3 became the benchmark of Electric Sedans when it first came to the market in 2017. With constant and regular updates, Tesla has been adding value to the Model in successive years. The 2020 Model is a testimony to the same fact as it comes bundled with a whole host of safety features and technology as standard. With the starting price of just $26,950 and Tesla's Supercharger networks, the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has sure become more attractive than ever and is certainly one of the best alternatives to the soon to be extinct Gas-powered cars, available on sale in the US today.

2020 Tesla Model 3​​​

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Long does it take to charge a Model 3?

The Tesla Model 3 Long Range can charge from 10-80% in around 30 minutes from a 120kW Tesla Supercharger, whereas a Wallbox charger can take up to 13 hours to juice up your ride. 

What is the battery pack replacement cost for a Tesla Model 3?

The cost of replacing the battery pack for a Model 3 will cost around $3000-$7000 USD.

What amount does it cost to charge a Tesla Model 3?

Getting your Tesla Model 3 a full charge may cost around $11.47. These figures sum up to approximately 3.7 cents per mile.

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