2017 Tesla Model 3 Pricing

Edmunds Rating
4.5 / 5.0
Consumer Rating


  • Tesla prestige at a lower price
  • Stunning performance among other EVs
  • More technologically advanced than rivals


  • Limiting cargo capacity and interior storage
  • Initially available only with pricey options

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Features & Specs

Standard 4dr Sedan (electric 1DD)Long Range 4dr Sedan (electric 1DD)
Starting MSRP$35,000$44,000
Transmission1-speed direct drive1-speed direct drive


Our experts’ favorite Model 3 safety features:

Automatic Emergency Braking

Warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time.
Active Cruise Control

Maintains a set gap between you and the car you're following. It comes to a complete stop and resumes following, too.
Lane Keeping Assist

Warns if you are drifting out of your lane and will nudge the steering to get you back in line.

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Tesla Model 3


Consumer Rating

So happy to own and drive the best car ever
You gotta be able to embrace some change if you want to enjoy this car. Controls, buttons etc, or the lack thereoff, are vastly different from what you might be used to. But basically you can still drive the model 3 like any other car, except it’s whisper quiet and super fast. Runs like on rails, hugs the road like no other. It’s lighter, smaller, and perkier than the model S or X, but still feels rock solid. Has plenty of space for a family of four, and road trips are no problem with a range of 310 miles and the super charger network. Charging at home overnight is so much more convenient than getting gas. Car gets better every month with ‘over the air’ software updates, autopilot keeps evolving. Would not trade the model 3 for any other car in the world! :)

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2017 Tesla Model 3 videos

[Music] so we're back here at the track and there's something different about our Tesla Model 3 sedan what we've done is installed the 19-inch wheels and tires when we bought it it had the standard 18-inch Michelin Z's of the 19-inch Continentals these tires have a treadwear rating of 400 and the 18s have a longer wearing tread that's rated at 500 the main thing that I didn't like about the 18-inch tires everything seemed great but the stopping distance at a hundred and thirty three feet was a little bit long and then when I was lapping the car there's just this feeling that just wasn't quite enough front grip and it was just a little bit less sharp than I would have liked we're gonna see if we can measure a difference so let's start off with zero to 60 [Music] there was a difference 5.1 seconds instead of five point three so a little bit a couple of tenths faster didn't feel any difference but the watch tells the tale now let's see about breaking if we got that kind of improvement on acceleration we might see a shorter stopping distance 60 miles an hour Oh 128 feet that's five feet shorter so yeah these 19's do do something besides look good over at the skid pad we actually improved lateral grip from point eight five g's up to 0.93 that's 802 the GE difference just by slapping on these 19-inch tires instead of the eight teams and it's all working together on this handling circuit it just got a lot more directional stability I can really feel the nose point in so much better when I turn the wheel there's just more grip and you can feel it yeah this is what I was hoping for last time I mean this car has got tons of Drive out of the corners and it feels nice and flat and there's not a lot of body roll but now there's enough grip to really use it all and really have some fun with it oh man this car really feels a lot more entertaining with these wheels and tires on it [Music] Wow what a difference I'm frankly surprised I mean I shouldn't be because any racer will tell you that tires make a big difference in any automobile but I didn't expect what we saw here the acceleration time was better stopping distance was shorter it pulled more G's on the skid pad and it was just more fun to drive around the circuit and over the weekend when I drove these tires to break them in it was a little more comfortable too because these run into slightly lower pressure than the 18s I mean it's a $1,500 option to get these wheels and tires and most people would do that just because they look better but it turns out they perform a lot better too I mean it's a win-win for more on our Tesla Model 3 sedan follow along in edmunds.com and for more videos like this click Subscribe

2017 Tesla Model 3 Track Test Update

Edmunds takes you on a trip to the test track, where we investigate the only significant option available to those configuring a Tesla Model 3 sedan. Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds finds out if there's anything more than a visual difference between the standard 18-inch and the optional 19-inch wheels and tires.

2017 Tesla Model 3 for Sale

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There's been a lot of hype surrounding the all-new 2017 Tesla Model 3. Indeed, there's been a lot of hype around the previous two models from Tesla, but the Model 3 is notable for its more accessible $35,000 price. Unfortunately, that price is unattainable for the 2017 since only the more expensive extended-range version will be available initially. It's possible that 2018 Model 3 versions will be offered closer to the mid-$30,000 range, but for 2017 the price of admission is almost $50,000.

The five-passenger 2017 Tesla Model 3 sedan is propelled by a single electric motor that is powered by a long-range lithium-ion battery pack. It creates the equivalent of 258 horsepower fed through a single-speed transmission that drives the rear wheels. Cruising range is estimated at 310 miles. In 2018, Tesla plans to introduce the more affordable, 220-mile-range standard model with reduced power, as well as an all-wheel-drive option.

Standard feature highlights include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights and high beams, front and rear parking sensors, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, manually adjustable front seats, a 15-inch touchscreen, a navigation system with real-time traffic, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, remote control of some systems via a smartphone app, a rearview camera, and a seven-speaker audio system with internet streaming radio and two USB ports. Forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with collision avoidance, and lane departure warning are also standard.

Also included for 2017 models is the Premium Upgrade package that adds items such as LED foglights, heated and power-folding auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, heated seats, power-adjustable front seats, a power-adjustable steering column, leather upholstery, wood interior trim and a premium audio system.

The available Enhanced Autopilot option provides adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic lane changing and self-parking. A full self-driving capability option is also offered for when this feature is eventually activated. Nineteen-inch wheels are available as a stand-alone option.

In the 2017 Tesla Model 3's price range, the BMW i3 represents one of its few competitors. The 2018 Model 3's lower price will pit it against other EVs that include the Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai Ioniq and Nissan Leaf. In all of these cases, the Tesla outperforms these alternatives by a significant margin in terms of acceleration and range. It does come up short in regard to cargo space and interior storage, though.

For most shoppers interested in the Model 3, the advantages far outweigh the drawbacks. Thankfully, you can use all of the tools available at Edmunds to get a clearer picture of the differences.

2017 Tesla Model 3 Overview

The 2017 Tesla Model 3 comes with rear wheel drive, . Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive, .

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2017 Tesla Model 3 Gas Mileage

2017 Tesla Model 3 Standard 4dr Sedan (electric 1DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel

2017 Tesla Model 3 Long Range 4dr Sedan (electric 1DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel
126 compined MPG,
131 city MPG/120 highway MPG

Transmission1-speed direct drive
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase113.2 in.
Length184.8 in.
Width72.8 in.
Height56.8 in.
Curb Weight3549 lbs.