Can a car be "insanely amazing"? Well, that's how an owner described the Model 3 on a recent Edmunds consumer review. Is there some hyperbole here? Oh sure. But even from our more measured standpoint, the Model 3 is an impressive sedan. And it's getting even better for 2021.
More range is always a good thing with an electric vehicle, and the Model 3 obliges. The base Standard Range Plus — the previous special-order-only Standard Range is now gone for good — rises from 250 to an EPA-estimated 263 miles of range. Similar gains are in store for the Long Range (now 353 miles) and the Performance (315 miles). Electrical efficiency, as measured by the EPA's estimated kWh used per 100 miles of driving, is a little better on the 2021 Long Range car too.
There are a few other changes for the 2021 Tesla Model 3 as well, including black exterior trim instead of chrome, a standard wireless phone charging pad, a power trunklid, metal steering wheel control dials instead of plastic, and a new window design that should reduce wind and traffic noise.