Tesla Model S vs. Tesla Model 3

June 14, 2019/Steve Tackett

Coming straight to the point, Tesla Model S is a premium sedan, flagship with improved acceleration, displays & customization options while Tesla Model 3 is developed as a mass market and really economical vehicle. Also, it is true that model 3 is the newest model in the market however, it is to be noted that model 3 is not the version 3 or the latest model. Similar to model S, it is undoubtedly the safest car in the class. But, both Tesla S and 3 are leading cars built on the 4th version of Tesla technology.

Let us now try to understand the difference between two models.

PARAMETERS TESLA MODEL S TESLA MODEL 3
Price From $76,000 From $35,000
Performance 2.4 – 4.0 sec 0-60 mph 3.2 – 5.3 sec 0-60 mph
Range 285 – 345 Miles Range 240 – 310 Miles Range
Displays 2 Digital Displays Driver Display + 17″ Touchscreen 1 Digital Display 15″ Center Touchscreen
Cargo 30 cu ft Front & Rear Trunk Cargo Volume 15 cu ft Front & Rear Trunk Cargo Volume
Features • Full Self-Driving Capability
• Aluminum Body
• Smart Air Suspension
• Glass Roof
• 19″ or 21″ Performance Wheels
• HEPA Filtration System
• Auto-Presenting Door Handles
• Full Self-Driving Capability
• Aluminum and Steel Body
• Coil Suspension
• Optional Glass Roof
• 18″ Aero, 19″ Sport or 20″ Performance Wheels
Customization 1,500+ Configurations < 100 Configurations

So, the bottom line is that if you dig in the details you will observe that presently, the model 3 has more options whereas, the model S is more premium and offers optimum performance in all aspects, if one is ready to pay more for it. Both the cars are of different segments but have a lot of mutual specifications. Depending on one’s budget and requirements, you can opt for any of these Tesla models.