Tesla Model 3 - Long Range

Tesla Model 3 – Long Range


$79,000

Drive Away

0-100 km/h
4.4s
Real Range
465 km
Consumption
15.6 kWh/100km

8.1Mojo Score
Our Verdict of the Tesla Model 3 - Long Range

The Tesla Model 3 Long Range strikes a balance between fair value and impressive all-round performance. Both range and power are what you'd expect from a Tesla, while the price remains palatable.

Driving Range
8.5
Efficiency
8.0
Performance
8.0
Value for Money
8.0
PROS
  • Great driving range
  • All-wheel-drive
  • Premium interior
CONS
  • Not quite &#039
  • Performance&#039
  • fast
  • Little to distinguish it visually
  • Touchscreen that&#039
  • s used for everything can be distracting
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 Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 Long Range is ideal for Australian buyers looking for a decent blend of range and performance from an electric car. It addresses any driving-range concerns with an improved battery of 75kWh over the 54kWh found in the Standard Range Plus, while it also comes with a dual-motor setup and all-wheel-drive.

The extra capacity means that the Tesla Model 3 Long Range has a real-world range of around 465km (657km claimed). Battery power can be replenished via a Tesla Supercharger in around 22 minutes, while a level-2 wall-charger will take about eight hours.

With the Model 3, Tesla has listened to consumers and upped build quality. But, compared to the more expensive Tesla Model S, some interior materials can feel a bit low-rent. Meanwhile, first-time EV buyers will likely be struck by just how minimalistic the interior is. Control of virtually every function takes place via the 15-inch touchscreen. This is where Tesla makes right on its claim of not being a car company and instead are a tech company.

The Long Range variant of the Model 3 comes with one year of Tesla’s “Premium Connectivity.” The annual cost after that is currently $100. The subscription service includes access to video streaming providers such as Netflix, to help while away time spent recharging. It also includes internet music streaming, a web browser, and live traffic visualisations.

Both the Model 3 Long Range and the Model 3 Performance feature a “Premium Interior”. This includes an upgraded 14-speaker sound system, heated front and rear seats, and interior floor mats. However, unlike with the Performance trim, the Long Range only features one choice of interior colour — black.

If you’re used to seeing Tesla’s sub-4-second 0-100km/h times, then the Model 3 Long Range’s performance may not be as thrilling as you’d expect. But at 4.4 seconds the Model 3 is quicker than most other cars, both EV and ICEV, that ply Australian roads.

At $89,700 drive away, the Tesla Model 3 Long Range is around $19,000 more than the base Standard Range Plus model. With little to separate the two cosmetically — bar slightly larger wheels and a moderately tarted-up interior — you may question the upgrade. But with the addition of a larger battery that can run for 100km more, an 85kW boost in motor power, and the addition of drive to all four wheels, the Long Range earns its keep in the Model 3 line-up.

 Performance

Power

324 kW

Torque

493 Nm

0-100 km/h

4.4s

Top Speed

233 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

75.0 kWh

Claimed Range

657 km

Claimed Efficiency

160 Wh/km

Consumption

15.6 kWh/100km

Real Range

465 km

Real Efficiency

156 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

7 hrs 45 min

Charge Speed

60 km/h

Charge Power

11.0 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

22 min

Fastcharge Speed

880 km/h

Fastcharge Power

250 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

Sedan

Seating Capacity

5 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

542 Litres

ANCAP Rating

5 Star

ANCAP Report

 Warranty

Warranty

4 Years

Warranty km

80,000 km

Battery Warranty

8 Years

Battery Warranty km

192,000 km

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 Model 3 Variants

Sedan
5 Seats
RWD

Drive Away

$65,000

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

5.6s
350 km
14.8 kWh/100km
542 Litres
Sedan
5 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$79,000

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

4.4s
465 km
15.6 kWh/100km
542 Litres
Sedan
5 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$93,200

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

3.3s
450 km
16.1 kWh/100km
542 Litres

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0-100km/h

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Real Range

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0-100km/h

3.3s

Real Range

450 km

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