Tesla Model 3 Leasing
Top 3 Features
Impressive driving range.
Why Lease A Tesla Model 3?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The Model 3’s cabin feels spacious and airy. It offers a similar amount of space to a conventional saloon, like a BMW 3 Series. There’s perhaps a touch less headroom in the back, but the Tesla counters with greater legroom – especially in the middle seat as there’s no transmission tunnel to get in the way.
The total boot space is also comparable at 425 litres. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that this is split in 2, with a small compartment at the front in addition to the boot. The rear seats fold down to increase loading space, although being a saloon the boot aperture is smaller than you’d find on hatchback and SUV alternatives like the Volkswagen ID.4, Polestar 2 and Ford Mustang Mach-E.
There are 3 different versions of the Model 3 available in the UK, with official battery range figures from 278- to 360 miles. As with any car, it’s worth remembering that these laboratory figures can be hard to match in the real world, but upwards of 200 miles should be achievable in any Model 3.
Charging times and costs will also vary. One of the plus points of the Model 3 is that it gives you access to Tesla’s own network of high-speed chargers, although you will have to pay to use them: Tesla offers 2 ‘tiers’ of charging costs on its Supercharger network when it bills customers per minute, with tier 2 (60kW charging rate and above) costing twice as much as tier 1 (less than 60kW). However, if billing per electric unit (kilowatt-hour, or kWh), it’s around 26p/kWh. That means you’d pay roughly £20 to fully charge the Tesla Model 3 Performance’s battery pack, for up to 330 miles of driving range.
Plug in to the Supercharger network and you can add 200 miles of range in as little as 30 minutes.
Tesla Model 3 saloonAll versions of the Model 3 come as 4-door, 5-seat saloons. The main difference is the size of the battery and the number of motors. Lease the Standard Plus model and you’ll get a single motor driving the rear wheels, and a range of 278 miles. The Performance and Long Range AWD models both use 2 motors to deliver 4-wheel drive. As the names imply, one offers a slightly longer range, while the other delivers even stronger performance.
High Performance Models
Tesla Model 3 PerformanceThis brings us back to the Model 3’s party piece. All of them are quick, but the Performance blasts from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds, making it fast enough to rival a supercar. Officially, it concedes just 8 miles of range to the Long Range AWD model too.
The Tesla Model 3 Vs Competitors
Minor niggles aren’t unknown with Teslas, but the Model 3 is fundamentally well built, and covered by a 4-year warranty, with a separate 8-year warranty for the battery.
At 425 litres, it’s comparable to a conventional saloon.
There are 3 main models to lease: Standard Plus, Performance and Long Range AWD.
Yes. Some models will even park themselves.
Overall, the practicality is good. But while we’ve already said the luggage space is decent, the small boot opening hampers its overall practicality slightly.
Impressive range, performance and technology make the Tesla 3 the benchmark for mid-size electric cars. Access to the Supercharger network is a bonus too.
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