Comparison - Tesla Model 3 Performance 2019 - vs - BMW X3 M 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
62,000
Updated: 
12 Jan 2019
$
69,900
Updated: 
01 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Blue Metallic
#1d51bd
Solid Black
#292927
Midnight Silver Metallic
#6d6f76
Red Multi-Coat
#a21b09
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#f0f0f0
Color: 
Toronto Red Metallic
#BE1011
Sunstone Metaliic
#C6C0B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Black Sapphire Metallic
#252627
Donington Grey Metallic
#9D9C98

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Tesla has made the Model 3 a better value for 2019 by dropping the price on all three of the variants listed below by $2000. The Model 3 Performance also now comes standard with the the previously optional Performance Upgrade package, which includes 20-inch wheels with summer tires, upgraded brakes, a carbon-fiber spoiler, aluminum pedal trim, a lowered suspension, and a 10-mph increase in top speed (to 155 mph).

Pros
Quick acceleration and nimble handling,
real-world-usable driving range,
lots of future-is-now technology.

Cons
More affordable variant may never arrive,
driving range doesn't hold up on the highway,
stark interior layout.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Explosive acceleration at any speed
Class leading in-car technology and driver assistance systems
Easy to drive with established charging infrastructure availability

Cons
Charging infrastructure in Australia lags behind the USA
Some build quality issues
Handling not quite as sharp as we expected

By: 
caradvice.com.au

A less expensive battery pack is expected to debut later in the year. Aside from a few ergonomic issues, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 is one of the best electric vehicles on sale today.

Pros
Tesla prestige at a lower price
Class-leading performance and handling
More technologically advanced than rivals
Supercharger network access for long-distance driving

Cons
Touchscreen interface design can lead to driver distraction
No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay support
Limited cargo capacity and interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

Wi-Fi hotspot now standard.No other significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Wickedly quick acceleration
Grip and handling are excellent
Still as practical as a standard X3

Cons
Excessively stiff ride, even in the softest suspension setting
Tire roar on the highway can be wearing on long drives

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021, the X3 M adds newly standard features and some fresh options. Most notably, its infotainment system now includes Android Auto, which had been conspicuously missing. Likewise, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L are now standard; a matte wood finish is a new interior option. BMW also changes the Competition designation from a model to a package.

Pros
As quick or quicker than many sports cars,
mind-boggling agility for an SUV,
more practical than a sedan.

Cons
Ride is stiffer than desired,
fewer driver-mode settings would be fine,
how much power is too much power?

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 BMW X3's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Muscular engine options
Poised ride and handling
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Roomy seating and cargo space

Cons
Higher starting price than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
Torque: 
442ft-lbs
at 2 600rpm
Horsepower: 
473hp
at 6 250rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
no
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.80in
186.20in
Width: 
72.80in
74.70in
Height: 
56.80in
65.60in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
63.10in
Wheel Base: 
113.20in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.70in
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.20in
36.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.30in
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4072.00lbs
4620.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.5 In.
21 X 10.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Alloy wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
no
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
no
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
LED headlamp
pre-collision safety system
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Exterior Options: 
M Carbon Exterior Package
Panoramic Moonroof
21" V-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Runflat Tires
Interior Options: 
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Mobility Kit
M Sport Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2D2D2D
Black And White, leatherette
#E2E6E7
Color: 
Black/Black Merino w/Midrand Beige Contrast Stitching, premium leather Alcantara
#000000
Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#CE4B36
Tartufo Extended Merino premium leather
#9D7866
Ivory White Extended Merino premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Merino w/Extended Contents Adelaide, premium leather
#585448
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching, leather
#DDD9D6
Adelaide Grey/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#585448
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