Comparison - Tesla Model 3 Performance 2019 - vs - Volkswagen Passat SEL 2020

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Average Price: 
$
62,000
Updated: 
12 Jan 2019
$
Updated: 
14 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Blue Metallic
#1d51bd
Solid Black
#292927
Midnight Silver Metallic
#6d6f76
Red Multi-Coat
#a21b09
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#f0f0f0

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Engine type: 
Electric

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
no
no
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
no
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.80in
Width: 
72.80in
Height: 
56.80in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
113.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
Front Hip Room: 
53.40in
Front Leg Room: 
42.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.30in
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in

Weights and capacites

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

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
no
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
no
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
no
no
Stability control: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
LED headlamp
pre-collision safety system

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2D2D2D
Black And White, leatherette
#E2E6E7