Comparison between:
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
- 2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2022 Tesla Model 3 RWD
Model aliasModel 3 SR Plus
Model 3 SR+
Model 3 SR Plus
Model 3 SR+
Model Standard Range Plus
TrimStandard Range Plus RWDRWD
Model year20212022
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleSedanSedan
MaterialsMild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Mild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsSolid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Black and White
Black
Black and White
Number of doors44
Number of seats55
Length184.8 in
4694 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
Width72.8 in
1849 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
Width with mirrors82.2 in
2088 mm
82.2 in
2088 mm
Width with folded mirrors76.1 in
1933 mm
76.1 in
1933 mm
Height56.8 in
1443 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
Wheelbase113.2 in
2875 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
Front track62.2 in
1580 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Rear track62.2 in
1580 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom40.3 in
1024 mm
40.3 in
1024 mm
Rear headroom37.7 in
958 mm
37.7 in
958 mm
Front shoulder room56.3 in
1430 mm
56.3 in
1430 mm
Rear shoulder room54.0 in
1372 mm
54.0 in
1372 mm
Front hip room53.4 in
1356 mm
53.4 in
1356 mm
Rear hip room52.4 in
1331 mm
52.4 in
1331 mm
Front legroom42.7 in
1085 mm
42.7 in
1085 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
894 mm
35.2 in
894 mm
Passenger volume2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
Trunk volume340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
561.0 l
19.81 ft3
0.56 m3
Secondary trunk volume84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
88.0 l
3.11 ft3
0.09 m3
Curb weight3648.65 lb
1655 kg
3862.5 lb
1752 kg
Payload892.87 lb
405 kg
-
GVWR4541.52 lb
2060 kg
4541.52 lb
2060 kg
Drag coefficient0.23 Cd0.23 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerTeslaTesla
ModelDU Cat 1 3D13D6
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRear
Voltage350 V350 V
Power239 kW
320.5 hp
324.9 ps
239 kW
320.5 hp
324.9 ps
Maximum power RPM5525 rpm-
Torque420 Nm
42.8 kgm
309.8 ft-lb
450 Nm
45.9 kgm
331.9 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM325 - 5200 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Additional informationAC permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive
A switch to hairpin windings on the motors - Drive Unit Cat 3 3D6
Mixed usage of old and new motors in 2021 with the same power - 3D1 and 3D6
AC permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h5.60 s6.10 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph5.30 s5.80 s

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 290.8 mi / 468.0 km
EPA: 263.1 mi / 423.4 km
WLTP: 267.2 mi / 430.0 km
EPA: 272.0 mi / 437.7 km
WLTP: 305.1 mi / 491.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 24 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 133 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 142 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 150 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 25 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 126 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 132 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 138 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.4 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle11.6 m
38.06 ft
11.6 m
38.06 ft
Lock-to-lock turns22

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio99

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional informationRotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper
Rotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims8.5Jx18 ET40
8.5Jx19 ET40
8.5Jx19 ET40
8.5Jx18 ET40

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres235/40R19
235/45R18
235/40R19
235/45R18

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerTesla and Panasonic, CATLCATL
ModelNCA, LFPLithium iron phosphate (LFP)
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-Ion-
Battery capacity55.4 kWh62 kWh
Voltage-345 V
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulation
Heat pipe
Water-based coolant circulation
Heat pipe
Minimum ambient temperature-30 °C
-22 °F
-30 °C
-22 °F
Maximum ambient temperature60 °C
140 °F
60 °C
140 °F
Additional informationRight-hand drive models battery code - BT35 (Panasonic 2170C) with 52.4 kWh capacity
USA battery code - BT41 (Panasonic 2170L) with 55.4 kWh capacity
European battery code - BTF0 (CATL Prismatic LFP) and BT41 (Panasonic 2170L)
USA and European battery code - BTF1 (CATL Prismatic LFP)

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeWall Connector, 11.5 kWWall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 170 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Tesla, 7.7 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Tesla, 7.7 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeWall Connector, 5:39Supercharger, 0:22
Wall Connector, 5:39

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAir-filter (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Self-Driving Functionality (O)
Side cameras when in reverse (S)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Standard maps and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Upgraded audio-immersive sound (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Wireless phone charger and USB Type-C in the rear (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable heated front seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Manually adjusted steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)
Air-filter (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Self-Driving Functionality (O)
Sentry mode (S)
Side cameras when in reverse (S)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Custom audio with immersive sound (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Standard maps and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Upgraded audio-immersive sound (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Wireless phone charger and USB Type-C in the rear (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable heated front seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Manually adjusted steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Wiper defroster (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationMCU2
- Intel Atom A3950
- 14 nm
- 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU
- 4GB DDR4
- 64GB eMMC
- 187 GFlops processing power
MCUZ / MCU3
- Custom AMD Ryzen YE180FC3T4MFG
- Quad-core CPU with 512KB L2 cache per core and 4MB L3 cache
- AMD Navi23 GPU (215-130000026)
- 8/16GB DDR4
- 8GB GDDR6
- 256GB SSD
- 10 teraflops processing power
- LG Innotek ATC5CPC001 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module
- Quectel AG525R-GL cell modem
- SPC5748GSMMJ6 gateway
- ADSP-SC587W SHARC+ Dual Core DSP with ARM Cortex-A5 for DSP 1
- AD21584 SHARC+ Dual Core DSP with ARM Cortex-A5 for DSP 2
- Realtek RTL9068ABD Ethernet switch

16V Li-Ion auxiliary battery
- often mislabeled as 12V
- made by CATL
- Self-protection mode
- Battery management system
- LIN data communication
- Four NMC pouch cells
- 15.5 - 15.8 operating voltage
- 6.9 - 7.5 Ah
- 99 Wh
- 3.7 V nominal
- more than 2000 cycles
- 1.8 kg / 3.97 lbs
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