2018 Tesla Model 3 consumer reviews

$46,000 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 Model 3 Tesla
89% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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I bought my midrange 2018 Tesla 3 in Dec 2018. Although the battery is not impressive range wise, this car has been so impressive over the more that 4 years I've owned it. The comfort, quietness, amazing sound system, make it effortless. Every drive is like the first (although w many updates on power, even faster) drive at delivery date. I have over 70,000 miles on it and have not had any issues that are major. I have bought 1 set of tires and had rocks hit me so 3 windshields, all paid with insurance. We have taken this Tesla on so many road trips to Houston, Yosemite, Zion NP, Las Cruces, Sedona, Phoenix and San Fransisco from SoCal. We just traded in my husband's 2018 3 on a 2021 3 AWD/Dual motor for our longer trips and bc we were losing our HOV tags. All in all these are fantastic cars and we keep buying them. Can't imagine how much we are saving in gas, probably $1.600 a month since we are professional musicians and drive so much!


Second Model 3, Third Tesla And Loved Them All

This is my second Model 3, both 2018s. I ended up trading my first one for a Model Y but ended up having to get rid of the Y and bought another 3. My first one was a LR Dual Motor and my latest is a LR RWD. All are amazing as long as you take the time to become accustomed to what living with an EV (and more importantly, a Tesla) require to utilize the technology and how to incorporate them into your life. It's great having up to 300 miles of range each morning with my home charging and autopilot, when used appropriately, is a game-changer for anyone to use on lengthy trips. The 2018 Model 3 is a great car, especially with gas prices reaching up to $7/gallon in my area.


Most cost efficient car I have ever had

This car met many of my needs & surpassed all of my initial gripes/thoughts on owning an EV. Dream (car) come true, supported by a futuristic vendor (Carvana) that kept the process simple


Awesome car, Advanced Tech w/ a rough noisy ride.

My M3 LR RWD w/autopilot has great acceleration and handling. The minimalistic interior took a little while to get used to but I love it. Pro's: Autopilot Power / Acceleration Driving Range Handling Display / User interface and vehicle controls Regular Software Updates (Its' like Christmas every 8 weeks) Cons: Uncomfortable ride, makes you head bob, you feel every road imperfection. My wife has a Mercedes E300 and just hates to take my tesla due to the rough ride. Cabin noise at freeway speed. You would expect this level of tire / road noise in a Ford Fusion not a $60k vehicle.


Fun, reliable, and good for the environment.

This is a great car with great acceleration/performance, fun to drive, and low cost of ownership. The charging network that Tesla has is great and has never let me down on many road trips including a few across the country.


Best car experience ever

The first time I drove this car I realized that driving it is not an automatic task, it is an experience. I have owned mine for almost 2 years and I still feel the same every single day than what I felt in that test drive. The Soft and silent drive, crystal clear roof and interior design makes you feel like you are on a first class flight, but the best of all is that you are in control. I love the technology of the car and mostly the sound system, which is the best I have heard in my life.


It's just fun!

It's a great car. It's nice to start every day with all the fuel you need that day; no stops for gas. Electricity cost is about 1/5 the cost of gas. No oil changes. And trips are no problem with Tesla's network of superchargers. I've come to love the big screen navigation. It is easy to glance over and see shortcuts around traffic. You will love this car!



You have to experience it for yourself to truly appreciate how sophisticated and Cool it is!! The Seats are so comfortable and the Tech is off the hook!!


Most innovative vehicle since the invention on the

We are absolutely in love with our model 3 (Tesla). It is extremely easy and intuitive to drive. Talk about fast and responsive! It is the funnest vehicle I’ve ever driven.


Best Performance Best Safety Low Cost No Oil!!!

Best Performance Best Safety No Maintenance Low Cost, This is the Longest Range Model 3. When it comes to electric cars, the range is the most important element with over 330 miles on a single charge. The Performance from this model is incredible!!! Just test drive and you will see what makes this different from anything you have experienced. The Full Self Driving and Auto Pilot can turn this into a future business. More cost effective than you realize. I save $200/month just on gas alone. This is the way vehicles should all be made. Game changer, like the iPhone was to cell phones.