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2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2018 Tesla Model 3
Long Range RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$47,889
55 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
No Expert Reviews
2018 Tesla Model 3
Long Range RWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

The Model 3 marks the third major vehicle launched by electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla, following the Roadster in 2007 and the Model S in 2011. (The Model X crossover, introduc...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
No User Reviews
2018 Tesla Model 3
Long Range RWD
60
writes:
Sleek minimalist design but that much bang for the buck. Properly equipped price can soar over $60, 000 and by...
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Kia Stinger GT1 RWD better.
"Very comfortable good support eternally adjustable"
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Kia Stinger GT1 RWD better.
"Just feel more roomy then the Tesla fits my backside better"
50
writes:
Fantastic vehicle of the future. Technology galore. Fun car and stands out in a crowd.
40
writes:
Shockingly advanced. Makes all other cars feel like theyre using last centurys technology. Superior driving ...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD worse.
"Great materials and space"
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD worse.
"Roomy, especially width with no hump impeding middle rear seat. Extra frunk in front for space. You could flip down the rear seat and camp out in this thing. Much safer than an ICE car with a heavy engine up front waiting to crush you in an accident."

Specs

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
2018 Tesla Model 3
Long Range RWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain --
RWD
Fuel Economy, City --
127 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
123 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- --
Engine
Fuel Type --
Electric
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating -- 5 seats
Front Legroom -- 42.7 in
Back Legroom -- 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 987 lbs
Exterior
Length -- 184.8 in
Width -- 82.2 in
Height -- 56.8 in
Wheelbase -- 113.2 in

Available Options

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Brilliant Yellow
  • Electric Blue
  • Fusion Red
  • Glacier Blue
  • Jet Black
  • Lightning Green
  • Obsidian Black
  • Racing Green
  • Radiant Red
  • Sterling Silver
  • Thunder Gray
  • Twilight Blue
  • Very Orange

Option Packages

  • Body Color Carbon Fiber Hard Top
  • Clear Coat Carbon Fiber Body Accents
  • Clearcoat Carbon Fiber Hard Top
  • Executive Leather & Carbon Fiber PKG
  • Executive Leather PKG
  • High Power Connector
  • Infotainment Group
  • Paint Armor
  • Premium Leather PKG
  • Universal Charging Connector
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Cast Wheels
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Forged Black Wheels
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Forged Silver Wheels
  • Metallic Paint
  • Premium Paint
2018 Tesla Model 3
Long Range RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Silver Metallic
  • Solid Black

Option Packages

  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • Wheels: 19" Sport

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