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2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$50,724
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Introduced for 2017, the Tesla Model 3 offers a potent and practical electrified powertrain at a significantly lower price than either the Model S sedan or the Model X SUV. Changes for...

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

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
No User Reviews
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
10
writes:
Best performance bargain of any car I’ve ever owned
15
writes:
One of two cars I’ve loved. Great car without peer.
writes:
Nice vehicle, but just too may compromises. Lack of instruments make changing mirrors seats... radio tedious....
Handling Ranked 2019 Kia Niro EV EX FWD better.
"Depends on what you call handling.. race track go with Tesla, everyday parking lot , avoiding pot holes and zipping around town. Hard to beat the Niros quick response and quiet ride"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Kia Niro EV EX FWD better.
"NIro is a small SUV, you sit higher and much more natural. Easy to load kids and senior when compared to Model 3. No comparison."

Specs

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain --
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
120 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
112 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
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- 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 -- 893 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
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • White & Black Premium Interior
  • Autopilot
  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • Wheels: 19" Sport

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