07 May Tesla Model 3 Exterior Dimensions Comparison – Data & Analysis
May 07, 2017 | by Iqtidar Ali
As Tesla Model 3 launch is approaching closer and closer in July, the excitement is all time high for Model 3 reservation holders, fans and enthusiasts. Therefore we have to cover each and every aspect of the vehicle to be informed on what is ahead of us.
Thought of comparing exterior dimensions to other cars that are direct or indirect competitors of the Model 3 to get an idea of the size, comfort and expected driving experience of the car. Let’s look at the comparison chart below for 2017 model cars from the likes of Ford Focus, BMW 3 Series, Honda Civic to Chevy Malibu & Mazda 6.
I have added the chart separately in Metric units (mm) as some of our valued audience was having trouble with the chart being only in Imperial units (inches).
Comparison Chart in Imperial Units (Inches)
*You might have to rotate your mobile device horizontally to show the full width of the table.
|Model||Length (In.)||Width (In.)||Height (In.)||Wheelbase (In.)|
|2017 Ford Focus (Sedan)||178.7||71.8||57.8||104.3|
|2017 Hyundai Elantra||179.9||70.9||56.5||106.3|
|2017 Kia Forte||179.5||70.1||56.3||106.3|
|2017 Mazda 3 Sedan||180.3||70.7||57.3||106.3|
|2017 Nissan Sentra||182.1||69.3||58.9||106.3|
|2016 Dodge Dart||183.9||72||57.7||106.4|
|2017 Mistubishi Lancer||182.1||69.4||58.3||103.7|
|2017 Subaru Impreza||182.1||69.9||57.3||105.1|
|2017 Honda Civic (Sedan)||182.3||70.8||55.7||106.3|
|2017 VW Jetta GLI||182.2||70.0||56.5||104.4|
|2017 Toyota Corolla||183.1||69.9||57.3||106.3|
|2017 BMW 4 Series (Gran Coupe 4 door)||182.7||71.9||54.7||110.6|
|2017 BMW 3 Series (Sedan)||182.5||71.3||56.3||110.6|
|2017 Chevrolet Volt||180.40||71.20||56.4||106.10|
|2017 Tesla Model 3 (Wikipedia)||184.8||74.2||56.5||113.0||2017 Audi A4||186.1||72.5||56.2||111.0|
|2017 Mercedes C 300 Sedan||184.5||71.3||56.8||111.8|
|2017 Tesla Model S||196.0||77.3||56.5||116.5|
|2017 Honda Accord||192.5||72.8||57.7||109.3|
|2017 Toyota Camry||190.9||71.7||57.9||109.3|
|2017 Mazda 6||191.5||72.4||57.1||111.4|
|2017 Chevy Malibu||193.8||73.0||57.6||111.4|
Comparison Chart in Metric Units (Millimetres)
*You might have to rotate your mobile device horizontally to show the full width of the table. Table updated with Millimetres instead of Centimetres as standard measurement unit for automobiles where inches are not used.
|Model||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height (mm)||Wheelbase (mm)|
|2017 Ford Focus (Sedan)||4,539||1,824||1,468||2,649|
|2017 Hyundai Elantra||4,569||1,801||1,435||2,700|
|2017 Kia Forte||4,559||1,780||1,430||2,700|
|2017 Mazda 3 Sedan||4,580||1,796||1,455||2,700|
|2017 Nissan Sentra||4,625||1,760||1,496||2,700|
|2016 Dodge Dart||4,671||1,829||1,466||2,703|
|2017 Mistubishi Lancer||4,625||1,763||1,481||2,634|
|2017 Subaru Impreza||4,625||1,775||1,455||2,670|
|2017 Honda Civic (Sedan)||4,630||1,798||1,415||2,700|
|2017 VW Jetta GLI||4,628||1,778||1,435||2,652|
|2017 Toyota Corolla||4,651||1,775||1,455||2,700|
|2017 BMW 4 Series (Gran Coupe 4 door)||4,641||1,826||1,389||2,809|
|2017 BMW 3 Series (Sedan)||4,636||1,811||1,430||2,809|
|2017 Chevrolet Volt||4,582||1,808||1,433||2,695|
|2017 Tesla Model 3 (Wikipedia)||4,694||1,885||1,435||2,870||2017 Audi A4||4,726||1,842||1,427||2,819|
|2017 Mercedes C 300 Sedan||4,686||1,811||1,443||2,840|
|2017 Tesla Model S||4,978||1,963||1,435||2,959|
|2017 Honda Accord||4,890||1,849||1,466||2,777|
|2017 Toyota Camry||4,849||1,821||1,471||2,776|
|2017 Mazda 6||4,864||1,838||1,450||2,829|
|2017 Chevy Malibu||4,923||1,854||1,463||2,829|
Source: Wikipedia, Manufacturers, CarAndDriver reports
So as we can see Model 3 has a significantly longer wheelbase compared to similar dimension cars such as the Honda Civic, BMW 3 Series, VW Jetta and the likes. The closest wheelbase length is of the Audi A4’s (110.6 inches) which is actually a longer vehicle by overall length than the Model 3.
The only car in this chart surpassing a longer wheelbase than the Model 3 is Tesla’s own Model S which has a 116.5 inch long wheelbase. The longer wheelbase allows for more battery packs and interior space for the upcoming Model 3. Also the height of the vehicle is identical to that of the Model S which ensuring comfort for taller people who want to go green with an affordable electric car.
The interior dimensions of the Model 3 are still unknown as the automaker is going stealth regarding the interior. Also in-spite of several Model 3 spy sightings no one is able to get even a clear interior picture of a production candidate yet.
So we all are anxiously waiting for Model 3’s final unveil event in July which will unravel every mystery about the most anticipated car of the year 2017. (Still waiting for a specific date of July for the event.)
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