First Look: Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus

First look: Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus, compare audio with premium sound

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus is the second most affordable variant of the car with a $37k price tag (3% price hike expected by tomorrow or later this week) — with an all-electric range of 240 miles per charge, this version of the Model 3 is a real bargain.

If you look at the exterior of the vehicle, there is zero compromises on the looks as it is identical to the closest upper trim i.e. the Long-Range RWD with 325 miles of range and an additional cost of $6,000.

The interior also has no visual difference with the Long-Range RWD variant until someone chooses the ‘Black and White’ interior option for an additional $1,000, this visual upgrade is not available for the $35k base version of the Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus interior
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus interior

Tesla calls this the ‘Partial Premium Interior’ which includes the following features:

  • 12-way power-adjustable heated front seats
  • Premium seat material and trim
  • Upgraded audio – immersive sound
  • Standard maps & navigation
  • LED fog lamps
  • Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
  • Auto-dimming, power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Music and media over Bluetooth®
  • Custom driver profiles
  • Center console with storage, 4 USB ports, and docking for 2 smartphones

The missing features here are:

  • Satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization and navigation
  • Heated rear seats,
  • In-car internet streaming music & media
  • Internet browser
  • Location-aware automatic garage door opener (HomeLink)
  • Premium audio – 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps, and immersive sound (compare audio performance for both variants in a video below)

Further details, latest pricing, and ordering at the Tesla Online Design Studio.

Tesla has started deliveries of the Model 3 Standard Range Plus as the company showed an estimated time of 2-4 weeks when it opened orders for the two most affordable versions of the car last month.

One of the Tesla customers featured his Model 3 Standard Range Plus in the following video where he gives us a good walkthrough of his brand new electric vehicle and some comparison with the upper trims he has previous experience with, let’s check out.

Ligthed 'T' for Tesla Model 3 by EVANNEX

As we can see in this video, there is little visual difference you can notice between the Premium Interior and Partial Premium Interior besides some options that are missing as we listed them above. If your usual commute needs don’t require a 325-mile range electric car, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus is a great value for money product.

@TroyTeslike created the following chart to illustrate the differences between all the three Model 3 interior options i.e. Standard, Partial Premium, and Premium, a must-see before ordering your Tesla Model 3 interior package to decide on your preferences and do you think you can really compromise on some choices.

Model 3 interior packages comparison table.
Model 3 interior packages comparison table. Source: Tesla Design Studio

As with the questions about the difference between the sound of the Partial and Premium speakers setup of the Model 3, we can just listen to both of them one by one in the following video.

If you have good quality headphones or speakers attached to your computer/mobile phone you can decide for yourself if the difference is worth spending another $6k which you can probably use for a beautiful exterior wrap like the matte black we recently featured.

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Iqtidar Ali
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Iqtidar Ali reports on the latest happenings at Tesla and Electric Vehicle forefront. With over 1 decade of experience in website development, he's our IT resource as well.

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