2018 Tesla Model 3 consumer reviews

$46,000 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 Model 3 Tesla
88% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.5
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Best car I have ever owned !

I'm 65 years old and have owned many cars and trucks all my life and this Tesla is completely different from anything else you will drive. People make fun of Elon Musk but he and his engine ers hit it out of the park with the Model 3 ! It looks great, drives like a dream, very quiet, instant acceleration, and "one pedal" driving where you never have to touch the brake. And all the different feature that the car does you can set up to your liking and most can be operated by voice commands. The car receives automatic "updates" over the "air" from Tesla so it is constantly getting better and learning new things.



SCAMMERS! They purposely listed a car here for more than three weeks that they don't have. When you call they try to redirect you. Don't waste your time with them!


I took a gamble and it paid off.

I've owned my 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD car for 5 years and 65,000 miles. Over that time, the only maintenance I've done has been wipers, wiper fluid, tires, a 12v battery, and cabin air filters. The car has been a blast to drive and flawless. I was able to find a single paint run on one of the mirror caps. Tesla offered to replace it, but I never did. It's not noticeable. Panel gaps are better than the Camry I park next to every day.


Tesla Model 3 Four Years Experience

I have had my Model 3 for four years. I have had no problems after the first week. I have taken it all over the east coast and have not had any issues finding Superchargers. The only issues with charging is that the superchargers often do not charge as fast as advertised.


Not reliable

The entertainment is nice...but the car is as reliable as an "80s toaster made in China"... Loud sqweaks everywhere (poor suspensions design on the outside, cheap plastic seats inside). The A/C failed the first day of summer with temp above 80F....It is a 2018 long range model with 37K miles, clean carfax. I bought it 4 months ago and starting to regret it...



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.