Model 3 vs Model S: The Ultimate Tesla Battle


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  • ThreeDee
    ThreeDee 5 days ago

    Cpo model S easily over new model 3

  • Scott Sophia
    Scott Sophia 5 days ago

    The model S is scheduled to get an interior refresh in Q3 or Q4 of 2019, that will follow the minimalist aesthetic of the model 3, and will borrow some of the same design queues like the vents and the horizontal screen.
    I would also like to see some design updates to the exterior of the model S, like brushed aluminum to replace the outdated chrome, new headlight and taillight design, and maybe Elon can convince the NHTSA that cameras offer a perfectly good replacement for aerodynamically inefficient side view mirrors. I would also like to see some sharper lines on the exterior. But they should focus the majority of their design efforts on the Model X, which is a great car, just with strange proportions.

  • Mr. Boomguy
    Mr. Boomguy 11 days ago

    And now... We're waiting for the Model Y. Wow...

  • Matthew Morris
    Matthew Morris 11 days ago

    Model s

  • Cloxxki
    Cloxxki 12 days ago

    Same height, 12" length difference, HALF the cargo space! Where did it all go??? Seems like Model 3 could have been much more for just about the same cost. Imagine a decent estate version of the 3. There are some custom Model S with Shooting Brake or Wagon style rear on them. Check it out.

  • Dan G
    Dan G 13 days ago

    You can't compare the S with the 3. Of course, everyone would pick the S if they could. And I don't think in any shape or form, the little model 3 is making the S look outdated.

  • Izzy Benedito
    Izzy Benedito 15 days ago

    “Im not super old but it’s hard for me to get in and ingress and egress is difficult”😂

  • Google Reviewer
    Google Reviewer 16 days ago

    The model 3 looks like Kermit the frog from the front.

  • TRY to HELP you
    TRY to HELP you 16 days ago

    wooshing to 60 :)

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith 19 days ago

    If you have fat pockets don’t be that dip shit that buys a model 3 if you have a budget you will be plenty happy with model 3 I know I am. just barely made finance on model 3 earning 30k a year as under paid electrical engineer I think my tax credit will max out about 4700 still better than nothing

  • treymtz
    treymtz 20 days ago

    The screen needs to be matte, interior needs work, speedometer and major important information should be in front of the driver not the side. UI of the touch screen needs simplification for less distractions.

  • Kainthemain
    Kainthemain 23 days ago

    Im going for a Audi q8
    That car is awesome

  • daniel_960_
    daniel_960_ Month ago

    Just get both

  • Elizabeth McGinn
    Elizabeth McGinn Month ago

    I tried both. Frankly, I found it easier to enter and exit the 3. The column is better placed. I have a bad knee so that is vital. The S was not as comfortable and seemed a little more crowded. This is typical in higher end vehicles. The more high end stuff leaves me claustrophobic.
    However, the lack of a hatchback (wth, Tesla) and the shape of the trunk opening is a game changer. Groceries will roll back into the trunk to far to comfortably reach and the frunk is way to small.
    This is why I got an X. Who am I kidding? I got the X because of the falcon wing doors. Really though, I am the cargo carrier in the family. Going on vacation or to get furniture or plants? Take my car. Hubby has a sedan and my son has my 10 year old crossover. Eventually, we will be the perfect S3X family. That is our long term goal.

  • Tim Ryan
    Tim Ryan Month ago

    A lot of this isn’t up to date now. Especially now you can adjust following and lot of other stuff with wheels on steering wheel

    • Tim Ryan
      Tim Ryan Month ago

      Also they are releasing a key fob for model 3

    • Tim Ryan
      Tim Ryan Month ago

      Also the user interfaces on s and x are much like the 3 now so it’s pretty easy to adjust

  • GamingTaylor
    GamingTaylor Month ago +2

    I was expecting a race

  • Peteto Chibs
    Peteto Chibs Month ago

    It's called liftback, not hatchback.
    A Golf is a hatchback. A Mazda 6 sedan comes with liftback, just like Model S. BMW i3 is a hatchback.

  • kebanyas1794
    kebanyas1794 Month ago +1

    Irvine Great Park

  • Almost Anything
    Almost Anything Month ago

    Model 3 it’s better looking the interior is more futuristic and it’s cheaper

  • Station 2Station
    Station 2Station Month ago

    If fit and finish is ANY worse on the Model 3 than my Tesla Model S 100D, no way id get one. Jesus.....I didn't think it could get worse. It's basically a Saturn with electric motors.

  • benjaminaj1231
    benjaminaj1231 Month ago

    Fucking Biased

  • Ness Rosenbrad
    Ness Rosenbrad Month ago

    Must be weird driving with the speedometer and all the other essentials not right in front of you. Don't like the fit of that screen. It's like the took a computer screen and just randomly stuck it there. Model S all the way!

    DRAMA L!VE 2 months ago

    Models: S-3-X

    DRAMA L!VE 2 months ago

    Model S (p100d) with Ludacris mode = 1.80 second 0-60mph
    Model 3 (p3D) = 3.13 second 0-60mph
    So. Both can beat sport bikes off the line... Ludacris mode however is almost 2 seconds faster 0-60 and that is just plain....... Ludacris ...

    • Richard Roberson
      Richard Roberson Month ago

      1.8 is a far way from 2.5. the only reason they beat sport bikes is because of traction and launching a bike is not exactly the most desired thing to do
      they're nowhere near the power/weight ratio of any liter bike, so a rolling start from anything over 10/15 will see a tesla crushed
      the batteries are the weak point
      the newer cell in the s/x come 2019 will make them interesting again
      it is a bit stupid that the s/x have lost free supercharging and the credit soon and have still not been refreshed
      they're the ones making tesla the most money, they're the ones crushing the bmw 7 series/ mercedes s class
      and are being neglected to focus on the ole econo car which is still doubtful to make decent money at 35k...if it ever gets there

      inflation alone is adding 800$/yr to the 3, its been what over a year since that price was even announced? id be surprised to see 39k

  • Brad Wildey
    Brad Wildey 2 months ago

    Is the monitor distracting when driving at night?

    • Radu
      Radu Month ago

      Brad Wildey I think it changes the brightness automatically.

  • Seth Franco
    Seth Franco 2 months ago

    Model S is way better in my opinion because it is a lot faster. I wish he would have contrasted the faster model 3 with a faster model S not the slowest one they make.

  • Kimball Yates
    Kimball Yates 2 months ago +1

    I would get a maxed out model 3, P100D, all the good options, and still save money. i think it’s just the smarter choice (unless you need the bigger car of course)

  • Kimball Yates
    Kimball Yates 2 months ago

    Model 3 is the most important tesla.

  • Jon Godwin
    Jon Godwin 2 months ago

    I picked the Model 3 for one reason: I take enough long trips that I really value the 300 mile range. On a Model S, that’s a 100K purchase. On a model 3, I got it for 60K. Absolutely love both cars and incredibly happy with my 3

  • John Volt
    John Volt 2 months ago

    Classy black and chrome car on mud pit brown tires, that’s bizarre. Take 20 min to clean it before you take 20 hours makin’ a video.

  • Sean Z
    Sean Z 2 months ago

    The S is only possibly “outdated” to Tesla. Not to any other manufacturer.

    • Richard Roberson
      Richard Roberson Month ago

      only thing outdated about it is possible interior, just that its similar to 2013 models....teh battery, the drivetrain in that the newer battery will supply more power....and i guess the stupid airvents? if your upscale luxury market even wants digital air vents.....

  • Elijah Acevedo
    Elijah Acevedo 2 months ago

    Want to definitely work my way to getting a model 3. That will probably be a while away though lol

  • Reezy El OG
    Reezy El OG 2 months ago

    I love the both but the model S is definitely my favorite because I think this car is really perfect (design and interior).

  • amgad osama
    amgad osama 2 months ago +1

    If u have the money which one would u go with .. i8 .. m4 .. model s .. c63 .. gtr

  • MrDevanWright
    MrDevanWright 2 months ago

    Great video, TB.

  • Robert Holmes
    Robert Holmes 2 months ago

    These cars are way overpriced and not worth it, but dude I have news for you, electric cars are not the future!, hydrogen fuel cell is the future of cars, once they figure out the infrastructure for the hydrogen and turn seawater into fuel, electric is dead and so will Elon Musk, there is not enough precious metals in the world to make enough ion batteries for billions of cars, that is why electric cars will not last, sorry to burst your money bubble.

  • Gnosis7
    Gnosis7 2 months ago

    The Model S looks way slicker and sexier! I don't like the rear design on the Model 3.

  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton 2 months ago

    FILMED AT MY OLD BASE: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION EL TORO. Lived there for 3 fuckin' years.

    MCD0И4LD TЯUMP3T 3 months ago

    I super dislike the model 3, I'm not that interested in it. My dream car is the 2015 Tesla model s

  • Mr. EL1
    Mr. EL1 3 months ago

    My neighbor have a model 3 and I seen every Tesla and I sat in a model s and model x

  • Jaroslav Reznik
    Jaroslav Reznik 3 months ago +16

    I really like Model S exterior, it's definitely not dated but Model 3 interior is just amazing. Simple clean minimalistic design.

  • Mike B
    Mike B 3 months ago

    Right steering wheel button controls speed and car length while in auto pilot so no need to use touch screen.

  • Elco Messelink
    Elco Messelink 3 months ago

    Please use the metric and SI systems!

  • CSTwister
    CSTwister 3 months ago

    Ordered my model 3 this weekend broo I’m so obsessed rn.

  • Wazza722
    Wazza722 3 months ago

    The model s wins it for me because it still has a instrument cluster!

  • J G
    J G 3 months ago

    Waste of money buying a model 3, buy a model S. Model S is nice and the 3 is cheap...

  • Liliana Puls
    Liliana Puls 3 months ago

    is spending that much money on a tesla worth it?

  • antonio volpe
    antonio volpe 3 months ago

    model 3, all options, tax, prepaid maintenance, extended warranty, 99k

  • Four-Corners-Foto
    Four-Corners-Foto 3 months ago

    Those wheels alone on model 3 would keep me from buying car. Super ugly. Wheel upgrade 4sure.

  • foxfam 99
    foxfam 99 3 months ago

    I like how the Model S for the hazard light button in. Also, if you get pulled over in the Model 3 for speeding, you can blame it on the speedometer not being in the middle.

  • The Titan
    The Titan 3 months ago

    Oh and I'll of course choose the Model S because the performance 😇

  • The Titan
    The Titan 3 months ago

    4 sec on the Model S? Is it the 80 D??? Why don't you use the P 100 D

  • visadklline
    visadklline 3 months ago +1

    I thought I wanted the Model S until I saw this video! Now I'm thinking about the 3! New subscriber!

  • Grady Parsons
    Grady Parsons 3 months ago

    It’s 11 inches, actually.

  • Grady Parsons
    Grady Parsons 3 months ago

    Couldn’t understand a word of it occasionally: needs to talk slower, and clearer; needs to turn off that music in the background, as well.

  • David Deboy
    David Deboy 3 months ago

    simple ... one of each. Going across country to Costco... the S. Going to work model 3. Simple.

  • JackStrait
    JackStrait 3 months ago

    I don't think the Model S's exterior is outdated yet

  • William D
    William D 3 months ago

    Awful reviewer

  • VideoMasher3000
    VideoMasher3000 3 months ago

    Am I the only one who thinks the model 3 looks really lame? Like seriously. Those headlights are so ugly and he proportions of the car look awkward.

  • David Yoder
    David Yoder 3 months ago

    If I could buy a tesla I'd say the model s why its bigger 2 the charging is free

  • Nolan Collins
    Nolan Collins 3 months ago

    Make a video of Tesla roadster

  • Nick
    Nick 4 months ago

    Wait for the Model S refresh

    • Richard Roberson
      Richard Roberson Month ago

      tax credit and free supercharging for life....some 9000-30k value depending on how much you drive cross country who a fair trade for getting a older car with older battery
      however, if its not refreshed by the time tax credit goes?
      supercharging is already gone, a mistake i think but its gone on everything now so meh
      the car will be overpriced if they dont refresh and lower price 8k by 2019
      it has to compete with jaguar/audi/TAYCAN and the taycan is looking like a model s killer for real
      published specs and price put it significantly ahead of the base model 75D for significantly less
      the others don't seem that interesting

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith 4 months ago

    Elon is not changing the model s he said its perfect as is if you need more or less shop the other Tesla options

  • George Shonia
    George Shonia 4 months ago

    I'm leaving with crazy neighborhood around; turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and front of us is Russia, so if someone will start bio and chemical war, Tesla Model S would be safest place ❤

  • PSTraining
    PSTraining 4 months ago

    Im 95% sure you can adjust speed and distance on the spinning wheels on the steering wheel in autopilot, not only on the screen

  • Carlos Melara
    Carlos Melara 4 months ago

    Very good video. One of the best videos I have seen about the Model 3. Good comparison and complete neutral information.

  • Pat McDaniel
    Pat McDaniel 4 months ago

    Configed my 3 on June 29. Hope to have it before Halloween!

  • Ryooken
    Ryooken 4 months ago

    I would go for the model S and here is why.
    1. I don't like the 15 inch touch screen that is universal, that is a huge distraction for me as a driver.
    2. I like the split screen on the 17 inch monitor vs the 15 inch portrait view. It eliminates blind spots better.
    3. While the space is nice in both cars, I still think the Model S gives a better ride and I don't want to feel every bump on the road.
    4. Free refueling is a big draw for me. With a high price tag with the 3, I would not like to add extra money just in charging the car. 270 miles per charge is huge especially since I may only drive the car 30 miles per day.
    Those are my 3 reasons. I don't need a supped up Model S but a moderate Model S is a good buy for me.

    • Tim Ryan
      Tim Ryan Month ago

      Ryooken new purchases don’t come with unlimited supercharging, just 1 year worth. Hopefully that will change again tho

  • arrow5
    arrow5 4 months ago

    next video : COKE VS DIET COKE

  • tudor bocastorta
    tudor bocastorta 4 months ago

    Audi rs6

  • David Pinilla
    David Pinilla 4 months ago

    I want that model 3 😩😍

  • Pascal Aschwanden
    Pascal Aschwanden 4 months ago

    The model 3 has a huge design look problem. the front is disproportionately small to the back. that's a big problem for anyone with eyeballs. And no, the model S does not look dated.

  • Nintendork
    Nintendork 4 months ago

    Just get the new Nissan Leaf, a proper finished vehicle made by a proper motor company. With those finished vechile, almost 10 years in the business still feels like some kickstarter product.

  • Nintendork
    Nintendork 4 months ago

    48k the cheapest, Tesla being the scam company... people still think they're great...

    • Tim Ryan
      Tim Ryan Month ago

      Nintendork your name is my response to that comment

  • Jay Jay
    Jay Jay 4 months ago

    You said that model 3 has every option box checked. But it doesn't, because the rims are the base aero covers. The best tires and rims are another $1,500 (and the only way to go, in my book). It's also black, which is the color you get for no extra cost. Any other color is $1,500.

  • Renato Antelo
    Renato Antelo 4 months ago +1

    Mainstream media is pisssssed that Elon Musk has changed the planet forever! #noemissions 🇱🇷

  • Dan Swan
    Dan Swan 4 months ago

    Have the model 3. Drove the model S today. The visibility in the model 3 is so much better. Overall it feels like a better car. But I don’t have the need for that big of a car

  • Degu1
    Degu1 4 months ago

    Wow even one minute in so many wrong facts...the cheapest is 49k not 48k. You do not have it fully optioned have black paint (other paint is a 1k/1.5k option) and you have 18" wheels (19" wheels are a 1.5k option)

  • Bob Goudreau
    Bob Goudreau 4 months ago

    Model 3 sucks, I would take a used model S.

  • manoman0
    manoman0 4 months ago

    Cool video but you don't need to wave and shake your arms so dearly!

    JIAMING ZHOU 4 months ago

    11:51 Is that next to the Great Park?? WOW

  • BMWCrown
    BMWCrown 4 months ago +2

    Model s and x needs an interior redesign

  • Jonathan Jung
    Jonathan Jung 4 months ago

    I would choose the Model S by a long shot. Mostly due to its aesthetics and it being a hatchback. The Model 3 looks like a guppy and just looks "plain" and boring.

  • Miles Smith
    Miles Smith 4 months ago +2

    I'm a single 20 year old male and I just placed my order for a Model S 75D about two weeks ago. I had the chance to order the Performance Model 3, but the S just seems more worth it to me. The S is better in every aspect except 0-60 and range.

  • Gallardo6669
    Gallardo6669 4 months ago

    Thx for ur great review!

  • Jack Tran
    Jack Tran 4 months ago

    Hey Jon, another great review/comparison. I’m picking up the Model 3 and I have 3 kids. It’s a price decision & I feel that getting a real good deal in an high end EV. When are you upgrading to the roadster? It’s screaming you’re name!

  • jordan605632
    jordan605632 4 months ago

    The only thing i dont like about the model 3 is just the front end needs something done considering its just so flat and ugly

    MODOU LAMIN BADJIE 4 months ago

    Model x is the way to go. Anyone need my referral code ?

  • TheMr3742
    TheMr3742 4 months ago

    I use to have the biggest crush on John when I was younger. Flap flap

  • Jerome Castonguay
    Jerome Castonguay 4 months ago

    Well done

  • Garlan Garner
    Garlan Garner 4 months ago

    There are so many inconsistencies in this review. Someone bumped their knee on the screen getting in and out of the car? Do you know how hard it would be in general to even get your leg up that high just sitting there. You have got to be kidding. Horrible Review!!!

  • Valkarez
    Valkarez 4 months ago

    tesla doesnt make profit off of the 35k model tho lol. how are people calling this a 35k car? most of these are going to sell for 45-50k+

  • Dungeons Heroes
    Dungeons Heroes 4 months ago +1

    At 2020 (theory) tesla will release (probably) new model s / x / 3 with 200kw battery! and probably they will have new or better interior options for those that complaining even though i like their interiors so far! i would love though white interior with blonde wood you know! they have now cream colour or whatever now with blonde wood!

    • Richard Roberson
      Richard Roberson Month ago

      no they wont, even at 100$/kwh that would be a 20k battery.
      also superchargers are only growing closer and the 75kwh 3 is already capable of charging at 500 miles/hr
      why would anyone need to drive 600 miles and charge at 1500mph...waste of money, waste of charger power waste of thought
      you're likely going to see 1 last battery size update to s/x following the trend 60/85 70/90 75/100 to 85/120
      300/400 miles ranges with the new cell allowing 600mph charging+
      and as the network reaches maturity the charging issue is quickly becoming moot
      nobody wants to drive 600 miles nonstop, not safe, not comfortable, get out of the car for a dam 20 minutes once every 5 hours

  • Silentsam7532
    Silentsam7532 4 months ago

    I'm thinking a used Model S might be good. Still need the minivan for a bit though so I want to see what the Model Y will be like. If it can easily fit my three kids then I will get a Model Y.

  • jean mathieu
    jean mathieu 4 months ago

    Models s looks outdated? Did you see those rims on the 3 ? Wtf is that XD

  • John Green
    John Green 4 months ago

    I like the model S better.

  • Eddie Tan
    Eddie Tan 4 months ago

    I'd get a model 3 and shop around for a pre owned E Class from the difference

  • Daniel Rucci
    Daniel Rucci 4 months ago

    I needed this video. THANK YOU. I'm trying to make this decision right now before the Model S tax credit expires and the free supercharging goes away. But with 1 kid and another coming in the next year or two, I have little doubt that I need a Model S. The only alternative would be a Model 3 plus a compact SUV like a Rav4 or CRV. Model Y would solve this problem too!

  • Alamin Macharia
    Alamin Macharia 4 months ago

    I just learnt that maintaining a vehicles outer design language over a long period help reduce depreciation and that is definitely a plus for the consumer. That's why cars like the Rolls Royce despite massive tech enhancements almost always look similar. I love the review and I realize it's entirely subjective what looks one likes. Just thought that maybe it's a fun fact :D

    • Richard Roberson
      Richard Roberson Month ago

      it looks the same because that's what people want. the ghost look
      if you design it right and its aerodynamic what more are you going to change?
      make the front slightly more bulbous and add some radiator gaps?
      the tesla look is a smooth look setting it apart from ICE vehicles, the etron/ipace barely look different from regular versions

  • S3 XY
    S3 XY 4 months ago

    Overexaggerations. Model 3 is simple to operate and easy to drive. Tesla's are the best vehicles on the planet.