Why I prefer the Tesla Model 3 over the S

  • Published on Apr 28, 2018
  • A video that compares the features between the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model 3 from a perspective of a first-time Tesla Model 3 owner and why the Model 3 ultimately wins out over the Model S 100D.
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  • 6 Months Later Reviews
    6 Months Later Reviews  7 months ago +8

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  • Rashaad Lewis
    Rashaad Lewis 3 days ago


  • nafnaf0
    nafnaf0 4 days ago

    It's hard to compare anything to a Tesla Model 3. From an overall perspective, I'd say the Tesla Model 3 is the best car that has ever been made.

  • Mo2
    Mo2 13 days ago +1

    And I prefer my lawn mower over a Lexus LS

  • Turbocharged Dude
    Turbocharged Dude 15 days ago

    I drove both and the model 3 is far superior, especially in the performance trim. Take model s on a race track and it’ll overheat in 2 laps!!! Yes lame 2 laps!!! Plus you’ll feel like you’re driving a boat. Model 3 performance on the other hand, I was going on 25 laps with no power reduction and relatively flat on hard turns.
    The only thing the model s has is a nicer looking exterior and slightly more space... but if I was going for more space, I’d just jump to the model x. Model 3 is the ultimate daily driver, better batteries, faster charging, nimble handling, and awesome range for the battery size.

  • Yuchen Feng
    Yuchen Feng 16 days ago

    The model S is much more comfortable considering bigger seats, better audio, better display, better soundproofing(this is significant)

  • Dba CFO
    Dba CFO 17 days ago

    I wish the model s had the same air in model 3 and the same screen placement also the same minimalistic look

    • 6 Months Later Reviews
      6 Months Later Reviews  17 days ago

      Agreed, that has to be coming at some point. Based on the semi and new roadster, that seems like the design language Tesla is certainly embracing

  • Steve Mullholand
    Steve Mullholand 18 days ago

    Damn - you lost me on your channel. I’ve driven all three for many miles and you really are a Model 3 fanboy which kind of ruins your objectivity.

  • Avalanche2
    Avalanche2 18 days ago

    LOL, this clown is confused by the model S? LOL! It's too complex?

  • idog63
    idog63 19 days ago

    wow these comments model s owners are salty

  • Lynette Diaz
    Lynette Diaz 21 day ago

    What city do you live in? I love the scenery. 😊

    • Lynette Diaz
      Lynette Diaz 21 day ago

      @6 Months Later Reviews So pretty!! Can't wait to get my Tesla!!

    • 6 Months Later Reviews
      6 Months Later Reviews  21 day ago +1

      Raleigh NC is where we’re based, but you’ll see shots from other NC locations on occasion.

  • Safodo
    Safodo 22 days ago

    0:35 What are those 2 cars a front of windshield called ?

  • InternationalBRUV
    InternationalBRUV 24 days ago

    Damn. This man straight up hating on the model S

  • Wayward Analysis
    Wayward Analysis 25 days ago

    It would be fairer review if you had driven both for the same period. It's a bit like people who used to say "I prefer the 640 by 480 resolutions"...just because they got used to it.

  • Stephen Woods
    Stephen Woods 27 days ago

    Good points. Well said.

  • JR Gb
    JR Gb 28 days ago

    S is far better.

  • Enigma McC
    Enigma McC 29 days ago +1

    I don’t like the screen sticking out in the model 3. Always hit my leg in it wish I could have afforded the model X it’s just way to small

  • Henry Cruz
    Henry Cruz Month ago +2

    Would you compare a 3 series to a 6 series? No, because they appeal to different types of buyers. The Model 3 buyer isnt the same as the S buyer.
    I would never consider the 3 over my S, I'm in a different place in life. Just like I would consider a 3 series

  • Marko Furlan
    Marko Furlan Month ago +1

    Frack! This is the end of cars. Enjoy

    • Pedro Pierre
      Pedro Pierre Month ago +1

      Early morning runs are a showcase for Tesla’s its happening lol

  • kuriakose jim
    kuriakose jim Month ago

    TVclipr: "the model 3 actually goes faster than the model S P100D"
    100,000 $ model S: "am i a joke to you?"

  • 中下総
    中下総 Month ago

    this is good

  • Wilfried Dehne
    Wilfried Dehne Month ago

    I will most likely buy a Tesla w.i. (1) year. Leaning toward Model S because: 1) Road noise, 2) Range and the feel of a larger car. Cost is always a concern but you live only once. Why Tesla for me? I think Tesla has the closest thing to level 3 autonomy available. Comments are welcome.

  • Bert 88
    Bert 88 Month ago

    Why the butt hurt Model S owners comments? Just his opinion. If you feel different, make your own video with a counterpoint. Both cars are wicked, a big Tesla and medium size one so pick your poison.

  • Nick Thomarios
    Nick Thomarios Month ago

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  • todkapuz
    todkapuz Month ago

    I think my 2 gripes about the 3 are I much prefer forward looking for driver information (aka I want my gauge or at least a heads up, sheesh its a technology car) ... and 2..... WHY isnt a hatch back? ... all that trunk.... virtually nothing large fits through the back ... I have driven a hatch for 12 years... and I've moved some huge stuff in way less space than the model 3 that I know wouldnt have fit in tthe model 3 because of the access to the trunk/folded seats... ... but yeah... i'm having a hard time as I can't find a used S with the right battery and features.... I assume I'm looking for the same thing as Iv'e only see much older S's (pre autopilot) and right now there are like 9 ludicrous S's on the used site.. and i'm sorry, I dont want someone's second-hand toy thats most likely been abused.

  • DeeJay ReGg
    DeeJay ReGg Month ago +1

    If I had the money to get both, I would get the S in a heartbeat. I love the Tesla 3 but I just love the look of the S. I'm waiting on how the revamp of the S is going to look like.

  • Art Key
    Art Key Month ago +1

    The Model 3 is better than the S. And I'm a Model S owner. And I love the S. It's luxurious, spacious and still leaves impressions on the road here in Australia. Everything you say is true. The functional practicallity of the 3 and it's urban driveability is superior to the S'. Let's hope they address it with the new S.

  • 蒋韶华
    蒋韶华 2 months ago

    heads up display

  • tesla canuck
    tesla canuck 2 months ago

    correction on the model 3 its a reluctant motor not permanent magnet

  • Storm Saylor
    Storm Saylor 2 months ago

    You should review the newer model s version.

  • solarstacks
    solarstacks 2 months ago

    I love our 3 since it's smaller and fits in our garage. It's smaller and more efficient. I want a model C the compact when it comes out in 2023 or 4. EVen smaller and lower cost ,great for around town.

  • Eclogites
    Eclogites 2 months ago

    good thing im not an audio file

  • MSgtschwarry
    MSgtschwarry 2 months ago

    Get a REAL American muscle car.

  • Jackson Bangs
    Jackson Bangs 2 months ago

    Excellent video! What is your say on a used Tesla Modle S that cost $35,000?

    • 6 Months Later Reviews
      6 Months Later Reviews  2 months ago +1

      Depends on what speed you get and how much storage space you need. Id still go for a 3 myself, since I’m guessing the S has high mileage.

    IL MOSTRO 3 months ago

    My Model 3 is the best car I’ve ever owned by far, and it’s my 8th car in my life. It’s also my first American car so I’m proud of that! People forget, Tesla is made is USA!

  • You Tube
    You Tube 3 months ago +4

    I will correct something about the sound system differences. I am speculating that the Model S was fairly new. I takes about 50 hours to break any new speaker in before it loosens up. I was disgusted about the so called premium sound system until I had actually applied my basic speaker system knowledge. Given time the speakers loosen up and they sound amazing.

    I agree with a lot of your observations. The minimalist interior look of the model 3 was my attraction. The sporty feel of the driving experience, etc. Thanks for the review.

  • Speed Drift
    Speed Drift 3 months ago +1

    I’ve never seen a review where someone talked so much about the way they felt as priority over the specs. By the way 50mph on a skateboard FEELS a lot faster than 50mph in a car.

    • BB Prime
      BB Prime 24 days ago

      That is the true priority tho isn’t it? A car could have all the best stuff but if it doesn’t feel right is it the best car?

  • Bob Owen
    Bob Owen 3 months ago

    Nuh-uh! Model S rules!

  • Sebastian Sefyu
    Sebastian Sefyu 3 months ago

    No dashboard. No thanks. Good luck when that main screen goes and it will go. Also view angle is not optimal for glance purpuses. Will lead to more crashes. Similar movement as txt and drive. Terrible mistake on Tesla design part.

  • Mike Montpetit
    Mike Montpetit 3 months ago

    Excellent summary. I'm in Raleigh as well. I had a loaner S for the day yesterday while they made some minor adjustments on my Model 3 at the service center. The storage capacity for moving large items is insane in the S, but the weight and agility of the 3 are superior for my daily driving experience. The technology of AP3 is so much better than the loaner AP1.

  • D Mac
    D Mac 3 months ago +19

    Your review comes off bias homie......ijs🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Near Reality RP
      Near Reality RP 3 months ago

      i see where you're coming from because obviously the guy likes the model 3 better. But if you were asking me if i'd rather have the model 3 performance, or a model s long range (not going to compare it to the p100d because the price range is way different). I would no doubt take the model 3, just from all the reviews i have watched.

  • Bravo Booty
    Bravo Booty 3 months ago

    neodynum magnets vs electromagnetic

  • Nikola Tesla
    Nikola Tesla 3 months ago

    in love with this car

  • A B
    A B 3 months ago

    U poor thats why

    MIKE GEORGES 3 months ago


  • just our everyday things
    just our everyday things 3 months ago +1

    Oh my lurdd!!!!
    No wind in my face comming from my steering wheel???

  • Backyard Pioneer
    Backyard Pioneer 4 months ago

    I have a Model 3 long range all wheel drive and it is by far the best vehicle I have ever driven! It And yes I too woke up to it being even better, faster and smarter once again last week! It is several levels of magnitude better than any other car i have ever been in. It has exceeded my expectations and even surprised me on several fronts. For example I had a false belief that it might be inconvenient to charge a car instead of stopping and getting gas at a "convenience" store. It is the opposite. It's so easy, saves me time, keeps me from spilling stinking, toxic gasoline on my clothes and hands and maybe most importantly I am taking money away from the industry that is pushing it's costs off on the health care industry not to mention the perennial subsides. I installed a solar array before I purchased the car and also installed a 240 volt outlet. It is so much easier and literally takes 5 seconds for 98 percent of my charges. The super charging network is also very good and the V3 super charger is going to once again change everything forever! I just, yet again took a group of old friends for a ride in it over the Easter Weekend and the "Tesla Smiles" are literally worth every penny! Oh did I mention I woke up last week and the car had 5% more peak power which is noticeably faster. The AWD is by far the best traction control system I have ever experienced 10,000 miles in I have had zero problems, no oil changes (which have taken completely out of my perennial To Do list) my garage smells way better even in way I never imagined possible. Too many upsides to list. It's not perfect but it is the closest to perfect vehicle I have ever driven hands down.

  • chowner
    chowner 4 months ago

    LMAO LMAO right buddy right. Lives in an apartment no way you could even dream of owning a S. Fucking clickbait idiot

  • Rui Ponte
    Rui Ponte 4 months ago +5

    So, for 7m30s you go on explaining all the details why you think the Model 3 is superior but, at the end of the video, you say that in the Model 3 you get 90% of a Model S.
    Question: if both costed the same, would you still prefer the Model 3???
    If not, then the video should be Model S is better, but the Model 3 is rational decision

  • corey ziolkowski
    corey ziolkowski 4 months ago

    Biased much?

  • Sir Plata
    Sir Plata 4 months ago

    I really dislike the DRL & overall headlight design on the model 3. Seems unimaginative, imo.

  • Eric Hale
    Eric Hale 4 months ago +2

    Agreed. Model S for luxury and comfort. Model 3 better design and much more sporty.

  • ziky yoo
    ziky yoo 5 months ago +27

    That's because u didn't have P100D...it feels way faster than model 3

    • IRONKNIGHT 2000
      IRONKNIGHT 2000 2 days ago

      And four times more expensive as the base m3. It should be way faster because it's way more expensive.

    • 99cmhmarc
      99cmhmarc 3 months ago +1

      And way, way more expensive.

  • harry
    harry 5 months ago +2

    spot on. Regen; if you only have RWD in the Model 3, it's way less than with dual.

  • AI KEN
    AI KEN 5 months ago +4

    Even if i had enough money to buy the Model S
    I would still but the Model 3, Lets just be honest... The Model 3 looks way cooler...

    • AI KEN
      AI KEN 4 months ago

      Chao Li men! Youre lucky to have one.. I respect you mate! Just sharing my personal thought as same as yoy! Thanks for letting me know :)

    • Chao Li
      Chao Li 4 months ago

      and also let's be honest...model 3 is just a cheaper version of model S. Isn't it clear which one has more value?
      but I'm not saying the 3 is not good. It just depends on personal preference. Personally, I drive a S p100d and i like it much better than the 3 both how it looks and how it performs

    • Jared Traynor
      Jared Traynor 5 months ago +3


  • tomi832
    tomi832 5 months ago

    i have a question (and I ask it since it looks like you do comment and like comments here even now...great job!) about 3 v S (and actually maybe even about Tesla vehicles in general)
    doesnt it a bit scare you?
    I'm talking about this, lets say that you're on a highway and you're using the car's built in screen for navigating witth google maps. lets say that you check something on your screen, and it covers most of it or at least the important part - the map! doesnt it scare you a bit that you could miss an important turn because of that? or maybe that it will cover in the 3 your speed? I think that i would have been a bit nervous...IDK, maybe because I have a lisence for only a year now?
    I really like all the Tesla cars, how they look, perform, interior and gadgets, etc. but it kinda makes me nervous thinking that it would have happened to me if I drove one....so, what do you think?

    • tomi832
      tomi832 5 months ago

      @LuQbot so after a while, it shouldn't distact too much or even at all?

    • LuQbot
      LuQbot 5 months ago

      So, let me explain:
      When you start driving a new car, ESPACIALLY a Tesla, you have to accustom you to the car.
      And it's normal to be affraid or scared of something new.

  • Roni92pl
    Roni92pl 5 months ago +2

    What is mostly annoying is that there is no clear winner, 'ultimate', 'go-to' tesla car. Both have pros and cons :/ Cant wait for tesla with all benefits of both models. Updates model S maybe? ;

  • Darren Wood
    Darren Wood 5 months ago +4

    Cool, vid, I'm in Australia and have had a deposit down since March 2017, you vids keep me wanting :) keep them up

  • Scott
    Scott 5 months ago +1

    LOL you know that "bio-wepons defense mode" is simply just recirculate on any other car right? It doesn't clean or purify any air in any form. You can't possibly be that gullible.

    • Tristan Sholansky
      Tristan Sholansky 3 months ago

      No it’s not people used them in the fires in California because they already had air filtration systems

  • Toby and James Goldsmith
    Toby and James Goldsmith 5 months ago +7

    I would rather model s because it’s more clustered and feels warm

  • aliinvader1_
    aliinvader1_ 5 months ago +3

    All Tesla are great but a choices or opinions are for different people

  • I love KFC
    I love KFC 5 months ago

    Wow this was really biased

  • ITMI Consult
    ITMI Consult 5 months ago

    True, Model 3 looks simple and elegant.......I love it

  • Mr T
    Mr T 5 months ago

    is there a usb or sd card slot for your music access ? Iam not a fan of bluet. streaming at all

    • Mr T
      Mr T 5 months ago

      @6 Months Later Reviews many thanks ;D

    • 6 Months Later Reviews
      6 Months Later Reviews  5 months ago +1

      Yes, there are two USB A ports in the front you can plug a USB stick full of music into. In terms of your phone, the only way to play music off of it in the car is through Bluetooth.

  • Dane Rose
    Dane Rose 5 months ago

    Great assessment!

  • Nether Warrior
    Nether Warrior 5 months ago

    Are you high? The model s has a better interior with better materials and softer seats than the model 3. And yes i’ve been in both and driven both.

    • GoHerping
      GoHerping 5 months ago

      I prefer the 3's seats and interior. Smaller, cozier, more minimalist. Although the materials are definitely higher quality in the S and it all around feels more luxurious, since it is lol.

  • Fool cell sorry Fuel Cell Mirage

    Is the model 3 easier to get into than the model S? My Dad suffers from a sore back so would prefer the model 3 to be higher than the model S. Appreciate comments from any model 3 owners out there.

    • Fool cell sorry Fuel Cell Mirage
      Fool cell sorry Fuel Cell Mirage 5 months ago

      @riverwho1 thanks for the info

    • riverwho1
      riverwho1 5 months ago

      Don't own a model 3 but test drove one today. While I was there, ran into a friend who was trading in his Model 3 in for a model X because of his back. Salesman told us that the model S (because of its air suspension) can lift itself about 3 inches higher than the model 3 for easier entering/exiting if you are tall or have back issues. Hope that helps.

  • C Angel
    C Angel 5 months ago

    Where in Eastern NC did you film?

  • Luigi Ferrario
    Luigi Ferrario 5 months ago

    Tesla should be banned by law from circulating !!!
    I do not see why we are amendable with reason to drive using at the same time an I phone ... Danger mortal of the Highway Code
    and nothing is said about driving a Tesla by fiddling around in the menus of your television screen by trying the command for example to open the glove box? for the filler cushion ... and other bullshit like that!

  • Mark Brand
    Mark Brand 5 months ago

    The model s is such a pain to get in and out of

  • Peter Laskiewicz
    Peter Laskiewicz 5 months ago +5

    Model 3 should of been a hatch. Big no no

    • S3 XY
      S3 XY 15 days ago

      I don't remember the last time I even opened my trunk. Don't care

  • Diogo Fernandes
    Diogo Fernandes 5 months ago

    I am looking forward to have a Tesla jesus

    PIPERBOY WILLIAMS 5 months ago +1

    I’ve driven both and honestly I think this guy is crazy. The model S feels like a Rolls Royce and the model 3 feels like an Aveo

  • Vash9177
    Vash9177 5 months ago

    Great review!

  • Test
    Test 5 months ago

    Do you prefer the quality control issues. All the random creaks and build quality issues?