Official Model 3 vs Model S size comparisons

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Now that we have the official numbers from Tesla on the Model 3, here's a comparison chart of the two models. Interior space is very similar with the Model 3 ahead (no pun intended) on headroom for both the front and rear passengers, legroom is essentially the same - Model S rear is ¼" more, and the Model S width ends up being about ½" to ¾" more per passenger over the various measurements.

For the exterior numbers, these are about what we saw reported by MotorTrend's estimates last year (and Tesla's teaser earlier this year), however odd that their is a 8.9" difference on the S when the mirrors are folded and on the Model 3 the difference is only 4.1" - so not sure if there is some error in one set of numbers or the other or if the folding mechanism works differently - but they essentially appear that they should fold nearly the same (or if on one car they sit inside the hippy fenders more than the other possibly).

(WITH UPDATED WIDTH PER TESLA)

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Now that we have the official numbers from Tesla on the Model 3, here's a comparison chart of the two models. Interior space is very similar with the Model 3 ahead (no pun intended) on headroom for both the front and rear passengers, legroom is essentially the same - Model S rear is ¼" more, and the Model S width ends up being about ½" to ¾" more per passenger over the various measurements.

For the exterior numbers, these are about what we saw reported by MotorTrend's estimates last year (and Tesla's teaser earlier this year), however odd that their is a 8.9" difference on the S when the mirrors are folded and on the Model 3 the difference is only 4.1" - so not sure if there is some error in one set of numbers or the other or if the folding mechanism works differently - but they essentially appear that they should fold nearly the same (or if on one car they sit inside the hippy fenders more than the other possibly).

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Thanks for sharing! I love the fact that I'm going to have more room in my garage and somehow have a roomier car at the same time. Win!
 
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Now that we have the official numbers from Tesla on the Model 3, here's a comparison chart of the two models. Interior space is very similar with the Model 3 ahead (no pun intended) on headroom for both the front and rear passengers, legroom is essentially the same - Model S rear is ¼" more, and the Model S width ends up being about ½" to ¾" more per passenger over the various measurements.

For the exterior numbers, these are about what we saw reported by MotorTrend's estimates last year (and Tesla's teaser earlier this year), however odd that their is a 8.9" difference on the S when the mirrors are folded and on the Model 3 the difference is only 4.1" - so not sure if there is some error in one set of numbers or the other or if the folding mechanism works differently - but they essentially appear that they should fold nearly the same (or if on one car they sit inside the hippy fenders more than the other possibly).

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any idea what shipping charges will be? I'm in Naples FL
 

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When I first read on Tesla's forum all the shouting about width, I thought "More millennials, sigh". Now I'm eating crow. Parking next to my 4Runner is going to be TIGHT. Anyone know; can you make the mirrors fold in while moving forward? Or what is the ground to top of mirror height? They may slide under the sideviews of the 4Runner.
 

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When I first read on Tesla's forum all the shouting about width, I thought "More millennials, sigh". Now I'm eating crow. Parking next to my 4Runner is going to be TIGHT. Anyone know; can you make the mirrors fold in while moving forward? Or what is the ground to top of mirror height? They may slide under the sideviews of the 4Runner.
With the premium package you will be able to fold the mirrors in and out from the screen. I'm 99.9% certain of that. I know there is a setting to have it automatically happen, but I assume you can simply press a button to trigger it.
 

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Standard has power folding mirrors as stated in the press kit. I think the premium gives the ability to auto-fold when parking and different driver profiles.

Plus, I love that the model 3 is going to be just an inch narrower than the model s. That means it isn’t going to be that squished anymore...
 

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Standard has power folding mirrors as stated in the press kit. I think the premium gives the ability to auto-fold when parking and different driver profiles.

Plus, I love that the model 3 is going to be just an inch narrower than the model s. That means it isn’t going to be that squished anymore...
Are you sure that's true?

Tesla says the standard convenience feature is power adjustable side mirrors.

The premium upgrades package specifically adds power folding side mirrors.

I think the standard mirrors can fold, but you must do so manually.
 

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There's still some doubts about the width of the M3. Several threads on this issue. Official stats from Tesla are 76.1" (mirrors folded) and 82.2" (mirrors out). Seems kinda wide...how about some M3OC'er sliding a tape measure under the car and giving us the straight dope?