2024 vs 2023 Tesla Model 3 RWD: Comparison of Specs and Features

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This is a comprehensive comparison of the specs and features between the Tesla Model 3 mid-life Highland refresh (2024) and the outgoing model (2021-23). This comparison focuses on the popular Rear-Wheel Drive variant.

Further information on both models:

Price and Incentives

The 2024 Tesla Model 3 costs $4,500 (7.8%) more than the outgoing 2023 model.

Both models will be eligible for most government incentives. For an estimated driveaway price and total cost of ownership - use the zecar cost of ownership calculator.

Did You Know?

Due to the FBT exemption, procuring either EV through a novated lease will be substantially cheaper than an outright purchase.

Size and Dimensions

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The 2024 Tesla Model 3 is slightly larger than the outgoing model: 26mm longer and 84mm wider. Despite the small increase in external dimensions, it is 85kg lighter.

Visual design changes include:

  • Slimmer matrix LED headlights
  • Simpler front bumper with a reshaped air intake.
  • Thinner one-piece C-shape tail-light

Range and Performance

The 2024 Tesla Model 3 RWD has gained an additional 22km of WLTP range compared to the outgoing version. This is most likely attributable to the improved drag coefficient (0.219 vs. 0.225) and reduced weight.

The battery pack and drivetrain system remain unchanged.

Battery and Charging

Battery size, chemistry and charging speeds remain unchanged compared to the previous model.

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Calculate your personal charging costs and times for each model using this calculator.

Driver Technology

There has been no improvement in driver-assist technology between the 2024 Tesla Model 3 and prior generation model.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2024 Tesla Model 3 has received a few minor technology upgrades. It now has an 8.0-inch touchscreen behind the centre console to control the rear air vents, view videos and play games.

Other Features

The 2023 Tesla Model 3 RWD now has heated and ventilated front seats. The outgoing model only had heated seats.

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Danny is a consultant and entrepreneur working at the cutting edge of the electric vehicle and energy transition. He is passionate about educating and helping consumers make better decisions through data. He is the founder of zecar and is currently the EV Innovation Manager at Endeavour Energy.

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