2022 Tesla Model 3 vs. Its Competition

2022 Tesla Model 3
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

The Tesla Model 3 is premium but not luxury, and it fits into the electric vehicle market as a tweener.

The closest rival for the Model 3 Performance may be the new Polestar 2, although the Polestar impresses as more of a niche performance car in the way it looks up close.

The Tesla Model Y costs more than the Model 3 but is based on the same underpinnings, offering more height, cargo space, and general versatility without the loss of much range.

The Nissan Leaf Plus represents a far more affordable alternative that will deliver more than 200 miles of real-world range.

The latest challengers come from Korea: the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 both top 300 miles of range and offer a solid combination of style and utility.

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7.5
The Model 3’s combination of efficiency, range, and performance makes it a standout sport sedan. Full stop.
8.4
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is at the leading edge for mass-market EVs, and it looks the part.
8.2
The 2022 EV6 flexes all the strengths of electric vehicles in a package that’s as thrilling to drive as it is to look at.
7.2
The 2022 Nissan Leaf is an affordable and refreshingly straightforward electric car, and it’s become a good value.
7.5
The 2022 Model Y offers range and performance that EV competitors can’t match, albeit at a higher price point.
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The Polestar 2 bridges the difference between hatchback and crossover, prioritizing performance and style over space.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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