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Tesla Model 3 vs. Lexus ES 300h

When we compare the Tesla Model 3 to the Lexus ES 300h, The Lexus ES 300h has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model 3 versus the Lexus ES 300h, the Lexus ES 300h is a better car than the Tesla Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 versus Lexus ES 300h Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Tesla Model 3 ranges from $41,999 to $61,797 while a used Lexus ES 300h from the same model year range is priced between $37,869 to $48,709.

Tesla Model 3 versus Lexus ES 300h Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Tesla Model 3 is 8.7 out of 10 while the Lexus ES 300h's quality rating is 9.1 out of 10. This results in the Tesla Model 3 being ranked 1 out of 15 Best Small Electric Cars and the Lexus ES 300h being ranked 1 out of 28 Best Luxury Hybrid Cars.

Tesla Model 3 versus Lexus ES 300h Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Tesla Model 3’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Lexus ES 300h base engine makes 215 horsepower. The Model 3 is rated to deliver an average of 127 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 267 miles. The ES 300h is rated to deliver an average of 44 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 581 miles. The Model 3 uses electricity, and the ES 300h uses regular unleaded.

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2022 Tesla Model 3

2023 Lexus ES 300h

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$41,999 - $61,797

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$44,145 - $55,747

Used Asking Price:

$37,869 - $48,709

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 is widely regarded as the best electric sedan in the world. The Model 3 is also the top-selling EV in the US market by a wide margin. This compact/midsize sedan offers a thrilling driving experience and advanced technology.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent range
  • AWD available
  • Attractive styling
  • Amazing performance with Performance trim

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Pricier than its reputation (mid-$50Ks is the typical price point)
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Interior design and materials don’t match premium pricing

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Long Range, Base, Performance

Trim Levels

Base, Ultra Luxury, F SPORT Handling, F SPORT Design, Luxury

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

215 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.058 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

127 / 126 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

267 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

60 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

43 / 44 / 44

MPGe:

Range (city/hwy):

568 / 581 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity:

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

22.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

13.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3880 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

113.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3730 lbs

Width:

73.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

195.9 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

235/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

215/55R17