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Tesla Model 3 vs. Volvo XC40

When we compare the Tesla Model 3 to the Volvo XC40, The Volvo XC40 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model 3 versus the Volvo XC40, the Volvo XC40 is a better car than the Tesla Model 3.

Tesla Model 3 versus Volvo XC40 Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Tesla Model 3’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Volvo XC40 base engine makes 408 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 XC40 is rated to deliver an average of 92 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 223 miles. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the Model 3 is 10 hours (240V), while the charge time for the XC40 is 8 hours (240V).

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2022 Tesla Model 3

2023 Volvo XC40 Electric

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$41,999 - $61,797

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$55,916 - $60,984

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

63.7%

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:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 15
2 / 25
2 / 11
2 / 11
3 / 15
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 14

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

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric, Gasoline

Trim Levels

Long Range, Base, Performance

Trim Levels

Recharge Twin Plus, Recharge Twin Core, Recharge Twin Ultimate

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

4 years / 50000 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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

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

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

408 hp

Torque:

487 foot-lbs

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

0.087 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

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

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

MPGe:

92 / 79 / 85

Range (city/hwy):

223 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

78 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

8 hours (240V)

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:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

N/A

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

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:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

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

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

97.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Cargo Space:

20.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

57.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

118.7 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:

4679 lbs

Width:

80.1 inches

Height:

65 inches

Length:

174.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.9 inches

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:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/50R19