Tesla Model 3 interior
Tesla Model 3 pre-facelift interior (until Oct 2020) - Image Credits: Tesla

Tesla Model 3 interior differences compared

The Tesla Model 3 is offered with different interior. Depending on the basic price of the vehicle a different interior is standard:

  • The Model 3 “Standard Range” has “Standard Interior” (it is only available in US by call or in store order)
  • The Model 3 “Standard Range Plus” has “Partial Premium Interior”
  • The Model 3 “Long Range” has “Premium Interior”
  • The Model 3 “Performance” has “Premium Interior”


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The basic model “Model 3 Standard Range” has also been removed from the online configurator in the US (read post at Electrek) and is now only available on request by phone or in store order. Due to this adjustment, the “Standard Interior” is also not offered via the online configurator, as it is only available in the “Model 3 Standard Range”. According to Tesla, the Model 3 with “Standard Range Plus” was requested six times more often than the Model 3 “Standard Range”. Therefore, Tesla only offers the basic model on request and it is not known how long it will be available. In Europe, the Model 3 “Standard Range” is not yet available.

The Model 3 “Standard Range” is a software throttled “Standard Range Plus” model with 10 percent less range. Some interior features are missing and certain software functions have been disabled. In the Tesla design studio, it is not immediately obvious what exactly the differences between the interior versions are.

Model 3 “2021 Refresh” Facelift

From about the beginning of October 2020, Model 3 will be produced with the “2021 refresh” equipment.

External Updates

  • No more chrome bars. The cover of the side cameras, door handles and the bars on the windows have been changed from chrome to satin black.
  • Wheel and tire updates
  • More efficient tires over the entire range
  • Updated 18/19″ sport rims
  • Model 3 Performance with new 20-inch overturbine wheels
  • Electric trunk that opens and closes at the touch of a button on the trunk or via the touch screen or the Tesla App itself.

Interior Updates

  • Matt black finish replaces the glossy piano black of the consoles.
  • Satin black sill trim
  • Operating elements of the seat in graphite design
  • Metallic scroll wheels on the steering wheel
  • The sun visors snap in magnetically
  • Redesigned center console including permanently installed inductive charging mats for two smartphones (wrapped in microsuede)
  • Updated front compartment with a sliding lid similar to the Model S and X.

USB Connections

  • Two additional USB-C ports with high performance for fast charging of devices
  • Also, an additional USB-A port in the glove compartment for using USB storage devices for the recordings of the guard mode and the Dashcam.
  • Other updates
  • The Model Y heat pump is now also installed in Model 3.
Tesla Model3 2021 Interior
Tesla Model3 2021 refresh Interior – Image credits: Tesla
Tesla Model3 2021 Interior
Tesla Model3 2021 refresh Interior – Image credits: Tesla


Table of Tesla Model 3 interior differences

The following table shows the differences of the interior in detail:

For used cars, the equipment may differ from the table. Tesla has often changed things in the options.

Notes for the Model 3 Standard Range Plus and the “Partial Premium Interior”:

  • Spotify is now also possible. But only with your own premium account and not with the free Tesla account.
  • For Navigation, the traffic jam data is considered, but not shown on the map.
  • This tables data comes from the Tesla online configurator and a table from Reddit.
  • After a 30-day trial period, the paid Premium Connectivity Package is required to continue using the additional online services. If the vehicle is sold privately, the lifetime premium connectivity of the vehicle will be maintained, provided the vehicle already has one.

This pictures at Teslarati show the comparison of the leather seats of the “Partial Premium Interior” and the “Premium Interior”.

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