Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018)

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2018 - 2024
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
In 2024 this car was replaced by: Tesla Model 3 Performance (2024)


Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018)

Technical Specifications of Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018)

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2018 - 2024
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
China Germany USA
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Sedan Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018)

Range and Battery

Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
347-352 mi 315 mi 309 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
82 kWh 76 kWh
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
24.6 kWh/100 mi (4.1 mi/kWh)


Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
11.5 kW 250 kW
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • Tesla
Tesla charge port


Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
AWD: IM (front), PMSM (rear)
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
377 kW (506 hp) 487 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
3.1 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
162 mph
0.00 s
00 mph


Car's body length (front to back bumper)
184.8 in
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
82.2 in 72.8 in
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
56.9 in
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
113.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
4072 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
19.8 ft3 43.6 ft3 3.1 ft3
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 26, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018)

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Charging Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018)

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Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 26, 2024
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About Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018)

Detailed Descriptions

The Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) is an all-electric all-wheel drive sedan. It came out in 2018. Tesla stopped making the Performance (2018) in 2024 and replaced it with the Tesla Model 3 Performance (2024). You can still find Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) on the used car market, with prices starting around $37,000.

The Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) has a 82 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 309 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 24.6 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.1 miles per kWh) — ranked №111 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds (ranked №42 out of 683 electric vehicles) and reach a top speed of 162 mph.

The car’s powertrain delivers up to 377 kW (506 hp) of power and 487 lb-ft of torque.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) achieves a How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? of 278–340 miles, placing it at №111 among 683 electric vehicles. However, this range is subject to several influences:

  • Speed: Traveling at higher speeds reduces battery life.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold or hot weather can affect range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous landscapes decrease range.
  • Driving habits: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Feature usage: Climate control and media systems also influence range.

It's important to acknowledge that these are estimations, and your actual driving range may differ. Consider these factors when planning your trip and be ready for potential charging stops.

Utilize the interactive EV Navigation map for trip planning assistance.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

In the USA Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) has a Tesla charge port.

  • You can charge it at home using a standard domestic socket or plug into any public AC charging station using the right cable. Keep in mind that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 11.5 kW, which translates to approximately 42 miles of range added per hour of charging.
  • For quicker charging, consider using a compatible DC fast-charging station. The car boasts a maximum charging rate of 250 kW, but remember that battery temperature and charge level can influence the actual speed you'll experience.

Estimate charging time, rate and cost using Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

The size and weight specifications for Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) are as follows:

  • Length: 184.8 in
  • Width: 82.2 in (including side mirrors) or 72.8 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 56.9 in
  • Wheelbase: 113.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 4072 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

The rear cargo area of the Tesla Model 3 Performance (2018) provides 19.8 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №226 out of 683 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of 43.6 cubic feet (ranked №226 out of 683 electric vehicles).

In addition, the car has a frunk, a front compartment with 3.1 cubic feet dedicated to smaller items.

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

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