Tesla Model 3 2021 Review: 0-60mph, ride, handling, user guide & Tesla Autopilot | Top Gear Tested

Tesla Model 3 2021 EV Review: Car testing is a VERY serious thing. Something Top Gear takes VERY seriously to give you, the viewer and potential EV buyer, the most informed and factual reviews. We don’t want you putting your money where our mouth is and anything to come as a surprise, so in this new series - Top Gear Tested - we review the most frequently searched electric cars at our VERY serious testing facility where VERY serious car testers meet to test cars VERY seriously. We’ll answer all the questions - being your eyes and ears - in a way you can understand them, making this the only buying guide you’ll need. First up, TopGear.com’s Ollie Kew tells you everything you need to know about the internet’s favourite EV, the Tesla Model 3.
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  • Which EV are you most excited about? 👇👇👇

    Top GearTop Gear18 dagar sedan
    • One I can afford to buy 🙁

      Rob WRob W4 dagar sedan
    • Pure hypocrisy. You bash the car so much and then say it's a compelling EV. Give a more objective review than what seems to be a negative criticism of the car.

      syverexionsyverexion6 dagar sedan
    • Zeekr 001 , KIA EV6 GT , MG Cyberster , Arcfox aS , a 2 b cars - BYD EA1......

      KYLE kyleKYLE kyle8 dagar sedan
    • Model Y

      Afsana AhmedAfsana Ahmed9 dagar sedan
    • Currently, the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Though if money were no option it would be an Etron GT or an iPace.

      Tim AustinTim Austin10 dagar sedan
  • This model are mostly made in China,not in USA..

    James LamJames Lam9 timmar sedan
  • A car site that did a Tesla 0-60 at >90% battery charge. I nearly dropped my phone.

    md pmd pDag sedan
  • Great video, production quality was amazing it almost felt like I wasn't watching a car review

    typographvtypographv2 dagar sedan
  • As a self proclaimed 'car guy' I cant even explain how much I love my model 3 performance. It's far from perfect, but it's absolutely fantastic in all of the ways it needs to be. The ultra minimalist but high tech interior, brutal acceleration, and a basically charge-anywhere network sold me. I still have my previous, older, manual porche cayman s, but ill be honest, i dont drive it nearly as much as i thought I would. For most days, the 'spaceship' as my family calls it, serves my needs just fine.

    KaymorakKaymorak4 dagar sedan
  • Bad presenter. Disappointing review.

    Dom WDom W5 dagar sedan
  • Is 0-60 important

    Lars HenriksenLars Henriksen5 dagar sedan
  • I love how he he talks about America cars (suspension like old water beds and string cheese) as if British cars are in another league, calling them the old guard. Are you kidding me..British cars are arguably the most expensive and most unreliable vehicles you can buy. I owned a British car.....let’s be honest the Brits are not renowned for auto engineering. The Germans are but the BMWs today are a far cry from the ones they used to make. Too much plastic in critical areas and if you want to repair one you better have a really fat wallet. At the 5 year mark you begin to incur serious maint and repair costs. I know you’re British but let’s be honest about your cars cost and reliability.....it’s not a great record.

    Av8fergAv8ferg6 dagar sedan
  • I dont think brits are making any cars i m afraid

    Unicornul SarvyUnicornul Sarvy6 dagar sedan
  • How does he review? By being extremely annoying.

    SprungNickelSprungNickel7 dagar sedan
  • What? The phones facing you while being charged is a negative point?

    Rune WinsevikRune Winsevik8 dagar sedan
  • This guys probably wants a Tesla but can’t afford one yet ....to much negative things

    MrspeedMrspeed8 dagar sedan
  • For all you Tesla Haters at Top Gear - a BMW 3 series with anywhere near the poke and specs of even a Model 3 SR+ will set you back over £52.5k and that's before you consider the stingy warranty, flat lining resale value, cost of maintenance and oh, having to stuff it full of oil to burn every week. But this Badge snobbery don't come cheap you know.

    JoeJoe8 dagar sedan
  • A professional review doesn’t involve making glib comments. If you actually knew anything about cars you’d know why the front is shaped like that. This is by far the worst car review I’ve ever watched. Typical Top Gear and BBC, absolute rubbish.

    Richard MasonRichard Mason8 dagar sedan
  • DITCH THE MUSIC. WE'RE HERE FOR INFO.

    MICHGO1MICHGO18 dagar sedan
  • haha they tried the hardest to diss Tesla what a bunch of losers!!!

    MisterMax ModMisterMax Mod9 dagar sedan
  • wow 1847 kg is lightweight for an EV of this size. the model 3 must have compromised on comfort and throw out a lot of materials for weight reduction. people who look for a performance sports sedan the model 3 looks like the best choice. but families who don't need performance but practicality and comfort better ditch tesla

    UludakUludak9 dagar sedan
  • You sound like a nerd hating on the popular nerd

    Sergio RodriguezSergio Rodriguez9 dagar sedan
  • 250 miles in the model 3 long range? My fat ass.. were you driving like a mad man!? Mine in Snowy New England is around 330-340 easy

    ShotYallShotYall9 dagar sedan
    • Also you are saying you always have to grab the wheel in auto pilot? How old is your software... autopilot is near perfect for highways or faster roads

      ShotYallShotYall9 dagar sedan
  • Apparently Hyundai is about to position themselves as a very interesting market competitor, and I'm somewhat excited about that, competition is healthy, and I have a feeling it will only make *all* of our wonderful new eco friendly, and fun to own options much more desirable, much quicker. bring it on!

    Jey LeeJey Lee10 dagar sedan
  • I love this car! The one thing that turns me off about it, and is very important to me, the lack of physical knobs and buttons for volume, channel, a/c, etc.. I HATE having to do everything by touch, it's counter productive, unintuitive, and slower, and potentially more dangerous...some could say that nit picking, I don't care, it becomes a real annoyance when there's very little else to complain about.

    Jey LeeJey Lee10 dagar sedan
    • There is (vey good) voice command. Auto lights, auto main beams, auto wipers, climate control. control of hifi on steering wheel - not much need for buttons in the real world. Plus legacy auto have figured out that touch screens are way cheaper than wiring up endless buttons - so they are fast disappearing anyway.

      JoeJoe8 dagar sedan
  • I miss the old top gear

    okok10 dagar sedan
  • “I prefer taking over from the computer and using my computer up here” Sez the guy from a small island doing 3 laps on a track. Try doing a proper road trip with Autopilot and get back to me... it’s a game changer. Leaving on a 3000 mile trip tomorrow and glad I’m not driving the 2013 Honda as regular cruise control now seems annoying and anachronistic. Btw, not wedded to Tesla... looking into a Hyundai with lane keep for my father.

    Gregory RobertsGregory Roberts11 dagar sedan
  • Can't say I particularly trust Top Gear to give a completely impartial review of a Tesla.

    ausudausud11 dagar sedan
  • 4:48 that's uphill, right?

    Mateus Luan MacielMateus Luan Maciel11 dagar sedan
  • Is no one else weirded out that he keeps using the imperial measurement system?

    Adrian PalaciosAdrian Palacios11 dagar sedan
  • Best Top Gear I've seen since ages. Keep it up!

    Inse van houtsInse van houts12 dagar sedan
  • Want a model 3 with a hatch instead of a trunk? Get a model Y...

    Trevor ScottTrevor Scott12 dagar sedan
  • Nice car shame about the price.

    Dave BarkerDave Barker12 dagar sedan
    • You might want to look at what a BMW alternative will set you back. Yes it's pricey but top spec is included.

      JoeJoe8 dagar sedan
  • There are quite a few EV's i really like. However if i were to purchase one i would always go for Tesla. The one and only reason is their charging infrastructure is 100 times better than anything else out there.

    Devran BruinenDevran Bruinen12 dagar sedan
  • Meh. Reviews from ppl who think they know more than they do. Tedious. Lots of people who LIVE with these cars give much better, more informed reviews.

    Ted KiddTed Kidd12 dagar sedan
  • Top Gear? Please SEcrone algorithm...

    Ricardo Campelo de MagalhãesRicardo Campelo de Magalhães13 dagar sedan
  • This review was sad. I expect better from Top Gear.

    Ted TabakaTed Tabaka13 dagar sedan
  • 1:60 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 ➜ 18teengirls.site 》》 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 《《 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候%^%^ 1619617639

    jenni harsonojenni harsono13 dagar sedan
  • So they just decided not to test options because they would of had to spend a more money? What has happened to this show?

    Halcyon TravelerHalcyon Traveler13 dagar sedan
  • Why did you put your foot on the break first? No need to do this...

    John Alexander RowleyJohn Alexander Rowley13 dagar sedan
  • New dude , same corupt top gear!

    colorragecolorrage13 dagar sedan
  • Would've been lovely if he could have demonstrated the $2,000 downloadable acceleration boost.

    Brian MoodyBrian Moody13 dagar sedan
  • Disappointed a reviewer didn't get a car with full self driving, to idk maybe review it?

    Robert MarquezRobert Marquez13 dagar sedan
  • Is this video aimed at people who have never seen a car before?

    ArmstA79ArmstA7914 dagar sedan
  • 30th out of 33 manufacturers for reliability so says JD Power 2021 reliability survey - buy one at your own risk.

    Julian ThrussellJulian Thrussell14 dagar sedan
  • @7:32 Does anyone know this song name/artist?

    tylerc161tylerc16114 dagar sedan
  • Thinking about the future of cars makes me sad, we are losing the sound, the smell and the shapes of the cars 😪

    R KR K14 dagar sedan
    • And it's great to see the Flying Scotsman roaring up a track occasionally ... but I wouldn't swap for a modern electric train swishing past the end of the street every other day instead!

      MrAdopadoMrAdopado14 dagar sedan
  • Are most of the UK population left-handed?

    empiirikempiirik14 dagar sedan
  • Nice video Ollie. Hope you can give the Ionic 5 a similar review when it is on the market. Thank you.

    Dee PlatoDee Plato14 dagar sedan
  • I think they look alright out and about, compared to most other similar cars.

    zero15388zero1538814 dagar sedan
  • Inaccurate. You can’t use full self driving in the UK. You can buy it as a potential future investment, but you can’t use it, so you can’t comment on its efficacy. Yet.

    BrianBrian14 dagar sedan
  • OK, whoever this presenter is...just give a job on Top Gear, awesome work

    Andrew HerbertAndrew Herbert14 dagar sedan
  • “Learnimg from the germans and brits...” LOL , all brits and german EVs are crap next to the Tesla, being the taycan the only exception, but costs “only” the double ... BIAS review

    PC PORSCHEPC PORSCHE14 dagar sedan
  • This presenter drinks soy lattes for sure

    bongo bobbongo bob14 dagar sedan
  • You'll find it's not wind noise - but road noise. Put Model 3 on a quiet road and it's utterly silent. Not really any wind noise.

    Chad EstesChad Estes14 dagar sedan
    • ..and he was driving on a concrete slabbed test track by the look of it, so road noise would be massively louder than on a motorway.

      MrAdopadoMrAdopado13 dagar sedan
  • secrone.info/goon/74EGU9domnvRLFrp4QTcOw

    Super carsSuper cars14 dagar sedan
  • I’ve had my model 3 almost 3.5 years now. Hasn’t missed a beat.

    TypeTuberTypeTuber14 dagar sedan
    • you jinxed it now.

      Mo MazouniMo Mazouni12 dagar sedan
  • 7:30 your full of shit. Drove my model 3 from SF to LA and only took over a handful of times

    Craig0935Craig093514 dagar sedan
  • I am not a millennial (unless, in a sense that I am almost 1000 years old) thus, I need physical staff to press, switch and turn, knobs, switches ... I want to adjust the mirrors without looking I can do this with knobs. I can turn the lights, headlights without looking with hand lever and knobs. I can turn the AC without looking with a switch. I want to look at the road 99.99% of the time. not 50% of the time. Why can you have high tech and also freaking knobs!

    Fernando EcampFernando Ecamp15 dagar sedan
    • To have a calm minimal dash

      Billy BroccoliBilly Broccoli10 dagar sedan
  • It must have been the weather because the 2020 Tesla 3 dual motor has been tested many times 0-60 at 4.2 seconds and under. With the software upgrade for $2000 it will do 0-60 tested at 3.8 seconds...same as the 2015 Corvette C7 Z51.

    Victor SharmanVictor Sharman15 dagar sedan
  • Faintly annoying review. Too cool for school

    Bob CushingBob Cushing15 dagar sedan
  • The model 3 came out in 2017. Top Gear are so far behind it is embarrassing.

    Martin SmithMartin Smith15 dagar sedan
  • I drove an AM Vantage around Milbrook 14 years ago at speeds well in excess of 100mph hands free for miles and miles, literally my hands were on my lap

    Jeff StephensJeff Stephens15 dagar sedan
  • 2021 model 3 performance has 82kwh battery, not 74kwh

    CrustyBasterdCrustyBasterd15 dagar sedan
  • More vids from this guy pls......

    Neeraj ChelatNeeraj Chelat15 dagar sedan
  • Why isn’t Tesla help develop home chargers?, can’t they come up with it to work with home supplies.?

    Peter CavelliniPeter Cavellini15 dagar sedan
  • Once you get over instant, full bore starts thing, it just becomes boring, the same as ICE Cars,and there top speed is only warm hatch fast.

    Peter CavelliniPeter Cavellini15 dagar sedan
  • So, £60K for a family car in the middle of Brexit, increasing unemployment and, oh, the current Global Pandemic!

    Peter CavelliniPeter Cavellini15 dagar sedan
  • wait till millions of electric car batteries are dumped in sea and buried in ground under "recycling" and you will get your climate change then FOR SURE !!

    Mohammed abdul ssMohammed abdul ss15 dagar sedan
  • You lost me when you said things like it looks like a Prius with a covid mask and missed the minimalist design with exterior and interior. I can't tell if your bias or not.

    Peter NgPeter Ng15 dagar sedan
  • Just bought one. Forget the rest. The model 3 is amazing value

    DAC ChannelingDAC Channeling15 dagar sedan
  • Review model s

    Shoaib RashedShoaib Rashed15 dagar sedan
  • I guess it appeals to those who like bland looking cars

    Mr MartinMr Martin15 dagar sedan
  • Such a pity it looks so bland

    Mr MartinMr Martin15 dagar sedan
  • A true test would've been on actual roads and freeways. So you can test autopilot, one-pedal driving and maybe accident-avoidance feature also. And see how much less stressful it is to drive a tesla M3! There's a lot more you didn't even mention.

    B axon62B axon6215 dagar sedan
  • Why does he walk like a cartoon character

    Slewyn SunilSlewyn Sunil15 dagar sedan
  • Model 3 is so well designed that it makes you ask: was it really designed or did it just pop up into existence?!

    Fdili Malainine ProductionsFdili Malainine Productions15 dagar sedan
  • with the right wheels it seriously looks amazing

    Aryan AAryan A15 dagar sedan
  • I sense Top Gear secretly doesn't like Tesla. That's too bad.

    Sungmin HwangSungmin Hwang15 dagar sedan
  • All of the commonly used driving controls for the Tesla Model 3 are on the steering wheel or stalks: turn signals, wipers, autopilot controls, audio controls, phone answering, voice command, etc. The Tesla *touchscreen is usually NOT used while actually driving* except for an occasional glance at the large speedometer or map. Tesla's ergonomics are excellent and VERY easy to use. Tesla's Long Range Model 3 in this review competes very favorably with the BMW 330i. Both are competent family saloons. Neither is intended to be a performance car per se. In contrast, the Tesla Model 3 Performance outperforms the BMW M3 and feels and drives better doing it. The Tesla is also quicker around a race track. Drive one.

    Loanword EggcornLoanword Eggcorn15 dagar sedan
  • Interesting take on reviews. Seems there's this *need* to have a counterpoint to every point. The interior noise comments were a bit odd. The wind noise is definitely not louder than most cars in the same segment. It's more noticed because of the lack of other noises. And the ride, as well. It's firm, but quite compliant. "Sporty" would be the best descriptor, and it matches its quite-good, unflappable handling. Really, the overall ownership experience - how this product approaches solving the transportation problem - is why this car is so compelling. It's why I finally decided to buy one.

    John WJohn W15 dagar sedan
  • Talking about the performance variant while showing the midrange LR is strange.

    Pascal LinsPascal Lins15 dagar sedan
  • “Supercharging and chill” Oh you mean dogging!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    kj bunnyboiler6353kj bunnyboiler635315 dagar sedan
  • I'm an American lad and after hearing this I'm kind of disappointing. How could he downrank it and say that there isn't anything that beat the model 3. There is the tesla roadster and and tesla is currently working on the roadster 2.0. And tesla has already made to fully electric trucks. But he is a very good presenter. I like his enthusiasm as he talked tot the viewers.

    Jeffy BoiJeffy Boi15 dagar sedan
  • Every motor journalist said the driving is great. All your comments seems purposely depreciative. Unnecessary judgemental. Disappointed with the tone. I won’t be seeing anymore

    Jorge RibeiroJorge Ribeiro16 dagar sedan
  • Isn't the rated battery capacity/size for the long range version at 82 kwh?

    Jack Maslov CZJack Maslov CZ16 dagar sedan
    • i think this is a fairly recent update. Model 3 long range just jump to 614km range :O incredible

      Pierre CharlierPierre CharlierDag sedan
    • But Top Gear takes car testing VERY seriously. Unbelievable how many points are off or flat out wrong. Refreshing when something stated is spot on or a rightful criticism. BTW, can someone please tell Top Gear to charge their cars before racing! Very serious indeed.

      Paul BiagiPaul Biagi11 dagar sedan
  • The Model 3 makes me want to drive instead of seeing driving as a chore. That in itself makes the car valuable. Wouldn't mind them releasing a 30K M3 but gotta wait a few years until their battery costs drop.

    SCP DatabaseSCP Database16 dagar sedan
  • Shitty review

    K VK V16 dagar sedan
  • Angry metal frog 😂🐸

    Sinan RawtherSinan Rawther16 dagar sedan
  • Tesla not yet refined. Still noisy. Else good thing that they are doing is causing an EV auto revolution.

    Nicholas TooNicholas Too16 dagar sedan
  • This guy proves that whingeing is a british invention.

    Migs MichaelsenMigs Michaelsen16 dagar sedan
  • 5:50 I didn't know the UK Tesla had a different charging port.

    Makar LockMakar Lock16 dagar sedan
    • Europe and us chargers are different

      Billy BroccoliBilly Broccoli10 dagar sedan
  • Jack watch out this guy might steal your job. Props to him

    Luyando MukwatoLuyando Mukwato16 dagar sedan
  • Never in my life cared about a cheap car 0-60mph!!! All I want is quality, durability, economy and no depreciation!! And that's what ALL electric cars fail to do!!

    Justice WarriorJustice Warrior16 dagar sedan
  • Christian von Koenigsegg: *effusively praises Model 3* This guy: 👁️👄👁️

    hydrolife techhydrolife tech16 dagar sedan
  • Rear windows on that and the Y are terrible. Good thing it has a camera.

    Joe CongdonJoe Congdon16 dagar sedan
  • Nice panel gaps

    Joe CongdonJoe Congdon16 dagar sedan
  • I hate not having the tactical feel of buttons and levers. That huge screen looks distracting as well.

    I Just Fell DownI Just Fell Down16 dagar sedan
  • Autopilot like a ford, what, so they go round corners, on bendy roads of course.

    Tom55dataTom55data16 dagar sedan
  • Way too litte focus on the proven battery tech and worldwide supercharging and supercharging speeds! Kills the ID3+ ID4 by such a wide margin it is insane.

    Chr PChr P16 dagar sedan
  • Most fun and informative review

    nazmul ceonazmul ceo16 dagar sedan
  • 11:40 There is a car better than model 3 - it's called the Model Y. More practical as it's a hatchback; 10% bigger. Only problem it won't be available in the UK until the end of this year - supposedly when the Berlin giga factory gets built. However it wouldn't surprise me if RHD Model Y's come from China - in which case they could be here quite soon. If you want performance and handling then the performance Model 3 or Y will be hard to beat.

    Martin WoodsMartin Woods16 dagar sedan
  • Finally a test which mention the ridiculous noise level above 100kmh.

    Mario HunkeMario Hunke16 dagar sedan
  • This guy is crazy with his looks description. I think he might have been drunk or had the wrong glassess on.

    K VK V16 dagar sedan