Tesla Model 3: Passenger/Cargo Room

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The Model 3 is a five-seater, but it won’t be quite as comfortable a ride for the rear passengers as the Model S or Model X. Few sedans are. Nevertheless, at the unveiling, Tesla promised the small sedan will have the most interior volume in its class. This accomplishment is made possible by car’s lack of an engine, as well as the placement of its battery pack beneath the floor. This allows Tesla to move the front seats closer to the nose of the car and adds leg room in the back.

Added roominess is just another in a long list of features that are unique to Tesla EVs. Another one of those features is the so-called “frunk,” which opens additional cargo storage underneath the hood of the car, where an engine would otherwise be. In the back, Tesla adds a conventional trunk, which despite being relatively spacious for its class, could present difficulties in loading bulkier cargo. The Model 3’s radical rear windshield design means that the trunk must open by sliding up rather than popping open. Early reviews speculated that this could be a source of frustration for some owners.