Overview  (Tesla Model 3)

The 2022 Tesla Model 3 is an electric car that lives up to the hype with a nearly perfect balance of performance, driving range, and affordable cost.

The mid-level Long Range trim's outstanding driving range of 358 miles per charge negates the need to charge the Model 3 every day.

The Model 3's entry price doesn't unlock its full potential, and its fit and finish don't equal the Chevy Bolt and Ford Mustang Mach E.

Overview (Volkswagen ID 4)

Imagine the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 as the original Type 1 Beetle's reincarnation, but with an emissions-free twist.

The battery can be swiftly recharged at public charging stations thanks to DC fast-charging, and the driving range is respectable at up to 280 miles per charge.

The ID.4's digital dashboard offers the inside a high-tech look, although it takes some getting used to, especially the infotainment system.

Tesla Model 3 Price

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus starts at $39,490. Long Range costs $48,490, while Performance costs $56,990.

Volkswagen ID 4 Price

The 2022 Volkswagen ID. 4 Pro starts at $40,760, which is pricey for an electric SUV. Pro S costs $45,260.

Power, and Performance (Tesla Model 3)

Tesla Model 3 2022 Performance hits 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, 0.5 seconds faster than Model 3 Long Range.

Power, and Performance (Volkswagen ID 4)

The ID.4 produces 201 horsepower from a single rear-mounted motor, but 295 horsepower from an all-wheel-drive vehicle with two motors.

Charging, and Battery Life (Tesla Model 3)

Long Range and Performance variants boost the Model 3's range to 315 and 358 miles, respectively.

Tesla has a network of fast-charging stations called Superchargers, adapters for DC public-charging stations, 240-volt and 120-volt outlets, and a home-charging station.

Charging, and Battery  Life (Volkswagen ID 4)

EPA estimates the ID.4's 77.0-kWh battery pack can go 280 miles between charges.

Naturally, the battery may be charged at home using 110 or 240 volt connectors, but it can also be charged quickly using DC power.

Infotainment and Connectivity  (Tesla Model 3)

The Model 3 comes with navigation, Bluetooth, and USB, but neither AM or SiriusXM radio.

Infotainment and Connectivity  (Volkswagen ID 4)

The ID.4's 10.0-inch touchscreen may be upgraded to a 12.0-inch display.