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Comparisons of the 2024 LR “Highland” with the 2023 prior generation Model 3.  All information is for the USA market. (May-2024)

The Model 3 LR Highland started production in January 2024. The 2023 Model 3 LR ended production in December 2023.  

Model 3 LR2023
Model 3 LR

Specifications

Item
Model 3 LR2023
Model 3 LR
Model Year
2023
2024
Code Name
Bluestar
Highland
EPA Range
333 mi
341 mi
EPA MPGe Combined
134
136
EPA Efficiency
26 kWh/100 mi
25 kWh/100 mi
Battery Energy
82 kWh
82 kWh
Battery Usable
77 kWh
77 kWh
Battery Software Unlocked
Battery Main Cell Style
2170
2170
Battery Main Cell Type
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery Main Chemistry
NCA
NCA
Battery Main Cell Vendor
Tesla/Panasonic
Tesla/Panasonic
High-Voltage Architecture
400 V
400 V
Battery 12V Type
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Low-Voltage Architecture
16 V
16 V
Charging Rate, DC Max
250 kW
250 kW
Charging Rate DC Alternate
150 kW
150 kW
Charging Rate, AC
11.5 kW
11.5 kW
Charging Systems
Tesla, NACS
Tesla, NACS
Charging Systems, Optional
CHAdeMO, CCS
CHAdeMO, CCS
Maximum Speed
145 mph
125 mph
0 to 60 mph
4.2 sec
4.2 sec
Paint Colors
5
5
Peak Power
346 hp
346 hp
Cd
.23
.23
Maximum Regen
50 kW
50 kW
Cargo Space
23 cu. ft.
24 cu. ft.
Vehicle Width, with mirrors
82.2 in.
82.2 in.
Vehicle Width, folded mirrors
76.1 in.
76.1 in.
Vehicle Width, excluding mirrors
72.8 in.
72.8 in.
Vehicle Length
185 in.
186 in.
Vehicle Height Normal
56.8 in.
56.7 in.
Ground Clearance Maximum
5.5 in.
5.4 in.
Turning Radius
233 in.
233 in.
Towing Capability
0 lbs.
0 lbs.
Seats (standard/optional)
5
5
Warranty - General
4 year/50 k mi
4 year/50 k mi
Warranty - Restraint Systems
5 year/60 k mi
5 year/60 k mi
Warranty - Drive unit and Battery
8 year/120 k mi
8 year/120 k mi
Weight, Curb
4,034 lbs.
4,030 lbs.
Payload
826 lbs.
826 lbs.
Date when Info Collected
31-Dec-2023
17-May-2024

Prices and Options

Vehicle options can mostly be purchased with the vehicle but some options are also available after the vehicle purchase.  Options and pricing can change, so consult the Tesla order page for the most current information.

Item
Model 3 LR2023
Model 3 LR
Full Self-Driving
$12,000
$8,000
Homelink
$350
$350
Interior Color White
$1,000
$2,000
Mobile Charging Cable
$230
$230
Paint - Black
$1,500
$1,500
Paint - Blue
$1,000
$1,000
Paint - Grey
0
Paint - Pearl White
$1,000
$1,000
Paint - Red
$2,000
Paint - Stealth Grey
0
Paint - Ultra Red
$2,000
Wheels - Low-Profile
$1,500
$1,500
EVERY OPTION TOTAL**
$17,080
$14,080

Item
Model 3 LR2023
Model 3 LR
Base Price
$45,990
$47,790
Price with every option
$63,070
$61,870
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   ** Using Red paint if available (other optional paint color cost not included).

Vehicle Referral Discount – Varies often by Tesla, but may save you $500 or so depending on the latest Tesla promotion.

Feature Differences

This is a list of feature differences, where one vehicle offers something different than another. 

Item
Model 3 LR2023
Model 3 LR
5G
Audio Speakers, cabin
13
17
Audio Subwoofers
1
2
Auto Shift
Autopilot Computer
HW3
HW4
Bioweapon Defense Mode
Camera Resolution
1.2 MP
5.0 MP
Climate Zones
2
3
Display, Main Size
15 in.
15.3 in.
Displays Area, Combined
101 sq. in.
132 sq. in.
Extensive Sound Insulation
Fog Lights
HEPA air filtration
Interior Accent Lighting
Matrix Headlights
Multiple Bluetooth Device Support
RGB Ambient Lighting
Seats - Auto Heat/Cool
Seats - Cooled Front
Seats - Perforated
Steering Wheel Selection Controls
11
15
Steering Wheel Stalks
2
0
Supports CCS with Adapter
Ventilation control, Rear
Manual
Touch
Video on 2nd Row Display, when Driving

Highland Changes

The 2024 Model 3 Highland includes the following changes over the prior models (beyond those listed above):

  • The front fascia is a bit more rounded and is more aerodynamic
  • The rear fascia and trunk lid is changed
  • The front fog lights were removed
  • New matrix headlight design and new DRL (Daytime Running Lights)
  • New sleeker taillights design includes amber turn signals
  • New dashboard and door panels
  • New perforated seat coverings and other seat comfort improvements
  • Improved premium interior materials
  • Major changes to the suspension for a smoother quieter ride

Common Features

Model 3 LR2023

Assisted Driving
Notes
Value
Auto-Lane ChangeAssists lane change when Auto-steer active
optional
Auto-ParkFor parallel and perpendicular parking
optional
Lane KeepingMaintains within a marked lane
Navigate on AutopilotActively guides your car from a highway on-ramp to off-ramp
optional
Smart SummonCar navigates parking lots to come to you
optional
SummonMoves your car in and out of a tight space using the mobile app or key
optional
Traffic and Stop Sign ControlSlows and stops at red lights and stop signs
optional
Traffic Aware Cruise ControlMatches the speed of your car to that of the surrounding traffic

Charging
Notes
Value
Charge Port Door Auto-CloseCloses after charge connector removed
Destination Charging CostsUsing Tesla's network of destination connections
free
Fastest DC ChargingAt V3/V4 Superchargers
Lightest ConnectorsEasy to handle
Mobile Charging CableWith 20' Cable
optional
Precondition ScheduleDetermines optimum start time for ending charging at departure time
Schedule ChargingAllows home charging at lowest rates
Simple Plug-in and ChargeNo special cards or cumbersome interactions
Supercharger ConnectionsWorldwide as of Jul-2023
50,000
Supercharger CostsUsing Tesla's network of Superchargers
fee
Supports CHAdeMO with AdapterOptional adapter is no longer sold by Tesla
Supports J1772 with AdapterFor L2 AC Charging, included with vehicle

Connectivity
Notes
Value
Connectivity Free Trial PeriodIncluded with new purchase
1 month
Cost per YearOptional, can use phone data instead
$100
Free Navigation and RoutingFree service via cellular
KaraokeWith connectivity or WiFi
Live Traffic VisualizationWith connectivity
LTECellular
Over-the-Air UpdatesFree, often with new features and enhancements
Tesla TheaterFor Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok
Video StreamingWith connectivity or WiFi
Web BrowserAccess internet web pages

Exterior
Notes
Value
Acoustic GlassFor noise reduction
Body Material - Fenders and TrunkExterior metal body panels
Steel
Body Material - Hood and DoorsExterior metal body panels
Aluminum
Body Material - Side FrameExterior metal body trim and sill
Steel
Brake HoldAutomatically applies brakes when stopped
Chrome DeleteBlack instead of chrome
Even DRL LED IlluminationDaytime Running Lights
Glass RoofEasy to clean, provides more open feeling
Liftgate - Open Height MemoryLimit how far the liftgate opens
Liftgate - Powered Open and Close
Mirrors - Auto Dimming SidesDetects headlights behind you
Mirrors - Auto-TiltTilts down when in reverse
Mirrors - Side Heated
Mirrors - Side Power Folding
No-Fade PerformanceImproved Battery Thermal Management
Parking Sensors TypeDetermines distance to close objects and walls
Camera
Puddle Lights when Door OpenLights mounted under door
Rear Door Wide OpeningProvides easier access
Rear Turn lights - AmberImproved clarity of action
Single Frunk Latch DesignOnly requires a single hook
Unlock - via FOBWith walk-away locking
optional
Unlock - via KeycardTap near b-pillar to unlock
Unlock - via Phone
Wheel LugsUse more for high torque
5
Wiper Blade DefrosterPrevents blades from sticking to windshield

Interior
Notes
Value
All LED lightingImproved longevity, lower power consumption
Audio - Immersive SoundCreates a surround sound environment
Audio - Multi-Band Equalizer5 bands
Audio - Subwoofer VolumeSeparate from equalizer
Audio PowerPeak-Power, all channels
560 W
Auto-Locking GloveboxGlovebox locked when vehicle locked
Automatic Keyless EntryNo keys needed
Automatic WipersManual and automatic modes
Carpeted Floor MatsFor front and rear
Center Rear Seat Headset AdjustableAllows headreast to be down when not in use
Climate - Remain OnCamp and Dog modes
Coat HooksFold out
Cupholders
4
Dashcam ViewerView dashcam video in the car
Display Orientation, Center
Landscape
Door Pockets
Driver Profiles with Auto-selectKeyed to your phone and FOB
Easy Access ProfileAdjusts seat and steering wheel for entry and exit
Electronic Door ReleasesTouch button door release
Homelink Auto Open/CloseGPS based, multi-location
Optional
Homelink ControlsFor garage open/close
Optional
Homelink Text IdentifiersWith user settable text descriptions
Optional
Interior CameraFor future features
Lighted Vanity MirrorLights up when opened
Mirror - Auto Dimming RearviewDetects headlights behind you
Multilingual VoiceDisplay, Voice Navigation, and Voice entry
PIN to Drive OptionEnter a code before the vehicle starts
PIN to Unlock GloveboxEnter a code to access the glovebox
Radio - FM Analog radio
Radio - FM-HDAccess digital FM HD channels
Rear Seat Fold-Down Center ArmrestIncludes 2 cupholders
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
Seats - 40/60 Fold Down RearGreatly expands available space
Seats - Adjustable Lumber SupportFor front seats
Driver only
Seats - Front Driver Power12-way and driver profile memory
Seats - Heated FrontThree levels
Seats - Heated RearIndividually selectable for each position
Secondary StorageFrunk and under Trunk
Steering Feel AdjustableComfort, Standard, and Sport
Steering Wheel - Heated
Streaming Audio without a PhoneSlacker, Spotify and TuneIn
Tall VisorsBetter to block front facing sun
Tesla Arcade - MainWide range of games to play while parked
Tesla Arcade - RearGames can be used anytime
Ultra Leather Type MaterialsLonger lasting, non-animal hides for seats and steering wheel
USB Charge PortsUsed for charging devices
5
USB Charging Speed
Fast
USB Music PlayerPlay ACC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV files
USB TypeGlovebox has USB-A (S/X/3/Y)
USB-C
USB VersionUSB 3 is much faster than older USB 2
3.0
Valet Mode Limits maximum speed and performance
Ventilation Control, FrontTouch type is also saved in driver profile
Touch
Voice Activated ControlsWith hundreds of commands
Warm interior LED lightingWarm white rather than Cool white
Windows - PoweredOne-touch
Wireless phone chargingQi charging standard, 15W
2

Mobile App
Notes
Value
Contact Roadside Assistance
Initiate Software UpdateFor over-the-air updates, when parked
Notification - Break-In
Notification - Vehicle Unlocked
Notification - Windows Open
Remote Charging Control and StatusSet the charging limits, start/stop charging
Remote Climate ControlPre-heat or cool the cabin
Remote Seat Heat/Steering HeatControl on/off and levels
Remote Unlock and Start CarNo keys in car are required
Remote Vent WindowsLower windows slightly to vent a hot cabin
Security: Sentry/Valet/Speed limitSet or unset remotely
Setup a Service Appointment via AppCan include photos or video
Show Vehicle LocationDisplays location on a map

Navigation
Notes
Value
Load Address from CalendarSingle tap load address
Maps - Charging locationsShows available stalls and other info
Maps - Free updatesFor resident maps
Maps - Pinch to zoom, shrink, and rotateEasy to adjust map size
Maps - Points of InterestSelect on/off
Maps - Real-time Traffic MonitoringColor coded traffic levels, requires connectivity
Maps - Resident and Internet MapsKeeps maps accurate
Maps - Satellite ViewRequires connectivity
Route to DestinationShows arrival time and progress
Route via Needed Charge Points
Route with WaypointsSet multiple stops for a route
Traffic Aware RoutingDetermines the best route based on current traffic
Voiced Direction PromptsEnable or disable

Safety
Notes
Value
360 Degree Driving VisualizationShows cars, bicyclists and pedestrians
Airbags
8
All-Wheel DriveIndependent front/rear motors adds safety over clunky ICE AWD systems
Antilock BrakesImproves emergency stopping distance
Auto - High Beam Prevents blinding oncoming traffic
Automatic Emergency BrakingDetects cars or obstacles that the car may impact
Backup CameraWide angle
Blind-spot WarningWith visual vehicle placement
Daytime Running LightsLED
Electronic FusesEliminates physical fuses and improves safety
Electronic Stability ControlFar better than ICE, as motor control is almost instant
Electronic Traction ControlHelps maintain traction on slippery road surfaces
Five-star Crash RatingsNHTSA 5-stars In every category
Front Collision WarningWarns of impending collisions with slower moving or stationary cars
Lane Departure AvoidanceApplies corrective steering to keep your car in the intended lane
Low Rollover RiskVery low center of gravity
Obstacle Aware AccelerationReduces acceleration when an obstacle is detected in front of your car
Rear Seat ISO Child Seat LatchesFor attachment of child seats
Redundant Steering PowerFor improved Autopilot operation
Side Collision WarningWarns of potential collisions with obstacles alongside the car
Speed AssistWarning if you exceed the speed limit

Internal
Notes
Value
Bluetooth Phone ConnectionFor hands-free talking, contacts, calendar
DashcamRecords four video streams
Display ComputerDesign generation
MCUZ
Heat PumpImproves range in the cold
Motors - Traction
2
Sentry ModeTheft reduction and records activity while parked
Theft AlarmAlarm sounds if doors, trunk or frunk open when locked
Tire Pressure By TireShows tire pressure for each specific tire
Tire Pressure MonitoringWarns if tire pressure is low or high

Sources

The information listed here has been obtained from the Tesla website, the vehicle manuals, EPA, and our own vehicle analysis. Tesla does not always send out notifications of changes, but we do our best to maintain current information.  The last line of the specifications section shows the date when the information was collected for specific vehicles.

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