2019 Jaguar I-PACE vs. 2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Jaguar I-PACE

2019 Jaguar I-PACE

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Jaguar I-PACE S AWD


2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD
Compact SUV


Compact Sedan
25.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space

15 cubic feet

Heads-Up Display

Not Available

Leather Seats

Not Available

Air Suspension

Not Available
$69,500 MSRP

Starting Price

$59,500 MSRP

Industry upstart Tesla has quickly made a name for itself as a producer of electric cars, but with the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE setting “a new standard for luxury electric vehicles,” according to Car and Driver, how well is the much smaller 2019 Tesla Model 3 going to keep up? Compare the I-PACE vs. Model 3 with Jaguar West Chester to find out!

Segment and Pricing Notes: I-PACE vs. Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 costs considerably less than the Jaguar I-PACE and enters a different segment than its rival. The Model 3 is a compact sedan, while the Jaguar I-PACE is a fully-functional compact SUV–one of the model types most preferred by drivers near Chester Springs.

So, why not compare the I-PACE to a rival compact SUV? Tesla doesn’t offer a model from this segment, but it does offer the Model X. However, since drivers near Newtown Square and Aston might consider the Tesla Model X mid-size SUV to be too expensive or unattractive, I-PACE vs. Model 3 is a more common comparison than you might expect.

For this comparison, we’ve focused on pitting the base model Jaguar I-PACE S AWD against the Tesla Model 3 Performance, which is closest in price to the I-PACE. Both models are long-range electric vehicles, capable of rapid acceleration, and can be charged to full in a relatively short amount of time.

A More Luxurious Electric Vehicle: I-PACE vs. Model 3

So, given that the I-PACE and the Model 3 start at different price points, what can you expect to get out of comparably-priced versions of each model? Here are a few things to look for:

  • Because the Model 3 is a compact sedan, it only offers a trunk with 15 cubic feet of cargo space. While this might be good for the sedan class, it can’t match the convenience offered by the 25.3 cubic feet of cargo storage in the I-PACE. Fold the rear I-PACE seats for up to 52 cubic feet. This much is true no matter which trim you select.
  • The high-end Model 3 is only available with synthetic premium leatherette seating surfaces. If you want the real deal, you’ll have to opt for the I-PACE, which offers true leather seats as an option in its baseline trim.
  • Features like rain-sensing windshield wipers and a leather-wrapped steering wheel come standard in the I-PACE, but you won’t find them in the priciest version of the Model 3. Advanced features like a Heads-Up Display are optional in the base I-PACE, but unavailable in the Tesla.
  • Standard Air Suspension and an optional Active Suspension System give the electric I-PACE the kind of drive that a luxury vehicle should offer. Neither is available in the Performance trim of the Model 3.
  • On top of all this, since every new Jaguar is backed by Jaguar Elitecare*, you can drive with confidence. That’s something that those who choose Tesla can’t always say.

The Bottom Line: While the Model 3 has some nice finishing touches and a suite of intuitive interior features, the long-standing luxury experts at Jaguar have made a car that looks and feels just as good on the inside as it does on the street. Tesla still has a ways to go, and with no compact SUV option, the I-PACE will be preferred by drivers who value utility.

Find Your Perfect I-PACE at Jaguar West Chester!

Whether you value luxury or capability, there’s a clear winner in the Jaguar I-PACE vs. Tesla Model 3 comparison. Now that you’ve seen what each has to offer, we’re sure that you’ll find to find a new Jaguar I-PACE for sale at Jaguar West Chester! Apply for financing or explore our lease offers to get started.

Need help choosing a model? We’ve compared the base model I-PACE to the top-of-the-line Model 3, but you should definitely take the time to check out the 2019 I-PACE configurations. You could also take an in-depth look at the Jaguar I-PACE HSE, one of our favorite configurations here at Jaguar West Chester.

*For complete details regarding Jaguar EliteCare coverage, please visit JAGUARUSA.COM, call 1.800.4.JAGUAR or visit your local Jaguar Retailer.

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