How Big is the Model 3's Trunk? 15 Cu Ft? More?
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May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35479adminKeymaster
Tesla says the Model 3’s cargo capacity is 15 cu ft including the frunk, but something’s wrong with these numbers. Why? Because we fit more stuff in the trunk …May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35480Marc Bertucco
Numbers aside, having rented so many compact/mid-sized cars over my lifetime, and usually having packed them all to the gills, I can tell you just be watching this video, that the fact that this car has gas-struts on the outside of the trunk, instead of intrusive hinges elbowing into your gear when you shut the trunk, makes a HUGE difference in real-world cargo capacity.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35481nauticman
No spare tire? Is that what goes in the under floor storage?May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35482David Johnson
Alex, as usual you research and “demonstrate “ cars well. But Tesla is in financial “hot soup.” Are you so close to the company that you wouldn’t wish to comment on your deep down thoughts? I don’t mean to question you in an aggressive manner, just a quite off hand way. Dave in PhoenixMay 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35483Patrick Sung
Thanks for figuring that out!
I suspect Tesla downplays the cargo capacity number a little to better differentiate (and reduce cannibalization of sales) m3 from mY and mS.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35484Mike
Whenever I demo the 3, I show the storage to ladies first, and performance to gentlemen first. Strangely enough, that's the order most prefer, indicating some sort of gender bias. It shines in both categories, so no one is disappointed. So much fun to see them light up when I then go into details of ownership cost.
It's a truly amazing feat of engineering run by the biggest bunch of fools imaginable. Odd.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35485Djps
Very good information Alex! You are top notch! My model 3 has headroom as almost a compact SUV inside. How about comparing the model 3 to compact Suvs for cargo and head room leg room etc? Which Suv is the Model 3 Close to?May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35486Peter and Will Anderson
I think they list it as only 15 cubic feet, so they can differentiate as much as possible from the Model S, which has 30.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35487jpmackin
Why did you not include folding the rear seats?May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #3548810tenman10
A guy I work with bought a 3. He loves it. Personally I'm not interested in electric vehicles at all. Won't buy one for my next 2 cars, or basically the next 10 yearsMay 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35489cbj324jkl234jk234
Man you are milking this M3.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35490Swiss -Boy
Tesla Model3 even pulls ahead of ICE with superior space utilization, amazing job.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35491Bert 88
Best car reviewer on YouTube! Love this type of content!May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35492bird718
in other words tesla does not know how to take measurements and they messed up big time. they probably never got that memo about the new cover sheets for the TPS reports.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35493Anton Vilinskiy
Why would Tesla understate trunk size? I'm not saying it''s not true, but I just can't understand that part.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35494Number1HeatRocka
No exclusive “frunk” comfort index??May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35495James Young
Funny we were planning for a trip to the airport so for the first time I thought to give our Model 3 a try. Never thought it could hold all the suitcases and bags that usually go into our SUV, but they all fit! It was a big surprise because those trunks just don't look very big.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35496Karl P
Tell us about the workshop fixes, please.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35497Michael Garcia
It's a conspiracy!May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35498Keith Kitzhaber
Where's the color commentary while sitting in the truck? Your exclusive trademark? Thanks for sharing. Good, useful info (as I load up my Model S for a road trip). The Model 3 would be a bit tight for our excursion.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35499Pikminiman
In my opinion, the only two cargo capacity metrics that matter are floor area and 24-inch roller bad capacity. Floor area is useful because groceries don't usually stack well, and 24-inch roller bags are a useful measurement for obvious reasons. Personally, I think absolute volume can be rather misleading, so I honestly don't care what that number is for the Model 3 or any other car.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35500lessdeth69
Very insightful and makes alot of sense. My Model 3's cargo capacity feels well over other 15cuft cars I've had.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35501Kelvin Yang
InflInflat a balloon inside the truck and measure how much air it holdsMay 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35502Johnson C
Not surprised at the size but still more than I imagined abitMay 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35503Johnson C
Model 3 too popular and viewership.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35504Uhmu
The mobster test passed with flying colours.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35505Robert Chandler
That's a good size space, at least 2.5 Hoffa capacity.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35506Tritan
Bad editions at 1:25. You guys need some rest, working too hard.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35507Michael Muha
Good job!!May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35508Gumer Zambrano
Great informative video !May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35509R Cabreezy
I love how objective Alex is, he has no brand loyalty, and tries to give the best real world review!May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35510Stephen Hendricks
ROFL…Obviously Alex is producing every possible Tesla video before the Model 3 goes bye bye. He's right about the slippery nature of measuring and comparing cargo capacity in any vehicle. As I recall, Car and Driver uses the number of ping pong balls that can be poured into a space to achieve something resembling a standardized measurement. And who can forget Alex' ubiquitous gallon milk jug test of center console capacity. How many people buy gallon jugs of milk? I don't know but my family doesn't. 🙂
Furthermore, shape as well as overall capacity complicates things further. When I noted the extremely limited cargo space in the Mazda CX-9 on one YouTube video, another poster noted that he could more easily fit his collection of hockey gear into the CX-9 versus its rivals despite its inferior overall cargo capacity. Perhaps a hockey stick measurement standard would be useful.
In any event, Tesla appears to be following the excellent maxim of "under-promising and over-performing." At least in this particular instance. To claim less actual cargo space than is actually available is a first, I think.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35511Grizzy Bear
So how many jars of honey would i be able to fit?May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35512A M
Keep the Tesla gravy train coming, I like these vids. I hope you have an update on user submissions of Model 3 range numbers and compare them with yours.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35513John Doe
I was missing the capacity with rear seats folded down.May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35514Marc Spunt
Can you fit two 30" full size suitcases? 🙂 TIA!May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35515James Mastroianni
Is there a reason you stopped doing your trunk comfort index?May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35516Mowcowbell
Wow, an Alex video with SUNSHINE! 🙂May 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35517Marc Robinson
How deep does the rabbit hole go Alex LOLMay 27, 2019 at 8:35 am #35518gianfrancoa
So a real spare can be thrown there
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