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Tesla Model 3 Cheaper Than Honda Accord — 15 Cost Comparisons [Updated]

May 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently published some cost comparisons between the Tesla Model 3 and various Honda Accord trims. As I implied at the time, these models shouldn't even be in the same discussion since the Model 3 is a much better vehicle (safer, quicker, more advanced tech, better handling), but the fact is that they do compare when it comes to 5 year cost of ownership. However, when I published the previous comparisons, I didn't include the cost of interest if you took out an auto loan to finance the purchase


Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry — 15 Cost Scenarios

May 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I've got another report here comparing the Tesla Model 3 to a top selling car in the USA.The Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the USA in the second half of 2018, the 11th best in all of 2018, and the 13th best in the first quarter of 2019. The Toyota Camry was the top selling car in the USA in 2018 and has long been at or near the top of the list


Could The Tesla Model 3 Cut Your Car Costs By A Third?

December 15th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

I have written a series of articles on this site that attempted to accurately estimate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of various Model 3 trims, and then also compare those TCO estimates to a variety of competing cars. You can read the latest one, comparing the Model 3 to all the mainstream midsize sedans (Camry, Accord, Optima, and Malibu)


Toyota Camry & Honda Accord Buyers, Don’t Assume Tesla Model 3 Is Beyond Your Budget

October 28th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Today, I want to update my use of the Edmunds True Cost to Own model to analyze the market for mainstream midsize sedans. I'll compare the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range to all the leaders in the midsize market today. The short story, as you'll see if you go through it all, is that the much quicker, safer, and more luxurious Tesla Model 3 can be cost-competitive with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, and Chevy Malibu


Sorry, Elon — I Overestimated The Costs Of The Tesla Model 3

October 13th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

For this article, I wanted to correct and update estimates of the maintenance and repair costs of the Model 3 based on some research I’ve done. Aside from updating those figures and the total cost of ownership (TCO) conclusions, I also wanted to compare the Model 3 to a couple more cars



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