Is It Worth Upgrading From the 2019 Tesla Model 3 to the Latest Model?

Is It Worth Upgrading From the 2019 Tesla Model 3 to the Latest Model?
Is It Worth Upgrading From the 2019 Tesla Model 3 to the Latest Model?

With the release of the latest Tesla Model 3, many car owners are wondering if it’s worth upgrading from their 2019 Model It’s a valid question, as the latest model has several upgrades that could make it a worthwhile investment.

In this article, we’ll explore the differences between the 2019 and latest Model 3, and the pros and cons of upgrading. We’ll also discuss the cost of upgrading and other factors to consider before making a decision. By the end, you should have a better idea of whether upgrading to the latest Tesla Model 3 is the right move for you.

Although there have been some hardware upgrades for both the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y, I haven't found the Intel Atom to be too slow in my car. At superchargers, streaming services work just fine and the map loads pretty quickly.

To date, none of Tesla's have supported 5G internet, so I'd like to see that happen, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker. Essentially, hotspotting my phone to my car gives it 5G-like speeds. My deal breaker right now is buying a Tesla with the same FSD hardware knowing full well that HW4 is right around the corner, which will be the next breakthrough in full self-driving.


The HW4 for full self-driving has been spotted on Twitter now, so it may soon be available.

"Looks like Tesla started to build cars with it but does not deliver them yet, I imagine the plan is to announce on March 1st that all cars off the line are already having it."green on Twitter

Elon has already stated that it is unlikely to be possible to upgrade HW3 cars to HW4. green on Twitter is also confirming retrofit is not possible.

"To start with sorta bad news, The form-factor is totally different, so definitely no retrofits on this one. top/left is new unit, bottom - current plaid unit)"green on Twitter
Now to the actual meat:
Infotainment was reworked compared to current units. The GPU is now on the same board, so no more GPU daughterboard. This makes the whole unit thinner, otherwise no changes there - same 256G NVMe and 16G RAM, same AMD CPU and on Twitter

This would mean the infotainment center will remain the same, but somehow these upgrades will allow for higher-resolution cameras throughout the vehicle.

It's going to be interesting to see how we're doing in the next year with the Model 3 and Cybertruck coming up for a refresh.

Yes, the obvious reason for upgrading cars is to return to a car with reduced battery degradation, whereas my car currently has a 10% loss in range. It would be helpful to have a theoretical range of over 300 miles again.

Tesla Model Y & Tesla Model 3 charging at EV

If that was significant enough, I could see switching to a Tesla Model Y right now instead of waiting for HW4. However, this article is more about making the transition from 2019 to 2023 with a Tesla Model 3.

Someone might consider trading in their 2019 because of the $7,500 tax incentive. What will happen at the beginning of March is unknown. Is it going away or will it be reduced?

To sum it up, I'm eagerly awaiting HW4, and it would be nice to know how much the Cybertruck will cost. Such a vehicle would be perfect for camping and traveling.

Before jumping into upgrading your Tesla Model 3 to the latest model, assess your situation thoroughly. Make sure that you research the specs and features of the new model and determine whether or not the new features are beneficial to your daily needs.

Ultimately, it comes down to how much you are willing to spend for the upgrade. If the higher price tag is worth the bells and whistles of the new Tesla Model 3, then it might be worth it to upgrade.


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