Current Model
The fully electric Model S has an estimated range of more than 400-miles. Charge times are long, but the ability to use Tesla's supercharging in public places is a plus.
Performance is exceptional, with quiet and thrilling acceleration, pinpoint handling, and a firm yet comfortable ride as long as buyers stick to the standard 19-inch tires. The hatchback design aids versatility, and the front trunk is a bonus. Controls are extremely distracting and unintuitive; there are no stalks for turn signals, wipers, nor a physical gear selector. Many common functions are performed through the yoke, a small, chopped off steering wheel. Hampered visibility and awkward access are other drawbacks. All-wheel drive is standard, as are active safety features such as FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection. There is no proper BSW; instead, images of nearby cars are displayed on the center screen.
Road Test
Predicted Reliability
Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2012-2020
2012 Redesign Year
The Tesla Model S is a great four-door luxury sports car that just also happens to be an electric vehicle. A large, low-slung hatchback, it easily seats five, or seven in a pinch when fitted with rear-facing jump seats.
With its optional 85 kWh battery, the Tesla can travel between 180 and 225 miles per charge, at least twice as far as other electrics. It can also be fully charged in as little as five hours. Performance is exceptional, with thrilling acceleration, pinpoint handling, and a superb ride. A huge iPad-like center screen controls nearly all accessory functions. Drawbacks include tight access and restricted visibility. All-wheel drive versions were added in 2014, along with an optional Autopilot suite of advanced driver assistance features. In 2015, Tesla dropped the two smaller battery choices, making the standard battery 70-kWh, and offered all-wheel drive. Other changes for 2015 included standard forward-collision warning with active emergency braking, and blind-spot and lane-departure warning. As of 2019 the Model S is only available with the 100 kWh battery. The 75 kWh version is discontinued. Other changes for 2019 include Tesla's new Navigate on Autopilot software, which lets drivers choose whether the car can automatically change lanes without their input.
$84,075 - $102,100
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$70,375 - $95,900
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$55,550 - $88,725
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$44,050 - $81,150
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$35,700 - $72,675
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$33,375 - $51,000
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$29,775 - $46,250
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$27,200 - $32,325
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
$23,775 - $27,825
Average Retail Price
RELIABILITY VERDICT
OWNER SATISFACTION
OWNER REPORTED MPG
Tesla Model S News & Videos
Ready to Shop Local Inventory?
Select Another Vehicle