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This sleek, fully-electric four-door luxury car seats five, or seven with the optional rear-facing jump seats. With its standard 75-kWh battery we found the Tesla could cover 235 miles on a single charge. The car can be charged in about 6 hours on a dedicated Tesla connector or it can be topped off for free at public Superchargers. Performance is exceptional, with quiet and thrilling acceleration, pinpoint handling, and a firm yet comfortable ride--particularly with the standard 19-inch tires and air suspension. The hatchback design aids versatility and the front trunk is a bonus. A huge iPad-like center touch screen interfaces with most functions but proves distracting. Other drawbacks include tight access, restricted visibility, and range limitations, especially in cold weather. All-wheel drive is now standard, and active safety features are available.
This vehicle can be outfitted with a semi-autonomous driving package. Consumer Reports believes automakers should take stronger steps to ensure that vehicles with those systems are designed, deployed, and marketed safely. Please heed all warnings, and keep your hands on the wheel.

Road Test

The Tesla Model S rewrites the rulebook for cars. It's is a different kind of car from a different kind of planet. That planet is Silicon Valley, where this startup automaker is based. The fully electric Model S is a remarkable car that combines perf...


  • Doesn't consume any gasoline
  • Has zero emissions


  • Range still short compared to a gas car
  • Long charging times

Best Version to Get

We would get the 75D version (75 kWh battery with AWD). Luckily, the air suspension, once optional, became standard as of mid-July 2017 production. We would definitely stick to the 19-inch tires.


2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 8 year/unlimited
  • Rust through: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/50,000 miles
Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • 1-speed Direct
Engines Available
  • electric (328 hp)
  • electric (532 hp)
  • electric (417 hp)
  • electric (315 hp)
  • electric (463 hp)


Comfort / Convenience
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