2017 Tesla Model S
19,379 Miles | South San Francisco, CA
$60,250
Est $868/mo

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2015 Tesla Model S
22,871 Miles | Orlando, FL
$43,399
Est $626/mo

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2016 Tesla Model S
9,752 Miles | Orlando, FL
$47,999
Est $692/mo

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2015 Tesla Model S
18,978 Miles | West Palm Beach, FL
$44,499
Est $641/mo

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2018 Tesla Model S
12,895 Miles | Santa Clara, CA
$59,499
Est $858/mo

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2015 Tesla Model S
48,981 Miles | Fort Lauderdale, FL
$49,990
Est $721/mo

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2016 Tesla Model S
49,208 Miles | Puyallup, WA
$58,652
Est $845/mo

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2015 Tesla Model S
35,496 Miles | Puyallup, WA
$45,999
Est $663/mo

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2016 Tesla Model S
14,912 Miles | Puyallup, WA
$52,999
Est $764/mo

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2014 Tesla Model S
| Charlotte, NC
$39,500
Est $569/mo

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2013 Tesla Model S
32,063 Miles | Tampa, FL
$36,900
Est $532/mo

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2015 Tesla Model S
| Detroit, MI
$59,100
Est $852/mo

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2015 Tesla Model S
| Charlotte, NC
$45,300
Est $653/mo

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2014 Tesla Model S
34,619 Miles | Charlotte, NC
$40,400
Est $582/mo

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2016 Tesla Model S
| Denver, CO
$59,500
Est $858/mo

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2013 Tesla Model S
| Charlotte, NC
$35,300
Est $509/mo

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2014 Tesla Model S
39,350 Miles | Charlotte, NC
$52,900
Est $763/mo

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2014 Tesla Model S
43,820 Miles | Miami, FL
$39,000
Est $562/mo

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2013 Tesla Model S
72,366 Miles | Charlotte, NC
$32,800
Est $473/mo

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2013 Tesla Model S
| Hartford, CT
$44,800
Est $646/mo

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Tesla Model S Buyer's Guide

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5.0
10 Reviews
Overall
5.0
Value
4.6
Performance
4.8
Style
4.9
Comfort
4.7
Fuel Economy
4.9
Reliability
4.7

Tesla Model S Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2014 Tesla Model S - Try It!

TS
Austin, Texas
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
4.0
I was worried about switching over to an electric car, but it has not been much of an issue at all. The mileage works fine, I've never had to worry too much, and the handling and passing distance works well. I love the interior and the coloring. It is the equal of any other high end vehicle. Nightly charging takes a while to get used to, but isn't too bad.
Story
People frequently stop to talk about the switchover. One incident in particular was at a stoplight, and the fellow ended up buying me coffee to keep talking.
Pros
Electric car and all that implies. Styling as nice as any other vehicle (conventional or electric)
Cons
The price. Hopefully the price of future models will diversify.

2018 Tesla Model S - Amazing

Liz
Aurora, Colorado
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
My Tesla is the most amazing car I have ever owned. It's sleek, fast and electric, so no maintenance is required. It gets over 300 miles on one charge and can be rapid charged at one of the many charging stations across the country. It has a large trunk and "frunk" that you can put just about anything in. The interior is sleek, comfortable and the touchscreen control panel is easy to use. There are also a lot of fun features hidden throughout the touchscreen program, which are fun to discover. The quality of this vehicle are above all other vehicles, and there is nothing that comes close to the unique styling and features of the Tesla. The computer of the automatically updates (like a smart phone). Also, there are no keys for the car, which is great if you're always losing your keys. I... (more)
Story
We took the Tesla to Bandimere Speedways for a public racing head to head and beat every car we raced.
Pros
Everything! It's sleek, fast and electric so no maintenance is required.
Cons
The only thing I can say negative would be the price tag.

2013 Tesla Model S - The future!

Timothy
Alexandria, Kentucky
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
This car is, hands down, the best car I have ever owned. In fact, I will never drive another car again unless it is a Tesla! Electric cars are definitely the future; it feels like you're piloting your own spaceship when you drive one of these! They are quick, responsive, beautiful cars.
Story
Get used to the "Tesla Stare." Teslas are not very common in my part of the country, and it gets a lot of looks and attention. Once, I saw someone almost drive off the road because they jerked their head around so fast to stare at our car!
Pros
There are so many positive things to say about this car! It is gorgeous, and even after five years, my 2013 Model S still looks up-to-date and brand new. It is very fun to drive. Acceleration is so much faster when the car does not have a transmission. The regenerative braking allows for mostly "one-foot" driving and vastly reduces driver fatigue. I love never having to go to the gas station again! Maintenance is almost non-existent: no oil changes, spark plugs, etc. It seems like a very safe car and is highly rated by different safety organizations. There is lots of room, including extra ... (more)
Cons
The car seats seven - two up front, three in the middle, and two rear-facing seats. The air flow to the rear-facing seats is not great, and the kids can get kind of hot back there. Otherwise, I really have no complaints. Fantastic car!

Tesla Model S Generations

Two Generations of the Tesla Model S

Tesla’s Model S is an all-electric, full-sized, five-door liftback luxury sedan that has been built since 2012. Tesla -- unlike most automakers -- doesn't issue specific model years or generations though Tesla did give the car a visual update in 2016.

All versions of the Model S seat five passengers, but an optional folding third-row child’s seat brings that number up to seven. With this option, the car comes with a more heavily-reinforced rear bumper.

The Model S was designed around the fact that it has an electric powertrain and batteries mounted between the two axles for optimal weight distribution. The Model S has two trunks – one in the rear and one in the front that Tesla has dubbed the “frunk.”

The Model S is rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive, depending on the model, and it has been offered with a variety of power outputs and battery pack sizes.

All Teslas can be charged at the automaker's growing network of charging stations, a network that is constantly expanding. Charging times vary depending upon multiple factors – for example, some versions of the sedan are equipped with dual chargers.

Tesla has sold the following versions of the Model S: 40, 60, 60D, 70, 70D, 85, 85D, P85+, P85D, 90D, P90D, 100D and P100D.

The 'D' in the name refers to all-wheel-drive models; the 'P' or '+' in the name refers to high-performance versions.

Tesla Model S 2nd Generation (2016-Present)

Though Tesla regularly updates the Model S without adhering to model years, Tesla gave the Model S essentially a mid-cycle refresh for 2016. The biggest update was to the car's exterior styling, particularly the front fascia, which was modified to resemble its SUV companion, the Model X. Adaptive LED headlights were also introduced at this time. The interior got a HEPA cabin air filtration system and two ash-wood style options.

Tesla also upgraded the standard charger to 48 amps, which allowed for faster charging when using a higher amperage outlet. 2016 saw the short-lived return of both the 60 and 60D versions (D is the all-wheel-drive designation). While its battery was capable of delivering 75 kWh, it was software-locked to produce only 60, with the ability to unlock 75 only available as an option. This was also the year “Bioweapon Defense Mode” -- an extreme version of a cabin air filter -- made its debut. Late 2016 was when the all-glass roof option became available.

A high-performance P100D model boasted an EPA-estimated range of 315 miles, the first electric car to break the 300-mile range barrier. In “ludicrous” mode, this version became the fastest accelerating vehicle currently being produced – going from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

The 60 and 60D variations were removed once again in 2017.

In 2018 the Model S source code, which is Linux-based, was released by Tesla and is maintained on a repository as part of a software licensing process.

Currently, Tesla sells three version of the Model S: P100D, 100D and 75D.

Tesla Model S (2012-2016)

The Model S was launched in 2012 in four different variants: 40, 60, 85 and P85+. Each had better range and horsepower than the last.

The base 40 kWh model had 235 horsepower and 139 miles of EPA range, the 60 kWh model had 302 horsepower and 210 miles of EPA range, the 85 kWh model had 373 horsepower and 265 miles of range and the P85+ model had the same 265 miles of range but 469 horsepower.

The 60 kWh battery pack is guaranteed for eight years or 125,000 miles, while the 85 kWh version has a guarantee of eight years or unlimited miles.

A 17-inch touchscreen mounted in the dashboard was revolutionary for its time and managed everything from general vehicle information and stats to navigation, phone and climate control.

In 2013 Tesla discontinued the short-run 40 kWh model.

In 2014 Tesla introduced the AWD versions of the 60, 80 and P85 Model S and they were differentiated with the letter D (for dual) after the model number.

2014 was also the year when Tesla altered the automatic height adjustment feature in the suspension to remember locations such as potholes or steep driveways which need higher clearance. This was to protect the batteries from coming into contact with road debris and getting damaged. Starting in 2014 Teslas also began to come with a camera, radar, and sensors that together enable the car’s Autopilot feature, in addition to providing lane centering and adaptive cruise control during normal driving.

In 2015 the 70D was introduced, replacing the 60 and 60D. The P85 was also discontinued at this time. The 85D saw its rear drive unit exchanged for a smaller one, with a second equivalent motor added in the front. This version also delivered a slight increase in range and speed.

The P85D had a new front drive motor which improved the overall power significantly. P85D variants also had an “Insane mode” which has now been advanced to “Ludicrous mode” allowing drivers to maximize the car's full acceleration potential. Unfortunately, it also puts intense strain on the batteries, which could cause them to overheat and even damage the car, so it is deliberately limited (by Tesla) to being used in short spurts with about ten minutes of cool-down time in between.

2015 also brought an upgraded 70 kWh battery to replace the 60s. 70 kWh models were available with either rear-wheel-drive or AWD. In addition, 2015 was the year that saw the introduction of the 70, 90 and 90D as well as the P90D with Ludicrous mode. The front axle on the P90D delivers 259 horsepower, while the rear axle offers 503 horsepower. This model can accelerate at 1.1g.

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