• (4.9) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $35,280$79,816
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 89-95
  • Engine: 302-hp, (electric)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 1-speed automatic
2014 Tesla Model S

Our Take on the 2014 Tesla Model S

Our Take

The Tesla Model S is the company's second all-electric car. It's a car that seats up to seven when equipped with optional jump seats for children. The Model S is offered in several performance levels.A dual-motor version gives the Model S all-wheel drive. Previously, the car was availa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive
  • Body roll
  • Low-frequency rumble
  • Skimps on cupholders and cabin storage
  • Limited availability

Notable Features

  • Extended-range battery-electric car
  • Four-door hatch seats five
  • Two additional seats for children (optional)
  • Four performance levels
  • Eligible for $7,500 tax credit
  • Designed and built in the U.S.

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 8 reviews

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Excellent arrives early

by Driver from DFW, TX on June 17, 2014

Few cars have collected as many awards as the Tesla. Owning one is a joy, and fully supports the belief that the future is parked in my garage . . . . I won't add much to what's already been written,... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2014 Tesla Model S trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Tesla Model S Base

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Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
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Side Barrier
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Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

96mo/unlimited

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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