2017 Tesla Model S

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2017 Tesla Model S
2017 Tesla Model S

Key specs

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The good:

  • Stylish design
  • Longer than average EV range
  • Quick acceleration
  • Fast charging
  • Requires no charging hardware
  • Updatability
  • Autopilot semi-autonomous operation (optional)

The bad:

  • Expensive
  • Body roll
  • Low-frequency rumble
  • Skimps on cupholders and cabin storage
  • Limited availability
  • Touch-screen can freeze
  • Range decreases in cold weather

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

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Notable features

  • Extended-range battery-electric car
  • Four-door hatch seats five
  • Two additional seats for children (optional)
  • Three performance levels
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Designed and built in the U.S.

2017 Tesla Model S review: Our expert's take

The Tesla Model S is an electric-powered sedan that aims for the luxury market and those interested in the latest technology.


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Best performing car.

I initially did not want a Tesla. We purchased the car for our longer commute to save on gas. After my first drive I was hooked. The driving performance and stability is unbelievable. I love that they are always adding software updates. My only negative is that no one will touch the car in regards to getting it repaired. However, also knowing that Tesla is the one fixing the issue gives you the added benefit that it’s done right. Expect things to be a bit expensive because it’s not a cheap vehicle. But it doesn’t drive or perform like a cheap vehicle so it’s worth the cost. I have a very hard time imagining myself driving any other car than a Tesla S.


Most exciting car since purchasing 1969 Corvette

This car leads to--is-- the future. Absurd to drive a fossil-fueled vehicle spewing noxious deadly fumes. I have solar power totally filling needs of home and electric vehicle, plus electric company sending a check monthly for $250, repaying power put out on grid. I am not a tree hugger, just an 84-year old smart man married to an 89-year old very intelligent lady who picked out this 0-60 3.8s 90D Model S. Life in New Mexico on Mexican border


The best automobile we have owned

Great car. Very fast. Best handling sedan built. Fantastic styling inside and out. Little maintenance required. We fill it up (charge) everytime we go home. Tesla made change of ownership from previous owner a snap.

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New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
96 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles

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