2017 Tesla Model S

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$68,000

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2017 Tesla Model S
2017 Tesla Model S

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

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Our 2017 Tesla Model S trim comparison will help you decide.

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

5.0

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

4.9

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.

4.7

Car of My Dreams

This car is everything you could every ask for in styling and performance. The amount of technology in this car is unbelievable. The only reason I need to trade it in was I drive a lot and the charge would not last enough for the day. I would have really like to keep this car. As I said this was the car of my dreams.

See all 37 consumer reviews

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