2019 Tesla Model S

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$75,000

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

102-111
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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259-370 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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9-12 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

75-100 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

196” x 56.5”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Tesla Model S trim comparison will help you decide.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

one of the best cars I have ever driven

I rented an P100D for the weekend. When compared to my 2018 M5 this is better one of the two. The Model S is faster both straight line and in corners, more stable at speed, has more nicely weighted steering and is much more comfortable. It doesn't shake or rattle on bad roads. The infotainment system is far superior without frequent lockups. The only thing the S lacks is industry standard blind spot and cross traffic monitoring systems and a Heads Up display which the M5 has. Rear seat head and leg room is also limited when compared to the M5. Range of the model S on a charge is significantly less than a tank of gas on the M5 when driven quickly. Visiting the supercharger every 150 miles for 30 minutes is the fastest way to top off the battery. The Tesla driving experience is well worth the wait at the a supercharger.

5.0

humans evolved now this is the car’s evolution

This is the future. Clean. Comfortable. Fast beyond belief. Graceful. Spacious. Yes, it’s expensive but you get what you pay for. Go take one for a test drive.

1.0

Horrible Purchasing Experience Part 2

UPDATE: I was driving my (brand new) Tesla Model S on the highway. As soon as I got on an off-ramp, I heard a very loud screeching/grinding noise. I pulled over, and there was a large metal piece hanging from the bottom of my car. I eventually brought my car into the shop. They said that there is no evidence that I bottomed-out or hit anything. INSTEAD, I was informed that Tesla failed to properly attach a large piece of steel to the bottom of the car. They said either screws were missing or loose. I've only had this car for a few weeks and this is another ridiculous issue. ORIGINAL REVIEW: The purchasing process was unprofessional and frustrating. Here are some examples of what occurred: (1) A Tesla representative informed me that Tesla matches CarMax appraisals. However, despite having a CarMax appraisal, I was required to provide two more appraisals from CarMax in order for Tesla to match the trade-in value offered by CarMax (resulting in three appraisals total). This resulted in hours of phone calls (with both CarMax and Tesla) in addition to multiple trips to CarMax locations, which forced me to miss a lot of time at work. (2) I asked many questions about Autopilot during the purchasing process. I also received documentation on Autopilot versions and features to make sure I understood what I was purchasing. Despite this, the features I received are subpar and I was expecting to receive many more features. (The version of Autopilot in my Model S is basically a glorified version of cruise control. It defeats the purpose of buying a Tesla.) I am incredibly disappointed in Tesla's practices of periodically repackaging Autopilot features with minimal to no visibility on the buyer's side. The documents I received describing Autopilot are very unclear and the conversations with Tesla representatives did not provide adequate clarity. (3) My Model S arrived with a damaged door. I now have to take more time off work to make an appointment and get it repaired. (4) My spare key does not work. It is unclear if they gave my spare key to the wrong customer. This is very disconcerting and I do not feel comfortable keeping valuables in my own car. (5) When I contacted Tesla representatives about the above issues, I was ignored for multiple days and had to follow-up numerous times with different representatives in order to get an answer. The answer I finally received was along the lines of "Sorry. Make a service appointment through the App." It should not take a week for me to receive a basic answer like that. I also would've expected the Tesla team to be more accommodating considering how difficult this entire experience has been.

See all 5 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2019 Tesla Model S base trim.
Risk of rollover
5.7%
Rollover rating
5

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
96 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles

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