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2019 Tesla Model S

Original MSRP Range
$76,000--$133,000
Available Style(s)
Hatchback
MPG
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2019 Tesla Model S

What We Like

  • Exceptional range
  • Brilliant performance
  • In-cabin technology
  • Good crash test scores

What We Don't

  • Questionable interior craftsmanship
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
  • Rear seat comfort
  • Styling beginning to grow old

Ratings

Consumer Rating

4.8/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 Tesla Model S?

For 2019, Tesla has simplified the Model S lineup, dropping the 75D, 100D and P100D in favor of just Standard, Long Range and Performance. All models get a boost in range without changing the battery size or power output. The enhanced autopilot upgrade gets more features that will be added later in 2019. See the 2019 Tesla Model S models for sale near you

Which Model S is the Best?

We think most people will be quite happy with the Standard model, but we would equip it with the enhanced self-driving autopilot feature that only adds an additional $5,000. If maximum range is important, stepping up to the Long Range make sense, but does it make $10,000 worth of sense? That's your call. Those with money burning holes in their pockets (and a need for speed) should settle for nothing less than a fully loaded Performance with the Ludicrous Mode option. Find a Tesla Model S for sale

How Much Does a 2019 Tesla Model S Cost?

The 2019 Model S comes in three trims: Standard, Long Range and Performance. Pricing on the window is firm, but some states are offering tax credits for electric vehicles, so depending on where you live, you may be able to shave a few thousand off the bottom line. The $7,500 federal tax credit for the Model S no longer applies as Tesla has now sold more than 200,000 electric cars. The tax credit for the first half of 2019 shrinks to $3,750, and then again to $1,875 in the second half of the year.

The Model S ($78,000) includes full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, side-collision warning, lane-departure warning, 11-speaker audio, satellite radio, cruise control, keyless ignition and entry, 12-way power driver and passenger seats, heated front and rear seats, a heated tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, auto headlights, 17-in touchscreen control pad, mobile app remote control, navigation, a rear backup camera, heated side mirrors, fog lights, adaptive LED headlights, a fixed glass panel roof, 19-in wheels, faux leather seating and an 8-year/unlimited battery warranty. Optional on the Model S is a $5,000 autopilot upgrade that allows the car to navigate itself, auto lane change, auto park and summon itself. Later in the year, the system will recognize and respond to stop signs and traffic lights, as well as drive itself in city traffic. This system also includes a fully self-driving computer that can be upgraded as laws and regulations change to allow for fully autonomous driving. Other options include carbon fiber interior trim and 20-in wheel upgrades.

The Model S Long Range ($88,000) adds a longer driving range (370 miles) and a slightly faster 0-to-60 mph time (3.7 seconds versus 4.0 seconds).

The Model S Performance ($99,000) brings a slightly lower range (345 miles) and a 0-to-60 mph time of 3 seconds. For an additional $20,000, buyers can opt for Ludicrous mode that makes the Model S even faster.

Model S Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Model S 100D AWD *Ltd Avail*$94,000 / N/AElectricN/AN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model S 75D AWD *Ltd Avail*$76,000 / N/AElectric518N/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model S AWD *Ltd Avail*$85,000 / N/AElectricN/AN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model S AWD w/Extended Range *Ltd Avail*$93,000 / N/AElectricN/AN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model S P100D AWD *Ltd Avail*$133,000 / N/AElectricN/AN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model S Performance AWD$99,990 / N/AElectricN/AN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model S Performance AWD w/Ludicrous Mode$119,990 / N/AElectricN/AN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2019 Tesla Model S a Safe Car?

One of the highlights of the 2019 Tesla Model S is how well it scores in crash tests. Along with its long list of standard safety equipment (see standard features), the Tesla Model S comes with numerous driver assists including automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and lane-departure warning and assist.

In government crash test, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Model S five stars overall, with a perfect 5-star rating in each crash test category. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was not as glowing, giving the Model S a Good rating in all but its driver side small overlap crash test, which earned an Acceptable. The Model S scored a Superior rating in the crash avoidance and mitigation tests, but a Poor score for headlight beam dispersion.

Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain8 Years/Unlimited Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2019 Tesla Model S vs the competition

2019 Audi e-tron -- The e-tron offers the same 4-door configuration and AWD setup, but with a much more detailed and luxurious interior. It also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Model S offers a longer range, faster acceleration and more playful touchscreen options.

2019 Kia Niro EV -- The Niro EV isn't as luxurious, fast or impressive as the Model S, but it also isn't nearly as expensive. With 239 miles of range, the Niro comes closest to the Model S' range of any EV. It can't drive itself, but it does come with an impressive warranty, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2019 Tesla Model X -- Competition from within the family is keen, and the Model X offers similar features and range, but with a unique set of Falcon Wing rear doors, a roomier rear seat and space for up to seven people.

Used Tesla Model S -- If you can't swing a new Model S, try looking at an older version. The car first debuted in 2012 and featured a broader model range including rear-wheel-drive versions, as well as less powerful battery packs with shorter range.

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