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2016 Tesla Model S: Overview

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author photo by Autotrader June 2016

What's New For 2016?

The Model S sees a few updates this year, including slightly altered front-end styling, a cabin air-filtration system and a revised charger for quicker charge times.

What We Like

Handsome styling; exceptional range; great power; neat touchscreen; excellent crash-test scores

What We Don't

Design starting to look old; some flimsy controls; seats aren't hugely comfortable

Overview

The 2016 Tesla Model S is a fully electric luxury sedan that continues to captivate automotive and technology enthusiasts alike. There are many reasons for its success: An excellent fully electric range, handsome styling, a unique interior and the latest and greatest technology. It's no wonder why thrill-seeking luxury-sedan buyers are eager to try it out.

Under the Model S's hood, you'll actually find a trunk. That's because the Model S is powered not by a gasoline engine but rather by electric batteries located near the bottom of the sedan. The other, more traditional trunk is located in back, under a power-operated tailgate.

Drivers can choose from two versions: a 70-kilowatt-hour model with 382 horsepower or a 90-kWh model with more than 500 hp. Both can reach 60 miles per hour in under 6 seconds. There's also a performance version of the 90-kWh model, dubbed the P90D, which offers more than 700 hp and can reach 60 mph in around 3 seconds. Drivers interested in the 70-kWh version can choose between rear- and all-wheel drive, while 90-kWh models are only available with all-wheel drive.

As for pricing, the Model S isn't cheap: A base-level 70 kWh model starts at $71,500 with shipping or $76,500 with all-wheel drive. Step up to a 90-kWh model, and that figure becomes $89,500 with shipping, while the ultra-high performance P90D is $109,500 with destination.

Of course, options increase the cost from there. You'll pay $2,500 for the brand's autopilot system, $3,000 for a premium package with a power tailgate and the new cabin air-filtration system, $2,500 for air suspension, $1,000 for a cold-weather package, $2,500 for an additional sound system and $3,000 for rear-facing third-row seats.

But the biggest selling point for the 2016 Tesla Model S is its range. The 70-kWh model can travel around 234 miles between charges, which is a far greater distance than most competing electric vehicles. Step up to the 90-kWh model, and you'll see that figure increase to around 280 miles.

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