2021 Tesla Model S

Original MSRP Range
$69,420 - $91,990
Available Style(s)
Hatchback
MPG
Unavailable
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2021 Tesla Model S

What We Like

  • Stunning acceleration
  • Sporty handling
  • Impressive range
  • Regular software updates
  • Rear hatch for cargo flexibility
  • Impressive warranty

Overview

How Much Does a 2021 Tesla Model S Cost?

The least expensive 2021 Model S is the Long Range Plus at $69,420. All Model S versions have adaptive air suspension, plus Tesla’s "premium" interior and sound system. Standard wheel size is 19-in. Larger, 21-in. wheels can be optioned for $4500. Of the five exterior color choices white is available for no cost, but all others are $1500 extra. The all-black standard interior includes heated seats for all five passengers and a heated steering wheel as part of the cold weather package. Two other interior color schemes, black and white with dark ash wood decor or cream with oak wood decor can be optioned for $1500. There are LED fog lamps, tinted sunroof and the door mirrors are heated, power folding and auto dimming. Both the Long Range Plus and Performance model are powered by two electric motors, one at each axle, while the Plaid has two motors at the rear axle and one in front. Standard across the line is Tesla’s Autopilot system, which provides an extensive range of driver aids, such lane departure warning, emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, but is not fully autonomous. Tesla’s impressive Model S warranty provides a 4-year/50,000 mile warranty, plus and 8-year/150,000 mile coverage on the battery and motors.

Model S Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Model S Long Range Plus AWD$69,420 / N/AElectricnullN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model S Performance AWD$91,990 / N/AElectricnullN/AAutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2021 Tesla Model S a Safe Car?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) last crash tested the Model S in 2017 and the car recorded top ratings in all areas except for the small overlap front test, driver side, which recorded an acceptable score. Although the Model S features Tesla’s advanced Autopilot system, the automaker requires drivers to be actively engaged in supervising the vehicle at all times. Several high profile accidents involving Teslas in recent years have underscored the dangers of inattentive drivers.
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

2021 Tesla Model S vs the competition

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC – Mercedes puts the emphasis on luxury and comfort with its electric SUV. 2021 Jaguar I-Pace – Good handling and an attractive design make this SUV-style EV an interesting option. 2021 Audi e-tron – Audi serves up great driving manners and a finely crafted interior in the e-tron, which is also available as a sportback model. 2021 Porsche Taycan – Porsche went all out to tackle Tesla with the Taycan and the result is impressive, although battery range is not as good as the Model S. Used Tesla Model S – The Model S has been around long enough that early models have become quite affordable, although they can’t match the performance and range of the latest editions.