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
($78,000) includes full-time
all-wheel drive (AWD)
, 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.