2018 Tesla Model S Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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MSRP
$60,397 - $119,294
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
102 City / 105 HWY
Horsepower
518
Seats
5

How 2018 Tesla Model S Ranks In Its Class

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#13
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#4
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#8
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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

If you can live with the longer refueling times, owning a 2018 Tesla Model S can be a very satisfying experience. Priced $15,000 less than an entry-level Mercedes-Benz S 450, the Model S delivers impressive performance, advanced driver-assist features and excellent scores. Opt for the P100D and you'll experience 60 mph in a mere 2.5 seconds.

Tesla Model S Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 75D $60,397 - $67,656
Horsepower: 518 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 21 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon 100D $75,811 - $84,924
Horsepower: 518 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 21 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
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check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
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check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon P100D $106,708 - $119,294
Horsepower: 518 hp
Engine Type: Electric
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 21 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.75
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Tesla, Best car Ever! No Maintenance Required!

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The Tesla Model S P100D is a driver's dream come true. Other than replacing the tires, there is no maintenance. This is my second Tesla and I will have another. I particularly enjoy the AutoSteer feature. The acceleration is very helpful in pulling out into traffic and for navigating through traffic. I never stop at a gas station. Charge at home and at work.

William B
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Electric cars are so much better than gas, quiet, clean, no stopping at gas stations to pump gas, just plug in in the garage overnight when the car is parked there anyways, etc.

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It's awesome, all electric, no gas needed, great performance and great range so no worries about range anxiety. Great features, like autopilot cruise control etc.

Michael S
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This vehicle is an amazing one, I would recommend to anyone.

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It's an amazing car, I love it, it's pretty cheap and economic, even with its price, it has great features, such as assistive driving and relax.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$60,397 - $67,656
$75,811 - $84,924

Horsepower

Horsepower
518 (hp)
518 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3
3
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Standard
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Standard
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Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.7 (in.)
42.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 (in.)
35.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.3 (in.)
35.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

AC
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Standard
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Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Standard
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Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Standard
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Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Standard
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Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/35YR21
P245/35YR21

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116.5 (in.)
116.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.7 (ft.)
40.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
196 (in.)
196 (in.)

Width

Width
77.3 (in.)
77.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4647 (.lbs)
4736 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
518 (hp)
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Not Available

Torque

Torque
387 (ft. lbs.)
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Not Available

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Electric Motor
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Combined

Combined
52 (mpg)
51 (mpg)

City

City
51 (mpg)
51 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
53 (mpg)
51 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Standard
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Standard

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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Standard
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Standard

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard
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Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Forward Collision Mitigation and Rear Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Restricted Driving Mode
  • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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