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2013 Tesla Model S Performance: Back Seat Review

July 18, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S Performance

Two of my friend's birthdays are one day apart in July. So, I piled the gang into our long-term 2013 Tesla Model S and drove them to a local restaurant for a celebratory dinner.

I asked for a review of the back seat after having three adults sitting across. The tallest of the group is 6'1" and he was sitting behind the front passenger seat. He said there was plenty of hip and elbow room but the way the ceiling is shaped, he had to tilt his head to the side to avoid it touching the top. He added that if he was sitting in the middle, under the glass sunroof, he would've been fine.

All of the three rear seat passengers were happy with the materials and comfort of the seats. It was a very hot night so I had turned the climate system on a few minutes before we got into the car. All were happy with the level of air conditioning that reached the back.

Rear hip room 54.7 inches
Rear leg room 35.4 inches
Rear head room 35.3 inches
Rear shoulder room 55.0 inches
Total Seating (not counting the jump seats) 5


Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


  • rxanand rxanand Posts:

    That rear seat does look claustrophobic!

  • yellowbal yellowbal Posts:

    Can you redo the track test with everyone inside plus the jump seats? If helmets are involved, it's totally safe!

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