It's Got a Big Trunk - 2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

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2013 Tesla Model S: It's Got a Big Trunk

June 25, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

The task of transporting a set of wheels for my personal car recently fell to our 2013 Tesla Model S. Even with the rear jump seats installed there was plenty of space for four large boxes.

Later, on my drive home from the gym (with my duffel bag in the front trunk), I stopped for groceries and there was plenty of room left for those, too.

With the rear seats folded down, the Model S has a combined 63 cubic feet of cargo space, which is on par with some small SUVs. If you've got stuff that needs moving, the Tesla Model S can be your huckleberry.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 4,702 miles


  • throwback throwback Posts:

    Wheel type/size? Car Type?

  • christople christople Posts:

    My guess would be a Honda, because I think he drives an Integra. Rota's typically are popular on two types of cars, Subaru's and Hondas. 16x7 wouldn't really be an upgrade to most Subaru's as you need 17's to clear good brakes and you would need wider rubber. so my guess is for a honda and the picture on the box are the Rota Slipstreams.

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Hey Travis, don't want to make you feel bad about your choice of wheels, but look up "Rota Quality" on google image search. 16X7s makes me think that your car is pre-RSX?

  • christople christople Posts:

    I've had Rotas on my WRX now for over 5 years with 45 profile rubber no issues. I did get a bend in one wheel but that was because I hit a HUGE pothole, it was my fault.

  • Friends don't let friends drive Rotas!

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Love the Huckleberry line.

  • tlangness tlangness Posts:

    16x7 Rota Slipstreams, correct guys. I had a set of Rota boosts but I lost 4lbs at each corner with these. I've seen plenty of gravity-cast wheels fail in accidents at the track but since I'm really just using my personal car (a 96 Integra) for a short commute and the occasional canyon use, Rotas will do just fine.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    you can tell that enthusiasts still patrol what's hot when evreyone knows (or guesses) the car that the cargo goes to, and there is little comment on the cargo room! glad to see that things are still alright at Edmunds. Somehow I don't remember any posts from Travis before. Have you been posting for a long time?

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Travis has been posting for a couple of months now it seems! He's (one of) our enthusiast saviour from Edmunds. He's also apparently tattooed.

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