Plenty of Room in Back - 2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Tesla Model S: Plenty of Room in Back

June 17, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

After knocking our Tesla Model S for its average seats up front, I figured it was only fair to take a closer look at the rear seats. Turns out, they're pretty solid, and not in an overly firm kind of way.

The best thing the rear seats in the Tesla have going for them is space. There's plenty of it. The Model S is a very wide car and it translates into enough room for true three across seating. In most luxury sedans, the middle is nothing more than a penalty seat.

Space aside, the seats themselves have good contours and firm cushions that are reasonably comfortable. The lack of a center tunnel hump also makes the rear quarters feel more spacious than your typical rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan. Overall, it's an above average setup.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 4,492 miles

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