2017 Tesla Model S Pricing


Edmunds Rating
5.0 / 5.0
Consumer Rating
(10)

Pros

  • Electric range is impressive on higher-end models
  • Wicked quick acceleration on those models, too
  • Abundant cargo space for a sedan
  • Features advanced technology unavailable from other luxury brands

Cons

  • Small dealer network means few service centers nationwide
  • Jury is still out on long-term reliability
  • Lacks the convenience and luxury polish of similarly priced sedans

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Features & Specs

75D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)60 4dr Sedan (electric DD)90D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)
Starting MSRP$74,500$68,000$87,500
MPGN/AN/AN/A
Seating555
Transmission1-speed direct drive1-speed direct drive1-speed direct drive
Fuelelectricelectricelectric
HorsepowerN/AN/AN/A

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Model S safety features:

Enhanced Autopilot

Uses a dozen sensors to monitor and improve safety in hazardous driving situations.
Automatic Emergency Braking

Determines if a front collision is imminent and can initiate braking to prevent or mitigate a crash if the driver takes no action.
Lane Departure Warning

Warns the driver of an unintended lane change or unnoticed drifting from lane. Optional autonomous steering can steer car back into lane.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover5/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover5.7%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    A
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Tesla Model S

(10)

Consumer Rating


Never seizes to amaze
I read a lot of rave reviews prior to purchase, and I come from a Porsche. Yet, this car still exceeds expectations and amazes me to no end. Power delivery is so instant and smooth that you almost feel like you're floating through air. After driving this car, any gas car now feels outdated. People say the car is expensive, but you get so much for your money, and you get stuff money can't buy elsewhere, such as the amazing auto pilot with lane change capability, parallel and perpendicular self parking, over the air software updates, free LTE web surfing and music streaming etc. Operational convenience and user experience is off the charts. I never use my key. Just go to the car; door handle opens automatically; sit down and drive. Some people say the fit and finish doesn't measure up to other high end marques. That's not so much the case after the 2016 refresh with Model X style seats. The fact is that the interior is extremely comfortable. After a long drive you are guaranteed to feel more pampered than in a Rolls Royce, because most of the coachwork stuff is just visual, and doesn't really provide additional comfort. I drove a Jaguar sedan for many years when that was considered the magic carpet ride. Compared to a Model S it's not even in the same league. Besides the attributes of the car itself, there are just so many benefits to ownership, like never having to go to the gas station, never having to take the car to get a smog check, never having to get an oil change, reduced need for brake service due to regen, car pool lane privilege, etc.. As far as I can see, this car has no competition, and I can't see how anyone would opt to spend similar money on a Mercedes, BMW or Lexus.
Very Cool but not Cushy
Purchased a 75D that has far exceeded my expectations! The 75D is not the quickest of the Tesla bunch but I find it plenty fast for my needs. The acceleration is impressive, quick, and quiet. Compared to a similarly priced Mercedes or Lexus, however, the seats on a long trip do not provide the same level of comfort. Everything else about the car is just plain cool and technologically advanced. The view out the glass roof is amazing for rear passengers. On the pricey side, but it's no longer on my bucket list.
I love it.....but not perfect
Things I love: styling, performance, large info center, smooth acceleration, no gas stations, low maintenance costs, incredible sound system, frunk and sub-trunk, rear cargo space, HOV lane, federal tax credit, summons feature, replacement parts seem nicely priced, my first Service Center experience was excellent, my first body shop experience was very good, many people think you are "cool" and environmentally friendly (and you are). Things I wish were better: fit and finish of body parts (not up to premium car standard), auto pilot still not a wow...needs more development, blind spot monitor is below expectations for such an advance vehicle, difficulty getting in and out of front seat...if you are tall, the front seat goes behind the "B" pillar too far thus the entering and exiting is more difficult. Final Verdict. I love the car. I doubt I would ever buy an ICE car again.

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2017 Tesla Model S for Sale

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With as much commotion as Tesla has made about its upcoming "affordable" Model 3, the truth is that its entry-level, full-size 2017 Tesla Model S sedan isn't an unreasonable proposition to begin with, certainly not as big luxury sedans go. True, the base model Model S (the 60) isn't loaded with capability, bringing up the rear of the model with "just" 219 miles of range. Still, that's more range than any other EV on the market offers except for the new Chevrolet Bolt, and for many people, it will suit just fine.

Even a base Model S is loaded with an outstanding complement of standard features, including navigation, Wi-Fi and internet connectivity, Bluetooth, a high-definition backup camera, a 17-inch touchscreen command center, power-adjustable heated seats, and a suite of driver safety aids such as blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.

Added price offers extended performance, whether that's the dual-motor 60D, which effectively turns the Model S into an all-wheel-drive sedan or the notable bump in range of the 75 model (259 miles) or the leap to a physically larger battery in the 90D, which yields almost 300 miles of range. Speed and adrenaline junkies will want the 100D or P100D, both with still higher-capacity batteries that make the Model S one of the fastest cars on the road.

Tesla offers a handful of options for the Model S, ranging from almost fully autonomous driving features to an adjustable suspension, an audiophile sound system, a power liftgate and a faster on-board charger. There are even old-school rear-facing jump seats for the back row for reviving the lost art of family road trip.

And though the Model S has a reputation as an expensive car, two factors can't be dismissed. First, federal and state tax credits for electric vehicles can dull some of the sting of the Model S asking price. Second is (potentially) free electricity when filling up at Tesla's network of Superchargers. With the right planning, you could keep the Model S off your home electrical bill indefinitely, not to mention have Tesla pick up your locomotive tab on further trips afield — all of which help make the Model S a more attractive purchase. Let Edmunds' incomparable shopping tools help find the ideal Model S for you.

2017 Tesla Model S Overview

The 2017 Tesla Model S comes with all wheel drive, rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive.

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2017 Tesla Model S Gas Mileage

2017 Tesla Model S 75D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel

2017 Tesla Model S 60 4dr Sedan (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel

2017 Tesla Model S 90D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel

EPA Est. MPGN/A
Transmission1-speed direct drive
Drive Trainall wheel drive
DisplacementN/A
Passenger Volume120.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase116.5 in.
Length196.0 in.
Width77.3 in.
Height56.5 in.
Curb Weight4647 lbs.