2018 Tesla Model S

2018 Tesla Model S
MSRP range
$74,500 - $135,000

Pros

  • Electric range is impressive on higher-end models
  • Wicked quick acceleration across the board
  • Liftback design affords abundant cargo space
  • Advanced technology unavailable from other luxury brands

Cons

  • Small dealer network means few service centers nationwide
  • Lacks the luxury polish of some similarly priced sedans
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Tesla Model S.

Truly Special
Stephen, 4/8/2018
The 75D Model S is more than a car — it’s a movement and Tesla found a way for us all to become part of the automotive transformation with zero sacrifices. There is something for everyone in this car. It’s fast, clean, classy, high tech, and it drives itself. I have not owned my car long enough to speak to reliability but so far so good. Customer service (Springfield NJ) has been excellent. The Model S is pricey (even with incentives applied) but never buyer’s remorse. In fact, every time I drive this car I am amazed by how much technology is at my fingertips. Autopilot is by far my favorite feature. The ability of the car to park itself into the garage is a major convenience. My garage is tight. Seeing the car perfectly position itself between walls and columns is impressive to say the least. As much as I love the 75D, there is room for improvement. Tesla needs to refine the operation of the Fronk door. No need to simulate a classic car hood. It’s a storage area not an engine compartment. As it stands, the Fronk is not set up for high volume use. The lack of Apple Car Play is a disappointment. And although the bright white seats are a highlight (stunning in fact), the seats in form, control, and sophistication lag most high-end luxury cars. In short, the value of this car is far greater than the cost. Elon Musk created something very special with the Model S and the 2018 Model demonstrates Tesla’s commitment to excellence.
Terrible customer service
drj, 2/16/2018
I’ve had a tesla for almost a year. It had several problems that where fixed. Yesterday my rear tire was punctured with an object on the road. I called Tesla roadside and my car was transported to the service center. I called early to make sure I had my car back on the same day Unfortunately there where NO spare tire or inventory tires in stock. Then there where NO tesla loaners cars. For a 100k+ vehicle that doesn’t come with a spare tire the support is ridiculous and unacceptable. I’m left without a car for a problem that could be resolved in 5 minutes with a spare tire. I had a full day a Patients to see at different hospitals and had to cancel on them because I had no reliable transportation. I called management and I’m still waiting for a call back. I love the car, but I’m done with customer service. Last tesla I will buy. I finally got my car back. Terrible car wash and vacuum job.
The best car I've ever owned
PR, 7/24/2018
Got rid of all my gas powered cars after getting a Tesla. Take one for a test drive and you won't regret it!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$135,000
MPG
92 city / 105 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
N/A
MSRP
$94,000
MPG
101 city / 102 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
N/A
MSRP
$74,500
MPG
102 city / 105 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Model S safety features:

Enhanced Autopilot
Uses four cameras and a dozen sensors to monitor and improve safety and semiautonomous operation in various 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 drifting from the lane. Optional autonomous steering can the steer car back into the 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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2018 Tesla Model S

With as much commotion as Tesla has made about its new, more affordable Model 3, the truth is that its 2018 Tesla Model S sedan is still a great luxury sedan. With the 70D as the new base model Model S, its 259 miles of range, and long list of standard features will suit many luxury sedan buyers 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.

It's a pretty significant jump to the 100D and the P100D, one that speed and adrenaline junkies will certainly consider. But the upgrade not only makes the Model S one of the fastest cars on the road, it also offers electric range on par with many gasoline-burning cars. These factors are what put Tesla on the radar of even the atypical EV buyer.

Tesla offers a handful of options for the Model S, ranging from some of the best semiautonomous driving features to fully autonomous driving, once the tech and regulation switches are ready to be flipped. There's also an upgraded sound system, a fully heated rear passenger seat row and upgraded air filtration system. And lastly, optional old-school rear-facing jump seats for the back row could help revive the lost art of the 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. And even if you're paying for the car's electricity, it's still going to cost you less than what you'd pay for gasoline in a regular luxury sedan.

Overall, the 2018 Tesla Model S is an attractive choice whether you're shopping for an EV, a luxury sedan or a performance car. Let Edmunds' incomparable shopping tools help you find the ideal Model S for you.

2018 Tesla Model S Overview

The 2018 Tesla Model S is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include P100D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), 100D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), and 75D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD).

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