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2021 Tesla Model S

MSRP range: $94,990 - $129,990 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

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FAQ

Is the Tesla Model S a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Model S both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Model S has 28.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Tesla Model S. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Tesla Model S?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Tesla Model S:

  • Revised model lineup
  • New ultra-performance Plaid version
  • Updated interior with horizontal-oriented touchscreen
  • New driver information display and rear-passenger entertainment display
  • Part of the first Model S generation introduced for 2012
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Is the Tesla Model S reliable?

To determine whether the Tesla Model S is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Model S. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Model S's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Tesla Model S a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Tesla Model S is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Model S and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Model S is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Tesla Model S?

The least-expensive 2021 Tesla Model S is the 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range 4dr Sedan AWD w/Prod. End 11/21 (electric DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $89,990.

Other versions include:

  • Long Range 4dr Sedan AWD w/Prod. End 11/21 (electric DD) which starts at $89,990
  • 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD) which starts at $94,990
  • Plaid 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD) which starts at $129,990
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What are the different models of Tesla Model S?

If you're interested in the Tesla Model S, the next question is, which Model S model is right for you? Model S variants include Long Range 4dr Sedan AWD w/Prod. End 11/21 (electric DD), 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), and Plaid 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD). For a full list of Model S models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Tesla Model S

2021 Tesla Model S Overview

The 2021 Tesla Model S is offered in the following submodels: Model S Sedan, Model S Plaid. Available styles include Plaid 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), Long Range 4dr Sedan AWD w/Prod. End 11/21 (electric DD), and 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD). Tesla Model S models are available with a undefined-liter electric engine, with output up to 1020 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Tesla Model S comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive.

What do people think of the 2021 Tesla Model S?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Tesla Model S and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Model S 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Model S.

Pros

  • Electric range is impressive
  • Wicked quick acceleration across the board
  • Liftback design affords abundant cargo space
  • Access to Tesla's extensive Supercharger network

Cons

  • Lack of a traditional steering wheel and turn stalks hampers usability
  • Interior isn't as refined as cabins in similarly priced sedans
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Limited array of paint colors or other ways to customize from the factory

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Tesla Model S and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Model S featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Tesla Model S?

2021 Tesla Model S Long Range 4dr Sedan AWD w/Prod. End 11/21 (electric DD)

2021 Tesla Model S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

Which 2021 Tesla Model SS are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Tesla Model S for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Tesla Model S.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Tesla Model S?

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric

2021 Tesla Model S Long Range 4dr Sedan AWD w/Prod. End 11/21 (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric

2021 Tesla Model S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric

EPA Est. MPGN/A
Transmission1-speed direct drive
Drive Trainall wheel drive
DisplacementN/A
Passenger Volume120.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase116.5 in.
Length197.7 in.
WidthN/A
Height56.3 in.
Curb Weight4766 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Tesla Model S?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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