Tesla Model S Review Rundown
The Tesla Model S is one of the most talked-about models in the electric car market. For early EV adopters a combination of searing acceleration and a hi-tech cabin will hold plenty of appeal.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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The Tesla Model S is one of the most talked-about models in the electric car market. For early EV adopters who want to get noticed a combination of searing acceleration and a hi-tech cabin will hold plenty of appeal. A Model X SUV is also on sale, along with the cheaper and relatively affordable Model 3. Prices range from around £78,000 to almost £93,000 for the Model S Performance.
The Tesla Model S remains one of the most convincing EVs you can buy. This entry-level 75D model is certainly the pick of the line-up. It has nearly as much range as its significantly more expensive siblings. It is almost as fast and keeps all the best attributes of the Model S intact.
The latest Model S is fundamentally similar to the car that was launched more than five years ago, yet in many ways it is substantially better. With greater range and efficiency, improved comfort and sharper dynamics than before, it remains an accomplished electric car. The Model S's stiffest competition comes from within; the smaller Model 3 offers 95% of what the S does, but for a fraction of the price.
Since 2020, battery capacities no longer quoted. Long Range Plus hits 155mph after getting to 60mph in 3.7 seconds. Performance model has what Tesla describes as ‘European’ handling. Supercharging that's Tesla's USP, and it's free for life for Model S owners.
The twin-engined, 691bhp Tesla Model S P85D is one of the very few cars to have a distinct and not entirely pleasant effect on your anatomy. It feels even faster than the Veyron because of the way it gets from standstill to 30mph or so: pretty much instantly, as far as I could tell, accompanied only by the usual Tesla whoosh.
£82,400 flagship Model S gets a 90kWh battery pack, stored along the spine of the chassis. Pay an extra £8300 and you get an uprated smart fuse, complete with its own lithium-ion power source and electronics. The results are that rocketship demolition of 0-62mph, a quarter-mile in 10.9sec and a v-max of 155mph, up 20%.
Reviewers from Carwow have found the following[***]:
The Tesla Model S is an all-electric executive saloon that combines amazing performance with zero tailpipe emissions. Compared with the likes of the petrol- and diesel-powered Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6, it is like a Fender Stratocaster with a massive amplifier in the company of acoustic guitars. The Model S has a huge 17-inch touch-screen display that controls pretty much all of the Model S's functions.
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The new Tesla Model S Long Range has an amazing 370 miles of range. New suspension, a new motor and all sorts of wonderful new software updates bring it all together. The scoot to 60 in 3.7 seconds is impressive, but as ever with EVs it doesn't tell the story. For a car that starts at $85,000, the interior is sadly deficient.
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- 2. ^ Tesla Model S 75D 2018 review. Autoexpress. 03 August 2018. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ New Tesla Model S Long Range 2019 review . Autoexpress. 09 August 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ Tesla Model S review: Still the king of the hill?. Carmagazine. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ Tesla Model S P85D (2015) review. Carmagazine. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 6. ^ Tesla Model S P90D (2015) review. Carmagazine. 06 October 2015. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 7. ^ Tesla Model S Review. Carwow. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 8. ^ 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range review: Familiar, yet oh so much better. Cnet. 01 July 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
- **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
- ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.