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Tesla Model S Review Rundown

TeslaPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Impressive acceleration
  • High-quality interior
  • Huge range
Cons**
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Autopilot is a controversial feature

Summary

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.

Rundown

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Tesla Model S is a car that people have wanted to own ever since it was launched in 2014. At the top of the range, the Model S Performance enables maximum acceleration, with a claimed 0-60mph time of 2.3 seconds. The Long Range variant is no slouch either, with the added ability to cover slightly more ground on a single charge. The Model S also benefits from a hi-tech interior, dominated by a vast 17-inch TFT portrait screen that controls all interior functions. Other features include WiFi connectivity - which allows over-the-air software updates of the assorted tech on board.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful all-electric powertrain
  • Impressive range
  • Excellent range
Cons[**]
  • Expensive compared to rivals

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
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.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Superb range
Cons[**]
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • No in-car functions

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive range and efficiency
  • More agile than the Model 3
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • No over-the-air updates

carmagazine[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
V3 Supercharging reduces charging times by an average of 50%. Tesla claims the new high-speed ultra-rapid chargers could add as much range as 1000 miles per hour. Both Model S models get air suspension which results in relatively supple, forgiving ride quality. Autopilot works well once you've been through a lengthy period of acclimatisation.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic performance
  • Supercharged Supercharging
  • Superb infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Slightly fiddly to use

carmagazine[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
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. I've driven it, but I felt the effect most strongly as a passenger. From any of its seven possible seats, the Tesla feels even faster than the Veyron because of the way it gets from standstill to 30mph.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • The fastest four-wheel-drive system in the world
  • Superb ride and handling
Cons[**]
  • It’s not as fast as the Veyron
  • You can’t change gear for you

carmagazine[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 98%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following[***]:
£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%.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Impressive range
  • Powerful all-wheel drive
Cons[**]
  • Ludicrous mode isn’t for everyone

carwow[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb performance
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Impressive range
Cons[**]
  • No automatic gearbox
  • No starter button or hand brake

cnet[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 90%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The Model S was always a comfortable car, but it never really felt comfortable being pushed. The new suspension and tires offer both substantially improved ride quality and more rewarding handling. The Model S's stiffest competition comes from in-house, in the form of its sibling the Model 3 Long Range.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Impressive range
  • New suspension and tires
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Not the best handling
  • Not the most fun to drive

References

1. ^ Tesla Model S review. autoexpress. 2020-07-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Tesla Model S 75D 2018 review. autoexpress. 2018-08-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New Tesla Model S Long Range 2019 review . autoexpress. 2019-08-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Tesla Model S review: Still the king of the hill?. carmagazine. 2020-12-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Tesla Model S P85D (2015) review. carmagazine. 2015-01-23 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Tesla Model S P90D (2015) review. carmagazine. 2015-10-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Tesla Model S Review. carwow. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. 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.
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