Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2013 Lexus IS 250 vs 2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Lexus IS 250 Change
2013 Tesla Model S Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Drivetrain

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
4-Door Sedan
Switch Style

Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,611
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,065
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$584 / month
$1165 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact NA
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 94.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 196.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 116.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 77.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.45 x - TBD - 14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - 14.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.0
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.91 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 245/45R19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 245/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3435 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 362 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Electric
Fuel System Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 325
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 90 (2012)
Battery Range (mi) - 160
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 88 (2012)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 89 (2012)
Transmission
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.713 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.168 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.060 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.909 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.582 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.538 9.73
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.404 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250 Tesla Model S
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.