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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
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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
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Sub-Compact NA
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 - TBD -
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 NA
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.0
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 245/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 245/45R19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3435 4647
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine Type Gas V6 Electric
Fuel System Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 325
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 362 @ 6000
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 88 (2012)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 89 (2012)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 90 (2012)
Battery Range (mi) - 160
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250 Tesla Model S
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
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
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