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2013 Tesla Model S

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  2013 Tesla Model S 2013 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Side Exterior View
Invoice N/A $37,579
N/A 35/40
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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. Read Full Review If you can afford it, the 2013 Chevrolet Volt is one of only a handful of plug-in hybrids on the market, and among the best. Read Full Review
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  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Lots of space for people, cargo
  • Hatchback offers versatility
  • Pay for the electric range you want
  • A monumental achievement


  • Tesla still has to survive
  • Touchscreen-only minor controls
  • Kids only as rearmost passengers
  • Not yet rated for crash safety
  • Lacks some luxury features


  • Zero emissions, zero range anxiety
  • Sporty acceleration, quiet ride
  • Stylish, modern interior
  • A real car through and through
  • Long battery-pack warranty


  • Styling not to everyone's taste
  • High-priced despite incentives
  • Premium fuel recommended
  • 'Only' 37 mpg running on gasoline
  • Mundane Chevy marketing
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