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2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Nissan Leaf

  2013 Tesla Model S 2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013
MSRP
$69,900
$28,800
Invoice N/A $26,986
MPG
City/Highway
N/A N/A
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 The 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Sleek, attractive design
  • Lots of space for people, cargo
  • Hatchback offers versatility
  • Pay for the electric range you want
  • A monumental achievement

Dislikes:

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

Likes:

  • World's highest-volume battery electric car
  • Striking, futuristic styling
  • Smooth, quiet electric motor
  • Can seat five (unlike the Volt)
  • Lavish financial incentives

Dislikes:

  • Real-world range of 50 to 80 miles
  • Numb, appliance-like steering and handling
  • Knees-up seating in rear seat
  • Styling is remarkably polarizing
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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