2022 Lucid Air vs. Its Competition

2022 Lucid Air
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

We haven’t driven the refreshed Tesla Model S and its yoke for a steering wheel, but its interior appointments haven’t matched rival luxury entries.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS wows by covering the entire dash with screens, and it has a cabin that feels every bit as luxurious as other high-end Mercedes models.

The Porsche Taycan has sports-car styling, although its cabin isn’t as spacious.

The related Audi E-Tron GT has a cabin that feels more luxurious.

Neither the Taycan nor the E-Tron GT measure up anywhere close to the range offered by the Air, the Model S, or the EQS.

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