2019 Tesla Model S vs. Its Competition

2019 Tesla Model S
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The low-price Model S is gone.

If it must be a Tesla and you don’t need all-wheel drive or don’t have six figures, consider a Model 3.

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Quick Specs
7.8
Though the Model 3 is all the rage, the larger 2019 Tesla Model S remains a stunning achievement and design trendsetter, albeit somewhat dated in the details.
8.8
The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the benchmark for electric-car performance.
8.7
The 2019 Audi E-Tron is the way for families to go fully electric in a familiar and very luxurious package.
7.8
The 2019 BMW 7-Series is a flagship luxury sedan in the way they used to be: leather everywhere, big power, excellent options.
9.0
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace tackles the Tesla question with a direct challenge: It's a better-looking Model X rival with a more traditional kind of prestige attached.
7.7
The 2019 Tesla Model X is no longer the only all-electric SUV you can buy this year. It’s swift, pleasant to travel in, and relatively practical, save for its somewhat silly doors.
MSRP From     
$75,000$103,800$74,800$83,650$69,500$81,000
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricElectricElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6ElectricElectric
EPA Class     
Large CarsMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/A
Style Name     
Standard Range AWD *Ltd Avail*4S SedanPremium Plus quattro740i SedanS AWDStandard Range AWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
545555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanquattro Sport UtilitySedanSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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