2019 Tesla Model S vs. Its Competition

2019 Tesla Model S
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Tesla Model X is the electric vehicle maker’s equivalent electric crossover model; but with its complex Falcon Wing doors and a profile that some might find ungainly, it’s not as universally appealing as the Model S.

The Jaguar I-Pace is considerably smaller, although more shoppers might appreciate its somewhat taller crossover shape.

The Audi e-tron is larger and is designed and configured to fit in alongside the rest of the German brand’s models.

The Porsche Taycan is a long-anticipated model that might prove to be the most direct rival yet to the Model S; Porsche plans strong performance for its upcoming Taycan sedan, which will run on an 800-volt architecture that should allow it to charge faster than the Model S.

It could also be argued that the Model S takes on existing gasoline-power sport sedans and flagships, like the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class or E-Class.

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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.
8.0
The 2019 Audi e-tron is the way for families to go fully electric in a familiar and very luxurious package.
7.6
The 2019 BMW 7-Series is a flagship luxury sedan in the way they used to be: leather everywhere, big power, excellent options.
9.4
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    
$76,000$74,800$83,650$69,500$82,000
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine    
ElectricElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6ElectricElectric
EPA Class    
Large CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/A
Style Name    
75D AWD *Ltd Avail*Premium Plus quattro740i SedanS AWD75D AWD *Ltd Avail*
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All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
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Hatchbackquattro Sport UtilitySedanSport UtilitySport Utility
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AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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