2020 Tesla Model S vs. Its Competition

2020 Tesla Model S
Anthony Sophinos Anthony Sophinos Contributor

The Model S without any competition.

That is finally changing as established automakers are storming in with new cars.

The most direct competitor is from Stuttgart.

The 2020 Porsche Taycan is a killer sports sedan and blends the best design, performance, and heritage into one ultra-modern product.

Audi’s premium electric E-Tron SU wears a very conservative style, which might make it a popular choice among those not trying to be flashy trendsetters.

A more flamboyant choice is the Jaguar I-Pace crossover.

It wears a great racy body and has a practical cab-forward design.

The whole package is spacious and well-appointed.

The BMW 7-Series is a bona fide luxury hauler—but it's not electric.

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Quick Specs
8.0
Growing old though it is, the Tesla Model S still looks and feels as fresh as when it first debuted eight years ago.
7.8
The 2020 BMW 7-Series has a much bigger grille, but behind it is a posh, powerful, thirsty luxury sedan that’s loaded with tech.
9.0
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace offers prestige, performance, and a practical body—it hits the current EV target, head-on.
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.
7.7
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     
$79,990$86,450$69,850$103,800$74,800$81,000
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6ElectricElectricElectricElectric
EPA Class     
Large CarsLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/A
Style Name     
Long Range AWD740i SedanS AWD4S SedanPremium Plus quattroStandard Range AWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
All WheelRear Wheel DriveAll WheelAll WheelAll WheelAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
555455
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanSport UtilitySedanquattro Sport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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