2020 Tesla Model S AWD

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  • 4-door Large Passenger Car
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $69,420.00
  • Invoice: $0.00
  • Hwy MPG: N/A mpg
  • City MPG: N/A mpg

pros

All-electric drivetrain; luxurious interior with plenty of space; great performance; stylish looks; competitive pricing

model highlights

The Tesla Model S lineup has been trimmed somewhat in recent years. There are only two basic versions for 2020, a 'Long Range' model and a Performance model. Long Range models are of offer an unbeatable all-electric range of 373 miles, yet do 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The Performance trim sacrifices some range for maximum horsepower, cutting that time down to an astonishing 2.4 seconds. All Model S trims handle astonishingly well, thanks to an extremely low center of gravity, made possible by the low, flat battery pack stored under the floor. All trims are all-wheel drive.

The driver interface of the Model S is as groundbreaking and unconventional as the rest of the car. Where traditional design is to offer a vast array of buttons and knobs on the dashboard and between the front seats, the Model S simply has a huge 17-inch capacitive touchscreen. All of the media, communication, infotainment and in-cabin controls function through this screen, resulting in an uncluttered interior.

The standard feature list is extensive on the Model S and includes 19-inch wheels, a 200-watt stereo system, Alcantara headliner, driver seat detection sensor for start/stop functionality, LED map and rear reading lights, Wi-Fi readiness and a 17-inch touchscreen in the dashboard. The options list is also quite lengthy. A variety of charging options are available, including a twin charging system to help reduce charging times, as well as access to Tesla's "Supercharger" network, the infrastructure Tesla is currently building all around the United States. Tesla claims that a Supercharger station can give the Model S a 50-percent charge in just half an hour.

Other interesting options include a glass panoramic sunroof, two rear-facing jump seats, a 580-watt stereo and 21-inch wheels. An optional tech package consists of xenon lights, memory seats, a power rear lift gate, keyless entry, a high-definition back up camera, GPS navigation and electrochromic side mirrors.

Tesla has also done its best to make sure that the Model S is an extremely safe vehicle. The batteries are spread out beneath the floor of the car, actually helping to improve chassis stiffness while simultaneously lowering the center of gravity. Tesla was also able to design a front crumple zone unhindered by the need to fit an engine in the front of the car, further improving safety. Of course, safety features such as anti-lock brakes and traction control are standard, as are eight airbags.

model news

Since its introduction in mid-2012, the Tesla Model S has forced the industry to rethink the luxury car segment. Rather than adhering to traditional model years, Tesla makes running changes as needed throughout the calendar year. One of the most recent changes to the Model S in 2020 involved revisions to the drivetrain intended to make big improvements to overall range. For 2020, all Model S models should be able to go for more than 300 miles on a single charge.

value writeup

A big challenge with electric vehicles has always been range. Tesla has dealt with this by employing bigger and better batteries than ever been seen before in electric vehicles. Even with the smallest batteries in its most basic trim, Tesla claims a 300-plus-mile range for the Model S, easily besting the range of any of its potential competitors. Beyond the drivetrain though, the Model S is a competent luxury car with impressive performance. There is plenty of room both inside the passenger cabin and in the trunk, making the Model S spacious and practical. Model S ownership begins under $80,000, making it comparable to many large European luxury sedans, and while the Model S matches most of these sedans in terms of luxury and performance, it also offers environmental benefits and cutting-edge technology unmatched in any category.

Exterior Color

Red Multi-Coat
Manufacturer's Color Code: RED

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black
  • Cream

Exterior Color

Deep Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: DBMET

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black
  • Cream

Exterior Color

Solid Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: SOLB

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black
  • Cream

Exterior Color

Midnight Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: MSMET

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black
  • Cream

Exterior Color

Pearl White Multi-Coat
Manufacturer's Color Code: SPW

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black
  • Cream

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year N/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 8.28
Reverse Ratio (:1) N/A
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.73
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy N/A
Cruising Range - City N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 121
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 117
Battery Range 402 mi
Engine
Engine Type Electric
Displacement N/A
Fuel System N/A
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM N/A
SAE Net Torque @ RPM N/A
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 94 ft³
Front Head Room 38.8 in
Front Leg Room 42.7 in
Front Shoulder Room 57.7 in
Front Hip Room 55 in
Second Head Room 35.3 in
Second Leg Room 35.4 in
Second Shoulder Room 55 in
Second Hip Room 54.7 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 116.5 in
Length, Overall 196 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 77.3 in
Height, Overall 56.9 in
Track Width, Front 65.4 in
Track Width, Rear 66.9 in
Min Ground Clearance 4.6 in
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up 26.3 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down 58.1 ft³
Trunk Volume N/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4883 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Size P245/45WR19
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 19 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 19 X 8 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 14 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 14.4 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
8 Years/Unlimited Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: Not Rated

Overall Side Crash Rating: Not Rated


Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 5.70%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

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