Used Tesla Model S 2014-present review

Category: Electric car

Section: Alternatives

Used Tesla Model S 14-present
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  • Used Tesla Model S 14-present
  • 7 reasons to buy a Tesla Model S
  • Used Tesla Model S 14-present
  • Used Tesla Model S 14-present
  • Used Tesla Model S 14-present
  • Used Tesla Model S 14-present
  • 2020 Tesla Model S touchscreen
  • Tesla Model S rear seats

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Tesla Model S hatchback?

Among conventionally powered rivals, the Porsche Panamera comes pretty close in terms of luxury and prestige. The 4 E-Hybrid model has strong performance, is superbly built, has plenty of space for four and will impress the neighbours. The electric range is comparatively short, though, and the petrol engine is thirsty.

The conventional Audi Q7 can seat seven, like the Model S, whereas the Q7 e-tron version has only five seats. The e-tron is a plug-in hybrid and not a fully electric car. It’s remarkably refined and has lively performance and a comfortable ride. The regular Q7 is capacious and practical, too.

Overview

The Tesla Model S is both desirable and capable. A poor reliability record lets it down, though

  • Staggering performance
  • Impressive range for an electric car
  • Seating for up to seven
  • Pricey to insure and to buy
  • Charging infrastructure still may not work for everyone across the country
  • Interior quality
  • Poor reliability record